I think I've bricked my Nexus 6. Every time I turn it on, the teamwin (TWRP) splash screen keeps literally flashing on and off. I would be able to flash a stock system on but I can't due to the fact that the bootloader oem is locked. I have no clue what to do as my knowledge in this is limited. Does anyone have any suggestions as how I could possibly unlock the bootloader? I have found no way to get into android and get into developer options to allow it.

  • Better ask in XDA: forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6
    – Gokul NC
    Dec 16, 2015 at 6:14
  • Have you tried to unlock the bootloader via fastboot? Dec 19, 2015 at 1:56
  • @PaulRatazzi This should work, providing the 'Enable OEM Unlock' option is enabled under Developer Options. Note that doing this will wipe all user data on the device.
    – LJD200
    Jan 24, 2016 at 13:49

2 Answers 2


If you installed/flashed from your SD card, try to use a new one with your stock ROM in zip form(including stock recovery). Or try a riskier method and try to use Odin3 but you need to prep all files before the screen turns on again, but make sure you have the right files(NOTE: you will have between 15-25 seconds to do this).

  • Only Samsung devices use Odin.
    – Andy Yan
    Dec 7, 2016 at 0:21

If you can get to the Boot Loader, then everything's fine.

  1. Install ADB
  2. fastboot flashing unlock
  3. Flash Factory Image

If you can get to TWRP Recovery, try accessing ADB Sideload

  1. Install ADB
  2. Flash OTA Image

OEM Unlocking :

  • If someone has enough reputation, please add the https://i.stack.imgur.com/aVGGa.png as a link! Thanks!
    – Nato Boram
    Dec 6, 2016 at 17:23
  • Done. Problem with your answer is, OP states his device is stuck in a recovery loop, and can't power on into the OS, which means no way to turn on that switch.
    – Andy Yan
    Dec 7, 2016 at 0:21
  • @AndyYan As a link! Not as an image! Yeah, boot loops are very frustrating since they involve either finding a way to not loop and get to the boot loader or replacing the motherboard.
    – Nato Boram
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:12
  • Uh, why a link? It's an image uploaded to SE, and the content is very relevant to your answer...
    – Andy Yan
    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:59
  • @AndyYan Oh, I just thought that it wasn't relevant enough, but thanks!
    – Nato Boram
    Dec 15, 2016 at 20:35

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