I tried doing a factory reset on my Nexus 6 and the device got stuck in "Erasing". All I am able to do now is enter fastboot flash mode but none of the options work as the boot loader is locked.

Tried flashing with a factory image from here but that too failed because the device is locked.

Bootloader Version...: moto-apq8084-72.01
Baseband Version.....: D4.01-9625-05.42+FSG-9625-02.113
Serial Number........: ZX1G524DKM
checking product...
OKAY [  0.002s]
checking version-bootloader...
OKAY [  0.002s]
checking version-baseband...
OKAY [  0.003s]
sending 'boot' (8485 KB)...
OKAY [  0.268s]
writing 'boot'...
(bootloader) Not allowed in LOCKED state!
FAILED (remote failure)
finished. total time: 0.287s
  • Screwed device with locked bootloader basically means sending for repair.
    – Andy Yan
    Apr 22, 2017 at 10:48
  • Try unlocking the bootloader if your rooted
    – Ryan Noles
    Apr 24, 2017 at 2:47

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I left it out on charge overnight and it resolved itself. When I did the initial reset, the battery was on full charge so it never occurred to me that it could be a problem.

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