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Nexus 4 stuck on Lollipop 5.0 boot animation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by clarkec321, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Flashed my Nexus 7 2013 to 5.0 yesterday with WugFresh's NRT and everything worked fine, today I've tried my Nexus 4 but am stuck at boot animation.

    Have tried reflashing with soft-bricked/bootloop option selected but still stuck.

  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    How long are you giving it to boot up. Sometimes the initial boot can take quite a long time. I think my Nexus 5 took close to 20 minutes to boot.
  3. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    At least that long, probably 30mins on the reflash
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Try flashing the 4.4.4 image to get the device backup and running with fresh partitions, and then try again. If that doesn't work, the best option would likely to be to flash back to 4.4.4 and try the ota file either when you get it or via adb sideload once it is captured.
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  5. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, will try later tonight.
  6. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Although not sure that's possible without USB debugging enabled because of the state it's in, unless it is somehow enabled
  7. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker

    You're right, you would need debugging enabled.

    When I flashed the factory image on my N7, it was taking AGES to boot... got fed up, so I held the power button in and turned it off n on again. Sure enough, went to boot animation, then quickly started on the "Upgrading Android" box, before kicking straight in :D
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  8. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Basically I'm left with a brick then because I can't reflashing because USB debugging isn't enabled when it's stuck on boot animation :(
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    USB debugging isn't required for flashing via fastboot, only for using ADB. Flashing the factory image requires fastboot so you should be fine.
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  10. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    Did you do a clean flash or dirty flash? If you took the -w out, you might need to clear the cache and user data. It means a full wipe, but it seems to be the fix for a lot of people.
  11. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Full wipe within NRT

    Tried going back to flashing 4.4.4 and that is also stuck in boot animation.

    Not sure what to do, can only get to boot animation in both 4.4.4 & 5.0
  12. mikec628

    mikec628 Member

    I allso had this problem. I flashed by Wugs tool kit. Stuck in the boot animation. I used the tool kit in advanced utilities. Then flashed temp costume recovery. I then went to wipe and wiped the dalvik cache and cache. It took about 5 mins to boot up and start the android update. Hope this helps.
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  13. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks so much, this worked


    NRT > Advanced Utilities > Boot Temporary Custom Recovery

    Then on N4 when it booted to that: Wipe > Wipe Dalvik Cache & Cache > Reboot/Restart > System

    And after 5-10mins it booted to beautiful, delicious Lollipop!

    Thanks everyone for suggestions & help!

  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Interesting ... since Lollipop doesn't use Dalvik any longer.
  15. mikec628

    mikec628 Member

    It may be a useless wipe but I did any way.
  16. mikec628

    mikec628 Member

    I just seen Wugs updated the tool kit so that problem may be fixed now. When I flashed yesterday morning there was no option for 5.0. Its showing in the tool kit now on 1.9.7
  17. clarkec321

    clarkec321 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    1.9.7 came live during my troubles so I tried both 4.4.4 & 5.0 again with that version & was still stuck on boot animation, but the above wipe was what did the trick
  18. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Extreme Android User

    I panic also but seen the words saying factory reset . Blood began to flow again :eek::D
  19. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Wugs must be making more Lollipop related changes to the tool kit.

    v 1.9.8 is out now.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl

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The Nexus 4 release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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