Learn to Fix Android N Bootloop Issue on Nexus 5X

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Has your Nexus 5X also got stuck on its startup screen and cannot load past its logo? Well, I am sure of the fact that you were thrilled when Google started to roll out the latest Android N OTA (over the air) update for Nexus 5X owners who applied to the Android Beta Program, but now, many of them are in the same situation as you: it seems that the smartphone is facing the annoying bootloop issue after applying the OTA update.

Don’t you think that it’s time to fix the Android N Bootloop issue and regain control over your Nexus 5X? The procedure has only a few special requirements, so don’t hesitate to keep on reading.

No, I am not talking about an unlocked bootloader, but you must only download the Android N OTA update file and sideload it on your Nexus device with the help of the steps from below. For that to happen, you must have a working ADB on your computer and the device’s USB drivers installed on the computer. Aren’t these a problem?

Then, you are good to go:

Learn to Fix Android N Bootloop Issue on Nexus 5X:

  1. For the start, you have to download the Android N OTA update zip file for your Nexus 5X handset by entering here;
  2. My advice is to rename the downloaded zip file to ‘update.zip’ to make things easier;
  3. Transfer the file in the ADB installation directory (you can find it into C -> Users ->User – ADB);
  4. Then, turn off the phone;
  5. Boot it into Recovery mode by holding down the very same set of keys that you are used to: the Power and Volume down buttons;
  6. Then select ‘Recovery mode’ and confirm it by Power button;
  7. When an exclamation mark appears, press Power button and then press Volume down or up button)
  8. Now, you must select the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option;
  9. When the factory reset is completed, select ‘Apply update from ADB’ in recovery;
  10. Connect your device to PC via the fully functional and preferably original USB cord;
  11. Go to the ADB folder and launch a command prompt window there. For that to happen, just press the Shift key, right click and choose ‘open command prompt window here’;
  12. In the command prompt, issue this command: adb devices;
  13. Wait for all the files to be installed. Once done, reboot the phone by selecting ‘Reboot system now’ in your phone;
  14. If your device is listed, enter this command in the command prompt and press the Enter key: adb sideload update.zip;
  15. Have patience while all the files are being installed. Then, you have to reboot the phone.

Also read how you can Install and Run Android N on Windows PC and if you haven’t done that already, see how you can Manually Install Android N Developer Preview Factory Image on any Nexus powered device.

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.