Learn to Fix Android N Bootloop Issue on Nexus 5X
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:
- For the start, you have to download the Android N OTA update zip file for your Nexus 5X handset by entering here;
- My advice is to rename the downloaded zip file to ‘update.zip’ to make things easier;
- Transfer the file in the ADB installation directory (you can find it into C -> Users ->User – ADB);
- Then, turn off the phone;
- 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;
- Then select ‘Recovery mode’ and confirm it by Power button;
- When an exclamation mark appears, press Power button and then press Volume down or up button)
- Now, you must select the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option;
- When the factory reset is completed, select ‘Apply update from ADB’ in recovery;
- Connect your device to PC via the fully functional and preferably original USB cord;
- 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’;
- In the command prompt, issue this command: adb devices;
- Wait for all the files to be installed. Once done, reboot the phone by selecting ‘Reboot system now’ in your phone;
- If your device is listed, enter this command in the command prompt and press the Enter key: adb sideload update.zip;
- 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.