After the problem I had on my Nexus 7 and the wipe data test, my tables was always locked on the boot image.
So, the second thing (and I think the last one too) I could test, was a complete reinstallation of the rom.
Before going ahead, you need a computer with the Android SDK installed and the platform-tool folder in the class path of your machine (means you can run, for example, fast boot from everywhere).
- Download the factory image for your nexus device from here: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
I suppose the same thing should work for any other device if you can retrieve the factory ROM.
- Reboot your device into fastboot menu (as I described here)
- Enter in the ROM folder you downloaded, where you should have the script to reinstall it (flash-all.sh or flash-all.bat)
- Execute the script and you should see on the screen a question asking you if you want to unlock the boot loader (you must unlock it to install the stock ROM)
- On your computer screen you can follow the ROM installation log. When procedure ends (if no problem occurred) your device will be automatically boot.
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Even if I never “hacked” my Nexus device after some month (I suppose due to application installation), my device crashes and, after reboot, i was stuck on Google boot image.
I try to leave it an hour booting with no success. So… factory reset.
Yes, but… how I can run a factory reset for a crashed device? Reading online there are some forum posts with combination that I honestly didn’t understand.
Here the combination I tested many time to wipe your device:
- Reboot your device pressing Power Button + Sound Down Button, at the same time until you can see the fast boot menu
- Using volume buttons move to Recovery Mode menu and then start it using the power button
- Your Nexus 7 will reboot and, after a while, you should see the android robot with a red exclamation mark and the information no data on the screen.
- Here press Power Button + Sound Up Button at the same time for about 2 seconds and then release the two buttons at the same time. Recovery menu should appear
- Here you can choose, moving into menu with the sound buttons, the Wipe Data menu (and if you want Wipe Cache)
- At the end you have a Reboot entry into menu to restart your device.
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A useful thing you can do with an Android phone, that is actually impossible even to imagine on the iPhone, is to control it from your computer.
Two tools I tested to do this are: AIrDroid and Kies Air.
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A thing I used on my iPhone was the streaming of my photo, video and music on my media server (for me wasn’t an Apple TV but an XBMC on a RaspberryPi) using Airplay. So when I switched to Android I directly look to do the same. Naturally, knowing Android is an “open” system, it wasn’t to difficult to find the way to do it.
First of all we need to say we can’t stream AirPlay using the embedded android tools. Airplay is (normally) an Apple proprietary protocol and system, so you (normally) should use Apple hardware — (Read more)