I have a 64GB Nexus 6P, I was running CM 13-official (Marshmallow).

I AM having the battery/shutdown failure we’ve talked about:

Your 6P is sick? And yours? And Yours? And YOURS? AND YOURS? MINE TOO!
Your Nexus 6P is STILL sick? MINE TOO! Over 2000 users reported to Google so far!

It was sitting on my desk while I was working on my laptop today and it rebooted next to me, I assumed it was the battery (again), but it just boot-looped the google screen. Nothing was worked. I have fastboot; I have no recovery so no adb.

There is a growing thread at XDA-Developers: Boot loop of death on Nexus 6P

My contribution:


  1. tried unlock & lock (got corrupt, unlocked to flash)
  2. tried flashing TWRP (no error, no recovery on reboot)
  3. flashed AOSP recovery (no error, no recovery on reboot)
  4. flash-all from https://developers.google.com/android/images (no recovery, no boot, boot loop)
  5. manual flash of AOSP [/r/Android/comments/49lcfb/psa_when_updating_nexus_devices_via_fastboot_make]
  6. android, update all sdk and platform tools
  7. try above again

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot –version
fastboot version 0e9850346394-android

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ Fastboot getvar cid
< waiting for any device >
aaacid:
finished. total time: 0.011s

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot oem get_identifier_token

FAILED (remote: unknown command)
finished. total time: 0.004s

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase system
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition?
erasing ‘system’…
OKAY [ 0.478s]
finished. total time: 0.478s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase data
erasing ‘data’…
[B]FAILED (remote: Permission denied!)[/B]
finished. total time: 0.019s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase cache
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition?
erasing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.033s]
finished. total time: 0.033s

BOOT LOOP, no recovery, Permission denied, maybe eMMC?

tyr:/data/Android/N6P benc$ fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.3-0-angler.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘recovery’ (16960 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.385s]
writing ‘recovery’…
OKAY [ 0.574s]
finished. total time: 0.959s

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ ./flash-all.sh | tee ./N6P_flash_all.txt
< waiting for any device >
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘bootloader’ (3532 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.102s]
writing ‘bootloader’…
OKAY [ 0.253s]
finished. total time: 0.354s
rebooting into bootloader…
OKAY [ 0.604s]
finished. total time: 0.604s
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘radio’ (48728 KB)…
OKAY [ 1.074s]
writing ‘radio’…
OKAY [ 3.028s]
finished. total time: 4.102s
rebooting into bootloader…
OKAY [ 0.009s]
finished. total time: 0.009s
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
archive does not contain ‘boot.sig’
archive does not contain ‘recovery.sig’
archive does not contain ‘system.sig’
archive does not contain ‘vendor.sig’
wiping userdata…
wiping cache…
——————————————–
Bootloader Version…: angler-03.64
Baseband Version…..: angler-03.79
Serial Number……..: 8XV7N15A070XXXXX
——————————————–
checking product…
OKAY [ 0.020s]
checking version-bootloader…
OKAY [ 0.021s]
checking version-baseband…
OKAY [ 0.019s]
sending ‘boot’ (12369 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.309s]
writing ‘boot’…
OKAY [ 1.086s]
sending ‘recovery’ (17905 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.415s]
writing ‘recovery’…
OKAY [ 0.263s]
erasing ‘system’…
OKAY [ 0.055s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 1/6 (483305 KB)…
OKAY [ 12.984s]
writing ‘system’ 1/6…
OKAY [ 6.950s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 2/6 (483272 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.703s]
writing ‘system’ 2/6…
OKAY [ 7.010s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 3/6 (483325 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.513s]
writing ‘system’ 3/6…
OKAY [ 6.871s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 4/6 (473224 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.281s]
writing ‘system’ 4/6…
OKAY [ 8.098s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 5/6 (478331 KB)…
OKAY [ 12.596s]
writing ‘system’ 5/6…
OKAY [ 17.787s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 6/6 (354215 KB)…
OKAY [ 9.164s]
writing ‘system’ 6/6…
OKAY [ 20.153s]
sending ‘vendor’ (199296 KB)…
OKAY [ 4.345s]
writing ‘vendor’…
OKAY [ 11.394s]
erasing ‘userdata’…
OKAY [ 9.744s]
sending ‘userdata’ (141002 KB)…
OKAY [ 3.059s]
writing ‘userdata’…
OKAY [ 2.144s]
erasing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.058s]
sending ‘cache’ (5752 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.153s]
writing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.107s]
rebooting…

finished. total time: 175.377s
Creating filesystem with parameters:
Size: 58688266240
Block size: 4096
Blocks per group: 32768
Inodes per group: 8192
Inode size: 256
Journal blocks: 32768
Label:
Blocks: 14328190
Block groups: 438
Reserved block group size: 1024
Created filesystem with 11/3588096 inodes and 271280/14328190 blocks
Creating filesystem with parameters:
Size: 104857600
Block size: 4096
Blocks per group: 32768
Inodes per group: 6400
Inode size: 256
Journal blocks: 1024
Label:
Blocks: 25600
Block groups: 1
Reserved block group size: 7
Created filesystem with 11/6400 inodes and 1438/25600 blocks
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flashing lock

(bootloader) Please select ‘YES’ on screen if you want to continue…
(bootloader) Locking bootloader…
(bootloader) Locked!
OKAY [ 4.466s]
finished. total time: 4.466s

BOOT LOOP, no recovery

Manual install, “fastboot erase && fastboot flash” from [/r/Android/comments/49lcfb/psa_when_updating_nexus_devices_via_fastboot_make]

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase boot
erasing ‘boot’…
OKAY [ 0.033s]
finished. total time: 0.033s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase cache
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition?
erasing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.027s]
finished. total time: 0.027s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase recovery
erasing ‘recovery’…
OKAY [ 0.031s]
finished. total time: 0.031s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase system
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition?
erasing ‘system’…
OKAY [ 0.646s]
finished. total time: 0.646s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash system system.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
erasing ‘system’…
OKAY [ 0.138s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 1/6 (483305 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.110s]
writing ‘system’ 1/6…
OKAY [ 7.578s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 2/6 (483272 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.435s]
writing ‘system’ 2/6…
OKAY [ 7.035s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 3/6 (483325 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.039s]
writing ‘system’ 3/6…
OKAY [ 6.864s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 4/6 (473224 KB)…
OKAY [ 12.968s]
writing ‘system’ 4/6…
OKAY [ 6.944s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 5/6 (478331 KB)…
OKAY [ 13.040s]
writing ‘system’ 5/6…
OKAY [ 6.966s]
sending sparse ‘system’ 6/6 (354215 KB)…
OKAY [ 9.524s]
writing ‘system’ 6/6…
OKAY [ 5.105s]
finished. total time: 115.745s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash boot boot.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘boot’ (12369 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.317s]
writing ‘boot’…
OKAY [ 0.201s]
finished. total time: 0.518s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘recovery’ (17905 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.406s]
writing ‘recovery’…
OKAY [ 0.265s]
finished. total time: 0.671s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash cache cache.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
erasing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.025s]
sending ‘cache’ (5752 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.153s]
writing ‘cache’…
OKAY [ 0.109s]
finished. total time: 0.287s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
sending ‘vendor’ (199296 KB)…
OKAY [ 4.311s]
writing ‘vendor’…
OKAY [ 3.234s]
finished. total time: 7.545s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot erase userdata
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this ext4 partition?
erasing ‘userdata’…
OKAY [ 1.021s]
finished. total time: 1.021s
tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
target reported max download size of 494927872 bytes
erasing ‘userdata’…
OKAY [ 0.378s]
sending ‘userdata’ (138945 KB)…
OKAY [ 3.015s]
writing ‘userdata’…
OKAY [ 1.973s]
finished. total time: 5.366s

BOOT LOOP, no recovery

tyr:/data/Android/N6P/angler-n4f26j benc$ fastboot getvar cid

cid:
finished. total time: 0.019s

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