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For those of you who might have bricked your Nexus 10 or want to return your Nexus 10 completely back to a factory firmware, here’s how to unroot/unbrick your Nexus 10 completely back to factory firmware. You can do this on Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Step 1. Hold down Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down button together for about 20 seconds until your Nexus 10 reboots into fastboot bootloader mode.
Step 2. Connect a microUSB cable from your Nexus 10 to your computer.
Step 3. Next, download stock firmware and uncompress. (You can use 7zip or Alzip)
Download Stock firmware for Nexus 10
Step 4. Make sure you have drivers installed for Windows (Skip this step if you have Linux or Mac, no drivers needed), you should see something like “Android Bootloader Interface”. If you see “Android 1.0” instead, update the drivers with these drivers.
Step 5. Next download fastboot.zip and unzip. You should get a directory called fastboot with a bunch of files in it.
Step 6. Copy any files ending in “.img” or “.zip” from the firmware folder to the fastboot folder.
Step 7. Open a command prompt/terminal then type:
For Windows, type: (XXX may depend on the stock firmware)
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
fastboot flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
fastboot -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip
For Mac OSX, type: (XXX may depend on the stock firmware)
./fastboot-mac flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
./fastboot-mac flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
./fastboot-mac -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip
For Linux, type: (XXX may depend on the stock firmware)
./fastboot-linux flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
./fastboot-linux flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
./fastboot-linux -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip
*Note – If you do not have radio image, you can skip that one.
*Note for Mac/Linux – If you get permissions error, try “chmod 755 *” before doing all the commands and also try adding “sudo” in front of the commands if you still have trouble.
Step 8. If done successfully, your Nexus 10 will reboot and you should have 100% stock firmware with stock recovery.
Step 9. If you want to re-lock bootloader, simply re-boot your Nexus 10 back into fastboot bootloader mode and type this in command prompt/terminal:
fastboot oem lock
This will ERASE everything on your Nexus 10 so backup everything before re-locking the bootloader!!!Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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