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Nexus 5x Boot Loop

Dear Experts,

My nexus 5x is Stuck in a boot loop after I did the update to 7.1.1. I can't boot into Android. I have locked Bootloader, USB Debugging is not enabled.
Is there any way to Flash a Factory rom to the device somehow? I don't mind losing the data on it, I just want to get it back running.  
I googled the issue, but everything I found needs the phone to be able to boot into android and Unlock the Bootloader and enable USB Debugging on the Device. Which I can't do anymore.
Every tip is very welcome.
I can access the "recovery mode" and also a "Download mode" seems to be accessable. But both options haven't helped me ruther so far.

Many thanks for the help and Best Regards,

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Rajul Raj

Do a Hard Reset

Hard reset as in Hold Power and Volume Down? This is not helping at all it's going back into the loop right away
Rajul Raj

Turn your Nexus off
Press and hold the Volume Up and the Volume Down and Power keys at the same time for about 10 seconds.
An image of an Android lying on its back will appear.
Press the Volume Down key twice until "Recovery mode" appears on the screen.
Press the Power key to restart in "Recovery mode."
An image of an Android with a red triangle will appear.
While holding down Power, press Volume Up.
The Android System Recovery screen will appear. Release all keys.
Use the Volume keys to scroll to wipe data/factory reset and press the Power key to confirm.
Scroll down and select Yes - Delete All User Data.
Select Reboot System Now. The phone will then reboot to its factory settings.
The phone will restart.
You will now have to go through the setup of your Nexus 5x


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William Peck

First of all many thanks for the reply.
Wipe data and Factory reset isn't working. I have tried a dozen of manuals i found regarding this issue. What I want to do now is to Re-flash the phone with a factory new Image. or basically any other Image which would be working with it. But as i mentioned before I have locked bootloader and USB Debugging is disabled. The Easy solutions are not working on my phone as I have tried them all
Rajul Raj


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Many thanks, but this are exactly the Tutorials I mentioned. All of these require to Unlock the bootloader either by command (Which is not working as I didn't enabled this in my settings and can't do it now as the phone isn't booting). Seems like the phone is at a competley broken state... This is very disappointing by Google or LG. An update which is completley ruining your phone this is unbelivable
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I ended up sending in the device for replacement. Many thanks everybody for the tipps anyway