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Fix Nexus 6P/5X Boot Loop due to Android 7.0 Update without Losing Data

2016-11-02 16:18:45 Posted by Tracy King to Android Data Recovery

Summary:
This tutorial article offers you effective solutions to fix Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X boot loop due to Android 7.0 update. If your Nexus 6P or 5X etc fail to boot after update to Android 7.0 Nougat, just follow this article to find solutions fix this problem and boot your Nexus without losing any data now.

Are you having boot loop in your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X after updating to Android 7.0? Android 7.0 Nougat kills your Nexus 6P or 5X after system update? Don’t worry! All problems can be solved now. Here in this article we’ll provide you effective solutions to fix Nexus phones fail to boot error after Android 7.0 Nougat update and restore all precious personal data such as contacts, messages, photos etc with ease. 

You can directly follow below offered solutions to fix the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X etc boot loop due to Android 7.0 update now.

Tip: Extract and restore all Android data from Nexus 6P/5X firstly

In order to protect your personal information and prevent data loss error in your Android phone such as Nexus 6P/5X which has boot loop due to Android 7.0 update, it’s highly recommended for you to find method to extract all your android data including Contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music files or Notes etc into your PC or a safe spot firstly. 

Here we’d like to recommend you try some professional Android data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver for Android which can help find all existing Android data in your device and even help to recover lost data due to deleting, formatting or other reasons on your Android phone. You can free download it and follow below steps to restore all Android data from your Nexus 6P/5X or other devices and protect your personal files now:

1. Connect your Android phone to computer
Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable. 
Then click "Start" button to let the software read and connect your device.
NOTE: As the software can only access the rooted Android device, you need to make sure that your phone has been rooted before recovery.

Extract Android data before fix boot loop in Nexus 5X/6P.

2. Scan Android phone to find the lost data
After connected your Android phone, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data . 
You can easily find the present and all lost data by choosing the correct file types.

Scan to find data in Nexus 6P/5X before fixing boot loop due to Android 7.0 update.

3. Preview and recover data from Android phone
Preview all the recoverable files one by one and then you can select out those you want quickly.
Here you can turn on "Only displayed deleted items" option to list the deleted files only. Finally, you can click "Recover" button to get the selected data back once.

Fix Nexus 6P/5X boot loop due to Anroid 7.0 update and extract important data in advance.

Method 1. Re-update Android 7.0 from Marshmallow through OTA

This method allows you to update your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X etc devices by downloading full OTA images for Android 7.0 Nougat.
All you need is to directly download the relative OTA images for Android systems and then finish the Android 7.0 update process in Nexus 6P or 5X:

  • Download Android full OTA image - Marshmallow 6.0.1 (latest version) and revert Nexus 6P etc android devices to Marshmallow;
  • Reboot Nexus 6P or 5X and redownload a full OTA image for Android 7.0 Nougat;
  • Install and update Nexus 6P/5X etc android phones into Nougat again.

According to this, your android phone such as Nexus 6P or 5X etc may not encounter boot loop issue again. 

Or you can temporarily revert back to Marshmallow and then wait for an Google solution for fix the boot loop caused by Android 7.0 on Nexus 6P/5X later.

Method 2. Go back to Marshmallow to fix boot loop in Nexus 6P/5X caused by Android 7.0

When you get stuck or having boot loop in your Android phone such as Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X etc due to Android 7.0 update, you may try to downgrade or go back to previous Android system such as Marshmallow. Here below are the detail steps:

  • Download latest Android 6.0.1 factory image and adb + fastboot files; 
  • Extract the adb + fastboot files to a folder on your computer and install the USB drivers if you are on Windows PC;
  • Extract the factory image to the same folder and the factory image will give you a file containing your device codename, two files with the name flash-all with different extensions and a bootloader image file;
  • Make sure all factory image files are in the same folder where the adb and fastboot files are;
  • Connect your Nexus 6P or 5X with PC and make sure device show up in device manager;
  • Click flash-all.bat if you are on Windows PC or flash-all.sh if you are on Linux, then the flashing process starts;
  • When the process is completed, reboot your device Nexus 6P or 5X.

You can also follow a Google guide for flash factory image to revert back to previous Android system or upgrade to latest build.