Nexus 5 installation stuck at erasing 'userdata'
Flohack last edited by
Dont know if it helps, but we got one user that could rectify this by installing TWRP, and following all possible clean/erase/format steps
@hans1977se I tried the unbrick software that you linked to on xda, but had no luck. The phone never showed up on a COM port even after installing the drivers that were mentioned. That prevents the use of the software. I'm taking that as a sign that the flash is damaged.
@Flohack I tried installing TWRP again and trying the various format and wipe options. No luck there. They all ended up giving error messages about not being able to mount various partitions. I'm taking this as another indication that the flash is damaged.
I am giving up on trying to fix things via software. I'll either be finding another Nexus 5 that I can confirm works before buying or perhaps trying to replace the flash. Probably the first option just because it sounds like it should be quicker.
@JoeBeach Thanks for the update! I think buying a phone that you can verify that it works is probably going to be the most predictable and easy solution.
Soldering that kind of chip could easily go wrong.
@JoeBeach I got a suggestion from a friend. You could try CWM recovery for Nexus 5. It's similar to TWRP, he said, but maybe some differences that you could benefit from.
I ended up buying another used Nexus 5 from Cellular Exchange for $169 and I have successfully installed UBports on it. It took three runs of Magic Device Tool: 1st to unlock the bootloader, 2nd to install the UBports Recover, 3rd to install UBPorts. So far, everything seems to be working fine. I have changed my T-mobile service over to it, so I'll be getting a crash course in UBports use.
Thank you for all of the suggestions troubleshooting the other phone. I may yet try to repair it.
Would it be worthwhile to start another thread outlining the successful installation? Or maybe add it to the wiki?
Thanks for the good news. Enjoy!