The most recent Google Pixel devices are the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Out of the box, the smartphones come with Android 13 and a good amount of customization. One of the most popular Android smartphones for custom applications has always been Google Pixel phones. The process could involve installing kernels, custom ROMs, CPU overclocking, and rooting to grant administrator access. On an Android phone, you can perform a number of things. But occasionally, things might not go your way. There is always a chance that while performing such actions, your phone could get stuck in a boot loop or become bricked. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to solve it. Here’s how to fix bricked Google Pixel 7 and fix bricked Google Pixel 7 Pro.
About Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
We now have the sequel, a year after Google revived its smartphone initiative, to bring everything full circle. The latest flagship device from Google is called the Pixel 7 Pro, and while it shares a similar design with the Pixel 6 Pro, it offers a number of improvements in terms of performance, screen, camera, and battery life. The good thing is that it is still significantly less expensive than other flagship smartphones. On paper, the Pixel 7 Pro appears to have everything: a sizable, 6.7-inch screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a sizable, internal 5,000mAh battery, a premium camera, and Google’s new Tensor G2 chip, which shows the company’s potent AI and machine learning skills.
The new Pixel 7 is essentially what the Pixel 6 could be from the start—a more manageable and compact device that nonetheless prioritizes the user experience above relying on raw power. In direct comparison to the Pixel 6, Google’s latest device has an enhanced camera, longer battery life, and an updated design. Similar to the Pixel 6, the Pixel 7’s 6.3-inch OLED display offers a resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 to 90 Hz. Although the resolution is not particularly outstanding, the display is totally flat, which is really welcomed, and everything looks crisp. The display’s roughly 1,000 nits maximum brightness truly sticks out as one of its primary qualities, but it also has a pretty low minimum brightness, making it a suitable company for some easy reading prior to bedtime, if that’s your thing.
How to Fix Bricked Google Pixel 7 and Fix Google Pixel 7 Pro
Let’s get on to the thing we’re here for. It shouldn’t be challenging to unbrick your Google Pixel if you follow our step-by-step tutorial.
Back up the data on the Google Pixel smartphone to prevent any loss. Even if your phone is bricked or stuck in the boot loop, you can still make a backup of it. To take a backup, just boot your Google Pixel into the TWRP recovery and select the Backup option.
On your PC, download and unzip the Android SDK Platform Tools file to an accessible location. Running the Fastboot commands requires it. You will obtain the platform-tools folder after extracting the downloaded file. Please keep in mind where this folder is because we’ll need it later on in the procedure.
Next, download the factory image for the Google Pixel device to your computer. For quick access to the download page, use the links below:
Boot to Fastboot Mode
We need the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to boot to Fastboot mode in order to execute the command we need to fix it. If you’re Pixel is soft-bricked, it will automatically mood into Fastboot mode. If it doesn’t, let the battery drain, connect the cable, and press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons.
Follow the steps below:
- Extract the files inside the “platform-tools” folder.
- To make it easier and prevent confusion, rename the following files:
- bootloader-[device_codename]-codename-x.x-xxxx.img to bootloader.img.
- image-[device_codename]-xxxx.xxxx.xxx.xx.zip to image.zip.
- radio-[device_codename]-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-x-xxxx to radio.img
- Use a USB cable to connect the Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro to the computer. Verify that the phone has been booted into Fastboot mode. Open CMD on the platform-tool folder and type the following code to verify the connection.
- Flash the bootloader using the code below.
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
- Reboot to Fastboot mode using the following command.
- Flash the radio file using the code below.
fastboot flash radio radio.img
- Reboot to Fastboot
- Flash the image file using the code. This will also format the device.
fastboot -w update image.zip
- Reboot the device.