Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Unofficial Method Bootloop Mode Fix
Google has made a great job when it created Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. In fact, Android fans consider these two smartphones as being two of the best that Google has to offer. They are cheap, highly performant and they receive most of Google’s latest operating system updates. On the downside though, they are plagued by a hardware malfunction which renders them useless.
The bootloop mode appeared last year and it’s wreaking havoc in the Nexus 5X and 6P community. This mode is caused by a hardware malfunction and neither Huawei nor LG (Google’s manufacturing partners) are offering to repair them if they aren’t in warranty. This caused a lot of controversy and many Nexus 5X and 6P owners actually filed class action lawsuits against Huawei and LG.
The reason why many tech developers love using Android smartphones is because their open source operating system and removable hardware makes it rather easy to alter their performance to suit their needs. Well, this is why an XDA Forum member was capable to find an unofficial fix to the dreaded bootloop mode.
The way in which people can get rid of this annoying mode is by disabling the A57 performance cores which can be found in the Snapdragon 810 chipset. Once these faulty cores are disabled, the smartphone is finally able to boot. Although, this fix comes at a price since it will make the smartphone laggy.
Worth noting is that owning a laggy smartphone is better than one that can only be used as a paper weight. Also, the XDA Forum member only tested this method on his personal Nexus 6P but he is more than sure that it will work on Nexus 5X as well. Therefore, if you have a Nexus 5X or 6P lying around the house you could try to use this method and see if it becomes functional once again.