Unbrick Pixel 7A Via Fastboot – Install Stock Firmware

Unbrick Pixel 7A Via Fastboot

Unbrick Pixel 7A Via Fastboot – Install Stock Firmware

Unbrick Pixel 7A Via Fastboot

In this guide, we’re going to show you a couple of methods to unbrick your Pixel 7A via Fastboot. The Pixel 7 series just got a new member. In its affordable A lineup, it has upped the game from its predecessor 6A, offering a 90hz display and wireless charging. Likewise, the device is sure to follow in the footsteps of the 7 and 7 Pro when it comes to customs.

If you’re into flashing custom ROMs and bringing a bunch of mods like Magisk, LSPosed, and AOSP to your phone, you can do a lot. However, these tweaks can also be risky. It’s easy to end up in a boot loop if you take a slight deviation from the normal route. But even if it does, you can unbrick your Pixel 7A. Here’s how.

How to Unbrick Pixel 7A via Fastboot [2 Methods]

The instructions below will wipe all the data off your phone, so make a backup before you do them. Droidwin and its members aren’t responsible if your device and data get damaged, if your alarm doesn’t go off, or if your alarm doesn’t work.

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Install Android SDK

First, you’ll have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. The official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google is the only one we recommend. Then download it and extract it anywhere on your PC that’s convenient. This will give you the platform tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

Download Pixel 7A Firmware

  • You’ll need your device’s stock firmware [factory image] below:
Pixel 7A [lynx]: Download Link

Download Pixel 7A Firmware

  • Once downloaded, extract it inside the platform tools folder.

Boot Bricked Pixel 7A to Fastboot Mode

It’s time to boot up your device in Fastboot Mode. Soft-bricked devices usually reboot into Fastboot as soon as they’re soft-bricked. Let your device drain the battery if it’s stuck in a boot loop so that you can power it off. Connect your device to the charger and press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys as soon as you do so. A Fastboot bootloader will appear on your device.

Boot Bricked Pixel 7A to Fastboot Mode

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After completing the prerequisites, we can start the process to unbrick your Pixel 7A. You can choose between two methods – Fastboot Script or Fastboot Command. With the Script method, all firmware files will be flashed to a separate partition by a batch file called flash-all.

The Commands method, however, requires manually flashing each file to each partition. Below, we’ve explained both methods, so you can choose what works best for you.

Unbrick Pixel 7A via Fastboot Script

Your first step will be to decide whether or not you want to format your device. Resetting your device is essential if you’re unbricking it, fixing a bootloop, or upgrading the OS [like from Android 13 to Android 14]. If you’re flashing the same OS version firmware, you might skip the formatting [though we still recommend it]. The required section may be of help to you, depending on what you need.

With Data Format

  • All you have to do is double-click flash-all.bat and the flashing will start.

With Data Format

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  • Then, boot your phone with the following command:
fastboot reboot

Without Data Format

  • Start by installing Notepad++ on your Windows PC. Mac users can use the built-in Text Edit.

  • After clicking on flash-all.bat, right-click and choose Show More Options > Edit with Notepad++

Without Data Format

  • Here’s what it would look like if the command was:
fastboot -w update image-filename.zip

Unbrick Pixel 7A Via Fastboot - Install Stock Firmware

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  • After that, it’ll be
fastboot update image-filename.zip

fastboot update image-filename

  • Save your changes by pressing Ctrl+V.

  • Flashing can now begin. Run flash-all.bat to get started.

flash-all.bat

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  • You can boot your device to the OS with the following command:
fastboot reboot

Flash Firmware on Pixel 7/Pro via Fastboot Commands

  • The first thing you need to do is extract the firmware inside the platform-tools folder.

Download Pixel 7A Firmware

  • Here’s how to rename the bootloader, image, and radio files so you can type them in CMD more easily:

    • bootloader-codename-codename-x.x-xxxxxxx.img to bootloader.img

    • image-codename-xxxx.xxxxxx.xxx.xx.zip to image.zip

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    • radio-codename-xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx-x-xxxxxxx to radio.img

  • Your device needs to be connected to the PC via USB. You’ll need to boot it in Fastboot mode

  • Go to the platform-tools folder, type CMD in the address bar, and press Enter. It’ll launch Command Prompt.

CMD and press Enter

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  • To flash the bootloader, type the following command in the CMD window:
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
  • Execute the following command to get your device back into Fastboot mode:
fastboot reboot-bootloader

reboot-bootloader

  • Use the following command to flash the radio file:
fastboot flash radio radio.img

Now you’ll have to boot your device back into Fastboot Mode with the following command:

fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • Depending on what you want, you may want to format your device. A factory reset is generally recommended [and a must if your phone is bricked or bootlooped]. If you’re just installing monthly security patches without changing the Android version, then you can skip it.

  • There are two commands below, you can choose the one that works for you

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FACTORY RESET: fastboot -w update image.zip
WITHOUT RESET: fastboot update image.zip
  • Use the below command to boot your device to the new OS once the flashing is done
fastboot reboot

fastboot reboot

There you go. These are the two methods to unbrick your Pixel 7A using Fastboot. Any questions about the aforementioned steps? Let us know in the comments. We’ll contact you as soon as possible with a solution.

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