I have had this Pixel C for about 3 years, possibly more.
Two days ago it stopped responding to the unlock pattern. This seems to be a fairly irregular thing on Google devices and never fixed. The recommended course of action is to do a factory reset.
However when I start the device with volume down and power the only options I see are:
- Restart this device
- Switch to fastboot mode
- Goes to a screen stating “Waiting for fastboot command….”
- Reboot in Android Recovery
- Reboots and shows the dead android with “No command” below it.
- Turn off this device
- Switch to USB recovery
- Shows a page stating “For more information on USB recovery, please visit: g.co/c-recovery. That page tells you to open up Settings – I can’t unlock the device so I can’t do that. If I could unlock the device I wouldn’t need to do this!
The additional information is:
PRODUCT NAME: GOOGLE Smaug
HW VERSION: 5
BOOTLOADER VERSION: Google_Smaug.7900.139.0
LOCK STATE: Locked
How do I debrick my tablet?