Hey internet people, first post here!
I’ve been tinkering with my newly purchased, used pixel 2. The goal here was to install a custom ROM with no google anything and to try to make it my daily phone.
I followed, rather badly, instructions on this site to flash the os back to Android 10 before trying other ROMs. Through a series of steps that I can’t remember, the phone will ONLY boot into boot loader. I mean literally NOTHING else will boot, not even recovery mode. I can’t even turn the thing off!
I let it run out of battery overnight so I could boot it from off, no difference.
The Bootloader displays all the usual Bootloader, Baseband, Serial Number, UFS, DRAM as well as:
Product Revision: walleye MP1
Secure Boot: yes (PRODUCTION)
Device State: unlocked
I haven’t been able to find anything like this situation elsewhere on the web. Other people talk about a loop involving a Samsung logo; I don’t get that. I don’t get anything, ever. Only bootloader. Whether I go to Restart bootloader or Recovery mode I get the same behaviour: screen goes black for about 3 seconds then returns to bootloader.
Thanks in advance for any interest in my problem!