Pixel 5a Bootloop - filetype raw is not supported error

I have followed the manual steps (flash-all) and cannot start my pixel 5a.
at the end it says erasing userdata, erased but not automatically formatted ‘raw’ is not supported
and then erasing metadata -erased but not automatically formatted . ‘raw’ is not supported

and then “no valid slot to boot” on the enter reason

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Welcome to the forum!

Have you tried the Flash link from Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices  |  Google Play services  |  Google Developers

It has helped in the past.

hello, yes that was my first step. will try now again with the sept link for barbet

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Ok do u have a 12 on any other slot with a 13?? If so it was made not to boot with a 12 cuz of ARB

hello,
Both slots have 13 - sep flashed on them

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is there a way to wipe out the firmware and start fresh ? possibly a custom firmware and ROM

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U could try pixelflasher from xda and switch slots then sideload firmware try that

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