Flash Android 5.0 to a Bootlooping Nexus 5 in 2 Minutes
We all know the feeling of having a bootloop occur on our devices every so often, whether it be when we’re flashing a new mod or ROM, making an edit to a root-level file, or because of some unknown and unreported compatibility issue. But when it occurs over and over again and you have no viable backup made, flashing a fresh ROM again and again and starting everything from scratch can get pretty tedious and annoying.
With this said, XDA Forum Member Julian_os developed a very handy batch file tool aimed to bring some much needed relief in the aforementioned scenario. Called the Flash 5.0 N5 Tool, it flashes stock Android 5.0 Lollipop to your Nexus 5 automatically within 2 minutes of starting and can be used with your device when it is in either bootloop/bootloader mode and in a normal state with the bootloader locked or unlocked. And one can even say that this tool is home grown through and through as it was developed according to the XDA TV tutorial on writing batch files. Julian_os plans on updating the tool so future releases of Android will also be supported. Moreover, you can easily adapt the batch for use on additional devices, provided that you have the applicable image files, paths, fastboot drivers.
If you would like to give this a go, check out the Flash 5.0 N5 Tool thread for more details.