We are reader supported. External links may earn us a commission.


Could Nexus 6P bootloop problem lie with BIG cores?

By Jules Wang July 24, 2017, 10:34 am

Suffering the fruity bootloops? Your breakfast may have been served if you’re into sideloading some modifications into your Nexus 6P.

While this saga of continuous reboots began with the LG G4 and V10, it had spread to the Nexus 5X in mid-2016. All those phones have the Snapdragon 808 chipset. But even the Huawei-made 6P, with a Snapdragon 810 running the show, still fell to this syndrome.

A few industrious minds at XDA-Developers do have an idea, though, and have figured out a fix to the situation: by deactivating the BIG cores on the chipset. Yep, apparently turning off that the set of Cortex-A57 cores and letting the lighter-weight Cortex-A53 run, you’ll see performance drop off relative to normal, of course, but at least you can get past the Android bootscreen. We don’t know exactly why this is the case, but the fix has gone through multiple users’ phones very well.


An image and TWRP build based off the July security patch are available from the source link along with instructions on how to execute the installation. If you have a Nexus 6P dead in the water, a little know-how might just be able to revive it.

A class action lawsuit has been launched on this issue and another reboot issue.


Latest Articles


Here's how the Apple iPod changed the world in 21 years

iPod was an industry-changing device at its time, and it had a massive impact on modern smartphones, and the way we listen to music. We take a last look at the now-discontinued Apple iPod and the history it leaves behind.

By Roland Udvarlaki May 11, 2022, 10:00 am

How to use Mic Modes in VOIP and FaceTime Calls

This guide will go over the steps you need to follow to activate one of the available Mic Mode settings on Apple Devices to begin using the feature and improve your calling experience.

By Aryan Suren May 10, 2022, 10:00 am

This iPhone 14 feature might urge users to upgrade

Until now, it appeared that iPhone 14 would only be a minor upgrade over the iPhone 13 series. However, a new leak suggests that the iPhone 14 will come with one feature that might urge users to upgrade.

By Sanuj Bhatia May 9, 2022, 5:00 am