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Fix “Your Device is Corrupt” Error in Google Pixel Devices

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Your Device is Corrupt Error in Google Pixel

Google’s Pixel devices were arguably the best devices of 2016. After experimenting the collaboration with other manufacturers, it was a big step for Google to manufacturer the devices solely. Both the Pixel device did pretty well in 2016 and still are competing in the market. However, even a giant like Google couldn’t make its devices error-free. A considerable number of Pixel users have been observed complaining about the issues and errors. Therefore, we have decided to look into these errors and try to come up with possible solutions. Your Device is Corrupt Error in Google Pixel turns out to be the winner and has been faced by most. Apparently, the error seems to be associated with the operating system.

For some users, the error appears when they boot their devices where the rest say the error puts their devices in bootloop. Since Pixel devices run Android, it isn’t surprising to have a bootloop related error, which means we cannot rule out the solutions for bootloop. Also, since Pixel devices run the latest operating system, there are chances of incompatibility of some apps. Therefore, in order to fix Your Device is Corrupt error in Google Pixel devices, it is recommended that you apply the given solutions.

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How to Fix Your Device is Corrupt Error in Google Pixel Devices

If the error appeared at the time of reboot, before trying anything else, Force Reboot your device. To force restart your device, press and hold Power + Volume Down keys for about 10 seconds.

Boot in Safe Mode

As mentioned earlier, sometimes an app due to incompatibility with the firmware can casue errors. You can check if any third-party application is responsible for the error by booting your Pixel device into safe mode.

  1. Turn your Pixel device Off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Google logo appears, let go of Power key but at the same time press and hold Volume Down key.
  4. When the phone restarts and displays Safe Mode message, release the Volume Down key.
  5. You are in Safe mode.

If the error is addressed, it indicates that the issue was due to the third-party applications. Uninstall the app that installed just before the issue appeared.

Wipe/Clear Cache Partition

If you have recently updated your Pixel devices, try to clear the caches and see if it fixes the error. Here’s how you can wipe cache partition in Pixel devices.

  1. Turn Off your Pixel device.
  2. Now Press and Hold Power + Volume Down key for few seconds.
  3. This will put your device in bootloader mode, here press Volume down button twice to highlight recovery mode.
  4. Then press Power key to select the recovery mode.
  5. This will put your device in recovery mode.
  6. Use Volume Up and Down keys to navigate to “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
  7. Press the Power key to select the option and clear the cache partition.

If the wiping the caches was of no use, try your luck by performing a factory reset.

NOTE

Make sure to create a backup of your data before you perform the factory reset. It takes the device back to original settings and wipes everything in the internal storage.

Perform Factory Reset

  1. Turn Off your Pixel device.
  2. Now Press and Hold Power + Volume Down key for few seconds.
  3. This will put your device in bootloader mode, here press Volume down button twice to highlight recovery mode.
  4. Then press Power key to select the recovery mode.
  5. In recovery mode, use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate to the wipe data/factory reset option.
  6. Use the Power key to select the option.
  7. You will be asked to confirm. Again use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate and Power to select Yes- delete all user data.
  8. Then use the Power key to select Reboot system now.

These were some basic things that you can try before going to the technician. If you are having trouble with any of these solutions, let us know via comments.

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