Although Google seems to have plans to drop Nexus devices one by one and focus on the Pixel more than ever, this line of smartphones still has its fan base among the tech consumers public. One of the reasons for which users loves Nexus smartphones in spite of their major flaws is the ease with which they can be paired up with custom ROMs and other third party programs in order to create something unique. However, there are some issues that no one can get over, and one of those happens to the Nexus 6P.
Some Nexus 6P devices, but not all of them for some reason, have a very massive oddity that is also really hard to fix (but thankfully not impossible). What are we talking about? Keep reading to find out.
It’s All in the Processor
The Nexus 6P has a pretty serious issue that users jokingly dubbed ‘bootloop’. As the name indicates, the bootloop Nexus 6P glitch consists in the phone turning on in a continuous loop after a boot has been attempted. This might sound like nothing too serious, but just imagine that happening to your phone. Pretty annoying, right? Not to mention that it can possibly render the device unusable when you might need it most. Luckily there is a fix for it, but it’s not an easy one.
What causes the bootloop issue is a problem with the performance cores of your Nexus 6P’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. Thus, the only viable solution is to disable some of them, namely the A57 cores. This only leaves the A53 cores in function, which might cause your Nexus 6P to move slower and with some considerable lag, but at least it will stop bootloop. So if you’re ready to mess with your phone for a bit, you can try this fix at home.