Android 5.0.1 causes boot loop

 Image source: androidexplained.com

Image source: androidexplained.com

So being a former nexus user I was always up to date with all the new updates Google pushed down the line. But 21 days after I updated to android 5.0.1 the device crashed and got stuck in a boot loop and never got out of it. At first I thought it was a hard ware failure and even making a video of me trying to fix the button but I failed. One day while browsing forums I came across another user with the same issues and there solution was to spam the power button until I reached the lock screen. Apon reading this I thought it was rubbish and gave it a shot because I had nothing to loose. But to my surprise it worked and the device booted up and started working. At that point I was shocked and did not know what to do. So I grabbed the camera and started recording what I did as part of the weekend project series explaining how to fix the phone. But the question I was left with was, if the power button was fine then it must be software? And then my first reaction was well it must be Google trying to force users to get a new device. And for some more time I sat there thinking what had happened because the device is not that old so I guess it comes down to a bad line of code and the point of this is if you have a nexus 5 and this happens try spamming the power button until it boots up before getting a new phone because it can get pretty expensive to fix or replace that phone. I would have liked Google to have had a more stable build of 5.0.1 because using it has been very buggy and if some of those bugs cause the phone to basically brick its self then their are some serious problems and you might just want to stay away from 5.0.1 and wait for a better version to be released