Fastboot is a protocol used by Android to diagnose and flash new firmware images on an Android devices via USB. It is part of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB).

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I can't use the volume keys in fastboot after using the command fastboot oem unlock

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my ZTE Blade V6/D6 using fastboot oem unlock. When I get to the stage that gives me the option to select yes or no using the volume up or down buttons ...
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Bricked my TF300T: How to re-partition internal storage to get it back?

I upgraded to Katkiss's Android 5.0 image. It was nice but in reading I saw I could use the F2FS file system to prevent slowdown from normal usage. So I went to format /data thinking that would give ...
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System wiped on LGL31L, can't enter recovery or fastboot

I have an LGL31L (also called the "LG Access", it's an LG F70 D315 variant) that has a wiped /system/ (I accidentally wiped it while trying to resolve a bootloop after a botched factory reset), and I ...
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How to use “nvflash” to make new partition?

days ago i made a new partition table by using "adb shell(parted)". And now even recovery and "fastboot" both are missing. But it can connection to my computer and i am thinking maybe i can use "apx ...
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fastboot flash recovery doesn't work on HTC Desire

I'm trying to update ClockworkMod recovery on HTC Desire. Fastboot recognizes the device: $fastboot devices HT03PPL04520 fastboot But flash recovery fails: $fastboot flash recovery recovery....
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Kindle Fire HD Stuck - Recovery broken and cant acess fastboot

Ive had my Kindle Fire HD for quite a while now. I rooted it about 9 months ago and its been working fine. I now want to do a system reset and a bit more hacking on it. When i go to factory-reset my ...
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Failed to load Recovery mode

One of my friend had a Huawei Y210, it locked because of so many wrong pattern attempt. Unfortunately he hasn't google account to login with it. I want to hard reset it but it fails to load Recovery ...
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How to install Nexus 6 / 5X / 6P Drivers in Windows 7 properly where fastboot can see it?

I have the Nexus 5X drivers installed properly on Win7 64bit and it shows up in my device manager as Nexus 5x. I can verify that it gets detected as I see it in chrome inspect page. But when i try to ...
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Fastboot is not providing a token when trying to unlock HTC One M9

I am trying to unlock my HTC One M9 following the instructions on the HTCdev website. When I get to the part where you're supposed to obtain the identifier token, it doesn't give me any errors, but it ...
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android won't factory reset

so, i've been having trouble with my phone lately so i decided to back up my data and factory reset, but every time i wan't to do it the ''reset phone'' button does not work, i can't even press it, i ...
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Flash boot.img without using fastboot USB

So I've recently rooted my phone and tried a ROM or two. I find it really handy that you can use TWRP recovery to install another ROM from the SD card, you don't need to have it connected to a PC. ...
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Is there a way to prevent access to recovery or prevent access to fastboot?

I have couple of Motorola phones and some samsung tablets.. I have installed Cyanogen Mod in all of them except 1 Motorla G 2015. Moto G doesnt have bootloader unlocked so its safe... I want to ...
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Does “fastboot oem lock” prompt to confirm?

I want to run fastboot oem lock (or fastboot flashing lock) on my Oppo Find 7 to see if I can reproduce the behavior in this post. However, I don't actually want to go through with the bootloader ...
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Fastboot poweroff command

Is there a way to shutdown my Mate7 from fastboot? Long pressing the power button makes the phone restart again. I need to shut it down so I can recharge it then restore to stock.
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Old android tablet boot stuck

I have an old Omega mid7002 tab and it is stuck on "android" boot screen. I've tried hard reset with all possible key combination without success. But I'am able to connect via adb, so my pc ...
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cannot install twrp on android nexus 6p

so i want to root my phone by first installing a custom recovery (twrp) following instructions here.. but as soon as i run this command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img i get this: target ...
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Moto G doesn't boot anymore, not even into recovery

My Moto G 2013 (XT1033) was working (except for the issue I described here, but the other features all working), I restarted it but it didn't come back. I was dropped into the 'AP Fastboot Flash Mode'...
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fastboot flash works but does nothing (moto g)

My moto g get stucked on a blank screen after the motorola logo animation. I tried going into the recovery and wiping data and cache. Nothing happened. I tried unlocking the bootloader --> No ...
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Methods of checking bootloader status

Just curious if there's any methods to check bootloader state besides using fastboot. I ask because on my device, even after unlocking successfully, the bootloader still shows that its locked when ...
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Oppo find 7: bootloader re-lock impossible?

I tried to relock the bootloader on my Find 7 (which I'm pretty sure was unlocked since I installed a custom rom). fastboot oem lock ... After that nothing. Windows console is "stuck". Any clue?
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dtb not found error

am trying to boot philz_touch_6.55.0_dior.img in my xiaomi redmi note 4G through the andRoid debug bridge to my phone but when I write the command " fastboot boot philz_touch_6.55.0_dior.img " I get " ...
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fastboot oem unlock: hangs with `…'

First of all, I am a newbie to Android. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 to run all the commads. I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Lenovo A536 (stock Android 4.4.2 aka KitKat). Here is what I ...
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Fail to install CM13 on Oppo Find 7a

I would like to install Cyanogenmod 13 on my Oppo Find 7a. I am following the instructions from CM wiki. I am using a laptop with Linux (LMDE2). I fail to install a TWRP recovery. Fastboot seems to ...
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How to check if your bootloader is unlocked

I'm about to flash a custom recovery, but I'm not sure if my bootloader is unlocked or not (phone is rooted, but I did it a while ago, so I can't remember the process I went with), and I don't want to ...
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How can I find out if the Bootloader is locked or not? [duplicate]

Is there a direct way to find out if the bootloader on a new unrooted device is currently locked or not? I would like to do this without the risk of clearing or bricking the device. I am looking for ...
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HTC One M7 stuck on boot

I have a HTC One M7 since 2 years. I got a software update in December and i tried to update it and somehow after the update the phone showed me errors. So back then i did a recovery and the phone ...
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can fastboot be used to backup device?

Many people tell about fastboot that it can be used to flash a image on one of the partitions. Is the reverse also possible, that is take a binary snapshot and store it as a zip file containig the ...
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What does “fastboot oem lock” do?

I've had my phone for months, loading with several firmware, ROMs and OTAs, without ever running this command. What does it do? What I know is that "fastboot oem unlock" displays the confirmation ...
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boot loop after flashing partitions from stock firmware

I have Arch linux installed and have installed android-tools(so fastboot and adb commands are available). Because I had a problem with kingroot I needed to flash the phone to stock. I had stock ...
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Windows 10 Fastboot Driver

My Sony Z3 Compact is currently unusable and I would like to flash the Marshmallow version of FXP. Unfortunately it seems like I can't find any fastboot (or as device manager calls it: S1Boot ...
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Mac OS X fastboot is just waiting (HTC M8 T-Mobile)

I'm trying to run fastboot oem get_identifier_token on Mac OS X Yosemite but I get stuck on "< waiting for device >": ➜ platform-tools ./adb devices * daemon not running. starting it now on port ...
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device not showing in fastboot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (GT-P5210GNYXAR) currently with NO OS (I completely wiped the tablet in TWRP.) However, I did root the device, so now it has the TWRP thing. I tried installing the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is not detected by fastboot under Ubuntu 14.04

When I connect my device in Download mode to my laptop, it is not detected by neither adb nor fastboot commands: fastboot devices and sudo fastboot devices returns nothing when device is connected ...
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Nexus 5x stuck on Google logo

First time that I've been lost about how to fix an android device. In short, I tried updating the my device to the latest cm13 nightly but that ended up causing the Google logo loop (wouldn't boot ...
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium recovery or fastboot or bootloader mode key combination

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which cannot get past the "Starting Applications" spinner. I would like to put the device into fastboot/recovery/bootloader mode, but pressing Volume down and Power ...
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Fastboot Flash Recovery HTC Pico Bad file descriptor

My device is HTC Explorer (Pico) Desktop is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit My device is rooted already. I am trying to flash TWRP Recovery My device is detected alright $ fastboot devices SH1BRVN****** ...
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Fastboot doesn't see nexus 6p

Currently trying to unlock my bootloader, but cannot get my nexus 6p to determine that it's connected to my PC. I can use adb commands while it's on, but booting it into fastboot mode with the adb ...
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adb option like fastboot -i <vendorid>?

Hi I was wondering if there was a command similar to fastboot's -i in adb. I'm currently trying to find my device in adb, but I could only target the device in fastboot with -i and the vendor id (I ...
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Operating system in a phone having no OS

I have sony xperia P and i was trying to install custom ROM in my phone.I copied the boot.img in the boot partition.Now my phone doesn't starts. There is no external SD card slot in my phone. How ...
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Cannot unlock bootloader of my OnePlus 2 with oem unlock

I want to flash my OnePlus 2, as it's stuck on the boot logo. For this, I first need to unlock the bootloader, but I can't: the adb command tells me I have to check "oem unlock" in the phone settings. ...
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Wondering if i can debloat some google apps from unrooted lg phone for my father?

My father being older does not want to modify his phone, however he has a LG L70 and no sd card, and doesn't use some unnecessary Google apps, such as play, books, and whatever else. My question is ...
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Can't recover Nexus 5 from bootloop

Hey I am trying to get my Nexus 5 working again. I really need someone to help me troubleshoot this. One day I noticed my phone was off after about half an hour from being fully charged. It wouldn't ...
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Fastboot not working?

I have a Huawei Honor 6. I have an unlocked bootloader, and I am trying to install marshmallow. I have flashed TWRP before (and I can boot to it and use it), so fastboot has once worked. Now when I ...
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Backup/flash system and data without unlocking bootloader?

I was wondering if I can make a full backup of my system partition via fastboot or adb and re-apply the backup to a different phone of the exact same model? Or is this only possible if the bootloader ...
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I flashed recoveries with Odin, why doesn't my phone boot bow?

Samsung S3 Android phone, not rooted, stock firmware. In chronological order: I turned on USB debugging, although could not use fastboot. I used Odin to flash multiple recoveries, but I don't think I ...
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Trying to flash a system.img I took with dd - failing

Long-time UNIX guy here, but relatively new to the world of Android. Read on. EPISODE 1: A New Backup (I hoped) I have recently purchased an Asus MemoPAD (ME103K) ; I then became root, and took a dd ...
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Any chance to unbrick relocked HTC One M7 with S-on and a old copy of the RUU.zip

Background After 1 year of use, the most recent OTA to my HTC One rendered several key features, including the notification bar and the home and back buttons, unusable , effectively soft-bricking ...
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HTC one v boot loop after restoring using TWRP

I restored original ROM of my HTC one v using TWRP but it stocks on HTC logo during boot I had installed Shendu ROM with Hellboy kernel before. I cannot access fastboot from my laptop too. It seems ...
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nanddump vs fastboot

I have two identical phones. On one of them I've managed to corrupt the system partition and it won't boot. I have fastboot, root (on the one that boots), but I don't have ClockworkMod --- my phone ...
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Where does fastboot live on the device?

I just started getting into ROMs and it's really great. I am wondering where fastboot actually lives on the device so I can make sure I don't harm it. I'm fairly sure that it doesn't live anywhere in ...