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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How to detect if bootloader is unlocked when fastboot doesn't work?

I have this tablet that runs on RK3168 (Rockchip) SoC. The problem is that fastboot doesn't recognize the device, but after so much toil, I managed to find Finless' flashing tool and flashed CM ...
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Fastboot doesn't recognize Nexus 5 on L

I recently flashed the dev preview of android L on my Nexus 5, however, I did what is called a "dirty flash" - I just used TWRP and flashed the image as if it was a normal ROM. The result is that it's ...
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Blank screen after logo

I was trying to install a custom ROM in a THL T11 from needrom.com. I managed to get into the recovery mode and wipe cache. However, I got somehow into the «ADB» menu and couldn't get out. I pulled ...
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Enable USB debugging on Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD Global with no screen

Before this gets marked as a duplicate please consider that virtually every answer involves vague references to things like 'fastboot' that I honestly don't understand and can't find any information ...
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adb/fastboot can't find device in bootloader, but they can do it when booted

I have worked on building Android from source code for few weeks. It used to be fine to me with my Galaxy Nexus, I can connect to my device via adb and fastboot and flash either the factory ROM or ROM ...
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Fully Wipe Nexus Device

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi-only (flo) device. I rooted it and just generally messed around with it. Now I want to put it back to complete stock everything (bootloader, recovery, ROM, etc) AND ...
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TF300t bricked, no fastboot, wrong recovery

I've been running CM11 on my Asus TF300t for a while now. A while ago, an (automatic) update broke my rom. From there on, matters have gotten worse. Right now, my tablet is a brick without an OS. ...
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Android hangs on boot image after changing boot image

I changed the bootimage of an Android device and it bricked. It's freezing at the boot image. I try to install a ROM using fastboot but I have a permission error. I try to connect with adb but I ...
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Rooting note 3 - fastboot not unlocking or detecting

I have been reading so much trying to find the answer to this problem, but I can't find any. I am not quite sure what to do at this point. I am running XUbuntu and I am trying to to root my SM-9005 ...
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HTC One X hangs at bootscreen, repair centre writes it off

..so am I screwed or what? I was running the ViperX ROM on my One X, based on 4.2.2, and a couple of days ago I started getting FCs on HTC BlinkFeed, even though I wasn't using it. I rebooted into ...
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Getting Segmentation Fault on recovery

It's an Android 4.0.3. I'm trying to fix my tablet, because it doesn't start anymore. running fastboot devices returns nothing. Then, I'm trying to do that through adb. adb devices returns List of ...
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Sony Xperia ZR fastboot driver

I am trying to get the fastboot driver for Sony Xperia ZR (dogo) for Windows 7 x64. I found a page with instructions which pointed me to a Sony site where you can download a android_winusb.inf file ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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Clean way for flashing factory image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Is this the correct and clean way for flashing factory Jelly Bean image on Samsung Galaxy Nexus, without using any external tool (apart from Android SDK)? I don't want to to break my phone, so I'm ...
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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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can I use SP_Flash_Tool on Alcatel V860

is it possible to flash Vodafone Smart 2 with SP_Flash_Tool? and if not is there any other tool that will allow me to? since I can't use Recovery Mode nor Download(fastboot) Mode I accidentally ...
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Fastboot flash bootloader fails

I tried to install CM11 on my Nexus 10. But, I wasn't able to install the boot.img with fastboot (Rooted, CM11 flashed with Clockworkmod recovery): [root@xx temp]# fastboot flash bootloader boot.img ...
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Htc one m7 International not recognized in adb mode

I have an htc one m7 running bootloader hboot 1.56. I unlocked the bootloader via htcdev.com The bootloader now shows Unlocked My phone is recognized in adb when the phone is turned on. But when i go ...
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Enable bootloader screen for Lenovo Vibe Z

I pressed and held volume up key for sometime and my Lenovo Vibe Z is seems to be bricked (not charging or switching on). I would like to get into to the boot-loader screen to factory reset the ...
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Meaning of Options in FastBoot Flash Menu

I've just bought my first Android device, a Motorola Moto G. Following the official guide on Motorola website, I learnt about FastBoot Flash Menu. Here there are several options. I'd like to know what ...
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Unable to flash recovery image into the device

I am trying to flash recovery image into my HTC Explorer phone. The issue is i keep getting waiting for devices message when issuing fastboot command. the CMD is running with administrative rights ...
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GNex factory reset apparently doesn't write anything and I'm not able to update

my gnex (maguro) started rebooting frequently (like every 30 seconds). I hope is not an hardware fault and now I'm trying to restore a factory image so I can rule out any custom rom-derived problems. ...
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Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access?

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader without root access? If so, is there another way to unlock the bootloader without using the command... fastboot oem unlock Now, for the background stuff ...
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Fastboot not working for Kindle Fire HD

When ever I try to fastboot my kindle fire HD 7 inch. Running 7.4.3 it does not pick up the device (it is also rooted) when I try the command fastboot -i 0x1949 getvar product. I connect the kindle ...
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What is true name of android (download/fastboot/odin) mode?

i saw every where to write something and named it this mode as download mode or fastboot mode or odin mode ..? what is true name of this mode? in iphone we named DFU mode that like this mode in ...
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Trying to restore photos from a broken S4 (AT&T), how do I go about it?

My friend broke her S4's screen, and wants to get back the photos from the internal memory. The phone does not have USB debugging turned on, so having it attached to the computer only charges it. The ...
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OS X utility to create stock images

Before I spoil my new HTC One. I needed a little help with the following Create a backup of the recovery Create a backup of the system Create a backup of anything that maybe required to bring the ...
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HTC One (m7ul) not found by ADB + formatted filesystem = bricked?

So, I'm really hoping that I haven't bricked my phone and that someone can help me figure out how to fix this. I can't remember exactly the steps I took to mess it up so spectacularly, but they ...
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How do I disable Fast boot without the Power option in Settings?

I went over some of the old forum posts about this issue and there seems to be a lot of confusion about this. I am planning to root my HTC Desire (GSM) which at the moment is running original UI/ROM ...
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How can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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fastboot not finding SPH-L720 on Linux

This is with Ubuntu 13.10 on the host and a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720. When in normal mode, 'adb devices' finds my phone. I do 'adb reboot bootloader' to reboot my phone into bootloader ...
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Android PandaBoard: Linux terminal output for debugging?

My research team is currently considering investing in a PandaBoard for Android b/c we are developing a custom kernel/sys-image and would like Linux terminal output. Does the Pandaboard give me ...
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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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Possible to flash factory ROMs on an encrypted phone using fastboot?

I have the storage on my Nexus 4 encrypted using Android's built-in encryption feature. I'd like to update to 4.4 using one of the factory images provided by Google. If I follow the standard script ...
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What is the FastBoot? and what is the difference to obtain the root on Nexus devices?

I have some doubts about fastboot and some other stuff. I am an owner of an old HTC Desire on which, a long time ago, I installed Cyanogen Mod Android distribution. Although I installed the Cyanogen ...
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Desire HD: I apparently flashed the wrong pd98img.zip, how can I fix this?

in a attempt to downgrade my Desire HD from 2.50 to 1.32 I apparently pushed the wrong pd98img.zip into my zip card. I can start the phone, but I'm greeted by some chinese characters and can't do ...
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adb can find device but fastboot cannot

Context I can run adb commands on my Nexus 4 and they work fine but when my device is in the bootloader and I try to list the device with, fastboot devices my device is not listed. I was having ...
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fastboot serial number?

On occasion I've seen the serial number reported by adb and fastboot differ. Is there a way to reliably determine what the fastboot serial number will be from adb?
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Clockwork: error: cannot load 'recovery-clockwork': No error

I am trying to flash a recovery-image file into my Nexus 7 but the flashing fails know that I am working on windows and my image file is located in the same folder as adb and fastboot files are ...
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Obtaining root by modifying default.prop(ro.secure)?

To get a privileged shell you need to modify the following lines to the given values in the default.prop file ro.secure=0 ro.debuggable=1 persist.service.adb.enable=1 I have the extracted the ...
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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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ADB/fastboot over Serial/COM ports?

Long story short, my phone messed up and it's stuck in a bootloop. The phone in question is a Coolpad 7560U, also known as Orange Nivo, running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Data and cache wiping do not ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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How did can I find important partions of any android devices?

Please Help Me !!! How did can I find important partions of any android device . Using adb or fastboot . Such as, boot, recovery, etc... I mean to backup any androdi device rom . I have tried with ...
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Installing Android using only fastboot on HTC Vision

I lost my system somehow. My phone turned off and reboots during starting up. I'm only able to go to hboot (fastboot/recovery etc.) on my phone, and I'm unable to run Android system. I have tried ...
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“fastboot -l devices” returns nothing

I'm a newbie trying to learn about what alternative firmware I could use to upgrade my Nexus Galaxy from Android 4.2.1. After connecting the phone to my Windows PC with a USB cable, I followed this ...
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Can I lock the Nexus 4/7 bootloader after flashing a non-stock ROM?

I know that doing a fastboot oem unlock will both unlock the bootloader and wipe the data on the device. Unfortunately, while this allows me to install a non-stock ROM like Cyanogenmod, my ...
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Issue with the adb shell on a tablet 20080411

Hello i am trying to fastboot my tablet serialno 20080411 my problem is when i try to acces in the shell of the tablet that happens the problem, i try to make a ls the system said /system/bin/sh: ls: ...
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I can FastBoot my device. How can I reinstall an Android image to it?

I accidentally deleted a file from my phone (Sky iVega IM-A800s, Gingerbread) and phone cannot boot now. I'm seeing an "System operating error" and device restarts repeatedly. I could get into ...
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Enter fastboot commands from an Android phone

I want to do the following without a PC, just directly from an Android phone using a script / Android Terminal: Reboot into bootloader, and then enter a few fastboot commands Is this possible?