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 Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under ...
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When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing?

When should I use/not use '-w' for fastboot flashing? Say I were to be manually flashing each img in the zip of a factory image. Why one way or another? Do certain .img's need to be erased first? I ...
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Fastboot is getting stuck while trying to flash CWM onto Nexus 4

After successfully unlocking the bootloader of my new Nexus 4 using adb and fastboot I now want to install ClockworkMod Recovery onto my device. Sadly it is not working properly. I am using Gnome ...
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Create a custom recovery from scratch

I have an obscure Android phone (Orion Pro x500a). I have another question which led me to ask another concerning custom recovery files. Since my phone is rather obscure, I can't find a custom ...
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Can't flash stock recovery Nexus 7 2013

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE device and I want to go back from TWRP to stock recovery. I've downloaded the factory-image lmy47o and extracted recovery.img and boot.img but I can't flash them: fastboot ...
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ADB is working, fastboot is not (HTC Desire Z)

The adb devices command is working for me, the fastboot devices command is not (Mac OS X Mavericks, SDK downloaded yesterday, phone is a HTC Desire Z): $ sudo fastboot -i 0x0bb4 -p 0x0c91 devices $ ...
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FastBoot recovery failed: partition 'recovery' not support flash

My mobile is Lenovo S920 running official Android OS 4.4.2. I am trying to install cwm recovery through fastboot. I tried executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img But I am ...
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Fastboot errors

I know most MediaTek devices don't support fastboot, but I have a Canvas Knight (MT6592) which does reboot into fastboot mode when I use adb reboot bootloader. Here, fastboot devices detects my ...
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Booting into TWRP fails

I have a Motorola Moto G 2014 XT1068 (Titan) with an unlocked bootloader. I am running the stock ROM, recovery, kernel, etc. for my device and my device is not rooted. After I download the latest TWRP ...
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does fastboot allow to read partitions?

I know the binary fastboot does not allow to read, only flash, partitions. But is it a limitation of the tool on the computer side, or the protocol/program on the phone? does the fastboot protocol ...
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When exactly does the data gets wiped out once bootloader is unlocked?

I've heard as well as experienced that unlocking the bootloader of an Android device wipes the device's data completely, and makes it like the stock one. However, I'm interested in knowing when ...
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LG G2 D802 (No Download Mode)

I have downloaded Lollipop for G2 D802. But when I flashed it, it shows fastboot mode started. I have followed a thread on XDA and flash LAF.img via fastboot but still no download mode (only ...
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Tablet listed under adb devices, but not under lsusb while in recovery

I am working with a Gemini devices GEM1000 tablet, I have performed all the steps to get adb working, and the device shows up under 'adb devices' so I go to the bootloader with 'adb reboot bootloader' ...
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LG G2 “Fastboot mode started”

Hello guys I have flahed Lollipop zip via TWRP successfully (LG G2 D802) but now phone is only booting in "fastboot mode started". I have also tried to repair download mode by following xda forum but ...
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Bricked Nexus 7 unable to be recognized by fastboot or adb

After trying to install a custom ROM (Ubuntu Raring) to my 2012 Nexus 7, it incorrectly installed and I am stuck with a devices that boots solely to BusyBox. Specifically a terminal that says: ...
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How to put LG G2 in fastboot mode?

Is there any way to get an LG G2 (running the latest version of stock software, Lollipop 5.0.2) in fastboot mode? None of the methods listed anywhere online work for me. I'm getting the feeling that ...
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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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Recover bricked android device

I have an android device (YotaPhone 2 actually) that is in continuously rebooting state with android logo showing on main screen. When phone wasn't bricked then was possible to boot into official ...
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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How Can I Pass Bootloader (Huawei Y200 stuck logo/ Boot-Loop)

I have recently learnt a few things about Android and its system. I have a Huawei Ascend Y200, and I flashed it with ClockworkMod specifically for Y200 with a computer and it worked. I rooted my ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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“Connect USB Data Cable” message on fastboot screen preventing recovery/reset of Nexus 6

I have a Nexus 6 that doesn't boot after a failed Android M developer preview install (worked perfectly on my Nexus 5). Booting into fastboot via power + volume down shows the device is unlocked but ...
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My OS Loads, but no Recovery

Handset: Huawei Honor Holly Root: Yes I am trying to install CWM recovery on this phone. I tried it using Flashify after reading guidelines from a website. Now, my stock recovery is gone. Also, ...
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Nexus 7 in Fastboot (recovery) not activating USB connection

I realise this is asked countless times but I genuinely believe my question is unique, please bare with me as I explain. My Nexus7 (2013) is not working in fastboot mode, I connect my Nexus 7 and run ...
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formatted phone storage. Is phone dead? How to revive?

i booted my android phone to enter into fastboot mode and connected to PC by USB. Then a dialog box appeared to format the disk (internal storage memory i hope). I accidently clicked Format ...
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Bootloop phone wont boot after boot screen

Folks, I've rooted by buddy's phone and tried changing the boot animation to marvel boot screen, but unfortunately the phone won't boot further it keeps looping at boot animation. Now the phone's ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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Can't unlock bootloader

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader of my tablet for hours now.. There's no solution out there that worked for me. I've already tried: fastboot oem unlock (the tablet responses with a question ...
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Bootloader frozen on Nexus 10

My Nexus 10s bootloader is stuck, it keeps saying "Downloading... Do not turn off target!!" and fastboot commands have no affect on it. I also can't use the volume rocker to boot into recovery or ...
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How do I unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro?

I own a "Sony Ericcson Xperia Mini Pro" (model number SK17i) running Android 2.3.3 (Kernel 2.6.32.8-perf, build number 4.0.A.2.335). It's branded by Orange Austria. I'm looking for a way to root it, ...
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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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Getting Error In installing cwm recovery in Micromax a1(androidOne) from fastboot!

I want to install cwm recovery in my canvas a1 for backup my current rom android 4.4.4. I m going to install lollipop 5.1 I heard about some bug in lollipop so for my safety i want a backup. I used ...
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Device freezes after trying to reboot with bootloader

I have been trying to unlock my bootloader as per the instructions found here. I already have installed the drivers from Google USB driver folder that comes in Android SDK "extras" folder. However, ...
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Flash motoboot.IMG without computer

I need to upgrade my bootloader for lollipop, problem is my laptop is being repaired at the moment... Is there any way I can flash motoboot.img without a computer? I have root, Philz advanced ...
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Moto G does not turn on after updating to KitKat 4.4.4

I have rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Moto G. After that, I updated it to KitKat 4.4.4, but it does not power on. Fast boot mode cannot turn on too, I haven't tried anything yet. How to fix ...
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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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How can I enter Fastboot or Recovery mode on the eSTAR X35?

My eSTAR X35 is stuck in a bootloop and I can't reach fastboot mode. How can I get there or into Recovery mode?
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unable to flash bootloader on nexus 5

LG Nexus 5, LG D820 Andoid 5.1.0 LMY47D Issue: My phone doesn't boot up, it is stuck on the 'flying colors' screen I have done below steps: Wiped data/factory reset on my Nexus 5 fastboot oem ...
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My LGG2 is stuck in fastboot and not showing up on the PC

I have tried to add Cyanogen Mod 12 to my LGG2 and flashed my recovery and now it is stuck in fast boot. I have looked everywhere nobody has an answer the phone does not come up on my computer as a ...
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ADB can discover devices but not fastboot

I've searched on the web about this problem and it's usually solved by installing the appropriate drivers. Problem is I'm on a Mac. When I plug in my device, it can be discovered when I run adb ...
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Cannot Upgrade Firmware after Accidentally bricked my Sky Vega IM-A800s

I'm trying to install a custom ROM on my Sky Vega A800s. First I tried to use fastboot to flash the A800S_CWMrecovery_6.0.1.2 recovery image, but when I try to boot my phone into recovery mode it ...
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OS Features missing after upgrade to Android 5.1

I just updated my Nexus 5 from Android 5.0 LPX13D to 5.1 LMY47I. Some components of the OS now seem to be missing. When I scroll with two fingers from the top of the screen I only get the ...
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Nexus 5 gives Status 7 error when flashing 5.1 OTA [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to install 5.1 OTA via ADB. In my struggle, I tried installing TWRP to try to get it to work, but it didn't. I since flashed the stock recovery. When trying to flash via ADB, ...
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Update Android on HTC Evo 4G

I have a rooted FreedomPop HTC Evo 4G PC36100 with CyanogenMod 2.6.37.6. My Android version is 2.3.7. Beseband version is 2.15.00.01.15. How can I update Android to the latest version? Is it ...
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is fastboot a part of firmware

I was thinking of installing kali linux on my phone but before that I just had few doubts. Is fastboot a part of firmware and can any one overwrite it to brick my phone?
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Fastboot devices returns nothing

I have Asus Fonepad 7 dual sim (Build ver. 5.5.1). I want to root my device. adb devices recognizes my device properly. Debugging mode is on. Even device enters in fastboot mode by ...
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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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After updating to 5.1, phone wont get past black “Google” screen

Last night I upgraded to 5.1 via the built-in update functionality. This phone is not rooted. Well, now my phone won't get past the black screen with the white "Google" logo when I try and boot it ...
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fastboot flash bootloader = FAILED (remote: (InvalidState))

I'm trying to flash bootloader on my Nexus 7 (2012) and getting FAILED: mbp:nakasi-lrx21p alexus$ fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img sending 'bootloader' (2100 KB)... OKAY [ ...
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...