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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Bootloader menu not starting

boda impressped E351 DC with andoid 4.2.2 but I want to install another os and for that I need to unlock the bootloader but when I try to open it with the adb (adb reboot bootloader) the device ...
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remote: Permission Denied Asus Zenfone 2

I recently (dumbly) removed my internal through TWRP on my Asus Zenfone 2 whilst trying to flash SuperZen from xda. So now I'm attempting to go back to stock, and I've tried doing a factory reset with ...
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Install different recovery from CWM?

I'm trying to switch from CWM recovery to TWRP, my phone is a LG Optimus 4X HD / LG P880. Using Simple Recovery Switcher, I tried to flash the TWRP image, but when I reboot into recovery, I get into ...
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HTC DESIRE 310 - unlock bootloader problem can't fastboot oem get_identifier_token

The devices is connect on screen my HTC Desire 310 I have: On computer in cmd fastboot can see device but fastboot oem get_identifier_token not work : and nothing more What is wrong? Please ...
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How to install update.app via fastboot when device is brick

I have an android 5.1 lolipop update.app for Huawei honor 4c. I installed it via settings -> updates -> local updates and it installed successfully. After installing custom rom my device is full brick....
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Nexus 9, no recovery, no USB debugging, OEM locked in Settings

I've got a pretty complex problem. At the moment: Nexus 9 WiFi Tablet, USB Debugging not enabled Normal Startup: Android laying on the floor Startup with Power+Volume Down: Fastboot Bootloader ...
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Cannot enter fastboot mode after flashing custom recovery

I flashed a CWM recovery on my Micromax Q380 (Canvas Spark) phone. After that only logo appears and it reboots again and again (boot loop). I tried entering into recovery and fastboot (Vol Up + Power ...
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Bricked Vodafone smart 2 (Alcatel V860)

I accidentally erased boot and bootloader. download mode nor recovery works and my pc recognize it like Broadcom USB. Any solution?
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OPO stuck in “Erasing…” while unlocking bootloader

I've been following this guide about rooting my OnePlus One. All seemed fine - adb was good, fastboot as well - and I reached point 6.1. Typed in fastboot oem unlock and got this output: ... OKAY [ ...
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Fastboot “waiting for device”

I have an galaxy s4 i33 that I need to have upgraded for work (or buy a new phone.) On both windows and Linux I can type "adb reboot bootloader" to open the bootloader. However, in windows: -Odin ...
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Windows 10/ADB/Fastboot not detecting Droid Turbo in fastboot mode

I recently tried to root my phone, and as you know the Droid Turbo is very hard to root. So I tried to use the TWRP recovery method. But when I try to use ADB or Fastboot to even list my device, it ...
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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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Cant relock bootloader

I tried to relock bootloader in Xperia Z2 with flashtool, but it didn't work. With fastboot it stuck for long time: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Am I doing anything wrong? How should I proceed?
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Nexus 7 Google Logo Boot-Loop

My stock Nexus 7 was working fine until I turned it on. The lock screen was frozen. I then hard reset the device and turned it back on. On boot the tablet gets stuck on the Google logo and never ...
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Android Nexus 5 “Reboot&Wipe loop with hang” — Can't flash system

My Nexus 5 recently "soft-bricked" itself on an update, and I can't seem to get traditional methods via adb/fastboot (windows pc) to work. My phone is unlocked, and I have the necessary files in the ...
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Installing ROM from Fastboot — Can someone help?

I have a new HTC MyTouch (32A) that I tried to install a new ROM on using ROM Manager. I have done this many times (maybe 100 times), once in a while it goes wrong. Now, with this one, it can't get ...
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Flash Stock ROM (Mediatek) over Fastboot

I want to flash a stock ROM for my device with MTK6572 CPU which is meant to be flashed through SP Flash tool (scatter-based ROM) but I want to flash it through Fastboot. So can I do it by flashing ...
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Install TWRP recovery in soft bricked alcatel OT 6012x

My phone isn't booting up and stuck on the manufacturer logo . Actually i need to unbrick the phone using a custom rom flashing , So i tried to install a TWRP recovery by using SP Flash tool but ...
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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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MotoG won't proceed after Blue M Screen after Cache Wipe& Factory Reset

Ive been using this MotoG for 2 years now. Recently, all the Apps started to Crash on opening and on Restarting the Phone it would always show the "Optimizing xx Apps of xx" .I then did a factory ...
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Oneplus One stuck in Fastboot mode, no power button!

as the title suggests, my OnePlus One is stuck in Fastboot mode and doesn't have a working power button. It came unplugged and since being plugged back in isn't appearing under adb devices. Is there ...
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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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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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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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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 ...