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 recover Samsung Galaxy Fit using software that works on Ubuntu?

I tried to install the new Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy Fit, but it got stuck during installation with an error on /tmp/slideloadpackage.zip. Now, my original Android OS lost. How can I recover ...
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Fastboot setserial command

I noticed that a lot of descriptions of fastboot mention a command named setserial which not available in the current version that comes with Android SDK. You can see the complete list of commands ...
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My Kindle Fire is stuck at the yellow triangle screen after installing TWRP. How can I fix this?

I followed the instructions on the official TWRP site on how to install TWRP on the Kindle Fire. So I did wget <twrp.img> adb shell idme bootmode 4002 fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery ...
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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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Erase successful, but not automatically formatting. Can't determine partition type - Jelly bean 4.1.2 with Nexus S

While I ran the command - fastboot flashall -w I got the following error - -------------------------------------------- Bootloader Version...: I9020XXLC2 Baseband Version.....: I9020XXKI1 Serial ...
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fastboot not working on my Nexus 4

I'm trying to root my N4, and fastboot doesn't seem to work. Running it on linux, and the fastboot binary seems to run. 'Fastboot devices' produces info on my device, but 'fastboot oem unlock' just ...
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Is the setting OFF/ON of the security flag different from enabling/disabling of fastboot?

I am following the book XDA Developers Android Hackers Toolkit 2012. In the beginning chapters , it says that : The second-stage bootloader checks to see if the security flag is on (S-ON) or off ...
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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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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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Prevent unauthorized image flashing

I wonder whether there is a way to prevent someone to use fastboot to flash an Android device. Indeed, while one must be able to turn on USB debug in order to run adb, the bootloader does not offer ...
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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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What are the consequences of installing CWM?

I installed CWM sometime back and switched back to a stock ROM. When I installed CWM I lost my userdata, by which I mean the phone started as it would for the first time after opening the box. I used ...
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How to Install our android image in laptop ? How to make android boot-able image for laptop?

I have Android Source Code image and i want to install it on Laptop . I want to know how we made bootable image for laptop with android image. What I have to do so that laptop detect the android ...
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Is there a way to boot to the fastboot mode?

I booted to the TWRP recovery for the first tiem and played with it by wipping everything using all the wipe options. Then I ended up unable to boot to the fastboot mode, normal mode or recovery mode. ...
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Prevent reboot after fastboot -w image.zip?

Is it possible to prevent the automatic reboot that follows fastboot -w image.zip ? This would be quite useful for batch files. Thanks for any hint :-)
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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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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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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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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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Installing custom ROM on HTC phones over Fastboot or ADB

I am trying to build CyanogenMod for Sensation. After building I have update.zip, which I can install over CWM recovery manually. But how do I install the ROM over Fastboot or ADB in order to automate ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with fastboot

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (international and unlocked). I recently downloaded the kernel source code from Samsung's website and have successfully compiled and now have a zImage file. My problem is ...
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HTC Wildfire won't boot

My HTC Wildfire will not boot up. When I boot normally with the SD card in, I only get a screen that says "Fastboot" with the options bootloader, reboot, reboot bootloader and power down. It says to ...
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Is the kernel flashed automatically from CWM?

By this, I mean, while flashing a firmware (update.zip) from ClockworkMod recovery, is boot.img also flashed or do I need to use fastboot separately?
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Droid2 Fastboot

How to get the droid 2 to enter fastboot? Running rooted phone, CM7 nightly 239 Power + x gets me recovery Power + Up gets me 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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Extract boot.img

I have pulled boot.img from my phone's CWM backup. How do I extract it? I tried split_bootimg.pl. But throws an error - Android Magic not found in boot.img. Giving up.
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Android boot-up messages for debugging?

I am trying to figure out if Android (i.e. Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and/or Motorola Xoom) come with some sort of capability to produce a "boot-up" log. (kind of like Linux boot-up screen) It would be ...
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Boot custom kernel via phone

I can currently boot a custom kernel (without flashing it) for test purposes by using fastboot on my computer via: cmd> fastboot boot customkernel.img Which works great. I've found great kernels ...
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Nexus S downgrade with Clockwork Mod

I have a Sprint Nexus S 4G running ICS Cyanogenmod 9. I want to run 2.3.6. In CWR I've backed up, wipe/erased, wiped Calvik cache, but when I go to install my Sojus 2.3.6 file I get Installing ...
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How does the safe/fastboot/recovery mode differ from the normal as seen from windows pc?

This is a related question to: How to install fastboot drivers? I have trouble using the command line fastboot program. I think that I don't have the correct drivers installed. How can I verify ...
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How to install fastboot drivers?

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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Problem unlocking HTC phone using their fastboot program

According to HTC, my Amaze 4G is fully ready from the factory to be queried for its identifier tolken, but when I run the appropriate command, it doesn't work. I get: $ fastboot oem ...
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How can I get the fastboot command?

I'm trying to root my KF 6.3 following this article. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1568340&page=1 Now I'm in Kindle Fire screen (fastboot mode) but fastboot is missing. ...
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Restoring Nexus S to factory everything

I'm running a Nexus S i9020A on CM9 ICS 4.0.3, with a Matrix 1.46. I've found this website which seems to contain a fastboot image. I was wondering if I use the fast boot image on my Nexus S. Would ...
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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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Phone boots very slow and restarts by itself

My problem is when I turn on the phone, the Google logo stays stuck and after unknown minutes boots in with the software animation, but very slow and then starts over again! First a little history of ...
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Access root directory?

Assuming that I am not able to start up my phone due to a file that is missing on the file system. Would it be possible to get to my phone's root directory on my computer and to place the missing ...
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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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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 the Fastboot pull the information from?

I have a Motorola Xoom MZ601 but which is a GSM Wifi model. 3G on Xoom is not wokring currently. So I tried to debug the problem and when I did Fastboot getVars I got following info ...
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Problem with unlocking the HTC Wildfire bootloader with HTC unlocker

I tried to unlock HTC bootloader by the official tool but I get to the stage when I issue the command: fastboot oem get_identifier_token Unfortunatly I get error ... (bootloader) [ERR] Command ...
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Extracting the radio firmware image from an Android phone

How do you pull radio images off an Android device? Is there any way to do this?
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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 ...
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downloading 'boot.img' while using fastboot to copy ra recovery

In the process of attempting to get Cyanogen MOD onto my HTC Hero. I rooted it successfully, and can connect with ADB. I restarted the phone with the back key held down and get the fastboot screen. ...
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Can't boot to Clockwork Recovery on Atrix (several methods tried)

I have a Motorola Atrix 4G, with AT&T Carrier. Android 2.3.4 EDIT 11/6/2011: I don't know if this means anything, but I don' have an sdcard in it. I have rooted it using this tutorial. I ...
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USB drivers on the xperia play

I'm helping out a friend with rooting Xperia play, I spent 5 hours trying to root it yesterday with him and we couldn't. We tried gingerbreak and z4mod but they did not work, so we tried the fastboot ...
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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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What's the name of the protocol that android devices use in debug mode?

I have a strange Android prototype what we got from a customer. Said customer has forgotten about it, and I'm now fiddling with it to see if I can make it do anything interesting. The device appears ...
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Install zImage on Android 2.2 devcie

How do I install zImage on Android 2.2 device? I have one galaxy tab 7.0 and one NVIDIA Tegra 250 delvel kit. I was trying to using fastboot on NVIDIA Tegra 250 but I failed. I could load zImage ...
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Unlocking the Bootloader on a Nexus One with S-On

I'm interested in rooting my (Very recently bought) nexus one, and installing Cyanogenmod over Fastboot. However, on the boot screen of my device I've noticed the first line tells me that security is ...