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 unbrick/reflash Nexus S using stock ROM, stock tools

I have a Nexus S that seems to have bricked itself. I have never modded the ROM or phone, and it was totally stock. Now, it boots right int the white Google logo and stays there forever (I let it ...
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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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Fastboot oem get_identifier_token - FAILED (remote: unknown command)

Hello Everyone! I am trying yo unlock the bootloader with no success. Basically, the following command Code: Fastboot oem get_identifier_token is hitting the error of: FAILED (remote: unknown ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Stuck in Fastboot mode after flashing custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W

I flashed MIUI fastboot ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W since I had problem booting it. It was a old ROM but now nothing happens except it is stuck on fastboot mode. It doesn't even charge the battery. I tried ...
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Writing 'partition' Failed (remote failure) error, when flashing from fastboot

A couple of days ago, I got an error on my phone (Motorola Razr HD xt925) saying that it cannot load the home screen. So, I restarted it in order to resolve the issue. However, it didn't reboot and ...
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Are there other ways to enter fastboot mode if the power button is broken?

I've dropped my phone (ATRIX HD) and now it isn't turning on. The thing is when I connect to charger it shows the green light and start to boot (Motorola logo appears) but then it keeps restarting ...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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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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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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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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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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Asus Transformer Tab tf300t stuck on asus screen. No ADB, no fastboot, no recovery, no os

I'm very happy with cm11 on my Galaxy s3 so i wanted to try it on my tf300t. First i unlocked the bootloader which i succeeded in doing. Then i flashed clockworkmod recovery via adb. However, when i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing TWRP on a Samsung device, no fastboot (using ADB or other ways)

My device (Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300) is not detected by fastboot in Download Mode, but it is detected properly by adb. I want to install TWRP as my device recovery. Is there any way to install it using ...
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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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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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Nexus One can boot only with USB fastboot

After making some changes to my Nexus One, I can't boot it normally, but I can boot it with USB fastboot, like this: $ cd 1.0-GRI40-nexusone-superboot $ ./fastboot-linux boot boot.superboot.img How ...
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What does “Archive does not contain 'android-something.txt'” mean?

So I am trying to flash my OnePlus One with CM12s through fastboot on command prompt, but whenever I type fastboot update romname.zip I am presented with: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' ...
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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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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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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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Can I fastboot flash a factory image without flashing the recovery?

Factory Images Using Nexus 9 as an example, the flash-all.bat contains: fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-flounder-3.43.0.0114.img fastboot reboot-bootloader ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 >nul fastboot ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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ADB and Fastboot displays different devices

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader of my device, Cherry Mobile Fuze, which is a port of Micromax A96. As seen on the screenshot, is it normal that the ADB displays a device that is different from ...
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Wipe /data/ but not /data/media/ through ADB shell or fastboot

I know I can use fastboot -w or fastboot erase userdata, but these erase /data/media/, the internal storage which is located at /data/media/0/..., which I don't want. Is there a way that doesn't ...
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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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Nexus 10 / Android 5: recovery broken, fastboot not working

So I have broken the software of yet another Google device, this time a Nexus 10, manta. What I did: - tried to install Ubuntu like so. It failed with 2015/07/18 01:20:36 Cache formatting was not ...
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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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No recovery mode .. Stuck in Fastboot mode (RAMDUMP)

i have my cherry mobile Omega spectrum .. i was supposed to reboot my phone after installing a custom i can't find any answers in my group so i decided to post here about this problem anyone here ...
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adb device not found

When I enter ./adb devices I get Device not found. Yet I can successfully unlock my phone via ./fastboot oem unlock. I can't turn on debugging since my phone is stuck in a bootloop and won't start ...
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does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? + Doing it without CWM?

does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? and is it ever dependent on android version? e.g. 4.22 or 4.3 I have CWM and i've seen the option to install from zip within CWM recovery. ...
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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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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 ...