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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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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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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flashing twrp on lg g4 no error, but no twrp

I'm trying to flash twrp to my lg g4. I've reached the part where I run fastboot flash recovery twrp.img And everything seems to work fine, but when I try to enter recovery mode, I get the default ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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fastboot flashall -w Halts

I have a Samsung Nexus S. I have erased recovery and boot pertitions using fastboot erase <partition> and when I do fastboot flashall -w it stops on sending 'boot' (XXXX KB)... What might be ...
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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 (S-...
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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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Can access Fastboot, but it isn't working. Software issue?

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this. I know it's a long post, I'm just trying to be as detailed as possible. I've a Moto G XT-1032 that stopped working a couple days ago. It has ...
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Fastboot not flashing/erasing recovery

I am trying to fix my phone (LG G2, Lollipop 5.0.2) by reflashing a recovery (the old one was corrupted). I've managed to get into Fastboot however I cannot flash / erase it; this is the output: # ...
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Not able to flash android N preview system.img in Nexus 6P

Not able to flash android N preview system.img in Nexus 6P Android N preview (Nexus 6P "angler") Build : angler-npd56n-factory-1ce5ccad.tgz fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-angler-angler--03....
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HTC ONE (M9) - S-OFF sunshine & cyanogenmod

Ok guys i'm in a real problem! I cannot make or receive phone calls for one week... it all started when I got bored with the original OS of the HTC One M9, so I rooted the phone and installed CM13 ...
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Data recovery from android device with broken screen

Situation Summary - I have an Android device with a broken screen, LCD and touch I have an android phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which I have flashed with the Android firmware for the E4.5 - ...
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Volume Up button does not respond while unlocking bootloader

I have an InFocus M260 (MediaTek MT6582 based). It has a locked bootloader and whenever i try to unlock the bootloader, this shows up : fastboot -i 0x0489 oem unlock in the device it shows ...
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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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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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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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Nexus 5x stuck on Google logo

First time that I've been lost about how to fix an android device. In short, I tried updating the my device to the latest cm13 nightly but that ended up causing the Google logo loop (wouldn't boot ...
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Can't recover Nexus 5 from bootloop

Hey I am trying to get my Nexus 5 working again. I really need someone to help me troubleshoot this. One day I noticed my phone was off after about half an hour from being fully charged. It wouldn't ...
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Wondering if i can debloat some google apps from unrooted lg phone for my father?

My father being older does not want to modify his phone, however he has a LG L70 and no sd card, and doesn't use some unnecessary Google apps, such as play, books, and whatever else. My question is ...
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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Cannot use ADB on a bricked phone

I'm trying to unbrick a soft-bricked Android phone, and many tutorials say to use ADB to fix it, but I cannot use ADB or fastboot, since the device is not reconized. It's a Lenovo Zuk Z1, I am running ...
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XPeria L stuck in bootloop after flashing Ressurrection Remix ROM

Folks, I unlocked the bootloader and rooted my XPeria L without problems, I then installed TWRP, made a complete backup and tried flashing the Ressurrection Remix ROM. But the phone doesn't boot up ...
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After installing CyanogenMod 12+ fastboot is not working

I installed CyanogenMode 12+ in my S2 device. Every thing was working fine and I used fastboot to flash the ROM. After installing CM when I go to download mode again, fastboot didn't detect the ...
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Unable to flash boot.img in htc one v

I'm trying to install a new rom in my HTC one V. I could successfully do everything with my one V until I upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10. I already have CWM recovery. USB debugging is ON . I try ...
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Flashed wrong recovery on a QTAB with no bootloader or fastboot. What can I do?

Hey guys I was just tinkering, and it was stupid of me not to take a backup of any kind. Anyway, QTAB doesn't have a bootloader or fastboot menu. When I try adb reboot bootloader or fastboot, it goes ...
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Relock Y300 Bootloader

I have hauwei Y300-0100. I unlocked Bootloader Of My phone before for root it. Now i want to flash my phone with stock rom but i cant. I tried to lock my phone with fastboot but i gave an error: I ...
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Yureka fastboot not detected in LINUX, but adb detects device

fastboot detects Redmi 2, but not Yureka. I am trying to install Cyanogenmod in Yu Yureka. When I tried installing the CM zip with default recovery, it failed stating "Signature Verification Failed". ...
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problem loading fastboot and recovery

I have a Croma CRXT1125 tablet. I was trying to flash a custom recovery and some problem occurred. The recovery failed to flash and the stock recovery is also not opening now. Stock recovery worked ...
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Creating and flashing image to Android device

I have created an image of my Android device (Lenovo A6000) using the command adb shell -c su 'dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p23 > data.img' Now I would like to flash this image to the same device, ...
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Sony Xperia SP C5303 not booting into fastboot mode

Device: Sony Xperia SP C5303. I turned off the device, then hold volume up key, and plugged the USB cable. But I see no blue light. After a while it goes into charge mode. What could be the problem?...
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Moto G XT1039: Random reboots to bootloader with “failed to initialize partition table” message

I have a Moto G 4g (peregrine XT1039), which in every one or two days reboots to bootloader with "Fastboot reason: failed to initialize partition table", see Image(1). In Image(2), you can also see "...
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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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Moto G 2014 XT1068 is bricked. Keeps looping and won't boot. What to do?

Ok so here's a couple things about my phone: Its bootloader is unlocked, it is rooted, and it has a custom recovery (TWRP). The problem is, my phone got stuck in the "WARNING, BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED" ...
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Fastboot hanging after first command (osx)

My fastboot binary from OSX is responding weirdly and i can't figure out why. It seems to work great at first since the first command i'm sending works (and this whatever it is) ; but any command ...
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Nexus 7 - Stuck on boot animation. Fastboot detects device but ADB doesn't

My Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) is stuck on the boot animation. I can detect it in Fastboot but not with ADB. Is it still possible to backup the data before I wipe it? It's not rooted and the bootloader is ...
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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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After using SP Flash, Phone wont boot up

Handset : Huawei Honor Holly Root : Yes I used SP Flash Tool to flash a ROM, downloaded from the Official website of the phone company. I flashed all that was given (boot, uboot, recovery, ...
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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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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 ...