I started the phone in
fastbootbootloader by pressing the
Power + Vol-upbutton, but it has only these five options:
- Reboot fastboot.
- SDCARD Download.
- Factory Reset.
There is no
Recovery modewhere I can delete the cache partition.
- I also turned on the developer options in settings and then run this command from my linux laptop:
adb reboot recovery. But the tablet just starts and quits the recovery screen saying "No command found" or something like that.
Is there any hope of being able to delete the cache partition?
The issue is still unresolved, but I went a long way towards learning new things in Android testing, thanks to @Izzy. Primarily,
- USB Debugging using Android SDK is very helpful. For instance,
adb reboot-bootloaderwill restart the phone/tablet to the bootloader. Of course, the device must be recognized by the computer connected through USB which leads to
UDEV rulesshould be properly setup (for Linux OS; I'm using I'm using Ubuntu 14.04) or the proper vendor drivers should be installed (for Windows). This Q/A is very helpful in this regard.
fastboot erase cachewas supposed to help me, but somehow, my ASUS device isn't being recognized by
lsusbwhile the tablet is on bootloader screen (and thus, logically, neither by
fastboot devices). I've raised a ticket about this with ASUS and awaiting a reply from there.