I'm working on rooting my android kernel and most sites list http://android-dls.com/files/linux/fastboot as the place to look for the fastboot binary. However, I've been getting a 404 (Page not Found) error when attempting to access this site.

Does anyone know of an alternate download location for fastboot?

I'm currently running Ubuntu Linux.

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HTC used to have a copy of the Linux binary, but they changed their developers portal and now I can't find that one anymore, either. The only other pre-compiled version I've been able to find is here (link originated from this thread on droidforums.net, which also has a link to a pre-compiled OSX binary).

I checked with readelf on my Linux VM and it looks like it's a 64-bit binary, so I've also uploaded a 32-bit version to my Dropbox public folder, and it can be downloaded here. This is the binary I use on my machine, which I believe I got from the aforementioned HTC site that's now missing.

Aside from that, you can compile Android from source to get it...but that's kind of a terrible solution for a single small binary file.

  • I'd just use someone else's hard work, someone who makes their builds available - see my answer. :P
    – Broam
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 13:55

The Replicant Project builds tools with every release; you can find their tools here (go down the directory tree in a path like replicant-2.3/preview/0002/tools/), along with notes about which git version was used for the source. Go one directory up and read COPYING for details.

Note: They only offer Linux builds.

Source code is here.

  • This one worked for me (and it's reasonably trustable). Commented Oct 3, 2011 at 22:56

You want the Android SDK. From the CyanogenMod wiki:

After installing the Android SDK or ADB Standalone you can use 'fastboot' in addition to the more common ADB.

After installing the SDK you will need to add the Android SDK platform-tools package.


Here it is: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11347040&postcount=105

  • Can't say I'd trust this binary - it's the right size, but I'm not giving that root access on a box I care about.
    – Broam
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 18:20
  • @Broam I found what appears to be the source. Slightly more reputable; you can review the thread and see if anyone else complained about it, at least. Commented Oct 4, 2011 at 15:09
  • Yes, that is where I found it.
    – Jamiro14
    Commented Oct 6, 2011 at 8:20

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