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I want to unlock my Nexus 5. I cannot run any fastboot command however: the device is not detected. What I did:

  1. Press VolumeDown+rightButton until arriving to this screen

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  1. Plug the phone

  2. Run the following commands

though I appear to be in fastboot mode

# apt-get install fastboot
# fastboot oem unlock
< waiting for device >

Nothing is disaplaye after the last line.

PS: I am using Ubuntu 16.04

  • If that's your device in the screenshot (rather than an image taken from elsewhere) then it looks like it's already unlocked. That could explain why it doesn't show anything. – bmdixon Dec 17 '16 at 17:42
  • @bmdixon It should, no matter it is unlocked or locked. otherwise how do you do if you want to relock it? – esQmo_ Dec 17 '16 at 21:05
  • This is 6 months late, but adding sudo to the fastboot cammands solved the problem for me – Naved Aug 2 '17 at 8:42
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You probably don't have USB drivers installed. Download them and install, everything should work now.

  1. Download them from here
  2. Download Galaxy Nexus drivers here

    • Power on the device

    • Go to Settings > Developers Options > USB Debugging then enable it.

    • Connect the device to the computer, drivers should be installed

    • Open a terminal and check if the phone is detected: adb devices (Windows)

    • You should get some hex numbers as output

    • Then reboot to the bootloader: adb reboot-bootloader

    • Then check if the device is detected in Fastboot: fastboot devices

    • Finally proceed with the Unlocking process: fastboot oem unlock or fastboot flash unlock if the previous doesn't work.

PS: Seems like you use a Linux system, I'm not familiar with Linux. You should use Linux commands.

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