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i am wanting to unlock the bootloader on my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. The problem that I have encountered is that fastboot doesn't actually detect my device but adb does!

I have tried 'adb devices' and that finds my device but when i try 'fastboot devices' it doesn't appear with anything.

If you have any solutions please tell me!

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    So you have booted into fastboot mode, and there fastboot devices did not detect your device? What OS you're on? In case of Windows, the correct drivers are installed? Note that many devices present a different device ID when in fastboot mode. – Izzy Apr 11 '18 at 13:11
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    I have found the problem, the computer itself doesn't detect my phone when its in fastboot mode. idk why but i will do some research. – Slinver Apr 11 '18 at 18:33
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    According to someone on xda fastboot isn't supported on Samsung and i just need to enable oem unlock in settings :/ – Slinver Apr 13 '18 at 19:30
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    That someone might be right, I vaguely remember heaving heard the same: on Samsung devices, there instead is "Download mode" to communicate with Odin/Heimdall. – Izzy Apr 13 '18 at 19:41
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    @Izzy: You are correct. This answer confirms it. – unforgettableid Dec 4 '18 at 23:15

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