Basic information: Windows - Android SDK - fastboot.exe

As the title says.. fastboot won't work in my cmd and fails with the output: fastboot: usage: no command. The android-sdk is located in the root directory (C:\). I also add the pathvariables in the system environment. I don’t try it with an android device, I only test if the command responds, but yeah it did not...! So I actually do everything like it's described in the tutorials, but can't find my mistake. Did anyone have this problem or does know a solution?

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    Cross posting is discouraged (you have done it on two other sites) – beeshyams Aug 25 '18 at 17:35
  • @beeshyams Yeah I will delete one! I find this part of stock exchange one hour ago! But you don’t have a solution for my problem? ^^ – lpsweder Aug 25 '18 at 17:38
  • What command did you actually issue? It's important that we can recreate your problem before we can diagnose it. – iBug Aug 25 '18 at 17:44
  • I only use the command “fastboot” so actually the possibilities of this application should be shown, if everything is configured in the right way! By the way “adb” works! – lpsweder Aug 25 '18 at 17:47
  • Are there any special drivers required to run this command in the basic way without a device? – lpsweder Aug 25 '18 at 20:18

Use fastboot --help instead. This is a kinda standard way to get usage help in Linux world. However sometimes writing only the command name also works as you expect.


if (argc == 0) {
    return 0;

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