EDIT: It has failed with a too many links error

This christmas I was treated to a HTC Desire 310 and I am trying to root it which I understand needs the bootloader unlocked. That is where my issue is, below is an image of my command prompt which has been the same for about 30 minutesThe Command Prompt, three dots after fastboot oem get_identifier_token is entered I have been following the HTCdev guide by the way

  • Did your phone was in bootloader mode? – RRD Jan 20 '15 at 11:28
  • When I use the power and vol down buttons it loaded into factory mode so I used the adb reboot bootloader command and from there it was a black screen with fastboot mode written at the bottom of the screen and an arrow pointing at it on the right – AlanTheBlank Jan 20 '15 at 15:57
  • first execute fastboot devices so that we come to know that fastboot is able to detect your device – RRD Jan 21 '15 at 4:34
  • Also after adb reboot-bootloader please remove and reinsert usb cable to your phone – RRD Jan 21 '15 at 4:35
  • Still doesn't work – AlanTheBlank Jan 23 '15 at 22:06

It happens because in fastboot mode, you can only turn on using ADB on the PC, so when your phone is turned on and connected and ADB can see it, go to 5 string (FASTBOOT) and choose 0 (reboot to bootloader), phone will reboot. Now you're in a fastboot mode.


There is two way to enter bootloader mode.

1) Use adb to reboot into bootloader. First boot normally, and enable adb in developer option. Then, ensure you install phone drivers on your PC. After that, the batch you used should work.

2) Manually boot into bootloader. Power off your phone, and connect it to your PC. Then, press power and volume up for a few second until it power on and stay on HBOOT mode. Then click power button to enter fastboot. Also sure you had installed the drivers on your PC.

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