Questions tagged [fastboot]

Fastboot is a protocol used by Android to diagnose and flash new firmware images on an Android devices via USB. It is part of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB).

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On which partition does the fastboot resides and is it writable?

My original intent is to understand is it possible to brick android mobile beyond repair. It seems logical for the device manufacturer to store the fastboot in a non writable storage area and make the ...
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Sony xperia tipo not going into fastboot mode on prompt

I want flash a new OS onto my so xperia tipo because android 4.0.2 is old and slow so I want to flash a more up to date and lightweight mobile OS. However this requires root and whenever I try to hold ...
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Unlocking bootloader on HTC Desire 320

I am trying to unlock bootloader on Desire 320, but failing on retrieving the OEM number: $ fastboot oem get_identifier_token ... FAILED (remote: unknown command) finished. total time: 0.004s I've ...
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How to flash Magisk-x.y.z.zip using flashboot without using TWRP?

Is it mandatory to use twrp to flash Magisk. Can it be flashed using fastboot
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Fastboot: failed flashing (remote: size too large)

I'm flashing a GSI image using fastboot. After entering fastboot flash system system.img I get this: E:\AndroidSDK\platform-tools>fastboot flash system system.img target reported max download size ...
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Bootloop after flashing TWRP (Also lost recovery)

So I was going to root this (previsouly healthy) BQ A4.5. Unlocked the bootloader and flashed TWRP from here: $ fastboot oem unlock (bootloader) Start unlock flow OKAY [ 32.954s] Finished. Total ...
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How to unlock teclast p80x bootloader?

In the Developer menu, I have enabled "Unlock OEM". I run the following commands in adb, and get the following errors: fastboot flashing unlock = FAILED (remote: 'Not implemet.') fastboot: error: ...
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Encryption failed after turning my android phone on

when i turn on my phone it shows "Encryption failed" and "Unable to start up your device. the encryption process was interrupted. you need to reset your device to factory default setting. this will ...
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Pixel 3 stuck in Fastboot mode with “no valid slot to boot” when trying to install factory image

I was trying to install the factory software image from https://developers.google.com/android/images#blueline on my Pixel 3. I downloaded the image as well as the platform-tools with adb and fastboot. ...
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How to use setprop via adb shell in recovery?

I messed up flashing a beta Android Q build on my phone. After that, I can't flash my stable ROM without error 7 in TWRP - device mismatch. Removing the assert works, but not a permanent solution. ...
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How do i install firmware or recovery menu when android smartphone reboots every 5 seconds? [duplicate]

I tried to install TWRP to TP-LINK Neffos C5A and phone started to reload every 5 seconds. Now i just want it to work. So, i tried to enter some menu (Volume UP + Power, Volume DOWN + Power, Volume ...
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Cannot unlock bootloader on Mediatech tablet

I have a tablet that someone gave me to fix. It is just some generic chinese mediatek tablet. It hangs forever at boot. The android logo pops up and then it just sits there in the animation forever. I ...
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Fastboot Xiaomi system partition problem

I am trying to upgrade Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite to Android Pie via fastboot ROM images. It was on Oreo, initially. Had TWRP installed in boot.img because it is an A/B slots device. TWRP is officially ...
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Lg g5 h830 Fastboot flash recovery - FAILED (remote: 'unknown command')

I've recently been trying to flash twrp on my LG G5 H830, when I ran "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" or "fastboot boot recovery.img" it came out with the same "FAILED (remote: 'unknown ...
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Android TV stuck at boot animation after using `reboot bootloader` in terminal emulator

I used reboot bootloader in terminal emulator of my android TV. Since then it's stuck at boot animation. I tried connecting it to my laptop using USB type A male to male cable and USB type A to C as ...
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OnePlus 6T Did “fastboot boot” just delete all my encrypted data?

Today after a successful(Booted, worked fine all day) OTA manual upgrade(downloaded latest zip and flashed) I decided to reinstall TWRP in order to reroot. However, after running first "fastboot flash ...
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fastboot doesn´t see device but device manager & windows does

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Umidigi F1. ADB works, recognizes my phone but once I get into fastboot mode, fastboot devices does not display and devices. I did install all the drivers ...
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Missing recovery mode on Android?

I can't hard reset my Android phone it seems like my recovery mode is missing what should I do to make it back to normal or default? I already tried to perform hard reset but it only reboot to menu. ...
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help fastboot wont flash my image to my nextbook 11a

this is the commands i put in and the results PS C:\Users\ILIKESHEEP\Downloads> fastboot devices CHTT3B5D3960 fastboot PS C:\Users\ILIKESHEEP\Downloads> fastboot flash recovery twrp.img sending '...
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My phone is htc 816g dual sim phone. There is no oem unlocking option in developer mode. How can i fix it?

htc 816g developer options..! No oem unlock option enter image description here
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fastboot cannot see my phone (moto3g) when adb can

Introduction: My phone is moto3g (bootloader unlocked), my OS is Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) and I want to install Debian native on it. To do so, I need root my device, and to do it i have to use ...
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How root huawei y7 trt lx1/ switch slot?

I am trying to root my phone, I unlocked bootloader I have uploaded Magisk-v16.6 to internal storage I flashed by many twrp versions (fastboot flash recovery TWRP_3.2.3_TRT-LX1_by_kiruha_21.img/ ...
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Re-locking bootloader with stock ROM/recovery - Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus to take a partition image, as per this answer. I didn't flash the recovery or make any change to the ROM, and the device is not rooted. ...
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Can't boot into system or recovery

I had the Pixel Experience ROM on Redmi Note 7 Pro which got an OTA update and after the update was installed it got stuck on the boot logo of the phone, the usual keys for recovery mode don't work. ...
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I can't unlock bootloader on fly fron linux

My OS is majaro linux. My phone is fly nimbus 8. I tried to unlock bootloader on it. I followed the instruction. First I go to the Dev mod then enable OEM unlock and USB debugging. Second I typed: ...
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Can't erase cache using fastboot on OnePlus2

My OnePlus2 (I think using OxygenOS) displays start icons (normal logo and fastboot, depending on how I boot it), however, afterwards the screen always remains black, while the phone responds to key ...
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Motorola Moto X Play IMEI=0

I accidentally ran fastboot erase all and now the IMEI isn't being recognized on stock ROM. fastboot getvar imei returns the correct number, but no matter what ROM I try, it doesn't show in settings ...
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Reboot or recover data from blocked android using fastboot or ADB toolkit

Reboot or backup blocked android using fastboot or adb toolkit I used adb toolkit to uninstall proprietary android packages, but as I was removing apps something went wrong and my device got blocked. ...
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Xperia XA2: Stuck on “Sending 'boot.img'”

I unlocked my bootloader, and did: sudo adb reboot bootloader sudo ./fastboot boot ~/Downloads/twrp-3.2.2-0-pioneer.img But it gets stuck on sending: creating boot image... creating boot image - ...
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Fastboot doesn't see device but ADB does (windows 10)

I am attempting the unlock the bootloader on my Google Pixel 2 XL. I know this problem seems to be very common, but I have yet been unable to find a solution for my particular case after searching ...
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I am unable to enable cam2api on my ZMPM1, what should I do?

I have installed the latest versions of adb and fastboot and qualcomm usb driers for my phone - zenfone max pro m1. I tried running the command - "fastboot devices" and it runs perfectly ( when I have ...
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How to factory reset a locked phone when you cant access fastboot or usb debug mode

I have a Hyundai Orbit android phone. The situation is as follows: The phone has a pin which we don't know The phone was never signed into any google or other accounts USB debugging is not turned on ...
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Attempting to fastboot LG Tribute Dynasty,

So I am currently trying to flash an operating system onto my android and every time I try the command adb reboot bootloader It fails. The command simply reboots the phone like normal. Device: LG ...
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Fastboot Device not Detecting my Device

I'm following this tutorial about how to unlock bootloader on Moto. My device is a Moto G5, and my computer has windows 10. On the command line, I can type adb devices and it returns my device. I ...
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Unable to flash LineageOS or TWRP on OnePlus 5T

I'm trying to flash LineageOS on a new OnePlus 5T. I have unlocked the bootloader from fastboot, but nothing else is working. I booted into the stock OnePlus recovery mode and tried to flash ...
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Troubleshoot fastboot error 'remote: ' command not defined

Device: iMX 7ULP evaluation kit Platform-tools: r28.0.3 Image: O8.1.0_1.4.0_ANDROID_TOOL_7ULP_GA (ARM 32 Android 8.1) I used the image provided by nxp website on the device. Then I tried ...
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Nexus 7 not booting past google screen

I tried to factory reset my Nexus 7 this morning and it took 4+ hours, it stayed on the "erasing" screen so I got bored and turned it off, I figured no factory reset takes that long. Now when I try to ...
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Unlocking oem via fastboot says command failed [duplicate]

I use Android on i.MX 7ULP development kit. I planned to unlock oem via fastboot. I downloaded the latest adroid platform-tools (r28.0.3) and Run the following commands on a device while its dev ...
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Put GApps file on Android bsp for nxp development board

I have an embedded system development board nxp MCIMX7ULP-EVK with Android BSP (Android 8.1) installed on it (link). The board by default does not have google play service on it. I downloaded ...
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I have unlocked my bootloader but ADB doesn't detect my phone so I cant get into my bootloader mode to install TWRP

I have a Huawei P10 lite and I wanted to root my phone, so I had unlocked my bootloader after much effort, and now I'm trying to install TWRP but every time i try to enter my bootloader mode it doesn'...
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Vendor does not match the system, eventually fails

Can someone explain why this happens? I eventually shutdown the device which is why is fails, but it takes forever and never finishes. Pixel 2, oem unlocked, Sixrom v2.0. usr@ubuntuhost:~$ ...
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Is there a way to enable USB debugging from fastboot?

I have a Nvidia Shield Tablet that froze on me. After powering down it hangs on the nvidia boot up screen when I try to boot it up. Nvidia support says it is a 'soft-brick', as I can't get into ...
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How to fix “fastboot FAILED (command write failed (No such file or directory))” error?

I was trying to flash TWRP recovery image in my MI 8 SE on my windows 10 laptop. I can detect my device in fastboot mode, but when i try to flash the image i get this error target didn't report max-...
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fastboot commands don't do anything mtk device

I have an android device, locked / not rooted. I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on a mac, adb works fine. adb devices adb reboot bootloader works ok But then when I try most commands with ...
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fastboot check password failed

I try to unlock OEM, using command fastboot oem unlock. My device is Huawei MediaPad Т5 tablet. I got the error: ... FAILED (remote: check password failed!) finished. total time: 0.014s Why?
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How do I install OS in Andriod phone without using fastboot and TWRP?

I've tried to upgrade the rom in MOTO G4 Plus using TWRP version of 3.2.1.0 and during installation process I wiped out the existing android 7.0.1 without backup(understood the cost of backups now). ...
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Last time booted into recovery mode

Is there a way to find the last time an Android device was booted into recovery mode? Trying to help out a friend who had someone, seemingly, attempt to wipe the device. When the device was returned ...
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lenovo a6010 fastboot < waiting for any devices > when trying to flash

I want to root my device(Lenovo a6010),am now trying to install TWRP but fastboot can't see my device when I try to flash the image, even though "fastboot devices" yields my device. Usb debugging ...
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fastboot getvar doesn't work

When I type in "fastboot getvar anti" or "fastboot getvar all" Instead of the actual value I see this: usage: fastboot [ <option> ] <command> And below the list of fastboot commands, ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on OS loading animation, pressing Volume-/Power only shows fastboot for a second, adb shows nothing

This is the normal LineageOS loading screen, which I had until yesterday: Problem: Since yesterday, only one circle is going from right to left, forever. In other words, it never reaches the 3 ...