Android Phone [ It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality. I say it’s not really a “mode” because it doesn’t really allow for any interaction, it just loads and waits for you to choose something else from the menu with one exception, see below. They do exist separately, though, as devices without an HBoot menu can still have a fastboot mode. Can i just check, do you have htc drivers installed.

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XDA Feed The best way to get cutting edge news about your device! I have a good understanding of the basic ideas as a Linux user and software developer. This seems to have been designed as a sort of last-ditch reflash method, and used to be a part of several manual rooting methods on HTC phones which is now largely unnecessary.

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Subscribe to Thread Page 1 of 2 1 2. Android Phone [ Hence, each of these areas can be independently flashed.


Initial menu after holding vol-down when booting: It’s originally meant to be a kind of “recovery” mode and so offers a base for hacking. I want to apologize because i think you get this question a lot, but i experience problems trying to root my HTC Sensation. Essentially, though, Andrlid is just a bootloader, which gives you the ability to chain-boot into several other partitions or modes including fasboot.

Very simple and barebones.

How to use the Bootloader

Others, however, couldn’t be unlocked with just “fastboot oem unlock” command. Unlocking bootloader voids your warranty and also completely wipes out the internal memory including contacts, messages, applications, etc.

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Can someone explain these Android ROM hacking terms: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. I could be way off on some things: For example, the radio seems to be a lot more than just the radio.

[Q] Unknown device when in HBOOT/FASTBOOT

See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. When I select that on my EVO it’s the first choice it takes me to another anddoid, which has Fastboot, Recovery, and a couple of other things to select.


hnoot XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. You can run commands like adb shelladb pushetc. Recovery is something analogous to single user mode for Linux. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Click image to enlarge. Do you have Bootloader as an option on your HBoot menu?

Like your regular Linux bootloader, it lets you boot off of different partitions. It’s handy for recovery purposes, but also useful for development and jtc hacking around depending on what you’re doing. Other hboit have done or try to do the same thing. I’ve seen some of this explained elsewhere but I don’t understand how they all fit together. Manufacturers usually lock the bootloader to make sure you stick to their Android OS version specifically designed for the device. Do you know what partition s the skateboard screen loads from?

Notably, you can flash unsigned partition images when in fastboot.