Can anyone point me in the right direction? Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. For information on hboot and the bootloader , check this link: 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 also have an “engineering” version of HBoot, but I don’t know if that would add extra menu items or not. Initial menu after holding vol-down when booting click image to enlarge If I press back, I get the following screen:

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I have a good understanding of the basic ideas as a Linux user and software developer.

It seems like these updates can contain more androud less arbitrary code, but I’m not clear on how they get applied or where they get flashed to or applied to. Click image to enlarge. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

It’s originally meant to be andfoid kind of “recovery” mode and so offers a base for hacking. You can run commands like adb shelladb pushetc. Nexus devices and a couple tablets can be easily unlocked with a single command.

[Q] How to flash an hboot with fastboot/adb

I’m trying to follow this guide for flashing a new rom xda flashing guide when i try “fastboot -w” the command prompt returns “erasing ‘userdata’ Can someone explain these Android ROM hacking terms: Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.


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This is typically re-flashed so as to follow further modifications. I’m not sure where it lives, actually.

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Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Hence, each of these areas can be independently flashed. I’ll have a good play with hbooot later today. It’s handy for recovery purposes, but also useful for development and generally hacking around depending on what you’re doing.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. To use most fastboot commands you need an unlocked bootloader, or the engineering bootloader.

Most bootloaders are locked, as well as encrypted, including the developer-friendly Nexus devices. Are you a developer? 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.


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By AiuspaktynSenior Member on 11th January OnePlus 6T mod lets you customize the fingerprint scanner icon [Root] December 26, Didn’t know I had to be in RUU. In case you’d still like to know how to do it via fastboot, here are some steps: Manufacturers usually lock the bootloader to make sure you stick to their Android OS version specifically designed for the device. Unlocking bootloader voids your warranty and also completely wipes out the internal memory including contacts, messages, applications, etc.

It is the first thing that runs when you boot up your Android device. Do you know what partition s the skateboard screen loads from?


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When we have the cool devs writing tools like revolutionary. I would do this just in case. For information on hboot and the bootloadercheck this link: