June 4th, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (GSM), HTC Wildfire, Asus Transformer TF300T
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Trouble rooting - stuck at "Starting Fastboot USB download protocol"
I have the ASUS Transformer TF300T. I decided to root the device.
I was following the steps as listed on a couple of websites, including here
. I successfully unlocked the bootloader (I know this because I get the message in the top left corner when booting the device). I am now up to the step of running fastboot.
The problem is, when I restart the device and get into fastboot mode (using the power+volume down button), I get a message stating "Starting Fastboot USB download protocol". It unfortunately doesn't move on from that message. I checked "fastboot devices" on my computer, but it doesn't pick up anything.
I tried in both Windows and Linux. Both have the same results. If I have the tablet turned on normally, I can run "adb devices" and it shows up (so I'm assuming the drivers are all ok).
Any thoughts or things to try out? I have tried enabling USB debugging and as I mentioned I tried on Linux and Windows.