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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Android Question

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    How would I use the command fastboot getvar all? Does this require a computer or can it be used on the phone? What is fastboot?

  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Welcome to our AndroidForums :).

    The fastboot utility does indeed require a PC.

    It also typically requires specific USB drivers if you're using a Windows PC (Linux / Mac is a bit easier, but likely requires using sudo).

    It also requires that your device is booted into what is called fastboot or bootloader mode (some a small number of (stubborn) devices that won't even show you the bootloader screen).

    fastboot is a utility for interacting with the bootloader to do device-specific things (checking the bootloader lock state, flashing the boot or recovery partitions, etc.).

    The functionality does vary by device and whether or not the bootloader is unlocked, though.
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