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(Android Central)


30 october 2020 16:09:25

What is Fastboot?
(Android Central)

Best answer: Fastboot is part of the Android bootloader as well as a program you can run on a computer to communicate with it. You might have seen it in action if you`ve ever unlocked the bootloader or had to manually update a Pixel phone. The pure Fastboot experience: Google Pixel 5 ($700 at Amazon) Just as pure and a lot cheaper: Google Pixel 4a ($349 at Amazon) A confusing name but a simple idea Fastboot is three different things with the same name: A protocol for communication between your phone hardware and a computer, software that runs on the phone when in fastboot mode, and the executable file on the computer you use to make them talk to each other. The file you run on a PC (or a Mac) is nothing flashy. You download it from Google and stuff it in the folder where the Android SDK parts live and it just works. The protocol is automatic and if your phone is in Fastboot mode and you run the file it too just works. The phone part is an entirely different story, though. Unle...

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