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complete noob here. When I try to execute Fastboot...I get a "The program can't start because AdbWinApi.dll is missing from you computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem"

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Hi guys,
finally got my Nexus One here in Germany... Maybe I'm the first one xD :)...

but i tried to unlock via fastboot and its just waiting for device
fastboot devices doesn't show anything either...
works fine with ddms and adb...

any suggestions ?

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ahh sorry just figured it out

now i have just the issue if i should root it or not...

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from other forums, they said unlock the bootloader will wipe/reset the nexus one.

I would like to know what exactly does wipe/reset mean..
is it similar to hard reset or is it delete original rom as well ?

Edited by XZQ't, 13 January 2010 - 04:30 AM.

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from other forums, they said unlock the bootloader will wipe/reset the nexus one.

I would like to know what exactly does wipe/reset mean..
is it similar to hard reset or is it delete original rom as well ?


It just wipes your settings, ROM is still there.

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I'm still having the issue where cmd is hanging at 'waiting for device'. I've uninstalled old adb drivers and reinstalled the latest ones that have support for the Nexus One, but still hasn't fixed it :/

EDIT: Never mind - fixed it by entering fastboot menu.

Edited by huey-t, 14 January 2010 - 04:34 AM.

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I'm still having the issue where cmd is hanging at 'waiting for device'. I've uninstalled old adb drivers and reinstalled the latest ones that have support for the Nexus One, but still hasn't fixed it :/

EDIT: Never mind - fixed it by entering fastboot menu.


Hi everyone, I run this on linux and I just get stuck at 'waiting for device' - has anyone else experienced/fixed this? I have USB debugging on, i've tried rebooting while connected amongst other things also and mounting as USB

mrfoo@osiris:~/src/fastboot$ sudo ./fastboot-linux oem unlock
< waiting for device >
(waits forever)

EDIT:

I've tried this on windows 7, adb drivers installed and sdk for 2.1 - 'adb devices' lists my device, 'fastboot devices' doesn't, fastboot oem unlock and fastboot-windows oem unlock stick at 'waiting for devices' - anyone able to lend any assistance?

DOUBLE EDIT:

I asked in #android on Freenode and was told to hold the trackball, then press the power button - BAM bootloader mode, then the fastboot imaged over the top - seems to be a fairly vital missing instruction!

Edited by mrfoo, 16 January 2010 - 01:45 AM.

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got it, thanks



To all those that had the error Waiting for Device, how did you fix it? I can't figure it out. I am using the latest drivers as far as I know. i've tried it on windows 7 and xp and still no go.

sussed it out. just need to put phone in bootloader first.

Edited by AMoosa, 16 January 2010 - 10:02 PM.

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I just figured it out. :)


yeah for us newbs don't forget to mention the part about starting the phone in bootloader mode (turn off the phone then press power while holding the home/trackball button)

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Yeah, Paul made this sound so easy :) Well, I had the prob of Waiting for device - I had to turn off, and reboot by pressing trackball then POWER - next I discovered that once in THAT menu I need to press the power button once more to get into HBOOT - then the process worked.

Also on my previous attempts I thought I'd done it successfully but hadn't, so I had all sorts of probs with next stages.... When it is done correctly - 1. the phones Data will of course be wiped (Shoulda realised from this as on my first fail go it wasn't!!) 2 - you get an unlock icon at bottom of first splash if its worked. 3 - in fastboot etc from then on you get a pink bit at the top saying UNLOCKED :)

Dayzee - stating the obvious probably, but it might help :) :)

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I just figured it out. :)


Hey buddy, how did you figure it out? I'm using Mac and I can't get it working under Mac. Any information is appreciated.

Edited by fishywang, 20 January 2010 - 06:48 PM.

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not working for me - also when I put phone in fastboot/hboot/whatever.
still stuck on the 'waiting for device'.
any idea?
any other way to unlock the bootloader etc?

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Hi,
thank you for this tutorial. Is it possible to re-lock the phone ?
Does the unlocking modify the operating system or the operating system remains untouched ?

Thanks you!

Alvise

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Hi,

the download link for fastboot.zip does not work. It always directs me to http://www.modaco.com/. Does anyone have the similar problem? Is it related with membership type?

Thanks,

Ashley

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When I try to download the file it redirects me to the homepage. Is there any mirror or some place to download the file?

Thanks

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Yep I get the same problem.... any help would be appreciated -I would really like to tether and add multitouch

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In Device Manager, I can see 'HTC Bootloader' under 'ADB Interface'

When go to a command prompt and say 'adb devices' it does show any devices listed.

When I check the driver date on HTC Bootloader it says 29/10/09, is this an old driver?

If I try and unlock it just shows '... ' and seems to hang there.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

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+1 Same problem

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Help...
Can I do the locked bootloader my Nexus One? Howto?

PLEASE

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Help...
Can I do the locked bootloader my Nexus One? Howto?

PLEASE


not sure what you mean...
unlock the bootloader? look at post #1 here, its all there.

lock the bootloader again? not possible right now.

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