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I just figured it out. <_<



can you share please?

I have not figured it out...

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sorry !

can't find delete for a double post..

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Edited by ofiaich, 14 March 2010 - 12:47 AM.

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Please fix the links, I'd like to download Superboot but it's just a redirect...

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AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

I am obviously doing something stupidly wrong, but I don't know what.

My computer fails to find my Nexus One. So although I have fastboot and the AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsbApi.dll in the same folder, it won't do a thing when I double-click the fastboot-windows option.

When I try to access it through a command line prompt I get the message "fastboot-windows oem unlock is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

HELP! I've been trying to fix this for 3 days. :)

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AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

I am obviously doing something stupidly wrong, but I don't know what.

My computer fails to find my Nexus One. So although I have fastboot and the AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsbApi.dll in the same folder, it won't do a thing when I double-click the fastboot-windows option.

When I try to access it through a command line prompt I get the message "fastboot-windows oem unlock is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

HELP! I've been trying to fix this for 3 days. :P


Your phone is booted up to the white screen from holding the trackball and it says Fastboot USB above the menu items? You also installed the drivers so the nexus one is seen by the OS? If so you'll have to let us know the error and what fastboot-windows devices shows. You need to be in the directory where your fastboot and dlls reside when using the console, unless you place all 3 in windows\system32 or some system path.

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Man I've tried windows, mac and linux and can't unlock bootloader, I need exact directions for each, I'm going mad!

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I managed to get the seriall number up om XP but when I tried to install the superboot for the correct version it always failed, and on re start no unlock icon shows, what am I doing wrong?

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I managed to get the seriall number up om XP but when I tried to install the superboot for the correct version it always failed, and on re start no unlock icon shows, what am I doing wrong?


No sweat, worked it out, running a21 custom rom, sweet mate!

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got it, thanks

ok what did you do all I get on my nexus one is a waiting on device, thanks

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hello folks, first off am a total goho when it comes to all these geeky stuff so pls forgive my naivete. I bought my N1 straight from google totally unlocked (or so i think), and i want to install the sense ui rom onto it but i just cant even seem to unzip the fastboot file on my pc as required. I use a windows vista. can somebody pls help me out. thank you

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"Download and extract fastboot from here"

From where? I don't see it anywhere with that link. Please help.

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ok what did you do all I get on my nexus one is a waiting on device, thanks

Ok, IM not even getting that far. I get a flash of a prompt screen and thats it.
Ive tried reinstalling the drivers. And still no dice.
Man, I thought this would be easier than rooting the hero

Ive tried doing the commands from a prompt. And I get <remote: signature verify fail>

So I figured that I need to unlock the bootloader

so I tried using the command prompt, and I get AdbWinApi.dll is missing, What the heck? ITs in the same dad blame folder.

Anyone want to share how to correct this? The other responses to the thread say that they have figured it out, but they dont say how.

Whats the deal?

Edited by justajason, 30 April 2010 - 03:30 AM.

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Im getting an error on my N1:

"The program can't start because AdbWinApi.dll is missing from you computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

What should I do??

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man, i'm a noob to android and have been a long time iphone fixer.

i cannot my nexus rooted.

i have windows 7 64bit running, followed all the directions, downloaded all the files etc.

i got into the boot screen on the nexus but c: prompt says waiting for device.

i tried to run adb but it is not displaying my serial number.

when i run install superboot...just hangs

what the hell am i doing wrong? should i use an XP system?

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Help , i cant unlock the bootloader,
i connect the phone to the pc, windows can detect my phone with serial no.. but when tries to root it using command prompt, phone is not detected as the serial number never show up, hence i only get the message "waiting for device".
stuck in the fastboot-windows oem unlock process

Edited by lim_ryan, 30 May 2010 - 08:42 AM.

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In which case my SPL would probably be useful since its definitely a regular retail Nexus One, not a dev phone or holiday phone.


Need to find out how to dump this....

Edited by DanH48, 16 June 2010 - 05:09 PM.

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I'm new to this but just tried to unlock my bootloader. I get this message:

< waiting for device >
... INFOErasing userdata...
ERROR: usb_read failed with status e00002ed
FAILED (status read failed (No such file or directory))


The unlock shows when I reboot my phone, but did the unlock actually go through? Any ideas on what I can do to fix it if it didn't work?

Thanks!

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For everyone that is having "waiting for device" issues, try this.

-On your phone, click Settings > Applications > Development and make sure USB Debugging is on.

-Plug your phone into your computer via USB cable (it needs to be on). It should say installing drivers if using Windows.

After that, windows should install the correct drivers from the sdk and than you can turn your phone off and boot into fastboot and follow the instructions from the first post. This worked for me. Thanks.

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Hi Paul,
In my case, extracting fastboot to C:\fastboot\, copying "adb.exe", "AdbWinApi.dll" and "ddms.bat" to the fastboot folder and running:
C:\fastboot>fastboot-windows.exe oem unlock
give me the following message and the program just stop in there.
< waiting for device >
I already updated the USB driver for Windows to the latest version (USB Driver for Windows, revision 3)

This is what I had done to unlock the bootloader
- Entering bootloader mode on the handset
- Connect the handset to the computer by using USB cable and make sure it was connected (identified) by the computer
- Copy fastboot-windows.exe from the fastboot.zip file to directory tools\ of Android SDK installatation directory. In my case:
C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
- Open the command prompt and change the directory to tools\
- Execute the "fastboot-windows.exe oem unlock" from there
- Voila! the bootloader unlocking screen appear
- Confirm the bootloader unlocking, and my handset restart and reset to "factory setting"

PS:
Actually when I executed the fastboot-windows.exe oem unlock command, the following message appear:
C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>fastboot-windows.exe oem unlock
... INFOErasing userdata...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))


Well, I don't know whether it was successfully unlocked or not, but I had successfully installed superboot after this anyway.
My handset is Google Nexus One, updated to Froyo FRF91 OTA

Edited by Paul, 03 June 2011 - 01:23 PM.

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I think there may have been a typo in the original instructions. I was having trouble with fastboot waiting, and as far as I can tell the list of files to include was wrong. I had to add AdbWinUsbApi.dll to the fastboot directory in order to get my device detected. I'm not sure if you need to also have AdbWinApi.dll, but I left it in there just in case. I had it work first shot after that.

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