If you’ve ever owned an HTC device or anything in the Nexus line, odds are, you have typed the word “fastboot” into your command line at one time or another. That said, odds are, you have only just barely scratched the surface of what this handy little Android tool can do. Let’s take a deeper look.

What Is Fastboot?

Fastboot is a tool/protocol for writing data directly to your phone’s flash memory. In practical use, it is used to flash images such as recoveries, bootloaders, and kernels to your Android device. Outside of the obvious, you can also restore nandroid backups, change your splash… more


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