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I suggested to the mods that we have just one sticky in general that has all the threads we believe to be Stickies within it. That way we can control it ourselves but without making it messy, so we have that now ( see signature).

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but i cant find the start button on this toolkit..
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Amazingly detailed thread. There's no way to mess up reading this thread, the noobs will definitely learn if they can do the reading first that is.

I will laugh when a noob asks, "fastboot? It takes about a minute for me to boot!"

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I'm not sure what this all is, but awesome guide!!!!

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Good job my friend, i am sure it's really helpful for a lot of people

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Added the below section about using command prompt. Hopefully a little more detail should help.


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A little more about using Windows command prompt

One thing to understand is that like Windows, command prompt (cmd.exe) works with directories (or folders if you like). The Linux and Mac terminals are the same, but most linux users, we expect you would already know this.

Here you will see I have downloaded a recovery image that I want to flash using fastboot.



As you can see, the recovery.img is located in C:\users\rootSU\Desktop



Usually when you open the command prompt from the start menu, or run command, the command prompt will default to your user location as seen below:



So lets try and fastboot flash recovery recovery.img...



It fails with a not-too-accurate error message. It has failed because you have not told it where the recovery image is. It assumes it is in the directory as listed in the prompt



So, how do we deal with this? Well, there are 3 ways.

1) We tell the command prompt where the recovery.img actully is in the command itself



Success! As you can see, we have told the command that the location for the file is Desktop\recovery.img



2) We can change the directory in command prompt to the directory where the file is. In this example, we change directory to "Desktop". The change directory command is "cd <directory>" or in this case "cd Desktop"



3) ...and possibly the simplest method. We hold shift whilst we right-click on the folder we want to change directory to, and directly open a command prompt there:

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Added a bit more about using directory paths with spaces.

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