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[Q] Fastboot not working on windows 8.1, any solutions?

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By seshmaru, Senior Member on 21st February 2014, 09:52 PM
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Title says it all.

Things I've done:

Reinstall HTC Sync and latest device drivers.
Tried every possible USB port, including USB 3.0 ports.

I'm trying to return my phone to stock but without fastboot it seems impossible. On hboot 1.44.

Thanks in advance.
 
 
21st February 2014, 09:57 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by seshmaru

Title says it all.

Things I've done:

Reinstall HTC Sync and latest device drivers.
Tried every possible USB port, including USB 3.0 ports.

I'm trying to return my phone to stock but without fastboot it seems impossible. On hboot 1.44.

Thanks in advance.

you need another PC or a Ubuntu live boot cd

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2606577

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-windows

http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download...release=latest
21st February 2014, 10:00 PM |#3  
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No other solutions? If so I'd rather just pop by a friend some time and steal his computer for an hour.
21st February 2014, 10:04 PM |#4  
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No other solutions? If so I'd rather just pop by a friend some time and steal his computer for an hour.

not really ..some have luck with an intel driver ..it never worked for me
the Ubuntu live boot drive is very easy to do
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Oh well, thanks I guess ):
22nd February 2014, 03:36 AM |#6  
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There is an updated driver floating around here somewhere. I downloaded it, but haven't got around to upgrading to Win 8.1, but others say it works fine. Search for it.
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Looked around, couldn't find anything besides an old windows 8 driver which I tried but didn't work.
22nd February 2014, 05:23 AM |#8  
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This is how I do it for my Win8.1

Check this for a workaround : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49131915

For the old way: (I didn't try the update yet)
When you first run the script it will rename the files to *.bak
If the new file is not copied, just manually copy them to the directory
(make a backup of the original files first)
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This is how I do it for my Win8.1

Check this for a workaround : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49131915

For the old way: (I didn't try the update yet)
When you first run the script it will rename the files to *.bak
If the new file is not copied, just manually copy them to the directory
(make a backup of the original files first)

Thanks, this method worked perfectly!
22nd February 2014, 08:47 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by ckpv5

This is how I do it for my Win8.1

Check this for a workaround : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49131915

For the old way: (I didn't try the update yet)
When you first run the script it will rename the files to *.bak
If the new file is not copied, just manually copy them to the directory
(make a backup of the original files first)

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Thanks, this method worked perfectly!

Great .. I'm glad this is finally fixed !!
22nd February 2014, 09:30 PM |#11  
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In just the last week, it seems HTC updated the HTCSync application/drivers. I previously couldn't get my Win8.1 system to work in fastboot (it would work for adb, though). But, I just updated to the latest HTCSync/drivers and now fastboot works just fine. I don't have USB3.0, just normal standard USB2.0 system (it is using an older Intel chipset G41).

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