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13th August 2012, 06:43 PM   |  #1  
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Anyone else have this problem?
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Anyone else have this problem?

So is fastboot the problem or are you trying to boot to recovery through the bootloader. I would use ADB instead of fastboot. But if what you're asking is that you want to boot to recovery from the bootloader, just connect your USB cable to your computer and then select recovery in the bootloader.
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So is fastboot the problem or are you trying to boot to recovery through the bootloader. I would use ADB instead of fastboot. But if what you're asking is that you want to boot to recovery from the bootloader, just connect your USB cable to your computer and then select recovery in the bootloader.

Pretty sure it is fastboot... You use the volume rocker to select recovery and hit the power button... It shows the Bootscreen but doesn't go any further than that.

Edit: it says in red FASTBOOT MODE.. When i select recovery it goes tot he google screen (witht he unlock icon) and doesn't go any further than that.
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Anyone else have this problem?

I'm having trouble too. I have it plugged in to my laptop. When I select "Recovery" and press Power, it just reboots, and then boots into Android.
No recovery.

So I'm gonna try TWRP..
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i had the same issue this is what i did

download new recovery h**p://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/grouper/openrecovery-twrp-2.2.1.4-grouper.img


then in fastboot

fastboot erase recovery
fastboot flash recovery name_of_recovery.img

wait 15 seconds

unplug usb cable

then use volume keys to boot in to recovery

hope this helps
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so any solution at the same screen, same problem.


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i had the same issue this is what i did

download new recovery h**p://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/grouper/openrecovery-twrp-2.2.1.4-grouper.img


then in fastboot

fastboot erase recovery
fastboot flash recovery name_of_recovery.img

wait 15 seconds

unplug usb cable

then use volume keys to boot in to recovery

hope this helps

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You want to be in the bootloader mode and select recovery. The trick is that to do that, you have to have your Asus USB cable connected to a live usb port when you do it, and it usually works if recovery isn't damaged.

And you can also use Wug's toolkit on the computer, or if you can boot the tablet, you can use goo manager to reboot to recovery, or the Trinity kernel app, or your rom's advanced power menu.
8th September 2012, 01:53 AM   |  #8  
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With the USB cable attached from the computer to tablet, here's what I did:

- Went to bootloader
- Did "fastboot erase recovery"
- Did "fastboot flash recovery IMG"
- Then boot to recovery manually from the device itself via volume buttons and Power

Hasn't failed me yet when trying out different recoveries. There was some issue a while back where you had to have the USB cable hooked to your computer and Nexus 7 in order to get to recovery. Not sure if the bug still exists, but it may be worth trying with the cable in.

Also you probably have to have an unlocked bootloader (lock at bottom of Google boot screen).
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22nd September 2012, 01:10 PM   |  #9  
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i had the same issue this is what i did

download new recovery h**p://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/grouper/openrecovery-twrp-2.2.1.4-grouper.img


then in fastboot

fastboot erase recovery
fastboot flash recovery name_of_recovery.img

wait 15 seconds

unplug usb cable

then use volume keys to boot in to recovery

hope this helps

Thanks for that.
That worked for me
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Does the USB port you're plugged into need to be a computer with the fastboot drivers already installed? My unit freezes up in bootloader every time I plug in any live USB cable, whether it's a computer or not. My recovery is fine, but with the bootloader constantly freezing I'm not able to install the N7 drivers on my computer, let alone input any fastboot commands. And no, I don't have access to the computer with the drivers already installed sadly.

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