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Fastboot on X10

OP FeraVolt

24th August 2014, 05:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hello people. This thread is mainly for devs.. and I want to share a little finding with you.

I hope you are familiar with fastboot mode on android devices. (If not, check this) And all sony and semc devices not older than 2011 year of release has this feature. By default, X10 doesn't have this. We have only one recovery mode - it's bootloader mode, when you swich off the phone, longpressing BACK-key you connect it to USB cable. Now we're able to get into fasboot mode.

Please note that I didn't created this thing, I only discoverd how this works, tested and made little zip to make use of it. Works on any bootloader, but only on stock kernel.


So, to benefit from whole this thing you need:
- The .zip from attachment
- Stock x10 kernel (UB users, look here)
- ADB/Fastboot drivers on your PC
- ADB/Fastboot tools (check this or this)
- USB cable and working USB port
- Knowledge of what you do and why you do


To install fastboot:
> Download .zip from attachment
> If you have Unlocked Bootloader, flash .ftf from this thread.
> Boot into any recovery and mount system partition
> Flash .zip and reboot.

After Sony Ericsson logo you will see an alert on your screen, saying that it is in fastboot mode. Done. Just connect to USB and use it. But note that if you don't use fastboot in 10 seconds it will automatically reboot, so move faster . To remove fastboot, just flash remove_fastboot.zip in recovery.

Q: Why the f**k I need this?
A: You can benefit from all fastboot features, its an alternative to recovery. For example you can boot any bootable kernel in .img format without flashing it by command:
Code:
fastboot boot your_boot.img
Proof is at photo attached below.


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File Type: zip Fastboot_runner.zip - [Click for QR Code] (214.6 KB, 53 views)
File Type: zip Remove_fastboot.zip - [Click for QR Code] (185.0 KB, 23 views)
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