Originally Posted by ShottaDopey
Yow how do you enter Fastboot on the tablet and i haved tied avery button on the tablet and i dont see the fastboot option
Hi everyone. I just want to clarify something about this procedure
There's a lot of people being confused on how to get into FASTBOOT on some things, and that's stopping them getting anywhere from the beginning.
The Lenovo TB-X103F tablet doesn't have a way of booting directly into FASTBOOT. Turning the tablet On while holding either volume key and the On button doesn't do it directly. . . . . Firstly, there's 3 buttons on the tablet, I call them VOL- VOL+ PWR (again, that's just to clarify things 100%)
here's what must be done (well it's this way on the 3 I have on my desk, so I assume all TB-X103F tablets are the same) . . . . .
1) Turn the tablet off completely.
2) Press & hold the VOL+
button (the middle of the 3 buttons).
3) Press & hold the PWR
button, release the PWR button as soon as anything appears on screen - Keep holding VOL+
4) After about 8 seconds the familiar green android lay down will appear. Then, your recovery menu will appear.
5) Release the VOL+ button anytime now.
6) Press either VOL button to select BOOTLOADER
on the menu (Bootloader is the same as FASTBOOT on this menu, that's where the confusion lies for many users).
7) Got Bootloader selected? now press PWR and let the tablet reboot itself.
8) it will show the LENOVO logo, and appear to be stuck - it isn't
It's in Fastboot mode.
9) Plug in your USB to PC cable, and it'll install appropriate drivers on the PC (hopefully eh?).
10) Once the drivers are installed, test it by getting a Command Prompt in your ADB/FASTBOOT folder on your PC . . . .
11) type the command FASTBOOT DEVICES
It should show you that your device is connected, if it shows no devices then either it didn't install the drivers, or something
else is wrong (there's about 30 things that can have gone wrong here, too many to go through in this quick guide).
12) The tablet will stay in FASTBOOT/BOOTLOADER mode until you turn it off (or the battery goes flat lol). So stay calm, there's no rush
I've mentioned about there being no rush, because if you choose ADB connecting from the recovery menu, it disconnects automatically after about 5 minutes -
This is Important to know because it can disconnect while you're pushing/pulling files from the tablet, and cause really nasty problems. Bad design eh?
But we're in Fastboot mode, so nothing to worry about like that