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(UBUNTU-tip) Unlock bootloader stuck at "Waiting for Device"

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By photonmedia, Senior Member on 17th December 2011, 01:54 AM
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you should have already edited your /etc/udev/rules.d/51-andorid.rules file to include this line:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666"
But in fastboot mode, the device shows up as "Google" so you also need to add an additional line to the above file so it looks like this:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="18d1", MODE="0666"
Then issue an:
sudo service udev restart
Unplug and re-plug the device (while in fastboot mode) and try the command again:
fastboot oem unlock
Worked for me!
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17th December 2011, 02:44 AM |#2  
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You probably also could just run sudo before the command (either adb or fastboot) and it should work.

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18th December 2011, 09:14 PM |#3  
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Works great.

20th April 2016, 09:32 PM |#4  
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Can you explain this please
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