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[GUIDE] Fix Fastboot on Windows 8.1 [Latest fix as of 8/25/14]

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By dr3amsINdigital, Senior Member on 25th August 2014, 09:32 PM
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29th November 2014, 09:33 AM |#11  
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thanks so much, it works great!!
 
 
8th December 2014, 01:46 AM |#12  
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I read lots on this forum, but I signed up just so I could say thank you so very, very much for this post! I spent about 12 hours straight trying to get the fastboot driver to work for my HTC Sensation which I wanted to unlock and upgrade. I read lots and lots and lots of posts and tried out lots of suggested fixes but this was the only thing that worked and it was delightfully simple, even though I'd never made any changes to the registry before. I am forever in your debt!
8th December 2014, 08:15 AM |#13  
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thanks so much for this. it worked for my at&t htc one x
10th December 2014, 05:35 AM |#14  
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Been wanting to update my HTC One Mini and couldn't cause of this one fastboot fix, thanks so much!!!
23rd December 2014, 11:35 PM |#15  
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Originally Posted by dr3amsINdigital

I know there are multiple fixes out there for getting Windows 8.1 to detect HTC phones while in fastboot mode, but some are dependent on whether you have an Intel or AMD processor and USB 2.0 or 3.0. This is the latest fix, and should work on all types of PCs. It worked for me on my computer with Windows 8.1 x64, Intel processor, and USB 2.0. I have a S4 One S; I'm not sure if this works with S3.

This is a repost of a thread by @izi501 in the Wildfire S forums; I just wanted to help spread the word. Credit goes to Auth from 4PDA and @niks255.

The issue has something to do with the BOS descriptor in Windows 8.1. It has been fixed in update rollup 2967917.

Instructions:

  1. Install update rollup 2967917 for Windows 8.1
    • To check if you have the update installed already, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > View Installed Updates > type "KB2967917" in the search box.
    • If you don't have the update installed, open Windows Update to install it.

  2. Download the attached file Fastboot.reg.txt and change the extension to Fastboot.reg.

  3. Right click on the Start button and choose Command Prompt (admin). Then type "regedit" and press enter.

  4. Go to File > Import > choose Fastboot.reg.
That should be it; Windows 8.1 should now be able to detect your phone when in fastboot mode! This will probably be one of my last posts here. I needed this fix to restore to stock, since I just sold my phone (I've moved on to the OnePlus One). Thanks to all the devs out there that have made the HTC One S so great!

After hours of researching on how the f*ck I can make fastboot work for my old Desire S, this did the trick. A million and more thanks for you.
7th January 2015, 02:10 AM |#16  
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OMG, finally I can connect my htc one to win8.1.
Million thanks!
14th January 2015, 08:55 AM |#17  
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Man, I wish I have found your post 3h ago ) Thanks to your reg file now I have fastboot working on Win 8.1
Respect, dr3amsINdigital !
21st January 2015, 12:57 PM |#18  
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Man, I wish I have found your post 3h ago ) Thanks to your reg file now I have fastboot working on Win 8.1
Respect, dr3amsINdigital !

link not working brother
21st January 2015, 09:35 PM |#19  
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link not working brother

What link? Everything works for me.
25th January 2015, 03:51 AM |#20  
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What link? Everything works for me.

I am not able to download it. The text file just opens inside the browser.
27th January 2015, 06:39 AM |#21  
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I am not able to download it. The text file just opens inside the browser.

You need to right click and save it. Then rename it to Fastboot.reg.
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