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Question Fastboot stuck on "waiting for device". Whatever OS I use.

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Anghirrim

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Apr 29, 2011
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Hi there,

I have just purchased a Zenfone 8, the bootloader is unlocked (I have the ugly message saying that the phone can"'t be trusted because bootloader is unlocked bla bla bla at startup).

However, while adb works, I can't get fastboot to recognize my device.

I tried on W10 and 11, also on Linux Mint.

Other phones are recognized properly by fastboot, but not the zenfone 8. And of course, fastbootd doesn't work.

Anyone faced this issue?

Thanks,

Anghi
 

Anghirrim

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Apr 29, 2011
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Google Nexus 5
Google Pixel 3a
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Anghirrim

Senior Member
Apr 29, 2011
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239
Google Nexus 5
Google Pixel 3a
I can get into fastboot mode. Using combo key or even "adb reboot bootloader". But on this screen, then fastboot does not recognize the device

And I have tried both bootloader (in principle fastboot) and fastbootd (the one within the recovery) screens. Fastboot commands don't work under both screens.
 
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