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Question Is anybody able to connect fastboot to the Pixel on chromeOS running crostini?

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Papote3

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I have the latest version of both adb and fastboot. I'm able to connect with adb with the pixel and run commands but as soon as I have it in bootloader mode, fastboot doesn't see it. The chromeOS sees it because linux is asking for permisions. I tried about 3 or 4 different cables, different ports, rebooting linux and also the computer but just can't get it to work.

I'm able to connect adb and fastboot with other devices on chromeos running the linux container, don't know why fastboot isn't working with the Pixel 6. I tried on a windows PC and it worked like it supposed to
 
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Papote3

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Its really strange, I thought it should be easier on a chromeOS device, but then again, Crostini isn't full linux so maybe theres something missing that the Pixel 6 specifically needs
 
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Its really strange, I thought it should be easier on a chromeOS device, but then again, Crostini isn't full linux so maybe theres something missing that the Pixel 6 specifically needs
Best report this in Pixel Support settings, so the developers responsible can take a look into this.
 

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I have the latest version of both adb and fastboot. I'm able to connect with adb with the pixel and run commands but as soon as I have it in bootloader mode, fastboot doesn't see it. The chromeOS sees it because linux is asking for permisions. I tried about 3 or 4 different cables, different ports, rebooting linux and also the computer but just can't get it to work.

I'm able to connect adb and fastboot with other devices on chromeos running the linux container, don't know why fastboot isn't working with the Pixel 6. I tried on a windows PC and it worked like it supposed to
AFAIK, it has not worked with previous Pixels. I have my PixelBook set to do dual boot with GalliumOS because of this. I believe it also works when you boot GalliumOS from USB, but it has been a while since I have done it.
 
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AFAIK, it has not worked with previous Pixels. I have my PixelBook set to do dual boot with GalliumOS because of this. I believe it also works when you boot GalliumOS from USB, but it has been a while since I have done it.
well that is even stranger that it works with other phones and not with Google's own devices.

I did tried it in the past with an OG Pixel XL and it did work.

It's a shame because my chromebook is basically my main computer and the one that I can easily carry around to do my basic daily stuff
 
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well that is even stranger that it works with other phones and not with Google's own devices.

I did tried it in the past with an OG Pixel XL and it did work.

It's a shame because my chromebook is basically my main computer and the one that I can easily carry around to do my basic daily stuff
It didn't work with my Pixel 3 a couple of years ago. I have not tried it since, so perhaps it would work with the P3 now. It appeared to be a timing issue with the phone reboot, so it may work sometimes and not others.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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This stuff is a few years old, and I don't use ChromeOS, so forgive me if this doesn't apply or is out of date, but here are several relevant Google search results:

https://github.com/nathanchance/chromeos-adb-fastboot

https://www.xda-developers.com/adb-fastboot-chromebook-chrome-os/

(linked to from the above article) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...and-fastboot-on-an-x86_64-chromebook.3806428/

Hope you find your solution. It would suck not to be able to use Fastboot from Google's own OS.
 
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Papote3

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Only needed for windows OS, on ChromeOS you'd be using adb/fastboot on a Linux environment
This stuff is a few years old, and I don't use ChromeOS, so forgive me if this doesn't apply or is out of date, but here are several relevant Google search results:

https://github.com/nathanchance/chromeos-adb-fastboot

https://www.xda-developers.com/adb-fastboot-chromebook-chrome-os/

(linked to from the above article) https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...and-fastboot-on-an-x86_64-chromebook.3806428/

Hope you find your solution. It would suck not to be able to use Fastboot from Google's own OS.
Thanks for the help. Those are somewhat old but I think the issue is with pixel 6 (or older) devices

adb and fastboot work great on other phones on chromeOS running crostini and the pixel 6 is able to run adb/fastboot commands from windows and Mac OS. So the issue has to be the combination of the Pixel 6 and chromeOS.

I still can try and put my Chromebook in developer mode and run adb/fastboot in Crosh, so maybe I'll try that some day
 

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Just an update, My Acer Chromebook (Developer) ADB and Fastboot commands worked fine on the latest SDK (I ditched MS years ago). I've been doing this since the great Developer nathanchance set it up in 2018!
 

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