I have a good understanding of the basic ideas as a Linux user and software developer. Do you have Bootloader as an option on your HBoot menu? Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. With a locked bootloader, it is virtually impossible to flash a custom ROM and other forced attempts, which would void warranty as well as end up in bricks. KingoRoot for Android is the most convenient and powerful apk root tool. You can run as root in recovery, but it varies from device to device.

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[Q] Unknown device when in HBOOT/FASTBOOT | HTC Sensation

Or reboot to the bootloader using the fast boot order adb reboot bootloader. Other manufacturers have done or try to do the same thing.

Your “recovery mode” or recovery partition is different from HBoot. I say it’s not really a “mode” because it doesn’t really allow for any interaction, it just loads and waits for you to choose something else from the menu with one exception, see below.

How to use the Bootloader

Essentially, though, HBoot is just a bootloader, which gives you the ability to chain-boot into several other partitions or modes including fasboot. Yours is definitely different than my EVO’s, too. I’ve seen some of this explained elsewhere but I don’t understand how they all fit together.

Fastboot mode is the state your device goes into so that it can accept fastboot commands, which largely deal with uboot flashing partitions on the device. It’s handy for recovery purposes, but also useful for development and generally hacking around depending on what you’re doing. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Hnoot of Service.


Used her data cable from HTC Desire, and same result.


It is the first thing that runs when you boot up your Android device. Do you have Bootloader as an option on your HBoot menu? I also have an “engineering” version of HBoot, but I don’t know if that would add extra menu items or not.

Where does the kernel sit? Initial menu after holding vol-down when booting click image to enlarge If I press back, I get the following screen: Click image to enlarge.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Not the same thing, but it works for my purposes. Notably, you can flash unsigned partition images when in fastboot. Root any Android device and version without connecting to PC. Also i was not able to include hhboot because of “To prevent spam on the XDA ansroid, ALL new users prevented from posting outside links in their messages.

What is an RUU? It can also be used for flashing official software releases.

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Hence, each of these areas can be independently flashed. Where hnoot the WiFi and 3G radio images sit? Where are you looking htcc the option to boot into your recovery?

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See adb reboot bootloader Command worked so you have working drivers Also from your previous posts I can see that you can go to fastboot usb that also clarifies that drivers are working. You can run as root in recovery, but it varies from device to device.

Can i just check, do you have htc drivers installed. I thought I might see it as an option on the skateboard screen.

This is definitely a little androod, though, since what’s really happening is that you’re getting rebooted into HBoot which is then immediately loading Fastboot. You can verify whether device is connected properly by these commands adb devices when booted normally and usb debugging enabled fastboot devices from bootloader.

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