Can't unlock bootloader. Any ideas?

Shark_On_Land

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I run Ubuntu Linux 11 and have the sdk with adb working. I had add the fastboot binary in to the sdk because fastboot was not in ANY part of the sdk. I can now open fastboot from terminal, but when I "./fastboot devices" nothing shows up.
When I "./fastboot OEM unlock" it just says sharrching for devices...


I have the phone in fastboot mode, USB debugging on/off, using stock data cable,

Any help from yous guys experienced with Linux and the Android sdk?

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BlackHawkA4

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try sudo ./fastboot oem unlock

Hmm, I just installed Ubuntu 11 on an old iMac I had. I haven't used the Android stuff I've installed. However, I tested to make sure the apps were there and "working". I don't think it will go through without sudo in the first place. I could be wrong. I think I remember it saying denied or something without sudo.

I just installed SDK for ADB (Fastboot I also got else where). I tested ADB and Shell worked so I assumed everything was working; but, did not try fastboot to see. Just gave it a run to see if it was working in terminal.

If you didn't I guess try Sudo maybe I'm wrong. But I would like to know what happens here since I too will probably run into the same issue, possibly.
 

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You must sudo to give it rights, but also i had trouble getting it to unlock on ubuntu and even windows. You must have everything EXACTLY right.

Move fastboot from platform_tools into tools, thats what did the trick for me.
 

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You must sudo to give it rights, but also i had trouble getting it to unlock on ubuntu and even windows. You must have everything EXACTLY right.

Move fastboot from platform_tools into tools, thats what did the trick for me.

That's weird. On my Windows machine I just downloaded an ADB and Fastboot in a zip file from some website. Didn't have SDK. Just threw them in a folder I labeled "root" and it worked fine for me.
 

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You must sudo to give it rights, but also i had trouble getting it to unlock on ubuntu and even windows. You must have everything EXACTLY right.

Move fastboot from platform_tools into tools, thats what did the trick for me.

I tried both folders. I haven't tried sudo yet. But ill try that. I followed ksmithinys directions but I'm starting to think it was based for windows.

I still don't get why the fastboot binary was not in the sdk?

If all else fails ill have to set up a windows dual boot. -____-

Thanks for the help guys, ill keep you posted.


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