Most of you must have been utilizing the android debug bridge (adb), which is a command line tool that lets you communicate with the connected Android phone, the adb is very useful, especially for those who want to get root access with one-click tools such as Kingo or IOroot. And Fastboot is a protocol to flash the system partition on your device, this command is rarely used because not all devices allow access to fastboot, HTC and Motorola are the examples of manufacturer that give you access to it.
Fastboot can be used on almost any desktop Operating System (OS) such as Windows, Linux or Mac. However, not every OS support it out of the box, some HTC users reported that they could not run the fastboot command on Windows 8.1 or Win 8. When they try to run a command line, it always shows “waiting for device…” and will remain in that condition forever.
The driver issue was alleged as the cause of this problem, since while you on fastboot mode the PC cannot recognize it, so we needed Win 8.1 compatible drivers, tested and reportedly working to fix fastboot connection issue on Verizon HTC One.
- Download the adb and fastboot package for Windows 8.
- Extract the package (ADB_Fastboot_Drivers_Win81.zip).
- Put your phone into bootloader mode, in HTC devices, for example, turn it off, then hold Volume down + Power keys together. Once get into bootloader mode, scroll down and choose FASTBOOT.
- Now connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
- On your PC, run Device Manager then find the Unknown device, right click on it and choose an option to update driver, point out to a folder where you save the package from step 1. The Windows should install it automatically.
- Once the fastboot drivers properly installed, now test it by running a simple command below on command prompt.