Originally Posted by Poetcop
Quick question: is it weird that my Kindle appears to leave fastboot mode (confirmed via hardware id) when I unplug the USB cable, or restart the computer? (plug it back in, no longer shows up on the device manager at all until I go through that whole process) It's thwarting my efforts to use the linux tool to communicate with it, since the MfgTool is PC only. I'm trying to figure out whether my lack of ability to communicate with it via the fastboot tool is due to it being in a weird state, or due to the binary I downloaded not working properly on my particular windows distribution.
I have noticed a tendency for the kindle to drop out of fastboot mode when you unplug the USB cable too. The definitive way to find out how fastboot works is to read the source code (fastboot.c) in the GPL source code from amazon, if you want to know the answer to your questions.