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Old 07-06-2023, 11:01 PM   #1
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Fastboot on Page

Just received my Page, and successfully rooted it (using the edl method). One oddity that I ran into is that I was never able to get into the bootloader level fastboot. When I did adl reboot bootloader or fastboot reboot bootloder (from fastbootd), it just rebooted to a Onyx screen and there were no USB devices available. I ended up having to hold power + up to get a reboot. Is there a different command I can try to get into bootloader fastboot ?
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Old 07-09-2023, 06:12 PM   #2
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Just received my Page
The "Page" is one of those wacky "other channel" models.
Is that a Leaf2?
Which Firehose loader did you use?

When you reboot bootloader are you sure that there is no USB interface being presented?
Are you on Windows or Linux? usbview.exe or lsusb -v

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Old 07-09-2023, 09:08 PM   #3
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I believe it is a just released model, https://shop.boox.com/collections/all/products/page. TBH I'm not sure which loader I ended up using. It just worked using the newest edl without me having to specify. The EDL part worked fine, and adb/fastbootd worked fine. Bootloader fastboot has also worked without any problems on other Android devices. I'm running on OSX. When in bootloader mode I looked at the lsusb equivalent (System Report) and didn't see any unknown devices listed. I will try on a windows box in case it is an osx weirdness
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Old 07-10-2023, 04:48 AM   #4
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Hi there, I just got a Page myself and I'm curious about why you felt the need to root the device. What kind of advantages does rooting bring to the table. If there is anything interesting I'll root mine too.
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Old 07-10-2023, 05:45 AM   #5
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Some brands are removing fastboot (the one in abl) so this could be an actual (and concerning) change.

If you do EDL again, please copy out the HWID and PK hash (but not your serial number).

If you could, in ADB shell:
Code:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
You can reduce the center chunk to 1 or 2 unique chunks.
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Old 09-20-2023, 05:36 AM   #6
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Hi there, I just got a Page myself and I'm curious about why you felt the need to root the device. What kind of advantages does rooting bring to the table. If there is anything interesting I'll root mine too.
I wanted to know this too.
Only thing I can think of is to have a wallpaper, but I don't want that :P
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Old 09-20-2023, 08:10 AM   #7
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On the Poke5 the stock Android font (Roboto) has been replaced with something bolder.
If you have ADB enabled grab the first dozen lines of this:
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C:\>adb shell
$ cat /system/etc/fonts.xml
That would be my first reason to root.
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Old 10-02-2023, 10:35 PM   #8
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Hi there, I just got a Page myself and I'm curious about why you felt the need to root the device. What kind of advantages does rooting bring to the table. If there is anything interesting I'll root mine too.
I can't speak for OP, but I rooted my Poke 3 specifically so I can run AFWall+ and block any outgoing connections other than my browser, Koreader, and my syncing application. Onyx devices notoriously phones home to Chinese servers. Not sure what data is being transmitted and it's probably nothing malicious, but I like having full control of what data is being sent and received on a device I own. I have the same philosophy with any Google/Microsoft/Amazon/etc device.
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Just received my Page, and successfully rooted it (using the edl method). One oddity that I ran into is that I was never able to get into the bootloader level fastboot. When I did adl reboot bootloader or fastboot reboot bootloder (from fastbootd), it just rebooted to a Onyx screen and there were no USB devices available. I ended up having to hold power + up to get a reboot. Is there a different command I can try to get into bootloader fastboot ?
Hey,

I know I come here a few months late, but see here:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=361279

I listed all of what I could find for the Page (including fastboot).
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