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Lets you run the Android Fastboot tool in a Docker container.
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Use Docker to run the Android Fastboot tool.

Set up

  1. Clone this repository:

     git clone --recursive
     cd docker-fastboot/
  2. Build an image:

     docker build -t fastboot .


  1. Run fastboot.
    Replace $subcommand with the fastboot sub-command you want to run.

     docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot fastboot $subcommand

    For example, to list connected devices:

     docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot fastboot devices

    You can leave out $subcommand to run fastboot help:

     docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot fastboot

    Passing -v $PWD:/fastboot maps the current directory to /fastboot in the container, so you can access files in the current directory.
    Note the working directory is /fastboot by default, so you can refer to files in the current directory using relative paths:

     docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot fastboot update ./update.img


If you run into problems, you can run a shell in the container with:

    docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot --entrypoint /bin/bash fastboot

To run a root shell, add -u root:

    docker run --rm -ti --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb -v $PWD:/fastboot --entrypoint /bin/bash -u root fastboot

For more information, see the Docker run reference.


This has only been tested on a Linux system. If you're using something like boot2docker, your USB devices might not be properly mapped.

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