Pixel 5 stuck in Fastboot Mode

Hey everyone

I was following this guide to install /e/OS on a Pixel 5 after having made good experiences with it on my Fairphone 4. I made it to successfully flashing the custom recovery image, but booting into recovery fails after showing a Google logo leaving me again in Fastboot Mode.
The phone was on Android 12 before which might be a problem judging from this previous post. Running fastboot devices still shows the device.
Any ideas how I can best proceed from this state, what are my options?

Many thanks in advance, best


Try the TWRP method: Google Pixel 5

Thanks for the answer. I downloaded the latest twrp image and run the command with the following results:

:~$ fastboot boot ./Downloads/twrp-3.7.0_11-0-redfin.img 
Sending 'boot.img' (98304 KB)                      OKAY [  4.692s]
Booting                                            (bootloader) boot.img missing cmdline or OS version
FAILED (remote: 'Error verifying the received boot.img: Volume Corrupt')
fastboot: error: Command failed

What could this mean?

Just a word of background info. The /e/ install instructions seem to be missing a red ink paragraph which once read,

Caution: Do not install /e/OS on top of a higher version of stock OS. Before installing /e/OS ensure your device has the latest stock OS of the same version as /e/OS. If only lower versions of the stock are available then install the last available lower version before installing /e/OS.

This is really the background to the suggestion you already linked by @chrisrg.

If you continue to read that link, the method can all be done from fastboot, but you have to resolve the Android 12 Android 11 issue, first.

I would be inclined to do that job within the “manufacturer system” and test, then come back to these install instructions.

Hi mapi,

You are on Android 11, right ?

I understand you are stuck with this command line, correct ?
“fastboot flash boot recoveryfilename.img”

Does it make a difference if you don’t have “flash” in your command line ?

Shouldn’t you have the .img file in the same folder as the fastboot app ? in adb-fastboot/platform-tools