{Solved} How to unlock bootloader acer e380? stuck at step 8

Hey guys i tried it using your the how to youtube video but i cant get it to unlock i keep getting stuck at step 8 https://highonandroid.com/android-root-101/how-to-unlock-bootloader-on-any-android-android-root-101-1/

Heres some background info i do believe i got the drivers cause my computer can see it and i also needed those drivers when i flashed latest stock rom using sp flashtool.

what happens is this

C:\Users\n>cd downloads

C:\Users\n\Downloads>cd fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot oem unlock

Those dam 3 dots and whats weird is i get the same 3 dots when i try to see if the bootloader is unlockable what am i missing here?

Edit i also tried the other command to unlock i got the same result

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Type fastboot flash oem unlock

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Next time list the commands that you used so we can better help you

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Sorry about that but yes already tried that but see below for confrmation
Also the same happens when i try to see if bootloader is unlockable?

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C:\Users\n>cd downloads

C:\Users\n\Downloads>cd fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot flashing unlock

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gregoryaul

I read somewhere that old mtk chips phones didnt have bootloader so was open so i tried to put a recovery i found in xda forum and then i get this it constantlly stays on booting.

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot boot “C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - Carliv Touch Recovery 3.0 KK.img”
downloading ‘boot.img’…
OKAY [ 0.203s]
booting…
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 85.645s

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot devices
mt6589_phone_720pv2 fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot boot “C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img”
downloading ‘boot.img’…
OKAY [ 0.221s]
booting…

but on the phone it says usb transferring usb transmission ok time201ms vel 30597kb/s

what does this mean ? does it mean that info about it having no lock is false and that it indeed is locked is that why i cant get recovery on the phone?

edit:
Then what is the deal with the dots ? i wonder i have found other people on the internet with simaller sittuation but diffrent model phones but no solution that i could find? does this mean it is not a phone thing but computer problem?

edit:2
I also tried using a one click unlock bootloader program that doesnt work either it just stops?

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So apperntlly if i load recovery now by leaving no space between the words i get the following message

couldnt mount file - the disk image file is corrupted.

what does it mean ?

nloads

C:\Users\n\Downloads>cd fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb devices

List of devices attached

  • daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *

  • daemon started successfully *

89WS4P9L6PTGC6KJ device

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM_6.0.5.0_Acer-E380-Shreps.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM_6.0.5.0_.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM (2).img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM_recovery.img”

‘“C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM_recovery.img”’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>"C:\Users\n\Desktop\CWM _recovery.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_CWM.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 5.5.0.4 MTKDroid.img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer_E380_Recovery_CWM_5.5.0.4_MTKDroid.img”

‘“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer_E380_Recovery_CWM_5.5.0.4_MTKDroid.img”’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 5.5.0.4 MTKDroid.img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_CWM.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - Carliv Touch Recovery 2.4.img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_Carliv Touch_Recovery.img”

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_Carliv_ Touch_Recovery.img”

‘“C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_Carliv_ Touch_Recovery.img”’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery_Carliv_Touch_Recovery.img

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>

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I am an idiot…

now if i do it the right way…

:\Users\n>cd downloads

C:\Users\n\Downloads>cd fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb devices
List of devices attached

  • daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
  • daemon started successfully *
    89WS4P9L6PTGC6KJ device

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot devices
mt6589_phone_720pv2 fastboot

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot flash recovery"C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img"
unknown partition ‘recoveryC:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img’
error: cannot determine image filename for ‘recoveryC:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer E380 - Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img’

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot flash recovery “C:\Users\n\Desktop\Acer_ E380_Recovery - CWM 6.0.5.0 by vache.img”
sending ‘recovery’ (6006 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.223s]
writing ‘recovery’…
FAILED (remote:
partition ‘recovery’ not support flash)
finished. total time: 0.270s

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>fastboot flash recovery C:\Users\n\Desktop\Recovery.img
sending ‘recovery’ (6006 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.238s]
writing ‘recovery’…
FAILED (remote:
partition ‘recovery’ not support flash)
finished. total time: 0.269s

C:\Users\n\Downloads\fastboot>

what does this mean?

Edit:
I know now what is going on now

1- (budget?)phones of this age didnt have bootloader or werent locked
2 - (budget?)phones of this age didnt allow to flash a custom recovery trough adb/fastboot.(only trough a roundabout way)

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You don’t have the correct path

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Hey gregoryaul

I found out what the problem was it was the following

1- (budget?)phones of this age didnt have bootloader or werent locked mtkchip?
2 - (budget?)phones of this age didnt allow to flash a custom recovery trough adb/fastboot.(only trough a roundabout way) mtkchip?

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Sweet great job​:grin::grin::grin:

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