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Fastboot flash invalid partition

When I use fastboot to recovery the hikey, I found a invalid partion error like below:
sudo fastboot flash fastboot fip.bin

target reported max download size of 268435456 bytes
sending ‘fastboot’ (1155 KB)…
FAILED (remote: invalid partition)
finished. total time: 0.003s

I think it maybe a flash partition error. If there a way to erase all the flash storage?
Or anyone else faces this problem before?

I have other Hikey, they can us fastboot normally

Hi Tony,

Have you tried flashing a ptable image first? And perhaps a reboot after that as well just to be sure.

Yes, I flashed the ptable and it also shows successful

of course, I do flash ptable first, and the ptable flash is successful.

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There is a script under device/linaro/hikey/installer called

Use that, it will take care of everything.

Hi Tony,

Any progress on your issue? Maybe your ptable file is corrupted and you can try downloading it again? Or try a recovery session, i.e. start all over from the beginning?


I also encounter a particiton issue with hikey board, following instaructions from

I have been able to execute
python -d /dev/ttyUSB0 --img1=l-loader.bin

now my board is detected by fastboot.

But as soon as I try to flash ptable, I have an error.
fastboot flash ptable ptable-aosp-8g.img
sending ‘ptable’ (17 KB)…
FAILED (remote: invalid partition)
finished. total time: 0.000s

Any idea to solve this issue ?

For information I have not been able to create the file

Thanks in advance for your help !