Fix: Fastboot Android Product Out Not Set Error

Whenever Android device users prefer to flash a GSI ROM or custom binary, they basically need two most important things to do such as booting the device into the ADB Fastboot Mode and then installing Android SDK Platform Tools as primary requirements. But sometimes unfortunate Android users might encounter some issues or errors while booting into the Fastboot Mode related to the Fastboot Android Product Out Not Set error quite often. If you’re one of them, don’t worry.

Well, the specific error looks like “fastboot: error: ANDROID_PRODUCT_OUT not set”. If we take a deep dive into the error, some users try to flash the vbmeta.img file to ‘disable verity’ checks and start receiving the Android product out not set error unexpectedly. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix this issue that you can find below. Make sure to follow this guide properly to avoid any kind of failure or errors further. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.


Fix: Fastboot Android Product Out Not Set Error

ADB or Android Debug Bridge requires you to set a specific System Variables Path on your Windows 10/11 PC while flashing vbmeta.img or flashing custom firmware or unlocking the device bootloader, flashing a custom recovery, etc. Additionally, you’ll be able to access the admin privilege (superuser) to the system partition while or after enabling Magisk rooting on your Android handset. So, it’s quite necessary to set the environment variable path to avoid the product out not set error.

  • Keep in mind to enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on your Android device.
  • You should have downloaded and properly install the Android USB Drivers on your PC/Laptop.
  • We assume that you’ve already installed the ADB & Fastboot Tool on your PC. [Required]
  • Now, Install the ADB & Fastboot Platform Tool for your Windows PC.
  • Then you should Add the Android SDK Platform Tools to the environment variables path to the directory containing the binary images. To do so:
    • Open File Explorer (Win+E) > Head over to the extracted ADB Platform Tools folder.
    • Make sure to copy the directory path from the address bar > Go to the Start menu by clicking on the Windows logo on the taskbar.
    • Next, search and open View Advanced System Settings.
    • Under the Advanced tab of the System Properties window, click on Environment Variables… at the bottom right side.
    • Choose the Path value under System Variable > Click on the Edit button.
    • Click on New and paste the previously copied directory path in the field.
    • Once done, click on OK to save changes > Click on OK again to close the Environment Variables window.
    • Finally, click on OK to close the System Properties window > Reboot the PC to apply changes immediately.
  • Next, you can simply transfer the flashable file inside the ADB & Fastboot folder for your ease of use.
  • Then type CMD in the address bar of the Platform-Tools folder and hit Enter to open Command Prompt.
  • Connect your Android device to the PC/Laptop by using the USB cable and authorize the device (if prompted).
  • Restart your device into bootloader mode or fastboot mode by typing the following command in the command prompt and pressing the Enter key:
adb reboot bootloader
  • Your handset will reboot into Fastboot mode.
  • You can run the following command to verify the Fastboot connection. If already connected, you’ll get back the fastboot device ID.
fastboot devices
  • Next, you’ll have to disable Android Verified Boot (AVB) by running the command below:
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
  • Finally, run the preferred command line to execute your desired action on the Android device.
  • You will no longer receive the Fastboot Android Product Out Not Set Error at your end for that specific device.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for further queries.

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