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Boot Android Devices in Fastboot / Recovery / Download Mode

Boot Android Devices in Fastboot / Recovery / Download Mode

Whether or not you personal an Android Smartphone or a pill system, whether or not you’re a noob, primary or superior consumer, you want to concentrate on sure issues about your system. Booting your gadget into Odin/obtain/fastboot/ bootloader or restoration mode (inventory or restoration) is a bit of information you will need to have.

An Android gadget is a fantasy to the unknown once I acquired my first Android smartphone (LG Optimus One – a superb and uncommon piece of labor by LG), I used to be astounded to seek out out that in what number of totally different modes it might boot. I do know it feels like an entire layman, however again then it truly was so. With time, not simply the hardware and software program has been revised, but in addition the assets, which act as an awesome supply of data for learners.

As we speak, virtually 95% of the how-to or information articles require you as well Android units into Fastboot mode, Recovery mode, Download mode, or Flash mode for the process to hold out. Rebooting into these modes can both be carried out universally for any Android system by the unified ADB instructions listed under.

  • Recovery Mode:
    adb reboot restoration
  • Fastboot/Bootloader Mode:
    adb reboot bootloader

Associated article: Most Ceaselessly Used ADB and Fastboot Instructions

However, it’s not all the time crucial that you simply’ll discover a PC/Laptop computer close by to carry out this motion. So, your respective OEM has already bothered to give you an alternate, you are able to do it by urgent a number of key mixtures whereas your telephone is totally turned off. Usually, we offer these mixtures in each article wherever crucial, however it’s all the time a pleasant concept to build up every little thing in one spot.

With this finish behind our thoughts, we convey collectively the keys as well your Android system in obtain/fastboot/bootloader and restoration mode at a single spot. We purpose to make this text a handbook for such functions and subsequently we have now made a starting with most acknowledged and well-liked manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, SONY, Asus, and so forth. and we plan so as to add extra manufacturers and units, making this text all-inclusive and, on the similar time, an unique presentation from Droidviews.

Now, earlier than you proceed any additional, it’s mandatory to put in ADB and Fastboot in your PC. Additionally, allow USB debugging, you’ll be able to comply with our directions right here. To put in ADB & fastboot in your PC, comply with the hyperlinks under relying upon the OS you employ in your PC.

Disclaimer:

Please word that it is possible for you to in addition your gadget in Customized Recovery solely whether it is rooted. We don’t maintain any duty for any broken units. Perceive the dangers concerned and proceed solely then.

Additionally, this information is progressive and can turn out to be prolonged with time, relying upon the variety of units we’ll add. Some particular gadget might even have a unique key mixture or some gadget might behave in a different way, when you have any hassle with the next tutorial, or when you have identified a non-working key-combo, kindly drop a remark on the finish of this text and we shall be glad that will help you.



The next directions are relevant for all Google units such because the Nexus 6, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel three, and so forth.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget.
    • Press and maintain the Energy and Quantity Down buttons on the similar time till you see the fastboot display.
  • Recovery mode
    • Boot your gadget into fastboot mode as talked about above.
    • In Fastboot mode, press the Quantity Down button twice to pick Recovery then press the Energy button to verify the choice.
    • If you see the damaged Android in your display, press and maintain the Energy button then press the Quantity Up button as soon as. Your gadget ought to boot into restoration mode.


Previous Samsung Galaxy units with House button

These directions are relevant to virtually all Samsung manufactured Android units besides the newer flagships with no house button. When you really feel that your Samsung System follows totally different standards, point out it in feedback and we will replace it in our article.

  • ODIN/Download mode: Energy off the system. Press and maintain Quantity Down, Residence and Energy keys altogether.
  • Recovery mode: Energy off the gadget. Press and maintain Quantity Up, Residence and Energy buttons altogether.

New Samsung Galaxy units with Bixby button

Not lots has modified in phrases of the button mixture through the years. The Bixby button merely replaces the house button in the above button mixtures.

  • ODIN/Download mode: Energy off the gadget. Press and maintain Quantity Down, Bixby and Energy keys concurrently. Launch the keys once you see a blue display and press the Quantity Up button to proceed as well into Download mode.
  • Recovery mode: Energy off the system. Press and maintain VolumeUp, Bixby, and Energy buttons concurrently. If you see the Android emblem on display with a yellow triangle and exclamation mark, simply faucet on the display to enter restoration mode.

New Samsung Galaxy units with out Residence & Bixby buttons

  • ODIN/Download mode: Flip off your gadget. You are able to do so by holding the Quantity Down + Quantity Up + Energy keys concurrently for a number of seconds. Launch the keys whenever you get a display with an exclamation signal. Press the Quantity Up button to enter the Download Mode.
  • Recovery mode: Press and maintain the Quantity Up + Quantity Down + Energy buttons on the similar time. As quickly because the display turns off, launch the Quantity Down button and maintain Quantity Up + Energy buttons pressed. Maintain each the keys pressed till your system enters the restoration mode.


[This will work for almost all HTC devices]

To enter into Bootloader mode, do that:

  • Flip off your telephone
  • Maintain down Quantity Down + Energy button
  • Launch the Energy button when the gadget begins and proceed to carry the Quantity Down key till you see a white display, that’s the bootloader.

To enter into Fastboot mode, do that:

  • Flip off your telephone
  • Maintain down Quantity Down + Energy button
  • Launch the Energy button when the gadget begins and proceed to carry the Quantity Down key till you enter into the bootloader. [For some phones, bootloader mode itself acts as Fastboot mode]
  • Scroll up or down with Quantity keys and choose Fastboot with the facility key.

To enter into Recovery mode, do that:

  • Flip off your telephone
  • Maintain down Quantity Down + Energy button [older units: Residence + Energy button]
  • Launch the Energy button when the system begins and proceed to carry the Quantity Down key till you enter into the bootloader.
  • Scroll up or down with Quantity keys and choose Recovery with the facility key.

Exclusions:

HTC Legend

To enter  into Bootloader/Fastboot: (whereas turned off) Press and maintain Down on Trackball + Quantity Down + Energy

To enter into Recovery: (whereas turned off) Press Down on Trackball + Quantity Down + Energy Spotlight Recovery with the quantity keys and choose with the Energy key.



LG is one model which hasn’t fairly figured this out itself. The OEM has been fairly inconsistent with the button mixtures for its units that put them in totally different modes. Furthermore, most of those button mixtures pair up with a USB connection so that you gained’t have the ability to carry out them with out a pc. We’ll point out a few of the newer units from the corporate and tips on how to enter into the totally different modes.

LG G5

  • Download mode
    • With the gadget powered off, press and maintain the Quantity Up button whereas connecting the gadget to a PC utilizing a USB cable.
    • Launch the important thing as quickly because the gadget boots into obtain mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Energy off the gadget then press and maintain the Energy and Quantity Down buttons concurrently.
    • Let go of the buttons as quickly as you see the LG emblem on the display then press and maintain them once more till it boots into restoration mode.
  • Manufacturing unit Mode
    • As with the restoration mode, press and maintain the Energy and Quantity Down buttons whereas the gadget is powered off.
    • When the LG emblem seems, launch solely the Energy key and hold holding the Quantity Down key.
    • Now, press the Energy button as soon as whereas holding the Quantity down key.
    • Let go of all of the buttons if you see the manufacturing unit mode on the display.

Devices launched after LG G5

Fortunately, for no less than the couple of years units from the corporate appear to comply with an identical set of hardware button mixtures in addition into Download mode and restoration mode. The directions under ought to work with the LG G6, LG G7 ThinQ, LG G7 One and each different variant of the G7 on the market.

  • Download mode
    • With the gadget powered off, press and maintain the Quantity Up button whereas connecting the gadget to a PC utilizing a USB cable.
    • Launch the important thing as quickly because the system boots into obtain mode.
  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget then press and maintain the Quantity Down button whereas connecting the gadget to a PC utilizing a USB cable.
    • Let go of the buttons as quickly as you see fastboot mode on the display.
  • Manufacturing unit Mode
    • Press and maintain the Energy and Quantity Down buttons whereas the system is powered off.
    • When the LG emblem seems, launch solely the Energy key and hold holding the Quantity Down key.
    • Now, press the Energy button as soon as whereas holding the Quantity down key.
    • Let go of all of the buttons if you see the manufacturing unit mode on the display.


Motorola has been pretty constant about this. However like many issues which have modified concerning the firm since being acquired by Lenovo, the button mixture as well into fastboot mode may be altering.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Whereas the system is powered off, press and maintain the Quantity Down button after which the Energy button. On some newer units such because the Moto C Plus, Moto G6, and so on. you could have to make use of Quantity Up as an alternative of Quantity Down.
    • Launch all of the keys once you see the display activate. Your gadget ought to be in fastboot mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Boot your system to fastboot mode as proven above.
    • Use the Quantity Down key in order to deliver the Recovery choice in the fastboot menu and press Quantity As much as affirm.
    • When the damaged Android emblem seems, press and maintain the Energy button after which press Quantity Up as soon as in addition into restoration.


The directions under will work for all of the Xperia units. This consists of the brand new XZ collection in addition to units from the forgotten Xperia Z collection, even older units such because the Xperia SP.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget.
    • Now press and maintain the Quantity Down button and join the system to a PC with a USB cable. You in all probability gained’t see something on the show however usually, a blue LED signifies that the telephone is in fastboot mode.
  • Flash mode
    • Just like earlier than, join the system to a PC whereas it’s powered off while additionally holding down the Quantity Up key as an alternative. Flash mode is usually signaled by a inexperienced LED.
  • Recovery mode
    • Energy on the gadget.
    • Whereas it’s turning on, you’ll discover the LED activate.
    • Shortly press Quantity Up or Quantity Down button repeatedly two or 3 times.

Getting into the restoration mode is just a little tough in the event you use customized recoveries. Relying on the restoration and kernel put in on the gadget, the timing of urgent the buttons could be a little totally different. The above instruction ought to work for many Xperia units operating the inventory restoration.



The button mixture talked about under ought to work throughout all new Zenfones similar to Asus Zenfone Max Professional M1, Asus Zenfone 5Z, Asus Zenfone Max Professional M2, and so forth.

  • Recovery Mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button collectively whereas the system is powered off.
    • Let go of the Energy button once you see the Asus emblem however proceed to carry the Quantity Down button.
    • Launch the Quantity key when your gadget enters restoration mode.
  • Fastboot Mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button collectively whereas the gadget is powered off.


This button mixture is legitimate for all Huawei and Honor units comparable to Huawei Mate 20 Professional, Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P20, Honor eight, Honor eight Professional, Honor 9, Honor 10, and so on.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the system.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button. Alternatively, you may as well press and maintain the Quantity Down button whereas connecting the gadget to a PC utilizing a USB cable.
  • Recovery mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button whereas the system is powered off.
    • Launch the buttons whenever you see the Huawei/Honor emblem


Oppo has been fairly in step with the button mixtures and the next button mixtures ought to apply to just about each Oppo system on the market. The button mixture stays the identical for Realme units.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button.
    • Launch all buttons whenever you see fastboot mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button whereas the gadget is powered off.
    • Launch the buttons once you see the Oppo/Realme emblem.


New Vivo telephones like Vivo V9 Professional, Vivo Y83 Professional, Y81, and so on. could be booted into fastboot or restoration mode utilizing the button mixtures under.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button.
    • Launch all buttons whenever you see fastboot mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button whereas the system is powered off.
    • Launch the buttons whenever you see the fastboot mode.
    • Use the Quantity buttons to navigate to the Recovery Mode choice and choose utilizing the Energy buttons.

Some older Vivo smartphones similar to Vivo V11, Vivo Y93,  Vivo X23, and so forth. use a barely totally different button mixture to enter fastboot mode. The method to entry the restoration mode after that is still the identical.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the gadget.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button.
    • Launch all buttons if you see fastboot mode.
  • Recovery mode
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button whereas the gadget is powered off.
    • Launch the buttons whenever you see the fastboot mode.
    • Use the Quantity buttons to navigate to the Recovery Mode choice and choose utilizing the Energy buttons.


This is applicable to all OnePlus units together with OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, and OnePlus three.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the system.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Up + Energy button.
    • Launch the Energy button once you see the OnePlus emblem and maintain holding the Quantity Up button till you see the fastboot mode splash display.
  • Recovery mode
    • Reboot to fastboot mode as proven above.
    • Within the fastboot mode, use the Quantity keys to navigate to Recovery Mode and use the Energy button to pick it.
    • Alternatively, with the system powered off, press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button till you see the OnePlus emblem.


In addition your Nokia gadget into fastboot mode, you’ll want to attach it to a charger or a PC utilizing a USB cable whereas it’s powered off.

  • Fastboot mode
    • Energy off the system.
    • Join the system to a charger.
    • Press and maintain Quantity Down + Energy button. Maintain the keys pressed till the system vibrates and also you see Download mode on the top-left of the display. A Powered by Android emblem also needs to be seen in the middle.
  • Recovery mode
    • Flip off the system and join it to a charger.
    • If you see the battery charging indicator, press and maintain the Quantity Up + Energy buttons.
    • Launch the keys when the Android emblem seems. On most Nokia units such because the Nokia eight, Nokia 7, Nokia 5, 5.1, Nokia 6, 6.1, and so forth. you need to already be in restoration mode.
    • On units such because the Nokia 1, press and maintain the Energy button once more and press the Quantity Up button as soon as.

[Authors Note: This guide is really a piece of hard work (*sweating*). I would like to say again that this guide is a work in progress and I will continue to add new devices as they are launched. If you have to report a non-working /malfunctioning key-combo, just comment below and we will gladly have a look.]