How to enter Fastboot mode on Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus and Samsung

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When venturing deeper into the software world of Android, one of the most often mentioned elements is the Fastboot mode and today I'll explain how to enter it on smartphones Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, Samsung ed OPPO. Yes, because although it is often approached only to Xiaomi, this mode is basically common to all Android smartphones. This is because it is in effect a cornerstone of the mobile operating software made by Google. It is in fact a protocol that is part of the Android SDK package, usually used for certain software operations coupled to a computer.

What is Fastboot mode and how to enter it on Android smartphones

What is Fastboot mode for?

Let's assume that most people don't even know that their smartphone has a Fastboot mode and will most likely never use it. This is because it is a mode that is used exclusively in two cases: in assistance or if you want to do some modding, two circumstances that are not exactly common for the average user.

In summary, the smartphone can boot in three main modes: standard boot, Recovery mode and Fastboot mode. The latter is a part of the Android bootloader (the phone's partition controller) and manages the related communication protocol between smartphone and PC and can be used for various tasks. Primarily to do it unlocking the bootloader, but also update the system, install ROM e repair the software in case of malfunctions.

Precisely given its relevance, in this guide I will explain how to access the Fastboot mode with the various brands that we find mainly on the market. These include Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, OPPO, Samsung and all related sub-brands.

Xiaomi / Redmi / POCO / Black Shark

Fastboot mode with keys

The illustrated procedure is for smartphones Xiaomi and obviously also includes those of the various sub-brands Redmi, POCO e Black Shark. To enter Fastboot mode, press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button together, both from off and on. Release the keys when you see the relative logo with the Mitu that repairs the green robot.

To exit Fastboot mode, just hold down the Power button for a few seconds.

Huawei / Honor

As for Xiaomi, also in this case the procedure for activating the Fastboot mode applies both to the terminals Huawei than those Honor, at least so far. With the separation of the brands which took place between 2020 and 2021 it is not certain that there can be no changes. That said, compared to Xiaomi the activation method is different. From off, holding down the Volume Down key, connect it via USB cable to your computer: it may take a few seconds, but release the key only when you are in Fastboot mode, also called Rescue Mode.

To exit Fastboot mode on Huawei and Honor, just hold down the Power button for a few seconds.


Now I will explain how to enter Fastboot mode on smartphones OnePlus. In this case, the first step is to turn off the smartphone. From off, press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button together. When you see the OnePlus logo appear, you can leave them. Select the English language and you will enter the Boot Mode main screen. Select "Advanced" and then "Reboot to fastboot”To enter Fastboot mode.

To exit Fastboot mode, use the Volume keys to scroll through the options and choose "Home"Or"Power off".


We conclude with another brand among the most popular in the telephony market, that is Samsung. Turn off the smartphone and, from off, hold down the Power button and the Volume Up together to start it in Recovery mode. Once inside, use the volume keys to go down to "Reboot to boot loader“, Then press the Power button to confirm and enter Fastboot mode.

In case you have a Samsung with Android 11, then the procedure has changed. As with Huawei, you must necessarily connect the smartphone to the PC via a USB cable. Once connected, hold down the Power button and the Volume Up together, then the procedure is the same.

If you want to exit Fastboot mode, you can do so by holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons together for a few seconds.

OPPO / Realme

Unfortunately in the case of OPPO and Realme the Fastboot mode is deactivated at the factory, therefore it is not possible to access it, neither by pressing the keys nor using ADB.

Fastboot mode from PC

In case you can't use the physical keys (maybe they don't work), you can still start Fastboot mode even without them. To do this, first of all you need to activate the Developer Options on your smartphone, then enter and enable the "USB Debugging".

At this point, connect the smartphone via USB to your PC and download ADB (Android Debug Bridge) to the computer from the official site. Once the files have been extracted from the ZIP archive, go to the "platform-tools"And, holding down the Shift key, click with the right mouse and select"Open PowerShell window here". To check that the PC and smartphone are connected, type the command "adb devices”And you should get an alphanumeric abbreviation. Now type the following command: "adb reboot bootloader”To restart it in Fastboot mode.

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