Do you have to reboot fastboot mode on your Huawei P10? If you do, but if you don’t know how, or if you just want to learn more about this dedicated environment, use the guidelines from below. There we will learn everything about the fastboot mode: advantages, related risks, essential pre-requisites and the actual reboot sequence that must be initiated. Bottom line, this is how you can get more familiar with this basic Android operation.
Fastboot mode is featured by default inside the Android core system that powers your Huawei P10. Therefore, this mode is already on your phone; you don’t have to install or run anything on your device in order to reach fastboot mode. Moreover, since it’s featured by default you have nothing to worry about – this operation is official and you won’t risk in losing your phone’s warranty while completing the steps from below.
Fastboot mode is an environment that runs independently from the Android mode. It will put your Huawei P10 into a dedicated state that can be easily recognized by third party apps or processes. Shortly, you can complete certain operations only if you first access fastboot mode. Here are a few examples of such procedures: manually installing the stock Android firmware, downgrading to a previous build of Android, flashing TWRP recovery, gaining root access, unlocking the bootloader and similar other processes.
Basically, the fastboot mode can help you tweak your Huawei P10 if you want to improve the performance of your device. Moreover, you can even manually fix soft related problems such as boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze errors, battery drain, heating situations, signal strength problems, total blackouts and more.
Reaching fastboot mode on the Huawei P10 can be done without issues even if your smartphone is currently rooted, running on a custom ROM software, powered by an unlocked bootloader or tweaked in any other way. It won’t matter; you will be able to access fastboot mode regardless of the state in which your phone is currently found.
Fastboot mode is also hidden by default inside the Android OS. That’s why you cannot access this mode by using built-in settings. And that’s why you can access the fastboot environment on your Huawei P10 only by performing a dedicated reboot, which will be explained during the following steps.
A backup is optional but recommended if you plan to perform certain manual operations after accessing fastboot mode. Some operations might wipe your personal data, info, accounts and files from your Huawei P10 and that’s why you should secure everything that might be still required afterwards. Mainly it’s all about your images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, contacts, call logs, text messages and similar other files – you can save this data by syncing your files with your Google Account, by using built-in cloud storage programs or by downloading similar apps from Google Play.
Make sure that your Huawei P10 runs on more than 50% power. If it’s not, plug in the charger before accessing and using fastboot mode. It’s important to complete this task as otherwise your smartphone can get turned off while you still try to apply the steps from below. If a sudden shut down happens, you can end up in soft bricking your device.
Of course, use the steps from below only for the Huawei P10.
How to Reboot Fastboot Mode on Huawei P10
Solution 1 – use hardware keys
- Begin this method by turning off your handset – press Power button until your phone gets turned off or press Power and choose “power off”.
- Wait a few seconds.
- Then, press and hold Volume Down key for a short while.
- While still holding the Volume Down button, connect your Huawei P10 with your computer.
- Release the Volume Down key when fastboot mode is displayed on your smartphone.
Solution 2 – execute dedicated adb command
This is the manual way in which fastboot mode can be accessed. Thus, a computer is required along with your Huawei P10 and its official USB cable. On your smartphone the Developer Options feature must be enabled – if not, go to Settings – > About Phone and tap repeatedly (for 7 or 10 times) on Built Number (until the ‘you are a developer’ message shows up). Afterwards, from Developer Options (located inside Menu – > Settings) you have to check the USB Debugging feature. Finally, on your computer install Android SDK: learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
- Power on your computer and your smartphone.
- Access the Android SDK folder on your computer.
- From that location open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- Connect your Huawei P10 with your computer via USB cable.
- In the cmd window type adb reboot bootloader and press Enter.
- That should be all; fastboot mode should appear on your P10.
Solution 3 – use a dedicated app
If you already rooted your Huawei P10, you can now try a third party app which can complete the reboot sequence automatically. These apps can be downloaded for free from Google Play so you have nothing to worry about from this perspective. Such example is the Quick Boot software – download, install and run this tool on your phone; then follow on-screen prompts and reboot into the desired mode.
Do tell us which method worked for you or if you managed to apply all the solutions described above. You can share your experience with us easily through the comments engine from below. So, there you have it; that’s how you can reboot fastboot mode on the Huawei P10. By using our dedicated tutorials you can also learn how to enter recovery mode or how to initiate a hard reset. Enjoy and stay close for more Android tips and tricks.