If you want to have more control over the Android system that runs on your LG V30 and if you plan in initiating different custom tweaks you will first have to learn how to access fastboot mode. Reaching and using this environment is a basic Android process which can help you smartly manage different tricky situations. That’s why the best will be to review all the lines from below: we will discuss about the reasons why fastboot mode is required on your LG V30, we will detail the advantages and the downsides implied, we will list the pre-requisites that must be applied and we will describe the steps that must be followed for entering this particular mode on your own smartphone.
Fastboot mode is the environment from where you can obtain more details about your LG V30, details related with the hardware components along with aspects that are software-specific. These details might be required if you have to repair something, if you want to order components for your device, if you ask for help through dedicated forums or while trying to customize, optimize or personalize the Android core system. Also, in fastboot mode your LG V30 can be recognized by certain third party programs, programs that are required during various tweaks.
These tweaks might include operations such as: gaining root access, unlocking the bootloader, flashing a custom recovery image, installing a custom ROM firmware, removing bloatware, add custom kernels or MODs, overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies and so on.
Good; now reaching fastboot mode on the LG V30 is an official operation which can be anytime initiated and completed. The fastboot mode is featured by default within the Android core system and can be reached without using risky or complex programs. This operation is supported by LG and by Google so from this perspective you have nothing to worry about – going to fastboot won’t void the warranty of your LG V30.
Since fastboot mode is an internal mode that runs independently from the Android mode, it can be entered only through dedicated reboot sequence – the steps from below cannot be applied through built-in settings.
You can use the methods from this tutorial each time you have to go to fastboot mode. It won’t matter if your LG V30 was already tweaked. Regardless of the state in which your phone can be found during a certain moment you can use the guidelines from below and enter fastboot mode without any further problems – so this is a general / universal tutorial compatible with the LG V30.
If you plan to use fastboot mode for applying tweaks, before doing anything else backup your LG V30 – as you know, it’s always recommended to secure your personal data, info, accounts and files as certain custom operations might wipe everything that wasn’t there from day one. So, the best will be to save your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on. On your LG V30 you can use built-in cloud storage apps, or you can sync everything with your Google Account. Additionally you can choose to download and use already tested backup and restore apps from Google Play.
You need to charge your LG V30 before accessing fastboot mode if the power left is lower than 40%. Don’t skip this operation if you want to avoid unpleasant situations – your device can get soft bricked if its Android system gets switched off right in the middle of the reboot process that’s explained during the following lines.
How to Reboot Fastboot Mode on LG V30
- Start with a power off process – you need to switch off your phone: press and hold the Power key for a few seconds or press the Power button once and select ‘power off’.
- Wait a few moments while the switch off operation is completed.
- Next, connect your phone’s USB cable to your computer – don’t plug it on your phone though.
- On your phone press and hold the Volume Down button for a few seconds.
- While holding down Volume Down connect the micro USB cable to your smartphone.
- The fastboot mode should be rebooted automatically on your handset.
- When that happens, release Volume Down.
You need to use a computer where the LG V30 drivers must be installed. On this computer you also have to install Android SDK so first of all learn how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux or how to flash Android SDK on Windows. Moreover, on your smartphone you need to go to Menu – > Settings and from under About Phone you must tap repeatedly on Built Number – after 7 or 10 taps you should receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Afterwards, from Menu – > Settings – > Developer options you have to check the USB Debugging option. Finally, follow:
- On your computer access the Android SDK folder.
- Power on your smartphone.
- Then, connect your phone with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
- On your computer, from Android SDK open a cmd window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key and right click on any blank space – then, choose ‘open command prompt window here’.
- In the cmd window enter ‘adb reboot bootloader’.
- Wait while the reboot process is automatically performed.
- In the end fastboot mode should be displayed on your LG V30.
If your LG V30 is rooted you can use a third party app which can automatically perform the reboot process for you. In that respect you can choose the Quick Boot software. Just go to Google Play, download and install the app on your phone and run the software. Follow on-screen prompts and choose to enter the desired mode. That should be all.
Perfect. The steps and methods from above should help you access fastboot mode on the LG V30. If you need our further assistance don’t hesitate and share your problems with us – we are here to assist you as soon as possible. You can share your experience with us and with other LG V30 users easily, by using the comments field that’s available below.