How to Fix Android Stuck in Fastboot Mode

Is your phone stuck in Fastboot mode? You are probably panicking and might even be thinking your phone is dead. However, that is not the case. Here we show some of the ways to fix it when an Android device is stuck in Fastboot mode.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2020

If you have ever attempted to customize your phone to change your system items, you have probably used Fastboot mode on your device. This mode allows you to unlock your bootloader and flash various files to customize your phone. Sometimes, it would happen that your phone gets stuck in this mode and it will not come out of it no matter what you do.

If you are in that specific situation and your Android device is refusing to exit Fastboot mode, you might be worried. Fortunately, there are some methods to try and possibly get your phone out of Fastboot mode.

Also Read: How to Get Out When Android Stuck in Recovery Mode >

Quick Ways to Get Out of Fastboot Mode

The following methods are given in the order of simplest to the final resort that you should be attempting to quit Fastboot mode on your phone. Therefore, start from the top and then go down until you find the method that works for you.

Way 1. Restart Your Android Device

When a situation like the one you are in suddenly comes up, many users forget this basic yet very effective solution. Rebooting your Android device can actually really help you fix many minor issues on your phone. It can fix your phone that is stuck in Fastboot mode as well and there is no harm in giving it a try as it will not have any adverse effects.

Rebooting most phones is as easy as pressing and holding down the Power button. When your phone powers off, press and hold down the Power key again and your phone will turn on. You should now be out of Fastboot mode.

Way 2. Use Recovery Mode to Come Out of Fastboot Mode

If you know a bit of what recovery mode is, you probably know that you can head into recovery mode from the bootloader on your device. There is an option in recovery mode to reboot your system and that is exactly what you can use to fix your phone that is stuck in Fastboot.

This procedure does not delete any of your data and the only thing it does is restarts your phone. The following shows how to do this step-by-step.

Step 1. Turn off your phone and then press and hold down Volume Down and Power keys at the same time.

Step 2. When the bootloader screen appears, choose Recovery to reboot your phone into recovery mode.

Reboot Into Recovery to Exit Fastboot Mode

Reboot Into Recovery to Exit Fastboot Mode

Step 3. You should see various options when the recovery mode appears. Highlight the option that says Reboot system now using the Volume keys and then press the Power button to confirm your action.

Your device will restart and you will no longer be stuck in Fastboot mode.

Way 3. Use a Fastboot Command to Exit Fastboot Mode

If you had rebooted into Fastboot mode for some reason, you probably know that you can actually use and run various commands in this mode on your device. You can issue commands from your computer and those will be executed on your Android phone while it is in Fastboot mode.

One of those commands helps you turn off Fastboot mode and get your device back in normal mode. As long as you have access to a computer and you have installed your phone’s driver on it, you can use the following steps to fix Android that is stuck in Fastboot mode.

Step 1. Connect your phone that is stuck in Fastboot mode to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Download and extract the content from platform-tools on your computer.

Step 3. Open the extracted folder using File Explorer, hold down Shift, right-click anywhere blank, and select Open command window here.

Step 4. When the Command Prompt launches, type the following command and press Enter.

fastboot devices

View Devices Connected in Fastboot Mode

View Devices Connected in Fastboot Mode

Step 5. You should see your device listed on your screen. Then, run the following command to reboot your device in normal mode.

fastboot reboot

Your phone should now be in normal mode.

Way 4. Pull the Battery Out of Your Phone

One of the benefits of having a phone with a removable battery is that you can eject the battery when there is an issue on your phone. If you are a lucky user and you have a phone where you can remove the battery, you can actually do that to come out of Fastboot mode on your phone.

Remove the Battery from your Phone

Remove the Battery from your Phone

When your phone is stuck in Fastboot mode, remove the back cover of your device and pull the battery out. This will power down your device. Wait for about a minute and then put the battery back in your phone. Turn on your phone and it should now be in normal mode.

Way 5. Let the Battery Drain Out

If you use an Android device that does not have a removable battery, your best option is to allow the battery charge to drain out on your device. Depending on how much charge is left on your phone, fully draining out the battery can take anywhere from a few minutes to even hours.

Give your phone enough time so that it reaches zero battery charge. The phone will then turn off. Let it remain turned off for at least half an hour. After that, plug your phone into charging and it should turn on in normal mode. You will need to press the Power button to turn on the phone.

FAQs about Fastboot Mode

Fastboot is quite useful yet a confusing mode on Android devices, and this has led people to ask what this mode is, where you can use it, and so on. The following is a list of some of the common questions along with their answers regarding Fastboot mode.

1. What is Fastboot mode?

Fastboot mode is one of the modes on your device where you can flash various images to your phone. You can use this mode to execute various commands from your computer on your device.

2. Why do you need Fastboot mode?

You need Fastboot mode to flash custom image files on your device. This is usually needed when you are rooting your phone. You can use Fastboot mode to flash stock files as well.

3. What can Fastboot mode do?

Fastboot mode can do many things like allowing you to install custom files, install stock files, unlock your bootloader, relock your bootloader, flash a custom recovery, and install various files of the core Android system.

4. Does Fastboot mode delete data?

Fastboot mode does not delete any data on its own. However, if you use certain Fastboot commands, that can delete your data. Therefore, you should be careful while using these commands with your device.

Conclusion

Due to various reasons, your phone can sometimes get stuck in Fastboot mode. This leaves many people clueless as they have no idea how to deal with it. Luckily, using one of the methods above, you should be able to come out of Fastboot mode on any of your Android-based devices.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.