Fastboot is the recovery mode of Xiaomi equipment. Like Android devices, computers with the MIUI operating system have a recovery mode. Once you access this protocol, you can make a force reboot or factory reset phone.
With this protocol it is possible to enter the ROM with the tectonics. Many users when entering the system do not know how to exit, because generally this system is entered in the event that the equipment has a problem or you want to restart it from the factory. Any phone of the Xiaomi brand has access to this protocol.
Xiaomi equipment gave a strong blow to the market, attracting a large number of users with their equipment. Their banner has always been powerful equipment at a lower price than the competition. In addition, their computers have some peculiarities such as having two operating systems
What is Xiaomi?
Xiaomi equipment gained great popularity in recent years, because they were one of the first brands to release equipment with good features at a much lower price than the competition. This caught the attention of the public who switched from other companies to Xiaomi.
These devices have the particularity that they have two operating systems: the Android system, and the MIUI system. The latter is very similar to the iOS operating system, although little by little it has evolved and users have been designated by this operating system.
All Xiaomi devices have an option called Fastboot, with which it is possible to enter the device’s ROM memory. In addition to being able to format the device, to the point as if you had left it from the factory. This protocol is similar to the one Android has for their devices, but some users have had some problems with it.
How to access fastboot mode?
In the case that you want to enter Fastboot mode, it is to activate the developer options, to avoid any type of problem, so it is possible to avoid that it does not enter fastboot mode in the conventional way.
The first thing you have to do is go to phone setting section. Look for the option on the phone and you have to give the MIUI version option 7 times. In this way you will activate the developer options.
Then you have to turn off the device. Press the power buttons and volume down at the same time.
After about 5 seconds you should be in the Fastboot menu, and you will see an image with MITU repairing an Android logo.
What is FastBoot mode for
This is a very common question from users. It is well known that with this protocol it is possible to format the equipment until leaving it from the factory, however this is not the only function that this protocol has,
With Fastboot it is possible modify the filesystem via a USB connection to the mobile. Although it is not possible to do this with all Smartphones, because it needs to be root for it to be activated. In addition, it is possible to modify the recovery, the ROM, delete the user data, cache, system, among others.
One detail that must be taken into account is that some devices change the way to access this protocol. You normally press the power button and the volume down button. However, there are computers in which you access by pressing the volume up button and the power button simultaneously.
How to get out of fastboot mode?
If you managed to enter Fastboot mode on your Xiaomi device for the first time, you will most likely not know how to exit. All you have to do is hold the power button for 10 seconds.
Once this is done, the device should restart and enter the system normally. However, there are occasions due to equipment problems this does not happen. In this case what you will have to do is install the ROM again.
Does it work for any Xiaomi phone?
A question that many users ask is whether this protocol is available for all versions of Xiaomi equipment. The answer is yes, any xiaomi equipment is capable of accessing Fastboot mode.
That is to say, it does not matter if you have the oldest version of the Xiaomi redmi, you can access this mode.
Files required for fastboot
In order to use this protocol, you need to have the corresponding binaries and dependencies, in the form of libraries. The files you will need will be the following:
Normally, fastboot and libraries are installed automatically, with Android Studio and the entire Android SDK. Because the Android development environment has a large amount of space and the applications weigh around 15 megabytes. It is advisable to download them from the SDK, once you have them you will have two options.
The first is to save all of them in the same folder located on the hard disk and when you open an MS-DOS window, you go through the cd command in it, and in this way run the tools you want.
The second is to copy the 4 files above to the address C: Windows System32. In this way, opening an MS-DOS window, regardless of the path, you can run the applications by typing fastboot.