Getting into the bootloader isn’t necessarily something you’ll need to do often, but it’s definitely something that’s good to know how to do just in case.
There are occasions when getting into Android’s bootloader or recovery systems is necessary, such as installing new custom ROMs, updating Android system, resetting your phone, etc.
For new Android users, it may be a troublesome problem facing them, Fortunately, booting into the bootloader and recovery are both very simple.
Here are the keys to accessing the bootloader directly from the device.
First completely power the device down.
- Nexus and Developer Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons at the same time. When the Google splash screen appears, release them.
- Samsung Devices: Samsung devices don’t have a traditional bootloader, but something the company calls “Download mode.” To access it, press and hold the volume down, power, and home buttons until the Samsung logo shows up, then release. Be warned, however, it’s basically useless without a computer. Press and hold home, power, and both volume buttons to exit download mode.
- LG Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons until the LG logo appears, then release them. If this doesn’t work, you may have to release the power and volume down buttons for a second when the LG logo appears, then re-press them until the bootloader shows up.
- HTC Devices: Press and hold the volume down button, then power up the device while keeping the volume down key pressed. The bootloader on HTC devices is referred to as “fastboot mode.”
- Motorola Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons for a few seconds.
With all the above commands, the bootloader may take a few seconds to show up after you release the keys. When it does, you can continue with whatever it is you need to do.
You can also Access the Bootloader with ADB