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Introduction to Mobile OS: Features of Fastboot Mode

Fastboot Mode on Android

Many users of mobile gadgets, in the process of working with the device, encounter the Fastboot mode, which is available absolutely on all mobile OS, including Android. However, not everyone has an idea of what purposes this mode is intended for, even advanced users.

To explain what Fastboot is and for what purposes it was developed, let's look at it using the example of the Android operating system.


Introduction to Fastboot

Without going into too much detail, the most understandable explanation for what Fastboot mode is is hibernation on a computer. When it is activated, the mobile gadget goes into a mode with reduced consumption of battery resources, when the device continues to function, however, most of the hardware resources are not involved.


One of the most common examples of when this mode is enabled is the use of administrative privileges. It is necessary to work with the system settings of the operating system, which are in a protected area of the memory of the device, as well as to protect the device from various errors and failures when installing software from third-party developers.

When is Fastboot necessary?

Every device running Android os has certain factory-defined settings that the user cannot simply change. Activation of the Fastboot mode on a mobile gadget allows the user to access these settings and set the parameters of interest at their discretion, in order to improve performance and expand the functionality of the device.

In addition, this mode allows you to roll back the smartphone or tablet computer to the initial installations, if the user in the process of work installed the wrong update or "crooked" firmware. Or vice versa, to install a patch that cannot be installed without activating root rights. Immediately it is worth noting that to work in this mode you need to connect to a PC via the USB interface, with the ADB mode activated, which allows you to work directly with the mobile OS and its system files and partitions. However, depending on the device model, you may need to install drivers and special software.

Utilities for working with Android

OS As mentioned earlier, to work with a mobile gadget in Fastboot mode, you need to install special programs to synchronize the device with a desktop system running Windows. You can download these utilities on thematic Internet resources and forums.
After downloading and installing the program in the root folder of the system partition, it becomes available for use. In addition, you must first install the device driver, which can be found on a specialized CD that comes with the purchase of the device or on the official website of the manufacturer.

Installing Drivers

For the correct operation of a mobile gadget running Android OS, you need to install a special driver. This can be done by going to the "Device Manager" and going to the "Other Devices" tab, in which you need to select the hardware type "Android ADB Interface".

After the settings window opens, go to the "Properties" tab and click on the "Update" button. At this stage, some difficulties may arise when installing new equipment. If Windows, when choosing the driver type "android_usb_windows", could not recognize the device, then in this case it is necessary to turn off the device, remove the battery for a short time and do this procedure again.


After the driver installation is complete, a corresponding message will appear on the screen, after which the user can work with the factory settings of the gadget. To roll back the smartphone or tablet to the initial installations, you need to run the system file tools.cmd, after which the "Command Prompt" will open, through which you should run a series of appropriate commands alternately. When their implementation is completed, your device will be absolutely clean, as on the day of purchase. After rolling back the system, you can install the necessary firmware version and current patches via USB connection.

To install the firmware, you can use the standard utility format, which is implemented in most modern models of mobile devices.

Deactivating Fastboot

To deactivate the Fastboot mode, you need to go to the "Settings" menu and uncheck the corresponding item. It is worth noting that in different versions of the Android operating system, disabling Fastboot may differ. For example, in the second version, deactivation occurs through the "Applications" section, and in the fourth patch this function is implemented in the display settings. However, no matter which version is installed on your device, you should have no problem disabling this mode.


This is where the main nuances when working with the Fastboot mode end. If you have read the article to the end, then now you have an idea of what it is, as well as how to work with it. It is worth noting that being able to enable and disable the Fastboot mode may not be enough to reinstall the firmware, so if you have insufficient knowledge about the features of working with Android system settings, you need to be extremely careful when rolling back the device and installing new firmware, since any incorrect action can harm the device.

Nevertheless, if you have been using a smartphone or Internet tablet for a very long time and it began to "bug" and slow down in the process of work, that activating the Fastboot mode and rolling back the system will be one of the best ways to solve this problem. Just follow our recommendations and you will certainly succeed.