Use this tutorial and learn how to successfully boot your Nexus 10 tablet in Fastboot Mode. This is a post for those users who want to gain access to their tablet’s hidden system options in order to be able to unlock the tablet’s bootloader, factory reset or apply any other similar changes.
Fastboot Mode can also be used to push updates, files, commands and others. There are plenty of actions that you can take using Fasboot aka Bootloader mode, but most of them will work only if you have the Android SDK bundle and drivers installed on your computer.
If you have recently bought your Nexus 10 tablet and you wish to tinker with it, then you should know that it would best for you to use Fastboot and Unlock its bootloader with it. Simply install the Android SDK drivers, open a command prompt in the SDK/ platform-tools folder and enter the “fastboot oem unlock” line. If you unlock the bootloader via Fastboot, then you should know that all the data stored on your tablet will be completely wiped.
Read this tutorial and you will learn how to boot fastboot mode, but keep in mind that this sub-system menu should only be used by advanced users.
How to Enter Fastboot Mode on Google Nexus 10:
- Power off the tablet completely.
- Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power, all at the same time.
- don’t release the buttons for a few seconds.
- Release all buttons when the Fastboot Mode shows the START test on the upper side of your device.
- Fastboot Mode main menu should appear and that would be all you had to do.
In order to be able to apply changes for your device you should connect it to your computer using the USB data cable.
These were all the steps that you had to take in order to complete this tutorial, now you’re free to test Fastboot mode and see what it is capable of. If you have any other questions, then you should use the comments field below.
Remember that in case you want to flash a custom ROM, then you will need to use the CWM or TWRP Recovery Mode. This can be booted from Fastboot mode using Volume buttons to change the START text to Recovery Mode and then pressing Power button.