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How to Reboot Fastboot Mode on Nokia 6

Do you have to reboot your Nokia 6 into fastboot mode? If this particular mode is required on your device and if you don’t know how exactly to perform this process, don’t hesitate and follow the lines from below as there you can learn how to successfully enter your Nokia 6 into fastboot.

Additionally, this tutorial can help you better understand when and why you should choose to put your Nokia 6 in fastboot mode. Furthermore, we will discuss about the advantages and also about the risks involved, we will detail the pre-requisites and I will finally review the actual steps that must be followed in order to complete the reboot sequence.

Fastboot is a dedicated mode that runs independently from the Android mode. It cannot be accessed by using built-in settings and it should be managed only by advanced users who know exactly what to obtain while in fastboot mode – an unauthorized access might change something that can afterwards cause malfunctions.

Through this mode you can obtain additional info about your Nokia 6 – such as the product name, the official variant of the hardware, the bootloader version, the serial number and more. Also, through fastboot you can execute adb commands from a computer in order to apply certain customizations. So, shortly, this environment will be required when: you want to manually update your smartphone with the stock Android OS, you want to unlock the bootloader, gain root access, install a custom recovery image and during other dedicated custom operations.

Thus, you will have to use the fastboot mode in different situations, which means that a good idea is to bookmark this page as who knows when you will need to perform this operation.

You can reboot this environment on your Nokia 6 without problems because this is a feature that is pre-loaded within the Android core system. Therefore, the steps from this tutorial can be completed without using complex or risky programs and without losing your phone’s warranty. Everything will remain safe and secured as long as you know what you are doing – certain operations that can be completed through fastboot mode are not official and then you can lose your phone’s warranty along with your personal data, info, accounts and files.

That’s why, a backup should be performed in case you are planning to use this guide before tweaking your Nokia 6. The backup is a precaution measure that can keep you away from problems – I know that you don’t want to lose something that’s stored on your device. So, take a few minutes and save everything that’s not there from day one – mainly your personal files. The backup can be applied by using Nokia’s cloud services, built-in carrier branded backup and restore platforms, by syncing your data with your Google account or by placing everything in save hands through different backup and restore apps from Google Play.

And since it is an official operation it can also be used in the same way regardless of what modifications you choose to apply on your Nokia 6. Therefore, going into fastboot mode will be possible even after tweaking the Android system. In that respect it should be clear for you that the steps from below will work on locked or rooted systems, on locked or unlocked bootloader, on stock or on custom recovery image, on stock or on custom ROM firmware and so on.

However, each time you want to go into fastboot mode, first check the power that’s left on your smartphone. It’s more than important to ensure more than 50% power. Otherwise, with the power too low, your Nokia 6 might get switched off while you try to resume the steps from below. And in rare situations that can lead to a soft bricked device – various malfunctions can cause issues within the Android core system in case a sudden shut down is happening.

Do keep in mind that this step by step guide is compatible only with the Nokia 6. Don’t use the steps from below if you own a different or a similar Android based device.

How to Reboot Fastboot Mode on Nokia 6

Method 1

  1. Switch off your smartphone – also wait while the shut down process is being completed.
  2. Now, press and also hold the Volume Down and Power buttons – hold these buttons together, for a few seconds.
  3. When the Android Logo shows up release the Power button but keep on holding the Volume Down key until the Boot Mode menu is displayed on your device.
  4. That is the fastboot mode.
  5. Now you can connect your phone with your computer in order to execute adb commands or if you use dedicated programs that must recognize your Nokia 6.
  6. For going back to Android mode just reboot your smartphone.
  7. Done.

Method 2

If you also want to execute adb commands in order to complete a certain operation, then this second method will be better for you – because here you will learn how to reboot fastboot mode by using a certain adb command.

Good; so first make sure you can use a computer or a similar device. On this device your Nokia 6 drivers should be already flashed. And, of course, the Android SDK should be there too – learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.

Afterwards, on your smartphone ensure Developer Rights: go to About Phone and start tapping on Built Number; after 7 or 10 taps you will receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Finally, from Developer Options (located under “menu -> settings) you need to check the USB Debugging option.

Afterwards, follow:

  • Power on your computer and your phone.
  • Connect your smartphone with your PC with the help of the USB cable.
  • On your computer navigate towards the Android SDK folder.
  • From that path open a cmd window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
  • In this cmd window type: adb reboot bootloader.
  • That should be all, so good work.

Method 3

This is the easiest way in which you can complete this reboot sequence. However, root access will be required on your Nokia 6 as you will use a third party app from Google Play which works only on an unlocked Android OS. You can choose from different apps, though I recommend you to try the Quick Boot app. So, just download and install the software on your phone and run it. Afterwards, follow on-screen prompts and just choose in which environment you want to reboot your Nokia 6.


So, these are the methods that can be followed and applied for reaching fastboot mode on the Nokia 6. Try all the solutions from this guide and share your experience with us and with the other Nokia 6 users who are trying to learn new tips and tricks for their devices. Use the comments field from down below if you want to get in touch with us and check out our ‘how to’ section if you want to learn other tutorials like the one that was explained above. Enjoy.