Nokia 8 is running on the pure Android system and will most likely receive in-time updates as soon as new firmware patches are released. But, do you know how to complete certain update operations? And, moreover, do you know how to perform other Android basic operations that are associated with update / downgrade types of procedures? If you don’t, try to follow all the guidelines from this tutorial. Here you will be able to learn how to enter fastboot mode on the Nokia 8, an operation extremely useful for update procedures and not only.
The fastboot environment represents a built-in mode that can be initiated on the Nokia 8. This mode will put your phone into a state in which its Android system can be customize, optimized and personalized by programs or by third party apps. So, it ensures an interfaced between you and the Android core system, an interface through which you can update, downgrade or tweak your smartphone. Thus, from this point of view, the fastboot mode is quite similar with the recovery platform – only the operations that can be completed through these mods will differ.
Fastboot mode is hidden by default so it cannot be accessed by using built-in settings. That’s why you need to follow the steps that are explained during this tutorial – the guidelines from below will show you how to complete a special reboot sequence which can bring the fastboot mode on your Nokia 8.
Reaching this mode is an official procedure – the steps from this tutorial are supported by your OEM so you won’t have to use any third party app or any other risky or complex program for entering and using fastboot mode. Additionally, you really have nothing to worry about – the warranty of your phone won’t get void once you start to apply the reboot operation.
Through fastboot mode you can manually update your Nokia 8 by using the full Android firmware package. Through the same platform you can also initiate a downgrade if you will want to go back to a previous build of Android and you can apply any other similar operation. Additionally, there are some tweaking procedures that can be completed through fastboot mode too, such as flashing a custom recovery image, gaining root access, adding a custom ROM, or unlocking the bootloader.
Now, you won’t risk anything while using this guide. But, if you plan to use the fastboot mode for applying who knows what process, the best will be to backup your Nokia 8 first. Certain processes might wipe your personal data, info, accounts and files, so the best is to be precautious. And, shortly, you should save everything that’s not there by default.
You can use this tutorial without any problems even if you already tweaked your Nokia 8. The steps from below will work for rooted or locked systems, for locked or unlocked bootloader, for stock or for custom recovery images and for stock or custom Android ROMs.
Charge your phone before entering fastboot environment. You should ensure at least 50% power on your smartphone or else the Android system might get turned off in the middle of the reboot sequence. If a sudden shut down process will happen, your Nokia 8 might get soft bricked so be careful and try not to mess things up – different malfunctions can be caused within the Android core system.
How to Reboot Fastboot Mode on Nokia 8
Use hardware keys
- Begin by switching off your phone; don’t reboot it, turn it off – press and hold the Power key and wait until the shut down process is completed or press the Power button once and pick “power off”.
- Wait a few moments and afterwards resume the next steps.
- Press and also hold the Volume Down and Power buttons for a while.
- When the Android Logo shows up release the Power key but keep pressing the Volume Down button.
- After a few seconds the fastboot mode should be displayed on your Nokia 8.
- From there use Volume rocker keys for scrolling up and down and the Power button to select your option.
- You can go back to Android mode by choosing the Reboot option.
Use Android SDK
This is a manual method which will require a computer. On this computer you need to install the Nokia 8 drivers first. Moreover, on the same computer you have to install Android SDK – learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux. On your Nokia 8 you need to enable Developer Options – you have to go to About Phone from where you need to tap repeatedly on Built Number until you receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. On your smartphone you also need to check the USB Debugging feature located under the recently enabled Developer Options (just go to menu – > settings – > developer options). Finally, follow the next steps:
- Turn on your computer and also power on your smartphone.
- Connect your phone with your computer.
- Establish this connection with the help of your phone’s USB cable.
- On your computer you need to navigate towards the Android SDK folder.
- From that path you have to open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key and while doing so right click on any blank space; then select “open command prompt window here”.
- In this cmd window you need to type: adb reboot bootloader.
- Press Enter and that’s it; your Nokia 8 will be automatically rebooted into fastboot mode.
Use a third party app
If your Nokia 8 is rooted you can use a third party app from Google Play. There are different free-distributed apps available on the Market through which you can access the fastboot mode. Now, you can try to use the Quick Boot software – just go to Google Play and download the app on your phone. Install and run the tool and in the end follow on-screen prompts for reaching the desired mode. That should be all.
There you have it. Those are the steps that must be followed if you want or have to enter and access fastboot mode on your Nokia 8. If you have questions or if you want to share your own observations with us and with other users who might want to use this guide, you can do so easily by filling out the comments field from down below. Enjoy and stay close for further details and other similar Android related tips, tricks and guides.