If you want to use your HTC One properly you first have to learn how to perform some basic operations, like how to enter fastboot / bootloader / recovery mode, how to make a hard reset or how to manually flash an Android update. Each Android user should learn these procedures, as the same are often being required in order to achieve other goals. So, because of that during the following lines I will teach you how to easily enter fastboot mode on your HTC One.
Why you need to know how to enter fastboot mode, or bootloader mode (if you like it more)? Well, that’s easy: for booting your HTC One in recovery mode. Fastboot is offering an intuitive interface that can be used by those who want to have access to the internal system of the HTC One. Thus, from fastboot mode you can easily boot into recovery mode or you can choose to make a hard reset, or to perform other operations. Now, booting into fastboot mode for entering recovery mode on your HTC One is an easy thing to do, but only if you know exactly how to use the combination of power and volume up / down buttons.
As you can already tell, we will be using the classic method for entering fastboot or bootloader mode. You can choose instead to use a custom app, but for doing that root access will be required; anyway we are recommending this procedure as it is safer and also better. Now trough recovery mode you can perform several operations like updating with an official OS, or with a custom ROM if you are using a custom recovery image like CWM or TWRP recovery, clear cache, make Nandroid backups and so on.
Remember that this guide is compatible only with the HTC One. The steps from below will not work on another Android based smartphone or tablet. Also, the procedure explained here has been tested on the HTC One and worked, so you have nothing to worry about; the method is safe and official so you will not perform a risky operation that can brick or damage your Android device.
How to Enter Fastboot Mode on HTC One
- With your phone turned on (you can also turn off your device if you like by pressing on power button once; then select “turn off”) press and hold volume down and home buttons together.
- Keep pressing the mentioned keys until the screen goes black.
- At that point release only the power button but keep pressing the volume down key.
- Fastboot mode will be then displayed, so you can also release the volume down button.
- In fastboot mode use volume down / up buttons in order to scroll up or down towards the menu.
- You can go back to Android OS by choosing "reboot system now".
Good job; you have successfully entered fastboot mode on your HTC One, so now you can access recovery mode every time you need to. That was all for now, but stay close as further step by step guides compatible with your smartphone will be developed. Also, feel free and use the comments area from below for sharing your experience and problems with us.