Those looking for a new Nexus device shouldn’t look past the Google Nexus 6P handset. Once you own the Nexus device, it wouldn’t be right unless you started to think about customizing it since they are the world most customized devices. The first thing you must do when customizing a device is unlock the bootloader. Once you unlock the bootloader on the Google Nexus 6P, you can then go on to root the device and install a custom recovery.
Most Android devices come with this special mode called fastboot mode or bootloader mode. Both fastboot and bootloader terms mean the same thing. When we use fastboot mode we use it to flash partitions and updates. That means the same fastboot mode is also useful for those wanting to apply firmware updates.
- The following guide is made for the Google Nexus 6P. It won’t necessarily work for your device if it’s not the Nexus 6P handset.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Those of you entering the fastboot mode to go on and unlock the 6P bootloader should definitely backup the smartphone before starting the steps. Unlocking the bootloader always wipes your data so anything that isn’t backed up beforehand cannot be restored.
- Booting into the Nexus 6P fastboot mode is not a normal mode and should be reserved for experienced Android users only.
- If you are using a rooted Google Nexus 6P device, you can boot into the fastboot mode using the Quick Boot application that’s available from the Google Play Store. So long as your device is rooted, the Quick Boot tool is incredibly handy for booting a device into most modes, including the recovery mode.
HOW TO ENTER FASTBOOT MODE ON GOOGLE NEXUS 6P
- Start with the smartphone turned completely off.
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys at the same time.
- Keep pressing the two button combination until you can see the fastboot menu on the display of the device.
- Use the fastboot mode menu to perform any action of your choice.
All of you should have no problem entering fastboot mode on Google Nexus 6P devices after reading the guide.