Booting the Redmi 5 Plus into Fastboot Mode is not much of a Herculean task. You won’t have to use any third party apps or programs and you won’t risk anything. The reboot sequence is safe and secured and can be performed even by a novice. Additionally, you won’t get rid of your phone’s warranty by applying the guidelines below, even if you are considering using the fastboot mode for carrying out other unofficial operations.
The procedure included is like most Android devices. Since you’re an Android phone user, you should be comfortable with fastboot mode if it happens that you expect to perform activities,take for instance, implementing OTAs manually, generating a back-up for the Android phone, manually being up to date with official updates (the full firmware, not the OTA built), getting root access, flashing custom recovery images like CWM or TWRP recovery, including custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP or Paranoid Android, removing stock apps, overclocking your Android device and other processes.
You possibly can accidentally boot into it and after that just becoming familiar with the way it works could reduce chances of you from getting freaked out and getting out of it easily.
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The fastboot mode is quite similar to the recovery mode menu. They are both featured by default and are also both hidden by default. You can also perform maintenance and restoration procedures through both modes. They are quite different as well. While the recovery system mode is dedicated more to the customization and optimization fields, the fastboot mode is often used on flashing procedures.
How to Reboot Redmi 5 Plus into Fastboot Mode
To fastboot a Redmi 5 plus device, we simply need to press and hold the Power button down for a few seconds until the Power Menu comes up. There are four different options in this menu but we’ll ignore them all except the Power Off option. Tap the Power Off option and then tap it again to make the device begin to shut down. It should take about few seconds to completely shut down, depending on the intensity of background tasks running.
Once the device is turned off, press and hold both the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time for 2-4 seconds until a special splash screen appears. You should see the Xiaomi mascot appear on the screen.
NB: It’s advisable to remove your phone case before trying this (although it is not mandatory).
At this point, you may need to connect the device to the PC with a USB cable if you want to make a modification or execute some command on your device. If you stick around at this Fastboot Mode screen for about 30-60 seconds, the device will shut down. So you’ll definitely have to be prepared for what you plan to do in this mode. This actually, is good news for anyone who accidentally boots into Fastboot Mode and doesn’t know how to get out, or just wanted to experiment and see if they can do it.
Once it automatically shuts down, you can press and hold the Power button only and it will boot things back up normally.
~ Switch off your Redmi 5 plus device completely.
~ Press and hold both the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time for few seconds
~ Let go of the two buttons immediately the Xiaomi mascot appears.
~ You are in the Fastboot Mode!!
I hope this guide was helpful your phone into reboot into Fastboot Mode.