How to switch into Fastboot Mode on Galaxy A8 Plus and Galaxy A8

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 plus device might not be the best Lollipop based smartphone device in the market, however, if you have an idea on how to use it smartly, then you would enjoy a wonderful smartphone experience based on the stability aspect as well as its performance aspects. Also, if you are ready to apply a few tweak procedures, you could even boost up the device by optimizing and customizing the operating system of your device, so as to improve the speeds, upgrade the lifespan of the battery as well as to enhance other general performances.

However, in order to obtain this well optimized and customized device, you will need to have at least the basic idea on how to gain access to the recovery mode as well as how to use Fastboot mode on Galaxy A8 plus or Galaxy A8 device.

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The Fastboot mode, which is included on a partition different from the major operating system of the Android devices, is an independent, lightweight runtime interface on all Android phones. This Recovery mode, when instantly booted, can be used to delete the cache partition, apply Android software updates, or reset your device to factory setting. It can be entered through the device’s hardware key.

Through the Fastboot mode menu, you can have access to the internal system of your Samsung device and perform varieties of optimization, customization as well as restoration operations. Every Android phone comes with an already installed stock recovery software and you can only apply certain given operations by default, without restrictions (like clearing app data cache, making a hard reset, updating with OTAs and a couple of others) through this stock environment, although various factory restrictions are also implied.

How to switch to Fastboot Mode on Galaxy A8 Plus and Galaxy A8

The following steps should be taken in order to switch into the fastboot mode on Galaxy A8 plus and Galaxy A8;

  1. Simply switch off your Galaxy A8 or A8 plus device. This can be done when you press the Power key and tap on “power off” to shut the device down. Or you could press and hold the power key for few moments (about 6-10 seconds), then wait a few seconds while your device is completely turned off.
  2. Then, press and hold “Volume Up” key, the “Home” and “Power” keys at the same time.
  3. Keep pressing and holding those keys simultaneously until the fastboot mode menu is displayed on the screen.
  4. You can scroll up and down the fastboot menu by using the “Volume Up” and “Volume Down” keys and you can also select a menu by pressing the “Power” key.
  5. You can go back to your normal Android OS by using the “Power” key to select the “Reboot system now” option.

Options in the Recovery mode


There are certain standard options you are sure to always find. They include;

  1. Reboot system now:

This option will automatically restart the device normally.

  1. Apply update from ADB:

Android Debug Bridge (ADB) allows you to plug your Moto Z2 play device to your PC and issue certain commands from the PC. It is designed mainly for developers and you are required to install an Android SDK (software development kit).

  1. Wipe data/factory reset:

This will erase all of your device data, such as photos, videos, apps, documents, music, everything, and reset your Moto Z2 play device to its original factory settings. This also helps wipe the cache partition.

  1. Wipe cache partition:

Cache Partition is a temporary system data highly related to application installations, and it can be deleted without losing any personal file, data or settings. Clearing the cache partition can also help solve a lot of issues and without loss of any data or settings, hence no actual risk involved. This process is highly recommended as a fix for the majority of basic Android troubles including switching to fastboot mode on Galaxy A8 plus and Galaxy A8.



  1. uhh. I get that this is old but it’s about the Samsung A8 and option 2 states: “Moto Z2 play device to your PC”


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