A popular Android boot mode is also one that a lot of people accidentally find themselves in. Today I’ll be showing you how to boot both into Fastboot Mode on the Redmi Note 7 (and Note 7 Pro) and how to exit this mode (also known as Bootloader Mode). It’s easy to do and only requires a few button commands.
Android comes with a number of special boot modes and each of them have their own uses. Today I will be focusing on what is commonly referred to as the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro Fastboot Mode. This boot mode is sometimes referred to as Bootloader Mode so keep that in mind.
For instance, when we actually boot into this special mode on the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro, we get a big “FASTBOOT” label right under the splash screen
So you can see how these terms get mixed up. In any case, this is a special boot mode that people tend to use to gain a deeper level of access to the software of our Android devices. This tutorial is dedicated to those who purposefully want to boot the Redmi Note 7 into Fastboot Mode or simply want to learn how to exit it.
Time needed: 3 minutes.
How to Boot the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro into Fastboot Mode
- Press and hold the Power button to bring up the Power Menu
- Tap bottom right button labeled Power Off
- Then Power Off button again when it’s the only button on the screen
- Wait 5-10 seconds until the Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note 7 Pro has shut off
- Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time
- Continue holding these two buttons down
- But let them go as soon as you see the green Fastboot splash screen logo
As you can see, it’s quite simply to boot the Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro into Fastboot Mode. If you are actively wanting to boot into this special boot mode then you likely want to do something while you’re here. This would mean that you would want to connect the smartphone to the PC with a USB cable.
What we can do with the Redmi Note 7 while in Fastboot Mode will be saved for future tutorials though.
I prefer to break these guides up since those future tutorials can seem complicated on their own. In them we will learn how to install TWRP, how to unlock the bootloader, install a custom kernel, and all sorts of fun things that we can do with this hardware that you bought and that you have the right to modify.
How to Exit Fastboot Mode on the Redmi Note 7
Now, if you are not the type of person who actively wanted to boot the Redmi Note 7 into Fastboot Mode then it’s happened to you accidentally. There are a number of ways this can happen. As you can see from the instructions above, all it takes to boot into Fastboot aka Bootloader Mode is pressing a couple of buttons.
So imagine how easy it is to do that when you’re just wanting to turn the smartphone on?
In the video I show you exactly how close the Power and Volume Down buttons are to each other. This, in and of itself, shows you how easy to mistakenly press both of them down when you think you are just holding down the power button. The bad part is, this is even easier when you have a case on it.
Naturally, it will depend on which type of case you’re using, the quality of the materials, and how the case manufacturer handles the buttons. I’ve had some cases make it more difficult for this to happen accidentally while other cases make it too easy to do something like this.
So, if you have noticed that your Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note 7 Pro is in Fastboot Mode by accident then simply follow these even easier instructions to exit Bootloader Mode.
- Press and hold the Power button
- Continue holding the Power button for 5-10 seconds
- Wait until the Fastboot logo disappears
- And then let go of the Power button
All we are doing here is pressing and holding the Power button down because that is what forces a restart on Android. Well, not all Android devices but it works on the Redmi Note 7 and most (if not all) other smartphones from Xiaomi. So as soon as you see that Fastboot splash screen disappear, let go of the Power button.
And make sure you aren’t holding any other buttons down when the smartphone boots back up!
If you have to, take the Redmi Note 7 or Redmi Note 7 Pro out of the case. I only suggest this if you find yourself booting into Fastboot Mode again and again and again. Having a case on the phone may be causing this to happen. . .but there also may be a deeper issue at hand.
So if you have gone through the steps above showing you how to exit Fastboot Mode on the Redmi Note 7(including removing it from the case). And then you still find yourself booting into Fastboot (aka Bootloader Mode), then leave a comment down below because you likely need to go through a restoration process to get things fixed.
Those are rare circumstances though and tend to only happen if you have modified the Android/MIUI software itself. This could happen by installing a mod that didn’t work right, experimenting with TWRP, or anything else that requires root or custom software to be installed on the device.
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