It is a little tricky to enter Fastboot Mode on Nokia 5. To enter in Fastboot Mode, you will have to use a specific combination of buttons while the phone is plugged in a computer. With this mode, you can flash system images, firmware files, software updates and other mods on your device. But to do that you obviously have to put your Nokia 5 into Fastboot Mode to use Android Fastboot utility.
To use Fastboot Mode, you can download and set up the Android Studio with Android SDK on your computer. Or you can use Android SDK Platform-Tools for your OS. Most of the Android phones can enter Fastboot / Download Mode by turning on the phone with a set of buttons pressed together. However the method of Nokia 5 is different. You need to have your phone connected to a PC to enter into Fastboot Mode on Nokia 5 — just like the Recovery Mode method.
How to Enter Download / Fastboot Mode on Nokia 5
These are the easy steps that you need to follow to enter Download / Fastboot Mode on Nokia 5. For those who do not know, Fastboot Mode is also known as Download Mode on some phones.
This is how you enter Fastboot Mode on Nokia 5:
Step 1 – Turn OFF your Nokia 5 phone.
Step 2 – Connect your phone with a PC / Mac using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Wait till you see the charging animation on the screen.
Step 4 – Then, press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons on your phone.
Step 5 – You will see a countdown message on the screen saying, “Please release key to power off…“. Ignore the message, keep both the buttons still pressed and let the countdown finish.
Step 6 – Once the countdown finishes, you will finally see the Android Bootloader / Fastboot screen on your Nokia 5. This is the Fastboot Mode, as shown in the picture below.
This is it!
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