With this tutorial, find out how to enter Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 fastboot mode. The new budget smartphone from Huawei has just starting arriving in stores. The minimal bezel smartphone features some nice hardware for the price bracket. However, regardless of the hardware, as the phone is based on Android, you can access the built-in fastboot mode on Y7 Prime 2018 and use it to gain access to system partitions. Now, why would you need to do that? For multiple reasons, like installing new firmware, gaining root or even flashing a custom recovery. Read ahead to find out how exactly to access fastboot mode on Huawei Y7 Prime 2018.
Most users still generally think that there is a special installation required for fastboot mode which is false. The fastboot mode is built in to each Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and can be accessed without any sort of tweaking. However, as there are couple of methods to get around to this, you might have to configure your computer properly. Nonetheless, we have the whole guide explained right ahead for you to utilize.
What is Fastboot Mode?
In simpler words, Android has this maintenance mode (Fastboot) natively built into it for diagnostic and upgrading purposes. If we look into details, this is a mode designed for re-partitioning the phone, accessing vital system data and manually flashing firmwares. Usually, this mode is meant for developers but if you find yourself okay with experimenting than there is no such danger in accessing Fastboot.
With Fastboot, you can easily flash certain parts of or a full system. There are key parts to Android OS, the modem, bootloader and system. These parts can be upgraded or changed manually via a computer that recognizes the phone and has the Fastboot software.
Other than installing firmwares, there is nothing else you can do yourself. Except, there is a neat trick only specific to Huawei devices. To access other system modes, you first have to access Fastboot. Meaning, if you are aiming for the recovery mode, you still need to access Fastboot first.
Booting into this mode is totally verified by Huawei and there is no risk of losing warranty. But, if you try flashing different firmwares or firmwares which aren’t authorized by Huawei, you could end up with a useless phone and total warranty loss. This is exactly why we will advise if you are not good with computers or the protocols laid by Android, you shouldn’t connect your phone to your PC while in Fastboot mode.
NOTE: The following steps can be used to enter Fastboot mode on the Huawei Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 – all variants.
How to Enter Fastboot / Bootloader Mode on Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 using Android SDK
Step 1.1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. See: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1.2 – Download Fastboot / ADB package from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging mode in your Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 and connect it to your PC.
Step 3 – Go to Fastboot/Bootloader mode now. How? If you did Step 1.1 then Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). And if you did Step 1.2 then simply go to where you downloaded/extracted the package. Open the folder and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).
Step 4 – Type in the following command and press Enter.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 5 – Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 will switch off and then boot into the fastboot mode.
That’s it. You are now in the Fastboot Mode. If you wish to return to the normal boot, just select the first option. Keep in mind, Volume Down acts as scrolling while the Volume Up button acts as the Click/Select button in this mode.