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How To Fix Phone Stuck In Fastboot Mode After Flashing Stock ROM

This guide will help you fix the problem of your phone being stuck in Fastboot Mode after flashing stock ROM. There are many benefits to using an open-source platform like Android. You can do many things with Android, including the ability to flash TWRP or gain administrative access via Magisk. But, the best feature for many users is the ability to flash a custom ROM.

These custom ROMs can be used to unlock a host of new goodies and to upgrade your OS for a longer period than your OEM’s. Sometimes they can be a problem. You can revert to the stock ecosystem via Fastboot Commands and an OEM-designated device when that happens. Even this process has its share of problems.

Fix Phone Stuck In Fastboot Mode

Some users expressed concern about this. They can successfully flash the stock firmware, but it doesn’t work when they boot the device. They seem stuck in the boot loop. Don’t worry if you have this problem. This guide will explain how to fix the Fastboot Mode issue after flashing the stock firmware. Let’s get to it.

Fix: Phone Stuck in Fastboot Mode after flashing Stock ROM

Disclaimer: The instructions below are divided into sections for ease of understanding. If your alarm goes off, you are not woken by it, or your data is lost, we won’t be responsible.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

Android Platform Tools

STEP 2: Boot to Fastboot Mode

In most cases, your device will already be booted to Fastboot Mode. However, if that is not the case, you may have to take the help of a workaround to boot to this mode. For that, power it off and then press and hold the Power and Volume Up keys (or Volume Down in some devices) for a few seconds, and your device will be booted to Fastboot Mode. [Since you wouldn’t be able to access the OS, you wouldn’t be able to use the adb reboot bootloader command].

Stuck in Fastboot mode

STEP 3: Clear Fastboot fb_mode

1. To begin with, connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. (Check out how to enable USB debugging on Xiaomi or any other Android device.)

2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.

Platform Tools Command Window

3. Now type in the following command in the CMD window to clear the Fastboot fb_mode:

fastboot oem fb_mode_clear

4. Once that is done, execute the below command to boot the device to the OS:

fastboot reboot

That’s it. This should have fixed the issue of the phone being stuck in the Fastboot Mode after flashing the stock firmware. So what did we do just now? Well, by default, the device obeys the fastboot oem fb_mode_set command, which instructs the device to boot to Fastboot Mode. So we had to execute the fastboot oem fb_mode_clear command to reset this mode, and hence the device will boot to the OS. On that note, we round off this guide. All your queries are welcomed in the comments section.


Flashing custom ROMS and stock ROMS are fun, and sometimes if things are not done properly, then you end up with a boot loop or stuck at the bootloader mode. The above method should fix your Android device if it is stuck in the fastboot mode after flashing a stock ROM. However, if the device is still not booting, then you may contact us through our telegram channel or comment us below.

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