- OnePlus devices from OnePlus 11 series onwards require a different process to unlock the bootloader, involving quick button presses without an on-screen prompt.
- It’s uncertain if the Volume Key required for confirmation is universal, so it’s recommended to start with Volume Up and, if needed, try Volume Down.
- This guide addresses how to resolve the “Entered Fastboot Press and hold the power button for 6~10 seconds or reinstall the battery to exit” error, and any questions or concerns can be shared in the comments for assistance.
If you’re a OnePlus device owner and have encountered the frustrating “Entered Fastboot Press and hold the power button for 6~10 seconds or reinstall the battery to exit” error message, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to resolve this issue and get your device back on track.
OnePlus devices are known for their excellent value for money, but when it comes to custom development and rooting, things can get a bit tricky. The company’s approach to customization has evolved, and it’s no longer as straightforward as it once was.
Nevertheless, you can still gain administrative privileges by rooting your device with Magisk. However, before you embark on this journey, you must first unlock the bootloader of your device. For OnePlus devices, the process appears simple, just executing a single Fastboot Command. Or at least, that’s what it seems.
Recently, users have reported an issue where, even after successfully running the “fastboot flashing unlock” command and seeing the “OKAY Finished Total Time” message in the CMD window, they find themselves stuck in Fastboot Mode, and their bootloader remains locked. Their devices display the following message:
This translates to:
“You entered Fastboot
Press and hold the power button for 6 – 10 seconds or reload the battery to exit.”
Now, let’s dive into what’s causing this problem and, more importantly, how to fix it.
If you own an earlier OnePlus phone, you may be familiar with the process of unlocking the bootloader. After entering the “fastboot flashing unlock” command, a confirmation prompt would appear on your device. You would then use the Volume Keys to select the “Unlock the Bootloader” option and confirm your choice by pressing the Power key. However, starting with the OnePlus 11 series, including the OnePlus Open, this confirmation prompt no longer shows up on the screen.
Now, when you execute the unlock command, you need to act swiftly. Immediately after entering the command, press the Volume key and then the Power key to confirm your decision. Your device will reset, and the bootloader will be unlocked. The decision to remove the on-screen prompt might seem puzzling, but OnePlus, or rather Oppo, has been following this approach since at least the OnePlus 10th series, especially in the realm of custom development.
A crucial question arises regarding which Volume Key to use for confirmation. While I’ve had the chance to test this with the OnePlus Open, which required the Volume Up key, it’s uncertain whether this is universal for all devices. To be on the safe side, try using the Volume Up key first. If that doesn’t work, reboot your device into Fastboot mode, then use the Volume Down key followed by the Power key, and see if that yields the desired results.
With that, we conclude this guide on resolving the “Entered Fastboot Press and hold the power button for 6~10 seconds or reinstall the battery to exit” error. If you have any questions or concerns about the steps mentioned, feel free to share them in the comments. We’ll do our best to provide you with a solution as soon as possible.