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[title] Reboot to the bootloader
[* icon_note] All steps in this guide will vary from one phone model to another. Read your devicesdevice's documentation to determine your phone's specificsthe specific steps required.
[* black] To power down a phonemost phones, hold down the power button until a prompt appears. Some may have a "Power off" command in the software settings.
[* icon_note] All steps in this guide will vary from one phone model to another. Read your devicesdevice's documentation to determine your phone's specificsthe specific steps required.
[* black] To power down a phonemost phones, hold down the power button until a prompt appears. Some may have a "Power off" command in the software settings.
[* black] With the phone in an off state, hold down buttons in a combination to enter the bootloader. Google Nexus models [https://source.android.com/source/running.html#booting-into-fastboot-mode|have specific combinations] like holding ''Volume Down'' and ''Power'' simultaneously.
[* blue] TheYour device's bootloader may look different from this Nexus 5 screen. That's okay. Note the essential informationinformation available to you here: phone model, product variant, serial/IMEI number, SIMserial/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mobile_Station_Equipment_Identity|IMEI number], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_identity_module|SIM] and bootloader locked state.
[* blue] TheYour device's bootloader may look different from this Nexus 5 screen. That's okay. Note the essential informationinformation available to you here: phone model, product variant, serial/IMEI number, SIMserial/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mobile_Station_Equipment_Identity|IMEI number], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_identity_module|SIM] and bootloader locked state.