If you have bought a OnePlus 2, you are at least some kind of power user because no one would go through the hassle of getting an invite or buying the phone on unknown websites. The OnePlus 2 is the successor of the flagship killer, OnePlus One. It comes with a faster Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB RAM, 13 MP main camera and a gigantic 3100 mAh battery.
Thanks to the amazing community that the OnePlus 2 has, development is very active. There are custom ROMs available and even mods, themes and flashable zip files to improve the phone’s overall performance. If you are thinking of installing a ROM or a recovery, you need to know how to boot into fastboot/bootloader mode and recovery mode.
When the phone is in fastboot or bootloader mode, you can flash various files from your computer to your phone using a USB connection. This is the most popular way of flashing files on an Android phone. This is the mode when you need USB and ADB drivers. Recovery is another mode where you can manually apply OTA updates and wipe data.
How To Boot OnePlus 2 To Fastboot & Recovery Mode
Boot To Fastboot/Bootloader
There are two ways you can go to fastboot or bootloader mode on your OnePlus 2. On the first method you need to turn off the phone and then press and hold Volume up and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
Another method is to use ADB connection and use the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
Boot To Recovery
To boot your OnePlus 2 to recovery mode, enable USB debugging on your phone, connect it to your PC and make sure ADB drivers are installed. Now enter the following command:
adb reboot recovery
These are the best ways to go to fastboot and recovery mode on your OnePlus 2.