How To Enter Fastboot & Recovery Mode on the Xiaomi Mi 11X

Below you will learn how to boot your Xiaomi Mi 11X into fast boot and recovery mode. If you are a power user who likes to install custom ROMs and custom builds, you most likely have booted your phone into recovery mode at least once. If you have gotten a brand new Xiaomi Mi 11X, you might not know how to do it.

Below we will go into detail about what is Fastboot, recovery and how can you access them on your Xiaomi Mi 11X.

How To Enter Fastboot and Recovery Mode on Xiaomi Mi 11X

What is Fastboot?

Fastboot is a mode independent of the phone’s operating system. It can be accessed without loading the entire OS. Fastboot allows data to be written to the phone’s internal storage. This data can be a custom ROM, a custom kernel, or a recovery. Furthermore, the only way to take advantage of all the features mentioned above is to unlock the bootloader of the phone. Xiaomi phones come with a locked bootloader which can be easily unlocked through fastboot.

What is recovery mode?

Recovery mode is an important part of all Android phones. It is a stand-alone piece of software that allows users to access a number of functions without having to boot the entire OS. This is a very useful feature, especially if the firmware or the OS of the phone is corrupted.

Enter Fastboot and Recovery Mode using Physical Keys

The method involves Xiaomi Mi 11X’s physical buttons. This is easy to perform and things cannot go wrong.

  1. Press and hold the power button. Tap on Power off to turn your Xiaomi Mi 11X off.
  2. Once the phone is off, you have two options:
    • To enter recovery mode, press and hold the volume up and power keys at the same time.
    • To enter fastboot mode, press and hold the volume down and power keys at the same.

This is the first way to access fastboot and recovery on your phone. If for some reason this method does not work either, then follow the second one.

Enter Fastboot and Recovery Mode using ADB commands

This method is the last resort in case the first one does not work. If you are running a custom ROM and the physical keys are broken, then ADB commands are the only choice. For this, you need to install the latest USB and ADB drivers for your Xiaomi Mi 11X.

  1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open CMD/Powershell on your computer.
  3. Run the following command to make sure the computer recognizes your Xiaomi Mi 11X:
    adb devices
  4. Now you have two choices again:
    • If you want to boot your Xiaomi Mi 11X into Fastboot Mode, use the following command:
      adb reboot bootloader
    • If you want to boot your Xiaomi Mi 11X into Recovery Mode, use the following command:
      adb reboot recovery

Once you run the following commands, your Xiaomi Mi 11X will turn off and go into Fastboot/Recovery Mode. That is all you have to do. Now you can flash factory images, custom ROMs, unlock the bootloader, and much more.


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