Fastboot Mode Missing in OnePlus 12: How to Fix

Fastboot Mode Missing in OnePlus 12

Fastboot Mode Missing in OnePlus 12

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of Fastboot Mode missing on your OnePlus 12. Ever since the Chinese OEM was adopted by Oppo, things have taken a turn for the worse, especially in custom development. One major reason for the same is the unavailability of an easily accessible unbrick tool such as the MSM Download Tool.

Even though we have a cracked version of Oppo Flash Tool by carrying out the Man in the Middle Attack, however, it’s way more complicated even for tech enthusiasts. Combine all these factors and it’s not hard to see why developers are now hesitant more than ever before to develop ROMs and mods for these devices. As if that wasn’t enough, there is now another strange, frightening, and infuriating issue affecting these devices, especially the latest flagship.

According to many users, the Fastboot Mode has gone missing all of a sudden from their OnePlus 12 device. Initially, the issue was attributed to the missing Fastboot Drivers or the incorrect ADB setup, however, users have double-verified that it’s all correct because they can easily execute ADB and Fastboot Commands on other devices connected to the same PC. So all this confirms the fact that the issue is linked to the device itself rather than the PC.

Since Fastboot is the most widely used as well as the most important boot mode, this issue has resulted in quite a few problems for the users. The most important is that the users can no longer flash firmware to fix soft brick and bootloop issues or even flash any other file whatsoever. With that said, this guide will make you aware of the reason and more importantly, the steps to fix the issue of Fastboot Mode missing on your OnePlus 12. Follow along.

Fix Fastboot Mode Missing on OnePlus 12

The reason for the missing of the Fastboot Mode from your OnePlus device is the corruption of the ocdt partition. This usually happens if you end up flashing a different firmware than what was currently installed on your device. While it wouldn’t result in issues with the other partitions, however, the overwriting of the octd partition would straightaway result in the Fastboot Mode missing from the device. So now comes the most important question: how to rectify this issue?

FIX 1: Flashing Stock OCTD

Well, the first and obvious course of action should be to flash the stock OCTD file to your device. However, since you aren’t able to access the Fastboot Mode, flashing this file wouldn’t be possible either. or is that really the case? well, a bunch of users have said that while they were not able to boot to Fastboot via the adb reboot bootloader command, but they could do so via other approaches. So let’s have a look at some of these other approaches and see if it works out for you or not.

  • Use adb reboot fastboot from the FastbootD Mode
  • Use fastboot reboot bootloader from the Bootloader Mode.
  • Use adb reboot recovery from the Recovery Mode and¬†choose Reboot to Bootloader
  • From TWRP, go to Reboot and select Recovery

Check if you can boot to Fastboot Mode from any of the aforementioned commands. If you can, then proceed with the below steps or else, move over to the next fix.

  1. To begin with, download and extract the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
  2. Then download the same version of the stock firmware that is installed on your device.
  3. Now extract the ZIP and you’ll get payload.bin. Load this BIN file to Fastboot Enhance.flash different recovery on ROM
  4. Then select the octd.img file and extract it. Now transfer it to the platform-tools folder.
  5. Now boot your device to Fastboot Mode via any of the four methods given above.
  6. Then open Command Prompt inside platform-tools and type in the below command:
    fastboot flash octd.octd.img
  7. The file will now be flashed. Once done, use the below command to boot to the OS:
    fastboot reboot
  8. Finally, use the below command and check if you can now access the Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

FIX 2: Via Opo Flash Tool

If the aforementioned method didn’t spell out success, then you’ll have to take the help of the Emergency Download Mode and flash the unbrick firmware via the Oppo Flash Tool. For that, you may refer to the detailed guide on How to Unbrick OnePlus 12 via Oppo Flash Tool.

Fastboot Mode Missing in OnePlus 12

That’s it. These were the two different methods that should help you fix the issue of Fastboot Mode missing on your OnePlus 12. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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