This tutorial will show you the steps to unbrick your Realme XT device via Fastboot Commands. The 6.3-inch device with 1080 x 2340 pixels and having Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box has managed to grab the eyeballs of the masses. The 128GB 8GB ROM/RAM combination coupled with an octa-core Snapdragon 712 chipset and Adreno 616 gives it the required ‘thrust’ for efficient performance.
And since we are discussing performance, it has made quite its name in custom development as well. You just need to bypass the sole restriction of a locked bootloader- by making use of In-Depth Test APK. Once you do so, it would have opened the floodgates to a plethora of customizations. Be it for flashing custom ROMs or installing a custom recovery like TWRP or OrangeFox, there’s a lot to look forward to. Likewise, gaining administrative privileges via Magisk has also been among the go-to choice for the masses.
But with each of these tweaks, there’s an associated risk. If you don’t perform the steps correctly or flash an incorrect custom binary, then it wouldn’t take any time for things to go south. Fortunately, there’s still a handy way out of this issue. You could easily unbrick your Realme XT device by flashing the stock firmware via Fastboot Commands. And in this guide, we will show you the steps for just that. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
How to Unbrick Realme XT via Fastboot Commands
The below instructions are listed out under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Moreover, these steps could also come in handy if you are looking to manually flash the stock firmware onto your ‘working device’ via Fastboot Commands. If you are planning to do, then keep in mind that it requests an unlocked bootloader as well.
Anyways, coming back to this guide, let’s now start off with the steps to unbrick your Realme XT device via Fastboot Commands. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
Install Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
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Boot Bricked Realme XT to Fastboot Mode
Since your device is in a bootloop/soft-brick state, you cannot use the adb reboot bootloader command. Hence you will have to opt for the hardware key combinations. Here’s how it could be done:
- To begin with, power off your device (if you can’t do so via the Power key then let the battery drain out).
- Once it turns off, press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys for a few seconds,
- Your device will be booted to Fastboot Mode. Now connect it to the PC via USB cable.
Convert Realme XT OZIP Firmware to Fastboot ROM
Realme takes a slightly different approach when it comes to packing its firmware file. This format couldn’t directly be flashed via Fastboot. You will first have to convert the OZIP to Fastboot IMG format so as to make it compatible for flashing. Fortunately, XDA Recognized Developer acervenky has already done this task.
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He has uploaded the Firmware version A10 and C04 for the Indian and Russian region respectively. So if you belong to this region and your device has this firmware build installed, then you could directly pick up the Fastboot ROM file. However, if it’s a different firmware and not matching the device’s build number, then you will have to manually convert OZIP to Fastboot ROM. For that, please refer to our guide to Extract Fastboot Images from Realme/Oppo OZIP Firmware.
Transfer Realme XT Fastboot ROM to ADB Directory
Once you have got hold of the Fastboot ROM file, transfer its content to the platform-tools folder on your PC. Make sure you transfer all the four IMG files, i.e. boot.img, system.img, vbmeta.img, and vendor.img.
Open CMD Window inside ADB
- Head over to the platform-tools folder.
- Then type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter.
- This will launch the Command Prompt inside the ADB directory.
Flash Realme XT Stock ROM via Fastboot Commands and Unbrick It
It’s now time to flash all these four files to the Realme XT device’s respective partitions and hence unbrick it. So type in the following commands in the CMD window that is opened inside the platform-tools folder:
- First off, flash the boot.img to the boot partition:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
- After this, flash the system.img to the system partition:
fastboot flash system system.img
- Next up, flash vbmeta.img file:
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
- Finally, flash the vendor.img file to the vendor partition:
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
- Once done, you may now reboot your device to the OS via the below command:
That’s it. This wall all from this guide to unbrick Realme XT via Fastboot Commands. 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.