[HOWTO] GS290 stuck in fastboot/bootloader mode with the Easy Installer on Windows

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You are trying to install /e/OS on your GS290 with the Easy installer on Windows, but you are stuck at the “Rebooting in bootloader mode” step on the Easy Installer and a black screen with “fastboot mode” in the bottom left corner of the GS290?

If so, follow these few steps to unblock the situation. You don’t need to unplug your GS290, but if you did and you can’t get anywhere or are lost, just hold down the “Power” button of your GS290 for about 12 seconds until the device restarts and restart the Easy Installer to start over, then resume this tutorial.

1) Go to Windows Update

2) Install the necessary driver


That worked perfectly, thank you!