Android's recovery mode allows ROM flashing even if the device is currently unusable. Invoking it usually involves a key combination that is pressed when starting the device. These combinations differ from device to device.

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Samsung Galaxy W I9150

I bricked my fone whilst trying to install gapps from recovery. Now i get the "setup wizard has stopped unexpectedly"message. it just loops and i can't access any other function of the fone. I have ...
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Mount errors in recovery mode (Moto E)

I was downgrading my moto e from soak test lollipop 5.0.2 to android KitKat. Now I am stuck at the boot loader screen and device doesn't boot up. On going to recovery mode I see And after clicking ...
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SafeStrap wont re-install on galaxy s5? (read full story)

So i had originally safestrap already installed, and tried to flash a custom rom. but because I have the shittiest luck on the planet, I hard bricked my rom slot. so I just plugged in to PC and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506) “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again”

So the other day I was trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-19506) by usin Odin or something. Not really sure was i was doing, but i followed a guide i found on youtube. I got my phone into ...
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CM Simple Recovery refuses to install zips

Hi I've tried many times signing with signapk.jar and the testkeys but the recovery does not accept the signature. Can you point me the exact certs I need to use or the rigth procedure?
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Does adb reboot recovery require unlock?

I want to remove the LG G3 overshapening thing as instructed here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/orig-development/kernel-chupachups-kernel-t2943339 To do so I need to reboot in recovery ...
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Galaxy S4 stuck in recovery mode

I entered the recovery mode through a power menu app. (My phone is rooted). Now I'm stuck in the recovery mode because the power button is defective, and it seems that it is the only way to select an ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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Just installed CWM and it works fine, but there is this line constantly going from top to bottom

I am wondering what it can be...but there is this line going down from the top to the bottom and appears again at the top once it has reached the bottom of the screen. What causes this? Is it the sign ...
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data vanished from Vault application

I checked in one of the applications I have known as vault after a long period of time. I expected all my data to be stored in it. I was shocked to find no data in it. I subsequently opened my gallery ...
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Android black screen(no response for all action)

I flashed nexus 5 boot image into my project tango, and device is turned off and become unresponsive to all actions. Is there anyway to recover system image or turn on device? (Power button not ...
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SIM card not detecting and imei null after flashing recovery (intex aqua i5-not i5 HD)

I wanted to flash custom ROM . Before that I flashed a custom recovery img. Then I tried flashing custom ROM zip file using flashify. It said flashing completed and reboot to continue. When ...
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Applications crash on boot after wiping cache partition

I cleared my cache partition from Recovery Mode on my Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android Lollipop 5.0 and when I restarted my device, it showed a black screen with error messages of applications not ...
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How can I enter Fastboot or Recovery mode on the eSTAR X35?

My eSTAR X35 is stuck in a bootloop and I can't reach fastboot mode. How can I get there or into Recovery mode?
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Recover from incompatible kernel

I have an old Evo 4g lte that I play with (it's not my primary device) and I got my self into a tough spot. I am currently S-on, and used flashkernelgui to change to the haunted kernel. I tried ...
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Phone boots only to recovery

I have two Sprint/LG Optimus Elite phones, both with the stock rom/unrooted and with both of which seem to have the same exact problem. This problem being the inability to boot to Android. Both phones ...
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Install Google Play Store on ROM without Google apps

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 and flashed SlimKat's 4.4 ROM and it has no Google Play. When I downloaded GAPPS, it says "Cannot open file" when attempting to open. How can I install the gapps.zip?
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Cyanogenmod custom recovery can't backup, restore or apply an update!

I just installed Cyanogenmod. It's my understanding Cyanogenmod is a ROM so I was bit suprised when my TWRP custom recovery was replaced by Cyanogenmod's own recovery. Why is this? Cyanogenmod's ...
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HTC One M7-rooting problem

I have been rooting HTC M7 as with provided info on this forum, and have stuck in the step not entering recovery mode. Did unlocked the phone, downloaded CWM latest version via ADB & fastboot. ...
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Power button is not working and device got stuck in recovery kernel.Device is not rooted

I am very new to this forum. I searched everywhere but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I really appreciate it if you can help me as I am a total noob in android. Previously my power button was ...
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Tab 10.1 stuck in recovery mode

I have been experiencing an issue with my Galaxy Tab 10.1 for some time. It will not shut completely off, it just restarts as soon as it goes off. Lately it goes through restart every time an app is ...
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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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accidentally uninstalled important apps

I just rooted my Micromax a120(kitkat) and in order to increase my internal storage i accidentally removed some important software like google drive, system up date ,file manager etc. Now my phone is ...
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how to recover from boot loop?

I used kingoroot to root my phone. After completion of the process it had to reboot.Then it entered a boot loop. the phone restarts automatically and samsung galaxy GT i8262 logo appears and again ...
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Problem in wiping cache partition?

I'm a moto g first gen user on 5.0.2 and I want to clear my cache. I've done it before on kitkat, and I've had no problem. But now, I'm having a problem. After pressing the volume down and power ...
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rename “Build - Copy.prop” to “Build.prop” in recovery mode

I want to remove the changes i'v made in the "Build.prop" so i deleted it and restarted the Phone but forgot to rename the backup, now my phone is softbricked. Help me please
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Micromax A63 Factory Reset Error

I tried to factory reset my device which was stuck on boot loop. But now it's stuck on an animated android logo. When I try to enter recovery mode it's showing same image. That image sometimes show an ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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Philz touch 6 stuck in recovery mode

I recently installed philz touch 6 recovery on my galaxy tab 3 lite, with the main purpose of rooting. When I downloaded it over ODIN it was fine, and booted into recovery. Now, when I try to boot ...
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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...
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How do I Install a custom ROM/recovery on a Galaxy Note 2?

I was trying to install CyanogenMod 12 Lollipop ROM on my Note 2. When I restart my phone in recovery mode, its giving me this screen: After this I select the option "wipe data/factory reset" and ...
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How do i detect my android phone on my PC? While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file and not the phone is not getting detected

While installing custom rom i think i deleted some key file so now my PC is not able to detect my android phone, nor I have any saved roms on the phone to recover. I do not have SD card slot but have ...
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Is it possible to change the button combination for recovery/download mode?

I had to press power + home + vol up/down, but my home button just stopped working. Is there any way to change the key combination? (I can go into recovery by using the reboot menu, but it would be ...
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Cannot boot to bootloader, fastboot or recovery

I have Sony Xperia Z2 with Cyanogenmod 1220150305 I cannot boot into any recovery based applications. I have tried with the phone off and the down and up volume buttons, I have tried with apps that ...
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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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I always get this window and I can't do anything

I got an Android phone, And when I turn on the phone, I always see this window. I would like to use it, but I don’t know, how I can fix it. Somebody could send some link about the probleme and how ...
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Problem with recovery and download mode in Grand Quattro

I can't boot in recovery mode or download mode after I rooted my phone using Kingo ROOT. I rooted it before but I unroot it. After few months, which is right now, I need to root my phone again for ...
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I can't boot into recovery on my C6603

So Basically I put a recovery into my sony xperia z and i tried flashing an unofficial cyanogenmod 12. But afterwards the phone could not boot up to recovery due to the way i get into the recovery. ...
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Internal Storage 0B,Data wipe,Cache wipe Failed

I have a THOMSON MID 1002 tablet. I flashed the stock ROM twice successfully a long ago. Now, I've faced the following problem all of a sudden- Whenever I shut it down, it restarts and resets the ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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Recover LG G2 (VS980) Phone Using Only Sideload

In an effort to resurrect my phone I have tried to sideload a number of things but always end up with one of three options. Oddly, although I "had" TWRP, the only thing I can get is Android System ...
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...
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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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Getting back my sms from broken screen of Samsung N8000 (china phone)?

My phone is Samsung N8000 (China Phone), It has keypad and it is touch screen, the screen is not working anymore, I dropped it last 3 days ago, but then the keypad is properly functioning, I want to ...
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Password for recovery mode

how to put a password to enter android recovery mode? I want to have high security so that no one formats my phone without a password even in recovery mode.
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Android boot architecture compared to desktop boot process

After reading this answer and pointing article: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device? My Samsung S3 have CyanogenMod installed. There is probability while installing custom ...
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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...