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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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

My phone is still stuck on "Android is upgrading.. starting apps" on boot. Earlier, my phone said "Unfortunately, Google Playstore stopped working" and I am unable to use my apps which needed ...
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Recovery mode not working in Samsung Galaxy Fit

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit to which I installed Clockworkmod Recovery. When I put my phone into recovery mode by pressing home+power only the Samsung logo appears; the phone is not booting into stock ...
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Can't connect to the device with ADB when it's in recovery mode

I am having some problems with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and I want to start an fschk session on the device. So, I installed Android SDK with platform-tools. I can access to the device when it's normally ...
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What is the worst case scenario if you flash a wrong custom recovery?

I have a Polaroid phone which doesn't have a lot of product support and I want to port a custom recovery on it and flash it. Before I follow through with it is there any chance of hard bricking it or ...
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Stuck in bootloop after flashing ROM

I was flashing a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Star Pro and now it is stuck in boot loop. I don't have a backup of my previous ROM. I can not boot into recovery as one of the volume buttons is ...
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How to access bluestacks recovery mode?

I have downloaded and installed bluestacks rooted version with Clockworkmod installed through Rom Manager, now I want to install custom rom, how can I access the recovery mode ?
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No OS and no recovery mode

My OS wasn't working anymore for some reason so I tried to restore it using recovery mode. I had TWRP and after trying a few roms and having it tell me every single time that it failed to install (...
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Resurrect one Huawei Ascend P7

I have the Huawei Ascend P7, was using Android 4.4.2, so I decided to update the phone, I followed a tutorial that taught me to do the BACKUP using Huawei app, and then selected the update file in the ...
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ASUS_T00J zenfone 5 recovery mode shows no command

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 (ASUS_T00J). When I go to recovery mode from droidboot it only shows no command. What might be the problem?
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How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery?

I'm using Coolpad note 3 lite, running Android 5.1. I created internal memory backup using stock recovery. Files were created in this format: userdata_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS.backup = 2GB ...
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How to install custom recovery on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310?

I am unable to flash anything from recovery mode on my rooted (kinguser) android 4.4.2 (micromax canvas nitro A310). Red triangle with exclaimation mark & unable to do anything, even not able to ...
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How do i Update my encrypted phone (CyanogenMod 12)?

I want to encrypt my phone (Xperia M). It has CyanogenMod 12 with cyanogenmod recovery. Wanted to know if I could update it the normal way, flashing through recovery, or some other way.
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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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Is all data lost after factory reset?

I had an LG Optimus I phone (LG E410f) with Android (can't remember the exact version now, but I believe it was 4.1.2) -- and I had OI Notepad pp installed (app home is here). There were some very ...
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Enable Developer Options With Update.zip

Whenever I flash a new ROM I always do the following: Enable Developer Options Enable Advanced Reboot Menu Enable Root access Apps and ADB Security Install from unknown sources Is it possible to ...
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Galaxy S3 stuck on Samsung logo, is there anyway i can backup my data in recovery mode without rooting?

i have the original Firmware, no rooting. Recently, i got this issue where my s3 doesn't startup, it just keeps flashing the logo over and over again until the battery drains. I've already tried ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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Safestrap app won't run after installing recovery — “Unfortunately, Safestrap has stopped”

I can install Safestrap 3.72 (Safestrap-JFLTE-3.72-kk-B01.apk) and then install and use the custom recovery without a hitch. However, once the custom recovery has been installed and the phone is ...
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Karbonn A1+ CWM recovery

I have a Karbonn a1+ and i have rooted it. I want to install CWM recovery plz tell me the method and files that i require. Also my hardware version is 1.1.0 and software version is 2.0.2. Also is it ...
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lots of apps stopped working after my phone got stuck is safe mode

After "Nexus 5 volume-down button stuck, cannot boot non-safe mode", I've noticed that a whole lot of apps stopped working, e.g., when trying to launch the app like Meetup or GasBuddy, they just crash,...
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Can only boot into Recovery Mode on Nexus 9. Is there a way to recover my files before doing a factory reset?

An update broke my Nexus 9 last week, so now when I try to boot it tells me it's corrupted and then shows a "No Command" screen. I assume I'll have to do a factory reset, and if that doesn't work I'll ...
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Stuck at cyanogenmod recovery

Please help :( I have a samsung galaxy tab p3100 and i can't flash anything all i have is a Stock cyanogenmod recovery and i can't even go thru odin and install a new cwm/twrp i don't know why but it ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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HTC Desire 326G not entering into recovery

I have hard bricked my HTC desire 326G smartphone its showing the HTC logo and then black screen. I am able to enter into fastboot mode but I am not able to enter into recovery mode. I have changed ...
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Droid Maxx Info Retreival

My Droid Maxx started rebooting itself for no reason. Then it froze at the "red circle" during start up. I contacted Motorola for help and they said that I would have to perform a factory reset, ...
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userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
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Shell script to reboot into recovery and install zip

Okay, without getting too deep into details, I'm looking to automate the installation of a flashable zip (must be flashed from recovery). For now, I can use the command "reboot recovery" in a shell ...
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Samsung s duos not booting into recovery

I have flashed the recovery.tar using odin by following this tutorial http://www.droidiser.com/2012/10/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-install-cwm.html but after this,when I try to boot into ...
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Nexus 5 volume-down button stuck, cannot boot non-safe mode

I got a bit of liquid onto my phone, and now the volume-down button on my Nexus 5 doesn't seem to work. The button itself doesn't bother me much, but every time I reboot the phone, it goes into ...
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I can't boot to custom recovery directly

Good day to everyone. I have a problem with my SKK Lynx (rebranded Ulefone be Pure) phone. I've installed a custom recovery on it (Philz Touch) via RashR. I am able to use it successfully but I have ...
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Samsung account to enter custom recovery

Before I install cyanogen in my Galaxy S5 through TeamWin recovery I needed to enter my samsung account to be able to enter in the recovery mode. I remember when I tried to root my device I wasn't ...
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samsung s4 i545 verizon

i was in twrp and hit recovery, now the fone turns on the error is recovery failed.It won't boot or go into recovery nothing. When i try to enter recovery it says kernal fail. help. Android 5.1.1 and ...
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Question about nandroid backus

I am using twrp 3.0.2 for backup and restore on my galaxy s4 i9506 and i dont understand some things. I wanted to be able to switch between 5.0.1 and 4.3 by having backups of both versions. So i ...
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Core Prime G360T(5.1.1) soft brick TWRP issue

My main objective is to root the phone; as expected from an android newb. I bricked by phone, though this is a bit complicated than the usual. Here's what I did. 1. Apply Kingroot One-click root (...
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TWRP stuck at splash screen - Nexus 6P Android N

I am following this guide: [GUIDE] Unlock/Root/Flash for Nexus 6P The bootloader is already unlocked. Now I'm trying to flash the TWRP recovery. (Section 2). As the device runs Android N, I first ...
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How to get out of stuck boot animation?(Android One)

I am stuck at the google boot animation of the android one phone(Micromax AQ501). I had just flashed it into custom recovery for the first time. It rebooted for the first time after that and then got ...
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Trying to go into Download mode, but goes to Recovery mode instead

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.
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Install different recovery from CWM?

I'm trying to switch from CWM recovery to TWRP, my phone is a LG Optimus 4X HD / LG P880. Using Simple Recovery Switcher, I tried to flash the TWRP image, but when I reboot into recovery, I get into ...
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Can I find out when a rom or recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
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Cannot enter fastboot mode after flashing custom recovery

I flashed a CWM recovery on my Micromax Q380 (Canvas Spark) phone. After that only logo appears and it reboots again and again (boot loop). I tried entering into recovery and fastboot (Vol Up + Power ...
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Removing encryption from recovery

I'm running CyanogenMod 12 nightly on my G900T (klte). Everything works great except for the default encryption password, which causes my phone to boot loop. I've formatted data and done factory ...
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Does flashing stock ROM via Odin delete phone data?

So my Galaxy S6 is stuck in a boot loop and I've literally tried EVERYTHING already and nothing will solve the problem. Safe mode won't work, clearing the cache partition won't work and USB Debugging ...
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Not booting into Recovery mode in videocon VT 75 tablet

My Videocon VT 75 tablet is not booting into Recovery mode. I have tried to boot to recovery with "volume up + volume down + power" button combinations, but nothing shows on screen. Also, I need to ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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How to revert Android kill-switched Nvidia Shield tablet?

Apparently Nvidia decided to kill most of their shipped Shield tablets because of a battery defect. Considering my shield already died, does anyone have any idea on how exactly could this be reverted?
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how to remove recovery partition on galaxy tab4 230

I need to configure couple of tablets for correctional facility. one of their requirement is to not have factory reset ability. I searched a lot and I figured out if I remove recovery partition ...
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CWM or TWRP not supported?

I'm trying to install CWM or TWRP for my D801 LG G2 and they both say "device not supported". TWRP doesn't give me any other options, but CWM shows D802 is supported. Can I install that or will it ...
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How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?

I have SAMSUNG GT-S5670, and I had android version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, but I wanted updated it to Android 4.4. Kitkat. I download on computer Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps package. I put it on ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...