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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Unable to select “wipe data/factory reset” in recovery mode

A coworker asked me if I could fix her Samsung Galaxy Note Tab 3, due to her daughter locking the device and not being able to unlock it. I'm an iOS guy but since I'm in the IT department I decided to ...
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Revert to normal recovery mode from CWM recovery mode

I am using Micromax Canvas 2.2. I wanted to install a custom ROM on it, so I backed up the the original ROM (normally, without using CWM recovery). After that, I installed CWM recovery mode on it. ...
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Can we backup the stock recovery.img in any way?

Suppose I plan to flash my recovery with TWRP/CWM, but then later suppose I would like to move back to the stock recovery. Is it possible to take a backup of stock recovery just like we can take a ...
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ADB app uninstall from bootloader

I have a Galaxy Core Duos that I was playing with. It is stock rom, unrooted. However, I installed one app which is crashing the phone after startup. So I cannot use the phone anymore and I need to ...
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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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How can I factory reset my Android Mini 7100 Phone?

I'm unable to go to recovery mode to factory reset (wipe my cache/data) my Android Mini 7100 Phone (Android GingerBread 2.3.x) because I forgot my phone lock combination. I tried resetting it using: ...
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A way to automate the creation of flashable ZIPs

So, my question is: is there a way to automate the creation of flashable ZIP archives, in order to avoid having to write the updater-script and update-binary by myself each and every time I want a ZIP ...
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Install TWRP recovery in soft bricked alcatel OT 6012x

My phone isn't booting up and stuck on the manufacturer logo . Actually i need to unbrick the phone using a custom rom flashing , So i tried to install a TWRP recovery by using SP Flash tool but ...
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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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Cannot remove /system/etc/install-recovery.img

I am root on a rk3066 device and I can't remove this file. Tried chmoding...nope Tried remounting as rw...not either Here's the command return: rm failed for /system/etc/install-recovery.sh, ...
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How can I install Google Apps on Cyanogenmod for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100)?

When I try to install the latest version of Open GApps onto my phone using adb sideload, and the default CM Recovery that comes with CM 13 for the Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100). However, I get the error ...
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ADB doesn't recognize my device in recovery mode

I have an ASUS ZenFone 2. I have tried using ASUS USB drivers and Google Android composite ADB drivers on my computer, but neither recognize the device while it is in recovery mode. Can anyone help ...
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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how to select wipe data/factory reset in iball andi 4p class x V-8 in recovery mode

i also have this problem in my android phone iBall Andi 4P class-X my android version is 4.4.2 kitkat. I successfully get into recovery made there i can move the highlight with the help of volume keys ...
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moto g2 caught in restart loop

this is a year old phone just barely past the warranty,its running on kitkat 4.4.4 with no rooting or any other tweaking with system. a few weeks ago i left it at night with google music playing and ...
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Nexus 5 on recovery mode but power button isn't working

I have a Nexus 5 phone with a bad power button (completely not working). The phone was off for a while, and when I powered it on (using fastboot) it asked for cyanogenmod update - downloaded and ...
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How can I know whether the TWRP has been installed in “read only” mode?

I have Nexus 5 D820 running Android 6.0.1 (MMB29K). I flashed TWRP (v2.8.7.x) and while doing so I vaguely remember that I opted for a read-only installation so that the future updates will work. I ...
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How to unbrick phone when both recovery and system are abcent?

I have Lenovo A328 phone, after trying to upgrade to cyanogen it has no system and no recovery, when turning it on there is only loading screen. ADB asks to authorize the phone, but no dialog appears ...
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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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Device descriptor request failed (Code 45)

I'm about to go crazy about this. I can't get my computer recognize my Nexus 4 (which is running CyanogenMod 13, Android 6.0.1). The phone doesn't show anything when I connect it to PC (it just says ...
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How to enter in recovery mode htc desire 326g?

When I press and hold vol. up & power button it goes to "safe mode", when vol.-& power button shows "fastboot mode". But I want to get a hard reset. Please help me . My Model is HTC Desire ...
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Oppo Neo 7: neither recovery, nor factory reset mode work

My Oppo Neo 7 stopped booting and I decided to reset it. I tried: - Factory reset mode: boot device with Power and Volume up buttons pressed - nothing happens. Just black screen - Recovery mode: ...
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Unable to boot my Nexus 5 into recovery mode

I was having Marshmallow stock ROM rooted with TWRP installed. The way I had installed TWRP recoery made the monthly security updates uninstallable. After learning the mistake, I decided to download ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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LG G Pro E980 stuck loop on TWRP openrecovery script

My LG G Pro E980 is rooted. It was working fine. Today I did factory reset to reset phone and delete data. But after restarting it has got stuck on TWRP openrecovery script, showing errors and keeps ...
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Stuck at Boot menu Vonino Qs : without any volume up/down buttons

I have a Vonino QS tablet. Somehow, I managed to enter into boot menu and now I can't exit. It asks me to push volume up button to choose boot option and volume down button to press OK. The problem is ...
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Tablet stuck in boot animation

I have this tablet, MSI Primo 91 and just recently I booted into recovery mode in order to wipe the cache. On restart the tablet gets stuck in the manufacturer boot animation and refuses to boot up. ...
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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...
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Entering recovery mode when plugging powered off tablet to charger

I installed Philz Touch 6.59.0 (ClockworkMod 6.0.5.1) in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" Wifi (SM-T230) and modified the /system/bin/lpm (also called playlpm in other devices) to reboot the device as soon ...
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System wiped on LGL31L, can't enter recovery or fastboot

I have an LGL31L (also called the "LG Access", it's an LG F70 D315 variant) that has a wiped /system/ (I accidentally wiped it while trying to resolve a bootloop after a botched factory reset), and I ...
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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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Recover Android system with TWRP Recovery

Note that I am running Mac OS X. I tried installing an unofficial version of Cyanogenmod I found on XDA Developers that supports kltemini (SM-G800F). However, I messed up somewhere in the ...
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What does exactly “Re-root System (SuperSU)” do to your phone in Philz Touch Recovery?

I tried to manually root my phone via pushing a proper su binary to /system/bin and /system/xbin. I was able to push them via adb in recovery, which is a root one (idk why). Once inside my phone, I ...
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How to use “nvflash” to make new partition?

days ago i made a new partition table by using "adb shell(parted)". And now even recovery and "fastboot" both are missing. But it can connection to my computer and i am thinking maybe i can use "apx ...
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fastboot flash recovery doesn't work on HTC Desire

I'm trying to update ClockworkMod recovery on HTC Desire. Fastboot recognizes the device: $fastboot devices HT03PPL04520 fastboot But flash recovery fails: $fastboot flash recovery ...
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I've installed a custom recovery image, but not yet rooted my phone. How can I install SuperSU and subscribe to automatic updates?

I own a Samsung smartphone. I'm running Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean". I've also installed ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.5. Each time I exit ClockworkMod Recovery, it offers to root my phone. I haven't ...
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Enter recovery mode from command line

Does anyone know if there's a way to get an Android phone to reboot into recovery mode, from the Android command line? Note: I do NOT have adb access. I do NOT know the magic power-on sequence to ...
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Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
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Broken power button mikona

I have an android tablet (mikona) and my power button has broken quite literally snapped inwards and it has turned fully off I have opened it up and looked at the circuit and the area around the power ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I got a nexus 5 off of eBay, the seller said he had tried to root it and failed so I thought I would have a crack at it. I thought it would be an easy restore but I ran into a few problems: Phone ...
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Cant boot Android tab

I have a android tablet. Touchmate TM-MID 722N I tried installing Chainfire 3d and it was not bootable now. I can boot only to recovery. and adb sideload and flashing zips from sdcard is working. ...
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Kindle Fire HD Stuck - Recovery broken and cant acess fastboot

Ive had my Kindle Fire HD for quite a while now. I rooted it about 9 months ago and its been working fine. I now want to do a system reset and a bit more hacking on it. When i go to factory-reset my ...
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Failed to load Recovery mode

One of my friend had a Huawei Y210, it locked because of so many wrong pattern attempt. Unfortunately he hasn't google account to login with it. I want to hard reset it but it fails to load Recovery ...
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corrupted /data partition?

for a stupid reason I used TWRP which is btw a stupid tool... long story short.. It messed up the data partition... Currently I have a nexus 5 that can run whatever recovery I want, but doesn't have ...
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Odin detecting Galaxy S plus only in Ramdump Mode

I have a Galaxy S plus (GT I9001), I installed Tiger Jelly Bean recently, which was working fine. But phone was lagging a lot so I decided to install the stock rom again. I installed Kies(latest ...
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Difference between installing SuperSU using Play Store versus a custom recovery that installs it from a file?

I see that some rooting guides say that rooting involves: Download a SuperSU as a zip file that would be accessible to the phone (e.g. the sdcard). Unlock the phone's bootloader. Booting into a ...
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Moto g partitions deleted .How to flash internal partitions again Emmc

UPDATE I have found this xda post with the partition table and sizes of the moto g. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48855450&postcount=35 I also found this xda post where they ...
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Flash boot.img without using fastboot USB

So I've recently rooted my phone and tried a ROM or two. I find it really handy that you can use TWRP recovery to install another ROM from the SD card, you don't need to have it connected to a PC. ...
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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

This will probably be obvious stupid question for you but im hopeless. I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing.....i know it was super stupid but ...