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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How to access bricked phone /system folder? Fix corrupted file

I have a SK504, brazilian phone. Well, i was trying to change my boot animation, but downloaded and installed a corrupted one. So, when i rebooted, the phone shows ANDROID like always, but after, a ...
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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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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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Custom recovery location in boot.img

I am using samsung galaxy y. I have installed a custom kernel and that kernel has a custom recovery that boots automatically when i boot into recovery. I want to change custom recovery present in the ...
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Can't mount Android device in recovery mode using MTP

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5, (SC-04F), and unfortunately there was some error when installing a new ROM. Now, it only boots into recovery mode. I am trying to connect by USB so I can copy over ...
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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode

My Galaxy Note is stuck in recovery mode and I'm not sure what to do next. Here's what happened: After connecting to wifi, a software update was downloaded and a message asked me to install it. I ...
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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How to understand failure cause from Android system recovery?

My phone stopped working(it freezes on Samsung logo when restarting) one day. I'm tring to figure out possible cause using Android system recovery. That what I see MBR checksum Error Moviinand ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

I was trying to install NightOwl cm12.1 Android 5.1.1 Beta 5 build for my Galaxy Note 1 N7000. I followed all the installation instruction on that ROM's thread. I flashed philz CWM 5.15.0. And now I'm ...
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Can't flash stock recovery Nexus 7 2013

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE device and I want to go back from TWRP to stock recovery. I've downloaded the factory-image lmy47o and extracted recovery.img and boot.img but I can't flash them: fastboot ...
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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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Unable to get in Recovery Mode in AllWinner A23 tablet

I have a AllWinner A23 tablet with dual-core arm cortex-a7 1.5ghz + arm mali 400mp2 gpu. The tablet has only 3 buttons (1 power button and 2 volume buttons). I have tried by all sort of means to get ...
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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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tcl s960 idol + stuck on recovery mode andorid doesnt come up

my tcl phone got in recovery mode (cofface) and now when I want to get back to android its stuck on the tcl starting for ever ! what can I do ?
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CWM Recovery mode menu does not show up, stucks at red screen

I have Karbonn A5+ phone. I did not find any tuts online tailor made for this model A5"+"', though I found very great resource for Karbonn A5, which I presumed that must be same as A5+ but just with ...
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FastBoot recovery failed: partition 'recovery' not support flash

My mobile is Lenovo S920 running official Android OS 4.4.2. I am trying to install cwm recovery through fastboot. I tried executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img But I am ...
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Black screen after htc splash screen

My Htc Desire 620 get's on black screen after flash recovery with 'WinDroid Universal Android Toolkit v2.4.exe'. I can get into the bootloader. This is unlocked. fastboot getvar all ...
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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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When exactly does the data gets wiped out once bootloader is unlocked?

I've heard as well as experienced that unlocking the bootloader of an Android device wipes the device's data completely, and makes it like the stock one. However, I'm interested in knowing when ...
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My HTC Desire 500 won't start when i press the power button

Hi i gave my HTC Desire 500 Dual sim to someone so he root it for me but he says after he installed the costum recovery my phone wouldn't start and when i press the power button nothing happens i ...
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Tried to Reverse Tethering - now I gotta unbrick my Jiayu G4S quadcore

I hope this is the right place to ask; if not, please direct me to the right place. I've downloaded the Reverse Tethering software for Windows by Jana Raj and followed the steps. After installing the ...
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How to enable USB Debugging in Android if forgotten pattern for screen-unlock?

I want to use some third party software to clear my device's screen unlock pattern which I forgot. They require USB debugging enabled but I don't have it enabled in my Android. How do I turn on USB ...
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CM Simple Recovery refuses to install zips

I've tried many times signing with signapk.jar and the testkeys, but the recovery does not accept the signature. Can you point me to the exact certs I need to use, or the right procedure?
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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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Go into recovery mode in Sony Live With Walkman

Does anyone know how to get into recovery mode for Sony Live With Walkman phone? These key combination not working Volume Up / Down Volume Up / Down + Power Button Power Button + Home button Is ...
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Recover bricked android device

I have an android device (YotaPhone 2 actually) that is in continuously rebooting state with android logo showing on main screen. When phone wasn't bricked then was possible to boot into official ...
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Tablet [Element 7v3] - cannot be resetted (Technical problem)

I trying to reset Element 7v3. It cannot enter recovery mode when is turned off. It has only 3 buttons at all [Volume Up, Volume Down, Power Button](no touch buttons like home). I tried: Holding - ...
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“Flashing” custom recovery from running ROM

A possible solution to my other question related to this. Having root access, what's there to prevent me from manually flashing a custom recovery from my running operating system? If my bootloader is ...
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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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Nexus 5 in recovery mode not being recognized

I wanted to sideload Android 5.1.1 (currently running 5.1) to my Nexus 5. I've sideloaded before and it's really easy, but now I've ran into a weird problem I can't seem to fix. The Nexus 5 is ...
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“Connect USB Data Cable” message on fastboot screen preventing recovery/reset of Nexus 6

I have a Nexus 6 that doesn't boot after a failed Android M developer preview install (worked perfectly on my Nexus 5). Booting into fastboot via power + volume down shows the device is unlocked but ...
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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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htc desire 816w stock recovery

does anyone have the stock recovery for HTC desire 816w they can share with me. I've searched all the known forums and can't find any.
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Wipe data/ factory reset problem

I tried to wipe data/factory reset my techno p5, but I a list of no, no, no, no, options.... I didn't see a yes option to selected to Finnaly reset my device
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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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Micromax Canvas HD A116 No Command Error in Recovery Mode

Hi I have a rooted MMX Canvas HD A116. I installed CWM recovery on this phone using the Mobile Uncle Tools. but when boot into recovery mode I get a no command error with a dead android icon. then i ...
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Samsung Galaxy W I9150

I bricked my phone 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 phone. I have ...
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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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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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How to recover a System partition that won't mount

A relative of mine brought me his Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190, which is stuck at boot. When I boot into recovery it gives the error Failed to mount /system (invalid argument). How can I dig through the ...
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesn't find my Xiaomi Mi3

So a few days ago I finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiaomi Mi3 td. I found an Android 5 Lollipop ROM (by ivan) and thought that I test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will not enter recovery mode

I have recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (Wifi only). I am attempting to boot it into recovery mode for the sake of rooting the device, but it is not working as anticipated. When I start ...
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Recovering Cyanogenmod (no context found)

I was using my phone, battery was low and it suddenly shut down. I thought it's because of battery, and plugged in my charger. Now i'm trying to boot my phone but it's stucking at CYANOGENMOD boot ...
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How to Disable File Verification while installing Cyanogen in Nexus One

When I try to install CyanogenMod through ClockworkMod Recovery process I get the following error, ‘failed to verify whole-file signature’. I followed WikiLink for Cyanogen for carrying out the ...
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formatted phone storage. Is phone dead? How to revive?

i booted my android phone to enter into fastboot mode and connected to PC by USB. Then a dialog box appeared to format the disk (internal storage memory i hope). I accidently clicked Format ...
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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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How to recover an Android phone if the Launcher has been mistakenly quarantined?

I am using an Android phone with Root access. I have an app called App Quarantine ROOT/FREEZE, which can freeze or quarantine unwanted apps in Android. I mistakenly use this app to quarantine the ...
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Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S)

My GT-I9000 device recently got stuck in a bootloop, and now I'm trying to put CyanogenMod on it, hoping that this would fix the situation. I can use Heimdall to install the ClockworkMod Recovery on ...