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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Go to recovery mode on device without volume key

Is there a universal way to enter recovery mode on an Android device with only one turn on/off button? I have a tablet (Navon Raptor 7) like this and I can't figure it out. An other problem is that ...
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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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Can I install any file browser if I don't already have one

Ok. Long story short I'm an idiot. I have a rooted Kyocera Hydro, with no recovery(no access to cpu to port my own). I deleted stock file and internet browsers. I also have no access to the play store ...
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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 get into CWM Recovery in Samsung galazy star pro s7262

As you have read the question; you know what I want. I'm always getting into stock recovery-mode but I have flashed CWM via Odin v3.07. I m using adb to get into recovery-modebecause when I press Vol ...
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Recovering internal memory on SGS2 (CWM, not root, boot to recovery only)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100), which stopped booting into the normal OS. I have no idea why - one morning it turned itself off, and when I started it, it went as far as the "Samsung" screen, and ...
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Possible to restore calendar file from unit after update to 4.4.2?

Is it possible to restore the calendar file from the unit's storage after update to 4.4.2? The file was in Android/data/com.android.calendar. And no, I had no backup of the file... :-( I've rooted ...
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ZTE Nubia Z5 Problem?

I have a Zte Nubia Z5 ("2nd Hand") with a software camera problem (I think is a software problem because the camera works sometimes) The phone has Android 4.1.2. I tried to hard reset the phone but I ...
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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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Craig CMP741e boot-looping

Craig CMP741e is stuck in boot loop on the Android logo. When I try to install or mount I get read only errors and I have tried almost everything to recover/reset the tablet. There are no key ...
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Wiped data, flashed rom, restored data and phone not turns on, keeps restart

Phone is huawei u8800. aurorasp rom was in it. I had a problem. It was restarting before turning on. I tried a lot of things but could not manage to solve. SO i wiped data from cwm and installed ...
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I formatted /sdcard and my phone won't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos GT-S5282. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery 5 and I was messing with it. I went to "mounts and storage" then chose format /sdcard and then rebooted the system. It is ...
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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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Possible to do Nandroid Backup BEFORE unlocking bootloader?

I have a stock Atrix 4G with Froyo (2.2.2) (Version.4.1.83.MB860.ATT.en.US). It's past warranty, so I'm not worried about voiding the warranty. As one would expect, the stock recovery doesn't offer ...
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Recovery program only accesible via “adb recovery” but the program closes itself

My tablet (a chinese SmartQ T10 with Android v2.3.4 unofficial Firmware) does not have custom recovery via power buttons combo, nor CWM recovery available to download. The only key combination ...
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Is it possible to restore TWRP backup with CWM?

Is it possible to restore TWRP backup with CWM? I have some backups with Team Win Recovery. If I install ClockWorkMod, can I restore them with it?
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How To Install Latest Cyanogenmod From Clockworkmod Recovery - Galaxy Note GT-N7000 (Intl)

(Short Version) How to install Cyanogenmod from ClockWorkMod Recovery. What tools do I need as a first timer? (I already have ClockWorkMod Recovery installed) (Long Version) I tried to install ...
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Smart e Machine tablet stuck on “Boot into recovery…” screen

So I finally got my first android tablet, some cheap brand "Smart e Machine". It has android 4.0 on it. They just barely have a website and no type of support pages or anything, and apparently the ...
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How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (toro) device. It's flashed with the latest touch ClockworkMod recovery image, along with a milestone snapshot of CyanogenMod 11. Now, when I try to pick a zip file to flash ...
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Prestigio MultiPhone 5430 and nonexistant boot/recovery partitions

I've got the Prestigio MultiPhone 5430. It's built on Intel Medfield platform. The phone isn't popular as it was released about 6-7 months ago. Because (as far as I know) nobody before me has tried ...
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How to make a recovery persist through ROM installations?

It is very common for the recovery to be installed as part of the ROM installation, but is it possible to prevent the recovery from being changed during such a process? If yes, are there any ...
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how to add a custom lock for the recovery and/or bootloader?

Unlocking the bootloader and/or the recovery is very popular discussion across many devices. But doing so exposes a very obvious and inevitable issue with security! An unlocked recovery means that no ...
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Checksum error after crash install Android

I wanted to upgrade my Android phone (Acer Liquid Ferrari) from 2.2 to 2.3 but it crashed => I can't turn on my phone, When I do a clean boot (power + vol up + vol down) there are no problem but my ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S 2 4G phone won't start up.

I do not have a data card in this phone. How can I salvage my data and 1300 photos? I have talked with T-Mobile and Samsung Techs. I can get to a "reboot" screen, but the phone won't complete the ...
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Samsung I717 cannot enter the recovery mode

I'm using the 1st Gen AT&T Galaxy Note. It shows the following message: FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE. PLEASE SELECT RECOVERY MODE IN KIES AND TRY AGAIN. I want to use KIES to solve ...
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My tablet won't boot

I just got a Arnova 10D G3 and it doesn't boot. All I get is the "Arnova" logo on a black screen. I bought it on a refurbished condition, it was a pretty good deal so I am ready to do any risky ...
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Do I need a custom recovery to install CyanogenMod?

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Galaxy S4. Do I need to install a custom recovery first in order to do it?
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OS X utility to create stock images

Before I spoil my new HTC One. I needed a little help with the following Create a backup of the recovery Create a backup of the system Create a backup of anything that maybe required to bring the ...
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Do I need to flash stock recovery same as my stock rom's version?

I am using Android 4.1.2 with TWRP custom recovery, now I want to flash stock recovery, do I need to flash the recovery from 4.1.2 stock ROM or any version of stock recovery is ok ? Thanks
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Stuck in recovery while doing factory reset

Having had problems in the past with battery draining too fast, I was advised to return it to factory settings. On doing this, it worked for a while. Now the same problem has started occurring ...
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Help get SC-91JB Android tablet back - restore / recovery

My friend brought me his granddaughter's tablet a couple weeks ago and it was stuck at the Android logo screen, just gray "android" text with white highlight moving across repeatedly. I already had ...
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How can I copy a CyanogenMod zip to a tablet in recovery mode?

I have installed ClockworkMod recovery on my tablet so whenever I boot that is what loads. However, it seems that the CyanogenMod zip is not on the tablet, so is there a way to copy it over to the ...
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How can I get a recovery mode on my Xperia device (which has no /recovery/ partition)?

As a developer, I need to flash custom recovery like ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP. I have a Sony Xperia L, But I found out that Xperia devices are not supported by these custom recoveries as they ...
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Got a big problem (no flashing possable)

I got a big problem. I wanted to install ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus and haven't been able to connect my phone to ubuntu. I wanted to reset all my settings etc. to have a clean android. ...
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How can I seamlessly update Cyanogenmod by preventing “signature verification failed” error?

I really like how Cyanogenmod can be updated from the Settings menu. After a new update is downloaded, it even asks to if it should reboot to install the new package. It seems that the update concept ...
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Is doing a clean-flash the same as doing a factory reset?

My device running CM 10.2 has been giving me a lot of trouble especially with freezing randomly. I thought I'd do a clean flash using CWM Recovery but I was wondering if its the same thing as simply ...
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Recovery kernel difference

I have the understanding that recovery kernel is different from the main Android kernel (the one which boots normally). And usually that is stored on a different partition on underlying storage ...
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How do I factory reset my chinese tablet?

I have a Chinese tablet that I've tried to reset many times now. It doesn't work, so what can I do? I've tried factory reset it, but it still doesn't reboot. It gets stuck on the startup animation ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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Can't Restore Backup using ClockworkMod Recovery

I wonder can anyone help. I done a backup using Clorkwork Mod before I flashed a new ROM onto my phone. Now when i am trying to restore the backup onto the phone using CWM it completes the task but ...
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Transfer files from recovery on a Nexus 10

My Nexus 10 won't boot, so I need to copy a ROM from my computer to the device. Since it won't boot, I need to copy it via recovery. I can flash recoveries as needed and install software on my ...
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How do I format my Nexus 5's /sdcard volume?

I have an encrypted Nexus 5, and I want to format /sdcard as ext4 so I can use symbolic links. What steps should I take to back up and restore it, and to prevent apps from trying to use it before it's ...
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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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Windows doesn't recognize Nexus 7 in recovery mode

So I have the Nexus 7 (2012). When the tablet is on and USB debugging is enabled, ADB recognizes it. But when I shut it off and put it into recovery mode, then press power and volume up to sideload, ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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What does “Recovery” means in Bootloader screen?

I tried to perform Factory Reset, and I got one option there "Recovery". So what exactly recovery means? click for larger image
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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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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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CWM Recovery showing wrong sdcard info

So i have installed Cyanogenmod 10.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery, which went fine. However now I am unable to get rid of CWMR. I tried flashing TWRM, but CWMR persists. Even worse, CWMR shows the ...