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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Recovery boot not working properly - cannot select items

I am working towards installing CM7 on my HTC Incredible and have hit a snag. When using 'Reboot into Recovery' from ROM Manager v4.3.3.0 the phone reboots into Recovery, but the menus do not function ...
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Read logs from recovery

I want to read logs of Android device having stucked at boot logo,I don't have adb access,So is it possible to read logs displayed by logcat in recovery by mounting /system/ partition ?
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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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Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...
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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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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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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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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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Galaxy S2 - Accessing Internal phone memory in Recovery Mode

How can i access to Internal Storage in Recovery mode using Android Debug Bridge (ADB.exe) ? C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb devices List of devices attached 4F58000600000001 ...
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Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?

I want to know if it's possible to get a "disk image" of the storage space on Android devices when they don't use external storage like SD cards. I'm mostly interested because my kids factory reset ...
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Device always boots in recovery mode, but apparently there is no recovery partition

We have a BSNL Penta IS709c (cheapest tablet currently available / Oct 2012) running Android 4.0. Feeling adventurous, I issued reboot recovery through adb and the device tried to reboot in recovery ...
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Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an emulator

Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an Android emulator using a PC?
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Is there a way to flash a boot.img from recovery without a computer?

Is there a way to flash a boot.img on your SD card without having to connect to a PC? Is there an equivalent of the fastboot command? I'm on a HTC Amaze 4G currently.
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Restoring static boot logo and animation from ClockWorkMod backup for: Android Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510)

I have a rooted (and unlocked) Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510). I have complete backups of the stock ROM using ClockWordMod installed to the sdcard. Then I started playing with different ROMs on the ...
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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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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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My phone is soft-bricked after ADB update

This is the problem: I always connect my phone to computer, to charge it, but I tried to execute ADB shell into recovery mode. 1- I've entered into recovery mode 2- I tried to go to "Apply update ...
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Bootloop & Cannot get into any recovery mode stock/CMW/TWRP

My Samsung s4 mini (I9190) is in bootloop. I CANNOT go into recovery mode by power+home+volume up. I CAN go into download mode by power+volume down. "Firmware upgrade and initialisation" by Kies ...
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Android 4.4 keep booting into recovery mode

I just bought this phone, DOOGEE LEO DG280, weeks later, it keep booting into recovery mode even though I restart the phone. I tried reboot system now, apply update from sdcard, wipe data/factory ...
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Can't boot, can't view recovery options, winok w77, no support from manufacturer

I have a friend staying over and he has an android tablet: winok model w77 The tablet is stuck on a boot loop and I am trying to get it working again however nothing I have done so far has been of ...
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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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Standalone program for managing encrypted partitions? Or, How can I manage encrypted partitions in recovery mode?

Android uses dm-crypt for providing disk-encryption as stated in the implementation notes. Those notes also state (emphasis mine): While the actual encryption work is a standard linux kernel ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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How can I wipe cache partition in ASUS Fonepad 7 (K00Z) tablet?

I'm running ASUS Fonepad 7 (K00Z, with KitKat updates installed). Here is what I already tried by referring to this and this guide: I started the phone in fastboot bootloader by pressing the Power + ...
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How to get Recovery without the Hardware key

Apprently I am stuck in a known problem the Cyanogen Bootloop. The solution involves going into recovery, which is not possible since my "volume down key" is physically damaged. Do I have any options ...
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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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Entering safe mode from adb shell

My question is similar to this one, but I don't necessarily have a powered off device. How can I enter Android' safe mode (or make it boot into safe mode the next time) from within my recovery image? ...
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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 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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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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ADB 'su: permission denied' in recovery mode on rooted device

ADB 'su' command returns 'su: permission denied' on a fully rooted device in recovery mode. I can modify folders and files that require root access on phone (when it's booted). ADB also works when ...
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How to select menu item in Android System Recovery? LG Optimus One P500

I'm started my LG Optimus One in System Recovery Mode. Vol Up/Vol Down buttons works - moving up/down through the menu. But i can't start menu item, for example 'reboot system now', or 'apply ...
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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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How do I enter Recovery mode without keyboard or Home button?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100) with SlimROM installed recently. I was using Paranoid Android, and today I flashed SlimROM 4.4.4 and a gapps package. The latter one occured to be wrong for ...
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How to install carliv touch recovery on my MediaTek MT6572

I own a spice mi 356 which have a dual core 1.0 ghz processor. It is a MediaTek device with MediaTek version MT6572. Now, my question is to install carliv touch recovery(a clockworkmod based recovery) ...
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Red triangle with exclamation mark on boot, but reboots after second try. How to solve?

I tried to flash stock recovery to my HTC One M7 phone (rooted, HAD TWRP recovery, s-on). After my attempt, now phone restarts, and is stuck on the black screen with red triangle and exclamation mark ...
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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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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 convert .img to .tar to flash using Samsung odin tool?

I have downloaded touch recovery from clockworkmod website. How do I flash downloaded .img file using Odin / Mobile Odin tool?
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Why can't I have flash_image working?

I've rooted my device (Omega T107) and i cannot install any recovery (tried cyanogenmod adn amon_ra) When I use flash_image as root it never ends Screen link:
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No operative System and twrp

recently i installed a custom rom on my phone, then i decided to expand my phone memory on a trick i saw on youtube, where i had to go into twrp, unfortunately i clicked on delete system. afterwise ...
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Update/Reset android firmware by SD Card. Verizon Samsung S4

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 that was rooted on the 4.3 build with the saferoot method (I think, it's been awhile). I had since installed Xposed framework and installer, etc. I unrooted with ...
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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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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Can update.zip update-script be used to copy build.prop to an SD card?

I made the unfortunate mistake of lowering the dalvik heapsize to 64m and now my tablet is stuck in a bootloop . I've tried to make my own update.zip (including signed ones) and all fail to load in ...
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Lost root when phone rebooted - can't get to download mode only Android system recovery

I have had my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, Android 4.4.2) rooted for a while (can't remember exactly how I did it now) but last night I exhausted the battery and when I charged and powered back ...
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ADB Doesn't recognize device when on Clockwork Recovery Mode

I'm trying to install another rom on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and when in the Clockwork Recovery Mode, the ADB quits recognizing the phone. When I boot to the SO, the pc normally recognizes it, I gave ...
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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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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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Recovery Mode does not find internal nor external storage

Before I had CyanogenMod 9 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Then, suddenly it did not boot anymore and I could not boot into recovery mode neither. So I flashed different kernels with Odin (speedmod, ...