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 re-pack odin recovery image?

I want to change the recovery image from ODIN package for Samsung P601. I've unpacked the archive and got recovery.img. Next I've tried to do simg2img recovery.img recovery.raw.img, but it says: ...
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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 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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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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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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How can we install the root package through stock recovery in android, even though it is not signed

I've read that for some signature verification and signing reasons in android, The stock recovery doesn't allow us to install a custom rom directly using "Update from SD Card". And so we need to have ...
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Stock recovery can flash root packages and custom recovery ZIPs but not custom ROMs

This question might seem to be a duplicate of this question but it is different. But I'd like to have a brief explanation on why we need a custom recovery to flash a ROM. My main points of confusion ...
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Recovering files in Android phone, phone stuck in boot loop

My phone is currently stuck in a boot loop. I tried using minimal adb and fastboot but I can't seem to do it. I have also read in some forums that usb debugging should be enable and the phone should ...
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Nexus 5 not switching on after update to 6.0.1

I was upgrading Nexus 5 to 6.0.1 on the air. It failed and the device is not booting. I tried resetting using adb but unfortunately the usb debugging was not turned on in the device. Any ideas would ...
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Could not do normal boot, error

So now where do I go from here I am completely stumped. I cannot reboot past odin. I have tried to figure out command prompt on my computer, however just simply typing adb reboot recovery is not a ...
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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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When trying to go to phone's recovery I get this

I have a MT6582 device (Samsung clone) and when I try to flash a recovery I get this screen: The phone is rooted and I use "Flashify" app to flash a recovery. When I click "Reboot now" it reboots ...
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I have custom rom installed but I have a problem

i installed a custom rom. now I want to open recovery but when I open it says "do you want to start factory reset (it will delete everything in phone)" I don't want everything to be deleted I just ...
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Unable to turn on device - see whit pixeled screen

I tried to flashify my ZTE z5 with a not suitable recovery for this phone (TWRP 2.8.6) and now I am unable to turn it on. I can only see a white pixeled screen and not able to get into recovery mode ...
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Error installing CyanogenMod: Unsupported bootloader

I am trying to install CyanogenMod 12 on my Moto G 4G XT1040 Peregrine by following this guide from the Cyanogen Wiki. I have: Unlocked my bootloader Installed a custom compatible recovery (TWRP ...
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is there any way of getting all the music I downloaded in the past from Google Play on an old device?

I want to know if the hundreds of songs I downloaded in the past on an old device that was stolen or broken can be recovered somehow? do I have really have to download all that again?
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Nexus 7 - Stuck in recovery mode

So I bought a nexus 7 a while ago and after a while I jailbroke the nexus 7 and installed cyanogenMod. I'll be very honest I followed a tutorial online and it worked. After a while I was stupid enough ...
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Adnroid recover data (adb device unothorized)

I am trying to recover data from my phone(s3 mini) which screen is cracked. I want to this using adb. But my device is unauthorized. How can I solve this? I don't have acess to the device therefore ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 will not factory reset - data partition corrupted

I have a galaxy s3 and it was working seemingly fine (other than I needed to delete some things soon because I was running out of storage space.) It was sitting down untouched and restarted and booted ...
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Help Installing a custom ROM

Hi I need some help with this,I want to install a custom rom to my Samsung galaxy s4 mini (I9190), I already know what rom is, and how that works, but I don't know how to install it on any device, I ...
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flashing update from recovery

I have cwm recovery installed (not the official version) and I backed up my current stock Rom through it. It backed up bootloader, system etc... And reported some backups have failed . Which are ...
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My phone keeps restarting on its own

So this morning I saw my phone behave strangely. It would turn itself off and then try to turn on, and after a couple of attempts it would. Then it remains stable for some time and it is off again and ...
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Can't boot into custom recovery on Cyanogenmod 12.1

After installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my LG G2 (d800) I'm unable to boot into custom recovery. If I use Cyanogen to boot into recovery, my phone just turns off and I can't turn it on for several ...
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my file manager uninstalled accidentally

i have xolo a500s jellybean version cellphone...i give root access... and by accidentally my file manager uninstalled... and i have a backup apk of my file manager...i try to install it but after some ...
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Bricked Asus Zenfone 5

I just bricked my Zenfone 5 (yes, I am dumb) and I can't get into recovery (blinking battery with question mark on screen when I try to) and can't boot (for like 5 hours) and my phone was rooted. Is ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Many custom recoveries, like TWRP, have an option to use compression when creating nandroid backups. By default, this option is typically disabled. Is it safe to use the compression option? Are the ...
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NANDroid on CM12.1, Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

I would like to install XPrivacy on CM12.1 (Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100). For that I have to: Preferably do NANDroid backup Flash correct version of Xposed framework (xposed-v78-sdk22-arm.zip) Install ...
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how to fix permissions on soft bricked phone

I accidentally used root explorer to remove execute permissions from the system folder of my chinese phone (x Tigi A7) android 4.4.4, my phone is stuck in a boot loop, it powers on directly to the ...
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XPeria L stuck in bootloop after flashing Ressurrection Remix ROM

Folks, I unlocked the bootloader and rooted my XPeria L without problems, I then installed TWRP, made a complete backup and tried flashing the Ressurrection Remix ROM. But the phone doesn't boot up ...
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Black screen with system information

I have Prestigio Multipad WIZE 3047 3G. On Tuesday evening something went wrong and I got black screen with some system checks (see picture). Tablet warmed very fast and didn't respond to pressing ...
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Wipe /data/ but not /data/media/ through ADB shell or fastboot

I know I can use fastboot -w or fastboot erase userdata, but these erase /data/media/, the internal storage which is located at /data/media/0/..., which I don't want. Is there a way that doesn't ...
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Micromax unfortunately setup wizard has stopped

I have a micromax canvas phone, recently its WiFi stopped working (saying that MAC address unavailable), then I started my phone in recovery mode (it showed dead android symbol) and did a hard reset. ...
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LG G2 TWRP And Doesnt Opening

I changed my bootloader to Kitkat. And installed kitkat baseband when I in Android 5.1.1 with TWRP. After updated TWRP. Finally I rebooted my recovery, and power off my phone. Now, my device's ...
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Storex 805 softbricked?

I actually have a storex 805 (android tab, JellyBean) that seems to be bricked. When I start it the normal way it endlessly loads. When I press Volume+ and POWER, it ends up on a screen with a dead ...
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Hot to bypass rsa fingerprint in adb

I have a G3 with a cracked screen/digitizer screen doesn't not work i have twrp installed and phone it rooted and want to connect to it though adb but am not verified with rsa. Is there anyway to ...
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How can I get to recovery without Volume Up hardware button?

Or, 'My tablet's hardware "Volume Up" button is broken, now what?' I'm trying to root an Asus TF300TG Transformer tablet (a 2012 model, unlocked), following this guide: ...
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is it possible to download partition

I did install cynogenmod on my device but that's about it. I want to fix my friend's phone. I assume I might screw something up so I wonder how can I do backup. I don't have password to the phone ...
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Flashing custom recovery and user data safety

Under what circumstances do flashing custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) in a phone in stock condition (locked bootloader, unrooted, stock operating system and has ADB and USB debugging disabled) from ...
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Getting “Downloading… Do not turn off target!” when trying to boot into recovery mode

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I want to install Google Services app ZIP. For that I have to reboot the phone in recovery mode. But it is only showing Downloading... Do not ...
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Lenovo A6000 Plus, Rom got crashed while updating to newer version, Stuck with Android System Recovery

I own Lenovo A600 plus and recently while updating from android 4.4 to the newer version it got crashed. Now all I can see is the android system recovery <3e> screen with reboot system now option ...
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whatsapp installation

I created a group on whatthap and lost contact to get to the platform for months, I got another phone and restored my whatshapp account, only to discover that I couldn't recover the group created by ...
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What are those 2 parts on my tab's circuit board? [closed]

Can anyone tell me what those two pieces on the following image? (colored with yellow) i suspect its the CPU and the Wifi but im not sure. my issue here is that the temps on my tab is pretty hot ...
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Can you get contacts off a broken android phone?

I in a car wreck and my hip completely smashed my phone, it turns only turns on about half the time when i plug it in and the screen is too shattered for touch to work so not really worth spending ...
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Bootlooping LG Volt will not connect w/ ADB

Rooted LG Volt is bootlooping after build.prop and cpu setting changes, and I am unable to connect via ADB to restore build.prop or reflash system How can I get the phone to connect via ADB? ...
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Can't use internal storage of ZTE Force after rooting and reflashing

My ZTE Force (freedompop), CM pre-installed, is giving me a huge headache. I rooted it with towelroot, and come the problems did, all was well for a while, until I could no longer install apps from ...
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Enabling USB debugging from open file system access using custom recovery

Of course this should be possible, but finding the correct files to modify is the real question. Assuming we can boot into a custom recovery and have full access to the file system, has anyone ...
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fast boot oem unlock does nothing. No output

I tried unlocking the bootloader of my Yuphoria with the following command fastboot -i 0x2a96 oem unlock But this is the output that I'm getting. ... OKAY [ 0.001s] finished. total time: ...
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Lenovo A6000 Plus boots into recovery mode after downloading system updates

Today I downloaded updates for my Lenovo A6000 Plus. It asked for rebooting so I hit OK. But when it reboots, it says like: Android System Recovery <3e>. The options it shows are: reboot ...
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system partition check failed

I have a Lenovo A7-30 3300GV tablet, which is stuck on the boot screen. I have tried the following Did a factory reset from system recovery Wiped cached partition The problem persists. I also did ...