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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Is 4.0+ Disk Encryption compatible with Custom Recovery/KitKat ROMs?

There is a prior question that answers this for Android 3.0 but some stuff I have read elsewhere has said that installing TWRP will not work with encryption in more recent versions of Android, so I ...
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Boot Android Virtual Device into recovery mode

I am trying to install the Google Applications packages on an Android virtual device (emulator), and one of the steps requires me to be in recovery mode. I tried adb reboot recovery, adb reboot ...
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Understanding the Android boot

I really want to run pure Linux on my Android-based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions), and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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Sony Xperia Z stuck in a bootloop

My Xperia Z is stuck int a bootloop. It goes up to the colorful waves and then it restarts. It was connected with USB in charging mode. Suddenly, it starts restarting. I thought it might be carrying ...
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Can I flash another modem firmware from a CWM recovery (and not touch the main installed OS otherwise)?

On a Samsung Galaxy S, I followed the complete instructions for installing CyanogenMod 10, and now I have CM10 as the main system, and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery system (from Replicant), which is ...
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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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Stuck mid-way through Root process (Samsung Galaxy S3 SCH-1535)

Root Instructions I've been following the root instructions above. I'm at this step: Using your custom recovery flash the download you chose above from Step 1 (#3) However, I had forgotten to move ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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Emergency Firmware Recovery

I tried a to update my samsung galaxy note with a new leaked operating system of jelly bean using odin3. but at the time of adding files for phone and ccs i miss arranged them so the update got failed ...
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Recovering deleted xml-file on old HTC wildfire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover deleted content from userdata partition? Before changing my phone i made a back up on my old HTC Wildfire, using SMS Backup & Restore. The program made a ...
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I can flash Cyanogenmod though my bootloader is locked

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and CWM as recovery. Even though I locked my bootloader after installing the recovery, I can flash Cyanogenmod 10 using CWM without any errors. Now I am wondering why ...
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clockwork recovery not working

I cannot use the "recover" tool. I have the same issue as this post: Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery "Sticking"? but I am unable to rename the file described as it is not shown in the ...
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“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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G1/Dream running CM6 - black screen, won't boot, can't reset

I have a T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream, rooted, running CM6. It froze up at the lock screen, and after trying everything I popped the battery out and rebooted. However, this didn't solve the problem; I ...
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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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“Signature verification failed” when trying to install non-official Cyanogenmod 10 ROM for Sanei N10 Android tablet

Let's see if anybody can help me, because I'm pretty stuck with this. I've tried to install the following ROM from xda-developers in a Sanei N10: Unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for many AllWinner A10 ...
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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 ...
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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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Unable to flash a recovery using Clockworkmod

I'm trying to install Cyanogenmod 11 onto an unlocked HTC One, but when I went to boot into recovery mode, all I got was a red error triangle. The docs don't mention it anywhere, but other reports of ...
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Can't start clockwork recovery image lately

"Lately" (like in the last few months), I'm unable to start the Clockwork Mod recovery image on my Nexus S with Oxygen 2.2.1. When I select "boot to recovery mode" (or want to start a ROM backup) in ...
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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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Installing TWRP on a Samsung device, no fastboot (using ADB or other ways)

My device (Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300) is not detected by fastboot in Download Mode, but it is detected properly by adb. I want to install TWRP as my device recovery. Is there any way to install it using ...
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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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Is it safe to cross flash partitions across devices?

I've got my Nexus 5 replaced today. I was wondering if I could make a backup from the recovery on device A and flash this on device B? They are exactly the same, just a different physical device.
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
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How do I enter twrp recovery?

I unlocked (not rooted) my HTC One XL using official HTC method. Then I install goomanger and installed latest open recovery script TWRP 2.3.0.0 evita. goomanager said that it was installed. Then I ...
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Is the kernel flashed automatically from CWM?

By this, I mean, while flashing a firmware (update.zip) from ClockworkMod recovery, is boot.img also flashed or do I need to use fastboot separately?
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Can't get into Clockworkmod recovery on LG Optimus 2x

I flashed a MoDaCo ROM this afternoon just to try it on my LG Optimus 2x P990, which was on ICS (CM9). I see that it's based on the offical LG Optimus 2x ROM, but I decided to flash it back to Android ...
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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 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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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did ...
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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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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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Removing encryption from recovery

I'm running CyanogenMod 12 nightly on my G900T (klte). Everything works great except for the default encryption password, which causes my phone to boot loop. I've formatted data and done factory ...
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Trouble understanding this Cyanogenmod PSA

I've been using Cyanogenmod for over a year now, with my own modifications to the dalvik VM. I have teamwin recovery installed on my Samsung Galaxy S3, which I use to install new builds of ...
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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 might cause my phone to spontaneously stop booting into its custom ROM and only reboot into recovery mode?

My phone is a Samsung Vibrant running CyanogenMod 10.0 (Android 4.1.2). I rebooted my phone, as I do every few days, and instead of starting up CyanogenMod as usual, it dumped me into the ...
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Clockwork Mod. To flash or not to flash?

Running: Verizon HTC Eris (No service) with the recommended Cyanogenmod for the device + Amon RA recovery as prescribed by the gscript lite method of rooting found in the "Universal Eris root for ...
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Is it safe to wipe boot?

Amon Ra recovery lets you selectively wipe "boot". Is that the bootloader? If "boot" gets wiped, can your phone still boot?
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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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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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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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ADB sideload doesn't work, no drivers

Sometimes on my Nexus 9 (LMY48M)ADB sideload doesn't work as the device doesn't have a driver. This is true for both stock and TWRP. However, ADB from booted Android works perfectly. I have ADB ...
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Cannot connect to Network - EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY

I was trying out some ROMs which I downloaded from needrom.com. At first it was fine. Then when I flashed a particular ROM, I started getting "INVALID IMEI" and could not connect to the network ...
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Rooted Verizon S4 on OC1 Accidentally Took the OF1 OTA and Now I'm STUCK

I just installed OC1 a few months ago and re-rooted with King Root a month ago. Everything was going fine until a few weeks ago until I started getting OF1 OTA pop-ups from Verizon. I was on the ...
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Blu Dash JR K locked-out; “Yes” confirmation option to reset is not present in recovery mode

I have my sister's Blu Dash JR K at the moment. She forgot her lock screen pattern, and there is not an option to recover via Gmail. Phone comes with stock recovery. when I go there and try to apply ...
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Nexus 10 / Android 5: recovery broken, fastboot not working

So I have broken the software of yet another Google device, this time a Nexus 10, manta. What I did: - tried to install Ubuntu like so. It failed with 2015/07/18 01:20:36 Cache formatting was not ...
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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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No recovery mode .. Stuck in Fastboot mode (RAMDUMP)

i have my cherry mobile Omega spectrum .. i was supposed to reboot my phone after installing a custom i can't find any answers in my group so i decided to post here about this problem anyone here ...
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No OK button in recovery mode on MyPhone Agua Rio Fun

I bought a new smartphone, MyPhone Agua Rio Fun (a local brand in Philippines). It's actually a pretty good phone in my book, but the storage in this thing is terrible! I found a way to solve it, but ...