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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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. I'm trying to dig into the recovery and boot ...
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Why can't I install safestrap on galaxy s4 nc1

I am on a galaxy s4 on KitKat and I am rooted with towelroot. When I tried to install safe strap I downloaded 3.7.2 but when I hit install it says it is installing but once its done it says that the ...
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MX2 recovery problem

I'm hoping someone can help me with the problem I have. I have a MX2 Android TV Box and flashed it with Matricom firmware, running 4.2.2. When I try to access the SD card in recovery mode it doesn't ...
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Tablet stuck in boot animation

I have this tablet, MSI Primo 91 and just recently I booted into recovery mode in order to wipe the cache. On restart the tablet gets stuck in the manufacturer boot animation and refuses to boot up. ...
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Factory reset generic android device

I have a cheap generic Android tablet (a Groupon special) that won't boot. My theory is that the storage is full because this happened to two different tablets after installing apps. update: I learned ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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can't use adb shell in recovery mode

I have a china tablet named Quest. I have accidentally repeated pattern lock more than 5 times. Now I have also forgotten the email address. So for a factory-reset of my tablet I simply booted it ...
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Best “nandroid” or equivalent on Galaxy S4 VRUAME7

So I'm pretty new to Android. Just got a new Galaxy S4 from Verizon and it's running VRUAME7. Already rooted of course. Basically right now I'm looking for a way to do a complete backup (nandroid); ...
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Trying to go into Download mode, but goes to Recovery mode instead

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.
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How to boot to ClockworkMod recovery with Galaxy5 GT-i5500

I have ClockworkMod recovery installed on a phone (Samsung Galaxy5 GT-i5500, I have used it in the past to flash ROMs). The phone is currently not booting, just shows the Samsung logo. I want to get ...
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recovery mode works but cant select option galaxy i9000

I am trying to update my rom and install carbon-rom. i have put the zip on the sdcard rebooted into recovery mode by pressing vol up +home +power. I can enter recovery mode. when i do i see for ...
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What version of Clockworkmod should I be using on my Galaxy Tab 2?

I have been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SGH-1497) (AT&T) over the last few days and I keep getting stuck installing CWM Recovery. I have been able to ...
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Blank screen when trying to boot into recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

I am in the middle of trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 according to Wiki instructions and I'm getting stuck when I try to go into recovery mode. I tried to flash it to ...
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How do I get my HTC Desire out of the boot loop?

I just screwed up my HTC Desire. I had some low memory issues so I decided to power it off. I then went into 'recovery', and then 'mounts and storage', and then 'mount /sd-ext'. At this point it went ...
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A few Questions about Recovery

I tried to install ClockworkMod recovery using Rom Manager but my device was not listed on the supported versions. So I tried installing ClockworkMod for a different device using the commands shown ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash ...
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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at ...
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Samsung s duos not booting into recovery

I have flashed the recovery.tar using odin by following this tutorial http://www.droidiser.com/2012/10/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-install-cwm.html but after this,when I try to boot into ...
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SGN 4.2.1 - stuck at < waiting for device >

I own Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it has been unlocked, rooted, I'm using CWM Recovery Touch and a few weeks ago I updated firmware to 4.2.1 (build JOP40D). It seems that Superuser is no longer working on ...
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security implications of unlocking, rooting, cutom recovery, etc [closed]

Just curious. There are lots of posts on the web that talk about the fact that unlocking your bootloader wipes apps and data - presumably to prevent unauthorized access to that info. But in order to ...
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Fascinate gets to download mode and splash (boot loop) but not recovery mode

The device is a Samsung Fascinate. I had MIUI working for about a year, tried installing Cyanogen-mod today. The install got stuck in the CM splash screen, so I recovered the MIUI backup. On reboot ...
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Install Cyanogenmod 7.2 on Nexus One using ClockworkMod Recovery - “remote: signature verify fail”

Steps I've done: Downloaded & copied CM7.2 to my SD card (from here) Installed the Android SDK Downloaded & copied the ClockworkMod Recovery to the platform-tools directory in the SDK folder ...
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How can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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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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update.zip that backs up my device? [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a (signed) update.zip package that when installed via recovery mode, copies the contents of SYSTEM:, DATA: etc to the SD card? It looks like it would be pretty easy to make ...
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Recovery mode not working in Samsung Galaxy Fit

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit to which I installed Clockworkmod Recovery. When I put my phone into recovery mode by pressing home+power only the Samsung logo appears; the phone is not booting into stock ...
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HTC software update causes phone to reboot in the TWRP recovery mode and does not update. How to fix it?

I just rooted my HTC One (M7) according to LINK. It is s-on, and TWRP (teamwin) recovery is flashed.Rooting is successful and everything seems fine. Except: When I go in the "setting, about, update ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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How Android Custom Recovery roots the phone?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note n7000. I performed some acrobatics and booted into the Stock Recovery of my phone and installed a zip that contained Philz CWM 6 Touch custom recovery. How can ...
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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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The process has stopped unexpectedly - recovery

When I start my tablet Archos 7 Home tablet it shows this message box: Sorry! The process android.process.acore ...
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LG P500 Recovery Isuue

I rooted my LG P500 and installed ROM Manager. I flashed ClockWorkMod Recovery (using the ROM Manager app). The problem is that when I boot to recovery I get a E: boot error "recovry" message at the ...
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package verification failed in recovery

I have one tablet and i"m installing .zip from stock recovery but it gives following errors Opening update package... Verifying update package... Verification failed Installation aborted. So, I ...
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How can I tell if I have a stock recovery?

I need to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), for this I tried to use Triangle Away. It failed to reset the counter. The app mentions that on some ...
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Can't get in recovery or normal boot HTC One M7

Please help me. I've done something really stupid. I flashed from ClockWorkMod to Android Revolution HD on my HTC One m7. I've got ClockWorkMod Recovery installed and when flashing was done i got ...