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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Galaxy S2 Philz Touch 5 Bootloop

My girlfriend's phone is a Galaxy S2. The battery was crap and the phone started bootlooping. We've replaced the battery but it is still happening. I can get into recovery mode, but I don't know ...
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Phone will no longer connect via USB after bad ROM

I have a phone that was flashed with a bad ROM. It no longer has a system, so actually getting into the phone is a no-go. It can, however, boot into recovery and download mode. I planned on flashing ...
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How to access bricked phone /system folder? Fix corrupted file

I have a SK504, brazilian phone. Well, i was trying to change my boot animation, but downloaded and installed a corrupted one. So, when i rebooted, the phone shows ANDROID like always, but after, a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My phone can't start after backup failed

I tried backing up my Galaxy S4 using this method: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-tutorials/how-to-backuprestore-rom-on-galaxy-s4-with-root-cwm-recovery/ 1st backup failed but I could still boot ...
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Is is possible to install a new CM version and a custom kernel in one go?

Currently my workflow to update to a new CM nightly and reinstall my custom kernel is this: Install the CM update using the CM updater Boot into recovery manually and install the zip file containing ...
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Booting to recovery

I have Xperia mini pro (4.1.B.0.587 Stock ram), and my bootloader is unlocked. But I could not boot to recovery mode by pulsing volume down button. I press it after phnoe shakes and before displaying ...
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What is the FWDN mode?

I accidentally pressed a button when turning on my android tablet and it says (typos included): The Device enter FWDN Mode Please Connect USB to PC or Reset The Device Waitting........ What's the ...
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8013EAYXAR). I have tried literally everything, and I am at a loss. I have tried SuperOneClick which didn't even come CLOSE to working. I tried using Odin which seemed ...
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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Custom recovery and Google OTA

Will I receive Google updates for my Galaxy Nexus if I replace stock recovery with CWM (like explained in Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”)?
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Galaxy S3 Tmobile - Can't boot into Clockword Recover?

I hold down power up + home + power and it brings me to a screen that says Android System Recovery - I can't get the Clockwork Recovery. What could be the problem?
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Boot loop after ROM write in recovery

I have an HTC Sensation with ICS Android on it. How can I revert back to Gingerbread? I have root and s-off. I tried to flash my Gingerbread ROM (??) in the recovery but am now stuck in a boot loop.
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Micromax Funbook tablet frozen at boot screen. No clockwork mod recovery - how to restore?

I have a Micromax Funbook tablet (codename:P300) running Android 4.0.3. While playing with a file explorer, I accidentally moved a file from /system folder. Yes, the device came as rooted and I had ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 - Recovery mode

I am trying to install an application to my Galaxy S 2 using the "apply update from sdcard" option from the recovery mode (the script in the update.zip is written to do that). The problem I am facing ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will not enter recovery mode

I have recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (Wifi only). I am attempting to boot it into recovery mode for the sake of rooting the device, but it is not working as anticipated. When I start ...
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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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How can I clear the cache(s) of my g2x from adb?

I installed clockworkmod as the recovery, then installed cyanogen 7 nightly for the g2x. I used Rom Manager to do so. The problem I'm having is cyanogen shows the boot loading screen in an infinite ...
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Cyanogenmod custom recovery can't backup, restore or apply an update!

I just installed Cyanogenmod. It's my understanding Cyanogenmod is a ROM so I was bit suprised when my TWRP custom recovery was replaced by Cyanogenmod's own recovery. Why is this? Cyanogenmod's ...
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Error in installing lollipop 5.0.2 on Samsung s2 (19105p) pluse

Im trying to install lollipop on my Samsung s2 pluse (19105p). But at installing time got a error in " E:failed to verify whole-file signatures "
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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How to do a factory reset when recovery mode, usb debugging and factory reset don't work?

I have a device called "EXEQ SET": http://www.exeq.ru/produkcija/pristavki/os-android/set.html It runs Android 4.1.1. It is spitting out errors like this every other second, making the device almost ...
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tablet stuck on recovery screen [closed]

I have a tablet of unknown origin, That was stuck with Black screen. I found some hints on how to reboot by pressing the volume- button and powerbutton. Now the tablet is stuck with This screen: ...
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arnova 10d G3 cant get past restore screen android

I have a tablet by Arnova and its not getting past the system recovery page after putting it into that mode by pressing vol+ and power button i see the green android sign for a bit and then goes to a ...
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huawei ascend y530 stuck in recovery screen

My phone huawei ascend y530 stuck in recovery screen. On the screen shows the android icon.I can not turn on phone. Please help me friends.
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Does flashing a recovery only affect the system?

I am trying to get my stock recovery back so as, I could install my updates 5.0.1 on my nexus 5. I flashed my recovery from TWRP to stock recovery but my phone is now looping on boot animation screen. ...
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android lollipopupdate 5.0.1 [duplicate]

I am getting the latest OTA update(5.0.1) on my nexus 5, but when the phone restarts and goes to the recovery for the installation of the downloaded file, just 25% into the installation it gives me a ...
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boot process recovery or rom

When I power my device (htc one m8) on and press the volume down key I get into recovery. Now which part of the booting process checks if this key is pressed and uses the correct partiton (boot or ...
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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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Any way to get root without a custom recovery? (Unlocked bootloader)

I have a phone with an unlocked bootloader (Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225) but there's no custom recovery available for it yet. Is there any way to get root/flash super su without a custom recovery? Or ...
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System update on restart takes to TWRP

I guess everyone got notification for downloading update for android 5.0 lollipop on nexus 5. When the download is complete and the phone is restarted, it takes me to TWRP screen and I could not ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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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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Is Recovery Mode necessary to flash to newer Android version manually?

My phone (Sony Xperia Go) seems to be not able to boot into Recovery Mode Is there some alternative way or tool to use for flashing ROM? (to latest kitkat mod). To avoid recovery mode I have ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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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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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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MI2S won't boot but recovery

My brand new Xiaomi Mi2S automatically boots in recovery mode after I tried to install a custom Kitkat Miui ROM and for some reasons the installation was aborted. I don't know what to do. Is there a ...
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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 ...