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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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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Is doing a clean-flash the same as doing a factory reset?

My device running CM 10.2 has been giving me a lot of trouble especially with freezing randomly. I thought I'd do a clean flash using CWM Recovery but I was wondering if its the same thing as simply ...
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LG Optimus L5 e610 randomly reboots

I have got the phone of my sister in law. It is a LG Optimus L5 e610. While trying to flash CM it has been bricked. It is constantly rebooting after media scanning. It reboots even in the bootloader ...
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Recovery kernel difference

I have the understanding that recovery kernel is different from the main Android kernel (the one which boots normally). And usually that is stored on a different partition on underlying storage ...
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How to install new Recovery image from .img file

I recently found that I could upgrade to the new CWM touch recovery version for my EVO 4g! However, to do this through the ROM manager app or get it directly onto the phone at all, it required a ...
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How do I factory reset my chinese tablet?

I have a Chinese tablet that I've tried to reset many times now. It doesn't work, so what can I do? I've tried factory reset it, but it still doesn't reboot. It gets stuck on the startup animation ...
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Flash boot.img without using fastboot USB

So I've recently rooted my phone and tried a ROM or two. I find it really handy that you can use TWRP recovery to install another ROM from the SD card, you don't need to have it connected to a PC. ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?

I have Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) and I've installed Cyanogenmod 10 M2. I can reboot into recovery from Cyanogenmod (Hold Power button, select Reboot and Recovery). However, I cannot boot directly to ...
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How do I format my Nexus 5's /sdcard volume?

I have an encrypted Nexus 5, and I want to format /sdcard as ext4 so I can use symbolic links. What steps should I take to back up and restore it, and to prevent apps from trying to use it before it's ...
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Broken recovery mod!

My Sk17i phone(Mini pro) is rooted. And used CWM to install a custom "Unlimited" Rom, then restarted after installation. And now my handset keeps boot-looping. After I tried to fast boot, before ...
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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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Recovering Cyanogenmod (no context found)

I was using my phone, battery was low and it suddenly shut down. I thought it's because of battery, and plugged in my charger. Now i'm trying to boot my phone but it's stucking at CYANOGENMOD boot ...
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What does “Recovery” means in Bootloader screen?

I tried to perform Factory Reset, and I got one option there "Recovery". So what exactly recovery means? click for larger image
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CWM Recovery showing wrong sdcard info

So i have installed Cyanogenmod 10.2 using Clockworkmod Recovery, which went fine. However now I am unable to get rid of CWMR. I tried flashing TWRM, but CWMR persists. Even worse, CWMR shows the ...
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How to boot into recovery Xperia Z running Cyanogenmod?

My Xperia Z is already using Cyanogenmod ROM. Now I need to boot into recovery to install GAPPS. However, holding power button + volume up does not result in anything. Holding power button + volume ...
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No way to access recovery menu in android china tablet

My Quest tablet is accidentally locked yesterday it asking for gmail and password but i forgot the gmail id and password.So after a long search i found lots of things such as unlocking tablet pattern ...
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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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Heimdall errors

Doesnt work. trying to install a new recovery rom on a samsung s4 i9505 heimdall flash --recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-jgedlte.img Heimdall v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Benjamin Dobell, ...
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Tablet unlocking [duplicate]

I have Domo slate N8 3rd it show google sign in to unlock but it is in airplane mode (so there is no option to connect internet). Please told me how to unlock it. thanks
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HTC Desire: Recovery Mode just shows 'Broken Phone' symbol

I'm trying to install the CyanogenMod on my HTC desire. I've temporarily routed it an downloaded the ClockworkMod Recovery and the CyanogenMod with the RomManager app. Everything seems fine. However ...
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Ainol Novo 10 Hero 2 bricked?

Attempting to update my Novo 10 Hero 2 appears to have gone seriously wrong somewhere along the line, to the point the device won't boot and appears completely dead. The computer isn't recognising it ...
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Accessing my files with recovery adb without root privilege

My situation: I've got a bootloop, not by flashing but because apparently the battery ran out at a very bad moment. If I go into the recovery mode it says "Failed to mount /efs". However, I flashed ...
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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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Use nvflash to install recovery compatible with CM10.1

I have a Dell Streak 7 that had some sort of weird "read only" glitch from the factory. I recently was able to successfully get CM10.1 on it using the files and instructions (nvflash bat file) found ...
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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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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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Uboot image as android recovery image

Is it possible to write uboot image to the image where recovery image is located? My recovery image was hidden so I had a hard time locating what's it's partition : recovery partition does not seems ...
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installion of CWM/TWRP added kernel

I have installed a MIUI ROM in my LT18i. The first step was installing a CWM/TWRP kernel which came along with the ROM package. Now, I want to install cyanogenmod custom ROM. This custom ROM guide ...
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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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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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Booting Android from nand with bootimages

I am trying to add recovery system in a new Android board. I was able to generate recovery.img, boot.img, ... Since we are using nand memory, my question is is it possible to boot android images ...
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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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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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Operating system in a phone having no OS

I have sony xperia P and i was trying to install custom ROM in my phone.I copied the boot.img in the boot partition.Now my phone doesn't starts. There is no external SD card slot in my phone. How ...
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Can't connect to the device with ADB when it's in recovery mode

I am having some problems with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and I want to start an fschk session on the device. So, I installed Android SDK with platform-tools. I can access to the device when it's normally ...
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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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how to install stock rom from recovery?

first I saw my phone is off and then I tried to turn it on but it hanged on Galaxy note welcome page, so I do Factory reset ,wipe cache and Dalvik cache and System, but while I want to reboot from ...
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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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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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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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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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Booting into recovery mode shows blue Recovery Booting text, then gets stuck with a black screen

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 / XXUBMGA I am on djembey's pre-rooted slim XXUBMGA. Recovery Mode does not work for me. From OFF mode, I press Vol Up+Home+Power. Then, I see a small blue ...
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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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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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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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Galaxy GT-P1000, in recovery mode, which button is “Home Key”?

In the Galaxy GT-P1000 Tab, when you're in "Recovery Mode", Volume Up & Down is used for scrolling. But which button is referred to as Ok or Home Key to select? As far as I know, the Menu Key, ...
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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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Android won't start. It keeps showing Samsung Galaxy logo

It keeps showing the logo and doesn't get into Android. What do you recommend me to do? I've tried hard reset, it didn't work. (click image to enlarge)
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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 ...