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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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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Make a app Package For android

I have made a "Security" phone for my personal use. I have about 49 apps and about 7 wallpapers. Can I make a package that when flashed in a Custom Recovery It installs all of the apps and make the ...
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Password for recovery mode

how to put a password to enter android recovery mode? I want to have high security so that no one formats my phone without a password even in recovery mode.
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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Can I find out when a rom or recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
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Wi-Fi cannot turn on! Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder

i was trying to enable ad hoc network connection on android and overwriting below folders /etc/wifi /etc/dhcpcd and now my wifi could not turn on. The phone is ADINNO R8, a custom build phone.I ...
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Not able to flash recovery on my Shield Tablet K1

Important note: I used a Mac whilst doing this. Also Important: I have the Android 6.0 update installed. I got a Shield Tablet K1 for Christmas and attempted to root it. However, I'm having a lot of ...
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flashing boot.img separately vs flashable single zip for custom rom?

I have seen different methods to flash custom ROMs? 1) For my phone where I recently installed a custom ROM, first I flashed a custom recovery TWRP using fastboot flash recovery recovery.img. In the ...
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Asus Google Nexus 7 [2012] + Android 5.1 + Windows 10 - Recovery Mode debugging fails

My configuration is in the title. I want to install custom ROM, but I can't access my device in Recovery Mode. I have ADB. My tablet is usually visible by Windows: Normal run - as "Android ...
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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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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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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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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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Checksum error after crash install Android

I wanted to upgrade my Android phone (Acer Liquid Ferrari) from 2.2 to 2.3 but it crashed => I can't turn on my phone, When I do a clean boot (power + vol up + vol down) there are no problem but my ...
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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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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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How to create an update.zip file that can copy & rename a file?

Here's exactly what I'm looking for - I need an 'update.zip' file that can copy a file (example): /system/framework/file-to-copy.apk to another folder: /system/ and then it would rename the ...
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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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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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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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I formatted /sdcard and my phone won't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos GT-S5282. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery 5 and I was messing with it. I went to "mounts and storage" then chose format /sdcard and then rebooted the system. It is ...
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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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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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Disable Signature verification in CWM android

I have a device, problem is that touch is NOT working and when I reboot it to recovery, I am unable to navigate because volume keys are not working with that. I found that I can use /sbin/recovery to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enable USB Debugging in Android if forgotten pattern for screen-unlock?

I want to use some third party software to clear my device's screen unlock pattern which I forgot. They require USB debugging enabled but I don't have it enabled in my Android. How do I turn on USB ...
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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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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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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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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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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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FastBoot recovery failed: partition 'recovery' not support flash

My mobile is Lenovo S920 running official Android OS 4.4.2. I am trying to install cwm recovery through fastboot. I tried executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img But I am ...
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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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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 ...