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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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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Tablet stuck in erasing loop after failed factory reset

This will probably be obvious stupid question for you but im hopeless. I tried to do factory reset on my Lenovo Yoga tablet but I turned it off while it was erasing.....i know it was super stupid but ...
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Is there a way to prevent access to recovery or prevent access to fastboot?

I have couple of Motorola phones and some samsung tablets.. I have installed Cyanogen Mod in all of them except 1 Motorla G 2015. Moto G doesnt have bootloader unlocked so its safe... I want to ...
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Reset button doesn't work to boot into recovery mode

My OTT TV box M8S running Android 4.4 is stuck on main screen. Its screen remains unchanged and blue light remains solid. I have tried the hard reset by holding the reset button with no success. The ...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed cm13 with the cm 13 recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GAPPS by means of TWRP. I have tried to follow this tutorial ...
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Cannot install any Custom ROMs on Xperia Ray ST18i: assert failed: getprop Status 7

When I try to install any of the roms of that page: http://get.cm/?device=urushi I always get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Installing update... assert failed: ...
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During Android Encryption, I lost my device keyboard and OS ask me to enter password?

I have Android phone with OS version 4.4, I start encrypt my phone and it started very well. After an hour and restringing several time the device prompt me to "Type password to decrypt storage". Her ...
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How to enter password for decrypt without system keyboard on android

I was trying to release some internal memory on my CUBOT GT-99, so I started disabling some system apps using one rooted app. One of apps I was disabled is system keyboard because I don’t use it ...
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Is a factory reset from recovery different from one started in the OS?

Galaxy S4 I9505 on 5.1 Stock Handset has stability issues and I can't find a clear answer if a factory reset started in the OS runs the same process as one started via recovery?
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Recover deleted SIM contacts

I have an Android phone. I accidentally deleted some of my SIM contacts which were not synchronized with my gmail account (actually, I hadn't synchronized my SIM or Phone contacts ever). Is it ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device?

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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Logicom L-EMENT 501 Revovery Mode

So guys i got this phone Logicom L-EMENT 501 and i would like to access to his recovery mode. Already tried power button + volume- and power button + volume+ but still couldnt access to recovery mode....
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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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Moto G doesn't boot anymore, not even into recovery

My Moto G 2013 (XT1033) was working (except for the issue I described here, but the other features all working), I restarted it but it didn't come back. I was dropped into the 'AP Fastboot Flash Mode'...
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Manually switch from ART to Dalvik

I wanted to try out the new ART runtime, but didn't realize my custom ROM doesn't support it. So now I am getting recurring Force Closed messages after booting, and can't get through to the settings ...
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Phone keeps rebooting itself every 5 seconds

Is there any way to salvage my Asus Padfone Infinity? I can't even boot it up so I can't even factory reset it. After I power it up it automatically power resets after 5 seconds at the part where the ...
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How do you install TWRP after rooting?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 and I was wondering how you install TWRP after rooting? I rooted my device using v2.1.0 of the Nexus Root Toolkit with the "custom recovery" box checked and it said ...
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Rebooting into recovery using ClockworkMod

Is there any big difference between rebooting into recovery using ClockworkMod and using Volume Up + Power button when wiping cache?
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Cannot boot to bootloader, fastboot or recovery

I have Sony Xperia Z2 with Cyanogenmod 1220150305 I cannot boot into any recovery based applications. I have tried with the phone off and the down and up volume buttons, I have tried with apps that ...
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Nexus 5, Marshmallow, and TWRP recovery - Unstable, inaccesible recovery

I've got a problem when trying to set up my (two) nexus'es 5. (issue reproducible on both my phones, which kinda excludes hardware issues) 1: I download factory images from google's page (tried all 6....
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Tesco Hudl adb sideload Gets error “installation aborted”

I have a Tesco Hudl HT7S3 which was rooted and i corrupted a file in the system and it is stuck in a bootloop. All i can use is adb sideload. I found the stock image and have sent it to the device ...
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My GT-I9192 device keeps rebooting to “GALAXY” logo, even when trying to go into Recovery Mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that turns on just to the "Samsung GALAXY S4 mini GT-I9192" logo and keeps rebooting to it.. even when I try to go into recovery mode it just reboots to this logo and ...
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How can I wipe cache partition in ASUS Fonepad 7 (K00Z) tablet?

I'm running ASUS Fonepad 7 (K00Z, with KitKat updates installed). Here is what I already tried by referring to this and this guide: I started the phone in fastboot bootloader by pressing the Power + ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 will not go into recovery boot

Samsung Galaxy S3 won't boot. tried the 3 buttons goes to recovering boot and Samsung, then Galaxy S3, then blank. A few times I got it all the way to the recovery page, then android dies and says no ...
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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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How to re-pack odin recovery image?

I want to change the recovery image from ODIN package for Samsung P601. I've unpacked the archive and got recovery.img. Next I've tried to do simg2img recovery.img recovery.raw.img, but it says: ...
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how to instal recovery partition?

Sorry for my English. my tablet can not start the recovery, through a program rom manager and functions "reboot recovery", but does not start, how to install recovery.img? Starting recovery on Sun ...
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How to Factory Reset Lenevo S998 Smart Phone

Need to Factory reset my Lenevo S998 phone because I can not access my phone due to wrong password. Already I tried to reset with Vol Up + Vol Down + Power . I also tried Vol Up and Power ...
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ADB does not detect my device while in Recovery Mode

I have a Moto G (Falcon-xt 1033). Recently I successfully flashed cm 13 nighly on my device, everything worked fine, used the phone a little while, then flashed supersu and device went into a boot ...
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Volume Button does not work during Recovery Mode

Hello I am trying to update my samsung Ace into 4.1 and for this reason I need to run Recovery Mode. I am able to open Recovery Mode but I cannot move using my Volume Button. Is there a way to solve ...
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Persistent restart

Can anyone here help please? my galaxy tab 2 with jelly Bean 4+ keeps restarting itself. Here is what happens: 1- while it is rebooting itself constantly, i hold the power button. it boots.but ...
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I can't boot to recovery mode in zenfone2

I manage to get into boot loader. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuixmZ11Kyc However, after that, if I select recovery mode and click power button it goes to bootloader again. The problem is I ...
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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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Is it important to format or factory reset your android before flashing custom rom?

In most instruction I saw: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1667929 Back in Recovery, go to Recovery's main screen and Do a "Factory Reset", "Wipe Cache Partition", and "Wipe ...
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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium recovery or fastboot or bootloader mode key combination

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Premium which cannot get past the "Starting Applications" spinner. I would like to put the device into fastboot/recovery/bootloader mode, but pressing Volume down and Power ...
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My phone is soft-bricked after ADB update

This is the problem: I always connect my phone to computer, to charge it, but I tried to execute ADB shell into recovery mode. 1- I've entered into recovery mode 2- I tried to go to "Apply update ...
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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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HTC Desire 310 boot loop after root

I just rooted my htc desire 310, out of curiousity. Then I rebooted, and found the phone stuck in a boot loop. I followed this guide. How to recover ?
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SM-G530H logs into recovery mode after I restart it and when I connect charger to it when it is off

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H version 4.4.4. I flashed it with a russian ROM version 5.0.2... Everything is ok until now. After that I installed TWERP Revovery then I rooted it. ...
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Samsung S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and it is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
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Install TWRP with Android System RecoverY

My device stucks at boot animation.I can open only recovery mode which is stock.It has just reboot and factory reset options.Good thing is device is listed on ADB. I tried ADB Sideload but "...
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recovery partition does not seems to be exist

Hi all I have successfully root my innos a35 phone and now what I want is to There's no file called /proc/mtd , So is that mean that my device is not based on the mtd technology. I have tried the ...
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Nexus 10 + Cyanogenmod 13 with Android 6.0.1 + TWRP 2.8.7.0 ---> ADB Recovery device was not found

Hello to every Android lover. I'm trying to "Create Nandroid Backup w/Custom Recovery" as shown on the attached pic called "2016-02-02_14-12-02.png" with the "Nexus Root Toolkit 2.1.4". The process ...
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Lenovo s860 Bricked, Recovery Crashes, No OS

The following things happened, leading to the "bricking" of my phone, lenovo s860 with android ver 4.4.2: 1) I got a virus, associated with an app from the play store. 2) The virus was inside the ...
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TWRP backup directly to network drive

I am trying to create a TWRP backup of my phone, but I don't have enough storage space to create the backup. Is there some way to backup directly to an external drive on my local network, like I do ...
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Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 Not going into recovery mode

I need help on my Galaxy S2 gt-i9100 Booting. I m unable to go into recovery mode and my phone is not booting. It stucks on initial screen of Galaxy S2 and stays there I go into the download ...
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HTC One M8 boot into recovery mode after updating to Android 6.0

I am not an Android expert so I didn't try any root, flash, custom ROMs or custom recovery modes. All I did was approving to update my HTC One M8 to Android 6.0. After downloading updates and ...
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How do i reinstall the android OS?

I accidentally wiped my tablets systems firmware in recovery mode which deleted Android it self. But what do I do now? more info Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Android version: KitKat 4.4.2 TWRP ...
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How do you backup your stock recovery from an unrooted Android device?

TL;DR Okay, so for the past month I have been researching how to do this, either on Windows or Linux.. I have yet to find a direct answer, or anything which is relevant. I am a lot more comfortable ...