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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turn off mobile after some time when done factory reset

I lost my data from android device manager app from web. I have mistakenly click erase button in web. I have wipe data factory reset in samsung s2 i9100 using ClockworkMod Recovery (Process). Done, ...
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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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Do you need root to flash a custom recovery?

Does flashing a custom recovery requires rooting the device, or just unlocking the boot-loader is enough? On my Nexus 7, I was able to flash custom recovery (CWM) without rooting. Is the same ...
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Phone restarts when I reboot into Recovery

I have an android phone, Qmobile A500. Which last night I tried to Root, I tried out a new software instead of Bin4ry to root my phone. MtkDroidTools was used by me. Which in turn shell rooted my cell ...
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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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Booting into recovery from terminal

How can I boot into the recovery from terminal? I'm using LG p970/CM10/cwm5
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How to recover Galaxy S4 from unrequested ADB recovery mode state?

Last night, my wife turned the sound down on her factory default Verizon Galaxy S4 by Samsung, then later plugged it in at home and it showed a dark screen with the battery charging indicator. This ...
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How can I get a recovery mode on my Xperia device (which has no /recovery/ partition)?

As a developer, I need to flash custom recovery like ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP. I have a Sony Xperia L, But I found out that Xperia devices are not supported by these custom recoveries as they ...
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HTC One boots only into recovery mode

I installed Kitkat 4.4.2 following this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGzh3r9Q58 After installing, it only reboots into the recovery mode. :/ I need help
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Factory reset a bricked device on adb

My phone is stuck on android logo. What i want is to factory reset my phone. I can not do anything else than rebooting my phone Recovery is not available What i tried : (My phone is rooted)
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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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How to partition Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 using ClockworkMod Recovery?

Device: Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 I am using ClockworkMod Recovery 6. There is no way in the CWM Recovery 6 to partition the SD card. Also, I am not able to install ClockworkMod Recovery 5 on my ...
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Trouble understanding this Cyanogenmod PSA

I've been using Cyanogenmod for over a year now, with my own modifications to the dalvik VM. I have teamwin recovery installed on my Samsung Galaxy S3, which I use to install new builds of ...
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Does Aroma File Manager Requires Root

I've just come across Aroma File Manager which we can use from the recovery mode itself. I want to know if it will be usable with all permission's (read, write) on an un-rooted phone. I want to ...
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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Unable to flash a recovery using Clockworkmod

I'm trying to install Cyanogenmod 11 onto an unlocked HTC One, but when I went to boot into recovery mode, all I got was a red error triangle. The docs don't mention it anywhere, but other reports of ...
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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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Unable to flash recovery image into the device

I am trying to flash recovery image into my HTC Explorer phone. The issue is i keep getting waiting for devices message when issuing fastboot command. the CMD is running with administrative rights ...
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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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My tablet won't boot

I just got a Arnova 10D G3 and it doesn't boot. All I get is the "Arnova" logo on a black screen. I bought it on a refurbished condition, it was a pretty good deal so I am ready to do any risky ...
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What really needs to be wiped before flashing rom or kernel?

Wiping Questions Does wiping cache wipe dalvik cache? What to do with dalvik cache in recovery when flashing when I changed the default from Dalvik to ART? When I flash kernel what partitions to ...
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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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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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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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Recovering internal memory on SGS2 (CWM, not root, boot to recovery only)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100), which stopped booting into the normal OS. I have no idea why - one morning it turned itself off, and when I started it, it went as far as the "Samsung" screen, and ...
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Craig CMP741e boot-looping

Craig CMP741e is stuck in boot loop on the Android logo. When I try to install or mount I get read only errors and I have tried almost everything to recover/reset the tablet. There are no key ...
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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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No OS and no recovery mode

My OS wasn't working anymore for some reason so I tried to restore it using recovery mode. I had TWRP and after trying a few roms and having it tell me every single time that it failed to install ...
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Wiped data, flashed rom, restored data and phone not turns on, keeps restart

Phone is huawei u8800. aurorasp rom was in it. I had a problem. It was restarting before turning on. I tried a lot of things but could not manage to solve. SO i wiped data from cwm and installed ...
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Possible to do Nandroid Backup BEFORE unlocking bootloader?

I have a stock Atrix 4G with Froyo (2.2.2) (Version.4.1.83.MB860.ATT.en.US). It's past warranty, so I'm not worried about voiding the warranty. As one would expect, the stock recovery doesn't offer ...
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How do I Restore a ClockworkMod backup with a busted power button or through ADB?

I was trying to flash a new ROM, but can't get it to boot. Usually, I would have just booted into my recovery and restored my last backup. But I can't do that now as my power button is broken and it ...
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Not able to flash/factory reset Galaxy Nexus.; restores to one particular backup every reboot

My Galaxy Nexus will not factory reset. I tried to flash many images. I deleted the gallery contacts, but it restores to a restore point on each reboot. Currently, it is having "yakju-jzo54k". I am ...
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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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How To Install Latest Cyanogenmod From Clockworkmod Recovery - Galaxy Note GT-N7000 (Intl)

(Short Version) How to install Cyanogenmod from ClockWorkMod Recovery. What tools do I need as a first timer? (I already have ClockWorkMod Recovery installed) (Long Version) I tried to install ...
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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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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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How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (toro) device. It's flashed with the latest touch ClockworkMod recovery image, along with a milestone snapshot of CyanogenMod 11. Now, when I try to pick a zip file to flash ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S 2 4G phone won't start up.

I do not have a data card in this phone. How can I salvage my data and 1300 photos? I have talked with T-Mobile and Samsung Techs. I can get to a "reboot" screen, but the phone won't complete the ...
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Samsung I717 cannot enter the recovery mode

I'm using the 1st Gen AT&T Galaxy Note. It shows the following message: FIRMWARE UPGRADE ENCOUNTERED AN ISSUE. PLEASE SELECT RECOVERY MODE IN KIES AND TRY AGAIN. I want to use KIES to solve ...
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Can't Restore Backup using ClockworkMod Recovery

I wonder can anyone help. I done a backup using Clorkwork Mod before I flashed a new ROM onto my phone. Now when i am trying to restore the backup onto the phone using CWM it completes the task but ...
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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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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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Failed upgrade, now stuck in recovery mode

My Galaxy Note is stuck in recovery mode and I'm not sure what to do next. Here's what happened: After connecting to wifi, a software update was downloaded and a message asked me to install it. I ...
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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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How can I copy a CyanogenMod zip to a tablet in recovery mode?

I have installed ClockworkMod recovery on my tablet so whenever I boot that is what loads. However, it seems that the CyanogenMod zip is not on the tablet, so is there a way to copy it over to the ...
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How do I enter recovery mode on my Motorola Milestone 2 to unbrick it?

I own a Motorola Milestone 2, also called A953 (apparently this is different from the Droid 2 Global). It used to have Android 2.3 with Motoblur middleware. It was bought independently from any phone ...
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How to convert .img to .tar to flash using Samsung odin tool?

I have downloaded touch recovery from clockworkmod website. How do I flash downloaded .img file using Odin / Mobile Odin tool?
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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...