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 possible to download partition

I did install cynogenmod on my device but that's about it. I want to fix my friend's phone. I assume I might screw something up so I wonder how can I do backup. I don't have password to the phone (...
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Flashing custom recovery and user data safety

Under what circumstances do flashing custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) in a phone in stock condition (locked bootloader, unrooted, stock operating system and has ADB and USB debugging disabled) from ...
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Getting “Downloading… Do not turn off target!” when trying to boot into recovery mode

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I want to install Google Services app ZIP. For that I have to reboot the phone in recovery mode. But it is only showing Downloading... Do not ...
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Lenovo A6000 Plus, Rom got crashed while updating to newer version, Stuck with Android System Recovery

I own Lenovo A600 plus and recently while updating from android 4.4 to the newer version it got crashed. Now all I can see is the android system recovery <3e> screen with reboot system now option ...
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whatsapp installation

I created a group on whatthap and lost contact to get to the platform for months, I got another phone and restored my whatshapp account, only to discover that I couldn't recover the group created by ...
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What are those 2 parts on my tab's circuit board? [closed]

Can anyone tell me what those two pieces on the following image? (colored with yellow) i suspect its the CPU and the Wifi but im not sure. my issue here is that the temps on my tab is pretty hot (...
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Can you get contacts off a broken android phone?

I in a car wreck and my hip completely smashed my phone, it turns only turns on about half the time when i plug it in and the screen is too shattered for touch to work so not really worth spending ...
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Bootlooping LG Volt will not connect w/ ADB

Rooted LG Volt is bootlooping after build.prop and cpu setting changes, and I am unable to connect via ADB to restore build.prop or reflash system How can I get the phone to connect via ADB? ...
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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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Enabling USB debugging from open file system access using custom recovery

Of course this should be possible, but finding the correct files to modify is the real question. Assuming we can boot into a custom recovery and have full access to the file system, has anyone ...
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fast boot oem unlock does nothing. No output

I tried unlocking the bootloader of my Yuphoria with the following command fastboot -i 0x2a96 oem unlock But this is the output that I'm getting. ... OKAY [ 0.001s] finished. total time: 0....
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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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system partition check failed

I have a Lenovo A7-30 3300GV tablet, which is stuck on the boot screen. I have tried the following Did a factory reset from system recovery Wiped cached partition The problem persists. I also did ...
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Recovering samsung G5 after firmware flash?

So, I purchased two Samsung Galaxy S5 phones from Amazon a while back. I have been playing around with the first after reflashing to a different firmware version - no issues arose. However, when I ...
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Backup Data on Android Recovery Mode!

I am Asus Zenfone 5 (lollipop 5.0). It is not turned on because if affected when try rooting software(iRoot). I need to backup my internal and other app data. In recovery mode, there is no option to ...
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Huawei Mediapad M1 won't hard reset

I just bought a used Huawei Mediadpad M1 and it still has a lock screen from the seller. Unfortunately he won't write back any more so I need to hard reset it. I found in the forums these steps: ...
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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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Phone shows only internal sd card and no external storage

I have a problem, I bricked my phone, started recovery mod to re-flash it, but in recovery shows only internal sd card, luckily there is terminal into recovery mode, how I can get external storage?
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SGS 2, CM 12.1: getting a different recovery

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 2 (or I9100). On this phone I have been running CWM with Cyanogenmod for quite a while. Recently, I updated to Cyanogenmod 12.1. It was quite a hassle, but it works fine. ...
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Can't flash or boot a recovery [MotoG 1ST]

I recently tried to install multirom but it kinda messed up, Now I can't either do fastboot boot recovery.img or fastboot flash recovery.img cause none of them works. I also tried to recover stock ...
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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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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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Bootloader physical location on Nexus 5

Is the bootloader located on the motherboard? Or is it on another module? I have a water-damaged Nexus 5 that produces different results when swapping modules. On my device it doesn't turn on, if I ...
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How to revert Android kill-switched Nvidia Shield tablet?

Apparently Nvidia decided to kill most of their shipped Shield tablets because of a battery defect. Considering my shield already died, does anyone have any idea on how exactly could this be reverted?
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change android recovery language

Accidentaly brick recovery mode on my cell (Star B943 MTK6589 quad core with Android 4.1.2), so I reinstall my recovery.img from backup (Android system recovery 3e) using mobileuncle tools. Worked ...
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Can I access user data on my phone that can no longer mount efs, system, cache, etc. on its own?

My Galaxy Note 2 decided to reboot this morning but failed to get past the logo. Entering recovery mode, I am greeted with messages such as: E:failed to mount /efs (No such file or directory) E:...
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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did ...
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No recovery. So can't reset

I am having a Chinese MTK android phone. I surfed the net to find a way to install custom recovery CWM(ClockWorkMod) but after flashing it I can't no longer boot into recovery so can't even flash ...
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how can we import contact from lost mobile to new mobile [closed]

i lost my samsung android mobile, now i bought a new samsung android. Let me know how to get recovery of contacts in my new mobile.
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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ADB sideload doesn't work, no drivers

Sometimes on my Nexus 9 (LMY48M)ADB sideload doesn't work as the device doesn't have a driver. This is true for both stock and TWRP. However, ADB from booted Android works perfectly. I have ADB ...
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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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Google contacts party deleted, how to restore?

My phone has since this morning forgotten about a part of my contacts: it only displays some of them in my contact list, or only displays their email address and not their phone number. I don't know ...
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TWRP patching /system

I recently flashed a stock system image to take an OTA update and have only booted to TWRP since. (I didn't flash it) I did root, though. When I was browsing /system I found that reboot-from-recovery....
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Flashed wrong recovery on a QTAB with no bootloader or fastboot. What can I do?

Hey guys I was just tinkering, and it was stupid of me not to take a backup of any kind. Anyway, QTAB doesn't have a bootloader or fastboot menu. When I try adb reboot bootloader or fastboot, it goes ...
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Device lose root access after installing SU .zip update from stock recovery

I rooted my device, Samsung Galaxy S3, by connecting my device to pc via usb, and one-click-root with KingROOT application(on my pc). It automatically install a superuser on my device, but it's not ...
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I've installed a custom recovery image, but not yet rooted my phone. How can I install SuperSU and subscribe to automatic updates?

I own a Samsung smartphone. I'm running Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean". I've also installed ClockworkMod Recovery 6.0.4.5. Each time I exit ClockworkMod Recovery, it offers to root my phone. I haven't ...
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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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Rooted Verizon S4 on OC1 Accidentally Took the OF1 OTA and Now I'm STUCK

I just installed OC1 a few months ago and re-rooted with King Root a month ago. Everything was going fine until a few weeks ago until I started getting OF1 OTA pop-ups from Verizon. I was on the ...
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Can I hard brick my phone by installing a custom rom

I want to install cyanogenmod on my phone from recovery (TWRP) but I was afraid it hard bricks my phone. I am not independent and hard bricking my phone means my parents need to but a new one soooo... ...
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White Screen on Note 2, cannot flash and cannot access recovery mode

Tried to do factory reset from phone settings but now only a white screen appears. I cannot access recovery mode but I can access download mode. Tried to flash it with odin but it seems the PIT table ...
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CWM won't update

I'm trying to install CM11 to my Galaxy Note N7000.. I managed to install CWM v5.8.1.8 using download mode.. But couldn't update it using download mode! heimdall show that installation is OK, but ...
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Recovery Mode ---FAILED

I just try the Cyanogenmod 12.1 Nightly and and my android version is now 5.1.1, whenever I try to go to Recovery Mode, it only shows the Samsung screen for a seconds (but sometimes twice) and then ...
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How to access internal memory of android device with a broken display and without root permission?

My Samsung Galaxy Grand has a broken display. I need to access my media files( Photos and Videos ) from the internal memory of the device. What I have tried - Tried with Samsung KIES. tried to ...
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ZTE N9130 Speed

How can I get my ZTE Speed out of FTM mode if I can't take my battery out? I have tried restarting the phone but the screen will not come on and the red light is staying on.
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How to simulate keypress event in recovery mode via adb?

I know it's possible to simulate a keypress event in Android via adb using a command like: adb shell input keyevent 24 The command above will trigger a Volume Key Up event, for example. My problem ...
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Moto g2 display not working but led always turned on

My moto g2 turned off while using with 70% battery.. now its display is not working now but led light is always on.... vibrations works while long pressing power button.... sometimes notifications ...
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System wiped on LGL31L, can't enter recovery or fastboot

I have an LGL31L (also called the "LG Access", it's an LG F70 D315 variant) that has a wiped /system/ (I accidentally wiped it while trying to resolve a bootloop after a botched factory reset), and I ...
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My Phone Stuck in boot screen How to recover?

I am using micromax canvas hd A116. I tried to install Custom ROM and I installed safely. After 1 Week I tried to reset my phone using factory reset under settings. After that my phone is not ...
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How do i unbrick my lg sunshine

I had app hangovers restarting over and over again and could not open my settings on my phone app or any other application so I open the back of the phone and turned it off by pulling the battery out ...