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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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can't reset Android tablet into factory setting

I'm trying to factory reset my Android tablet but I can't get it to work. I have tried to press power and volume down to make the device go to boot configuration but it only shows the Android logo and ...
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How to undelete photos in a Samsung galaxy S4 active? [duplicate]

How to undelete photos in a Samsung galaxy S4 active? I have deleted a folder on the phone with pictures in it and I would really like get them back. Not on SD card but in the phones memory.
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How to repair-unbrick-solve my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" after rooting

I was trying to root my device, but I think something went wrong. I may have bricked my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. When I noticed that the device was in loop, I tried to root with the CF-Auto-Root file a few ...
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Need to recover android system for soft bricked Onda v919 4G

I have an Onda v919 4G that I messed with and broke. I changed a line in the /system/etc/parameters file. I wanted the system to use my SD card (256 Gb) as the primary storage device for my apps and ...
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Recovery mode shows Android with ! mark after I flashed a recovery

I installed Clockworkmod recovery with command fastboot.exe flash recovery a.img, then tried to enter it via boot-loader and it worked. Then I installed another one with fastboot.exe flash recovery ...
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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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Blu Dash JR K locked-out; “Yes” confirmation option to reset is not present in recovery mode

I have my sister's Blu Dash JR K at the moment. She forgot her lock screen pattern, and there is not an option to recover via Gmail. Phone comes with stock recovery. when I go there and try to apply ...
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Micromax A88 screen flashes white after booting in recovery mode

I tried rooting my Android phone (Micromax A88) using Kingo Root for Windows. After rooting, I got root permissions, but recovery mode got corrupted. After booting in recovery, screen just flashes ...
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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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How do I revert back to stock recovery after unrooting on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I need to update my Nvidia Shield Tablet (running Android 5.0.1) to the latest version so that I can check if it contains a faulty battery type. To update I presume that I needed to remove root ...
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problem loading fastboot and recovery

I have a Croma CRXT1125 tablet. I was trying to flash a custom recovery and some problem occurred. The recovery failed to flash and the stock recovery is also not opening now. Stock recovery worked ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos: Odin flashed the custom Recovery but device boots into stock Recovery

I am new to rooting Android. I tried using Odin 3.10 to root my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. I successfully flashed CWM (Odin displayed pass message). However when I restart phone in Recovery mode, it ...
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Lenovo Update failed. Stuck in recovery

Today my Lenovo A6000plus said there is an update to download, and I clicked it. It was a 9MB download. Download went fine, and to update it restarted to recovery. I think there is some error in the ...
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Hauwei G610-U00

Cannot enter recovery mode after flashing CWM to Hauwei G610-U00 My phone is Hauwei G610-U00. I can't enter recovery mode after installing CWM recovery.It It just New says "New:Safe,Old:Risk, ...
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Where is the recovery installed on Android phones? [duplicate]

As far as I know, every Android phone has a stock recovery. Where is this recovery usually stored? On a separate partition in internal storage(usually an eMMC memory chip)?
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Nexus 10 / Android 5: recovery broken, fastboot not working

So I have broken the software of yet another Google device, this time a Nexus 10, manta. What I did: - tried to install Ubuntu like so. It failed with 2015/07/18 01:20:36 Cache formatting was not ...
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Fastboot permission denied error in Asus Zenfone 2

I went into regular recovery mode to wipe cache and do factory reset to flash clean Asus ROM from XDA. I first went to wipe cache and it felt like it was taking way too long, so I turned off the phone ...
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How do I enter Recovery mode without keyboard or Home button?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100) with SlimROM installed recently. I was using Paranoid Android, and today I flashed SlimROM 4.4.4 and a gapps package. The latter one occured to be wrong for ...
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Forgot Android Password

I've tried waiting for the reset via google account to show up, but it didn't. I've tried to use Android Device Manager, but when I try to reset the password, it says "Since Google has verified that a ...
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How to access a broken android phone content while its locked [duplicate]

My phone is broken and it's touch doesn't work but the phone boots and it seems to be working now i want to recover its content( like contacts)but its locked.My phone is Samsung galaxy duos running ...
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ADB (in recovery-mode) gives “adb server out of date. Killing…” followed by “error:closed”

I connect my device to my PC in recovery-mode, when I write adb devices I get: List of devices attached 4d00ededbeaca0bd sideload However, when I try to adb shell I get: error: closed ...