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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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 cyanogenmod....
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Restore/recover Supersonic Matrix SC-91JB Android tablet

My friend brought me his granddaughter's tablet a couple weeks ago and it was stuck at the Android logo screen, just gray "android" text with white highlight moving across repeatedly. I already had ...
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What might cause my phone to spontaneously stop booting into its custom ROM and only reboot into recovery mode?

My phone is a Samsung Vibrant running CyanogenMod 10.0 (Android 4.1.2). I rebooted my phone, as I do every few days, and instead of starting up CyanogenMod as usual, it dumped me into the ...
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Clockwork Mod. To flash or not to flash?

Running: Verizon HTC Eris (No service) with the recommended Cyanogenmod for the device + Amon RA recovery as prescribed by the gscript lite method of rooting found in the "Universal Eris root for ...
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Is it safe to wipe boot?

Amon Ra recovery lets you selectively wipe "boot". Is that the bootloader? If "boot" gets wiped, can your phone still boot?
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A way to automate the creation of flashable ZIPs

So, my question is: is there a way to automate the creation of flashable ZIP archives, in order to avoid having to write the updater-script and update-binary by myself each and every time I want a ZIP ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How can I get to recovery without Volume Up hardware button?

Or, 'My tablet's hardware "Volume Up" button is broken, now what?' I'm trying to root an Asus TF300TG Transformer tablet (a 2012 model, unlocked), following this guide: http://forum.xda-developers....
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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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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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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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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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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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Moto g partitions deleted .How to flash internal partitions again Emmc

UPDATE I have found this xda post with the partition table and sizes of the moto g. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=48855450&postcount=35 I also found this xda post where they ...
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No recovery mode .. Stuck in Fastboot mode (RAMDUMP)

i have my cherry mobile Omega spectrum .. i was supposed to reboot my phone after installing a custom i can't find any answers in my group so i decided to post here about this problem anyone here ...
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No OK button in recovery mode on MyPhone Agua Rio Fun

I bought a new smartphone, MyPhone Agua Rio Fun (a local brand in Philippines). It's actually a pretty good phone in my book, but the storage in this thing is terrible! I found a way to solve it, but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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Galaxy S2 Philz Touch 5 Bootloop

My girlfriend's phone is a Galaxy S2. The battery was crap and the phone started bootlooping. We've replaced the battery but it is still happening. I can get into recovery mode, but I don't know ...
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Phone will no longer connect via USB after bad ROM

I have a phone that was flashed with a bad ROM. It no longer has a system, so actually getting into the phone is a no-go. It can, however, boot into recovery and download mode. I planned on flashing ...
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How to access bricked phone /system folder? Fix corrupted file

I have a SK504, brazilian phone. Well, i was trying to change my boot animation, but downloaded and installed a corrupted one. So, when i rebooted, the phone shows ANDROID like always, but after, a ...
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Why can't I install safestrap on galaxy s4 nc1

I am on a galaxy s4 on KitKat and I am rooted with towelroot. When I tried to install safe strap I downloaded 3.7.2 but when I hit install it says it is installing but once its done it says that the ...
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Unable to select “wipe data/factory reset” in recovery mode

A coworker asked me if I could fix her Samsung Galaxy Note Tab 3, due to her daughter locking the device and not being able to unlock it. I'm an iOS guy but since I'm in the IT department I decided to ...
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Odin detecting Galaxy S plus only in Ramdump Mode

I have a Galaxy S plus (GT I9001), I installed Tiger Jelly Bean recently, which was working fine. But phone was lagging a lot so I decided to install the stock rom again. I installed Kies(latest ...
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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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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 potential ...
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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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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 again....
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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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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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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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My phone can't start after backup failed

I tried backing up my Galaxy S4 using this method: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-tutorials/how-to-backuprestore-rom-on-galaxy-s4-with-root-cwm-recovery/ 1st backup failed but I could still boot ...
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Is is possible to install a new CM version and a custom kernel in one go?

Currently my workflow to update to a new CM nightly and reinstall my custom kernel is this: Install the CM update using the CM updater Boot into recovery manually and install the zip file containing ...
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Trying to go into Download mode, but goes to Recovery mode instead

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.
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Booting to recovery

I have Xperia mini pro (4.1.B.0.587 Stock ram), and my bootloader is unlocked. But I could not boot to recovery mode by pulsing volume down button. I press it after phnoe shakes and before displaying "...
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What is the FWDN mode?

I accidentally pressed a button when turning on my android tablet and it says (typos included): The Device enter FWDN Mode Please Connect USB to PC or Reset The Device Waitting........ What's the ...
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Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8013EAYXAR). I have tried literally everything, and I am at a loss. I have tried SuperOneClick which didn't even come CLOSE to working. I tried using Odin which seemed ...
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Will I lose root & CWM when I upgrade via Kies (Galaxy Note 2)?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is using Official Samsung firmware from T-Mobile and ClockworkMod Recovery. In the future Samsung may release a ...
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Custom recovery and Google OTA

Will I receive Google updates for my Galaxy Nexus if I replace stock recovery with CWM (like explained in Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”)?
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Galaxy S3 Tmobile - Can't boot into Clockword Recover?

I hold down power up + home + power and it brings me to a screen that says Android System Recovery - I can't get the Clockwork Recovery. What could be the problem?
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Boot loop after ROM write in recovery

I have an HTC Sensation with ICS Android on it. How can I revert back to Gingerbread? I have root and s-off. I tried to flash my Gingerbread ROM (??) in the recovery but am now stuck in a boot loop.
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Micromax Funbook tablet frozen at boot screen. No clockwork mod recovery - how to restore?

I have a Micromax Funbook tablet (codename:P300) running Android 4.0.3. While playing with a file explorer, I accidentally moved a file from /system folder. Yes, the device came as rooted and I had ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 - Recovery mode

I am trying to install an application to my Galaxy S 2 using the "apply update from sdcard" option from the recovery mode (the script in the update.zip is written to do that). The problem I am facing ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will not enter recovery mode

I have recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (Wifi only). I am attempting to boot it into recovery mode for the sake of rooting the device, but it is not working as anticipated. When I start ...
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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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How can I clear the cache(s) of my g2x from adb?

I installed clockworkmod as the recovery, then installed cyanogen 7 nightly for the g2x. I used Rom Manager to do so. The problem I'm having is cyanogen shows the boot loading screen in an infinite ...
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permission denied on files created via adb in recovery

I stumbled upon a strange issue - after installing new ROM (CyanogenMod 12.1), I used adb push (still in TWRP) to copy some backed up directories to internal storage - so far so good. But then in ...
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Wipe data error - Unable to mount '/data'

Sorry for my bad English. I have a "Huawei G610". And i flash wrong rom on it. Now phone boots up but the "Encryption unsuccessful" page shows. And just has a button "Reset phone". "TWRP" recovery ...