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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SGN 4.2.1 - stuck at < waiting for device >

I own Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it has been unlocked, rooted, I'm using CWM Recovery Touch and a few weeks ago I updated firmware to 4.2.1 (build JOP40D). It seems that Superuser is no longer working on ...
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security implications of unlocking, rooting, cutom recovery, etc [closed]

Just curious. There are lots of posts on the web that talk about the fact that unlocking your bootloader wipes apps and data - presumably to prevent unauthorized access to that info. But in order to ...
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Fascinate gets to download mode and splash (boot loop) but not recovery mode

The device is a Samsung Fascinate. I had MIUI working for about a year, tried installing Cyanogen-mod today. The install got stuck in the CM splash screen, so I recovered the MIUI backup. On reboot ...
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Install Cyanogenmod 7.2 on Nexus One using ClockworkMod Recovery - “remote: signature verify fail”

Steps I've done: Downloaded & copied CM7.2 to my SD card (from here) Installed the Android SDK Downloaded & copied the ClockworkMod Recovery to the platform-tools directory in the SDK folder ...
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How can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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update.zip that backs up my device? [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a (signed) update.zip package that when installed via recovery mode, copies the contents of SYSTEM:, DATA: etc to the SD card? It looks like it would be pretty easy to make ...
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Recovery mode not working in Samsung Galaxy Fit

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit to which I installed Clockworkmod Recovery. When I put my phone into recovery mode by pressing home+power only the Samsung logo appears; the phone is not booting into stock ...
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can't boot into recovery anymore

I am using CM10 nightly version and TWRP for tf201. Wanted to try the unofficial CM11 version android 4.4 on my tablet and it says that is not compatible with this recovery, so I downloaded the latest ...
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corrupted /data partition?

for a stupid reason I used TWRP which is btw a stupid tool... long story short.. It messed up the data partition... Currently I have a nexus 5 that can run whatever recovery I want, but doesn't have ...
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What is the minimum number of modifications in order to install a custom ROM?

I am planning to upgrade my wife's Galaxy Ace II from 4.1.2 (the latest official firmware offered by Samsung, installed via Kies) to 4.4.4, which is available via http://novafusion.pl/downloads/ as ...
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CWM for unsupported device but with same specs

I have an archos 40 titanium and I'd like to install cwm (already rooted). There is no official support but on this thread they say their instructions worked for the 45 titanium which has almost 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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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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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 do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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How Android Custom Recovery roots the phone?

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note n7000. I performed some acrobatics and booted into the Stock Recovery of my phone and installed a zip that contained Philz CWM 6 Touch custom recovery. How can ...
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
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The process has stopped unexpectedly - recovery

When I start my tablet Archos 7 Home tablet it shows this message box: Sorry! The process android.process.acore ...
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LG P500 Recovery Isuue

I rooted my LG P500 and installed ROM Manager. I flashed ClockWorkMod Recovery (using the ROM Manager app). The problem is that when I boot to recovery I get a E: boot error "recovry" message at the ...
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How to resize partitions when /system isn't mounted in recovery

I have a Runbo X5-King phone which is manufactured by a small Chinese company. I need to shrink /system and expand /data. All tutorials I can find online say to run fdisk in recovery, but the problem ...
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Is it possible to run fastboot in a recovery mode shell (without connecting to PC)?

I have a method for unlocking the BootLoader of my HP SlateBook x2 running Android v4.3 consisting of: 1- Booting into recovery. 2- Connecting to PC via USB cable. 3- Sending the command fastboot ...
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package verification failed in recovery

I have one tablet and i"m installing .zip from stock recovery but it gives following errors Opening update package... Verifying update package... Verification failed Installation aborted. So, I ...
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How can I tell if I have a stock recovery?

I need to get rid of the yellow triangle in download mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3), for this I tried to use Triangle Away. It failed to reset the counter. The app mentions that on some ...
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Can't get in recovery or normal boot HTC One M7

Please help me. I've done something really stupid. I flashed from ClockWorkMod to Android Revolution HD on my HTC One m7. I've got ClockWorkMod Recovery installed and when flashing was done i got ...
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I formatted /sdcard and my phone won't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos GT-S5282. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery 5 and I was messing with it. I went to "mounts and storage" then chose format /sdcard and then rebooted the system. It is ...
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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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Galaxy S3 stuck on Samsung logo, is there anyway i can backup my data in recovery mode without rooting?

i have the original Firmware, no rooting. Recently, i got this issue where my s3 doesn't startup, it just keeps flashing the logo over and over again until the battery drains. I've already tried ...
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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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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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Go into recovery mode in Sony Live With Walkman

Does anyone know how to get into recovery mode for Sony Live With Walkman phone? These key combination not working Volume Up / Down Volume Up / Down + Power Button Power Button + Home button Is ...
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Galaxy GT-P1000, in recovery mode, which button is “Home Key”?

In the Galaxy GT-P1000 Tab, when you're in "Recovery Mode", Volume Up & Down is used for scrolling. But which button is referred to as Ok or Home Key to select? As far as I know, the Menu Key, ...
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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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Private keys cannot be verified in recovery

I am trying to sign zip packages before flashing them in recovery. By using the test keys by Google, the zip can be verified and flashed successfully. However, when I try to sign using my private ...
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How to create an update.zip file that can copy & rename a file?

Here's exactly what I'm looking for - I need an 'update.zip' file that can copy a file (example): /system/framework/file-to-copy.apk to another folder: /system/ and then it would rename the ...
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downloading 'boot.img' while using fastboot to copy ra recovery

In the process of attempting to get Cyanogen MOD onto my HTC Hero. I rooted it successfully, and can connect with ADB. I restarted the phone with the back key held down and get the fastboot screen. ...
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Difference between formatting & wipe

Is there any difference in "wipe" (from the recovery mod) and factory reset from the android OS? Does factory reset/wipe remove the custom ROM? I need to know because after doing the "ALL wipe" from ...
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HTC Desire: Recovery Mode just shows 'Broken Phone' symbol

I'm trying to install the CyanogenMod on my HTC desire. I've temporarily routed it an downloaded the ClockworkMod Recovery and the CyanogenMod with the RomManager app. Everything seems fine. However ...
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jellybean android phone bricked after installing xposed installer and a custom font

my o+ 8.91 android phone just have been bricked after installing fonter and xposed installer and when after rebooting, my phone just flashes its logo. my phone is rooted for so long and this is the ...
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Clear Dalvik cache partition on Samsung Galaxy S4

I am using a samsung galaxy s4 (jfltevzw) using baseband VRUFNC5, and it wont allow me to install clockwork or twrp... is there any way i can clear my dalvik cache without using a recovery, just by ...
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Can't install gapps - getting installation aborted

I've got Lollipop AOSP on a Nexus 5 and am trying to install the gapps but I keep getting an installation aborted messages. These are the steps I'm performing: 1) Download a gapps package I've tried ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 verizon stuck in bootloop

This is my device info: What forums refer to my phone as: JFLTEVZW Name that comes on box: Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon SCH-I545 Carrier: Verizon Unlocked: Yes Root: When my phone was working, Yes I ...
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Fastboot cannot flash recovery partition

I recently tried to upload a recovery to my Tracer Oxygen GS 3, but now it starts up, shows the Tracer logo and reboots the phone. I can enter into fastboot and flash system, chache, boot, and ...
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Would an android device pass the boot screen/enter recovery without build.prop?

Is it possible to start up an android device without build.prop? Is it even possible to use stock recovery without build.prop?
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Need comands to enter recovey mode or enable usb debugging in a device with broken screen and buttons

I need to find somehow to make my Razr HD boot into fastboot mode or rather recovery mode trgouh a command from pc. Its screen broken and black, no touch as well, power button and sound buttons broken ...
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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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How to install/swap Recovery on Redmi 1S, running on CM11

I had install TWRP on Redmi 1S (while running on stock MIUI ROM) and I installed CM11 ROM. It is running fine. My question is 1) How do I upgrade the TWRP with latest version? 2) How to I change ...