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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My phone keeps restarting on its own

So this morning I saw my phone behave strangely. It would turn itself off and then try to turn on, and after a couple of attempts it would. Then it remains stable for some time and it is off again and ...
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Bricked Asus Zenfone 5

I just bricked my Zenfone 5 (yes, I am dumb) and I can't get into recovery (blinking battery with question mark on screen when I try to) and can't boot (for like 5 hours) and my phone was rooted. Is ...
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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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Can't boot into custom recovery on Cyanogenmod 12.1

After installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my LG G2 (d800) I'm unable to boot into custom recovery. If I use Cyanogen to boot into recovery, my phone just turns off and I can't turn it on for several ...
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my file manager uninstalled accidentally

i have xolo a500s jellybean version cellphone...i give root access... and by accidentally my file manager uninstalled... and i have a backup apk of my file manager...i try to install it but after some ...
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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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FastBoot recovery failed: partition 'recovery' not support flash

My mobile is Lenovo S920 running official Android OS 4.4.2. I am trying to install cwm recovery through fastboot. I tried executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img But I am ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Many custom recoveries, like TWRP, have an option to use compression when creating nandroid backups. By default, this option is typically disabled. Is it safe to use the compression option? Are the ...
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how to fix permissions on soft bricked phone

I accidentally used root explorer to remove execute permissions from the system folder of my chinese phone (x Tigi A7) android 4.4.4, my phone is stuck in a boot loop, it powers on directly to the ...
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XPeria L stuck in bootloop after flashing Ressurrection Remix ROM

Folks, I unlocked the bootloader and rooted my XPeria L without problems, I then installed TWRP, made a complete backup and tried flashing the Ressurrection Remix ROM. But the phone doesn't boot up ...
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Black screen with system information

I have Prestigio Multipad WIZE 3047 3G. On Tuesday evening something went wrong and I got black screen with some system checks (see picture). Tablet warmed very fast and didn't respond to pressing ...
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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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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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LG G2 TWRP And Doesnt Opening

I changed my bootloader to Kitkat. And installed kitkat baseband when I in Android 5.1.1 with TWRP. After updated TWRP. Finally I rebooted my recovery, and power off my phone. Now, my device's ...
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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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Storex 805 softbricked?

I actually have a storex 805 (android tab, JellyBean) that seems to be bricked. When I start it the normal way it endlessly loads. When I press Volume+ and POWER, it ends up on a screen with a dead ...
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how to add a custom lock for the recovery and/or bootloader?

Unlocking the bootloader and/or the recovery is very popular discussion across many devices. But doing so exposes a very obvious and inevitable issue with security! An unlocked recovery means that no ...
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Hot to bypass rsa fingerprint in adb

I have a G3 with a cracked screen/digitizer screen doesn't not work i have twrp installed and phone it rooted and want to connect to it though adb but am not verified with rsa. Is there anyway to ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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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My phone stuck after formating in Recovery mode

I was trying to install a custom rom in my Walton Primo X2 ( rebranded version of Gionee E6 ). I tried the below steps and my phone got stuck like shown in the image. Please help me to recover this. ...
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No way to access recovery menu in android china tablet

My Quest tablet is accidentally locked yesterday it asking for gmail and password but i forgot the gmail id and password.So after a long search i found lots of things such as unlocking tablet pattern ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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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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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: ...
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesn't find my Xiaomi Mi3

So a few days ago I finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiaomi Mi3 td. I found an Android 5 Lollipop ROM (by ivan) and thought that I test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so ...
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ADB Doesn't recognize device when on Clockwork Recovery Mode

I'm trying to install another rom on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and when in the Clockwork Recovery Mode, the ADB quits recognizing the phone. When I boot to the SO, the pc normally recognizes it, I gave ...
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Problem in wiping cache partition?

I'm a moto g first gen user on 5.0.2 and I want to clear my cache. I've done it before on kitkat, and I've had no problem. But now, I'm having a problem. After pressing the volume down and power ...
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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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Lost root when phone rebooted - can't get to download mode only Android system recovery

I have had my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, Android 4.4.2) rooted for a while (can't remember exactly how I did it now) but last night I exhausted the battery and when I charged and powered back ...
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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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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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How to get pass FTM on my ZTE Android mobile device trying to turn on?

My ZTE Android Edition by SFR, StarAddict is unable to turn on. I cannot get pass the Android logo. I have long pressed on Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time but it only ended me up at ...
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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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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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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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Phone doesn't start. USB Debug is off, can't connect pc for recovery

I have a Huawei Ideos X5 phone. It is rooted. When I took the battery out and restarted it the other day, it didn't open: the device starts, shows the "Ice Cream Sandwich" logo – and there it stays ...
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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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Why is custom recovery a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM?

I have read in many guides that before flashing, we need to have a custom recovery like CWM installed. I am not able to understand why is this a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM. Can I flash a ...
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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 ...