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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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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Locked on stock recovery software?

Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.
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Can't flash OTA file using TeamWin Recovery on HTC One

I have HTC One, with custom recovery, bootloader unlocked, and rooted. I got the OTA by from Settings - Software Update. After downloading, I wanted to flash the ZIP file in Recovery mode. But when I ...
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Getting back my sms from broken screen of Samsung N8000 (china phone)?

My phone is Samsung N8000 (China Phone), It has keypad and it is touch screen, the screen is not working anymore, I dropped it last 3 days ago, but then the keypad is properly functioning, I want to ...
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SMS Recovery For Android (o+ 8.37)

how do i recover my messages? i accidentally factory reset my phone and it flushed all the stuffs in my internal memory and along those stuffs are important messages. please i really need help on how ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...
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Screwed up Recovery, can't update rom

I have a y536. I screwed up the recover trying to install cwm and twrp. Any time I try to boot into recovery it goes into fastboot. Basically I have fastboot and the OS working but not recovery. I ...
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Backup from recovery

After trying to install an OTA update, I'm stuck in recovery mode (system won't boot). I'd like to know if I got any way to backup my datas (Contacts / SMSs / Enventually applications) from recovery ...
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formatted phone storage. Is phone dead? How to revive?

i booted my android phone to enter into fastboot mode and connected to PC by USB. Then a dialog box appeared to format the disk (internal storage memory i hope). I accidently clicked Format ...
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Fastboot kernel command line parameters

I wanted to use the recovery.img without actually flashing it in my phone. However, when I give fastboot boot recovery.img or fastboot boot recovery recovery.img in my machine, it shows downloading ...
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chown system:system * at /

Accidentally executed this command in / in recovery. In X-Plore most of subfolders of / disappeared. Tried to fix using fix permissions. Haven't helped.Then tried to fix using chown root:root and ...
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No clockwork mod phone brick

I installed app called nobloat and must have deleted something I wasn't supposed to because now my phone won't boot up past the 4g logo...The phone does go into download mode as well as system ...
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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My LGG2 is stuck in fastboot and not showing up on the PC

I have tried to add Cyanogen Mod 12 to my LGG2 and flashed my recovery and now it is stuck in fast boot. I have looked everywhere nobody has an answer the phone does not come up on my computer as a ...
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“Locking” a Samsung Bootloader

In order to prevent cold-boot attacks against an encrypted Android filesystem, it has been recommended to keep your bootloader locked at all times with the original factory recovery installed. The ...
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How do i Update my encrypted phone (CyanogenMod 12)?

I want to encrypt my phone (Xperia M). It has CyanogenMod 12 with cyanogenmod recovery. Wanted to know if I could update it the normal way, flashing through recovery, or some other way.
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Recovery that does not use touch?

I have an HTC M8 One. The digitiser has failed. HTC won't accept the repair since I have rooted the phone. I'd like to unroot and return to stock but all of the recoveries I have found, or, the ...
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APP - Root/unroot any device from the app, no PC required [duplicate]

I am a newbie with Android programming, quite franckly, I dont even know half the basics, but so far I have create an app and is in the making, it can either apply a temporary root or a permanent root ...
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Data recovery from galaxy s duos 2 gt-S7582 [duplicate]

I deleted my photos from my samsang galaxy s duos 2 gt-s7582 which was in internal memory. Now I want to recover it. plz help me. NB my phone is unrooted
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how to flash my memopad me170c without droidboot

i try to flash my device but fast boot recovery bricked now i cant open droid boot or android Os. when i try to power on device an USB logo show in the screen and device powered off in 1 second. in my ...
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recovery mode pixel p5800 .which button is “enter key”?

In the pixel p5800 gamepad, when you're in "Recovery Mode", Volume Up & Down is used for scrolling. But which button is referred to as Enter Key to select? I could not find the "Enter Key" that I ...
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How to deal with link2sd?

I installed link to sd and moved apps without creating the 2nd partition , do I must unistall my apps (I can't move them to internal storage),If I can do a recovery please tell me how!
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China phone after factory restart in recovery mode stuck on formating data

Can´t get to recovery mode, can´t connect via USB becouse it still rebooting. And it says Fromating /data.... mount system/ error Can somebody help me?
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How to install cwm recovery in non-supported device karbonn titanium s5 plus

I have Karbonn Titanium s5 plus.I want to install cwm recovery but my phone model is not supported.how to install cwm recovery in it??? Also, can I install it without using pc?anybody can give link of ...
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesnt find my xiaomi mi3

So a few days ago i finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiamo mi3 td. I found a android 5 Lollipop rom (by ivan) and thought that i test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so good, ...
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Get HTC Desire HD into recovery / fastboot / adb with dead volume keys

So my friend tried installing a custom rom on his phone resulting in bricking it. He gave it to me to try to fix it. The phone is a HTC Desire HD with physically broken volume buttons, so I can't get ...
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samsung S3 I9300 no recovery no boot and odin fails to flash

I have Samsung S3 GT-I9300 It was working fine but suddenly, I turned it on and It is stuck on the Samsung LOGO forever. It doesn't go to recovery mode when pressing HOME+VOL UP+POWER. But I can ...
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Micromax Bolt a075 Custom Recovery [duplicate]

Custom recovery for Micromax bolt a075 I don't find any custom recovery for my device. I installed ROM manager but it shows that "We don't support your device yet". Please help me finding unofficial ...
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(SP Flash Tool) Recovery.img file too large and causes region overlap message. Safe to Proceed?

I am trying to root my Micromax Canvas Colors 2 A120 running KitKat 4.4.2 using the SP Flash Tools. During the flashing of a recovery after selecting the Scatter File for my device (I created the ...
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Installing TWRP on Xperia running CM11

I've got an Xperia Z2 running CM11, and would like to switch to TWRP as my recovery. TWRP's website has the instructions I followed for this device. It states that "if you install current CM10 and ...
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Does flashing a recovery only affect the system?

I am trying to get my stock recovery back so as, I could install my updates 5.0.1 on my nexus 5. I flashed my recovery from TWRP to stock recovery but my phone is now looping on boot animation screen. ...
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Cannot boot into CWM Recovery after installing it

I have LG Optimus G Pro. I have installed CWM Recovery using ROM manager, and had booted into recovery. Although I had taken the proper steps, it still shows the default recovery. I even bought the ...
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Stuck at android recovery mode

I mount r/w on Root Explorer and I forgot to mount it back to r/o then I accidentally reboot my phone now it is stuck in android recovery mode. What am I supposed to do?
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htc desire 816w stock recovery

does anyone have the stock recovery for HTC desire 816w they can share with me. I've searched all the known forums and can't find any.
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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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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 [duplicate]

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 [duplicate]

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 ...