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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Boot HTC Desire S into recovery mode without power button

Hi Android Enthusiasts, The power button of my HTC Desire S is broken (no response whatsoever), so I have to connect my phone to a usb cable to get it out of stand-by mode. I understood that with a ...
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How to recover Galaxy S4 from unrequested ADB recovery mode state?

Last night, my wife turned the sound down on her factory default Verizon Galaxy S4 by Samsung, then later plugged it in at home and it showed a dark screen with the battery charging indicator. This ...
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What can I load from Android system recovery <3e>?

TL;DR: Can you load an OS image or new bootloader or anything useful from the recovery menu's "apply update from external storage" option? My 10" Toshiba Thrive AT100 stopped working a while ago. ...
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Droid X does not boot past the red Motorola logo possibly due to water damage

I have a Motorola Droid X that will not boot past the red Motorola logo. I've tried almost every possible combination of buttons to get into recovery mode, all to no avail. Aside from the combo to get ...
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Android won't start. It keeps showing Samsung Galaxy logo

It keeps showing the logo and doesn't get into Android. What do you recommend me to do? I've tried hard reset, it didn't work. (click image to enlarge)
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LG Optimus L5 e610 randomly reboots

I have got the phone of my sister in law. It is a LG Optimus L5 e610. While trying to flash CM it has been bricked. It is constantly rebooting after media scanning. It reboots even in the bootloader ...
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Ainol Novo 10 Hero 2 bricked?

Attempting to update my Novo 10 Hero 2 appears to have gone seriously wrong somewhere along the line, to the point the device won't boot and appears completely dead. The computer isn't recognising it ...
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CWM Recovery mode menu does not show up, stucks at red screen

I have Karbonn A5+ phone. I did not find any tuts online tailor made for this model A5"+"', though I found very great resource for Karbonn A5, which I presumed that must be same as A5+ but just with ...
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Use nvflash to install recovery compatible with CM10.1

I have a Dell Streak 7 that had some sort of weird "read only" glitch from the factory. I recently was able to successfully get CM10.1 on it using the files and instructions (nvflash bat file) found ...
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How to re-install Android onto Nexus 7 tablet

I recently was messing around with my Nexus 7 tablet and erased everything on it. The only two things I can do now is turn it on and see an android man stand there forever or hold the power + volume ...
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Keys don't work properly in the recovery menu (HTC Wildfire S)

For some reason, my friend's HTC Wildfire S starts with the recovery menu. That wouldn't be a problem if I could get out of it. However, the buttons don't work properly. Key "volume up" should go up ...
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Broken recovery mod!

My Sk17i phone(Mini pro) is rooted. And used CWM to install a custom "Unlimited" Rom, then restarted after installation. And now my handset keeps boot-looping. After I tried to fast boot, before ...
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How to understand failure cause from Android system recovery?

My phone stopped working(it freezes on Samsung logo when restarting) one day. I'm tring to figure out possible cause using Android system recovery. That what I see MBR checksum Error Moviinand ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread ...
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Unable to update Galaxy S3 Android after flashing CWM

I just unboxed a Samsung Galaxy S3 and immediately, before first boot, rooted it installing CWM Recovery and SuperSU. I found it to be not the best idea, becuase I forgot to launch the Samsung update ...
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fastboot flash recovery doesn't work on HTC Desire

I'm trying to update ClockworkMod recovery on HTC Desire. Fastboot recognizes the device: $fastboot devices HT03PPL04520 fastboot But flash recovery fails: $fastboot flash recovery ...
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Motorola Defy wont boot asks for update.zip

I have put myself into some trouble. My defy wont boot. I have gone to the Android recovery console and have a few options there. I option is apply sdcard:update.zip can someone explain me what this ...
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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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Tegra2 device, Preparing for entering recovery mode

I have a 10" Android Tablet which is based on NVIDIA Tegra2 (Ventana) chip (boot image shows something like: GO MOVIL, Conectate Sin Limites). It comes with Android 3.2 and works fine, and I would ...
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bootloop without power button

I have a Nexus S which sadly has a broken power button. This means I cannot do anything in recovery mode. Recently, after downgrading from a Cyanogenmod 10.1 nightly to and experimental build, it got ...
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Error when trying to use adb shell in recovery mode

I have a Chinese phone which I've been unable to install ClockworkMod on. I decided to try booting into recovery mode to manually backup/restore the system partition. However, if I plug my phone into ...
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How can I get a recovery mode on my Xperia device (which has no /recovery/ partition)?

As a developer, I need to flash custom recovery like ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP. I have a Sony Xperia L, But I found out that Xperia devices are not supported by these custom recoveries as they ...
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how to install stock rom from recovery?

first I saw my phone is off and then I tried to turn it on but it hanged on Galaxy note welcome page, so I do Factory reset ,wipe cache and Dalvik cache and System, but while I want to reboot from ...
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Booting into recovery mode shows blue Recovery Booting text, then gets stuck with a black screen

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 / XXUBMGA I am on djembey's pre-rooted slim XXUBMGA. Recovery Mode does not work for me. From OFF mode, I press Vol Up+Home+Power. Then, I see a small blue ...
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SD Card messed up

I had recently partitioned my SDCARD to work with my phone. Added an EXT4 and FAT32 partitions. After a power failure the data got corrupted. I can still see it but it's not the same as before. I've ...