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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“Signature Verification Failed” when flashing stock ROM

When booting into recovery mode and installing a ROM zip from my SDcard, it first says I need to mount my /sdcard (when it is mounted), and then it says "signature verification failed", despite my ...
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I always get this window and I can't do anything

I got an Android phone, And when I turn on the phone, I always see this window. I would like to use it, but I don’t know, how I can fix it. Somebody could send some link about the probleme and how ...
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Android boot architecture compared to desktop boot process

After reading this answer and pointing article: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device? My Samsung S3 have CyanogenMod installed. There is probability while installing custom ...
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How to fix recovery mode

I cant go in recovery mode I try the combinations and it not work I always rebooted and bypass the recovery how to fix this
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Removing encryption from recovery

I'm running CyanogenMod 12 nightly on my G900T (klte). Everything works great except for the default encryption password, which causes my phone to boot loop. I've formatted data and done factory ...
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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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Huawei Y330 bricked

I have a problem with my y330 device, I rooted my phone and then I tried to install CWM but when I rebooted my phone, it started to reboot gain and again and I can`t enter the recovery. What can I do? ...
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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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Go to recovery mode on device without volume key

Is there a universal way to enter recovery mode on an Android device with only one turn on/off button? I have a tablet (Navon Raptor 7) like this and I can't figure it out. An other problem is that ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy W I9150

I bricked my fone whilst trying to install gapps from recovery. Now i get the "setup wizard has stopped unexpectedly"message. it just loops and i can't access any other function of the fone. I have ...
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Mount errors in recovery mode (Moto E)

I was downgrading my moto e from soak test lollipop 5.0.2 to android KitKat. Now I am stuck at the boot loader screen and device doesn't boot up. On going to recovery mode I see And after clicking ...
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SafeStrap wont re-install on galaxy s5? (read full story)

So i had originally safestrap already installed, and tried to flash a custom rom. but because I have the shittiest luck on the planet, I hard bricked my rom slot. so I just plugged in to PC and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9506) “Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again”

So the other day I was trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-19506) by usin Odin or something. Not really sure was i was doing, but i followed a guide i found on youtube. I got my phone into ...
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CM Simple Recovery refuses to install zips

Hi I've tried many times signing with signapk.jar and the testkeys but the recovery does not accept the signature. Can you point me the exact certs I need to use or the rigth procedure?
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Galaxy S4 stuck in recovery mode

I entered the recovery mode through a power menu app. (My phone is rooted). Now I'm stuck in the recovery mode because the power button is defective, and it seems that it is the only way to select an ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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data vanished from Vault application

I checked in one of the applications I have known as vault after a long period of time. I expected all my data to be stored in it. I was shocked to find no data in it. I subsequently opened my gallery ...
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Android black screen(no response for all action)

I flashed nexus 5 boot image into my project tango, and device is turned off and become unresponsive to all actions. Is there anyway to recover system image or turn on device? (Power button not ...
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SIM card not detecting and imei null after flashing recovery (intex aqua i5-not i5 HD)

I wanted to flash custom ROM . Before that I flashed a custom recovery img. Then I tried flashing custom ROM zip file using flashify. It said flashing completed and reboot to continue. When ...
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Applications crash on boot after wiping cache partition

I cleared my cache partition from Recovery Mode on my Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android Lollipop 5.0 and when I restarted my device, it showed a black screen with error messages of applications not ...
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How can I enter Fastboot or Recovery mode on the eSTAR X35?

My eSTAR X35 is stuck in a bootloop and I can't reach fastboot mode. How can I get there or into Recovery mode?
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Recover from incompatible kernel

I have an old Evo 4g lte that I play with (it's not my primary device) and I got my self into a tough spot. I am currently S-on, and used flashkernelgui to change to the haunted kernel. I tried ...
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Phone boots only to recovery

I have two Sprint/LG Optimus Elite phones, both with the stock rom/unrooted and with both of which seem to have the same exact problem. This problem being the inability to boot to Android. Both phones ...
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HTC One M7-rooting problem

I have been rooting HTC M7 as with provided info on this forum, and have stuck in the step not entering recovery mode. Did unlocked the phone, downloaded CWM latest version via ADB & fastboot. ...
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Power button is not working and device got stuck in recovery kernel.Device is not rooted

I am very new to this forum. I searched everywhere but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I really appreciate it if you can help me as I am a total noob in android. Previously my power button was ...
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Tab 10.1 stuck in recovery mode

I have been experiencing an issue with my Galaxy Tab 10.1 for some time. It will not shut completely off, it just restarts as soon as it goes off. Lately it goes through restart every time an app is ...
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accidentally uninstalled important apps

I just rooted my Micromax a120(kitkat) and in order to increase my internal storage i accidentally removed some important software like google drive, system up date ,file manager etc. Now my phone is ...
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how to recover from boot loop?

I used kingoroot to root my phone. After completion of the process it had to reboot.Then it entered a boot loop. the phone restarts automatically and samsung galaxy GT i8262 logo appears and again ...
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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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rename “Build - Copy.prop” to “Build.prop” in recovery mode

I want to remove the changes i'v made in the "Build.prop" so i deleted it and restarted the Phone but forgot to rename the backup, now my phone is softbricked. Help me please
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Micromax A63 Factory Reset Error

I tried to factory reset my device which was stuck on boot loop. But now it's stuck on an animated android logo. When I try to enter recovery mode it's showing same image. That image sometimes show an ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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Philz touch 6 stuck in recovery mode

I recently installed philz touch 6 recovery on my galaxy tab 3 lite, with the main purpose of rooting. When I downloaded it over ODIN it was fine, and booted into recovery. Now, when I try to boot ...
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what will happen to built in apps in galaxy note 1 n7000 after hard reset such as s pen?

my gt n7000 is getting slow, sometimes it restarts by itself and some application close by itself. i presumed the low device memory was behind all f this.i want to ask if hard reset will solve my ...