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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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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Simple exit to “downloading don't turn off target ” downloading mode

As a curious newbie I went into downloading mode in my Samsung Galaxy S3 by pressing Vol down+center Home+power button. After that I got options to press Vol up key to continue and Vol down key to ...
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Install Google Play Store on ROM without Google apps

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 and flashed SlimKat's 4.4 ROM and it has no Google Play. When I downloaded GAPPS, it says "Cannot open file" when attempting to open. How can I install the gapps.zip?
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Can not update to lollipop due to TWRP recovery

I use Nexus 7 2012 wifi version. I rooted the device and installed TWRP recovery on it when it was on 4.4.4. Now the lollipop update of 5.0.2 is available to install, whenever I download the update ...
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How to recover an Android phone if the Launcher has been mistakenly quarantined?

I am using an Android phone with Root access. I have an app called App Quarantine ROOT/FREEZE, which can freeze or quarantine unwanted apps in Android. I mistakenly use this app to quarantine the ...
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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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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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How to enable USB Debugging in Android if forgotten pattern for screen-unlock?

I want to use some third party software to clear my device's screen unlock pattern which I forgot. They require USB debugging enabled but I don't have it enabled in my Android. How do I turn on USB ...
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Does adb reboot recovery require unlock?

I want to remove the LG G3 overshapening thing as instructed here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/orig-development/kernel-chupachups-kernel-t2943339 To do so I need to reboot in recovery ...
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Password for recovery mode

how to put a password to enter android recovery mode? I want to have high security so that no one formats my phone without a password even in recovery mode.
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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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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: Booting into recovery. Connecting to PC via USB cable. Sending the command fastboot -i ...
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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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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 do I revert back to stock recovery after unrooting on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I need to update my Nvidia Shield Tablet (running Android 5.0.1) to the latest version so that I can check if it contains a faulty battery type. To update I presume that I needed to remove root ...
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Can't mount Android device in recovery mode using MTP

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5, (SC-04F), and unfortunately there was some error when installing a new ROM. Now, it only boots into recovery mode. I am trying to connect by USB so I can copy over ...
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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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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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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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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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Serious issue of ADB auto exiting

ADB always exits by itself causing (many times) almost wiping my data folder on PC instead of /data on Android. It does this even while I'm typing commands (!) as if there is a timer that makes it ...
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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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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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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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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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How to access internal memory of android device with a broken display and without root permission?

My Samsung Galaxy Grand has a broken display. I need to access my media files( Photos and Videos ) from the internal memory of the device. What I have tried - Tried with Samsung KIES. tried to ...
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ZTE N9130 Speed

How can I get my ZTE Speed out of FTM mode if I can't take my battery out? I have tried restarting the phone but the screen will not come on and the red light is staying on.