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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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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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

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 ...
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How to install/swap Recovery on Redmi 1S, running on CM11

I had install TWRP on Redmi 1S (while running on stock MIUI ROM) and I installed CM11 ROM. It is running fine. My question is 1) How do I upgrade the TWRP with latest version? 2) How to I change ...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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Trying to flash CWM but fastboot hangs at “writing 'recovery'…”

I'm trying to flash my Coolpad 8865u (Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo). I unlocked fastboot and fastboot oem device-info confirms this. However when I try to flash CWM the prompt on my shell hangs at "writing ...
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Device boot loop in sony logo and no flashmode access

I've got a xperia sp, unlocked bootloader device. I've installed CWM recovery. Recently I tried to install CM 11 and I changed the update binary file since I couldn't flash the rom due to set_metadata ...
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reboot samsung gt-i9000

My Samsung gt-i9000 got a problem,pls help... When i press the power on button, the recovery mode automatically appear even i have not do the hard reset.. wipe cache partition and factory reset was ...
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Unable to get in Recovery Mode in AllWinner A23 tablet

I have a AllWinner A23 tablet with dual-core arm cortex-a7 1.5ghz + arm mali 400mp2 gpu. The tablet has only 3 buttons (1 power button and 2 volume buttons). I have tried by all sort of means to get ...
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Is there a recovery for the gionee82_cwet_kk motherboard?

I have a rooted AllView Viper I updated to KitKat (4.4.2), and when I flashed the wrong recovery it bricked itself. I need a link to any working recovery for this motherboard/phone. Once I have that, ...
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Revert to normal recovery mode from CWM recovery mode

I am using Micromax Canvas 2.2. I wanted to install a custom ROM on it, so I backed up the the original ROM (normally, without using CWM recovery). After that, I installed CWM recovery mode on it. ...
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“can't open /tmp/sideload/package.zip”

A friend of mine has a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5839i and since she was having troble with her internal storage, I rooted her phone and installed Link2sd so that she could move and delete APPs at her ...
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adb reboot recovery no longer workiing

MY tablet was on bootloop using android sdk adb reboot recovery solved the problem now mY tablet is back on bootloop adb reboot recovery just reboot to bootloop i can not access the recovery menu ...
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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 Recover From Bootloop after installing fonts, dont have custom recovery and stock rom?

I am using Panasonic T11, it is rooted but do not have custom recovery mode like CWM, My problem is: after installing a custom font my device stucked in bootloop, i have adb, but i dont know how to ...
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How to execute “reboot recovery” in recovery mode?

I need to run "reboot recovery" while in Android recovery mode without using PC. My recovery didn't accept recovery parameter "recovery". adb reboot recovery - reboots recovery to recovery. rom ...
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Safestrap app won't run after installing recovery — “Unfortunately, Safestrap has stopped”

I can install Safestrap 3.72 (Safestrap-JFLTE-3.72-kk-B01.apk) and then install and use the custom recovery without a hitch. However, once the custom recovery has been installed and the phone is ...
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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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Sudden Encryption, No recovery mode

My girlfriend's phone (A Samsung Galaxy SII) is now stuck at an encryption screen. When you turn it on it wants a password, problem being we never encrypted the phone. It was rooted, if that matters. ...
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Lenovo A376 gives only a blackscreen on boot and options are frozen on recovery

My aobve said lenovo smart phone it's not booting. When I try to login to the recovery mode, it shows the screen and then android bot with a red error mark. After a while, trying the volume up/down ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Hard Bricked

SPH-L710 Virgin Mobile Flashed from MOAR to Stock SGS3 ROM I flashed a ROM and I wanted to get back into recovery mode to flash a zip file using ROM TOOL BOX and when I did that it never turned on ...
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Unable to enter recovery mode & download mode

I was formatting my Alcatel OT 918N from recovery mode. After deleting cache partition and wiping data from recovery mode I restarted my phone but then it went in an infinite boot loop i.e. it starts ...
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Which filesystems get overwritten when applying a ROM?

I'd like to better understand the process of writing a ROM (a zip package) to my Android phone. Checking with adb shell, the following filesystems are mounted on my phone: rootfs / rootfs ...
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HTC Desire C is stuck at the first screen of start up

I have a HTC Desire C and when booting it gets stuck and shows this message: This build is for development purposes only. Do not distribute outside of HTC without HTC's written permission. ...
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dumped recovery is corrupted

I'm following his tutorial in order to port CWM for the samsung galaxy s3 mini I-8200 that has not been ported yet. I've done: $ adb shell shell@android:/ $ ls -al ...
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How to return SAMSUNG GT-S5670 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread?

I have SAMSUNG GT-S5670, and I had android version Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, but I wanted updated it to Android 4.4. Kitkat. I download on computer Cyanogen Mod and Google Apps package. I put it on ...
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Xperia Go: Boot into Recovery Mode [duplicate]

First time messing with Android OS/ROM I have a Sony Xperia Go (ST27i with Android 4.1.2) I aiming to deploy the latest kitkat ROM for this phone ...
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Enabling adb via recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm using a HTC One S (Ville C2) with TWRP as the recovery image, however I currently cannot see anything on the screen because the screen is cracked. I'm trying to recover the data inside the phone ...
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How do I install a custom recovery on a Note 3 from OS X?

I have a Note 3. I want to install CyanogenMod on it, so I will need a custom recovery. My computer is OS X. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_hlte says: If you've applied the 4.4.x ...
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How can I recover data from my android tablet?

My brother had some important data on his android tablet. Unfortunately the touch screen on this android tablet (Azpen model A700) is no longer responding. I would like to put the data on my pc before ...
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Accessing data while switched off/in reboot loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and it is stuck in an endless reboot loop. It will not completely load up, just keep rebooting. I have tried everything else I could find on the internet but nothing ...