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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Micromax A88 screen flashes white after booting in recovery mode

I tried rooting my Android phone (Micromax A88) using Kingo Root for Windows. After rooting, I got root permissions, but recovery mode got corrupted. After booting in recovery, screen just flashes ...
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Internal Storage 0B,Data wipe,Cache wipe Failed

I have a THOMSON MID 1002 tablet. I flashed the stock ROM twice successfully a long ago. Now, I've faced the following problem all of a sudden- Whenever I shut it down, it restarts and resets the ...
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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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Bootloader physical location on Nexus 5

Is the bootloader located on the motherboard? Or is it on another module? I have a water-damaged Nexus 5 that produces different results when swapping modules. On my device it doesn't turn on, if I ...
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change android recovery language

Accidentaly brick recovery mode on my cell (Star B943 MTK6589 quad core with Android 4.1.2), so I reinstall my recovery.img from backup (Android system recovery 3e) using mobileuncle tools. Worked ...
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How to install new Recovery image from .img file

I recently found that I could upgrade to the new CWM touch recovery version for my EVO 4g! However, to do this through the ROM manager app or get it directly onto the phone at all, it required a ...
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Can I access user data on my phone that can no longer mount efs, system, cache, etc. on its own?

My Galaxy Note 2 decided to reboot this morning but failed to get past the logo. Entering recovery mode, I am greeted with messages such as: E:failed to mount /efs (No such file or directory) E:...
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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did ...
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No recovery. So can't reset

I am having a Chinese MTK android phone. I surfed the net to find a way to install custom recovery CWM(ClockWorkMod) but after flashing it I can't no longer boot into recovery so can't even flash ...
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Galaxy S not responsive after an aborted firmware update

I just bought this Samsung Galaxy S, installed the Kies software, then it automatically downloaded an update for my phone. I plugged in my phone and it began the update. After a few seconds the ...
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how can we import contact from lost mobile to new mobile [closed]

i lost my samsung android mobile, now i bought a new samsung android. Let me know how to get recovery of contacts in my new mobile.
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Loding file on recovery mod

I really need to know how to load .zip files on the recovery TWRP. Because I did a system wipe without previously do a flash of the new ROM. There's a way to put the ROM on the phone even without any ...
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TWRP patching /system

I recently flashed a stock system image to take an OTA update and have only booted to TWRP since. (I didn't flash it) I did root, though. When I was browsing /system I found that reboot-from-recovery....
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Flashed wrong recovery on a QTAB with no bootloader or fastboot. What can I do?

Hey guys I was just tinkering, and it was stupid of me not to take a backup of any kind. Anyway, QTAB doesn't have a bootloader or fastboot menu. When I try adb reboot bootloader or fastboot, it goes ...
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Device lose root access after installing SU .zip update from stock recovery

I rooted my device, Samsung Galaxy S3, by connecting my device to pc via usb, and one-click-root with KingROOT application(on my pc). It automatically install a superuser on my device, but it's not ...
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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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Can I hard brick my phone by installing a custom rom

I want to install cyanogenmod on my phone from recovery (TWRP) but I was afraid it hard bricks my phone. I am not independent and hard bricking my phone means my parents need to but a new one soooo... ...
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White Screen on Note 2, cannot flash and cannot access recovery mode

Tried to do factory reset from phone settings but now only a white screen appears. I cannot access recovery mode but I can access download mode. Tried to flash it with odin but it seems the PIT table ...
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CWM won't update

I'm trying to install CM11 to my Galaxy Note N7000.. I managed to install CWM v5.8.1.8 using download mode.. But couldn't update it using download mode! heimdall show that installation is OK, but ...
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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.
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How to simulate keypress event in recovery mode via adb?

I know it's possible to simulate a keypress event in Android via adb using a command like: adb shell input keyevent 24 The command above will trigger a Volume Key Up event, for example. My problem ...
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can't use adb shell in recovery mode

I have a china tablet named Quest. I have accidentally repeated pattern lock more than 5 times. Now I have also forgotten the email address. So for a factory-reset of my tablet I simply booted it ...
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Micromax Canvas HD A116 No Command Error in Recovery Mode

Hi I have a rooted MMX Canvas HD A116. I installed CWM recovery on this phone using the Mobile Uncle Tools. but when boot into recovery mode I get a no command error with a dead android icon. then i ...
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How to Disable File Verification while installing Cyanogen in Nexus One

When I try to install CyanogenMod through ClockworkMod Recovery process I get the following error, ‘failed to verify whole-file signature’. I followed WikiLink for Cyanogen for carrying out the ...
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Moto g2 display not working but led always turned on

My moto g2 turned off while using with 70% battery.. now its display is not working now but led light is always on.... vibrations works while long pressing power button.... sometimes notifications ...
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Where to put supersu zip file while rooting HTC One M8

I'm following the instructions at http://htc-one.wonderhowto.com/how-to/unlock-bootloader-root-your-htc-one-m8-0154444/ and have found a stage where I don't have enough information, which is at Step 9 ...
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My Phone Stuck in boot screen How to recover?

I am using micromax canvas hd A116. I tried to install Custom ROM and I installed safely. After 1 Week I tried to reset my phone using factory reset under settings. After that my phone is not ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

I was trying to install NightOwl cm12.1 Android 5.1.1 Beta 5 build for my Galaxy Note 1 N7000. I followed all the installation instruction on that ROM's thread. I flashed philz CWM 5.15.0. And now I'm ...
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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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How to undelete photos in a Samsung galaxy S4 active? [duplicate]

How to undelete photos in a Samsung galaxy S4 active? I have deleted a folder on the phone with pictures in it and I would really like get them back. Not on SD card but in the phones memory.
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Can't reset Android tablet into factory setting

I'm trying to factory reset my Android tablet but I can't get it to work. I have tried to press power and volume down to make the device go to boot configuration but it only shows the Android logo and ...
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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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Need to recover android system for soft bricked Onda v919 4G

I have an Onda v919 4G that I messed with and broke. I changed a line in the /system/etc/parameters file. I wanted the system to use my SD card (256 Gb) as the primary storage device for my apps and ...
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Blu Dash JR K locked-out; “Yes” confirmation option to reset is not present in recovery mode

I have my sister's Blu Dash JR K at the moment. She forgot her lock screen pattern, and there is not an option to recover via Gmail. Phone comes with stock recovery. when I go there and try to apply ...
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Installing TWRP over CWM

in order to upgrade my encrypted cyanogenmod installation i need to use the TWRP recovery instead of the CWM. i have already tried multiple ways to flash TWRP recovery including ROM Manager but it ...
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Recovery mode shows Android with ! mark after I flashed a recovery

I installed Clockworkmod recovery with command fastboot.exe flash recovery a.img, then tried to enter it via boot-loader and it worked. Then I installed another one with fastboot.exe flash recovery ...
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Upgrading galaxy s2 GT-I9100T 4.0.3 to 4.4

I'm pretty desperate trying for a day now rescuing my phone. I am new in this whole updating android firmware stuff and I did the following: root my phone, enabled USB debugging downloaden ODIN, ...
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How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?

Splitting this question from the comments to my answer to How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)? Erik, one last thing. I accidentally made an extra backup which didn't ...
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How to flash recovery

I'm very noob, but I am currently using a LG l15g sunrise and am rooted. I need some advice on where to go now. Everyone says to install a recovery, but I haven’t really been able to figure out ...
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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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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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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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problem loading fastboot and recovery

I have a Croma CRXT1125 tablet. I was trying to flash a custom recovery and some problem occurred. The recovery failed to flash and the stock recovery is also not opening now. Stock recovery worked ...
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Where is the recovery installed on Android phones? [duplicate]

As far as I know, every Android phone has a stock recovery. Where is this recovery usually stored? On a separate partition in internal storage(usually an eMMC memory chip)?
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How do I enter Recovery mode without keyboard or Home button?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100) with SlimROM installed recently. I was using Paranoid Android, and today I flashed SlimROM 4.4.4 and a gapps package. The latter one occured to be wrong for ...
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Forgot Android Password

I've tried waiting for the reset via google account to show up, but it didn't. I've tried to use Android Device Manager, but when I try to reset the password, it says "Since Google has verified that a ...
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Booting into recovery from terminal [duplicate]

How can I boot into the recovery from terminal? I'm using LG p970/CM10/cwm5
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Can update.zip update-script be used to copy build.prop to an SD card?

I made the unfortunate mistake of lowering the dalvik heapsize to 64m and now my tablet is stuck in a bootloop . I've tried to make my own update.zip (including signed ones) and all fail to load in ...
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ADB (in recovery-mode) gives “adb server out of date. Killing…” followed by “error:closed”

I connect my device to my PC in recovery-mode, when I write adb devices I get: List of devices attached 4d00ededbeaca0bd sideload However, when I try to adb shell I get: error: closed ...