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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clockwork recovery not working

I cannot use the "recover" tool. I have the same issue as this post: Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery "Sticking"? but I am unable to rename the file described as it is not shown in the ...
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Installed Galaxy S3 ROM on Galaxy S2

I installed a ROM meant for Galaxy S3 on my Galaxy S2 phone by mistake and now the phone won't boot. I can get into Download Mode fine but I can't get to Recovery Mode because the ROM installed a S3 ...
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Galaxy S2 - Accessing Internal phone memory in Recovery Mode

How can i access to Internal Storage in Recovery mode using Android Debug Bridge (ADB.exe) ? C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb devices List of devices attached 4F58000600000001 ...
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what does “flash recovery” mean?

In the instructions for ClockworkMod Recovery for Galaxy S i9000, there is: Step 2. Flash Recovery. I don't understand what this means. Which recovery to flash? How to do this? (With a USB ...
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How do I enter recovery mode on my Motorola Milestone 2 to unbrick it?

I own a Motorola Milestone 2, also called A953 (apparently this is different from the Droid 2 Global). It used to have Android 2.3 with Motoblur middleware. It was bought independently from any phone ...
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Would a full back up (from recovery) preserve all data including installed apps?

I wonder if I create a full back up from recovery, would it preserve all my data? Including installed apps (along with their configs) and my contacts?
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Is it safe to wipe boot?

Amon Ra recovery lets you selectively wipe "boot". Is that the bootloader? If "boot" gets wiped, can your phone still boot?
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Is the kernel flashed automatically from CWM?

By this, I mean, while flashing a firmware (update.zip) from ClockworkMod recovery, is boot.img also flashed or do I need to use fastboot separately?
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Can't access Recovery Menu Milestone a853

I'm trying to flash a Cyanogenmod 7.1.5 on my Motorola Milstone A853. I can access the Bootloader (version 90.74) and started RSDLite 5.7 and used a base sbf file, which flashes normally. When I ...
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Extract boot.img

I have pulled boot.img from my phone's CWM backup. How do I extract it? I tried split_bootimg.pl. But throws an error - Android Magic not found in boot.img. Giving up.
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Micromax Funbook tablet frozen at boot screen. No clockwork mod recovery - how to restore?

I have a Micromax Funbook tablet (codename:P300) running Android 4.0.3. While playing with a file explorer, I accidentally moved a file from /system folder. Yes, the device came as rooted and I had ...
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What are the technical differences between bootloader, recovery, kernel and ROM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? I'd love a reference (or an explanation if anyone has the time) on what characterizes these different ...
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Why is custom recovery a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM?

I have read in many guides that before flashing, we need to have a custom recovery like CWM installed. I am not able to understand why is this a prerequisite for flashing a custom ROM. Can I flash a ...
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Can't mount sdcard from Recovery Mode/Clockworkmod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card? I'm trying to install a custom ROM on my rooted Galaxy S2, I've been following this guide: ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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How does the safe/fastboot/recovery mode differ from the normal as seen from windows pc?

This is a related question to: How to install fastboot drivers? I have trouble using the command line fastboot program. I think that I don't have the correct drivers installed. How can I verify ...
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Relationship between a recovery and a ROM

As far as I understand: Recoveries (e.g. ClockworkMod) can be used, among other things, to install new versions of the Android OS, like custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod) by updating the ROM section which ...
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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't get into Clockworkmod recovery on LG Optimus 2x

I flashed a MoDaCo ROM this afternoon just to try it on my LG Optimus 2x P990, which was on ICS (CM9). I see that it's based on the offical LG Optimus 2x ROM, but I decided to flash it back to Android ...
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Restoring static boot logo and animation from ClockWorkMod backup for: Android Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510)

I have a rooted (and unlocked) Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510). I have complete backups of the stock ROM using ClockWordMod installed to the sdcard. Then I started playing with different ROMs on the ...
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“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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Enter recovery mode from command line

Does anyone know if there's a way to get an Android phone to reboot into recovery mode, from the Android command line? Note: I do NOT have adb access. I do NOT know the magic power-on sequence to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 - Recovery mode

I am trying to install an application to my Galaxy S 2 using the "apply update from sdcard" option from the recovery mode (the script in the update.zip is written to do that). The problem I am facing ...
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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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Will a Custom Recovery work with an encrypted device?

I wanted to know whether using Android's built-in encryption (introduced in 3.0) would affect my ability to use a custom recovery (Clockwork Mod in my case). More specifically if I will still be able ...
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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Recovery Mode Fails on Samsung Galaxy i7500L

I'm trying these steps to root my Samsung Galaxy i7500L. When I get to step 9, recovery mode, I just see a yellow exclaimation-mark icon over a phone icon. I can reset my phone to OEM settings, but I ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will not enter recovery mode

I have recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (Wifi only). I am attempting to boot it into recovery mode for the sake of rooting the device, but it is not working as anticipated. When I start ...
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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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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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Can't start clockwork recovery image lately

"Lately" (like in the last few months), I'm unable to start the Clockwork Mod recovery image on my Nexus S with Oxygen 2.2.1. When I select "boot to recovery mode" (or want to start a ROM backup) in ...
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update.zip that backs up my device? [closed]

Does anyone happen to have a (signed) update.zip package that when installed via recovery mode, copies the contents of SYSTEM:, DATA: etc to the SD card? It looks like it would be pretty easy to make ...
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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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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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What is the difference between Fastboot and HBoot mode?

and why can't I see an option to boot into recovery mode on my HTC Hero (Orange UK)? Is it already in recovery mode when I can see the Fastboot/HBoot menu? Initial menu after holding vol-down when ...
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Recovery boot not working properly - cannot select items

I am working towards installing CM7 on my HTC Incredible and have hit a snag. When using 'Reboot into Recovery' from ROM Manager v4.3.3.0 the phone reboots into Recovery, but the menus do not function ...
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How to select menu item in Android System Recovery? LG Optimus One P500

I'm started my LG Optimus One in System Recovery Mode. Vol Up/Vol Down buttons works - moving up/down through the menu. But i can't start menu item, for example 'reboot system now', or 'apply ...
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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 can I clear the cache(s) of my g2x from adb?

I installed clockworkmod as the recovery, then installed cyanogen 7 nightly for the g2x. I used Rom Manager to do so. The problem I'm having is cyanogen shows the boot loading screen in an infinite ...
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I messed up a 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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G1/Dream running CM6 - black screen, won't boot, can't reset

I have a T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream, rooted, running CM6. It froze up at the lock screen, and after trying everything I popped the battery out and rebooted. However, this didn't solve the problem; I ...
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SGS doesn't go to download, recovery mode nor does it connect via USB after installing a battery MOD

I installed some app called "Galaxy s battery icon mod 2" on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (with a lagfix OCLF), it required rebooting my handset. Then, it didn't boot up, my handset entered an infinite ...
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Why can't I boot into recovery mode?

I think I'm actually missing something here still. Everything I read suggests I need to boot into recovery mode as a first step, and that I ought to be able to do that by holding down the "home" key ...