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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Android Factory Reset: My phone shows weird options when I enter recovery mode, and no button selects anything

I checked different tutorials to factory-reset my phone, and this one applies to my phone's model. I had once factory reset this phone successfully, but I have forgotten what had worked for me.. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos: Odin flashed the custom Recovery but device boots into stock Recovery

I am new to rooting Android. I tried using Odin 3.10 to root my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. I successfully flashed CWM (Odin displayed pass message). However when I restart phone in Recovery mode, it ...
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Unable to select “wipe data/factory reset” in recovery mode

A coworker asked me if I could fix her Samsung Galaxy Note Tab 3, due to her daughter locking the device and not being able to unlock it. I'm an iOS guy but since I'm in the IT department I decided to ...
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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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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery ...
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Can we backup the stock recovery.img in any way?

Suppose I plan to flash my recovery with TWRP/CWM, but then later suppose I would like to move back to the stock recovery. Is it possible to take a backup of stock recovery just like we can take a ...
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TWRP stuck at splash screen - Nexus 6P Android N

I am following this guide: [GUIDE] Unlock/Root/Flash for Nexus 6P The bootloader is already unlocked. Now I'm trying to flash the TWRP recovery. (Section 2). As the device runs Android N, I first ...
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ADB app uninstall from bootloader

I have a Galaxy Core Duos that I was playing with. It is stock rom, unrooted. However, I installed one app which is crashing the phone after startup. So I cannot use the phone anymore and I need to ...
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Xperia Z2 D6502 can't reboot into recovery

I've searched everywhere, from XDA to Android Enthusiasts and hit a deadend every time. I have a rooted 17.1.2.A.0.314 Kitkat based Xperia Z2. I downgraded the firmware to root it so that I could ...
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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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How can I factory reset my Android Mini 7100 Phone?

I'm unable to go to recovery mode to factory reset (wipe my cache/data) my Android Mini 7100 Phone (Android GingerBread 2.3.x) because I forgot my phone lock combination. I tried resetting it using: ...
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A way to automate the creation of flashable ZIPs

So, my question is: is there a way to automate the creation of flashable ZIP archives, in order to avoid having to write the updater-script and update-binary by myself each and every time I want a ZIP ...
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No operative System and twrp

recently i installed a custom rom on my phone, then i decided to expand my phone memory on a trick i saw on youtube, where i had to go into twrp, unfortunately i clicked on delete system. afterwise ...
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Install TWRP recovery in soft bricked alcatel OT 6012x

My phone isn't booting up and stuck on the manufacturer logo . Actually i need to unbrick the phone using a custom rom flashing , So i tried to install a TWRP recovery by using SP Flash tool but ...
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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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Cannot remove /system/etc/install-recovery.img

I am root on a rk3066 device and I can't remove this file. Tried chmoding...nope Tried remounting as rw...not either Here's the command return: rm failed for /system/etc/install-recovery.sh, ...
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Nexus 6 failed to update OTA 6.0.1 from MMB29V to MMB20X

Urgent help please. the april 2016 patch was downloaded on the air and I performed update but after restart, The bot screen came with "error" and then the red error message is shown directing me to ...
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How can I install Google Apps on Cyanogenmod for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100)?

When I try to install the latest version of Open GApps onto my phone using adb sideload, and the default CM Recovery that comes with CM 13 for the Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100). However, I get the error ...
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ADB doesn't recognize my device in recovery mode

I have an ASUS ZenFone 2. I have tried using ASUS USB drivers and Google Android composite ADB drivers on my computer, but neither recognize the device while it is in recovery mode. Can anyone help ...
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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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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MX2 recovery problem

I'm hoping someone can help me with the problem I have. I have a MX2 Android TV Box and flashed it with Matricom firmware, running 4.2.2. When I try to access the SD card in recovery mode it doesn't ...
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My phone does not react to stock recovery factory reset and does not respond to flashing cwm

I have an Alcatel 4030e. Last night after I charged it full, things spammed me like android.process.acore etc. has stopped. It is ridiculously unusable right now. Flashing CWM, adb and factory ...
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how to select wipe data/factory reset in iball andi 4p class x V-8 in recovery mode

i also have this problem in my android phone iBall Andi 4P class-X my android version is 4.4.2 kitkat. I successfully get into recovery made there i can move the highlight with the help of volume keys ...
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Trying to go into Download mode, but goes to Recovery mode instead

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.
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moto g2 caught in restart loop

this is a year old phone just barely past the warranty,its running on kitkat 4.4.4 with no rooting or any other tweaking with system. a few weeks ago i left it at night with google music playing and ...
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ASUS_T00J zenfone 5 recovery mode shows no command

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 (ASUS_T00J). When I go to recovery mode from droidboot it only shows no command. What might be the problem?
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Nexus 5 on recovery mode but power button isn't working

I have a Nexus 5 phone with a bad power button (completely not working). The phone was off for a while, and when I powered it on (using fastboot) it asked for cyanogenmod update - downloaded and ...
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How can I know whether the TWRP has been installed in “read only” mode?

I have Nexus 5 D820 running Android 6.0.1 (MMB29K). I flashed TWRP (v2.8.7.x) and while doing so I vaguely remember that I opted for a read-only installation so that the future updates will work. I ...
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How to unbrick phone when both recovery and system are abcent?

I have Lenovo A328 phone, after trying to upgrade to cyanogen it has no system and no recovery, when turning it on there is only loading screen. ADB asks to authorize the phone, but no dialog appears ...
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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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Blank screen when trying to boot into recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

I am in the middle of trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 according to Wiki instructions and I'm getting stuck when I try to go into recovery mode. I tried to flash it to ...
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Fastboot permission denied error in Asus Zenfone 2

I went into regular recovery mode to wipe cache and do factory reset to flash clean Asus ROM from XDA. I first went to wipe cache and it felt like it was taking way too long, so I turned off the phone ...
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How to get emergency mode in LG E455?

i can't boot my phone but ican see the lg logo So my question is how to get emergency mode in LG E455
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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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Device descriptor request failed (Code 45)

I'm about to go crazy about this. I can't get my computer recognize my Nexus 4 (which is running CyanogenMod 13, Android 6.0.1). The phone doesn't show anything when I connect it to PC (it just says ...
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No way to acess menu buttons on recovery mode - SM-T530NU

my SM-T530NU running on Android™ KitKat 4.4 has a "Device memory damaged" problem. I tried to factory reset via recovery mode but when I enter the recovery mode (by pressing power, volume up and home ...
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How to enter in recovery mode htc desire 326g?

When I press and hold vol. up & power button it goes to "safe mode", when vol.-& power button shows "fastboot mode". But I want to get a hard reset. Please help me . My Model is HTC Desire ...
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How to install custom recovery on Micromax Canvas Nitro A310?

I am unable to flash anything from recovery mode on my rooted (kinguser) android 4.4.2 (micromax canvas nitro A310). Red triangle with exclaimation mark & unable to do anything, even not able to ...
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Karbonn A1+ CWM recovery

I have a Karbonn a1+ and i have rooted it. I want to install CWM recovery plz tell me the method and files that i require. Also my hardware version is 1.1.0 and software version is 2.0.2. Also is it ...
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Oppo Neo 7: neither recovery, nor factory reset mode work

My Oppo Neo 7 stopped booting and I decided to reset it. I tried: - Factory reset mode: boot device with Power and Volume up buttons pressed - nothing happens. Just black screen - Recovery mode: ...
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Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread ...
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Unable to boot my Nexus 5 into recovery mode

I was having Marshmallow stock ROM rooted with TWRP installed. The way I had installed TWRP recoery made the monthly security updates uninstallable. After learning the mistake, I decided to download ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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LG G Pro E980 stuck loop on TWRP openrecovery script

My LG G Pro E980 is rooted. It was working fine. Today I did factory reset to reset phone and delete data. But after restarting it has got stuck on TWRP openrecovery script, showing errors and keeps ...
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Stuck at Boot menu Vonino Qs : without any volume up/down buttons

I have a Vonino QS tablet. Somehow, I managed to enter into boot menu and now I can't exit. It asks me to push volume up button to choose boot option and volume down button to press OK. The problem is ...
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Tablet stuck in boot animation

I have this tablet, MSI Primo 91 and just recently I booted into recovery mode in order to wipe the cache. On restart the tablet gets stuck in the manufacturer boot animation and refuses to boot up. ...
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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Cubot X9 does not turn on after update, also not recognised by computer (unknown device in Device Manager)

I have Cubot X9, ordered from China. after the update it gave me an error. The phone restarts, but I cannot enter recovery mode. I tried to flash new ROM, but it gave an error. Now nothing works, and ...