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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adb push and pull on a broken Samsung Galaxy S3

Recently my friends samsung galaxy s3 stopped working, it just froze and refused to respond to any input, only way to recover it was to take the battery out. Now the probelm is that when I restart my ...
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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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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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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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Can't enter recovery mode after installing CWM 6.0.4.5 Advance Edition

so I've been trying to update my galaxy S3 (T-Mobile) SGH-T999 to KitKat4.4 and after following a bunch of tutorials, I just installed CWM 6.0.4.5 Advance Edition on my phone. I used ODIN 3.09 to ...
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Stuck at Logo, Download Mode doesn't appear, Vol buttons don't work in Recovery mode

I currently own a Samsung Galaxy 3 gt i9305 which was network locked by EE. To make it work on GiffGaff I wanted to unlock it. Current Android version - v4.4.4 (rooted) I found out that Service mode ...
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Factory resetting a locked chinese clone without a built-in recovery (Android 4.4)

Being the only knowledgeable person in reach, I was asked by this lady to reset this phone after the owner forgot its password. It's an unnamed model apparently powered by a Spreadtrum SoC and built ...
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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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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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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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LG G3 (D855) Fastboot Problems

So I'm trying to see if my bootloader is locked because for some reason when I flashed a "bump'd" TWRP recovery, it came back with some brief certificate failure kind of thing (sorry it was only ...
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Compile Android recovery image for HTC One M9+

I'd like to compile a recovery image using Android 5.0.2 for HTC One M9+. I downloaded the kernel source from HTC's webpage and managed to compile it, so now I have a kernel image and also have the ...
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su available but not busybox and Superuser.apk

I have tried searching various methods to either root or delete this su (it is a kinguser su) but in vain. I found a very useful site http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2684210 but did ...
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phone not coming out of recovery mode

Yesterday an update came to my mobile. I updated and was installing the update an then an error occured. After that i restarted my mobile and from then on a no command screen is coming. My mobile is ...
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Booting into recovery mode shows blue Recovery Booting text, then gets stuck with a black screen

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 / XXUBMGA I am on djembey's pre-rooted slim XXUBMGA. Recovery Mode does not work for me. From OFF mode, I press Vol Up+Home+Power. Then, I see a small blue "...
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Galaxy j200f wont boot and stuck at black screen

my phone is stuck at fist black and white logo which its name is displayed and recovery is inaccessible , but downloading mode is accessible i just flashed stock rom from sammobile through odin and it ...
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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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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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How do i unbrick my lg sunshine

I had app hangovers restarting over and over again and could not open my settings on my phone app or any other application so I open the back of the phone and turned it off by pulling the battery out ...
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Prestigio MultiPhone 5430 and nonexistant boot/recovery partitions

I've got the Prestigio MultiPhone 5430. It's built on Intel Medfield platform. The phone isn't popular as it was released about 6-7 months ago. Because (as far as I know) nobody before me has tried ...
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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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Dead spots on touchscreen: Could it be related to software corruption?

I have a Sony Xperia P running stock Android 4.1.2. A few days ago, my phone started misbehaving and I found some dead spots on its touchscreen. I can't click on some of the areas. Could it be a ...
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I cant reboot it

I keep volume button down and keep power button my htc desire goes to reboot menu but non of selection ( reboot,reset factory.wipe through cache,...) works and it writes NO Command. what should I do?
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May I install v40 cwm recovery img to v50 mobile?

I have a symphony v50 mtk phone. I want to install custom recovery. I did not found cwm recovery for my phone. my phone's mtk chipset is mt6572. I found symphony v40 cwm recovery img. It's chipset ...
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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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Sony Xperia Z stuck in a bootloop

My Xperia Z is stuck int a bootloop. It goes up to the colorful waves and then it restarts. It was connected with USB in charging mode. Suddenly, it starts restarting. I thought it might be carrying ...
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Android Recovery TWRP: Flashable ZIP

i tried to do a flashable zip which install the AppleColorEmoji.ttf Font but when i try to flash it by recovery it fails with error 6updater-script: ui_print("|| #################### ||"); ui_print("...
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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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Recovery Mode ---FAILED

I just try the Cyanogenmod 12.1 Nightly and and my android version is now 5.1.1, whenever I try to go to Recovery Mode, it only shows the Samsung screen for a seconds (but sometimes twice) and then ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S6 is bricked

I recently bricked my Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-S906l while trying to flash TWRP recovery. Apparently, it was an unsupported recovery and I need to reflash the original recover with Odin, but it says it ...
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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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Recovery Mode Does Not Work On Lenovo A390

I Have a Lenovo A390 and I'm having trouble going into the recovery mode. Everytime I boot into recovery mode, a dead android icon with a red triangle appears and nothing happens. The icon is like ...
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How to repair-unbrick-solve my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" after rooting

I was trying to root my device, but I think something went wrong. I may have bricked my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. When I noticed that the device was in loop, I tried to root with the CF-Auto-Root file a few ...
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phone won't boot and won't enter recovery, even after reflashing TWRP

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2 phone on which I installed Cyanogenmod. So, after upgrading manually, the phone won't boot anymore (neither into recovery nor into the system). Only fastboot works. (Probably ...
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fastboot does not discover my device

I want to connect my device (Omega T107) in fastboot mode. I reboot in bootloader mode (adb reboot bootloader) Screen is black(0 light comming out of it) computer can discover it and driver installs ...
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Booting into twrp unsuccessful

Followed the steps mentioned in http://www.droidape.com/install-twrp-and-root-moto-g-2014-2nd-generation/ installed twrp successfully. But as I try to get into the recovery the screen shows the ...
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fastboot responds, except that it won't flash my recovery image

I have installed Cyanogenmod (v13) on a Xiaomi Redmi 2 phone. So, it all worked, but then I tried a manual update. I booted into recovery (TWRP), and flashed the new cyanogenmod ZIP file; then flashed ...
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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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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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TF300T stuck in bootloop after factory reset

I have recently rooted my TF300T and installed a custom TWRP recovery. I have also flashed a CyanogenMod rom (cm-12.1-20160626-NIGHTLY-tf300t.zip). After that (do not ask me why, it was an ...
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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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How to find my recovery version

I am using CyanogenMod with CM-Recovery. my phone is encrypted. So I update my ROM using sideload. But I want which version of recovery I am using.
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Restricted Google Play Service hangs up the booting process

I use oneplus one with CM13. There is a privacy guard that allows to block any permission for any app/service. I applied this feature to Google Play Service. Now it asks me allow some permission and ...
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Stuck in fastboot after trying to root Moto G2 XT1033

Everytime I try to boot is giving me the message ending up at fastboot with message: Fastboot Reason: Fall-through from normal boot mode I already tried to reset to factory but all the options ...
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can I safely flash ls675zv4 recovery on the ls675zv5?

So end goal is to carrier unlock a phone that can't be carrier unlocked by stripping it down to nothing, rewrite my partition tables, and flash some non"boost" Sprint software. I've double checked the ...
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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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How to check if your bootloader is unlocked

I'm about to flash a custom recovery, but I'm not sure if my bootloader is unlocked or not (phone is rooted, but I did it a while ago, so I can't remember the process I went with), and I don't want to ...
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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 2.3....
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lg aka not entring recovery mode

my lg aka is locked and I cant remember the password so I'm trying to hard reset it but I cant seem to get it to enter recovery mode, I've tryed every method out there but its not working. any idea ...
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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