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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Can I find out when a rom or recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it 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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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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Bootloop & Cannot get into any recovery mode stock/CMW/TWRP

My Samsung s4 mini (I9190) is in bootloop. I CANNOT go into recovery mode by power+home+volume up. I CAN go into download mode by power+volume down. "Firmware upgrade and initialisation" by Kies ...
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Android 4.4 keep booting into recovery mode

I just bought this phone, DOOGEE LEO DG280, weeks later, it keep booting into recovery mode even though I restart the phone. I tried reboot system now, apply update from sdcard, wipe data/factory ...
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Standalone program for managing encrypted partitions? Or, How can I manage encrypted partitions in recovery mode?

Android uses dm-crypt for providing disk-encryption as stated in the implementation notes. Those notes also state (emphasis mine): While the actual encryption work is a standard linux kernel ...
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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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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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userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
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HTC One M8 boot into recovery mode after updating to Android 6.0

I am not an Android expert so I didn't try any root, flash, custom ROMs or custom recovery modes. All I did was approving to update my HTC One M8 to Android 6.0. After downloading updates and ...
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Unable to turn on device - see whit pixeled screen

I tried to flashify my ZTE z5 with a not suitable recovery for this phone (TWRP 2.8.6) and now I am unable to turn it on. I can only see a white pixeled screen and not able to get into recovery mode ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Many custom recoveries, like TWRP, have an option to use compression when creating nandroid backups. By default, this option is typically disabled. Is it safe to use the compression option? Are the ...
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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Is 4.0+ Disk Encryption compatible with Custom Recovery/KitKat ROMs?

There is a prior question that answers this for Android 3.0 but some stuff I have read elsewhere has said that installing TWRP will not work with encryption in more recent versions of Android, so I ...
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Understanding the Android boot

I really want to run pure Linux on my Android-based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions), and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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Can I flash another modem firmware from a CWM recovery (and not touch the main installed OS otherwise)?

On a Samsung Galaxy S, I followed the complete instructions for installing CyanogenMod 10, and now I have CM10 as the main system, and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery system (from Replicant), which is ...
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Emergency Firmware Recovery

I tried a to update my samsung galaxy note with a new leaked operating system of jelly bean using odin3. but at the time of adding files for phone and ccs i miss arranged them so the update got failed ...
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I can flash Cyanogenmod though my bootloader is locked

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and CWM as recovery. Even though I locked my bootloader after installing the recovery, I can flash Cyanogenmod 10 using CWM without any errors. Now I am wondering why ...
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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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“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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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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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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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

My phone is still stuck on "Android is upgrading.. starting apps" on boot. Earlier, my phone said "Unfortunately, Google Playstore stopped working" and I am unable to use my apps which needed ...
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Tesco Hudl adb sideload Gets error “installation aborted”

I have a Tesco Hudl HT7S3 which was rooted and i corrupted a file in the system and it is stuck in a bootloop. All i can use is adb sideload. I found the stock image and have sent it to the device ...
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Volume Button does not work during Recovery Mode

Hello I am trying to update my samsung Ace into 4.1 and for this reason I need to run Recovery Mode. I am able to open Recovery Mode but I cannot move using my Volume Button. Is there a way to solve ...
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I can't boot to recovery mode in zenfone2

I manage to get into boot loader. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuixmZ11Kyc However, after that, if I select recovery mode and click power button it goes to bootloader again. The problem is I ...
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TWRP backup directly to network drive

I am trying to create a TWRP backup of my phone, but I don't have enough storage space to create the backup. Is there some way to backup directly to an external drive on my local network, like I do ...
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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 ...
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Recovery messed up after phone discharging with no os

I was trying to install CM12 on my Xperia Z1. The zip didn't appear in the SD card in recovery. I accidentally erased the OS thinking that I needed to remove it, then the phone discharged and now its ...
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Why cant TWRP boot into recovery mode anymore?

I installed cyanogenmode using TWRP and used my MOTO G 2013 without any issues. Used it all afternoon without major problems (let me add that it is a nightly version) After a few hours I decided to ...
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Asus Google Nexus 7 [2012] + Android 5.1 + Windows 10 - Recovery Mode debugging fails

My configuration is in the title. I want to install custom ROM, but I can't access my device in Recovery Mode. I have ADB. My tablet is usually visible by Windows: Normal run - as "Android ...
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Root SGS3 with stock recovery

I'm going to stay on topic and make the long story short. My phone (International Galaxy S3) has its USB port broken and can't replace it because I messed it up when I was on it. Since then I use an ...
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Can you get contacts off a broken android phone?

I in a car wreck and my hip completely smashed my phone, it turns only turns on about half the time when i plug it in and the screen is too shattered for touch to work so not really worth spending ...
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Huawei Mediapad M1 won't hard reset

I just bought a used Huawei Mediadpad M1 and it still has a lock screen from the seller. Unfortunately he won't write back any more so I need to hard reset it. I found in the forums these steps: ...
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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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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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Moto G doesn't boot anymore, not even into recovery

My Moto G 2013 (XT1033) was working (except for the issue I described here, but the other features all working), I restarted it but it didn't come back. I was dropped into the 'AP Fastboot Flash ...
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Can't flash stock recovery Nexus 7 2013

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE device and I want to go back from TWRP to stock recovery. I've downloaded the factory-image lmy47o and extracted recovery.img and boot.img but I can't flash them: fastboot ...
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TWRP ignore Getprop

I have an obscure Moto X varient, so when flashing ROMs in TWRP I have to manually edit every one to remove the getprop line from the updater script. Is there some way I can change the built in name ...
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Cannot boot to bootloader, fastboot or recovery

I have Sony Xperia Z2 with Cyanogenmod 1220150305 I cannot boot into any recovery based applications. I have tried with the phone off and the down and up volume buttons, I have tried with apps that ...
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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arnova 10d G3 cant get past restore screen android

I have a tablet by Arnova and its not getting past the system recovery page after putting it into that mode by pressing vol+ and power button i see the green android sign for a bit and then goes to a ...
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huawei ascend y530 stuck in recovery screen

My phone huawei ascend y530 stuck in recovery screen. On the screen shows the android icon.I can not turn on phone. Please help me friends.
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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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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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Any way to get root without a custom recovery? (Unlocked bootloader)

I have a phone with an unlocked bootloader (Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225) but there's no custom recovery available for it yet. Is there any way to get root/flash super su without a custom recovery? Or ...
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Samsung Ace 3 - S7270 - Wifi and recovery mode problem

My Samsung Ace 3 does not detect any Wifi networks, and it cannot connect to Kies. My wifi network is fine, and there are lots of wifi networks in the area, but my SGA3 does not detect any of them ...
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MI2S won't boot but recovery

My brand new Xiaomi Mi2S automatically boots in recovery mode after I tried to install a custom Kitkat Miui ROM and for some reasons the installation was aborted. I don't know what to do. Is there a ...