What is a "recovery mode"?

Android's recovery mode allows 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, and might also depend on the recovery image used.

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  • : the most famous custom recovery
  • : Team Win Recovery Project is an alternative custom recovery
  • : from the custom recoveries, one can create/restore Nandroid Backups
  • : a backup type offered by ClockworkMod and other custom recoveries, but not by stock recoveries
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