I was already using CWM on kitkat until I officially updated my Micronax Unite 2 A106 (MT6582) to lollipop. But when I tried to use the same recovery made for kitkat in lollipop, it did not work. Why does that happen? Does that mean I can't use recovery made for kitkat in lollipop?

According to xda wiki "The recovery is completely independent of the Android system". Does it mean that, No matter which version of Android I have, the recovery of any version should work. If recovery is independent of android then why does that recovery not working. I am confused.

  • 2
    did you re-flash the custom recovery after updating to Lollipop? The update overwrote your recovery most likely. So reflashing should bring back your CWM recovery. – benjamin Oct 28 '15 at 9:06
  • 1
    Yes, I tried falshing that same cwm recovey, but it boots into android instead of recovery. So I had flash again the stock recovery of lollipop. – Kashyap Kansara Oct 28 '15 at 9:09
  • 1
    Were you able to successfully flash CWM after updating to lollipop? If yes, try rebooting into recovery using adb or perhaps a reboot manager (If you're rooted) – Tanmay Vij Oct 28 '15 at 9:23
  • 1
    As I said when I try to boot into recovery, it shows black screen and after some time it boots into android instead of recovery. – Kashyap Kansara Oct 28 '15 at 9:26

I had a similar issue in the past, it could be that Lollipop is preventing the recovery from root access, it is disabled by default.

Go to settings -> developer options -> root access. Enable the option for apps & adb.

If you can't see the developer options go to settings -> about phone. Then tap on the build number section 10 times (it works as a hidden button)

  • I have flashed custom recovery from fastboot. So i don't think it has something to do with root access – Kashyap Kansara Oct 28 '15 at 10:55
  • 2
    it could be that Lollipop is preventing the recovery from root access: I doubt that. Recovery usually is a separate system, independent from the "main Android" system. While you can access the entire device from both, they otherwise have not much to do with each other – especially Recovery doesn't care much about settings from the main system, so your "developer options" will be ignored completely by it. – Izzy Oct 28 '15 at 11:48
  • @lzzy You are right. – Kashyap Kansara Oct 28 '15 at 14:00

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.