How can i access to Internal Storage in Recovery mode using Android Debug Bridge (ADB.exe) ?

C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
4F58000600000001        recovery

C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb remount
remount failed: Operation not permitted

C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb shell
$ mount /system
mount /system
Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory

2 Answers 2


You cannot issue adb remount unless your handset is rooted, which is why it failed in your case a la "remount failed: Operation not permitted".

There is an answer to how to root the Galaxy S2.

  • My phone is locked due to too many pattern attempts, can i root my phone in recovery mode ? Aug 18, 2012 at 14:13
  • 2
    In that case, there should be a button on that lock screen with "Forgot pattern?", tap that, and enter your google account details to sign in.
    – t0mm13b
    Aug 18, 2012 at 16:00
  • Unfortunately i don't remember the Google Id. the only option left for fixing my phone is "Hard reset", but i need some of my files. Aug 18, 2012 at 16:43
  • too bad, a hard reset will have to do!
    – t0mm13b
    Aug 18, 2012 at 18:04
  • Bad News : I performed the Hard Reset! Good News : I have my files back! :) Aug 18, 2012 at 20:59

i don't know much about the Android debug bridge, but i guess hard reset (simple) can do the trick for you. i have a solution with me right now, actually i had some sort of issues on my GS2, so i bookmarked the forum where i had found the solution, here it have a look:- http://howmobile.net/samsung/2150-how-hard-reset-samsung-galaxy-s2.html it worked like a charm for me and i hope will do the same for you and other who are looking for a Galaxy S2 hard reset procedure. thanx

  • Don't make someone visit another site to get the information they need. When that link stops working this "answer" is absolutely worthless.
    – ale
    Sep 11, 2012 at 18:37

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