I have a Chinese phone which I've been unable to install ClockworkMod on. I decided to try booting into recovery mode to manually backup/restore the system partition.

However, if I plug my phone into my PC while it's in recovery mode and issue the command

adb shell

it says:

exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: No such file or directory (2)

I can only do very limited tasks, like adb ls / to see the filesystem, but nothing else.

How can I get adb shell working in recovery mode?

1 Answer 1


In mounts and storage, mount /system.

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    This answer needs more detail to be useful.
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    Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 18:43

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