I Have a Lenovo A390 and I'm having trouble going into the recovery mode. Everytime I boot into recovery mode, a dead android icon with a red triangle appears and nothing happens.

The icon is like this: recovery image)

I waited 2-3 minutes and still nothing happens. What should I do? Should I install a custom recovery? Or what? I'm on stock and my phone is rooted, I rooted it using framaroot. Please Help Me. Thanks. :)


That is the stock recovery screen. When you are on that screen (with the 'dead' android) you need to hold the Power button and then press the Volume Up button. That should get you into the recovery.

If you install a custom recovery then you won't see this screen, it will go straight into the custom recovery. Unless you need to install a custom recovery you can use your phone with the stock recovery.

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  • Thanks. I tried it but doesn't work too. – Julius Alfred Oct 22 '13 at 11:55
  • Or does it have something to do with the permissions of recovery-from-boot.p,I found it on /system using Root Browser,What's the right permission? – Julius Alfred Oct 22 '13 at 12:20
  • Hmmm... that should work. You may need to try it a few times, it can be a bit tricky to get right at first. I think the recovery-from-boot.p file is used to restore the stock recovery when booting (if you've flashed a custom recovery). I don't think the permissions would have any affect on reaching the stock recovery. – bmdixon Oct 22 '13 at 12:58
  • Is there a right timing to reach the stock recovery? – Julius Alfred Oct 22 '13 at 21:31
  • I guess i'll have to install a custom recovery on my device to get directly to recovery mode,I found twrp recovery for my Lenovo A390,here it is ( lenovo-forums.ru/topic/… ) but i can't understand it,It's not in english.Can you teach me on how to install this? – Julius Alfred Oct 22 '13 at 23:53

This is the default Lenovo A390 recovery mode. To see the menu and navigate through the various options, press the power button.

However, if you want to install a custom recovery, I recommend you ClockWorkMod. Download it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0NbUsR1NuawdGNURGRZUG43Y28/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1

To install it, do the following:

  1. Download the minimal ADB/Fastboot for Windows from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0MKgCbUM0itVVFWRC02Q0VBQnc/view?usp=sharing&pli=1

    Open the installer and say yes to install both ADB and the drivers. This will put some executables in a folder adb located in C:\, and add the location to the path, so that you can execute it from any location

  2. Extract recovery.img from the archive you downloaded from Google Drive before in your C:\adb\ folder

  3. Turn off your phone, connect it to your PC with an USB cable and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons: you'll enter into fastboot mode

  4. Open a command prompt (Start menu --> cmd.exe) and address the following commands:

    cd C:\adb (Let's go inside the folder to make sure our commands will be found)

    fastboot devices (You should see some hexadecimal code and "device", which will mean it is correctly connected and working)

    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (The recovery ROM will be flashed to your phone)

Done. Now, when you hold Power and Volume Up, you should get to CWM recovery.

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