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Is there a universal way to enter recovery mode on an Android device with only one turn on/off button? I have a tablet (Navon Raptor 7) like this and I can't figure it out. An other problem is that although it can boot and get to the launcher, basically I can't start any application or get to the settings (it says 'xy application stopped' etc.) so I can't even activate debug mode and use adb to achieve this. That's why I want to do a hard reset from recovery...

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  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! The question-and-answer format of this site works best if you put each question in a separate question post. Please edit your post down to one question, and create new posts to ask any further questions. You'll get better answers that way. To the first question: No, key-combos differ between devices (see also our recovery-mode tag-wiki).
    – Izzy
    Mar 18, 2014 at 15:49
  • My only question is what's in the title. The other stuff is just for prevent answers like 'go to the settings...'. So maybe I should disassemble and see if there is an inner switch or something? Mar 18, 2014 at 17:14
  • You might try a Google-Search on "Navon Raptor 7" hard-reset. There are even some youtube tuts listed. Most of the results are Hungarian, though. I was hoping for a link to hard-reset.com (they always list along how to enter recovery mode for that), but unfortunately there seems to be none...
    – Izzy
    Mar 18, 2014 at 17:25
  • I speak Hungarian but there seems to be absolutely nothing about reseting it with hard keys. I found out that this device is in close relationship with the Icoo D70 Pro II, which has slightly bigger community but still no hits for reseting. Mar 18, 2014 at 17:42
  • According to this video, the "Navon raptor 7"" tablet is supposed to have the hardware volume buttons. Are you saying that yours doesn't have them?
    – Chahk
    Mar 18, 2014 at 19:10

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You can use apps like Quick Boot or Rebooter or some root apps have this feature to go to recovery mode.. Use them

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  • Yes, I found them in Google but every one of them starts like 'enable debug mode on the phone...' or not? Mar 18, 2014 at 17:19
  • They just need root access Mar 18, 2014 at 17:21
  • Thats bad enough because I have the original not rooted ROM on this tablet :C . Oh and I cant run any apps on the tablet, it's a total mess. Mar 18, 2014 at 17:22
  • Without root access I think only way is hard key combos. Mar 18, 2014 at 17:24
  • Yeah that is my conclusion too but how to do that with only 1 key? Mar 18, 2014 at 17:25
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You can use the following command from an adb prompt to enter into your devices recovery mode without using a physical button during restart.

1) Start adb prompt on your PC / MAC / Linux

2) Make sure adb is running adb start-server

2) Make sure the device is present when you run: adb devices

3) Now run adb reboot bootloader and your device will restart into recovery mode

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  • actually that will restart into fastboot mode
    – alecxs
    Jan 15, 2021 at 0:01

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