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...

  • 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 '14 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? – CompanyCodeMonkey Mar 18 '14 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 '14 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. – CompanyCodeMonkey Mar 18 '14 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 '14 at 19:10

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

  • Yes, I found them in Google but every one of them starts like 'enable debug mode on the phone...' or not? – CompanyCodeMonkey Mar 18 '14 at 17:19
  • They just need root access – Alexander The Great Mar 18 '14 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. – CompanyCodeMonkey Mar 18 '14 at 17:22
  • Without root access I think only way is hard key combos. – Alexander The Great Mar 18 '14 at 17:24
  • Yeah that is my conclusion too but how to do that with only 1 key? – CompanyCodeMonkey Mar 18 '14 at 17:25

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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