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Questions tagged [recovery-mode]

Android's recovery mode allows ROM flashing even if the device is currently unusable. Invoking it usually involves a key combination that is pressed when starting the device. These combinations differ from device to device.

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I am in stuck with rebooting Samsung S5 in normal mode rather than recovery mode. How to fix?

Consider the following thing first: My Power Button doesn't work at all. My phone was on and I connected the phone with PC and ran the following command in adb adb reboot recovery Then it opened ...
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ADB Access in TWRP recovery mode - samsung A3, Linux

I can access my Samsung A3 (a3xelte) in "normal" mode in linux using adb. Today I installed the TWRP 3.2.3-0 recovery mode and entered it. According to https://www.droidwiki.org/wiki/...
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Lost File on Samsung Phone

So I have a 125gb SD card in my Samsung J7(2016), and since I have enormous amount of space to put such files (no flex), I tried copying lots of files in my SD card including movies, lots of songs, ...
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Unable to install custom ROM, missing options in recovery menu

In recovery, perform a full factory reset, wipe cache, dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset. (source: https://www.naldotech.com/how-to-install-custom-roms-on-nexus-6p-with-custom-recovery/) But ...
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Razer Phone 1 no such partition problems

I was currently having problems with my phone boot looping and tried to go into recovery or use twrp to stop it but they both failed. I read by using the flash_all dat that it will flash the factory ...
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Does mount /system in stock recovery work to root the Android system?

I have an Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5040 on Android 6.0. I rebooted into the stock recovery for the first time, and to my surprise I found a Mount /system option available. Now my question is: Can this ...
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Project FRP Destroyer on XDA, i need help with format

Alright, I'm not sure where this is supposed to go, I'm not sure if it relates more to custom recovery users, so... Android Enthusiasts, or Stack Overflow because it deals with commands... Anyway, ...
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using printenv in script sh in recovery TWRP return error execv failed : Exec format error

for example just try this script #!/sbin/sh printenv | grep sdcard >> /tmp/tong.txt in recovery.log i've run_program: execv failed: Exec format error run_program: child exited with status 1 ...
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How can i get the path to the external and internal card in recovery TWRP using sh file

From TWRP recovery I am looking for how to find the path to the external card and internal memory using a sh script. My question is how to get path from internal and external memory and put it in a ...
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how to display text on TWRP recovery screen using a sh file?

I'm trying to display message on TWRP 3.2.3-0 recovery screen using a .sh file. i was thinking using echo command to make that. my update-script is like this ifelse(is_mounted("/system"), unmount("/...
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How large can a “recovery” like TWRP be?

Perhaps someone can correct my understanding. True or false: TWRP is copied into the "recovery" directory and can be executed after reboot. True or false: Running TWRP does not require an unlocked ...
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Is possible to read the memory from my phone (S6) in recovery mode?

I have a problem with my Samsung S6, it restart continuously in a loop, I can see the home screen and interact with it but only for 5 or 10 seconds before it boot again. I think the only solution ...
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How to install recovery

I have leeco s3 x622 phone model, I lost everything like recovery, TWRP and android system when I was trying to install a new Rom. Now the phone screen does not turn on, a charging light is turning on ...
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...
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Custom OS on vodafone 985N

I have rooted my Vodafone 985N phone and I want to install a custom OS like lineage on it. Is my device compatible? Because I can't seem to find anything about installing custom roms on it.
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Question about recovery log

i got a brand new nokia phone a few days ago. The phone and box was in new condition except a tiny bit of dirt/gunk on one of the metal rim/side of the phone. This got me thinking as to whether the ...
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Phone turned off for empty battery. Now it gives “No command”

My non-rooted phone (Morotola MOTO G5s Plus, bought just 2 months ago) just reached the 1% battery and automatically Powered Off. I charged it for some hours. Tried to turn it on but just the flash ...
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Recover non-sent Voice Note on WhatsApp

I need to recover a non-sent audio on WhatsApp. I was keeping my phone hidden so the person threatening me wouldn't know I was recording and when I took my phone off my pocket, I accidentally clicked ...
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OTA stock firmware zip

I have a bricked TV Box MeCool HM8 and I need to restore it to factory settings ,unfortunately I have the stock firmwave in zip format and need to convert it in image format to be able to use an sd ...
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Is it possible to flash a custom ROM without a custom recovery image

For an un-rooted device, almost all articles/forum posts I've read say that in order to flash a custom ROM you first need to flash (or boot) a custom recovery image like TWRP. I'm not sure I ...
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Asus Nexus 7 2013

This is brief, my original was to big. Unit was working perfectly. Over a month deleting & uninstalling. Next boot displayed "UI" with system hung, only option shut down. Every boot after ONLY ...
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Nokia 3 8.0 Oreo can't get to fastboot or recovery

I can't get my Nokia 3 with android 8.0 Oreo (with August 5, 2018 patch) to boot into fastboot using adb reboot bootloader It justs reboots normally, no error or different boot animation, the same ...
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Options for recovering user data off of unrooted Motorola Android in boot loop

My phone started to boot loop*. It is a Motorola Droid Turbo (xt1254) running Android 6.0.1, and this is a snippet from the recovery screen: Device is LOCKED. Status Code: 0 Software status: ...
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Where it's marked that a “/data/app/i” have to appear in launcher?

I have some apps who have important data in it. And now they don't appear in the launcher, but they still in /data/app. Do you know what to do to make appear an app from /data/app in the launcher ? ...
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Can't boot into fastboot from Error Mode screen

I have a Huwaei P9 Lite (2017) with unlocked bootloader, build number PRA-LX1C432B172. Both recovery partitinons probably got damaged and the phone just hangs in the Error Mode screen (just like in ...
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Unable to boot into Recovery

I was using the latest build for my device: Aex Pie. https://downloads.aospextended.com/Z010D It has a bug : while we try to reboot it will get stuck in black screen same with power off. The ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Tried to install TWRP, can't boot into recovery mode now

I followed the instructions for the Odin install method here and and installed the twrp-3.2.3-0-ha3g.img.tar using Odin (Reboot in Odin was unticked). Everything went fine, but when I had to launch ...
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How to root Exynos S8 SM-G950F?

I have rooted devices before: an A3 2016 and a Note 3 Neo. I don't remember the exact procedure, but it was quite effortless. Now I have an S8, the SM-G950F variant to be precise, and everyone states ...
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Is my device unrecoverable without factory reset? - com.andoird.phone stopped

Yesterday I took my Xiaomi Mi A2 from my pocket and saw a warning screen (text-only) telling me the device couldnt start and if the issue persisted I might need to do a factory reset and wipe all my ...
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Can Magisk rules be enabled from Recovery (TWRP)?

Is it possible to configure Magisk by ADBing in through TWRP when you install it, so you can get it working on an initial install. I'm having problems with a splash screen -- my boot just locks at ...
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What is the difference between a recovery that is SEANDROID, and one that is not SEANDROID enforcing?

When I boot into recovery I see, RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING What exactly is the difference between a recover that is SEANDROID ENFORCING and one that is not SEANDROID ENFORCING? Trying to ...
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How to know why is my Nook unable to boot into ClockWorkMod?

I have a Nook Simple Touch that is already rooted. I've used the Clockworkmod file that I downloaded from the XDA-developers website here. These are the steps I followed: I connected my device to my ...
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How to downgrade Google search app in recovery?

For some reason, I would like to downgrade the Google search app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) to a older version, and upgrade later, on a MI 8 running Android Oreo. But when /system is mounted ...
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Phone can not reset and cannot boot to recovery mode

Actually I don't know what I did or did not do. I'm running a stock jellybean ROM. It is rooted. I've tried to soft reset the device but when I hit the "delete everything" in factory reset, the phone ...
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Android Galaxy Media Player 3.6 is stuck on startup screen and keeps flashing

I don't know how to do android recovery on this device since the home button is a touch screen. It's stuck on the Samsung startup screen and keeps flashing the logo. It won't fully turn on even when ...
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LG V30 - Flash ROM using download mode?

My V30 is soft-bricked because of power-loss during a system update. Verizon would charge me a deductible for fixing it under warranty. I can: - Access recovery - Access factory reset mode - Access ...
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signing custom OTA update .zip file

We have a kiosk application that needs to be able to periodically do OTA updates using our self-made OTA update .zip files. Our custom OTA update .zip file have the following files: /data/misc/adb/ ...
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Is factory resetting from recovery or settings better? (LG Q6)

Device: LG Q6 M700DSK OS: Android Oreo (8.1) Root status: Unrooted Q: Is factory resetting from recovery or settings better? (LG Q6) On my device you can factory reset the device from the settings ...
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xt1527 in boot loop with usb debugging disabled

a couple days ago my xt1527 started acting weird. Gapps started to crash out of nowhere. Today, every app that I tried to open crashed 2 seconds after, so I turned my device off to reboot and see what ...
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Access files or ADB on locked Galaxy S7 with broken screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F that is fully functional with the exception of the screen and probably the capacitive buttons too. All I really need to do is to access my files. As a minimum, I ...
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Why can't Odin recognize the phone in system recovery?

If I boot the phone in system recovery, it doesn't detect the phone: But when I boot the phone normally, Odin can detect it: If I flash TWRP recovery anyway, the log is: <ID:0/004> Odin ...
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Can't access my smartphone through neither adb/fastboot or GUI

So I was about to format my phone and install a lineage ROM (as I already did a thousand times before and always worked) but my phone now ended in a very strange situation. First I booted TRWP ...
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Install TWRP to only one slot or offline boot.img file, not both

I want to install TWRP on my phone that uses the A/B partition schema. The official TWRP installer ZIP by default installs to both boot_a and boot_b. This always breaks the system in the inactive slot ...
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

I'm trying to fix a phone (LG G3 Stylus) that has been badly injured, so now the touchsreen doesn't work, and the only button that works is the volume-up one. I need to backup some stuff (notes, ...
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How can I reboot into recovery from fastboot?

I have a phone that is bootlooping after a power failure + battery depletion during system encryption. How it got bricked isn't important here, the trouble is that I can't get into the recovery mode. ...
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Asus zenfone 2 stuck on“ unfortunately setup wizard has stopped” How do i start my phone?

i have Asus zenfone 2 ZE550ml 2gb variant. i recently did factory reset of my phone. but after reset, It has stuck onto setup wizard. it shows setup wizard unfortunately stopped. it has no usb ...
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Fail when pull system files in twrp recovery

My phone is Xiaomi redmi note 5, already unlock bootloader, haven't ROOT. I boot to TWRP with command: fastboot boot twrp-3.2.3-0-whyred.img. Then .\adb remount .\adb pull /system/fonts but it ...
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Unable to reset HTC desire 626g+

I recently got a HTC Desire 626g+ phone and want to do a hard reset prior to using it. Following online advice, I tried to go into the recovery menu by holding the power and volume down button. ...
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Why is there no need for a separate /cache partition with A/B schema?

Google eliminated /recovery and /cache with the introduction of A/B partitioning schema. It's easier to understand the removal of /recovery, as there's no need for a separate kernel to be running in ...
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Micromax-P701 bricked, MT6735

Micromax-P701-MT6735, Deleted All Partiton, also bricked recovery and fastboot, All MTK Drivers are installed but its continues connecting and disconnecting(the device manager is flashing but not ...