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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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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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Recovering Deleted Text Messages S9

my goal is to recover text messages that have been deleted from my S9. I have not rooted my phone because all the guides I have found said that my model is not compatible with one of the programs used ...
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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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How to make a signed zip file for lenovo to flash in stock recovery?

from my previous thread I came to know that the signed zip file can only be flashed if made by Phone's OEM. Then now how can I bypass it or do some changes in the zip file. Without using custom ...
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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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Enable USB debugging on a broken screen

Xperia Z3 D6633 Broken display and digitizer I need to use the Droid@Screen tool, but it requires USB debugging The problem is: I just flashed the stock ROM. All is default. (Flashed D6633_23.5.A....
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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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How to read internal storage from a destroyed galaxy xcover 4

I got that 16gig internal data chip from my destroyed phone. On this chip are importand Images... Chip number: kmq310013B Front: Back: I searched the web but not found a way to get my data from it....
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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 ...
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How to enable USB Debugging from recovery mode?

So, my phone screen broke. I can't see anything and touch doesn't work. I have a Motorola Moto G2 running LineageOS 14.1, and TWRP custom recovery. Until now I have been able to use my phone with ...
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Unlock device without having access to its OS

I found my old Asus TransformerPad TF300TG and wanted to see if it still worked. However, the device won't go past the boot screen (showing the asus logo). Entering the bootloader mode, I tried to do ...
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phone stuck in recovery and blank screen

so i have a condor plume L1 the the default rom was full of bloatware every 30 sec i get an add so i used adb to install twrp and wanted to install a custom rom but i had a problem with /data couldnt ...
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`Wipe Cache` option missing in Google Pixel 2! (A/B device)

I am not finding the option Wipe Cache in the recovery mode of Google Pixel 2. can anyone tell how could i enable it if it is disabled by default and is it there in this device or not?
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Can we prevent Android from automatically restarting at the fail point of a bootloop?

My Goal: Recover data from the internal built in sdcard. Scenario: Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge, running stock Android 6.0.1 (No Mods/Rooting) Stuck in a bootloop, suspected failed update. ADB connects ...
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What are my options to recover data from my water damaged phone?

My phone(Wileyfox Spark+, rooted and on COS 13, TWRP recovery) fell into water, and i got it out a few seconds later. I immediately took out the battery, sd card, sim, and lid, and left them in the ...
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Missing internal SD card in /dev/block, phone won't start

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 froze I'd say. The phone was locked and when I attempted to unlock it, it didn't respond (black display, just the led blinking). So I shut it down with holding power ...
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my moto 5 plus will not accept twrp

fastboot flash mode will not accept any of the twrp combinations for my phone ? im almost there … does anyone know a command prompt to help a newbie out? the twrp ive used are all of potter . I cant ...
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How to fix “Encryption unsuccessful” and bootloop issue on Andriod 8.1?

My Nexus 6p boot looped and is showing "Encryption unsuccessful" error with a RESET PHONE button. Resetting the phone is not helping and it shows the same "Encryption unsuccessful" error again. ...
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How to on recover mode on my device

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Sony Xperia XZ2? I tried a few methods to do and the phone doesn't do anything no factory mode at all. Now what? How can I on recovery mode on my device?
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How to boot from download mode into recovery mode

Two days ago when I was going to use my Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 tablet I noticed it was off, but minutes before it was on and working, so I tried pressing the power button and nothing happened, ...
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Xiaomi Mi5s plus' display won't turn on after updating LOS

I encountered a very strange problem with my Mi5s plus (natrium). I was flashing the recent LOS 20180717 version, Open GApps Aroma and Magisk 16.0 via TWRP (in that order). That's my usual procedure ...
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Change USB connection mode using ADB only (broken screen)

I am trying to use Vysor to control my Moto G5 which has a broken screen (completely black). It appears to be working otherwise (rings when called etc). However, I cannot connect to my PC using USB ...
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Flashing update.zip signed with OEM keys return “failed to verify whole-file signature”

I have an update.zip which include an APK in the system/priv-app/ folder, a boot and shutdown animations and an SSH server among other things. I have the private and public keys of the OEM who sold me ...
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Dumping a ROM image completely

As you know when we compile SDK or download a stock ROM, it contains some partitions(system,recovery,boot,...). We can unpack this image to partitions with some tools. (or with a simple C code) But ...
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How to fix a Nexus 9 that bootloops after an official update?

Summary Nexus 9 Never rooted the device and boot loader is locked Stuck in a boot loop since an android update Factory Reset doesn't work Recovery mode doesn't work Can't flash anything Can't unlock ...
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Unable to flash custom recovery in Samsung j1 ace

I am trying to use the TWRP custom recovery on my device but am unable to do so. First I made sure I had the latest ADB and Samsung drivers. Downloaded the TWRP .tar file which is compatible( I think ...
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Red exclamation mark at top left when booting phone

was experimenting( more specifically, trying to flash ROMs) with my Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace(rooted). It was all going well till I tried flashing the TWRP recovery mode. I followed all the steps ...