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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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Wiping all data, without hard resetting my phone

I have to delete all the data on my Android device, without being able to hard reset or factory reset my phone. To explain this precarious situation, my phone has a Power button, that no longer works, ...
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Pull photos from Pixel 6a recovery mode, or fix bootloop problem

My wife's Pixel 6a battery died during use and when I charged it and restarted it, it is stuck in a bootloop. I have the option for a factory reset which I assume will work, but I have photos that ...
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If I install TWRP on ramdisk, what is the button combination to boot into TWRP?

If we install our TWRP in ramdisk, which button combination do we need to boot again into the TWRP? In Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro 4G, there is no recovery partition, but there is a recovery software which we ...
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My Samsung A51 locked for 24 hrs

My Samsung A 51 got locked for 24 hrs as I was using it with finger print but my little kid did multiple attempts on pattern, now I am doing attempt every after 24 hrs, I know there is no possible way ...
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Unable to mount '/metadata'

I am using MiMax2 and trying to flash crdroid ROM with TWRP. While formatting data, this error shows up: unable to mount '/metadata' When sideloading through ADB, it shows error: assert failed ...
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How to read boot logs when stuck in a boot loop?

My Sony Xperia 1 V is using an unofficial build of LineageOS (rooted with Magisk) and after a few weeks of working fine, became stuck in a bootloop. I can access Fastboot and Recovery fine, and I ...
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How to mount userdata while in recovery?

My Sony Xperia 1 V is using an unofficial build of LineageOS (rooted with Magisk) and after a few weeks of working fine, became stuck in a bootloop. I can access Fastboot and Recovery fine, and I ...
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Huawei old model U9200 factory reset problem

I want to reset my Huawei Ascend P1 XL U9200E because I forgot my password, but USB debugging is not enabled and my volume-up button is not working. How can I go to recovery mode, or do you know any ...
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TWRP Black Screen on Samsung Galaxy A9 2018

I want to install TWRP on my Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 (SM-A920F). The problem is that every time I install it, I can't boot into TWRP. It is just a Black Screen, and then it reboots into the system. I ...
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root galaxy sm-a520w with custom recovery

I need to root sm-a520w with a custom recovery.i do have a windows 7 laptop to help me.i am very new a d need very well explained directions
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Coolpad Note 3 (8676 I02) Boot Issue on Fastboot

This is the First Display On the Screen When I on the Mobile. Its Automatically Move to the Second Screen, It Shows Only Up and Down , If I Press The Volume Key, There is No Response From The Mobile ...
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There is a cable that takes the phone to recovery mode?

There is a cable to take the Samsung phone to recovery mode. Like the jig cable that takes the Samsung phone to download mode. The tp cable automatically takes the Huawei phone to recovery mode. The ...
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How to boot the phone in recovery mode in bootloop?

The phone's internal storage was full. Bootlooped due to lack of internal storage memory. How to boot the phone in recovery mode in bootloop?
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Samsung Galaxy S21 : Lineage Recovery: Failed to mount dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/cache

tree kernel CLO fstab.qcom samsung ode fstab flag ERROR: recovery:inotify_add_watch failed: No such file or directly ERROR: recovery: [libfs_mgr] skipping mounting ' /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/...
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How to install custom rom on completely broken screen

So I have a samsung S7 with a broken screen. It's completely black and no longer responsive. I've been using scrypy to control the device. It has twrp installed and its rooted. However, I want to ...
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Is it possible to reinstall Android recovery?

I have a phone which I unlocked the bootloader. Somehow it seems the recovery app disapeared, any chance I can reinstall it from adb or fastboot ?
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Xperia XZ1 - impossible to access bootloader after factory reset

I have this Xperia XZ1 which I unlocked the bootloader in the past to install custom Lineage through TWRP. As the distro wasn't working correctly with my carrier I reseted it to an official one. ...
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Unmountable System Partition Issue (TWRP)

I'm currently in the throes of a complex issue with my Android device (Phone Model: [Micromax Canvas Juice 2], Recovery: TWRP 3.0). I've exhausted several troubleshooting steps, and here's a detailed ...
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Huawei P9 Lite stuck on Vodafone Logo

I found my Huawei P9 Lite (VNS-L210) and I wanted to see if it still has photos of my baby brother in it, but I can't. It's stuck on the Vodafone logo. In eRecovery mode, when I try to connect it to ...
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DivestOS Mobile recovery image gives error on Heimdall

My Samsung Note 3 SM-N9005, the first time I used Heimdall I could successfully flash the recovery image from here (particularly this image). Now in download mode is current binary: custom and system ...
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S10e bricked, cannot get into recovery

I tried to change the logo that shows at boot, but it seems that I messed up and now my S10e is stuck on bootloop. The logo does not show at all and it reboots every 3 seconds (you can tell by the ...
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Booting into TWRP temporarily - A Couple of Queries

I'd like to know the following on booting & flashing custom recovery on my bootloader unlocked Huawei P9 EVA-L09: if i boot (not flash) into TWRP temporarily, and check it out if it works, will ...
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YABLS? (Yet Another Boot Loop Snafu?)

So I have read through quite a few bootloop posts but still haven't managed to resolve my issue (am very close to trying oden 2 linux...). Device: samsung galaxy tab a (sm-t350) what I did: Using ...
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custom roms - format data before or after flash?

Reading the XDA forums I've noticed some posts around custom ROM flashing instruct users to perform data format in a recovery (such as TWRP) at different times. My question is - should data format be ...
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Phone is bootlooping as I accidentally erased recovery.img

I'm using Realme C11 (2020) edition since it was released. I exchanged the stock rom with Pixel Experience. When doing that, I used TWRP to flash the PE. But as PE was officially not available for my ...
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How to fix bootloop after flashing GSIs with no recovery mode and fastboot available

I need help guys. I am new to flashing and usage of ADB and fastboot. I have a Tecno pouvoir 3 plus and i decided to flash a GSI because the phone comes with android 9 and the manufacturers didn't ...
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Stuck on Recovery Mode 3.0 screen in Redmi Y2

My Redmi Y2 phone was working fine for long time but suddenly I found that "VOLUME UP" key is not working so I tried to restart the phone but it got stuck into Recovery 3.0 screen. It only ...
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Wipe Data(Factory Reset) related logs should persist in the recovery log file right? (Stock android)

(Stock android.) "E:Cannot log to file /dev/fscklogs/log" -Other phones don't prompt this during the data wipe(factory reset), this is fecking intentional. Also it got no battery charging ...
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How to transfer files from Android to Windows without using ADB?

The phone is locked and I can't turn Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on. So, I need to find a way to transfer files to Windows. Is there a way to do it? I have found third party softwares but I will apply them as ...
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Oppo Find X6 Pro is detected as OPPO Reno 10 Pro 5G, how to reset the firmware?

I have just bought a second-hand Oppo Find X6 Pro and it has a global ROM on it. I don't know how they did it because there's no global version of the phone, but I think they might have tweaked the ...
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Device stuck in a bootloop

My Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700F is stuck in a bootloop after flashing. Now I need to clear cache, but my volume buttons are broken, can someone please help me to resolve this? UPD: Somehow managed to ...
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Data Recovery from old Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

Hi to all Android Enthusiasts! I have recently found one of my very first android phones, with many fond memories saved onto it. Now I can not access the phones data any more since I entered my ...
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How to turn on USB Debugging with a non functional touch screen?

I have an old Huawei Y3 2017. I replaced it's screen from a shop. But, the new touch didn't last long, making the phone useless. I tried to use an USB OTG mouse, but it didn't detected either. Then I ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Unbrick "hardbricked" Moto G8 Power

I tried to install LineageOS on my Moto G8 Power. After a reboot to recovery mode (done because the installer said it was needed for the a something) it didn't boot. All I get is that a QUSB(...) ...
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Transfer storage from stock recovery to PC

I made my backups and everything before attempting to upgrade to the latest security patch on my rooted phone (SM-G781B), but because of laziness ("it's gonna work 100%"), I didn't transfer ...
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Nokia x100 error no devices/emulators found

My Nokia x100 turns on but never goes passed the Nokia logo, USB debugging wasn't turned on when this happened so I'm stuck on how to either put into recovery mode or try to flash phone, have kali ...
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TWRP fails to mount data partition with error, says Invalid argument

I have a Fairphone 4 with /e/OS that I accidentally left a long download running overnight until the storage filled up. The phone also ran out of battery during this, and now it won't boot. The ...
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LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495) Android 6.0: Cannot Access Bootloader or Recovery

I have an older LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495). The tablet originally came with Android 5.1 but at some point received an official upgrade to 6.0. My ultimate goal is to hopefully root the device & ...
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Unbricking Vivo Y97 after flashing wrong recovery.img

It all started when I flashed the wrong recovery.img on my device. I have two Vivo Y97s with the exact model, version, and specs. I didn't realize that I need to port TWRP first on my recovery.img ...
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Data backup in recovery mode?

My Samsung a51 is broken and for some reason I can't turn it on, download mode is not available, only recovery mode. It has quite a lot of important data, mostly pictures. Is there a way to make a ...
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Creating a backup partition on Android

It would be lovely if I could manually allocate a portion of space to create a partition for backup that's separated from the other partions that gets wiped or replaced when flashing a custom rom so ...
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Mkbootimg: Repacking Android recovery produce corrupted image

I want to replace the kernel inside twrp 12.1 recovery with my kernel that I built. Now with only unpacking and repacking the recovery image I end up with an image of different size The recovery image ...
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"Wipe cache partition" is not in the recovery mode

I am using a Motorola Edge 20 Pro running Android 13. I ran into a problem and online search told me that wiping the cache partition via the recovery mode might solve it. When I go into the recovery ...
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Asus Zenfone 4 Max does not start anymore

I have quite an old mobile phone Asus Zenfone 4 Max (ZC520KL, X00HD_4) with Android 8.1.0. When starting, it asks for the schema to unlock then it restarts indefinitely, showing some recovering ...
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Bypass lockscreen PIN with broken screen (Android 7)

I've a Huawei P9 Plus running Android 7 with unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed. My screen is broken so I need to mirror my screen with scrcpy. I've tried ton of guides like this one to enable USB ...
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Android in system recovery mode gives an error on Windows

I have an old phone and I want to see if I can use adb in recovery mode on the device to mess around with the system, but when plugging the phone in after booting into recovery mode Windows ...
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how to use "mount /system" in Android Recovery Mode?

How can I mount /system in Android Recovery Mode on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime? Any article or tutorial on it would be helpful. I spent like 5 hours reading every forum post on how to do it. I'm ...
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How to lock or remove recovery options on an Android phone, specifically UleFone Armour X7 Pro?

At work, we have the Ulefone Armor X7 Pro to log activities and time. It is locked down by Hexnode for Work, but I was initially easily able to circumvent a lot of this by force-restating the phone (...
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"FAILED (remote: 'size too large')" when flashing recovery image of Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10

I'm trying to flash Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10. PS F:\android\Redmi 10\codice per il recupero del telefono\platform-tools> fastboot flash -S 4056M boot PixelExperience\recovery.img ...
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