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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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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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(adb) How to queue commands then boot into recovery and start the queue?

I will jump straight to the point... I need to create a queue of commands that will run immediately the next time I boot into the recovery I have tried this command from this thread by Firelord adb ...
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Recover files i deleted on my sd card

I deleted music files off my sd mini card I use on my LG phone i don't have a pc how can I get those back
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How-to recover a recorded and removed phonecall on a Android smartphone or harddisk?

What open-source and commercial are the best to recover a recorded phonecall on a Android smartphone or harddisk?
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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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How to boot into recovery and save data before factory reset kicks in?

My phone was accidentally put into factory reset (HARD reset via OEM menu). I forced it off before it booted back up after turning (to start the official reboot) How do I enter recovery BEFORE the ...
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Can't use adb while device is booted but can use adb in recovery mode

I have Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I can't use adb while my device it fully booted but I can use adb in recovery mode(TWRP). I can also use fastboot. One strange is that on my friends' computer, adb is ...
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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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Unable to repair data in TWRP recovery

First, my phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand New Plus. I have installed a mix of unofficial ROMs: Dotos ROM Magdisk rom TWRP recovery Unofficial boot to root my phone It worked fine for a week. While ...
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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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Choosing Suitable Options In Redwolf TWRP Recovery For OTA Update Support

I recently flashed the redwolf twrp recovery on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4(Snapdragon Variant)( code name - mido) which runs on MIUI10(beta) based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Now the reason behind the ...
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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 in Google Pixel 2!

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 ...
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Android 6 - cannot enter recovery mode

I'm hoping someone can save my sanity here.... I'm trying to install a new firmware on my daughter's old Android device - a wonderful Doogee X5 Pro. I really want to install some new firmware as this ...
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Need to recover data from Microd SD card which was undetectable and used as internal storage on mobile

I was using my MicroSD card as internal storage on android marshmellow and suddenly my device stopped detecting the Card. Removed it from Device mad connected to PC but it only asks to format the ...
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Do you still get OTA updates after flashing custom recovery?

I want to flash TWRP to my device, will I still get OTA Updates? I don't want to root, my only reason for flashing TWRP is so that I can take NANDROID BACKUPS & extract App Data from the NANDROID ...
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Use of “Mounted /system” with secret key combinations in recovery;

I just discovered that after pressing a secret key combination in recovery mode, the log below shows a message "Mounted /system". What's this used for? Thank you!
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How to root blackview a20

I have a blackview A20 which is a low spec phone running android oreo go. I would like to use this phone for experimentation with android development and learning about android on a cheap device ...
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Stolen phone recovered but is Google Account Locked

Is there anyone that can help me remove a Google Account that is not mine from my phone that has been recovered. It was stolen and somebody else has managed to put their Google Account details into ...
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Phone won't boot/start after successful flashing through QFIL

My phone was bricked, so I decided to flash my phone LYF f1s with the stock ROM through QFIL, but after after successful flashing it won't start !! Nothing happens, no matter which combination of ...
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Phone is either bricked or stuck in bootloop, can't access recovery mode

I was flashing a custom Rom onto my phone LYF F1s, that's when it automatically switched off !! It doesn't start anymore. Pressing power button plus volume down only brings up the boot logo screen. I ...
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root integrity check: System check FAIL!

In my attempts to troubleshoot a Notifications volume turning itself down problem on my HTC Desire 728, I selected in "system recovery" menu the option of root integrity check. It ran quickly, ...
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copy systemfiles to identical (misbehaving) device?

i have 2 identical phones, 1 borked by an app (thanks, Optus). i want to restore system files & apps from good device. there's nothing i care about losing on the borked item. can i copy system ...
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about recovery of aux file

Sir, yesterday i connected my device to computer. I was moving my file from device to laptop. This i was doing by opening my file of camera on phone as well.as on laptop. After sometime, what i see, a ...
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Bricked Vivo Y55L doesn't connect to QFIL

My Vivo Y55L was stuck in a boot loop and did not go ahead of the Vivo screen. I tried flashing the stock ROM through QFIL, but it gave me a EDL Firehouse error and the flash was unsuccessful. I ...
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how to install custom recovery without pc

I want to install custom recovery in intex aqua y2 pro without pc to avoid accidents. i have downloaded the cwm (touch)custom recovery.img(4mb) and the stock recovery (6mb) can i flash it through ...
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How to run TWRP recovery headless?

I have samsung s5 having damaged screen. Its screen is blank and touch is not working. I have checked USB debugging by connecting to tv via hdmi to enable adb and flashed twrp ecovery twrp-3.2.1-0-...
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i need help retrieving data from a phone in bootloop

my aunt has (had?) a samsung galaxy s2 plus. on that phone is a recording that is extremely precious to her. now here is the problem: the damn thing went into boot loop. i tried some things (...