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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Recover Data from Boot Looping OnePlus6

I have a OnePlus 6 (all stock except developer options enabled) that randomly started doing a boot loop in the night, I CANNOT lose the data from this phone, any suggestions to recover it? We are in ...
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Force boot to bootloader (device always boots to recovery)

I was trying to flash TWRP onto my Android tablet (Lenovo TB-X306F), but something went wrong and it failed. Now, every time I boot, no matter what I do (sending adb commands or pressing physical ...
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What are the content of backup generated using Android system recovery?

I have an old Android Lollipop phone stuck on boot loop. I backed it up using recovery to my SD card. What are the files included in that backup? Does it contain my application and its data, or it ...
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Can't enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A10s after bootloader unlock

So I unlocked my Samsung Galaxy A10s bootloader and wanted to flash TWRP. After flashing it, I realized I can't enter recovery mode. If I keep pressing the power + vol up, it just shows the bootloader ...
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What will happen if I tried to boot into twrp recovery without flashing it (not made for my device)

As their is no twrp recovery for my device (vivo 1802 mtk device) I was thinking of booting into twrp recovery not made for my device specifically Without flashing it. To get the job done maybe some ...
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Do android roms with only boot.img file available in fast boot rom don’t have separate recovery.img

I have phone named Vivo Y83 /(vivo1802) I wanted the stock recovery image of my device to port twrp recovery since it’s not officially available for my device. But after getting hands on my fastboot ...
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How can I rebuild /data/system/packages.xml?

Today, I tried to manually modify the /data/system/packages.xml file to completely uninstall an app, but I accidentally deleted the whole file, and now the phone won't boot up. I tried to re-flash the ...
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Recovering media which is deleted month before from android 10 mobile storage

I have deleted a some media files month before, then I used my mobile as usual. Yesterday I performed a factory reset to mobile clean since it's storage is full. Now I need to get back my media which ...
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Can't install TWRP to my Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE (lisa)

Every time I try to install TWRP (or any other custom recovery) to my Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE (lisa), I get these errors. If I try fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img, I get this error: Sending 'recovery'...
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How to recover files from a Pixel 3 XL that cannot boot anymore

My Pixel 3 XL is up-to-date regarding the OTA updates i.e. I have the latest firmware installed. I've never done anything special regarding "tweaking", such as enabling the developer mode i....
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TWRP boot freeze (Pixel 5)

I'm trying to install TWRP for the first time on my Pixel 5. I followed the instructions on https://twrp.me/google/googlepixel5.html, downloaded the latest image and bootet it with: PS C:\platform-...
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Halp...soft-bricked A40 after uninstalling apps ADB [duplicate]

I may have just messed up my smartphone and really need your help. I wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware on my A40 and read online that one can actually uninstall many apps via the Windows ...
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I have an old android tablet, how do I update it? [duplicate]

Ice cream OS on an Irulu x10 tablet, is there anyway to update to a new version of OS without cracking open the tablet to look at the CPU/board model numbers for an updated firmware flash?
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Password unlock from recovery menu

What do I door the steps to reset or unlock the phone pin on a Motorola phone.. I have already powered device off and am. Ow at.the recovery menu so what do I do to unlock this phone e even have the ...
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Can't relock bootloader

So i'm trying to relock my bootloader after unlocking it. I have a Realme 5 pro and i tried relocking it using adb and fastboot flashing lock but it gives me the following error: FAILED (command write ...
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Manually decrypt data from recovery-mode?

AFAICT, Android builds upon Linux' standard fscrypt as implemented in ext4 and f2fs. I know my pattern and have access to a shell with any Linux program in it. How can I decrypt /data manually, ...
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Shut down the Android OS partially into a "recovery mode"/recovery runlevel

Android fundamentally still is a Linux system which have runlevels/targets intended for recovery purposes. Is it possible to stop the Android OS far enough so that Apps, the UI and most system ...
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How to back up encrypted /data atomically in Android 12?

I accidentally upgraded my phone to Android 12 instead of a newer Android 11 and, to my dismay, it seems encryption was changed in a way that makes TWRP unable to decrypt my /data. For backups, I ran ...
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Lenovo Tab P11 erased recovery mode, need to hard reset with computer

I erased recovery_a and recovery_b, Unnofficial TWRP doesn't work. need a recovery that works. Won't boot into twrp and need a hard reset. Can't access OS but fastboot works. HELP!
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Boot into recovery without Volume Key

My Android 9 Phone is stuck in bootloop. It is rooted. My phone Vol Down Key is broken. Is there a way to boot into recovery without using vol button. (similar questions only had device specific ...
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Fastboot erase userdata recover deleted files

As per the title I have ran a fastboot erase userdata command on my OnePlus 6T device. It has deleted all of the userdata but there were files which i forgot to pull of prior. Is there still a chance ...
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How to transfer files from semibricked android via adb

I have a OnePlus Nord and recently updated to android 12 after a few days my phone screen became suddenly black and phone is vibrating on its own. I tried restarting it but it turns on but shows black ...
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How to fix tecno spark 7 PR651 struck at boot animation?

I was trying an experiment on bypassing factory reset protection(FRP) on my Tecno Spark 7 F6317 PR651 Android 11. I bypassed the setup screen enter chrome and download Google Account Manager(GAM) and ...
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Phone is not working and in fastboot device is showing as "???????????? fastboot"

I have a realme 2 pro and I wanted to revert it back to stock rom. I had orangefox recovery installed at the time. I tried flashing an ozip file for the device and just call it my stupidity but I the ...
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Huawei MediaPad T5 (AGS2-L09) stuck at TWRP

I unlocked bootloader on Huawei MediaPad T5 (AGS2-L09). Then I put TWRP on it and everything was fine until I installed UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip using TWRP. After that the tablet stuck at Huawei ...
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How can I get root or TWRP without being able to enter any recovery?

I have a phone running Android Marshmallow (6) and apps constantly crash. Most apps I would like to use do not support Android 6. I would like to update to a custom ROM or a newer version. adb and ...
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How to wipe cache from Mi Recovery Mode (no root, no OEM unlocked)?

I saturated my phone memory, and while attempting to restart it to delete files, it got stuck on the "Mi" logo. I only have a partial backup. Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, not rooted, not &...
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How do I boot into recovery mode on an HTC Dream/G1?

I'm trying to revive and root an old HTC Dream. According to every ten-year-old tutorial I've been able to find, you should be able to boot into recovery mode by holding the Home + Power button as you ...
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unlock password screen for htc m8 steps

I have an HTC M8 that is password screen locked. I'm tryin to save the data on this phone. Can't get into settings cause its locked. Tried to install Twrp fastboot but can't I think because usb ...
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Open keyboard in Android recovery mode

So I am taking the CompTIA A+ certification courses and on one of the sections about radio firmware, they say after placing Update.zip in the root of the SD card to boot into recovery then press Alt+S ...
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How should I partition my android device? Should I use gpt or msdos?

so I got myself into a really bad situation and I need to re-partition my device. I already pushed parted and mkfs to /sbin (following this guide) and made them executable with chmod 777, i just need ...
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how to root android box without internet

I am trying to root my android box, but one click root apps refuse to connect to the internet, is there a way to root without internet or android recovery (as adb refuses connection and i dont have ...
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how to install recovery for s7 in bootloop and not recognized by USB

My samsung galaxy s7 (SM-G930F) that was installing LineageOS 18.1 is stuck in a bootloop and I can not get into recovery or pretty much do anything. I can however get into download mode, but the ...
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S7 Broken/Black Screen and no Digitizer. Rooted with TWRP

I have broken my S7 screen and now its completely black with no touch at all. Phone is rooted with TWRP custom recovery. I can access it though ADB from recovery but when booted normally i'm ...
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Does Samsung have a tool similar to Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool of Motorola?

My Motorola smartphone would not boot after an update and then I used Rescue and Smart Assistant Tool of Motorola to reinstall a new Android OS on my phone. Now, I am considering to buy a Samsung ...
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How to install custom ROM on Android after increasing system partition?

I wanted to install a GSI image on Redmi Go, but the GSI image size was 2 GB and the system partition on the device is 1.3 GB, so I followed this guide to increase the system partition. I increased ...
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crDroid strange Always On Display behaviour?

I'm using crDroid 7.12 based on A11 on my Poco M2 Pro (codename miatoll). Everything works as it should, except for Always On Display. AOD does its job fine for the first few minutes, and then the ...
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Cannot boot Alba 6 to recovery mode

For reference, I am using an Alba 6 that will not boot into Android (From what I remember, it was Android 7), and it is not rooted, or anything fancy like that. The phone will not boot into Android, ...
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How to get to fastboot on a corrupted recovery&os tv box

I have accidentally used twrp to flash a bad .img file to the Recovery partition and ever since recovery cannot be booted into via physical means nor would Android boot. Is there a way to boot to ...
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Samsung Galaxy J7 prime G610F FRP Lock

Hello to the one reading this post, Samsung Galaxy j7 prime SM-G610F Problem : Because I only have 16 GB internal storage and the system takes 5 GB of space. I wanted to root my phone because I wanted ...
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What is the /data/misc folder?

I recently ditched my phone's stock ROM for a lightweight custom one. After transferring my files over, reinstalling apps and reconfiguring settings, I wanted to perform a full backup of the phone's &...
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Can't boot into Recovery mode. Prestigio Multipad 2 Pro Duo 7.0

so I've had the Prestigio Multipad 2 Pro Duo 7.0 for a hell of a long time. Sitting in a box, the tablet worked fine when we bought it back in like 2015 for like 2 - 3 weeks and then we started to run ...
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How can I get into my Xiaomi Poco M2 (bootloader locked) that won't boot

I uninstalled the 'com.xiaomi.finddevice' package from my phone and on the next reboot the phone spent 5 minutes displaying the miui logo and then went to the recovery menu on its own.The recovery ...
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Disabling dm-verity using 9008(edl) mode?

My device blocks fastboot flash command, so I can only flash images using QFIL under 9008(edl) mode. By enabling OEM Unlock in dev settings, Magisk-patched boot image works well. However, when I flash ...
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Trying to get TWRP working, healthd is not present in stock ROM

I'm a TWRP maintainer for the SM-T110 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite), and I'm trying to fix some issues I get while booting up TWRP. The device halts for a while during boot time, and then TWRP starts. ...
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How to use /dev/urandom?

As a follow up to my previous question, I decided to use /dev/urandom to overwrite my data. But how do I use it? where do I type that? could you walk me into the steps to do it? and is it better to do ...
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Bootloop and inaccessible recovery mode. Fastboot stops when connected to PC

I have ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2. I installed Pixel Experience and recently tried to update it, but it stuck in a boot loop. My bootloader is unlocked and the device is not rooted. Also, the Recovery ...
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Where to find Memos app folder in Samsung Galaxy J3

I am having a major problem with my Galaxy J3 (besides just being a J3 ^_^). The thing has been doing random reboots when in the middle of work, went to the bios screen a couple times, then started ...
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Not receiving line verification code

Hi I broke my old phone and can't get it on at all. Installed line on to my new phone, it says it will send a verification code so that I can verify my account but I never receive any code. It also ...
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How to get to recovery mode on a passcode locked LM-T600MS (Metro PCS) that will not power off and stay off but only wlll power off and restart?

When I attempt to power off it is asks for the passcode and will not allow it to be powerd off and stay but, if I select the power off and restart option it will power off to start right back up.Now ...
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