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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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Cannot boot to bootloader, fastboot or recovery

I have Sony Xperia Z2 with Cyanogenmod 1220150305 I cannot boot into any recovery based applications. I have tried with the phone off and the down and up volume buttons, I have tried with apps that ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash --...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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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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Enable USB debugging through recovery mode and ADB sideload

This is a follow-up question to Apply update from ADB: how to use it when you are locked out of the device. Basically, I intend to somehow use this command to remove the lock screen: adb sideload ...
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Installing android firmware from default recovery mode via sd card

I have an extra phone i.e samsung sgh i997 at home. A while back i installed clockwork recovery and installed cynogenmod rom on it. Then somehow out of stupidity or accident it went back into the ...
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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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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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"Cannot validate Device Tree Table. Can't get fdt" error on Samsung A9 Pro

I just purchased this phone and when I turned it on, I got the following error: An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the Emergency recovery function in the Smart Switch PC ...
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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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Unable to reboot Sony Xperia XA in recovery mode

In order to root a Sony Xperia XA phone I followed the steps described here, until the step to reboot the device in recovery mode. Using an Ubuntu computer and the phone connected by USB, I ran the ...
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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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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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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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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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Convert OTA stock firmware zip into image file for recovery using SD card

I have a bricked TV Box MeCool HM8 and I need to restore it to factory settings. Unfortunately, I have the stock firmware in zip format. I need to convert it into image format to be able to use an SD ...
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How to recover data on a phone stuck in boot?

I know it is a common question. But I have been browsing the internet for the past 2 days and I can't find the answer to my specific case. So, I have a Redmi Note 5 pro Indian model. But for the past ...
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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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TWRP stuck at splash screen - Nexus 6P Android N

I am following this guide: [GUIDE] Unlock/Root/Flash for Nexus 6P The bootloader is already unlocked. Now I'm trying to flash the TWRP recovery. (Section 2). As the device runs Android N, I first ...
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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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No way to acess menu buttons on recovery mode - SM-T530NU [closed]

my SM-T530NU running on Android™ KitKat 4.4 has a "Device memory damaged" problem. I tried to factory reset via recovery mode but when I enter the recovery mode (by pressing power, volume up and home ...
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Fail when pull system files in twrp recovery

My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, bootloader is already unlocked, haven't rooted yet. I boot to TWRP with the command fastboot boot twrp-3.2.3-0-whyred.img. Then .\adb remount .\adb pull /system/fonts ...
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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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"Your data may be corrupt": /e/os booting into recovery and crashing on startup after running out of disk space

I am on a Fairphone 3 and run /e/os 1.9. Background I recently started to run out of disk space each time one of my apps (Signal messenger) started to create a new backup, as my free space was not ...
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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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TWRP recovery not launching

I have OnePlus 3 (A3003). I installed a custom ROM. Since then, I can't get to recovery mode. If I try booting into it, my phone gets stuck on the OnePlus logo. I tried flashing it with fastboot, C:\.....
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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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How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery?

I'm using Coolpad note 3 lite, running Android 5.1. I created internal memory backup using stock recovery. Files were created in this format: userdata_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS.backup = 2GB ...
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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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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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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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Bootloop after flashing TWRP (Also lost recovery)

So I was going to root this (previsouly healthy) BQ A4.5. Unlocked the bootloader and flashed TWRP from here: $ fastboot oem unlock (bootloader) Start unlock flow OKAY [ 32.954s] Finished. Total ...
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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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Access encrypted /data Partition over ADB and recovery (TWRP, LineageOS 16, Redmi Note 4)

I have a Redmi Note 4 (mido) Android phone with a broken screen: the screen lights up, but otherwise it stays entirely "black". I already replaced the screen, but with no luck - the cause of the error ...
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"Secure booting Error! Cause : boot certification verify" when trying to enter recovery and download mode on LG L Fino (D290n)

I have LG L Fino (D290N) and I am not able to start Android OS at all. I have tried to enter recovery mode, but unfortunately I am getting an error. Also, I've tried to enter download mode but the ...
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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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Unbrick Unlocked Huawei P10 - SOLVED

I messed around with my phone (Huawei P10 VTR-L29) and unfortunately bricked it. what happened To give you the whole story, I tried to root it, but during the root process I found out that the device ...
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HTC one infinite reboot. How to turn off bluetooth from adb?

This is my first question here... My problem is similar to the one explained here: HTC. infinite reboot. How to turn off bluetooth from adb? ..my HTC one rebooting continuously due to bluetooth. So I ...
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userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
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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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How to fix the recovery mode error?

I am trying to root my Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330 (4.1.2) following this guide. I have reached the point when I am intended to use the recovery mode menu (that is reached by holding volume-up when ...
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Change USB connection mode using ADB only (broken screen) [closed]

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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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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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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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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Some app is causing bootloop

It happened when Google Play was automatically updating apps. I guess, something went wrong and the phone suddenly restarted and was not able to turn on again. It always gets stuck on "Starting apps" ...

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