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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How to pull data from internal memory on an unrooted phone?

Yesterday, I suddenly discovered that I had lost all the user files on the internal memory of my android phone. All my photos, my music, my PDFs, audio recordings, everything. I will explain the ...
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Stuck on “Bootloader is unlocked” screen, can't boot into recovery

So I wanted to root my OnePlus 6 after updating to android 10 (OnePlus6Oxygen_22_OTA_041_all_1911142043_dde113e5 3cd0f9.zip) I tried booting into twrp via fastboot using fastboot flash boot twrp.img (...
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TWRP: Could not mount /data (even after format data / change file system)

I'm trying to root a Vernee M5. I installed TWRP - which worked - and tried to use it to install Magisk - which didn't work (my guess is because of encryption?). Now the phone always boots into ...
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Why fastboot not working?

There is a Lenovo Tab 2 a10-30L tablet. The device was reflashed, TWRP and CM13 were installed on it. The device cannot be booted in fastboot mode. When you switch to this mode, Android immediately ...
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Accidentally mklabel'ed the entire disk [duplicate]

So I recently got an old Nexus Tablet for an incredible low price and wanted to use it for Kali Nethunter. The problem was, that the /system partition is too small. So I used adb to transfer parted ...
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Is there a way to root an Android phone without unlocking the bootloader?

I've tried almost any method to root my ASUS ZenFone Live, but no one seems to work. Also I only need root, no unlocked bootloader (don't want to wipe data) or custom recovery (not essential ATM).
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Root integrity check on Infocus Epic 1 says “System Check FAIL!!”

When I did a root integrity check on my InFocus Epic 1 from recovery mode, it shows too many errors and at the end it says: Error:found 432 new files. Error:found 63 lost files. Error:found 15 ...
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Bricked Honor 9 - No Os, No recovery

I messed up with everything. The only thing that works it's fastboot, I can still flash .img but when I reboot it get stucked on bootloader and can't enter neither recovery or system(Just erecovery ...
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Samsung Note 5: Heimdall recovery flash completes, but device stuck “Downloading…”

I downloaded TWRP from twrp.me, and ran heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --no-reboot On my Samsung S5 that was in Download Mode. heimdall seems to have completed successfully: Heimdall v1.4.2 ...
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Can't boot into TWRP recovery after flashing custom ROM?

I flashed the latest pixel experience Android Q build for Redmi note 7 pro using the TWRP recovery after unlocking the bootloader. The ROM seems to be working fine and the phone boots into it without ...
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How to resolve endless bootloop on Kyocera Hydro VIEW (C6742)?

Does anyone know of any method to access the ADB shell, the bootloader, or fastboot mode on the Kyocera Hydro VIEW while it will NOT boot to the Android OS? Similar to the question here (Optimizing ...
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Using a keyboard to send Volume Up signal to confirm flash on device without volume rocker?

Background I have a tablet that I am trying to fastboot flash a custom ROM on. The problem is this tablet has no volume rocker. In order to flash, fastboot requires you to press volume on the device ...
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How do I bypass the RSA authentication dialog box to enable controlling phone from adb?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S with a broken screen (cannot see or touch anything) For more context please see my old questions here and here. I have already tried these: Can I ...
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Recover data from android device with broken touch and screen

I need to recovery the data from an android device. I have a Redmi Note 7 with broken touch screen. Furthermore half of the display is black and the other half very buggy. Unlocking the phone is ...
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Android Lollipop Boot Issue

ASUS Zenfone 5 A501CG ; Switched Off, Power button and Volume buttons are broken. When I connect charger It shows USB Sign and goes off as shown in Video Link. Please Watch It. I have Important ...
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How can I boot into TWRP from LineageOS Recovery?

My phone is in bootloop. It keeps booting to TWRP Recovery. I want to trouble shoot this. How can I boot into TWRP to do this?
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How do I install OTA updates while rooted with Magisk?

First of all, here are my specs (let me know if I'm missing anything): Device: Moto G7 (river) OS: Android 9 Build Number: PPOS29.114-134-2 Magisk Version: 20.0 Magisk Manager Version: 7.5.3 I ...
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Broken Phone Power Button and ADB not detecting device. NEED HELP!

So the power button on my phone (Asus Zenfone 3 laser) no longer works and the phone is powered off. I have charged it up and gotten it to the android recovery menu by holding down power and ...
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How can I install CWM on Android-x86?

I wonder how can I install CWM/TWRP to Android-x86 for rooting, flashing, debugging etc. ? Does anyone know how to do it?
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Unbrick a hard bricked HT16

I tried to root my HT16 phone. I first flashed a TWRP recovery image (I don't remember which version, I used the version adviced in a tutorial) with fastboot and then tried to reboot. I don't ...
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Is it possible to boot into a different recovery from TWRP?

Normally I boot into TWRP with fastboot boot twrp.img Is it possible, after I boot into TWRP with the above command, to boot into a different version of TWRP (from a different image) without ...
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Recovery chances for SD card - used as android internal memory - which got formatted by another mobile?

I used a micro SD card in a Nokia Smartphone for years as internal storage. I ejected it to test if another phone detects this type of SD card. Although we planned to just see if it is detected, ...
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Error after error in booting and in recovery mood

My tablet brand is ASUS and its android's version is 5.0.1. It shows many error likes Unfortunately com.android.setings has stopped, Unfortunately UI has stopped, Unfortunately Launcher has stopped ...
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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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How to enter recovery mode with an OTG keyboard?

I would like to know how to boot my Mediatek tablet into recovery mode by using a physical keyboard (OTG) because my volume key doesn't work. And I can't boot to the OS to enable the USB debugging.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 stuck at boot - power button not working in recovery mode

my Samsung Galaxy S7 is stuck in boot with the "no command" error screen. I found out I can possibly fix the problem by wiping the cache partition, and have found the recovery menu to do this. ...
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How to create a backup image (*.ab) of Android Device that is not booting up?

I am just a usual android user, owning 9-10 android devices. My Mom's Android device automatically turned off yesterday and while booting up again, it was stuck in the company Logo and was not ...
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LG G3 D855 with lineageos: hangs while booting, recovery partition damaged, no connection from adb

I accidently damaged the recovery partition on a LG G3 D855 with Lineage15.1 OS was still booting ok, but I wasn't able to get TWRP on recovery again, as the device was not routed. I used a one-click-...
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How to use setprop via adb shell in recovery?

I messed up flashing a beta Android Q build on my phone. After that, I can't flash my stable ROM without error 7 in TWRP - device mismatch. Removing the assert works, but not a permanent solution. ...
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How do i install firmware or recovery menu when android smartphone reboots every 5 seconds?

I tried to install TWRP to TP-LINK Neffos C5A and phone started to reload every 5 seconds. Now i just want it to work. So, i tried to enter some menu (Volume UP + Power, Volume DOWN + Power, Volume ...
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How do i install firmware or recovery menu when android smartphone reboots every 5 seconds? [duplicate]

I tried to install TWRP to TP-LINK Neffos C5A and phone started to reload every 5 seconds. Now i just want it to work. So, i tried to enter some menu (Volume UP + Power, Volume DOWN + Power, Volume ...
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Cannot unlock bootloader on Mediatech tablet

I have a tablet that someone gave me to fix. It is just some generic chinese mediatek tablet. It hangs forever at boot. The android logo pops up and then it just sits there in the animation forever. I ...
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Accidentally rebooted OnePlus 6 with no OS installed, how to get back to TWRP?

In the process of installing LineageOS on my OnePlus 6 A6003, I accidentally pressed "reboot to system" when there was no OS installed. How can I get back to TWRP? I've tried holding Power+Vol Down ...
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Why does my twrp custom recovery not work?

I've recently wanted to root my phone I unlocked the bootloader and followed a tutorial of how to add the twrp custom recovery I complete it and everything seems fine but when I turn on my custom ...
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Installing rom zip through TWRP replaces recovery instead of intalling os

I formatted my Oneplus 6t and was able to install TWRP, but when I install the zip for LineageOS, instead of installing it as the OS, it just replaces the TWRP recovery with a Lineage one, and I am ...
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How to copy / modify data from a soft-bootlooping Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) I have at hand was turned off after getting hot during standby. When trying to start it again, it was in a bootloop: Like usual, it first shows "Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-...
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Recovery approach for lost partition and encrypted F2FS

The Problem and Mystery My ZTE Axon 7 [Android 7] inexplicably wiped its emulated storage area /storage/emulated/0 while retaining all installed applications, albeit with settings wiped clean. There ...
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Twrp 0mb internal storage on lenovo k3 note k50-t5

I am not able to mount my internal storage on twrp showing 0mb. I tries flashing stock rom on sp flash tool but no success. I deleted my os by mistake and and tried to change file system on twrp also ...
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understanding / fixing Android recovery [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Mi A1, boot loader unlocked, rooted stock Android 8.1. I am using twrp-3.3.1 recovery. I am trying to replace stock recovery with TWRP recovery, and have made things worse (but not ...
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Factory reset, will the os revert?

Hi I just purchased an Android phone that came with Android Oreo. It's replacing a phone that had Android Pie. Shortly after I set up the new Android Oreo phone It upgraded to Android Pie, but because ...
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Missing recovery mode on Android?

I can't hard reset my Android phone it seems like my recovery mode is missing what should I do to make it back to normal or default? I already tried to perform hard reset but it only reboot to menu. ...
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Can i get into recovery mode on stock Xperia Z2 ? read more of this problem

my screen GOT self touch, but i suppose it's not physical problem, cause earlier when screen got weird clicking one time power button and unlocking = normal work what u think ? can u make to re ...
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Detail information on running scripts on the recovery screen

I am looking for more detail information regarding the process mentioned here: 1 https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2058944 2 https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=...
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Is there anything like live CD for android phones?

We can go into recovery mode in android phones, which is usually home+volume up+power for samsung phones This answer says that the recovery mode is like a simple OS that the device boots into. This ...
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Twrp recovery for mtk6763 (a/b) infinix note 5

Please i need help so much. My device dont have developers, and we don't have any custom recovery for this device, i don't have any idea to port twrp since recovery included in boot.img, also i don't ...
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Android twrp; Z5 compact; trying to find the recovery image to backup stock images

I am Trying to backup the recovery image on my phone, before I want to try out twrp and custom rom options. I got adb and fastboot working and the phone is unlocked. I can boot into the TWRP image for ...
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Flashing TWRP to MTK device with SP Flash tool not working

I need to root a custom MTK Android device. This device does not have volume keys at all so unlocking bootloader is impossible.(If anyone knows differently please educate me) What I did previously ...
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my phone stuck in recovery mode after uncompleted recovery process Samsung S6

my phone screen was broken one week ago, and I tried to recover my photos with Dr fone. But the matter is that while I was recovering my data the dr fone software did not responded, and shutdown on my ...
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Galaxy Note 4 stuck on sprint logo - need help with recovering photos

My Note 4 started randomly turning off and on a while ago and I thought it was because it was getting overheated so I would pull the battery out and cool it off before turning it back on. Now the ...
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I forgot my password and need to reset but it won't power off

Galaxy E tab won't power off so I can reset it.