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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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.
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Complete formatting and clean installation of an updated software

I have Oppo R7 which tells me its internal storage is full despite me not putting any file in the internal storage. When I try to factory reset or hard reset it, it only leaves me with 200 MB instead ...
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install a flashable zip, using the “Install Update from SD card” option built into any stock recovery

I'm looking for a way to install a flashable zip (no OTA zip), using the "Install Update from SD card" option built into any stock recovery, without installing a custom recovery. Is there any way to ...
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My smartphone doesn't work

The problem is a bit weird and long, and no matter what I try, I can't seem to fix it... here is the detailed problem: I was browsing a website using Google Chrome, all of sudden, the gapps stopped ...
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Can't boot into system or recovery

I had the Pixel Experience ROM on Redmi Note 7 Pro which got an OTA update and after the update was installed it got stuck on the boot logo of the phone, the usual keys for recovery mode don't work. ...
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Can't erase cache using fastboot on OnePlus2

My OnePlus2 (I think using OxygenOS) displays start icons (normal logo and fastboot, depending on how I boot it), however, afterwards the screen always remains black, while the phone responds to key ...
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Recover media from Android backup files

first time I ask a question here so I'll try to explain myself at my best. English is not my native language, so please bear with me. In 2017 I had an Asus Zenfone 2 that got bricked plus it doesn't ...
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TWRP unable to wipe or format `Failed to mount '/system' (Device or resource busy)`

I'm trying to install LineageOS and then GAPPS on my Pixel XL from TWRP recovery. I'll try to Advance Wipe the /systems directory and Format Data, but I continue to get multiple errors: Failed to ...
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SP Flash Tool does not recognize the firmware scatter file

I have a neffos X1 Lite and it seems that it boots only in the twrp recovery console. Anyway I am trying to restore my official recovery console (i have no backup) using the official firmware http://...
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bootloader boot loop

I got a new Pixel 2 and wanted to load an TWRP backup from my previous Pixel 2 (with stock ROM) onto it, instead of setting it up freshly. So I booted the new device clicked through the settings ...
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Recovery image without root functionality for an Xperia Z1 Compact

A friend of mines child has a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a lot of what I would call Criminal Energy (he proved that on several occasions). Because he did a lot of stuff on his phone which he is not ...
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If I reset my phone, will it also TRIM the fragmented eMMC?

I know that Android supports fstrim but it only works if the phone is idle for a long time while charging. I think my phone is too fragmented and is lacking performance so I want to reset it but I am ...
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Copy files from Nexus 5 Hammerhead via Recoverymode to a PC (Win 7)

i wanted to reuse my old Nexus 5 Hammerhead, but i forgot my android PIN. So i thought, just to reinstall a new Lineage OS. But i want to save my data before hand. I can see the data when i boot into ...
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Is there a way to enter recovery mode without using home and volume keys?

I have a Samsung device and i need to use the Android recovery mode for some reason.As for Samsung, i have to use the volume-down and home key to enter recovery mode But the problem is, my home key ...
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Put GApps file on Android bsp for nxp development board

I have an embedded system development board nxp MCIMX7ULP-EVK with Android BSP (Android 8.1) installed on it (link). The board by default does not have google play service on it. I downloaded ...
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Entering recovery mode without physical buttons

I have a Chinese Android unit without physical buttons, stuck in a bootloop (the home screen appears but the unit resets after a few seconds). When I connect a USB keyboard and press ALT GR and PRT ...
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Is there a way to enable USB debugging from fastboot?

I have a Nvidia Shield Tablet that froze on me. After powering down it hangs on the nvidia boot up screen when I try to boot it up. Nvidia support says it is a 'soft-brick', as I can't get into ...
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How to fix “fastboot FAILED (command write failed (No such file or directory))” error?

I was trying to flash TWRP recovery image in my MI 8 SE on my windows 10 laptop. I can detect my device in fastboot mode, but when i try to flash the image i get this error target didn't report max-...
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Recover manually deleted call history

I was looking for an outdated third party call backup app which does not update instantaneously at the deletion of logs via the default phone app. Would that be necessary or is there any other way I ...
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“System ui has stopped working” error on not opening phone

I have an LG K10 mobile phone. I was on Whatsapp and my phone gave an error saying that there is no enough space. Then, it restarted itself and gave "Unfortunately, system ui has stopped working" ...
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Lenovo vibe k5 hard bricked

My lenovo vibe k5 has been hard bricked. The screen is completely black out, only the red led light flashes when i plugin the usb cable into my device. I tried to flash custom rom using the QFIL but ...
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Last time booted into recovery mode

Is there a way to find the last time an Android device was booted into recovery mode? Trying to help out a friend who had someone, seemingly, attempt to wipe the device. When the device was returned ...
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Decryption Unsuccessful after data wipe and format

P9 Lite, everything was fine until this evening when I updated from Magisk 18 to 19.1 Got Decryption unsuccessful error, flashed magisk uninstaller, wiped data + cache + dalvik and tried data format ...
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Can't flash custom TWRP recovery image on Motorola Moto G7 Power phone

I've got a brand new Motorola Moto G7 Power running Android 9. I also have Ubuntu 19.04 running on my desktop. I want to root the phone. I've managed to unlock the bootloader using Motorola's ...
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can't access recovery mode after flashing clockworkmod

I flashed clockworkmod through adb and fastboot but after fastboot reboot my phone goes into boot stuck in the logo. after that I turned it off and go to bootloader recovery mode but after selecting ...
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SELinux Policy from Permissive to Enforcing

Using Nexus 5 with AospExtended ROM (Android 9) 19/04/05 The ROM, by default, has the SELinux policy set to Permissive instead of Enforcing. Is there any way, perhaps using TWRP Recovery, to change ...
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How to wipe the cache partition of a Samsung Tablet?

I am trying to wipe the cache partition of a Samsung Tablet GT-P5100 which does not start the Android operating system any more. Only the Samsung logo is displayed before it starts over. Therefore, I ...
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Black screen with only the Wi-Fi and Battery Status visible - RCA Mercury 7L / RCT6773W22BM

Make and Model: RCA Mercury 7L - RCT6773W22BM Android Version: Unknown, but research shows it was made in 2017. Exact Issue: Tablet will power on. However, when it reaches the home screen all you ...
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What do you do?

If you happen to have a rooted phone I would think if device is equipped The obvious choice to store recoveries and zip files so that they are readily available would be Sd card... So I was in a bit ...
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Redmi 3 stuck on bootloop with no recovery mode access

I have a Redmi 3 MIUI7 that I recently flashed with MIUI9 using TWRP. Right after flashing, I tried to boot it but it stuck on a bootloop. Since I haven't booted into the ROM and can't do so because ...
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Forgot password + broken home button

a friend of mine forgot her Unlock Pattern of her Galaxy A5 (2015). Apperantly the latest stock android version that runs on it is Marshmallow. My idea was to simply put it in recovery to just wipe ...
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How to erase Kyocera recovery partition

I'd like someone tell me how to erase the recovery partition in Kyocera phones. The thing is that I need to power it in fastboot mode, and that is the only way, it's only possible if the recovery ...
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Device boots old version after update TWRP

Out of the blue, my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 wifi) made a reboot and got stuck in the loading screen. So I tried to install a new ROM (sideload), but noticed that I can't because then the ...
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Why can't I write to recovery using fastboot on A/B device?

I'm trying to flash TWRP Recovery into my Mi A2 recovery. However I get the error when flashing: ~$ fastboot flash recovery twrp.img FAILED (remote: '(recovery_a) No such partition') Does anyone ...
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Copy files from Linux to Android without any OS

I'm trying to install lineage 15.1 on my old Sony Xperia V LT25i, which has had a couple of other OS's since the original. When I started the process I could not access the internal memory at all, ...
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I am in stuck with rebooting Samsung S5 in normal mode rather than recovery mode. How to fix?

Consider the following thing first: My Power Button doesn't work at all. My phone was on and I connected the phone with PC and ran the following command in adb adb reboot recovery Then it opened ...
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ADB Access in TWRP recovery mode - samsung A3, Linux

I can access my Samsung A3 (a3xelte) in "normal" mode in Linux using adb. Today I installed the TWRP 3.2.3-0 recovery mode and entered it. According to this DroidWiki article(the article is in German),...
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Lost File on Samsung Phone

So I have a 125gb SD card in my Samsung J7(2016), and since I have enormous amount of space to put such files (no flex), I tried copying lots of files in my SD card including movies, lots of songs, ...
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Unable to install custom ROM, missing options in recovery menu

In recovery, perform a full factory reset, wipe cache, dalvik cache and wipe data/factory reset. (source: https://www.naldotech.com/how-to-install-custom-roms-on-nexus-6p-with-custom-recovery/) But ...
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Razer Phone 1 no such partition problems

I was currently having problems with my phone boot looping and tried to go into recovery or use twrp to stop it but they both failed. I read by using the flash_all dat that it will flash the factory ...
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Does mount /system in stock recovery work to root the Android system?

I have an Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5040 on Android 6.0. I rebooted into the stock recovery for the first time, and to my surprise I found a Mount /system option available. Now my question is: Can this ...
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Project FRP Destroyer on XDA, i need help with format

Alright, I'm not sure where this is supposed to go, I'm not sure if it relates more to custom recovery users, so... Android Enthusiasts, or Stack Overflow because it deals with commands... Anyway, ...
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using printenv in script sh in recovery TWRP return error execv failed : Exec format error

for example just try this script #!/sbin/sh printenv | grep sdcard >> /tmp/tong.txt in recovery.log i've run_program: execv failed: Exec format error run_program: child exited with status 1 ...
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How can i get the path to the external and internal card in recovery TWRP using sh file

From TWRP recovery I am looking for how to find the path to the external card and internal memory using a sh script. My question is how to get path from internal and external memory and put it in a ...
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how to display text on TWRP recovery screen using a sh file?

I'm trying to display message on TWRP 3.2.3-0 recovery screen using a .sh file. i was thinking using echo command to make that. my update-script is like this ifelse(is_mounted("/system"), unmount("/...
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How large can a “recovery” like TWRP be?

Perhaps someone can correct my understanding. True or false: TWRP is copied into the "recovery" directory and can be executed after reboot. True or false: Running TWRP does not require an unlocked ...
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Is possible to read the memory from my phone (S6) in recovery mode?

I have a problem with my Samsung S6, it restart continuously in a loop, I can see the home screen and interact with it but only for 5 or 10 seconds before it boot again. I think the only solution ...
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How to install recovery

I have leeco s3 x622 phone model, I lost everything like recovery, TWRP and android system when I was trying to install a new Rom. Now the phone screen does not turn on, a charging light is turning on ...
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...