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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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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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SOLVED - Unbrick unlocked Huawei P10

i have a p10 l09 wich has emui 5.1 which is very old and doesnt have dark mode so i wanted to upgrade it i first unlocked the bootloader with test point methode and it was unlocked fine. next it ...
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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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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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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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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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Wipe Data(Factory Reset) related logs should persist in the recovery log file right? (Stock android)

(Stock android.) "E:Cannot log to file /dev/fscklogs/log" -Other phones don't prompt this during the data wipe(factory reset), this is fecking intentional. Also it got no battery charging ...
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How to transfer files from Android to Windows without using ADB?

The phone is locked and I can't turn Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on. So, I need to find a way to transfer files to Windows. Is there a way to do it? I have found third party softwares but I will apply them as ...
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Oppo Find X6 Pro is detected as OPPO Reno 10 Pro 5G, how to reset the firmware?

I have just bought a second-hand Oppo Find X6 Pro and it has a global ROM on it. I don't know how they did it because there's no global version of the phone, but I think they might have tweaked the ...
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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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Data Recovery from old Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

Hi to all Android Enthusiasts! I have recently found one of my very first android phones, with many fond memories saved onto it. Now I can not access the phones data any more since I entered my ...
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How to turn on USB Debugging with a non functional touch screen?

I have an old Huawei Y3 2017. I replaced it's screen from a shop. But, the new touch didn't last long, making the phone useless. I tried to use an USB OTG mouse, but it didn't detected either. Then I ...
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Is it possible to install an app through normal Samsung recovery?

I was trying to install an app through recovery by flashing apk in flashable zip but it is not working. It is showing an error. What should I do?
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Unbrick "hardbricked" Moto G8 Power

I tried to install LineageOS on my Moto G8 Power. After a reboot to recovery mode (done because the installer said it was needed for the a something) it didn't boot. All I get is that a QUSB(...) ...
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Transfer storage from stock recovery to PC

I made my backups and everything before attempting to upgrade to the latest security patch on my rooted phone (SM-G781B), but because of laziness ("it's gonna work 100%"), I didn't transfer ...
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Nokia x100 error no devices/emulators found

My Nokia x100 turns on but never goes passed the Nokia logo, USB debugging wasn't turned on when this happened so I'm stuck on how to either put into recovery mode or try to flash phone, have kali ...
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TWRP fails to mount data partition with error, says Invalid argument

I have a Fairphone 4 with /e/OS that I accidentally left a long download running overnight until the storage filled up. The phone also ran out of battery during this, and now it won't boot. The ...
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LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495) Android 6.0: Cannot Access Bootloader or Recovery

I have an older LG G Pad F 8.0 (UK495). The tablet originally came with Android 5.1 but at some point received an official upgrade to 6.0. My ultimate goal is to hopefully root the device & ...
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Unbricking Vivo Y97 after flashing wrong recovery.img

It all started when I flashed the wrong recovery.img on my device. I have two Vivo Y97s with the exact model, version, and specs. I didn't realize that I need to port TWRP first on my recovery.img ...
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Data backup in recovery mode?

My Samsung a51 is broken and for some reason I can't turn it on, download mode is not available, only recovery mode. It has quite a lot of important data, mostly pictures. Is there a way to make a ...
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Creating a backup partition on Android

It would be lovely if I could manually allocate a portion of space to create a partition for backup that's separated from the other partions that gets wiped or replaced when flashing a custom rom so ...
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Mkbootimg: Repacking Android recovery produce corrupted image

I want to replace the kernel inside twrp 12.1 recovery with my kernel that I built. Now with only unpacking and repacking the recovery image I end up with an image of different size The recovery image ...
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"Wipe cache partition" is not in the recovery mode

I am using a Motorola Edge 20 Pro running Android 13. I ran into a problem and online search told me that wiping the cache partition via the recovery mode might solve it. When I go into the recovery ...
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Asus Zenfone 4 Max does not start anymore

I have quite an old mobile phone Asus Zenfone 4 Max (ZC520KL, X00HD_4) with Android 8.1.0. When starting, it asks for the schema to unlock then it restarts indefinitely, showing some recovering ...
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Is there a way to automate sideloading without the recovery menu OR automate navigating the recovery menu in Android?

This is for some automation I want to setup. I want to be able to sideload in an automated fashion for some testing, without any human intervention. The normal way to do an OTA is adb reboot recovery ...
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Is Android 13 recovery build type hardcoded?

My device is Tecno Spark 10 Pro and has recovery as boot ramdisk. I changed every user's fingerprint and build type from user to eng in prop.default, but when I boot into recovery, my build type is ...
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Bypass lockscreen PIN with broken screen (Android 7)

I've a Huawei P9 Plus running Android 7 with unlocked bootloader and TWRP installed. My screen is broken so I need to mirror my screen with scrcpy. I've tried ton of guides like this one to enable USB ...
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Android in system recovery mode gives an error on Windows

I have an old phone and I want to see if I can use adb in recovery mode on the device to mess around with the system, but when plugging the phone in after booting into recovery mode Windows ...
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8-in on stuck in boot mode recovery in Chinese

8-in on tablet stuck in boot mode. It keeps going arrow up, down, up, down through recovery, fast boot, and normal boot. It won't stop unless I hold all three buttons down, then I can get it to the ...
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how to use "mount /system" in Android Recovery Mode?

How can I mount /system in Android Recovery Mode on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime? Any article or tutorial on it would be helpful. I spent like 5 hours reading every forum post on how to do it. I'm ...
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How to lock or remove recovery options on an Android phone, specifically UleFone Armour X7 Pro?

At work, we have the Ulefone Armor X7 Pro to log activities and time. It is locked down by Hexnode for Work, but I was initially easily able to circumvent a lot of this by force-restating the phone (...
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Is it possible to reboot Android Automotive OS to fastboot/recovery using physical keyboard?

I have a media-system module occasionally locked in OTA mode. It does not respond on any buttons pressed or screens tapped - but it still works: adb port works (but there is no trusted connection so I ...
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"FAILED (remote: 'size too large')" when flashing recovery image of Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10

I'm trying to flash Pixel Experience (Android 13) on Redmi 10. PS F:\android\Redmi 10\codice per il recupero del telefono\platform-tools> fastboot flash -S 4056M boot PixelExperience\recovery.img ...
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Flashing from fastboot successful but always boots up to fastboot

I can flash using Realme tool on my Realme X2 (rmx1992) but even after successful flashes it boots into fastboot no matter what I select to boot in. I tried fastboot continue, but nothing. I have ...
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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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Samsung A50 Stuck on Samsung logo

This is Samsung A50 A505F, bought 4 years ago. Yesterday, it was showing full-storage warning because around 700MB was left from total internal space. There was no SD card. The same day, it restarted, ...
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"< waiting for any device >" message, when I try to unlock bootloader on Moto g(9) plus

I want to unlock the bootloader on my Motorola Moto G9 Plus to install TWRP recovery, so I setup ADB and Fastboot on my PC, Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock on my phone, connected it to my PC, ...
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Can I downgrade Galaxy A10s from stock Recovery?

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s (SM-A107F). In the summer I updated to Android 11 (current firmware is A107FXXS8CVK1, SEK region). Now I want to roll back to Android 10, but I don’t have a computer, root ...
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Redmi 9a Android 11 to 10 Bricked

A friend of mine has a Redmi 9a. He attempted to fastboot from version 11 to 10 to increase performance on on 2gb of RAM. He got to fastboot before attempting a flash of Android 10. When it claimed it ...
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How do Android data recovery tools work without root?

Sometimes I come across tools like DroidKit which promise to recover your data from Android phone without root. I do not understand, how they obtain raw binary access to internal storage over USB only....
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Not able to turn on phone, blank screen (Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE lisa)

I wanted to try out a custom ROM, so I unlocked the bootloader of my Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE phone and installed Orange Fox Recovery successfully. Since I somehow uninstalled MIUI in the process of ...
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Install recovery ramdisk vs flash current TWRP: the difference?

I want to know the proper way of installing TWRP because recently I spent quite a lot of time bricking/unbricking my phones after flashing the ROMs, so I don't want spend it again. While learning the ...
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How to increase recovery partition size?

I'm totally lost right now. I want to flash TWRP 3.7 on my Galaxy S7 herolte. However, it won't work because the recovery partition is only 46MB. So I wanted to increase the size - a process I've done ...
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How to exit `adb sideload` mode in recovery mode?

I accidentally chose to apply a package with adb sideload. I have tried pressing all the necessary buttons at once but nothing seems to be working. How do I exit?
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Wiped data from MIUI Recovery and now stuck on recovery

I'm really new to custom ROM and I wanted to install ArrowOS, BUT when I installed TWRP, it didn't boot into it. Instead, when I press the volume up button and the power button at the same time, it ...
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Motorola stuck in Android Recovery - trying to recover photos/documents - tagged posts don't seem to be a match

My daughter's Motorola One Vision is stuck in Android Recovery mode. I have read the recovery TAG posts but can't find one that exactly matches my scenario. The phone came with Android version 9, but ...
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How could I find a recovery image for an obscure phone?

I have a phone (Alba 6), and it will not boot into the OS. I tried to go into recovery mode by holding the power and volume up buttons. This would have worked, but in place of the recovery menu coming ...
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Disconnected phone while installing a ROM on Samsung Galaxy S10

I tried to install a ROM in my Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, but after a minute, my phone suddenly disconnected from my PC and the following message appeared: (이 휴대전화의 부트스트랩 로더 잠금이 해제되어 있고 소프트웨어 무결정이 인증되지 ...
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Resize /data on stock recovery

I'm on the BL6000Pro (with Magisk) which has no custom recovery (like TWRP) that I know of. I run CAOS11 on it but the /system partition is already full while the /data partition is huge and empty. I'...
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