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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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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Proble Use SP Tools Flash Neffos X1 Max

hi I wanna ask after use sp tool flash my phone cannot strtup. last recovery i use twrp and clockworlmod but when i want to flash stock rom my phone just appears light line and come black screen. ...
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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.
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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 ...