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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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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How to enable USB Debugging from recovery mode?

So, my phone screen broke. I can't see anything and touch doesn't work. I have a Motorola Moto G2 running LineageOS 14.1, and TWRP custom recovery. Until now I have been able to use my phone with ...
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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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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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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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Why is Android showing a different hosts file once my system is booted versus in recovery?

In the past, I've used a modified hosts file on my system that I place at /system/etc/hosts. The process is pretty straightforward Boot into recovery using a custom recovery. Mount /system read-write ...
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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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How to back up user data from recovery mode?

My micromax canvas nitro A311 is stuck in boot loop.I have tried to solve the boot loop problem but couldn't succeed.The only solution seems to me is to format my phone.I am able to go to the recovery ...
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Galaxy S2 - Can't get rid of Cyanogen Recovery

So here's the deal. I'm running CM 12.1 on my phone. I really need/want to flash TWRP, but every single time I do it (via Heimdall), no matter what I do, I always get Cyanogen Recovery, which is ...
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Completely disable Nexus 5 Power Button and Remap to Volume Button

I have a 1.5 year old Nexus 5 and its power button is somehow broken from the inside. The thing goes in a reboot loop whenever I either try to turn the phone on or put it on charging. Upon giving it a ...
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Most complex locked phone ever, needs a genius to solve

Is there any hope. I feel I have exhausted all the options I have any knowledge of. I’ll explain the situation and methods i have tried. I broke the screen on my galaxy s2 causing the touch screen ...
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TWRP backup directly to network drive

I am trying to create a TWRP backup of my phone, but I don't have enough storage space to create the backup. Is there some way to backup directly to an external drive on my local network, like I do ...
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Can I find out when a rom or recovery was installed?

I have purchased a totally new phone (G2) and when I got it, it was already with a custom ROM with SU and a clockwork recovery. I have a receipt from the purchase with date and time. I need to be able ...
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Standalone program for managing encrypted partitions? Or, How can I manage encrypted partitions in recovery mode?

Android uses dm-crypt for providing disk-encryption as stated in the implementation notes. Those notes also state (emphasis mine): While the actual encryption work is a standard linux kernel ...
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Can I flash another modem firmware from a CWM recovery (and not touch the main installed OS otherwise)?

On a Samsung Galaxy S, I followed the complete instructions for installing CyanogenMod 10, and now I have CM10 as the main system, and a ClockWorkMod-based recovery system (from Replicant), which is ...
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Flash_image clockworkmod recovery for Samsung Fascinate

I have a Samsung Fascinate for a while that I've wanted to flash a new rom to, but the USB port simply will not work on any PC. I've tried it on 6 different PC's with a mixture of XP / 7 along with ...
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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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Phone can not reset and cannot boot to recovery mode

Actually I don't know what I did or did not do. I'm running a stock jellybean ROM. It is rooted. I've tried to soft reset the device but when I hit the "delete everything" in factory reset, the phone ...
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samsung odin twrp recovery

I have exactly the same problem of this question: After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there The problem is the answer is not valid for me, my volume buttons ...
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Moto G5 Plus Xt1687 failed to validate recovery image. Can't reboot, can't go to recovery

Something really weird happened to my 6-month old Moto G5 plus. I had an android update, I downloaded the update and during setup, the phone suddenly froze. I was not able to turn it on, so I decided ...
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Galaxy S6 Active stuck at No Command/Downloading

The problem as it stands My Galaxy S6 Active is stuck in a sort of bootloop, except it never seems to attempt a boot. If it was turning on, without any combination of keys, it would go to the "No ...
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LG Stylus 2 Wipe cache partition

My friend have LG Stylus 2 quite laggy and need to wipe phone cache We have already wipe cache from apps with following method Drag down the notification bar and tap the Settings icon Settings icon....
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LG G4 can't boot past LG logo after rooting

I unlocked my LG G4 device using this guide and installed twrp-3.2.0.2-1-h815 recovery. All worked just well, then I downloaded SuperSU by Chainfire, placed it into my device and installed the ...
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Lollipop boots only in recovery

I am using a Lenovo p70 phone with custom aosp 5.1 arm64 based rom! I am using TWRP recovery. Until today i had no problems with the recovery. Today i rebooted my phone in recovery by typing reboot ...
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How to root VIVO V3 and install custom ROM

I want to root my vivo v3 mobile to use it better. Also want to install recovery like CWM/TWRP. After that custom ROM like cyanogenmod or any other because it's current UI sucks. I tried with some ...
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Enable ADB and/or change USB connection mode on Galaxy S7 w/ broken screen

My Galaxy S7 Edge has a broken screen (totally black, and doesn't respond to touch). However, the phone does turn on and is recognized by Kies 3 and SmartSwitch. I am also able to unlock the phone via ...
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replacing twrp with recovery.img fails for nexus 6

I have a nexus 6 with TWRP and a stock ROM (6.0.0). I decided to update via OTA. However, for this I need to flash the recovery.img as stated in this anwser. Following the instructions there I've done ...
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Any way to force “USB debugging enabled” status using adb commands, with broken phone screen

I am trying to access my phone, after screen is broken (no way to enter swipe access or pin). I have installed Android Studio and am able to navigate to the folder containing adb in a command prompt, ...
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Stuck at Google screen, recovery mode just turns the screen black

I have rooted my Nexus 5 and installed CyanogenMod (Android 6) a few months ago. It has always been running fine, but today while scrolling a web page it froze, so I long-pressed the power button to ...
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Enable Developer Options With Update.zip

Whenever I flash a new ROM I always do the following: Enable Developer Options Enable Advanced Reboot Menu Enable Root access Apps and ADB Security Install from unknown sources Is it possible to do ...
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I can't boot to custom recovery directly

Good day to everyone. I have a problem with my SKK Lynx (rebranded Ulefone be Pure) phone. I've installed a custom recovery on it (Philz Touch) via RashR. I am able to use it successfully but I have ...
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Mounting encrypted partition from PC - is there anything I can do?

Okay, so basically I have the same problem identified here, except instead of a broken screen, I accidentally broke the UI with this bug. And all I want to do is mount the encrypted partition so I ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I got a nexus 5 off of eBay, the seller said he had tried to root it and failed so I thought I would have a crack at it. I thought it would be an easy restore but I ran into a few problems: Phone ...
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My phone is soft-bricked after ADB update

This is the problem: I always connect my phone to computer, to charge it, but I tried to execute ADB shell into recovery mode. 1- I've entered into recovery mode 2- I tried to go to "Apply update ...
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Bootloop & Cannot get into any recovery mode stock/CMW/TWRP

My Samsung s4 mini (I9190) is in bootloop. I CANNOT go into recovery mode by power+home+volume up. I CAN go into download mode by power+volume down. "Firmware upgrade and initialisation" by Kies ...
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ASUS_T00J zenfone 5 recovery mode shows no command

I have an Asus Zenfone 5 (ASUS_T00J). When I go to recovery mode from droidboot it only shows no command. What might be the problem?
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Android 4.4 keep booting into recovery mode

I just bought this phone, DOOGEE LEO DG280, weeks later, it keep booting into recovery mode even though I restart the phone. I tried reboot system now, apply update from sdcard, wipe data/factory ...
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How to revert Android kill-switched Nvidia Shield tablet?

Apparently Nvidia decided to kill most of their shipped Shield tablets because of a battery defect. Considering my shield already died, does anyone have any idea on how exactly could this be reverted?
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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Is 4.0+ Disk Encryption compatible with Custom Recovery/KitKat ROMs?

There is a prior question that answers this for Android 3.0 but some stuff I have read elsewhere has said that installing TWRP will not work with encryption in more recent versions of Android, so I ...
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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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Understanding the Android boot

I really want to run pure Linux on my Android-based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions), and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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MX2 recovery problem

I'm hoping someone can help me with the problem I have. I have a MX2 Android TV Box and flashed it with Matricom firmware, running 4.2.2. When I try to access the SD card in recovery mode it doesn't ...
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Emergency Firmware Recovery

I tried a to update my samsung galaxy note with a new leaked operating system of jelly bean using odin3. but at the time of adding files for phone and ccs i miss arranged them so the update got failed ...
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Install Cyanogenmod 7.2 on Nexus One using ClockworkMod Recovery - “remote: signature verify fail”

Steps I've done: Downloaded & copied CM7.2 to my SD card (from here) Installed the Android SDK Downloaded & copied the ClockworkMod Recovery to the platform-tools directory in the SDK folder (...
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I can flash Cyanogenmod though my bootloader is locked

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and CWM as recovery. Even though I locked my bootloader after installing the recovery, I can flash Cyanogenmod 10 using CWM without any errors. Now I am wondering why ...
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clockwork recovery not working

I cannot use the "recover" tool. I have the same issue as this post: Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery "Sticking"? but I am unable to rename the file described as it is not shown in the ...
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“install zip from sd card” missing on Samsung Ace

When I go into the recovery mode I am missing the option "install zip from sd card". I have installed the Android 2.3.6 DDKQ8 Fimware (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L_w-MNxAzE). How can I get this ...
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HTC One M9 - Stock, never modified. Bricked after OTA update 15/06/2017

Please note that: This phone has never been reprogrammed/rooted/changed in any way/anything else like that. It is as stock as the day I bought it 2 years ago. I am happy to do whatever it takes to ...
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Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) TWRP recovery fails

I have a Samsung S4 Mini (GT-I9195) and successfully installed cm13 with the cm 13 recovery on it. Now I am stuck with the installation of GAPPS by means of TWRP. I have tried to follow this tutorial ...