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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What does “CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD” mean exactly?

When I boot an Android device into download/ODIN mode, on the top-left it says "CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD (n counts)" where n may possible mean the amount of times the device has been flashed. Is this ...
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Screen touch problem

I recently had thought of downgrading my youtube app to lower version, as I did liked that version, therefore I did 'clear data' on youtube, which was completely silly, now my phone ASUS zenphone 3 ...
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How to recover lost data after a factory reset in samsung note 3 SM-n900 series?

My Samsung Note 3 SM-N900 series got stuck in the bootloader loop, due to which I had to do a factory reset. The good thing is that my smartphone is out of the bootloader loop after the reset but all ...
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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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how to unbrick android device via stock recovery

I have intex aqua y2 pro . I rooted it using king root and edited build prop and restart it after this my intex aqua y2 pro stuck on boot loop now it is not recognizing by pc neither in device manager ...
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Is it possible to install a ROM on /recovery instead of /system?

I am not going to do it, but I just wonder whether it is possible to install a ROM to /recovery and TWRP to /system, so one would normally boot into TWRP and only boot into Android when one performs ...
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Moto Z Play Won't boot after SuperSU install

My Moto Z Play boot process won't finish. I can get to the Fastboot screen by powering off and pressing Power+Volume Down, but can't boot into Recovery Mode or Factory Mode. Both start the normal boot ...
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z3c 5803 Lollipop 5.1.1 rooted -> TWRP Factor Reset -> Now Philz Touch 6 instead of TWRP

I used TWRP to make a backup ( with the default options ) to make a backup to my external SDCard. Then I used TWRP to perform a default factory reset I did not manually touch anything else. I booted ...
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How do i screen record on my device?

I have an Amazon Fire HD8, and I need to know how to screen record the best way possible! Please help, because I'm a fairly newer youtuber, and I don't know what I'm doing, honestly!
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Is it possible to retrieve android data after multiple factory resets?

Lets say I want to retrieve a file that is about one year old. I have been doing one or two factory resets to this day and kept using my phone. Now I want to get that file back, is it possible to get ...
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Can't mount disc image file, “The Disc Image File is Corrupted”

Recently, I tried rooting my phone, a Huawei Honor 6x. I had troubles when trying to flash the TWRP file, however. I downloaded the disc image file directly from TWRP's website, here. What I was ...
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Unbootable OnePlus 5T

So, I rooted my device and everything was fine. It was like that until I used Freedom. It messed up my Play Store. There was nothing that could repair it. I tried doing a factory reset but my twrp did ...
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Moto G 2014 without OS or any connection, stuck with fastboot and TWRP

For a few days now, I've been trying to recover my phone. It's a XT1069 (a brazilian dual-SIM Moto G 2014 with 16 GB of storage and DTV). It had a Resurrection Remix ROM with Android 7.1. The battery ...
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Is it possible to reset to factory settings without USB Debug?

Is there any way to reset to factory settings without the USB debug? I have an Sony Xperia E3 model number D2203. The reason is I bought it 2 years ago and stopped using it 6 months after, but now I ...
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Recovery partition on Pixel 2 'does not exist'

I'm trying to get TWRP on my new Pixel 2 so I can get stock android with Magisk for root. My issue is according to Fastboot (just re-downloaded) there is no recovery. When I hit tab recovery does come ...
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Why SDK version in recovery is different from SDK version in build.prop

I have Nexus 5 running RR 7.1.2 (Nougat) and of course the SDK is 25, but in TWRP Recovery i'm using ADB Shell and type `getprop ro.build.version.sdk' it say 22 (Lollipop)? I do a clean install and ...
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zte 9560 fairly new when powered on goes to FTM screen

I have zte 9560 thats 5 months old. I recently deleted facebook and instagram programs because of downloads that happened 3 times weekly. Now I get FTM screen on start up. After trying suggustions ...
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Galaxy S6 stuck on logo screen

I was installing trying to install custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S6. I have done it previously without problem. I booted up in recovery mode(TWRP) and performed advanced wipe. I checked Dalvik/ART ...
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Phone Locked and safe mode disabled

my dad got a new xiaomi mi note 2 and forgot his pattern.So the phone is locked, I tried recovery but the recovery mode is disabled, the same goes for USB debugging.Do you know any way to perform a ...
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Can I install apps to adopted SD card from recovery?

WhatsApp is stubborn about not installing to SD card. I have an unlocked bootloader, but have not rooted or installed a custom recovery yet. I am trying to avoid rooting because of SafetyNet, and ...
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TWRP recovery installed but not opening

I have Vivo y15s , I rooted my phone with fastboot (oem unlock) I installed TWRP recovery.img using fastboot But My phone is not starting and TWRP recovery mode is not opening. Only Fast Boot mode ...
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entered recovery mode by mistake stuck in boot loop

I have accidentally put my phone into recovery mode, and I cannot exit from it. Rebooting doesn't solve anything, it opens to recovery mode again. I believe that, it happened since I hold the power ...
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Casper Via V6X Bricked. Can't Boot Into Recovery Mode

I've an Android device, Casper Via V6X. The device is not booting. I get the vibration and see the logo of the device but then nothing happens. When the device is closed and plugged in, it shows that ...
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Some app is causing bootloop

It happened when Google Play was automatically updating apps. I guess, something went wrong and the phone suddenly restarted and was not able to turn on again. It always gets stuck on "Starting apps" ...
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How to unbrick a samsung galaxy S5 (Softbricked no hardware keys)?

So the phone is a S5 SM-G900P, it is stuck in the Sprint logo when booting and the volume keys are broken (power and home keys work). Developer mode and adb weren't activated in the phone previously ...
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Stuck at Teamwin recovery Gionee P5W

let us start with ground zero, so I had my Gionee P5W running very well until the update for nougat came. Actually my phone is rooted and we should avoid such stock updates, but my brother wasn't ...
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Can I install a custom recovery and the Xposed Framework from the recovery in Samsung galaxy C7 pro?

No one can deny that one of the greatest advantage of having a rooted device is having the Xposed Framework running under the hood. But that needs rooting my device. I'm unwilling to do that as it's ...
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I can't turn on the phone or enter recovery mode (bootloop)

My Model: Alcaltel OneTouch Pop c7 My Problem: I can't seem to start the phone it is just showing the pop c7 logo and restarting itself I can't open recovery or my turn off button + volume up, or ...
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In Galaxy S7, cannot disable Samsung Reactivation Lock

Summary I'm trying to install a custom build of LineageOS following the instructions here. I was attempting to load a recovery image using heimdall when I'm told 'Recovery Check failed'. It turns out ...
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How is the default launcher set after a factory reset

I would like to know how is the default launcher set after a factory reset. What files are in charge of telling the OS, for example, that the Touchwiz app is the default launcher for Samsung devices. ...
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Unable to delete an app which installed by twrp

I faced this problem when i delete one app and installed again by twrp in the recovery mode. When i delete this app afterwords and restart the system it will appear again I tried many times to delete ...
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Can one flash an app via custom recovery? and if yes will it become system app?

i was wondering if we could flash/install an app through custom recovery like we do with gapps and other stuff. The thing is that I wanted to have an app as system app without rooting it. So I came ...
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Flashed an unsupported recovery to my phone, how can i exit recovery mode and proceed with normal boot?

Can someone help me to restore my leeco le s3? I tried installing the latest TWRP for leeco le 2 on my leeco le s3 (since they are nearly identical). After entering fastboot mode, I ran this command: ...
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Cannot boot to twrp recovery after rooting second time

I have rooted my Redmi 1s one year ago, and installed TWRP using Twrp Manger, and flashed custom ROM (Cyanogenmod and then Lineage Os). And, now I returned back to stock MIUI ROM. Again, I rooted my ...
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Stuck in boot-loop (Broken partition / filesystem?)

My Samsung S3 (rooted, running LineageOS) is "soft-bricked": Stuck in Boot-loop with Samsung Logo I can still boot into 'ODIN' download mode I can still boot into 'TWRP' recovery mode On launch, ...
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How to a use android debug bridge on my frozen phone without usb debugging

My AZUMI IRO A4Q crashed. I tried to access the recovery menu using the volume up/down/power button combinations but non of them work. It goes directly to the Digicel screen and freezes there. Is ...
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Flash rom in a bricked phone

I tried opening TWRP recovery but the phone turned off and then a splash screen appears and then turns off again (repeat). adb and fastboot are not recognising my device. But when i connect it to PC ...
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Oneplus one is not starting as expected

My OPO(One plus one) with cyanogenmod (last update in August 2016) purchased 2.5+ yrs back, is not starting when it is connected to USB or starting to fastboot mode when it is not connected. It is ...
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Any other way to recover system?

Past days my android phone got in bootloop. Since I didn't have access to PC, I tried some things from recovery. Tried to format dalvik-cache, but it failed because it was r/o. I tried installing SU, ...
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How to brick android

I'm currently trying to hard-brick my phone. Yes, you read right. The reason doesn't really matter. I tried flashing wrong recovery/ROM but no success. I could easily recover the smartphone afterwards ...
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Unable to reboot Sony Xperia XA in recovery mode

In order to root a Sony Xperia XA phone I followed the steps described here, until the step to reboot the device in recovery mode. Using an Ubuntu computer and the phone connected by USB, I ran the ...
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Flash zips in download mode

I have an old Galaxy Ace II with no installed ROM and stock recovery, and I am trying to put a custom recovery/ROM on it but all I can find is flashable zips intended for flashing in recovery. I ...
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Can't boot into recovery or downloading mode on galaxy player. Is it hardbricked?

I have a galaxy player 5.0 -old build and everything, but I like to experiment with it- and i wiped cache and did a factory reset and tried to reboot, and for some reason wouldn't want to boot up. So ...
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lg phone Starts on recovery mode automatically

i try to update my android version using lg software update center and after downloading updates ,i tap on install. but after my phone restarts to install updates it goes into recovery mode, and with ...
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Forgot pattern for my old tablet; no recovery mode available, ADB key not verified (new computer)

I have a 2013 Nexus 7. This nexus 7 is rooted and has an unlocked bootloader but however has no recovery option. (When the device was rooted for some reason it removed the recovery and now has no ...
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Note 3 stuck on “Odin Mode”

I wanted to check if I had an unlocked bootloader or not and I pressed "Reboot into bootloader mode" in recovery mode. It now has a black screen with a green android robot saying "Downloading... Do ...
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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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How to stop a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) from booting into recovery?

My Tablet is stuck in booting into a (not working) TWRP recovery. It shortly shows the Bootloader screen with "recovery booting ...", then the screen turns black and it reboots. The LineageOS itself ...
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applying updates to no name Androids (Homtom HT20 in this case)

I have barely managed to get into the recovery environment. The phone has everything stock. The attempt to adb sideload [update_file].zip has failed with a timeout exception. The device has ...