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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How to create a recovery partition?

I have a Sony Xperia SP with 'Bootloader unlock allowed: No'. I want to flash a custom ROM to the device but there seems to be no recovery partition on it, so I cannot install TWRP or use fastboot. ...
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Issue with CWM recovery mode

I have flashed CWM onto my phone by using Odin as I'm trying to root, but when I boot into recovery mode, it just takes me to the stock recovery mode, and not the CWM version, so I can't install the ...
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How to reinstall android on my HTC

I have encrypted my HTC One M7 and then entered a wrong password until destruction of data. How can I recover my HTC. In other words, how do I reinstall Android 6.0 on it? I tried "power button + ...
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LG V10 Phone stuck in BootLoop - recovery data

I have a LG V10 Phone. It is stuck in the BootLoop mode. I want to recover the data from the phone. Is there a way to recover the data without getting into the system? Please advice. Thanks, John
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How to lock/unlock recovery?

If I lose the phone, someone may find it and try to reset the security pattern via recovery. How can I lock / unlock recovery via terminal?
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Unable to remove encryption

I have a galaxy note 4 that isn't rooted but has TWRP 2.8.5 installed. I wanted to factory data reset the device, however, I was getting the error that it was unable to mount /data. I read on XDA that ...
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How to retrieve an app that's already removed from the play store before factory reset? [duplicate]

I had my phone undergo factory reset because there was some kind of malware and worms but it didn't work so I had it professionally fixed. And when I was going to re-install an app but it's already ...
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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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How to prevent 'process stopped with signal 11' in TWRP?

I am trying to root my Cubot Rainbow (Android 7.0) following this tutorial. Everything works fine, I am able to flash partitions with the SP Flash Tool and the recovery is working properly. The ...
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Does android auto restore function when I install my app over the usb port in development mode?

Does android auto restore when I install my app over the usb port in development mode?
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Samsung phone still bricked via FRP after factory reset

This is a continuation of this question, but here are the facts: I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111F running the stock ROM in Android 5.1.1. I used this XDA-Developers guide to root it. It ...
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Yu Yureka Black is always booting into TWRP (Fastboot Not Working, No OS)

I tried installing the Yureka Black's Nougat build on my stock yu. I referred to the following article. It worked the 1st time then I installed twrp to flash gapps. But the flashing would suddenly ...
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unable to mount /data, /system and /cache on Android phone (Asus Zenfone 5 (501cg , t00f)

I have Asus Zenfone 5 (t00F) model. It was working fine and suddenly it's UI has stop working. I tried restart couple of times but didn't work for me. I do already have the root and TWRP (2.8.7) ...
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Recovery and Download mode on a device

On a dated device, Sony Xperia Tipo, I can not get the recovery mode. Yet I remember that I used it some years ago, but also with adb reboot recovery it continues to start in normal mode. I have just ...
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Installing android firmware from default recovery mode via sd card

I have an extra phone i.e samsung sgh i997 at home. A while back i installed clockwork recovery and installed cynogenmod rom on it. Then somehow out of stupidity or accident it went back into the ...
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How to root OnePlus 3 / OnePlus 3T / OnePlus 5 (A3000 / A3010 / A5000)?

The questions are simple: How can I root my OnePlus 3? How can I root my OnePlus 3T? How can I root my OnePlus 5? Device: OnePlus 3 A3000 Device: OnePlus 3T A3010 Device: OnePlus 5 A5000 Android ...
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Moto G2 (Titan): “fastboot flash recovery” won't work.

my Basic Plan, is to install the latest Version of LineageOS 14.01 via TWRP 2.8.0.1. This failed with an error "unknown command [log]". Next Idea: update TWRP to latest Version 3.1 and try again. So i ...
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GALAXY TAB A PASSWORD RESET

Holding the volume key then pressing the home on button does not work Whether you hold the volume up or the volume down Holding the Home Power Button Letting It Go And continue to hold the volume ...
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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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Installed TWRP recovery on a Verizon-locked device but didn't unlock bootloader: options?

On a Verizon Galaxy S3, I installed the TWRP recovery not realizing Verizon's bootloader is locked. Now it boots to "System software not authorized by Verizon Wireless has been found on your phone. ...
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Enable USB Debugging Android Dead Screen

I obtained a Nexus 6 with a dead screen. I am trying to cast the screen to my computer. In order to do so, I believe I need to have USB Debugging enabled (which is presumably off). I managed to boot ...
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Make TWRP recovery permanent

Phone: Xiaomi Redmi 4 prime (unlocked) Rom (custom): lineage-13.0 By entering into fastboot, using the twrp 3.0.2.0 recovery image (made specifically for this phone) and issuing the following ...
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can't flash or enter recovery mode

hi i got a xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and i wanted to flash the latest version of miui, so my previous build that i got was a rooted phone with twrp and i wanted to flash with otg. i did the common ...
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Does “test-keys” mean device is rooted?

I have Android phone that fails to boot after working happily some time. I'm trying to install official firmware update zip from manufacturer's site, but update fails with errors: E: footer is ...
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I can't enter recovery mode

[![enter image description here][1]][1]I tried every method I found but nothing worked when I try to enter recovery mode, Sony logo appears one second and the device vibrates at the same time any help ...
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What is the button combination to boot in TWRP for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100)

What is the button combination to boot in TWRP for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P3100)? I have CWM recovery before, and the button combo is Power button + Volume Up. Then I replace with TWRP and the ...
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Android system recovery from Windows

I have the cheap Android tablet. During my experiments, I had rooted it and removed application folder. Now I can't turn on my tablet it is loading forever. I have read about ways to load new ROM on ...
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Saving contacts when I change ROM on Xiaomi MI3

I have a Xiaomi MI3 running an Android 6.0 CyanogenMod version. I want to return to use a MIUI Rom, but I don't know how save all the contacts (a lot of them aren't saved on the google account, they ...
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Android Failing?

I believe it's either internal circuitry, internal memory or root system file damage but I thought it's best I ask here first. I'm using a Sony Xperia M (nicki) C1905 android. I believe I've had this ...
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Cannot enter recovery mode on Galaxy s3 SCH-I535

Have tried volume up, home and power button but it just continually vibrates until I release either the home or power button and starts up into safe mode.
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TWRP recovery: “pm install /path/to.apk” not working

I'm making a flashable zip for TWRP, to debloat my phone. I also want to install apps in the same script. However, when I do "pm install /path/to.apk" (whether in a script or through the terminal) I ...
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how to mount storage and data partitions in recovery mode in adb shell?

iam a newbie.but i have learnt adb commands. i need to enable usb debugging through adb shell commands. i am confused with terminologies itself so please answer simply. steps i want to perform: 1....
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Can I recover data in fastboot mode with USB debugging off?

I have a Le Eco phone whose touch is not working. The USB debugging is off and there is no way I can turn it ON. The device boots into fastboot mode when a specific key combination is used. Is there ...
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Installing AROMA File Manager

I have to break the pattern on someone's Android phone. I researched on Google and found a way of doing it with AROMA File Manager. Do I have to install CWM or TWRP or can I use a custom recovery ...
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A different boot loop after flashing BLU phone

This is the same BLU Life One X as in Cannot get into recovery mode from boot-loop on BLU phone: I followed the instructions and flashed the phone with BLU_L0070UU_V12_GENERIC. I am still in a boot ...
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Cannot get into recovery mode from boot-loop on BLU phone

I have BLU Life One X which is at 0% battery and in boot loop: It shows 0%, then "BLU/Bold Like Us", then "Android is starting/optimizing app AAA of BBB", then cycles. I tried to follow the ...
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When Flashing New ROM onto Device, Can the Original Still Be Used?

I've recently rooted my phone and I was thinking about adding a custom recovery and ROM. However, my original OS still must be accessed. Is this possible?
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Some malware remains after factory reset [duplicate]

I have a MicroMax Canvas Doodle 4 Smart Phone with Android 5.0, purchased in November 2015. It came with a lot of bloatware, probably including some app named "9Apps", which keeps suggesting apps for ...
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GT-I9082 - Unable to enter download mode through ADB

I have a really old Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos from 5 years back. I want to boot into download mode using ADB. I am using the following command adb -s <deviceid> reboot download What this ...
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Removing verification scripts from a stock ROM

I'm not really familiar with Android development so I'm not sure how to go about this, sorry if those questions are basic. I have successfully flashed a TWRP recovery on my MTK6797 phone (UMI Z Pro) ...
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LG G4 Showing Wrong 'Recovery Mode' Screen

I have a LG G4 (International) and I'm trying to boot into recovery to install Lineage OS. The instructions are to hold down the power button and the volume down button, which I do, I then get booted ...
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Samsung A9 Pro - an error has occurred while updating the device software

I just purchased this phone from ebay and when I turned it on I get the following error: an error has occurred while updating the device software Anybody know what's wrong with this phone? Thanks.
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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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Huawei Ascend G7 Stuck in Fastboot & Recovery

A few days ago, I must have been pressing some buttons by accident and my phone entered fastboot & recovery. Restarting does nothing, it doesn't matter what combination of buttons I hold down. ...
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Blackview recovery mode

I have a Blackview A8 that is stuck at upgrading. After the optimizing step (40 of 40) if just hangs and it stays like that until the battery runs out Can anyone help me out? I would like to go in ...
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Twrp boot loop after factory reset

I recently installed CM13.0 ROM by NovaFusion. It worked perfectly, I used it for some days. Then I wanted to factory reset the phone and I did. But after booting into recovery it stuck into the twrp ...
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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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TWRP - Redirect script stdout to recovery output

I have a flashable zip that runs a .sh script on flashing it via TWRP. What it does not do is that it doesn't print stdout of the script to the recovery output (although it logs it in /cache/...
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Device shows up in fastboot and recovery, but not in Android?

I have a Motorola Moto G 2014 device. The USB connection behaves very strangely. If I boot into fastboot, the device shows up correctly via fastboot devices If I boot into recovery, the device shows ...
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how to get back up of all phone data after Flash stock ROM?

i am having Letv 2 mobile phone, unfortunately i uninstall google launcher and my phone stop working. i was advised to update system and my all phone data has been lost. i want all phone data back, ...