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How to check if your bootloader is unlocked

i'm no expert, but if you go to the bootloader, by (on my nexus 4) holding volume down then power up, then it says
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What are the differences between ClockworkMod and Team Win Recovery for the Nexus 7?

TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) - This is a very widely used custom recovery. It is fully touch-driven, has one of the most complete feature sets available, and uses a themable UI. TWRP is maintained ...
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How large can a "recovery" like TWRP be?

False. Many newer devices utilizing the A/B partition layout don't have a dedicated recovery partition. See landing page for Google Pixel for a full explanation. True. Certain devices have exploits ...
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Can't download the ZIP file of CWM Recovery from its official site, why?

Discontinued since 6.0.5.1. There should still be (many) copies scattered around the web, including PhilZ ones, but it's still suggested to switch to TWRP as it's actively maintained, especially if ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

Use ADB, there is a command on there to reboot your phone to Odin/download mode, it's adb reboot download.
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How to remove cwm and unroot tab 2 10.1

Steps to unroot Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to stock official firmware Download appropriate stock official firmware (according to region) for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to computer. Download links: GT-...
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Custom recovery, can it brick my phone?

Well first i will answer your question. If you want to use a recovery made for a complete Another model for your phone, yes it will brick your phone. Even though another model is very similar to your ...
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Replace CM13 recovery with CWM6

Will installing the CWM Recovery in fastboot mode break my CM13? No, why would it? But before flashing your custom recovery make sure to disable the setting Update Cyanogen recovery or Update CM ...
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How to infuse/push/modify/install busybox SU in twrprecovery.img for getting root privilages commands?

a) adb pull requires root access. This can be achieved by running custom recovery like TWRP. b) adb push works the same way like adb pull and requires root access (without rooting android). c) adb ...
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How to know why is my Nook unable to boot into ClockWorkMod?

Yeah, the DD command to the SD card was probably a mistake. For Android using DD method usually is like example only: Place recovery.img in the root of your /sdcard folder and rename it to cwm.img. ...
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Will changing a /system partition file system delete all data?

It highly depends on how you change the partition FS and what software you use to do it. If I guess it right, the FS on your /system partition is Linux ext4, which does not have a lossless way to be ...
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A questions about "wipe" in CWM Recovery

I wonder What is the difference between a wipe and format In terms of safe deletion of data? A wipe is, in any method, removes selected data from filesystem. It can be plain deletion or formatting ...
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Phone isn't rooted after installing SuperSU

It seems like HTC Desire 500 has a "system write protection", so you may need to flash a custom (modified) kernel to prevent the system from protecting itself from modification. Check this post on ...
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Huawei Ascend G630 shows on the display: "Recovery image verify failed"

There is a quite simple workaround to solve your problem. First you should search (on XDA example) and download an original-recovery.bin for your device. After you can flash it in fastboot mode with ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I used this link to repair my /data directory: http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/howto-repairing-corrupted-data-partition-t2577447 Fortunately I was able to boot into fastboot ...
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Custom recovery reporting wrong device when flashing CM11 in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 even when I downloaded the right firmware

The device model is hard-wired into the recovery image. Make sure that you have flashed the right recovery image for your device. E.g. TWRP lists the recovery images for both N5100 and N5110 on the ...
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How to find my recovery version

installing something like ROM Manager might help. check this screenshot: https://lh4.ggpht.com/mCWZ9q9niBabx-HBbrlez8hFxAh0VrhNl2y0_diCmxbmj93BF36nuPR_KcACgYXuXstd=h900-rw
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How to enter recovery mode in BlueStacks?

No, you cannot enter recovery mode with BlueStacks. The recovery needs a partition for the recovery as mb, but I think BlueStacks remove that partition. So when you reboot into the recovery, it will ...
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Stuck at CyanogenMod recovery

You can install TWRP with root access without the need of a PC. Download the latest image for your device here. Your phone needs to be turned on. Copy the recovery IMG to the root of your sdcard and ...
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Installed CWM/TWRP but it isn't installed when booting to recovery mode

There is an easy step... I used it to boot in to rec on my N910g (note4) 1 .flash the custom rec using odin (it was TWRP 2.8.7.0 for me) As soon as the device restarts after flashing press and hold ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

Most of the answers have become a bit dated so here is an update: Nandroid Manager doesn't seem to be developed any more and doesn't work reliably with the latest versions of Android anymore. But it's ...
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