How To Boot Into Android Recovery Mode

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Knowing how to boot into recovery mode is a good thing because you are one step closer to becoming an android phone specialist.

Don’t worry, booting into the recovery mode of your android is not bad, you are not breaking any laws or committing a crime, in fact sometimes booting into recovery mode of your android device can help save that device. So, it’s a good thing.


I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Why? Because it’s still a great android device. I’m not here to talk about how good my Samsung Note 3 is but i’m here to teach you how to boot into recovery mode in your android device.

What is Recovery Mode?

  • According to Kingo Root, Recovery, in Android, refers to the bootable partition, in which the recovery console is installed. It contains tools to help repair your installations as well as install official OS updates by using a combination of key presses or instructions from a command line sometimes.  Android is open, meaning the recovery source code is available, so that building a customized ROM is relatively easy.
  • According to Nairatips, Recovery Mode in Android is where you run to when you want to do the following;
    • Back Up your Android device
    • Restore your Backup
    • Solve Boot loop problems
    • Perform a full format by wiping your data and cache
    • Flash a Custom ROM or Stock ROM
    • Flash SuperSu
    • Flash Clockwork Mode Recovery (CMW) and so on
    • Fix OS Update problems
    • To unbrink Brinked devices and so on…

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How Do I Boot Into Recovery Mode in my Android device

  • Turn Off your device
  • Press and Hold The Power Key, Volume Up Key and Home Button for 5- 10 seconds

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Two Types of Android Recovery Mode

  • Stock Android Recovery Mode: This is what comes originally with in all android devices. It’s functions are pretty limited, you can only Reboot your device, Apply update from SD Card which should be or .tar format, Perform factory reset by wiping all your data and cache including pictures, music, videos, messages, contacts and finally, you can apply an update from cache folder.
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  • Custom Android Recovery Mode: This is more or less an upgraded version to the stock android recovery option, depending on how you look at it. Most people leave there stock android recovery mode and upgrade to a custom recovery mode by flashing ClockWorkMod Recovery, TWRP, Philz and so on. Getting a Custom recovery option, depending on the one you get, provides the basic functions of the stock recovery mode and even more functions are included. It’s definitely an upgrade!

Want to know more about Android Recovery? Visit What is recovery? [Android A to Z]

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