Ways to Boot into Recovery Mode on Android

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

Recovery is deemed to be an independent, lightweight runtime environment which is included on a separate partition from the original Android operation system on all Android devices, for example, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M9, LG G5 and more. You can boot into recovery mode direct. After that, you can use factory reset your Android phone wipe the cache partition, conduct software updates and many more with the help of Recovery Mode. In a word, it can help you fix your Android. In the below section, ways to boot into recovery mode on Android are introduced. But before beginning, back up your Android first.

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Detailed Steps for Certain Android into Recovery Mode

Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy Series

Method One: Manually Solve the Device in Boot Screen

Step 1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy like Samsung Galaxy S7.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power key + Home key + Volume Up key simultaneously.

Step 3. Keep holding the combination of the buttons as mentioned in step 2. Release your fingers till the Samsung logo appears on the screen and the device reboots. You should enter the recovery mode.

If you have a menu instead, press the Volume Up/Down button and navigate to "Recovery mode" option and press the power key to select it.

Method Two: Use Broken Android Data Extraction to Fix Bricked Samsung

For Samsung devices, you can apply Broken Android Data Extraction on your PC to get it back to normal.

1. Connect device to Broken Android Data Extraction.

2. If the program cannot detect your phone's state, you can click "Fix Device".

3. Try to hit "Stuck in Download Mode". If it cannot work, select "Others" and follow the steps to fix.

4. After several minutes, the Samsung will restart.

Samsung Galaxy Restarts

Nexus Family

Nexus Series

If you are going to boot your Nexus device into Recovery Mode, you should follow the steps below:

Step 1. Power off your Nexus phone.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power + Volume Down keys at the same time.

Step 3. Keep holding the buttons until a popup with Recovery mode option appears on the screen.

Step 4. Press the Volume Up/Down button to navigate to Recovery mode option. Then press the Power button to confirm selecting it.

LG G Series

LG G Series

For LG G phones like LG G4/G5, steps below can enable the device into recovery mode:

Step 1. Power off your LG G phone.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons. When a menu appears, release your finger which is pressing the Power button. Then navigate to "Recovery mode" and use the Volume keys to select certain option but confirm the choice with Power Key.

HTC One Series

HTC Series

Step 1. First of all, disable Fastboot of your HTC One 9/ One 8 by entering "Settings" > "Battery" and disabling Fastboot.

Step 2. Turn off your HTC One phone.

Step 3. Press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons. When you see a pop-up menu with the "Recovery mode" option, you can release you finger. Then navigate to that option and press the Power button to enter.

Motorola Droid Series

Moto Series

Step 1. Power off the Motorola Droid series.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power + Home keys at the same time.

Step 3. The phone will turn on and the popup to enter recovery mode will appears.

Step 4. Navigate to "Recovery mode" and enter by pressing the Power button.

If your Android phone is not mentioned above, you can try all of the abovementioned methods. One or more of them should work. If nothing works, then you can contact your manufacturer or visit the official support page of your phone to find the corresponding way to boot your Android device into Recovery Mode.

In the world of Android, Recovery is something that you cannot ignore even when you are a probie player. If you have any question, you can leave them below.

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