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Ways to Boot into Recovery Mode on Android

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Recovery mode works great to fix Android system problems. It is a separate partition available in all Android devices: Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, LG V30, HTC U11, LG G6 and more. You can boot into recovery mode directly and then you have these options:

  • Reboot system now

  • Apply update from ADB

  • Wipe data/factory reset

  • Wipe the cache partition (Read What Can We Do with Android Recovery Mode to learn what each option can do)

How can Android phone boot in recovery. In the below section, we will show you how to boot into recovery mode on Samsung, LG, Nexus, Pixel, HTC and more. But before entering Recovery mode, back up your Android first to avoid data loss

Recovery Mode Menu

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How to Boot into Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy Series

Boot Samsung in Recovery Mode

Step 1  To put Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S6 Edge, Note 8, Note 5, J serial in recovery mode, ower off your galaxy phone first.

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 now enter the recovery mode.

Step 4 You can then press the Volume Up/Down button to highlight options and press the Power key to select it.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Google Pixel or Nexus

Nexus Series

You can put Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2, XL, 2 XL, Nexus 6P, 5 and more in Recovery mode in following steps:

Step 1 Power off your Pixel Nexus phone.

Step 2 Press and hold the Power + Volume Down keys at the same time and the phone will enter Fastboot / Bootloader Mode.

Step 3 Use Volume buttons to highlight Recovery mode option. Then press the Power button to boot in recovery.

Step 4 The Recovery mode menu will display.

Steps to Put LG G6, G5, G4, G3, V10, V20, V30 in Recovery Mode

LG G Series

For LG G phones like LG G4/G5/G6, steps below can enter 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.

Reboot into Recovery Mode on HTC One Series

HTC Series

Step 1 First of all, disable Fastboot of your HTC One U11/M10/M9/M8 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.

Get into Recovery Mode on 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.

Boot OnePlus 5T/5/3/3T/2 into Recovery Mode

OnePlus in Recovery Mode

Step 1 Power down OnePlus 5T, 5, 3, 3T, 2.

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

Step 3 OnePlus logo screen will appear. Keep holding the buttons until the logo goes away.

Step 4 The OnePlus will boot into Recovery mode.

Enter Recovery Mode on Huawei P10/P9/Mate 10/Mate 9

Huawei in Recovery Mode

Step 1 Switch off Huawei phone.

Step 2 Press and hold Volume Up and Power button. You should see the Huawei logo, then the Recovery mode.

Step 3 Release the buttons when the phone is in Recovery mode.

If your Android phone is not mentioned above, you can try all of the above mentioned 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.

Example: Fix Bricked Samsung in Recovery Mode

If your Samsung S8/S7/S6/S5 is bricked, you can fix bricked Samsung in Recovery mode with the tool Broken Android Data Extraction. Download Broken Android Data Extraction on PC to have a try.

Download

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

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