Many users boot their Android device into recovery mode to access different features of the device without accessing the phone’s OS. The main work of the recovery mode is to fix the phone while staying away from the faulty OS of the phone.
If you have bought an Android smartphone then it is important to know how to boot into recovery mode. The steps to access this mode depends on the manufacturer of your phone and the model of the device. The options that you get in recovery mode may also vary, but the basic concept is similar for all Android devices.
In this guide, you will learn how to boot Android device into recovery mode. So, if you don’t know the process to enter the recovery mode then you should read this guide.
Note: When you have decided to enable recovery mode then make sure your phone is fully charged. In this mode, you can only use the hardware buttons. To scroll down and up you need to use the Volume down and Volume up buttons respectively. And to select the option you need to use the Power button.
Steps To Boot Android Devices Into Recovery Mode
The steps to access recovery mode are basically the same, you need to simply turn off the phone and turn it on using the specific key combination (depending on the phone which you are using). On some Android devices, you will get into recovery mode directly and on others, you may need to navigate through different options to enter Recovery mode.
So, let’s learn the steps to enter different Android phone brands into recovery mode.
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For Samsung Galaxy Phones:
Note: The below steps are the general way to boot Samsung device into recovery mode, for a specific Samsung phone model you can search the key combination for it on Google.
Step 1: Firstly, connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: Then, press and hold both Power and Volume Up keys until the Samsung logo appears and you feel a vibration. If your device has Bixby button then you must hold that down.
Step 3: Before the recovery menu displays on the screen, you should briefly see the Android mascot on the phone’s screen. You can use the Volume keys to highlight options and Power key to select them.
For Google Pixel Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys simultaneously unless you see a triangle with an exclamation point in it.
Step 2: After this, use the Volume Down key to move through the options unless you see recovery mode and press the Power key to load it.
Step 3: If you find an Android mascot on its back with the words “No command”, then you need to press and hold the Power key and press the Volume Up key once and leave both keys.
Step 4: Now, you can see the Recovery menu, use the Volume keys to highlight options and Power key to select them.
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For Motorola Phones:
Step 1: You need to press and hold the Volume Down key, keep it holding and then press and hold the Power key unless you see the Android mascot on the back of the screen.
Step 2: After this, use the Volume Down key to move through the options unless you find Recovery mode and press the Power key to load it.
Step 3: If you find an Android mascot on its back with the words “No Command”, then press and hold the Power key and press the Volume Up key once. After this leave both keys.
Step 4: Now, you will be able to view the recovery menu, and use the Volume keys to highlight options and power key to select it.
For OnePlus Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold both Power + Volume Down keys together for a few seconds.
Step 2: Now, you need to enter your password or PIN.
Step 3: Select your language.
Step 4: Now, you will be able to view the recovery menu, use the Volume Up and download key to highlight options, and select it using the Power key.
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For LG Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold both Power and Volume Down keys unless the LG logo appears and the menu to enter your device recovery mode will show up.
Step 2: Go through the option by using Volume keys and select the option using Power button.
For HTC One Series:
Step 1: Firstly, you need to disable Fastboot by going to Settings > Battery and disabling Fastboot.
Step 2: Switch off your phone.
Step 3: Now, press and hold Power and Volume Down keys together unless you view a menu where you can go to Recovery mode and enter with Power key.
For Asus Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold Volume Up and Power keys together and leave the Power key when you see the Asus logo on the screen. But keep holding the Volume Up key unless you see the bootloader options.
Step 2: Now, you can use the Volume keys to scroll through the options until you see recovery mode and then press the Power key to select it. Now, you will view an Android robot on your phone’s screen. Press and hold Power and Volume up keys here to enter your device into the recovery screen.
For Nexus Series:
Step 1: Press and hold Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down keys simultaneously.
Step 2: Keep them holding until you see a menu with Recovery mode option.
Step 3: Highlight the option from recovery mode using the Volume buttons and press the Power key to select it.
Step 1: Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys and leave the Power button when the Huawei/Honor logo appears on the screen.
Step 2: Keep holding the Volume Up key unless the recovery screen shows up.
For Oppo Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold both Volume Down and Power keys and let go of the Power key when the Oppo logo displays on the screen.
Step 2: You need to keep holding the Volume Down unless you see the recovery screen.
For Realme Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold Volume Down + Power button and leave the Power key when the Realme logo appears on your phone’s screen.
Step 2: Keep holding the Volume Down key till the recovery screen is displayed.
For Sony Phones:
Step 1: You need to press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys together and let go of the Power key when Sony logo appears on the screen.
Step 2: Keep holding the Volume Up keys unless you view the recovery screen.
For Vivo Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold Volume Up and Power keys simultaneously, and you need to leave the Power button when Vivo logo displays on the screen.
Step 2: Keep holding the Volume Up keys unless you see the recovery screen.
For Xiaomi Phones:
Step 1: Press and hold both Volume Up and Power buttons and leave the hand from Power button when the Mi logo appears.
Step 2: Keep holding the Volume Up key unless the recovery screen pops-up.
Important Note: If your phone is not on the list, then you can follow the above-mentioned combinations one by one and one of the combinations must ideally work for you.
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Boot Android Device Into Recovery Mode Using ADB
If your Android phone’s physical buttons don’t work due to any reason or if none of the key combinations worked for you then you can enter your phone into recovery mode using ADB (Android Debug Bridge).
For this, you need minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC/Mac. So, if you don’t have it then first install it on your computer. Here learn – how to install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux
Now, follow the below steps to enter the Android phone into recovery mode.
Step 1: Once you installed ADB, connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2: Go to the folder where you have installed ADB. While holding the ‘control’ key on your keyboard, right-click on the ADB folder and choose Open command window here/ Open PowerShell window here. Or you can run a command prompt window and ‘cd’ to the ABD directory.
Step 3: After this, enter in adb devices and click enter to ensure your phone is properly connected. If it is, the command window will return a string of numbers.
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Step 4: Now, you need to enter “adb reboot recovery” and then your device will reboot to recovery.
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How To Boot Rooted Android Device Into Recovery Mode Via An App
If your Android smartphone is rooted then to boot it into recovery mode you can use third-party apps like Recovery Reboot. You just need to launch the application and allow root access after this you will get the option to enter into recovery mode.
How To Exit Recovery Mode On Android
You can easily exit recovery mode on Android. What you need to do is to use the Volume Down key to highlight the “Reboot system now” and press the Power button to select it. After this, your phone will restart to normal.
So, now you know that it is very easy to boot Android device into recovery mode. I hope you have easy enter your smartphone into recovery mode using the above steps.
Once you enter into recovery mode you should know what you need to do as a wrong selection can wipe the data from your phone.
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