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Enter and Use Android Recovery Mode

How to Enter and Use Android Recovery Mode

--Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The other day, some people ask me for Android Recovery Mode. They are wondering what Android Recovery Mode uses for. Are you interested in it like them? Now I will tell something about this function.

Android Recovery Mode is a feature of Android Device. You don't need to install some program on your phone or connect to other devices. Just make your Android Power off and via keys combination to access this mode. Android Recovery Mode including update software manually, clear cache partition, update from Android Debugging Bridge.


Part 1. Enter Recovery Mode Manually


Now how to enter Android Recovery Mode? The method is going to vary from device to device. Generally, shut down Android and make sure it unplugged to the charge. Then press and hold the key combination can access this mode. For example, press Home+Vol UP+power button can open Samsung recovery mode.

When you enter the recovery surface of mobile phone, the arrow keys can control movement. And you can see the options: reboot system now, apply update from ADB, apply update from external storage, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, apply update from cache. Now let's explain the role of these selections.

Recovery Mode of Android

Reboot System Now
This option is indicating to restart your phone. You Android will power off and then reboot into the commend interface. When you have completed the recovery mode, select it.

Enter Android Recovery Mode

Apply Update from ADB
To use this function, you'd better connect Android and computer to enable to build the "bridge" between them. Android Debugging Bridge allows you to run Android Device and do some operation through computer to Android. Android App developer will repair bugs of applications via this option. Of course you can use computer to send and install update onto your phone by connecting Android and computer. This could be pretty rarely used for person but if you ever need to use this tool you can often find step-by-step instructions by performing a quick search online.

Apply Update from External Storage
Maybe your phone always successfully to connect to PC neither via USB cable nor Wi-Fi and you want to download applications, music, photo or any other data from computer to Android. So you will take the method of using phone memory card to be the bridge of computer and Android phone. Plug the card from Android and put it into computer. Then download something you want to and reinsert the memory card to mobile phone. But how to update information of your memory card to enable Android device to detected the new content of it? This time you can use this tool, apply update from external storage. When you click this option, Android phone will discover the new data.

Wipe Data/Factory Reset
It is obviously that when you want to sell or throw away your old phone, to clear up all the data in it will be secret and safe. So wipe data/factory reset will do you a favor to delete all information of your phone and restore to factory settings stage.

Android Recovery System

Wipe Cache Partition
Are you accustomed to clear cache? Cache is always ignored by us and piled up in anytime. As we use Android cache can tend to pile up and I am not just referring to apps, photos or text messages. Some of these that can add up over time run in the background of the device and we don't even know it! This temporary data is stored in the phones memory and can help the phone boot up quicker or help your apps run faster. Performing a wipe cache partition clears out some of this temporary data can help prevent troublesome issues. It's important to note that choosing to wipe cache partition will remove data from your device but only temporary data and it doesn't remove or erase any personal information or user data from the device.

Tips: As lots of users complained about the bricked phone, actually "wipe cache partition" can fix most cases. Just get your device into recovery mode and select this mode with the volume key. After that, reboot the system to get it back to normal. This method works for many devices.

Apply Update from Cache
Applying update from cache is rarely in used to update mobile phone but you don't have computer and memory card to update your device.

It will download the update file to your phone via the phones wireless data connection. Although Wi-Fi connection will be a faster way to download, the update file can be downloaded using an internet connection provided by either your mobile data or a Wi-Fi connection. I suppose the file could be downloaded to a PC and then transferred to the phones files system that way as well. In any case the update file could be put into the cache directory which you need to have Super User permission to do, thus your phone needs to be rooted.

After the update file is in your cache folder you should be able to shut off your, boot into the Android Recovery Mode screen, highlight and select the "apply update from cache" option. By the way, you may have to manually select the update file you want to apply, once selected the update should begin.

Recovery System of Android


Part 2. Enter/Exit Recovery Mode via Android Data Recovery

When your device goes wrong and it is necessary to save the phone data and put the device into recovery/download mode to fix your phone. At this point, you can follow the guide of Android Data Extraction to enter and exit the recovery mode as well as it can recover your broken device in some cases.

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Step 1. Launch the program and run it. Then click the "Data Extraction (Damaged Device)" choice on the left list and you need to choose the data type and the fault type as the interface shows.

Choose Fault Type

Step 2. As you have confirmed your phone model, some tips would come out to lead you to the download mode. Follow it and wait until the program analyzes your phone. In addition, it will download the recovery package to recover your broken device.

Recovering Device

Step 3. The scanned contents are listed on the left side. You are permitted to check them and save these data with "Recover" option. After that, theis mode will be exited if you close all the windows.

Retrieve Data

Note: If the recovering fails in this way, the following interface also offers method to exit such mode.

Exit Download Mode

As you see, Android Recovery Mode shows that you would otherwise not go into. If you have deleted some information of this system by accident, you may be able to recover them by using Android Data Recovery, which is another function in the same program, recovery tool to get back lost data by accident deleted. Know more detail please contact us or follow our Facebook and Google+ that for some information about Android phone will update regularly.

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Android-Recovery Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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