Enter Android’s recovery mode can be helpful for troubleshooting issues or performing various tasks like factory resets, applying updates, and more. The steps to enter recovery mode can vary slightly depending on your Android device and its manufacturer. Here are the general steps to access recovery mode on most Android devices:
Method 1: Using Hardware Buttons (Stock Android or Similar)
- Turn off your Android device completely.
- Press and hold the following combination of buttons simultaneously:
- Volume Down button
- Power button
- Continue the holding these buttons until the device will logo appears on the screen. Once you see the logo, after release the buttons.
- Use the volume buttons to navigate through the options in recovery mode. Use the Power button to select an option.
- You should see options such as “Reboot system now,” “Wipe data/factory reset,” “Apply update from ADB,” etc., depending on the recovery mode.
- To select an option, use the volume buttons to highlight it and then press the Power button to confirm.
Method 2: Using ADB (Android Debug Bridge)
If you have the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) set up on your computer and your device is connected via USB, you can also access recovery mode using ADB commands:
- Connect to your Android device to your computer using USB cable.
- Open a command prompt or terminal window on computer.
- Use the following command to reboot a your device into recovery mode:
adb reboot recovery
- Your device will reboot into recovery mode, and you can navigate and perform actions using the hardware buttons on your device.
Please note that the exact steps and options in recovery mode can vary depending on the manufacturer and model of your Android device. Some devices have custom recovery modes, like TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project), which offer additional features and options.
Be very cautious when using recovery mode, especially when performing actions like factory resets, as they can erase all data on your device. Make sure you have to backup your important data before proceeding.