How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

There are occasions when getting into Android’s bootloader or recovery systems is necessary—perhaps the OS is having issues and you need to factory reset, or maybe you want to root your phone. Fortunately, booting into the bootloader and recovery are both very simple. Here’s how to do it.

How to Access Android’s Bootloader

Getting into the bootloader isn’t necessarily something you’ll need to do often, but it’s definitely something that’s good to know how to do just in case. There are two different ways to go about accessing the bootloader: directly from the device or using commands on your PC. Let’s cover the former first.

Accessing the Bootloader Directly from the Device

To get into the bootloader without using a computer, the first thing you’ll want to do is completely power the device down. The following instructions should work on 90% of the intended devices, but if for some reason you’re having issues, you may have to look up further instructions for your specific handset:

  • Nexus and Developer Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons at the same time. When the Google splash screen appears, release them.
  • Samsung Devices: Samsung devices don’t have a traditional bootloader, but something the company calls “Download mode.” To access it, press and hold the volume down, power, and home buttons until the Samsung logo shows up, then release. Be warned, however, it’s basically useless without a computer. Press and hold home, power, and both volume buttons to exit download mode.
  • LG Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons until the LG logo appears, then release them. If this doesn’t work, you may have to release the power and volume down buttons for a second when the LG logo appears, then re-press them until the bootloader shows up.
  • HTC Devices: Press and hold the volume down button, then power up the device while keeping the volume down key pressed. The bootloader on HTC devices is referred to as “fastboot mode.”
  • Motorola Devices: Press and hold the volume down and power buttons for a few seconds.

With all the above commands, the bootloader may take a few seconds to show up after you release the keys. When it does, you can continue with whatever it is you need to do.

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

Accessing the Bootloader with ADB

You can also boot into the bootloader with the Android Debug Bridge utility, also known as ADB. You’l need to install and set up ADB first using these instructions. To further simplify executing commands from your computer, you may also want to add ADB to your Windows system PATH.

Once you’ve got all that set up, getting into the bootloader is the simplest thing you’ll ever do. Open a command prompt inside of Windows and type the following:

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

Boom. The device should reboot and you’ll be in the bootloader.

It’s worth mentioning that this doesn’t work on Samsung devices—they just reboot back into Android.

How to Access Android’s Recovery Environment

Once you’re in the bootloader, you’re already halfway to accessing recovery on most devices, though you can use ADB as well.

Accessing the Bootloader Directly from the Device

Boot into the bootloader using the above instructions, then use the volume up and down keys to navigate through the menus. Hit the power button to execute the selected command:

  • Nexus, LG, and Motorola Devices: Use the volume buttons till you see the “Recovery mode” option, then hit power.
  • HTC Devices: Select “HBOOT” first, which will open a new menu where you’ll select “recovery.”
  • Samsung Devices: With the device powered down, press and hold power, volume UP, and the home button. An update screen will appear for a few seconds, then it will launch recovery.

Some devices may take you straight to the recovery menu, but on others, this will take you to a screen with an Android and a triangle.

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

To access recovery mode options, you’ll want to hold down the Power button and tap volume up. The Android System Recovery menu should appear, and you can perform whatever operations you need.

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

Accessing Recovery with ADB

You can also boot into the bootloader with the Android Debug Bridge utility, also known as ADB. You’l need to install and set up ADB first using these instructions. To further simplify executing commands from your computer, you may also want to add ADB to your Windows system PATH.

Once that’s taken care of, it’s another super simple command to enter recovery mode:

How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

Poof! Like magic, your Android device will power off and reboot into recovery. From there, you will use the volume buttons to navigate the list and the power button to execute the desired command (unless you’ve flashed a custom recovery like TWRP, in which case you can touch the screen to access different options).

While the bootloader itself is relatively useless without access to a computer (for fastboot, or ODIN on Samsung devices), recovery can be a game changer if your device won’t even fully boot into the operating system. Just jump into recovery and perform a factory reset. Life, saved.

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BladeRunner

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  • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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  • To enter the bootloader: with the phone off hold volume down and press power. Use the volume rocker to scroll through the options

    To enter Recovery: Once in the bootloader screen use the volume rocker to bring up the Recovery Mode option and press the power button. This gets you to the dead Andy with the red triangle. Now press volume up and you should have the stock Android recovery.

    fury683

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    • Oct 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM
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  • BladeRunner

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    • Oct 30, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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  • josephpalozzi

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    • Jan 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM
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  • To enter the bootloader: with the phone off hold volume down and press power. Use the volume rocker to scroll through the options

    To enter Recovery: Once in the bootloader screen use the volume rocker to bring up the Recovery Mode option and press the power button. This gets you to the dead Andy with the red triangle. Now press volume up and you should have the stock Android recovery.

    newskate9

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    • Apr 6, 2015 at 8:04 PM
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  • This has been happening to me too. Vol up and Andy just lays there, red triangle in hand, laughing at me.

    EDIT: Nevermind. I was missing the point. All good now.

    Besides normal booting of an android device, there are two more systems maintenance mode. The bootloader or fastboot mode and the recovery mode. We can get into both the modes via startup key combinations or by using adb commands.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environmentsAndroid booting process, recovery mode, boot-loader/fastboot mode

    What is a bootloader and how to get into the bootloader mode on your android device?

    A bootloader is a computer program that loads an operating system (OS) or runtime environment for the computer after completion of the self-tests.

    Bootloader is like BOIS to your computer. It is the first thing that runs when you boot up your Android device. It packages the instructions to boot operating system kernel. Basically, Android device has a storage space(disk) that has several partitions, which holds the Android system file in one and all the app data in another. Bootloader serves as a security checkpoint that is responsible for checking and initializing the hardware and starting software. You can get into this mode using adb command as well as by pressing device-specific buttons.

    To enter into fastboot mode using adb command use the following steps:

    1. Ensure you have adb and fastboot tools installed on your system
    2. Appropriate usb drivers installed on the PC for your android device
    3. USB debugging is activated on your phone
    4. Connect your android device with your computer over a usb 2 port

    Test the connectivity using the following command (provided your phone screen is unlocked)

    should give output such as
    List of devices attached
    …………………… device

    to get into fastboot mode use the following command

    Once you enter your device screen shall indicate that has entered in fastboot mode

    the following command will list the connected device which is in fastboot mode

    shall display something like

    On the device screen you should see something like the following

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments
    Some of the most commonly used “fastboot” commands include:

    • flash – rewrites a partition with a binary image stored on the host computer
    • erase – erases a specific partition
    • reboot – reboots the device into either the main operating system, the system recovery partition or back into its boot loader
    • devices – displays a list of all devices (with the serial number) connected to the host computer
    • format – formats a specific partition; the file system of the partition must be recognized by the device

    to get out of the bootloader/fastboot mode

    Fastboot/recovery more (Summery)
    Fastboot mode/recovery mode is mostly used to erase or install various images such as system, boot, userdata, and more. You may end up using fastboot tool and fastboot/recovery mode when you are installing a custom rom or restoring factory image on your android device.

    What is android recovery mode, custom recovery and how to get into the recovery mode?

    Android devices come with Google’s recovery environment, this is also known “stock recovery.” You can boot to the recovery system by pressing device-specific buttons as your android device or use adb command that boots your device to recovery mode.

    These options can be selected using the volume up/down button and power button. In this mode, adb or fastboot tools has no use.

    There are various custom recovery /third party recovery environments are available such as Cyanogen recovery, ClockworkMod recovery (CWM), Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) etc. You can install custom recovery from the bootloader/fastboot mode. Custom recovery images are usually has additional features such as better backup and recovery. In general, custom recoveries are only necessary if you plan on flashing a custom ROM. Most Android users wouldn’t even notice a difference between a device with the stock recovery system installed and one with a custom recovery.

    To enter into recovery mode using adb command use the following steps:

    1. Ensure you have adb and fastboot tools installed on your system
    2. Appropriate usb drivers installed on the PC for your android device
    3. USB debugging is activated on your phone
    4. Connect your android device with your computer over a usb 2 port

    Test the connectivity using the following command (provided your phone screen is unlocked)

    should give output such as
    List of devices attached
    …………………… device

    to get into recovery mode use the following command

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Once in recovery mode, shall see a recovery menu, which provides list of fixed options. such as

    • reboot system
    • apply update from SD card
    • apply update from cache
    • wipe data/factory reset
    • backup user data
    • restore user data

    To exit the recovery mode, select reboot system now and the system will boot back into the installed system.

    Business and Process integration

    Besides normal booting of an android device, there are two more systems maintenance mode. The bootloader or fastboot mode and the recovery mode. We can get into both the modes via startup key combinations or by using adb commands.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments Android booting process, recovery mode, boot-loader/fastboot mode

    What is a bootloader and how to get into the bootloader mode on your android device?

    A bootloader is a computer program that loads an operating system (OS) or runtime environment for the computer after completion of the self-tests.

    Bootloader is like BOIS to your computer. It is the first thing that runs when you boot up your Android device. It packages the instructions to boot operating system kernel. Basically, Android device has a storage space(disk) that has several partitions, which holds the Android system file in one and all the app data in another. Bootloader serves as a security checkpoint that is responsible for checking and initializing the hardware and starting software. You can get into this mode using adb command as well as by pressing device-specific buttons.

    To enter into fastboot mode using adb command use the following steps:

    1. Ensure you have adb and fastboot tools installed on your system
    2. Appropriate usb drivers installed on the PC for your android device
    3. USB debugging is activated on your phone
    4. Connect your android device with your computer over a usb 2 port

    Test the connectivity using the following command (provided your phone screen is unlocked)

    should give output such as
    List of devices attached
    …………………… device

    to get into fastboot mode use the following command

    Once you enter your device screen shall indicate that has entered in fastboot mode

    the following command will list the connected device which is in fastboot mode

    shall display something like

    On the device screen you should see something like the following

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments
    Some of the most commonly used “fastboot” commands include:

    • flash – rewrites a partition with a binary image stored on the host computer
    • erase – erases a specific partition
    • reboot – reboots the device into either the main operating system, the system recovery partition or back into its boot loader
    • devices – displays a list of all devices (with the serial number) connected to the host computer
    • format – formats a specific partition; the file system of the partition must be recognized by the device

    to get out of the bootloader/fastboot mode

    Fastboot/recovery more (Summery)
    Fastboot mode/recovery mode is mostly used to erase or install various images such as system, boot, userdata, and more. You may end up using fastboot tool and fastboot/recovery mode when you are installing a custom rom or restoring factory image on your android device.

    What is android recovery mode, custom recovery and how to get into the recovery mode?

    Android devices come with Google’s recovery environment, this is also known “stock recovery.” You can boot to the recovery system by pressing device-specific buttons as your android device or use adb command that boots your device to recovery mode.

    These options can be selected using the volume up/down button and power button. In this mode, adb or fastboot tools has no use.

    There are various custom recovery /third party recovery environments are available such as Cyanogen recovery, ClockworkMod recovery (CWM), Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) etc. You can install custom recovery from the bootloader/fastboot mode. Custom recovery images are usually has additional features such as better backup and recovery. In general, custom recoveries are only necessary if you plan on flashing a custom ROM. Most Android users wouldn’t even notice a difference between a device with the stock recovery system installed and one with a custom recovery.

    To enter into recovery mode using adb command use the following steps:

    1. Ensure you have adb and fastboot tools installed on your system
    2. Appropriate usb drivers installed on the PC for your android device
    3. USB debugging is activated on your phone
    4. Connect your android device with your computer over a usb 2 port

    Test the connectivity using the following command (provided your phone screen is unlocked)

    should give output such as
    List of devices attached
    …………………… device

    to get into recovery mode use the following command

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Once in recovery mode, shall see a recovery menu, which provides list of fixed options. such as

    • reboot system
    • apply update from SD card
    • apply update from cache
    • wipe data/factory reset
    • backup user data
    • restore user data

    To exit the recovery mode, select reboot system now and the system will boot back into the installed system.

    Press and hold Power+Volume Up+Volume Down buttons. Keep holding until you see a menu with Recovery mode option. Navigate to Recovery mode option and press Power button.

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    Turn on the phone or tablet by long-pressing the power button again. Release the power button and, when you see a logo appear during boot-up, hold down both the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons.

    ↑ How do I open the boot menu on my phone?

    Press and hold the Power key and then press the Volume up key once while still holding down the Power key. You should see the Android system recovery options pop up at the top of the screen. Use the Volume keys to highlight the options and the Power key to select the one you want.

    ↑ What is reboot to bootloader Android?

    REBOOT TO BOOTLOADER – Restarts the phone and boots directly into the Bootloader. BOOT TO DOWNLOAD MODE – Boots the phone directly to Download mode. REBOOT – Restarts the phone normally. POWER DOWN – Turns the phone off. FACTORY RESET – Factory resets the phone.

    ↑ What can I do in recovery mode Android?

    Part 2. What Can Android Recovery Mode Do for You?

    1. – Reboot system.
    2. – Update applications from ADB.
    3. – Wipe data or factory reset your phone.
    4. – Wipe Cache Partition.
    5. – Update information from external storage.
    6. – Choose Super Toolkit option at the top menu and click on Backup option.

    ↑ How do I boot into recovery?

    How To Access Android Recovery Mode

    1. Turn off the phone (hold power button and select “Power Off” from the menu)
    2. Now, press and hold Power+Home+Volume Up buttons..
    3. Keep holding until device logo shows up and phone restarts again, you should enter recovery mode.

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    The Android system comes with great advantages for its users, as the OS is always opened for changes and improvements. The best is that you can easily customize and optimize the performances of your Android device for improving the speeds, upgrading the battery life or even for replacing the stock firmware with a custom and unofficial one. But in order to do so, you first have to deal with some extra operations that will provide access to the internal system of your smartphone or tablet. As you will see, for each task using the recovery image will be required; that’s why during this general tutorial I will show you how to easily and manually enter recovery mode on rooted and locked Android handsets.

    All the Android smartphones and tablets are having a stock recovery image, pre-installed on their systems. The stock recovery can be used for numerous operations such as installing apps from the SD card, backup the data, perform maintenance procedures and so on. But, when dealing with unofficial methods, such as installing a custom ROM or a custom kernel, the stock recovery is useless. In that case you will have to replace the stock recovery with a custom one, an operation that usually requires root access (not always though).

    The custom recovery images are bringing more features and options that can be used by the Android users who are trying to tweak their handsets. So, these tools are useful only if you want to perform complex operations on your phone / tablet, else you will replace the stock recovery without any purpose. As mentioned a custom recovery must be used when trying to update with beta, unofficial or custom ROMs, or when installing custom kernels – after that you can overclock / underclock your smartphone or tablet for improving the speeds or for upgrading the battery life.

    The most used Android custom recovery images are CWM and TWRP recovery, the last one being the touch version of the first tool. There are many other recovery apps that can be installed on the Android system, but I am recommending you the mentioned tools.

    As mentioned above, when trying to flash a custom recovery, root access might be required. In that case, first unlock your smartphone / tablet and then install the app and finally return here and learn how to boot your Android device intro recovery mode. Be aware though as by rooting the warranty will get void and for restoring the same you will have to downgrade to stock firmware, or to update with an official release of the Android software.

    Now this guide is compatible with both rooted and locked Android smartphones or tablets, which means that you can learn how to enter recovery mode without dealing with further problems. This method will work on almost all the Android devices out there so the tutorial is a universal operation. So whether you need to enter the stock recovery or the custom recovery (CWM or TWRP recovery) use the steps from below and learn how to do the same.

    Usually, for booting into recovery, you need to press a combination of buttons on your handset. First you have to turn off your device, wait a few seconds and then press power and volume up buttons at the same time for a few seconds. The recovery mode should be displayed. But, if that isn’t working for you, follow the guidelines from below:

    Enter Recovery Mode on Rooted Android devices

    1. This is the easiest way that can be completed.
    2. From Google Play you need to download a tool on your device.
    3. So, access the Play Store and search for the Quick Boot tool.
    4. You can manually download the app by using the link from here.
    5. Install the tool on your phone / tablet.
    6. Run the same.
    7. From the menu that will be displayed (Recovery, Reboot, Bootloader and Power Off) select “recovery”.
    8. Now your handset will be rebooted into recovery mode, so that’s it.

    Enter Recovery Mode on Locked Android devices

    1. In order to succeed with these steps, you will need access to a computer or notebook.
    2. Your handset and its USB cable should also be there.
    3. Your phone must have USB debugging option enabled.
    4. On your computer Android SKD must be installed -> learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or learn how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
    5. Connect your device with the computer by using its USB cable.
    6. On your computer navigate through the Fastboot folder.
    7. There open a command prompt window.
    8. On the cmd window type: “adb reboot recovery”.
    9. Good, now your handset will automatically enter in recovery mode menu.

    Perfect, the tutorial has been completed. Now you know how to enter recovery mode on rooted and locked Android devices. So, go ahead and use the recovery menu for making Nandroid backups, for installing custom ROMs firmware or for making other complex and powerful operations. If you need help, or if you have something to share with us or with other users, don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below. We will then assist you as soon as possible.

    Galaxy A8 might not be the most powerful Lollipop based device from the market, but if you know how to smartly use it, you can enjoy a great Android experience in both stability and performance aspects. And in addition to that, if you are also willing to apply a few tweaking procedures, you can even spice things up by optimizing and customizing the internal system of your phone. The goal is to bump the speeds, to upgrade the battery life and to improve the other general performances. So, how can you obtain all that? Well, as you will see, the first thing to do is to learn how to access and use the recovery mode on your Samsung Galaxy A8.

    The Android system is an open source project that can be easily tweaked. That’s why each Android version can be customized by third party devs and ported into custom ROMs. And also that’s why you can use features that cannot be found in the default Android system and finally that’s why you can unlock your Galaxy A8 for gaining full control over your Android device. But, as already pointed out, everything is possible only if you know how to enter the recovery mode.

    The recovery environment is a hidden menu featured by default by your Samsung Galaxy A8. Through this menu you can access the internal system of your phone and perform different customization, optimization and restoration operations. Of course, your phone comes pre installed with the stock recovery software and by default you can only apply limited operations (like making a hard reset, clearing app data cache, updating with OTAs and so on) through this stock environment – different factory restrictions are implied.

    However, the stock recovery can be then replaced with a custom recovery software like CWM or TWRP recovery. Such a software is free of restrictions which means you can then tweak your Galaxy A8 by your own taste. Here are some examples of operations that can be completed through a custom recovery image: ensuring root access by using SuperSU, flashing custom ROMs such as CM 13, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid, installing a custom kernel, overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies for bumping speeds or for upgrading the battery life, removing bloatware, making Nandroid backups and lot more.

    The best is that entering recovery mode can be done in the same way, whether you are using the stock or the custom recovery image. Thus, this step by step guide can be anytime used on your Samsung Galaxy A8. Moreover, the steps from below and the reboot sequence are official operations featured on your Android device. So, you won’t lose your phone’s warranty and you won’t risk anything while trying to understand and to apply all the guidelines from down below.

    As you will notice, there are three different ways in which you can reboot recovery mode on your GalaxyA8. Try all the methods from there or choose only the one that you find it more appropriate for your needs.

    Now, if you are thinking in using the recovery mode for completing another custom operation, before doing anything else you should backup your data – procedures such as gaining root access or installing a custom ROM might clear the internal system of your device. Thus, the best will be to sync your data with your account or to use any other backup and restore app from Google Play. In this way you can easily save your Samsung Galaxy A8 contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, EFS folder, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.

    Charge your smartphone before resuming the reboot sequence. Usually the charging process is recommended if the battery power left is currently lower than 60% – you see, if your Galaxy A8 gets turned off while you try to access the recovery environment, your phone might get bricked (different software related problems can be issued) so it is better to try to avoid such unpleasant situations.

    How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy A8

    The Classic Method

    1. Power off your Galaxy A8; you can do so if you press the power button and select “power off” or if you press and hold the power key for a few moments.
    2. Wait a few seconds while your device is being turned off.
    3. Then, press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
    4. Keep pressing these keys until the recovery mode menu is being displayed.
    5. You can scroll up and down through the recovery menu by using the Volume Up and Down buttons and you can select by pressing the Power key.
    6. You can go back to Android OS by selecting the “reboot system now” option.

    The third party app Method

    If you can’t manage to enter recovery mode by using the hardware buttons, then you can try the Quick Boot app from Google Play. However, root access must be ensured first on your Galaxy A8 as this is a third party app. Anyway, go to Google Play, search and download the mentioned app. Then, run it on your phone and follow on screen prompts in order to resume the reboot sequence, which by the way will be automatically completed.

    The Android SDK Method

    The last method through which you can enter recovery mode on your Galaxy A8 implies in using the Android SDK utility. This is not a complex procedure, though it is applied mainly by developers. Anyway, here is what you need to do before actually getting into recovery: you must use a computer on which you have to install Android SDK – so learn how to flash Android SDK on Windows or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux; you also have to install the Galaxy A8 USB drivers on the computer you are going to use; then on your smartphone you have to gain Developer Options by going to “menu – settings – about phone” and by tapping several times on Built Number; finally, you need to enable USB Debugging option, a field which can be found under “menu – settings – developer options”. Of course, in the end you must follow:

    • Connect your Galaxy A8 with your computer with the help of your phone’s USB cable.
    • On your computer access the Android SDK folder.
    • From there open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
    • In the cmd window type: “adb reboot recovery”.
    • Just wait while your smartphone is being automatically rebooted into recovery mode.
    • Enjoy.

    So, there you have it. Those are the easiest ways in which you can put your Samsung Galaxy A8 into recovery mode. Test the steps from above and also try to use the recovery environment for the first time. Share your experience with us and if you have further questions don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below in order to contact our team – we will then assist you as soon as possible. Don’t forget to check out our how to section in order to find other useful Android tips and tricks for your GalaxyA8.

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    Fixter

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    • Feb 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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  • Alright guys this is how it works

    With the phone turned off:

    Fastbook : Volume down and Power, if you want to enter Protocol Support just press volume up while on Fastbook

    RSD Protocol Support: ( I have no idea what this is) Press Volume up and Power.

    Maybe someone will find this useful.

    Also as of right now. There is no actually regular OEM menu on the recovery mode on this phone.

    Edit: Well guys apparently there is WAY more than just those two on the settings. If you keep pressing Volume Down you’ll get
    NvFlash
    Android Recovery
    BP HW ByPass RSD
    BP HW ByPass QC DLORD
    BP HW ByPass & Boot AP
    BP HW Bypass BP Only
    BP SW Bypass RSD
    Boot Android (NO BP)
    Device UID
    console = ttyS0, 115200n8
    Early USB Enumeration

    I hope this helps.

    cmstlist

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    • Feb 20, 2011 at 2:07 AM
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    • Feb 20, 2011 at 2:21 AM
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    • Feb 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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  • Fixter

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    • Feb 20, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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  • Fixter

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    • Feb 21, 2011 at 1:23 AM
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  • Sebring5

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    • Feb 21, 2011 at 1:39 AM
  • #7
  • Alright guys this is how it works

    With the phone turned off:

    Fastbook : Volume down and Power, if you want to enter Protocol Support just press volume up while on Fastbook

    RSD Protocol Support: ( I have no idea what this is) Press Volume up and Power.

    Maybe someone will find this useful.

    Also as of right now. There is no actually regular OEM menu on the recovery mode on this phone.

    Edit: Well guys apparently there is WAY more than just those two on the settings. If you keep pressing Volume Down you’ll get
    NvFlash
    Android Recovery
    BP HW ByPass RSD
    BP HW ByPass QC DLORD
    BP HW ByPass & Boot AP
    BP HW Bypass BP Only
    BP SW Bypass RSD
    Boot Android (NO BP)
    Device UID
    console = ttyS0, 115200n8
    Early USB Enumeration

    Here’s how to boot or enter into recovery mode in Android 11 stock OS. You can use recovery mode in your Android devices to fix issues like black screen, slow down, won’t turn on, and more. Use the power and volume buttons to boot into recovery mode in your stock Android 11 OS devices including Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4, 4 XL, Pixel 3a, 3a XL, Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel 2, and 2 XL. One of the most used recovery mode settings is to Wipe data/factory reset and reboot to bootloader.

    How to Boot Into Recovery Mode in Android 11 Stock OS

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 1: Long press the power button until view power screen and tap on “Power”.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 2: Touch “Power off”.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 3: Press & hold the power & volume down key simultaneously until view the “Start” menu.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 4: Press the volume down button until see “Recovery Mode”.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 5: Press the power button to boot into the recovery menu. You can see the Robot exclamation mark with No command icon in your latest stock Android 11.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 6:Press & hold the power button and press the volume up button once” to view recovery mode options.

    Android 11 recovery mode includes Reboot system now, Reboot to bootloader, Enter fastboot, Apply update from ADB, Apply update from SD card, Wipe data/factory reset, Mount/system, and more. You can factory reset Android 11 using recovery mode to follow the below steps.

    Step 1: Follow the above-given steps 1 to 6 to enter into recovery mode in your Stock Android 11 OS.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 2: Press the “Volume down” button until select “Wipe data/factory reset”.

    Step 3: Press the “Power” button to apply it.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 4: Press the volume down button to select “Factory data reset”.

    Step 5: Press the “Power” button to apply it.

    Wait until wiping cache and data in your stock Android OS.

    Step 6: Press the “Power” button again to reboot the system in your Android 11.

    Wait until restart your phone and you can see fix all issues that caused the problem.

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    How to Factory Reset Android 11 Using Phone Settings

    This process will delete all your Android data. Make sure to back up & restore your data before applying the below-given steps.

    Step 1: Pull down the notification panel twice at the top and click on the “Settings (Cog)” icon.

    Step 2: Scroll down and touch “System”.

    Step 3: Tap on “Advanced”.

    Step 4: Tap “Reset options”.

    Step 5: Touch “Delete all data (Factory reset)”.

    How to enter android’s bootloader and recovery environments

    Step 6: Click on “Erase all data” at the bottom right.

    Step 7: Confirm your lock screen and tap “Erase all data” to remove all your phone data.

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