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Boot into Recovery Mode on Android Devices (TWRP/CWM Recovery)

Our today’s guide is about How to Boot into Recovery Mode On Android Devices. After booting your Android phone into Recovery Mode, you can perform different functions that used to troubleshoot your phone. For example, with the stock recovery, users can perform a factory reset, run system updates and clear cache. But with a custom recovery, you can flash custom ROMs, make system backups, flash zipped files or make significant improvements/changes to your system. Every Android variant has a specific method to access the recovery mode. If you have not installed TWRP recovery on your device yet, then we have shared a detailed guide on how to install TWRP recovery on Android devices. But if you have installed TWRP or CWM custom recovery, then you’ll be searching about how to Boot into Recovery Mode On Android devices.

Being an advanced Android user, you may now about the terms like How to Root, How to install Custom ROMs or How to Unlock Bootloader. While following any of these types of guides, you’ll need to “Boot Android In Recovery Mode” to go further to installation. But most Android users don’t know how to boot into Recovery Mode on Android devices. You can access different features of the phone using Android recovery mode. As we have mentioned above, Recovery Mode allows you to flash the OTA updates, Flash Custom ROM, Flash Google app zip file and lots more. Here, in this guide, we are going to share three different methods to boot into Recovery Mode on Android devices (CWM or TWRP).

Boot into Recovery Mode on Android Devices (TWRP/CWM Recovery)

3 Methods: Boot Into Recovery Mode On Android Devices

You can follow any of these three different methods to boot Android device into recovery mode.

Method 1: Using Hardware Buttons to Boot into Recovery Mode

To enter recovery mode on your device, follow these steps:

  1. First of all, power OFF your device and wait for a while (about 5-10 seconds)

To enter the Recovery Mode, you’ll need to find out that what hardware key combination your manufacturer has configured for your device.

  1. Next, hold the ‘Power’ + ‘Volume Down’ button for a few seconds simultaneously until the device powers ON. (On some phones you will try with Power and Volume Up keys)

Note: on Samsung branded devices, you can enter into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Power + Volume Up + Home buttons altogether for a while.

  1. Release the buttons after a few seconds, and you should see options to select “Recovery” using Volume button.

Method 2: Using ADB Command to Boot into Android Recovery Mode

The second method to boot into Recovery Mode on Android devices via ADB commands it is a little bit complicate which a PC/Laptop. Before going ahead, make sure that you have the correct USB drivers installed on the PC for your device. Connect your device to the PC using its USB data cable.

  1. First of all, enable USB debugging mode on your phone. To do this, Go to Settings > About Phone > scroll to the bottom > tap Build number seven (7) times.
  2. Now go back, and you will be able to see the Developer options menu, check ‘USB debugging’ to enable.
  3. Now Install the ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC
  4. Connect your Android device to the PC with a USB cable.

5. Now type the command below to reboot your phone to the bootloader.

adb reboot recovery

Hit Enter and your phone will start rebooting to recovery mode.

Method 3: Boot into Recovery Mode on Android Devices (Rooted)

  1. If your device is rooted, then this is the simplest method to boot into TWRP custom recovery on Android devices. Go to Google Play Store and download the free app called Quick Boot.
  2. Open the installed app and grant it root permission.
  3. Once done, select Reboot into Recovery option, it will enable your device reboot and boot into custom Recovery.

Done! Just run the app on your device, select the recovery option to reboot the Android phone.

These were the easy methods on How to Boot into Recovery Mode on Android Devices (TWRP/CWM) Custom recoveries.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any questions related to the above guide.

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