If your Android device is having any sort of issues, you may want to use Android Recovery Mode so that you can try to determine what the problem is. This tool can help you troubleshoot and understand what is going on with your device.
Most people with Android phones will have never booted their device up in Android recovery mode, as it’s just not needed, but if your device is frozen, stuck in a boot loop, or has a major issue with an app and cannot reach settings or even has malware, you can use recovery mode to help you out.
Android Recovery Mode
It is worth noting that booting up Android Recovery Mode is different depending on the device that you are currently using, so you will need to follow the steps for that specific device. If your phone is not listed below, you should check the manufacturer or carrier’s website for instructions there.
Google Pixel Phones – Android Recovery Mode
- Step 1: With your device turned off, hold down the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time, for a few seconds.
- Step 2: Let go when a triangle with an exclamation point appears on the screen. Then use the Volume Down button to find Recover Mode in the options.
- Step 3: Press the Power button to select it. You should, after a few seconds, see the Android mascot on its back on the screen, with the words No Command.
- Step 4: Press and hold the power button and press the Volume Up button once, then let go.
- Step 5: You should now have opened the recovery menu. You can use the Volume buttons to highlight your options and the Power button to select them.
Motorola Phones – Android Recovery Mode
- Step 1: With your device turned off, hold down the Volume Down button and then press the Power button for a few seconds. Let’s go to see the Android mascot appear, on its back, on the screen.
- Step 2: You can use the Volume down button to cycle through options until you find the Recovery Mode option, then press the Power button to select it.
- Step 3: The Android mascot should now have the words No Command near it. You will need to press and hold down the Power button and press the Volume Up button once, then let go of both.
- Step 4: The recovery menu should now be open, and you can use the Volume buttons to highlight options and the Power button to select them.
Samsung Galaxy Phones
- Step 1: With your phone turned off, plug a USB-C cable into your phone and connect it to a computer.
- Step 2: Hold down the Power and Volume Up buttons, at the same time, for a few seconds. You should then feel your phone vibrate and see the Samsung logo appear. If your phone has a Bixby button, you have to hold down that as well as the above two, to make this happen.
- Step 3: You should then see the Android mascot on the screen before the Recovery Menu appears. You can use the Volume buttons to highlight options and the Power button to select them.
- Step 1: With your phone turned off, you must hold down the Power button and Volume button at the same time, for a few seconds.
- Step 2: A screen may appear asking you to enter your pin or password.
- Step 3: Choose the language you want to see menus in.
- Step 4: The recovery menu should now appear. You can use the Volume button to navigate and the Power button to select an option.
Now that you have your device in Android Recovery mode, you should be able to figure out what the issue is and how to solve it. If you continue to have trouble with your device, you can always contact a professional for help.
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