By accessing the recovery on your phone, you’re able to perform a number of different functions that are useful to troubleshooting your phone. With the stock recovery, you’re able to do a factory reset, clear cache, and run system updates. If you have a custom recovery, you’ll also be able to do system backups and flash .ZIP files like those that can change your ROM or make big improvements to your system.

Each phone will have a specific method by which you can access the recovery on your device.

Button Combo Recovery Boot

Step 1: Power off your phone.

Step 2: Consult the table below  to find the correct button combo for your device.

This table is for the most used phone brands. For other brands please use button combo’s.

Samsung Galaxy
  • POWER + VOLUME DOWN Hold until the LG Logo appears
  • Release and immediately press POWER + VOLUME DOWN again until you see the Reset Menu
  • Press the POWER button to hard reset, then you will reboot into recovery
  • Navigate to Settings> Battery> Uncheck FASTBOOT.
  • Power phone off
  • Hold VOLUME DOWN + POWER for 5 seconds
  • Release POWER but continue to hold VOLUME DOWN
  • Once you are in the bootloader, use the VOLUME buttons to navigate to RECOVERY
  • Press POWER to select and enter recovery
Google Nexus
  • Hold VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN + HOME until you are in the bootloader
  • Once you are in the bootloader, use the VOLUME buttons to navigate to RECOVERY
  • Press POWER to select and enter recovery
Sony Xperia
  • POWER on phone until you see Sony Logo
  • Rapidly tap VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN until you are in recovery

For Rooted Devices

If you have a rooted device, your best option is to download an app called Quick Boot (Reboot) from Play. Just launch the app and press “Recovery” and crack bam you’re in business.

Dont know how to root your device?

Visit this blog for rooting for android :-   Android Rooting guide

Boot to recovery using ADB

1-Download adb and install adb drivers for your phone (iam using htc)
2-extract the files to your c directory in a folder named adb(creat one)
3-once the files are located in c:\adb go to start menu then search for cmd
4-type in
“cd c:\adb”

then click enter
5-type in

“adb devices”

it will show the connected devices
it should be bunch of numbers

6-if you can,t see them it means adb drivers for your device are NOT INSTALLED


Boot loader
type in
“adb reboot boot loader”

if you want recovery
type in
“adb reboot recovery”

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