The recovery mode is a troubleshooting mode for performing maintenance on the Android system! This recovery mode is available on all Android devices (Rootes or not)! It is possible to use an alternative recovery mode (“ClockWorkMod” aka “CWM” is the most famous in the “Samsung Galaxy”) which proposes actions / tools not available on the base recovery mode (one included with the Android system ).
Android Key Combinations for Booting in Recovery Mode
Each phone manufacturer has its own Recovery Mode key combinations. Every key combination for an Android phone or Tablet has been listed below, from a variety of manufacturers.
Samsung Galaxy Series : Volume Up + Home + Power
Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10) : Volume Up + Volume Down + Power
Motorola Droid X2 : hold Power+Home buttons.
Devices With Camera Buttons: Volume Up + Camera.
LG G Seriers : Press and hold Power+Volume down key until you see LG logo, and the menu to enter your phone recovery mode will show up.
HTC one Series :
- First disable Fastboot by going to Settings > Battery and disabling Fastboot.
- Turn off the phone
- Press and Hold Power+Volume down key until you see a menu where you can navigate to “Recovery mode” and enter with Power button.
Sony Android phone: Turn on the device and hold the volume up button when the logo of Sony and the LED display turns Red, green or orange lights.
Recovery Mode, the two most useful features
Once in the recovery mode, two very practical options. The first is the “wipe data / factory reset” to factory reset the device, a handy option if we see that our device will not start. We will move through its menu using the volume buttons and select the option marked with the power button.
The second very practical option is “wipe cache partition” that allows us to delete temporary data cache operating system which will allow us to free up some memory in the device to eliminate junk files that have been created after months of use . This option is not recommended to use it frequently, only a very timely manner.