How to Use Android Recovery Mode (2023)

In this guide, we will show you how to use Android Recovery Mode and reboot any Android device.

Recovery Mode on Android is the last drastic step when major device functions break down or your Android device freezes. Android is a free-hand OS bound to face bugs and glitches in the processes of the Operating System with respect to hardware. A lot of times Android OS crashes abruptly and stops working. This makes your device unresponsive for a certain period of time. In a different case, your device can get stuck on a boot loop permanently. This happens if your device is heavily infected with malware or if important functionality and OS files are corrupted. Through Recovery Mode you get multiple options to fix and re-establish your device to its original working state. For any problem, we have created a guide for you to identify all causes of your device being inoperable and use Android Recovery Mode to fix them.

Android: How to Use Recovery Mode (2023)

Android Recovery Mode screen display

In order to use Recovery Mode to fix your device you must find out the exact areas of an error on your device. Decide which Recovery Mode feature or function you need to use once you identify these errors. It is safer to do this rather than factory resetting your device directly.

Entering Recovery Mode

  • Turn OFF / Power OFF your Android Device.
  • When shut down, press and hold the Power Button and Volume UP/Volume DOWN button together at once.
  • Your Android Device will now enter into Bootloader Screen.
  • Use Volume Buttons to navigate on this screen and select Recovery Mode by pressing the Power Button.
  • In case you see No Command’, press and hold the Volume Up and Power Button together to force enter Recovery Mode.

Note that, this is the standard method to enter Recovery Mode universally almost on all Android devices. Test both the Volume Directional Keys when you can’t enter recovery mode on certain devices.

Recovery Mode Functions and their Uses

  • Apply Update from SD Card: Use this method when your Android OS is corrupted. Download the update file to your SD Card and install it through recovery Mode. An update to the OS most likely fixes all base framework errors.
  • Reboot Your Device: Force reboot and fix your device through this option on the boot loop error.
  • Wipe Cache Partition: Sometimes old OS Update files are stuck in the cache partition when you update your Android OS. Moreover, this partition contains all the device-cached files, even the ones hidden/inaccessible normally. Use this option to completely remove all cache files present on your device.
  • Mount/System: This option lets you mount your system storage and access central files which are not accessible usually through the Android OS. Through this, you can check if such files have been corrupted.
  • Repair Apps: Some crucial and system function apps are most likely to be infected hugely. Repair these apps in recovery mode to prevent them from crashing your device.
  • Factory Reset: If none of the functions of the recovery mode mentioned above work out and your device is still unusable then using this extreme method ultimately will definitely fix your device and bring it back to its original working condition.

This is all there is to use Android Recovery Mode and fix your device and we hope that this guide solves all your Android OS issues. For more about Android and daily tech updates visit our website or read How to Unlock an Android Device without a Password.