Stuck at Android System Recovery? Fix It Easily

You know your Android device is stuck in recovery mode when you cannot turn on the device. If you try to turn it on it shows a message that says “Android System Recover.” This situation can be quite debilitating for most Android users. Most of the time you don’t know whether you have lost all of your important Android data. It is even more worrying because of the fact that you cannot turn on your device at all especially when you don’t know how to fix it.

Part 1. What is Android System Recovery?

Despite all the worry that surrounds an unwanted Android system recovery screen, it is actually a feature that can be quite helpful to your Android device when it’s needed. It can be useful when you want to hard reset the Android device without having to access the settings. This can be very useful if your device is not working very well or if your touch screen is experiencing problems. It can also be very helpful when you are having problem accessing the settings on your device.

For these reasons it is actually a good thing although when it does happen unexpectedly, you may want to know how to fix it.

Part 2. How to get to Android System recovery

Now that you know how useful the Android System can be, you may want to know how to utilize this feature to get out of some of the problems we mentioned above. Here’s how you can safely get to Android recovery system on your Android device.

Step 1: Hold down the power key and then select “Power Off” from the options on the screen. If however your screen is unresponsive, keep holding the power key for several seconds until the device is completely turned off.

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Step 2: next, you need to hold down the Power and the Volume Key. You should able to see the Android image and a bunch of information about your device. There should also be a “Start” at the top right corner of the screen.

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Step 3: Press the Volume up and Volume down keys and use the Power key to select menu options. Press the Volume down Key twice to see “Recovery Mode” in red at the top of the screen. Press the power key to select it.

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Step 4: The white Google logo will appear immediately followed by the Android logo again as well as the words “No Command” at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 5: finally, Press and hold both the Power and the Volume up Key for around 3 seconds and then let go of the Volume up Key but keep holding the Power Key. You should see the Android system recovery options at the top of the screen. Use the Volume keys to highlight and the power key to select the one you want.

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Part 3. Android Stuck at System Recovery? How to fix it

If however your device is stuck on system recovery mode, here’s how you can easily get it out of system recovery. The process is slightly different for different Android devices so you should check your device’s manual before attempting this process.

Step 1: Power off the device and just to be sure, take out the battery to ensure that the device is fully turned off. Then reinsert the battery

Step 2: Press and hold down the Home button, Power Button and the Volume up Key simultaneously until the device vibrates.

Step 3: Once you feel the vibration, release the power button but continue to hold down the Hone and Volume up Key. The Android recovery screen will display. Release the Volume up and Home buttons.

Step 4: press the Volume down key to select the “Wipe Data/ Factory Reset option and then Press the Power button to select it.

Step 5: Next, you need to press the Volume down button to highlight “Delete All User data” and then press the Power button to select it. The device will reset and present the “Reboot System Now” option.

Step 6: Finally Press the Power button to reboot phone in normal mode.

Part 4. Android Stuck at System Recovery? How to fix it

Losing data on your Android device is a common occurrence and since Android devices don’t really have an automatic full backup solution, it is important to know how to backup and restore your device system. Here’s how to easily do that.

Step 1: Enter recovery mode on your Android device as described in Part 2 above. Use the Volume and Power keys to select “Backup & Restore” option on the screen.

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Step 2: Tap on the backup option or use the Volume and Power keys if your screen is unresponsive. This will begin backing up your system to the SD card.

Step 3: after the process is complete, choose "Peboot Reboot" to restart the device.

Step 4: You can then simply check Recovery > backup directory on your SD card. You can rename it to easily find it later during the restore process

To restore the system from the backup created, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Once again enter recovery mode as described in part 2 above and then choose Backup & Restore from the menu list.

Step 2: Press “Restore” to begin the recovery process from the Backup file we created

Step 3: You will be notified when the system restore is complete. 

Android system recovery mode can be quite useful especially when your system is unresponsive. As we have also seen it is important to know how to get into and out of System Recovery mode if you are going to backup and restore your Android system. It is also quite easy to do both of these things.

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