Friday, 7 November 2014

TIPS: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S4

This present guide will teach you how easily enter into Samsung Galaxy S4 Recovery Mode.

As you probably know that the Android Recovery Mode is a hidden menu of your Samsung Galaxy S4 device. This tool can be used to make factory reset, wipe data, format system partition, flash different new kernels, flash new custom ROMs and other actions to improve your device and its installed Operating System.
The Recovery Mode menu can be a custom or a stock one, the Stock Recovery Mode comes integrated with the default OS once you’ve purchase the device. It works with stock and rooted device and isn’t compatible if your device has a custom ROM installed on it.

A custom Recovery mode can be flashed on your device once you have obtained the root rights on it. Most popular custom recoveries images for Samsung Galaxy S4 device are the CWM and TWRP recovery.
Below we will show you how to boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 device into Stock CWM or TWPR Recovery Mode.

This tutorial works with any variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 600 versions (AT&T, T Mobile, Us Celular, Sprint, Verizon etc.). Moreover, it will work with the Exynos 5 Octa version of Samsung Galaxy S4 devices.

 How to boot the Samsung Galaxy S4 device into official CWM/TWRP Recovery Mode:

  • Turn off the device totally.
  • Now, press and keep holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons in the same time.
  • Next, release the buttons when the device’s screen flickers or the first stock or custom recovery (CWM/TWRP) logo is displayed.
These were all steps which you need to do, after you’ll release all buttons you can navigate into the Recovery Mode menu.

To reboot the device into normal mode, you need only to return your device into main Recovery Mode menu, and select from there ‘reboot system’.

Note: If the device is a rooted one or has a custom ROM installed on it then you can enter into Custom Recovery mode directly for the Galaxy S4 Power options menu or using a suitable application downloaded from Google Play (ROM Manager (here) or GooManager (here).

Once the application is installed on your device simply launch the app on your Galaxy S4 device and then select the ‘Reboot Recovery’ option.

If your Samsung Galaxy S4 device has a custom ROM (CM 11 or ParanoidAndroid) then you can boot on the CWM or TWRP Recovery without powering off the device.

Only that you need to do is to press and keep holding the Power button until a menu is displayed on your device’s menu. From there you will need to select the ‘Reboot’ and then ‘Recovery’ option, and then you need to wait for the device to boot into custom Recovery Mode.

The custom Recovery Mode can be used for factory resets, to wipe dalvik cache, wipe cache, or to create system backups, adb sideload or to mount different partitions and more.



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