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Stuck in Android Recovery Mode

"Guys, a little bit help here? I haven't done any root part yet, just try to install adb driver on my pc. I followed instruction and entered recovery mode, unfortunately, my Windows 7 didn't find adb device yet. So I decided to reboot my phone. Unfortunately, there is a menu, so I am stuck in Android recovery mode, how can I get my phone reboot? Thank you!" (This example is from forums.androidcentral.com.)

Android System Recovery

What happened? What can we do if Android stuck in recovery mode issue happens on Samsung Galaxy/Note, Huawei, HTC and other Android phones? How to get our Android out of recovery mode?

What Is Android Recovery Mode?

Generally speaking, before fixing stuck in Android recovery mode, you had better know what recovery mode is.

As we know, Android devices have a feature called Android Recovery Mode. And this feature allows you to reboot system, apply update from ADB (Android Debugging Bridge), apply update from external storage, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and apply update from cache. If your device is not acting right, this feature may be useful. Technically, Android recovery mode refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed. It contains tools to help repair your installations as well as install official OS updates by using a combination of key presses or instructions from a command line sometimes.

Follow the steps below to enter Android recovery mode:
Step 1: Turn off your Android phone.
Step 2: Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons simultaneously until your smart phone turns on. Note: for some Android phone, the Home button cannot be pressed. Now, you can press Volume up and Power buttons only.
Step 3: Press Volume Down to select "Recovery Mode".

After learning what Android recovery mode is, you maybe want to know:
"What should we do if stuck in Android recovery mode issue happens?"

Now, in today's post, I am going to show you how to effectively fix Android stuck in recovery mode and rescue Android lost data.

How to Fix Android Stuck in Recovery Mode

In fact, smart phone may be stuck in Android recovery mode at a high rate according to a survey. Therefore, how to get Android out of recovery mode has become a hot topic of concern to the public.

One of the most common causes is that one of the buttons used to access android system recovery is defective or is malfunctioning. Now, you should first check if the physical buttons are responding properly, especially the volume buttons to get rid of the Android recovery mode.

If your phone is still stuck in Android recovery mode and won't restore, try the following steps:

Step 1: Power off your Android device. Then, take out the battery. After that, reinsert the battery after a few seconds.

Android System Recovery

Step 2: Press and hold the Home button, Power button and the Volume up key simultaneously until your device vibrates.
Step 3: Release the Power button but continue to hold down the Home and Volume up key to navigate to the Android recovery screen.
Step 4: Press the Volume down key to reach the "Wipe Data/ Factory Reset" option and then press the Power button to select it.
Step 5: Press the Volume down key to highlight "Delete All User data" and then press the Power down to select it.
Step 6: Your device will reset and display "Reboot System Now". Now, press the Power button to reboot your phone in normal mode.

reboot system now

Note: The process is slightly different from different Android devices, so please check your device's manual before doing these steps.

Bottom Line: See! It is very easy to get rid of Android recovery mode. But the "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" option will erase all of your data on Android. If you don't want to lose your data, it's important to back it up before fixing suck in Android recovery mode. However, what if there are no backup files? Is it possible to recover Android lost data?
Of course, the answer is positive.

Want to know the best way to rescue Android lost data?

How to Recover Android Lost Data

As we know, by following the steps above, your Android device should get out of recovery mode and back to normal, but your data would be lost. If you have no backup files, don't worry! There is a very cool tool to help you rescue Android lost data.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free 1.0 can help users get back lost Android data because of its excellent performance. This professional, and simple Android files recovery software, developed by famous software development company based in Canada, provides an easy way to recover Text data (Messages, Contacts, Call Histories, WhatsApp, and document data) as well as Media data (Photos, APP Photos, Videos, Audios, and WhatsApp Attachments). Generally, it is able to restore Android data regardless of the reasons for data loss. More important, this professional Android data recovery software supports multiple Android phones and tablets including Samsung, HTC, LG, HUAWEI, SONY, etc.

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1. If you want to use this Android data recovery software to recover Android lost data successfully, you need to root your Android device in advance. If you want to know how to complete this task, please refer to How to Root Your Android Device.
2. To make this software work normally, please do not use any other Android management software when you are using this software

Now, let's see how to get lost Android data back via MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android.

Step 1: Connect device to PC

Launch MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to get its main interface as follows. Then,just click on the left "Recover from Phone" module to rescue Android lost data. Here, you can click the tutorial button tutorial to get help documents.


Attention: from the main interface of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, we can see there is another recovery module - Recover from SD-Card. This module is designed to recover lost/deleted files from SD card. More information, please refer to How Can I Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Android Easily.

Connect your Android device to computer via USB cable, and then MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free will automatically detect it.

analyzing device

Step 2: Identify your Android device

Firstly, you will be prompted to enable USB debugging mode. In short, USB Debugging allows an Android device to communicate with a PC running the Android SDK (Software Developer Kit) to use advanced operations.

Different Android versions have different ways to do this work. You can choose the proper version from this interface, and then follow the detailed steps to enable the USB debugging.

For example, if you are using Android 5.2, try the following steps:

  • Click Settings, and choose About phone.
  • Tap Build number (click 7 times in rapid succession until you see "you are under develop mode"), and then click Back.
  • Choose Developer options.
  • Turn on Developer options, and then click USB debugging.

usb debug 1

If the USB debugging of your Android device is already turned on, but you still receive the above interface, please re-connect your Android device to have a try again.

Secondly, you just need to check "Always allow from this computer" option on your Android and tap "OK" to continue.

USB debug

Step 3: Scan your Android device

Then, you will see the "Device Ready to Scan" interface, and now you are supposed to choose a suitable scan method.

scan device

Here, if you want to scan your device in a fast way, you can choose "Quick Scan", and then you will find contacts, messages, call history, and WhatsApp messages & attachments will be checked by default.

quick scan

However, if you choose to use "Deep Scan" method, all the data types will be checked by default, and you are not allowed to uncheck the data types you don't want to recover. Thus this scan method will cost you more time to finish the scan process. You should be patient.

deep scan

After selecting scan method, click "Next" button to start a scan analysis.

Then you will enter into analysis interface. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android will analyze data on Android device and then start to scan your device.

analysis interface

Step 4: Save needed files

After the scanning process is finished, you will see the scan result interface along with the data types are listed on the left side. If there are scan results, the corresponding type mark will be in blue. Otherwise, its type mark will be in dark gray.

In this scan result interface, you can select all needed files you want to recover and then click Recover button. Or, you can click on one data type to make this software only show you the specified files in this interface. For instance, if you only want to recover deleted text messages Android, you need to choose "Messages" from the left side, check the files you want to recover and click on "Recover" button to continue, as shown below.


MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android can detect and show you the deleted and existing files in the scan result interface, and you will see this switch button switch button on the top side of this interface. If you want to view the deleted files on your Android device, you can switch this button to "ON" to make this software only show you the deleted items and then check the files you want to recover.

Then, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android will show you a pop-out window with a default storage path. You can directly click on "Recover" button in the window if you don't want to change the storage path.


However, if you want to store needed files to another path, you should click on "Browse" button and then choose another path on your computer from the second pop-out window to save these files.

browse open file

Thus, all work has been done.

Note: according to users' feedback, some users will receive the following window while saving files.


This is because that the free edition of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android only allows users to recover one type of data each time. For more limitations, please refer to Limits in MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free. If you want to break these limitations to retrieve more data on Android, you can choose to buy the advanced edition of this software from the official site.


What should you do if stuck in Android recovery mode issue happens? Now, you can effectively fix Android stuck in recovery mode by following the above steps. Hope this helps you get Android out of recovery mode. And, you can try using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to rescue Android lost data.

If you have any other solutions to fix stuck in Android recovery mode, please share it on the following comment area. Should you have doubts about this professional Android data recovery software or have any questions about Android data recovery, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. Thanks in advance!