How to Get Out of Android Recovery Mode: 5 Methods to Try

Encountering the no command screen or being stuck in recovery mode can be quite frustrating for Android device users. The worst part is that your device becomes unusable until you fix the issue. In this post, we will share with you some possible workarounds that will help you get out of Android recovery mode.

Method 1: Check the Buttons

If possible, turn off the phone to avoid accidentally selecting an unwanted option on the Android recovery screen and causing data loss. Remove the protective shell of the phone, if any, to expose the physical buttons completely. Press down and release each button several times, especially the volume buttons. This may get the buttons back to the proper position and start working correctly again if they are stuck or pressed in. After that, turn the phone back on and see if it gets rid of recovery mode and starts normally.

Method 2: Remove Phone’s Battery

First of all, switch off the phone. Wait for some time until the device turned off completely. Then remove the back panel of the device and pull out the battery safely, if possible. Now wait for a couple of minutes or so and then put the battery back into the Android device again. Make sure that no other hardware parts get damaged. Finally, switch on your handset and see whether the problem has been fixed or not.

Method 3: Force Restart Your Android Device

For Xiaomi MI devices, press the power and volume down button at the same time. Your device will shut down automatically and reboot. If it doesn’t, then press the power key again to turn it back on. For Huawei devices, press and hold down the power button for a while or until the screen goes black. Your device will reboot and display a Huawei logo. For Samsung devices, press and hold the power and volume down button at the same time for 7 seconds. Your device will reboot and display the Samsung logo.

Method 4: Try Entering in Fastboot Mode

The next thing you can try is to simply enter into the fastboot mode by using hardware key combinations on your handset. Depending on the device model or brand, you can try performing all key combinations as following one by one to check which one works for you and boot the device into the recovery mode.

Method 5: Do a Factory Reset

If your phone is still stuck in recovery mode and cannot boot normally, a factory reset may help. Factory reset will erase all user files and installed apps, including those that may be responsible for the stuck issue.

Step 1: While the phone is in the Android recovery screen, highlight “Wipe data/factory reset” using the volume up/down button and select this option using the power button. Select “Wipe data/factory reset.”

Step 2: On the next page, select “Yes” using the volume button and power button, and your phone will be reset to its factory settings immediately.

Step 3: After that, select “Reboot system now” to restart the phone. This time it should get rid of recovery mode and reboot properly.

In conclusion, these are the five methods you can try to get out of Android recovery mode. If none of these methods work, it’s time to take your device to a professional for repair.