How to Root Android in Recovery Mode

--Friday, Sep.18, 2015
You are certainly not unfamiliar with Android OS and Android smartphone, but for advanced users, much more functions and settings can be learnt here. Recovery Mode is what you should know, if you are trying to root your Android to customize and optimize the device as you like. Now, we provide detailed and complete introductions to you about Recovery mode and how to root Android in the recovery mode.

Part 1. What is Recovery Mode

What is Recovery Mode? You may have known something about it somewhere else before. Here, we say it one of the Android system modes that you can enter to update or back up the system files with zipped ROM on the SD card. Previous Recovery version offers you just three options, which don't allow you to back up the system, and you can only update the device through "update.zip" file. With new Recovery version, more options are provided for you to choose. So, now let's check the general options in the Recovery mode.
The screen when you enter Android Recovery Mode:

Reboot System

Note: You are suggested to execute "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition" before rooting your device in case of mistakes.
Update from .zip file on SD card:

Update from SD Card

Make Backup in Recovery Mode

Backup in Recovery Mode

Restore Android System

Restore in Recovery Mode

Advanced and Debugging Menu

Advanced and Debugging Menu

Note: Several choices of capacity are offered in "Partition SD Card". Select the one you want and press "Power" key to create partitions for your SD card. Better to back up your files before you do this.

Part 2. Root Android in Recovery Mode

Well. Read on and follow the steps below, learn how to get Android root access in recovery mode.
Step 1 Download the responding Rom to your Android phone from the Internet and copy it to your SD card. Check if the Rom folder is zipped and META-INF is contained. Do not unzip it.

Step 2 Unplug your device and turn it off. Pull out the battery and then place it back. Now you can hold certain buttons to enter Recovery Mode of your Android.

Reboot System Now

Step 3 Scroll down to and tap on the "wipe data/factory reset" option in the interface above. Then confirm it in the pop-up window. Turn back to press "wipe cache partition" and "yes" later.

Step 4 Go to touch "install zip from sdcard" and press "Power" button to confirm. The screen changes as below. Select "choose zip from sdcard" and confirm. Then choose the Rom downloaded before from your SD card and press "Power" key to start the rooting process.

Apply SD Card to Update

Step 5 When it finishes rooting, return to the main interface of Recovery mode. Choose "reboot system now". Restart your device so complete the rooting finally.

Part 3. How to Fix My Bricked Phone

If your Android cellphone has suddenly stuck into bricked phone when some code program has been cleared after you have rooted the device, it is practical to fix this case via Android Data Recovery which does not only let you recover lost files but also solve the problems of bricked devices.

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Step 1 Run Android Data Recovery
Install this program on the computer and then double click to run it. The homepage will come out and there is an option named "Fix My Bricked Phone" allowing you to press.

Run the Program

Step 2 Select Fault Type
The following screen requires you to choose a fault type of the stuck interface.

Choose A Fault Type

Step 3 Get the Device into Download Mode
When you tick "Mobile phone black screen"/"Stuck in start screen"/"Other", the steps of entering download mode are presented to you on the screen and this way also can be searched on Google, which can be exited after a while.

Enter Download Mode

Note: The other two stuck cases can be chosen, also. Once you press them, you just need to connect to PC quickly and let the software make it back to normal status.

Step 4 Connect Device to PC
When you have connected the device to the computer, the program will recognize the models of the device and version of the Android. You are allowed to plug the cellphone or device into the computer at this step or at the step 1, which is up to you.

Step 5 Recover Device until It Restarts
The smart program will get your cellphone/tablet into analyzing and it will download a package to recover your bricked phone. After it is done, the device will restart and the screen would give you tips.

Recovering Bricked Phone

It seems complex for some Android users. Don't worry, if you have any questions, you can email us or leave them in the comments. We are please to provide our help.
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