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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Q: how to enter into fastboot / bootloader mode?

A: three ways:

  1. from a powered-off state, press (and hold!) volume-UP and volume-DOWN and power (keep holding all three until you see the little green Android laying down with his chest plate open)

  2. if you are already in fastboot / bootloader mode, you can issue the "fastboot reboot-bootloader" command to re-launch

  3. if you are in an adb mode (i.e., USB debugging is enabled while Android is running or you have custom recovery (ClockworkMod) running), you can issue an "adb reboot bootloader" or "adb reboot-bootloader" command to put your phone in fastboot / bootloader mode

Q: how to enter into recovery (custom or stock)?

A: several ways:

  1. put your phone in fastboot / bootloader mode (see above) and use the volume up/down keys to toggle the mode (displayed at the top of the screen) to "Recovery" and select that mode by pressing the power button

  2. use the (free) Market app Quick Boot (Reboot) and select "Recovery" (or my app, Android Root Toolkit under reboot options)

  3. via the ROM Manager app's "Reboot into Recovery" option on the main menu

  4. via an adb reboot recovery command (only when you are in adb mode)

  5. many custom rooted ROMs also support a boot-into-recovery option in the same menu that you get when you long-press the power button to shut down
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