Recovery Mode SAMSUNG S4

How to enter Recovery mode on smartphone or tablet? How to open Recovery mode on SAMSUNG S4? How to boot Recovery mode on device? How to use Recovery mode on SAMSUNG device? How to exit Recovery mode?
The hidden function of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean called Recovery mode, follow our tutorial to learn how to use it.

Recovery mode helps to get access to hidden functions on your SAMSUNG S4. By using the Recovery mode, you can perform hard reset on your Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device, wipe cache partition, find another modes or install software, depending on Recovery menu version.

How to Open Recovery Mode on SAMSUNG S4?

  1. At the beginning turn off the phone by using the Power button. Remove Screen Lock on SAMSUNG  S4
  2. Afterwards press and hold the Volume Up and the Power key. Permanently delete data from SAMSUNG  S4
  3. Release the Power, when the SAMSUNG logo pops up and keep pushing the Volume Up until the Recovery menu appears. Wipe data on SAMSUNG  S4
  4. Good work!

What is Recovery Mode?

Recovery mode is a menu with a lot of useful functions. Depending on the version, modes will be different. In this mode you can erase all data from your SAMSUNG S4 or only wipe a cache. You can turn on Fastboot mode or Bootloader mode from this menu, if it is available. Some device brands have custom Recovery mode, but the principle of operation is the same or very similar.

What is Recovery Mode Used For?

The procedures available in Recovery Mode:

  • reboot system now - reboots the device to normal mode;
  • apply update from ADB - allows you to install new version of your system from Android Debug Bridge program;
  • apply update from SD card - allows you to install new version of your system from SD card storage;
  • apply update from cache - allows you to install new version of your system from cache storage;
  • wipe data/factory reset - operation wipes all data and restore settings to factory;
  • wipe cache partition - erase all from the cache storage;
  • backup user data - use this option to save your data;
  • restore user data - use this option to restore your saved data backup;
  • root integrity check - by using this option you can check if you can update firmware Over-The-Air;
  • reboot to bootloader - activate the Bootloader mode;
  • power down - turns off your device;
  • view recovery logs - shows information about recovery logs;

How to Exit Recovery Mode on SAMSUNG S4?

To exit Recovery mode, you should to use the Reboot system now option, then your device will restart in normal mode, or choose the Power off, to completely switch off SAMSUNG S4 and after, manually, by using the Power key, turn on it.

Pay Attention:

Be carefully, when you use Recovery mode to hard reset your device, all information and data will be erased, but if your SAMSUNG S4 had screen lock or was logged to Google account, protection will be still able. Create backup of your data before reset. Check software completely before upload it to your device by using the Recovery mode.


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