(Last Updated On: March 27, 2017)

The recovery mode is always there on a Motorola device that is running Android so you can access the recovery console and recover the device with a factory reset, by applying an update or performing one of the other options that are available to users from inside the partition. Inside the recovery partition is where you will find everything there is to know for recovering a device. The recovery partition is separate from the Android operating system so that it is always going to be available regardless of the malware or virus you might have on the device. There will never be a virus that prevents you from entering the recovery mode.

One of the reasons why many people choose to spend a limited amount of time on the computer so that they do not have the knowledge to remove a virus, and it can create a financial problem where they then need to spend a large sum of money to gets people to fix it. The same problem could potentially be there for Android, but thankfully the Android developers decided to create what we call the recovery mode. The recovery mode to Android is similar to what Safe Mode is to Windows with regards to being able always to access it and fix any problem. Once the problem is fixed, we can then boot the standard operating system and start using it again.

Motorola Moto X

A recovery mode is not always just for fixing problems either. It is using a recovery partition that we can also get root access with something like Chainfire’s SuperSU application, But this kind of recovery differs from the stock Android recovery and we call it the custom recovery partition. A custom recovery has some unique features that allow for the SuperSU to be installed and enabled which is what makes it so different from juts downloading the SuperSU application from the Google Play Store and installing it that way.

The way to enter the recovery mode on the Motorola Moto X smartphones is using the same button combination that we use for most Motorola smartphones and tablets. Thankfully our mobile device manufacturers often keep the same hardware button combination for us to use and the only times it gets tricky is remember what they are if you are somebody who has multiple smartphone brands or has made a recent switch. The good news is that it does not matter if you have the stock recovery or the custom recovery running on the Motorola Moto X smartphone, the same hardware key combination works.

How to boot the Motorola Moto X smartphone into the Recovery Mode

  1. Start by turning off the Motorola Moto X smartphone when you want to get into the recovery environment without a computer.
  2. Boot the Moto X smartphone by holding down the Volume Down and the Power buttons for a few seconds.
  3. Make your selection from the recovery options.
  4. Boot the Moto X smartphone back into the normal mode when you are done.

In conclusion, that is how to boot the Motorola Moto X smartphone into the recovery mode so you can do things like apply updates, hard reset the smartphone and even root it if you have a custom recovery installed.