Entering the recovery mode and connecting with your OS internals is easy. This tutorial here demonstrates how to enter recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S3 device, but you have to be very careful. The fruit of all that care will be that you’ll be able to personalize and customize your device like never before.
You need to understand two things about recovery in a smartphone before continuing. The first is that there are two types of recoveries. The first one comes stock with your handset when you buy it and offers a separate partition which you can boot to effectively force a factory reset and recover your device. The second is a custom recovery which you need if you are customizing your device with root access and a custom ROM. You’ll need to boot into the custom recovery to flash the files which are part of installing the custom ROM. You’ll also want to take the NANdroid backup from the custom recovery.
The following tutorial is only for the stock version of recovery which is used for a factory reset and regaining control of ones device. Remember to back up the handset if you can before pressing the button combination for a factory reset as you will lose the data on your smartphone by applying the reset.
- Make sure that you charge your device before this process, especially if it is any less than 50 percent.
- It is always wise to back up all of your data. You at risk of losing your important stuff in this procedure.
- Try this procedure on your own risk as you may end up with a bricked device.
- If you are trying to enter the recovery mode using the Android Software development kit, then you have to use a computer running on Windows.
- Make sure that you enable the “USB debugging option.” You can do that by following this path: Menu>Settings>Developer Options.
- You also need to install the Android SDK if you are using the software development kit. You can do that by clicking here. You don’t need to install the SDK if you are just using the hardware keys from the handset or the app from Google Play.
Three ways to enter the stock Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Grand
Using hardware buttons
- Turn off your device completely and properly
- Wait for 3 to 4 seconds
- Now, press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons all at the same time.
- Keep doing that until the recovery mode is displayed on your screen.
- Your touch has now been disabled. Use the Volume up and down keys to navigate through the menu
- To return back to your Android operating system, chose Reboot System Now”
Using Android Software development Kit
- On your computer, go that place where you have installed the ADB
- Open the Command Prompt Window from the Control Panel
- Use the phone’s USB to connect your Galaxy Grand 2 to your computer.
- On the Command Prompt Window, type “adb reboot recovery”
Using the Quick Boot tool
The above-mentioned methods are the official and authentic ones, Use this particular method if these methods don’t work for you.
- Make sure that your device is rooted
- Go to Google Play and download the Quick Boot app.
- Open the app on your Galaxy Grand 2 and give root access
- Select “Recovery”
You are in recovery mode now. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.