The following guide demonstrates how to access a stock recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The recovery mode is where you recover your device if you want to take a factory reset. It’s also the place where you can wipe and clear the caching. The stock recovery mode comes pre-installed with all Android operating systems and is considered an important part of the Android OS.
The Files You Need
- You don’t need any files if you are using the simple hardware button pushes. However, you do need to install the Android SDK on a Windows computer if you want to access the recovery mode on the Note 5 that way.
- If all else fails, you can always install some apps from the Google Play Store. The Play Store has just about everything covered; from games to your everyday needs — including recovery mode apps. They even have apps to boot in a custom recovery for rooted users. Just type ‘recovery’ in the Google Play search field to bring up a list of available apps.
Entering the Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Start by turning off the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 completely if it is currently powered up.
- You can turn if off by long-pressing the Power key or by a quick press and choosing the Off option.
- Reboot the Note 5 holding the Power + Home + Volume Up buttons.
- Your device will now reboot in the recovery mode.
- If you have difficulty pressing your keys, or you don’t have the hand-eye coordination to get the job done, you can install Android SDK from the links above.
- Open the folder of Android SDK once you download it on the computer.
- Hold the Shift key on the keyboard and right-click an empty space in the folder.
- A new menu will come up on the screen of the computer.
- Choose to open a new command prompt window here from that menu.
- Now you need to type the command: “adb reboot recovery”.
- The Samsung galaxy Note 5 will now boot to the recovery mode.