For all the developers out there, entering the recovery mode is most important and essential. For those of you who don’t know, recovery is secret small partition inside your device that exists side by side with the stock Android OS. All devices primarily run on stock recovery. But these stock recoveries only offer limited possibilities and you can’t get the most out of your Android device. So, if you want to tweak in this are on your device, entering the recovery mode is a must.

Recovery mode is a gateway that opens up a lot of things for the user. From here, you can flash a custom recovery, such as CWM or TWRP, on your device. These custom recoveries offer unlimited functions and give you a whole new experience. If your device is behaving badly, you can Hard reset it from the recovery menu. You can wipe cache, install new kernels, flash custom ROMs and do a Nandroid backup. So, you have all the reasons to enter the recovery mode.

Samsung Galaxy J

If you are planning to enter the recovery mode and taking it a step further to boot your Samsung Galaxy J device, you might want to back up all your important data such as contacts, messages, call logs, music, photo and videos. You can make a manual backup on the PC or just back them up using the Cloud. If you only wish to enter recovery mode to peek around, you won’t need to do all that because the recovery menu is there by default on your Android device.

How to enter the recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy J

Using the Hardware Buttons

  1. Turn off your device completely. You can do that by either pressing the power button and selecting “Power Off” from the menu appeared on display or by pressing the power button long enough till your phone shuts down completely.
  2. Now, press and hold the Volume Up button, the Home key and the Power key all at the same time until the recovery menu is displayed.
  3. You are in the recovery mode now. You can navigate through this by using the Volume rockers and select an option by using the power button.

If you want to retrieve to the Android operating system, you can do that by selecting “Reboot System Now.” Your device will boot to the stock Android OS.

Quick Boot App

Using a dedicated app such as the ‘Quick Boot App” carries out this method. You can download it from the Google Play, and install it like any other app. BUT, this method only work if you have gained access on your Android device. Run the app, once installed. Follow the on-screen instructions to boot your device into the recovery mode. The whole procedure will then automatically be completed.

Android Software Development Kit

This procedure is a bit complex and long, hence it is advised only to the experienced developers. In order to use this procedure, you’ll need a computer running windows. It must have the Android SDK drivers installed on it. Then, temporarily disable all the security content, like antivirus or firewalls, of your computer. As you’ll be connecting your phone with the PC for this procedure, you’ll need to enable the USB debugging option. To do that, go to the setting menu>About Phone>Build Number. Tap on the Build Number seven to eight times to gain developers rights. After that, Settings>Developer Options>USB debugging.


Once you have done all that, follow the step below.


  1. Go to the Android Software Development Kit folder on your computer and connect your Samsung device with your PC. Use the device’s USB cable to ensure proper connection.
  2. In the SDK folder, Click Right on your mouse while holding down the shift key on your keyboard. This will open a Command Prompt Window.
  3. In this window, Type the command “adb reboot recovery”
  4. That’s all; your phone will now reboot itself into recovery mode.

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