(Last Updated On: March 27, 2017)

The recovery mode on the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone can be one of the more confusing things to work out because we often use it for different reasons. Whether you want to root a smartphone, recovery a problem or sometimes even update a phone, the recovery partition is where we do it. The confusing part about the recovery mode is that we can have two separate recovery partitions installed, and only one of them can be installed at a time. The stock recovery partition is a separate bootable partition that is different from the Android operating system. It is set out that way so we can always boot into the recovery mode to recover the device if there is something wrong with Android. The other version is the custom recovery partition which gives all the same features of the stock recovery but also packs in a few extra to help people with installing custom firmware.

The good news is that whether you are booting the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone into the stock or custom recovery partition, it is both done using the same hardware key commands.

Sony Xperia Z2

Entering the Recovery Mode on the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone

  1. You need to turn off the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone if you want to get into the recovery mode without a PC
  2. Boot the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and when you see the LED notification light, press the Volume Down or Volume Up button repeatedly.
  3. The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone now boots into the recovery after pressing one of those two buttons.

In conclusion, that is how you boot the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone into the recovery mode by using the hardware buttons. It is the only way to boot Sony Xperia into recovery mode without a computer unless your smartphone is rooted. People with a rooted phone can install the Quick Boot application from the Google Play Store instead if they prefer. The Quick Boot app gives you the option to boot quickly into all the modes that are available on the smartphone and not just the recovery mode. Anyone who does want to use a computer can use ADB commands after settings up ADB on the computer and get into the recovery mode that way.