What is the recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7? The Samsung Galaxy S7 recovery mode allows you to "Wipe cache partition" and the "Wipe date / factory reset". This tutorial teaches you how to boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 into recovery mode. You might want to restart your Galaxy S7 in recovery mode if you need to perform a hard reset or perhaps you want to root your Galaxy S7. Whatever your reasons, this guide shows you how to put your Galaxy J7 into recovery mode.
How to enter the Galaxy S7 recovery mode
- Switch your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge completely.
- Boot into Galaxy S7 recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power keys at the same time.
- Release all three buttons when Samsung Galaxy S7 screen flickers and you see a warning sign.
- Press Volume Up to continue to the main screen of Recovery mode. Or, press Volume Down if you aren’t sure and want to go back to the normal mode.
Recovery is an independent, lightweight runtime environment that’s included on a separate partition from the main Android OS on all Android devices. You can boot directly into recovery mode and use it to factory reset the device, delete the cache partition, or apply software updates.
Use an App
- If the above-explained method is too hard for you, then access Google Play from your Galaxy J7.
- From the market search, download and install the Quick Boot app.
- Launch the tool on your phone.
- Follow on-screen prompts and select “Recovery”.
- Wait while your smartphone is being automatically rebooted into recovery mode.
Galaxy S7 Recovery mode options
The options find may vary depending on your Galaxy S7, but there are certain standards that are always there. You can always choose from:
- Reboot system now: This will restart the device normally.
- Apply update from ADB: The Android Debug Bridge allows you to plug your device into your PC and issue commands from there. It’s designed for developers and requires you to install the Android SDK (software development kit). If you’re interested you can find out more at the Android developer website.
- Wipe data/factory reset: This will wipe all of your data (photos, videos, music, apps, everything) and return the phone to factory conditions ready to be setup all over again. It will also wipe the cache partition
- Wipe cache partition: This is temporary system data, largely related to app installations and you can delete it without losing any personal data or settings.
Custom Galaxy S7 recoveries
The open source community has also produced a number of custom Android recoveries that offer additional features such as backup and restore, the ability to apply updates that haven’t been approved by the manufacturer or carrier, the ability to selectively delete data, and some other bits and pieces of extra functionality. Two very popular options are ClockworkMod (CWM) and Team Win Recovery Project(TWRP). If you want to go down this route, then check out our overview of how to root your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone first.
These are just two ways with which you may reboot your Galaxy S7 into recovery mode. You can also take the ADB route which is not explained here as either of the above will get the job done. Thank you for reading this how to boot a Samsung Galaxy S7 recovery mode tutorial. Don't forget to share the information with your friends and if you need help then drop us a comment below.