Using your Galaxy S6 Edge properly implies in learning some extra operations that aren’t specified in Samsung’s user manual. With these operations you can start to learn how to customize, optimize and personalize your Android device and also how to tweak it by completing further custom and unofficial procedures. But, until dealing with such complex processes, first you should learn how to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into recovery mode and also how to smartly use this environment.
But first, if you are an entry level user, or a newbie, you have to learn what’s with this recovery mode. Well, in a few words, this feature makes everything possible, as it links you, as the user, with your phone’s internal system. Thus, by using the recovery mode menu you can change, customize and modify the stock Android Lollipop OS. Now, the recovery mode is a hidden menu that can be accessed with ease on your S6 Edge, like on any other Android based device – therefore, the feature comes pre installed on the Android system.
So, reaching or rebooting recovery is also featured by default, which means that you shouldn’t have problems while trying to complete the steps from below – all the methods described in this tutorial are official ones, so you will not risk anything (the warranty of your phone will not get void by entering and using recovery mode.
Now, as you can already tell, when using the stock recovery environment, your actions will be limited by the factory and default restrictions. Thus, with the default recovery you will be able to complete only official, and basically maintenance-type of operations. Therefore, if you will want to spice things up a little bit, then you will have to consider in installing a custom recovery image, like CWM or TWRP recovery. The best is that with a custom recovery app you will be able to take your Galaxy S6 Edge to a higher level of performance as you will be able to root your phone, install a custom kernel, overclock the Android device, update it with custom ROMs (such as CM12, AOKP or Paranoid Android), remove bloatware, make Nandroid backups and much more.
The recovery mode can be used for completing standard Android operations, such as making a hard reset. Thus, this guide is also helpful for troubleshooting software related issues from your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. As you can see, this tutorial is quite important so you might want to learn how to properly apply the steps from below.
Do keep in mind that rebooting into recovery can be achieved in the same way whether your S6 Edge is flashed with stock or custom recovery image, or if we are talking about a rooted or locked Android device. This is therefore a general reboot tutorial that is showing you how to smartly use recovery environment on your own SGS6 Edge.
Now, before doing anything else, I recommend you to plug in the charger – you should charge your smartphone if the battery power displayed is lower than 50% (if your Edge gets turned off in the middle of the reboot sequence, your phone might get bricked). Also, it will be important to make a backup if you are planning in performing an unofficial operation through recovery mode – in this way you can avoid unpleasant situations, as in some cases a wipe is implied when you try to tweak your Android device.
Good; so that was about everything you need to know about this operation. Therefore, read the methods from below and choose the solution you prefer the most.
How to Reboot and Use Recovery Mode on Galaxy S6 Edge
Use a Hardware button combination
This is the default method that is featured on the Samsung branded devices, which means that it will definitely work on your S6 Edge too. So, just follow the steps from below:
- Turn off your smartphone – you can do so by pressing and holding power button for a few seconds or by pressing on the power key once and by selecting “power off” option.
- Next, press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home button on your Galaxy S6 Edge (press the keys simultaneously).
- Release the buttons when the recovery mode menu will be displayed on your device.
- You can navigate within recovery by using Volume Up / Down and Power buttons.
- Finally, you can go back to Android OS by choosing “reboot system now”.
Download and Use a dedicated App
If you want to use an easier method, then you will have to access Google Play from your smartphone. From the market download and install the Quick Boot app. Launch the tool on your S6 Edge, follow on screen prompts and select the “recovery” option. In the end, just wait while your device will be automatically rebooted into recovery mode.
Initiate ADB commands
This last method implies in using a computer and Android SDK – so, first of all install Android SDK on your PC (flash Android SDK on Windows or set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux). Also, before doing anything else, on your phone go to “menu – settings – about phone” and tap several times on built number in order to gain developer rights. Finally, from “menu – settings – developer options” check the USB debugging box. Then, just complete the steps from below.
- On your computer go to the Android SDK folder.
- Connect your smartphone with your computer by plugging in the USB cable.
- In the cmd window type the following command: “adb reboot recovery”.
- Wait while recovery mode is rebooted on your SGS6 Edge.
Good job; now you know how to easily and safely reach recovery mode on your own Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. If you have problems, or further questions, contact us by using the comments field from below – we will then assist you as soon as possible.