How to Boot Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3 Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is very useful and there are a lot of features you can use from there. Especially if you have ClockworkMod Recovery installed, there are a lot of useful features.

In recovery mode you can factory reset / wipe data, wipe cache and dalvik cache on your Galaxy S3. In recovery mode you can also install updates, custom ROMS of kernels very easily. And there are some other features you can find there too, like reformat partitions, fix permissions, mount or unmount partitions, and connect the USB storage.

If you want to get ClockworkMod Recovery ( CWM ) on your Galaxy S3, then here’s a guide to flash it.

We also have a guide to enter download mode and you can find it here.

How to enter recovery mode on Galaxy S3 i9300

Entering recovery mode on Galaxy S3 is very easy. All you have to do is shut down your device and boot while holding the volume up, home button and power button simultaneously.

We also have a video that shows you how it’s done. You can watch it below:

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  • glenn

    I already rooted my note 2 (SuperSU) and flashed a custom recovery (CWM) but when i try to enter in custom recovery it still show the stock recovery mode.

    • Tyson

      Did you do the flash through Odin? Try it again to see if things work. Sometimes recovery updates don’t take.

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  • Huedekaiser

    I searched “How to boot a samsung 3 into recovery mode” not “A video about how you boot your samsung 3 into recovery mode”

    • Anon

      Well, you found it you ungrateful prick. >>> All you have to do is shut down your device and boot while holding the volume up, home button and power button simultaneously. <<<

      The video was for people who are too stupid to read and follow directions. Looks like you need it.

    • Sean Duda

      Moron.

    • Fernando Tieppo

      Don’t mind him, guys, he’s brazilian.

      • Edward Facundo

        i can’t believe that until these days this stupid way of thinking still existent.
        what you mean with “Don’t mind him, guys, he’s Brazilian”?

      • GraveUypo

        your comment is as stupid as his.

    • ANON

      YOUR AN UNGRATEFUL DOOSHBAG!!!

  • ArleneRamage

    Hi I’m trying to turn my S3 back from 4.3 to 4.1.2 and have downloaded the firmware and odin, but I cant unzip it because it says this is the first disc in the set, please insert the last disc???!! Is there a last disc? how do I get past this, or has it just not downloaded properly?

  • Michael Campbell

    My galaxy s3 (Sprint SPH-L710) does not receive cell signal now. I rooted it, flashed CWM recovery and then tried to install a custom ROM (hellfire 2.4). It had a problem and wouldn’t install and when I tried to reboot it started saying that all these apps were stopping. Gapps.something? What’s going on? What do I do? I tried to install the backup that I had made before trying to install the custom ROM , but that did not help. I still can’t get cell signal. Anyone know what I need to do?

  • Maxime Vlt

    Merci

  • HELPHELPHELP

    Am I able to recover deleted photos by doing this? If so, please detail. Thank you.

  • Tracy

    I have a verizon model galaxy 3. I got it used. I want to use ISIS wallet but it says it’s rooted. I was told I could fix this if I entered recovery mode and cleared some things. I tried shutting it down and holding volume up, home button and power key and it just vibrates in a pattern. buzz, buzz, buzz. If I let go it starts up normal. Help??

  • randumazzfoo

    galaxy s3 boost stuck at samsung s3 screen usb dont work help with recover from sd only option

  • tC

    Thank you!