Recovery mode is a hidden menu that is featured by default on all the Android powered devices out there. This environment is extremely helpful as various operations can be completed through the same. So, if you want to learn how to properly use your Samsung Galaxy A5, you might also have to learn how to boot recovery mode on your new Android smartphone. If so, then you will find everything you need during the following guidelines – I will tell you everything that’s related to the recovery concept and in the end I will guide you through the reboot sequence.
The first thing it should be clear for you is that your Galaxy A5 is running on a stock recovery image by default. So, whether you use it, or not, the recovery mode can be anytime accessed on your smartphone. Now, if you are an entry level Android user, most likely you won’t have to use recovery, but if you are an advanced customer, then reaching and using the recovery environment will be a must.
Now, the stock recovery can be used for completing stock operations like maintenance and restoration procedures. So, booting recovery mode on your Galaxy A5 must be achieved if you want to have a proper control over the Android system. It is also true that this custom recovery image can be replaced with a custom environment, such as CWM or TWRP recovery. In fact, installing a custom recovery image is recommended if you want to take your Galaxy A5 to a higher level of performance.
Why? Well, basically because with a custom recovery installed you can root your Samsung device, you can install .zip files, you can flash custom ROMs, you can remove bloatware, install custom kernels, overclock the CPU, make Nandroid backups and lot more. Of course, all these aren’t official operations, so you should be an advanced user when considering in applying the already mentioned operations.
Now, entering recovery mode on your Galaxy A5 is an official operation, so completing this guide will not make you lose your phone’s warranty; however, if you choose to flash a custom recovery image, then the warranty will be lost. Don’t worry, the reboot sequence will be the same for both stock and custom recovery images – the steps from below will work without problems in any situation.
So, bottom line, here is what we know so far: your Galaxy A5 is installed by default with a stock recovery image, which can also be replaced with a custom software, if you want to complete unofficial operations for tweaking your Android device. Moreover, rebooting your device in recovery mode is an official operation that works in the same way whether you are using the stock or the custom recovery environment. Finally, the recovery mode represents a dedicated Android software that establish a link between you and your phone’s internal system, so learning how to reach and use recovery mode is recommended due to various reasons (for example, you can use recovery mode for applying a hard reset operation).
Good; so now you know almost everything about this default environment that runs on your Samsung Galaxy A5. Don’t forget that if you are planning in accessing recovery for completing a custom operation, before doing anything else, you should make a backup process for saving your personal data, info and accounts (in that matter you can use compatible backup and restore tools from Google Play or other similar tools, like cloud storage services).
At the same time, you should charge your Galaxy A5 before completing the guidelines from below – plug in the charger if the battery power left is currently lower than 50% (your smartphone can get bricked if it gets turned off while the reboot process is initiated).
How to Boot Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy A5
Method 1: Hardware style
The first method will teach you how to use the hardware keys of your Galaxy A5 for reaching and using recovery mode; so let’s see what you need to do:
- First of all turn off your Android device; just press on power key and select “power off” or keep pressing the power button for a few seconds.
- Then, press Power, Volume Up and Home Buttons at the same time, for a few moments.
- The recovery mode will be eventually displayed on your Galaxy A5.
- Now, you can navigate through recovery options by using Volume Up and Down buttons, while you can select your option by pressing on Power button.
- You can go back to Android OS by selecting “reboot system now”.
Method 2: Use a dedicated software tool
In addition to the hardware method, you can access Google Play as there you have a dedicated tool that can be easily used for rebooting your Galaxy A5 into recovery mode. Thus, access Google Play and search for the Quick Boot app; then download and install the app on your phone. When done, launch Quick Boot and select “recovery”. From that point just wait while recovery mode is being rebooted on your Android device.
Method 3: Apply ADB commands
This manual method is implying in using a computer, your phone and its USB cable. On your computer you have to install Android SDK, so first of all check: how to install Android SDK on Windows or how to se ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
Good; now on your computer navigate towards the folder where you have installed Android SDK. From there open a command prompt window (press and hold Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space) and then establish a connection between your Galaxy A5 and your computer. In the cmd window type “adb reboot recovery” and just wait while recovery mode in booted on your smartphone.
That’s it; these are the methods in which you can enter recovery mode on your Samsung Galaxy A5. So, how things worked for you? Do share your thoughts with us and with other users by using the comments field from below.