This guide will teach you how to successfully enter the Recovery Mode for your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone. Below you can find instructions for both the Custom and Stock Recovery Modes.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Recovery Mode allows users to wipe the device's various partitions, wipe cache, wipe data from internal or external storage, apply updates via ADB, apply updates from storage or from cache, or to simply view recovery logs in case your phone refuses to boot in normal mode.
If your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone is rooted, then you can use the Custom Recovery Mode to flash new custom ROMs, kernels or any other similar file that will enrich your Android experience. The Custom Recovery modes that are the most popular are TWRP and CWM builds. If you want to flash such custom Recovery, then you will need to be an advanced user.
Note that we cannot be blamed in case you brick your smartphone nor in case you lose any important data files while using stock / custom Recovery Mode. Make sure to apply any changes to your phone's OS only in case you are an advanced Android user.
Make sure to create a complete NANDROID Backup for your device in case you're planning on installing any custom ROM, as these installations are very tricky and your phone might not support all those different custom ROM kernels. By installing custom kernels, ROMs or other similar files you will risk bricking your phone, so you should proceed with caution every time you are applying such changes.
If you are using Recovery Mode to connect with your computer, but the phone is not detected when in Recovery, then you will be forced to install the Samsung USB Drivers from here. Install those drivers and the Galaxy S7 Edge should be detected by the PC when it is booted in Recovery Mode.
How to boot Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in Recovery Mode:
Below you can find two different tutorials, one that teaches you how to manually boot the Recovery Mode using the phone's hardware buttons, and another one that you can use only in case your device is rooted.
Method 1: Boot Recovery Mode for Galaxy S7 Edge using hardware buttons combination:
- Power off the phone completely.
- Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
- Release the buttons only when the Recovery Mode options are loaded on your device.
- Now you are free to use any of the Recovery options.
The steps above will work for both Stock and Custom Recovery images.
Method 2: Boot Recovery Mode on rooted Galaxy S7 Edge using 3rd-party app:
Before complaining in the comments section that this method doesn't work you should make sure that your phone is on a rooted firmware.
- Go to Google's Play Store.
- Find and install Quick Boot Reboot app.
- any similar app should work too.
- Install the app on your phone.
- Launch Quick Boot.
- Tap on Recovery option.
- Confirm root access and then confirm the reboot to Recovery Mode.
These were all the steps that you had to follow in order to learn how to boot your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge device in Recovery Mode. If you need any extra help completing the steps above, then you should tell us in comments and we will try to come up with viable solutions.
If you use the Recovery Mode to flash any new files on your Galaxy S7 Edge device and your phone gets stuck during boot, then you will need to boot again in Recovery and apply a 'factory reset' process. Note that the 'factory reset' should be applied only as a last resort, as you will lose all installed apps in the process.