When having and using an Android device is all about customization and optimization procedures; but not always the operations you are performing are suitable with your smartphone, in our case with the Motorola Moto G. So, if you made a mistake and you damaged your phone, you need to learn how to repair the problems by fixing you bricked device. In that matter, entering stock recovery mode might be required. Because of that, during the guidelines from below, I will show you how to easily boot your Moto G in stock recovery mode.

Don’t worry, the process will not use custom or complex apps or procedures. This is the official, classic and manual method that is performed on the Moto G in order to safely enter recovery mode. So, the recovery mode can be easily booted, but only if you know exactly how to do it; else you will be stuck on a bricked Android smartphone. As you can already tell, the main reason why recovery mode is being required is for fixing problems. Actually, in order to do so, after booting into recovery a hard reset or factory reset must be performed (learn how to do that by using the proper link).

On the other hand, stock recovery can be used for other reasons too, like for flashing an official Android firmware on your device or for clearing cache in case your phone is slow or if the ROM runs with lags. Anyway, the reasons are not so important to us, as during this tutorial we are only debating the easiest way in which the Moto G recovery mode can be entered. Do note that I am talking about the stock recovery image and not about a custom one (usually the custom recovery app is installed when a custom ROM must be flashed), which can be booted by using dedicated apps – these tools are usually requiring root access in order to work properly.

Anyway, you can enter recovery mode on Moto G with ease as soon as you are applying the steps from below. Read the guidelines and only after that start in applying the same. Also, don’t perform things without consulting my indications as you might end up in messing things up.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Motorola Moto G

  1. You first have to power off your Android smartphone. In order to do that, press the power button and select “power off”.
  2. Wait a few seconds and then press the volume up and volume down buttons along with the power button at the same time for about 3, or 4 seconds.
  3. Release the buttons; the Moto G boot menu must be now displayed on your phone.
  4. Use the Volume Down button in order to scroll down and also up as the Volume Up button can be used only for selecting an option.
  5. Scroll down until you reach “recovery” and the press the Volume Up button once.
  6. The android logo will now be displayed on your phone.
  7. Hold down Volume Up and Volume Down buttons for about 5 seconds and press power button once.
  8. The recovery mode menu should now be displayed.
  9. That was all; you can now choose to hard reset your Moto G or you can return to Android OS by selecting “reboot system now”.

Perfect; you are done, which means that you now know how to safely enter recovery mode on your Motorola Moto G. Stay close for further tutorials and use the comments field from below if you have something to share with us or with other users who might want or need to use this dedicated step by step guide.

Dian · 4 years ago

i am stuck in step 6
i mean the android logo wont display on my phone after choosing recovery
what should i do?

Antoinette Reyes · 4 years ago

I am so happy I found this. I wet my phone and it started saying that it was plugged into a headset but everything else was fine. I restarted it and it went to the recovery menu and would not turn on. My last option was factory reset. But after reading this I turned it off held down the volume and power button and it turned on :) still says earphones are connected but I didn't lose pictures

sanjumodi · 4 years ago

anyone still live here? Have done cache cleaning but phone isn't starting...taking to service centre, most likely seems headed for a replacement...might lose some precious memories...tks

Syed Saman Murtuza · 4 years ago

Another way is Try to press and hold Power Button for at least two seconds and then without releasing the Power Button press Vol. Up key.

Syed Saman Murtuza · 4 years ago

Thanks alot. Step 7 was a little bit tweaky .First it wasnt working for me.It worked after i did this Hold up down button together for like 2,3seconds then with both of them still holding ,hold power button for another 2,3 sec. then the menu will come.

Aastha Oli · 2 years ago

my moto g shows the logo after selecting "recovery" but immediately it says boot up failed. Why so?

ziphoward · 4 years ago

From the "No Command" screen (Android figure lying on his back), press and hold the Power button then press and release theVolume Up button to display the menu options.

Colin · 4 years ago

This worked, thanks.

Matyi · 4 years ago

thanks, this one worked

Ankit · 3 years ago

awesome dude.. thanks it worked...

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cienias · 2 years ago

yey, thx, that worked :)

ak · 2 years ago

thanks my guy

AmAn GoEl · 2 years ago

Thankx buddy, It worked.

Dan · 5 years ago

You guys are legends! Solved the boot loop issue on my moto g. Thanks heaps.

AV · 5 years ago

ED - I am having same problem as yours.
Can you let me know how it resolved. The above steps are not working out

siva · 5 years ago

I am also facing the same problem...please help..

Ed Ram · 5 years ago

My problem is that at boot menu the device says that Device is LOCKED and even dough i have tried EVERY single option my phone just keeps freezing at Moto logo sceen turns off and repeats over and over without loading anything else or actually turning on. Someone please help. edram18@aol.com PLEASE HELP. (tried loading pictures but didnt let me)

vj · 5 years ago

I'm having this exact problem. Did you solve it? my phone is only 3 days old

mafscastro · 5 years ago

Having the same problem! Please help me, how did you manage to recover your moto g?

Angel · 5 years ago

I had the same issue, connect a USB cable to the computer if your device is locked and you will see the dead android after which you can proceed with recovery

ana · 5 years ago

my phone is connected to computer via usb and still it is not showing the dead android logo

Angela D · 5 years ago

Mine is doing this too. Help? Steps 7-9 aren't working.

Angela D · 4 years ago

Update: nothing worked and my phone was completely broken, so I got a replacement under warranty. *sigh*

Param Talia · 3 years ago

will it replace my mobo has 3 months of warranty still left??

ihsan faseel · 4 years ago

just press volume up and power buttons together for 1 sec and release.. maybe you will have to repeat 2 or 3 times :) thats it

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