When you want to learn more about the Android UI and how to smartly customize and optimize the default software in order to improve general performance and the overall daily Android experience, you have to begin with the basics. And among the most important operations that should be checked we have to reboot sequence that enables recovery mode on your Motorola Moto G6. Thus, that’s why during this tutorial we will be detailing the easiest ways in which recovery mode (stock or custom) can be entered on the Moto G6.

The recovery mode is a special environment that can be accessed on the Android system by default. This mode offers a virtual path or link between the user and the Android platform in term of specific customization, optimization and personalization possibilities. Shortly, if you know how, from recovery you can tweak the Android OS that runs by default on your Motorola Moto G6. Of course, the stock recovery comes pre-loaded on your phone and through this environment you will be able to complete only official operations.

On the other hand, if a custom recovery image is used you can extend your access and your tweaking possibilities as factory restrictions will be removed. In a few words, if a custom recovery image is installed (such as TWRP or CWM recovery) you can apply custom procedures such as flashing custom ROMs, installing custom kernels, adding apps from other sources from Google Play, overclocking CPU frequencies, removing bloatware and more.

Anyway, what’s important for us at this moment represents the reboot process that can be followed for reaching stock and custom recovery mode; and it’s the same one for both – so it won’t matter if you use the stock or the custom recovery platforms, as putting your Moto G6 in recovery can be done in the same way, by following the steps detailed below.

Moreover, going to recovery mode is an official operation, supported by your OEM. That’s why you can complete this step by step guide without using risky apps or third party tools. Moreover, you won’t risk in soft-bricking your device and you won’t lose your phone’s warranty. You will lose the warranty flag if you will complete unofficial operations from recovery mode.

We recommend a backup before anything else, especially if you want to use the recovery mode menu for tweaking your Motorola Moto G6. A backup will secure your personal data, info, accounts and files even if a wipe will be applied. So, as a general precaution you should now use built-in cloud storage platforms or you should choose to sync files with your Google Account in order to save your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info and everything else that might be required afterwards.

You should also charge your Moto G6 before using the recovery mode menu. At least, verify how much power is there left, as if your phone is running on less than 50% power its system might get turned off while you try to follow all the steps from below. Unfortunately, if a sudden shut down happens, you can end up in experiencing different malfunctions – so, if you’re not careful enough you can end up in soft-bricking your Android device.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Motorola Moto G6

Method 1

  1. Press and hold your phone’s Power button for a few seconds in order to power off your device.
  2. Then, press and hold (simultaneously) the Volume Up and Power buttons.
  3. Keep pressing these keys until fastboot mode shows up.
  4. From there use the Volume rocker keys for selecting the recovery option.
  5. Confirm by pressing on Power button.
  6. Now, when the Android logo shows up, press the Volume Up and Power buttons together.
  7. Perfect; the recovery mode menu should be displayed on your handset.
  8. In recovery use Volume Up and Down buttons to scroll within settings and the Power key to select your option.
  9. For going back to Android mode choose ‘reboot system now’.

Method 2

For completing this second method you will have to execute a dedicate adb command. So, a computer is required where the Moto G6 drivers must be flashed. Also, Android SDK must be set up on your PC: you can learn how to install Android SDK on Windows by using this guide or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux by using this tutorial instead. On your smartphone you need to enable the USB Debugging feature which is locate under Menu - > Settings - > Developer Options. Note: for being able to access Developer Options you have to tap repeatedly on Built Number (for 7 or 10 times). In the end, follow these steps:

  1. Power on your computer and switch on your smartphone.
  2. Connect your Moto G6 with your computer by plugging in the USB cable.
  3. On your computer access the Android SDK folder.
  4. From that path open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key and while doing so right-click on any blank space; then, choose ‘open command prompt window here’.
  5. In this cmd window type ‘adb reboot recovery’ and press Enter.
  6. That should be all as now the recovery mode menu should be automatically displayed on your Motorola Moto G6.

Method 3

A third party app can be used in order to reach different mods on your Moto G6, including the recovery environment. For example, you can go to Google Play and download the Quick Boot software. Just install and run the app on your phone and choose in which mode you want to boot your smartphone. Do note that some of these apps might require root access enabled on your Moto G6.


These three methods should help you reboot recovery mode on your Motorola Moto G6. If you still have problems while trying to access and use this mode, don’t hesitate and share your issues with us – based on the info you provide we will try to find the right troubleshooting solutions (you can easily get in touch with us by using the comments field from below). Enjoy.

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