Do you have to access recovery mode on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus? If you must reboot your phone into this dedicated mode, then you are in the right place. The methods explained below will show you how the recovery mode menu can be entered and used on your new Samsung branded device.

If you’re reading these lines than it means that you either have to use the stock, or a custom recovery environment on your Galaxy S10 Plus. Well, do notice that putting your phone into this mode can be done in the same way for both stock and custom environment.

Usually, the stock recovery mode menu is required when you have to complete supported operations such as making a hard reset, clearing app data cache, setting up a new update or similar other maintenance-related tasks.

On the other hand, the custom recovery platform (like CWM or TWRP recovery) is needed when tweaks are involved. For example, you will need to follow the steps from below for accessing a custom recovery environment on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus if you are about to apply a custom operation such as: remove bloatware, add custom kernels and MODs, install custom ROMs like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android, make a Nandroid backup for saving the current Android that powers your phone and much more.

We’re discussing about a mode that cannot be accessed from default settings. It’s hidden because it can be initiated only independently from the Android UI – thus, when the Android Mode is running the recovery can’t. That’s why a special reboot must be followed and completed on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus as otherwise the recovery mode menu cannot be entered.

The methods explained in this tutorial are showing operations that are official and supported by your OEM – Samsung KNOX won’t get tripped and you won’t lose your phone’s warranty. Note: the warranty will be lost if you will chose to replace the stock recovery with a custom software.

A backup is not needed for this reboot operation. However, if you plan to use the recovery mode on your Galaxy S10 Plus for completing a complex procedure, the backup is more than recommended. Otherwise your personal data will be in danger – the files that weren’t there by default might get corrupted or even wiped out during certain procedures, so be careful and try to protect the stuffs that might still be required afterwards.

Plug in the charger on your S10 Plus before resuming the steps explained in this tutorial. Complete a full charge if the power left is currently lower than 50%. Do that because a sudden shut down that occurs while the recovery mode is rebooted might cause severe malfunctions and important software related problems.

Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Access recovery mode using the classic way

  1. Power off your Galaxy S10 Plus by pressing together the Power and the Volume Down buttons.
  2. Afterwards, press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby and Power buttons.
  3. Keep pressing those keys until the Upload Mode is displayed on your smartphone.
  4. At that point, release all the buttons.
  5. Next, press the Volume Down and Power keys together for about 3 seconds.
  6. Then, quickly start holding down Volume Up, Bixby and Power buttons again.
  7. Do so until the recovery mode menu shows up on your phone.
  8. In recovery use the Volume rocker keys to navigate within options and the Power key to select.
  9. You can go back to Android mode by choosing ‘reboot system now’.

Go to recovery mode from Android SDK

If a computer is at your disposal, you can execute an adb command and go straight into recovery mode, as explained below:

  1. On your computer install the Galaxy S10 Plus drivers – you can use Samsung KIES in that regard.
  2. Also, set up Android SDK: install Android SDK on Windows, or set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.
  3. Power on your phone and connect it with your computer via USB cable.
  4. On your PC access the Android SDK folder; from there open a command prompt window.
  5. In this cmd window type ‘adb reboot recovery’ and press Enter.
  6. The recovery mode menu should be now automatically rebooted.

Reboot to recovery from a dedicated app

On Google Play you can find various third party app that can easily and quickly take your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus into recovery mode. Do note that some of these apps might require root access ensured on your phone. An example of such app is Quick Boot – you can download the tool on your phone, run it and then follow on-screen prompts for entering the desired mode.

There you have it. Those are the methods that you can follow if you have to enter recovery mode on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Use the comments field from below if you have something to ask and also use the comments area for sharing your own recovery experience with the other users who might rely on what you have to say. Enjoy and stay close for similar other tutorials.

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