If you want or have to enter the recovery mode on your Samsung Galaxy On7, but you don’t know how to perform this process, you are in the right place. During this dedicated tutorial I will detail everything you have to know about the recovery environment: what it means, when and why to use it, what operations can be performed through this mode, the risks and advantages implied and of course, how to put your own Galaxy On7 into recovery mode.
First of all you need to know that your Samsung Galaxy On7 is pre-loaded with the stock Android recovery. This is an official feature through which you can complete supported / official operations on your smartphone – for example: managing a new Android OTA, making a hard reset or clearing app data cache. However, the advanced Android users will choose to replace the stock recovery image with a custom software like CWM or TWRP recovery.
What you need to know is that the steps from this tutorial will work without problems on both: stock or custom recovery image. Thus, this is an universal guide compatible with the Galaxy On7, through which you can learn how to access and use the recovery mode menu, regardless the stated in which your phone might be found in a certain moment: it can be rooted, locked, flashed with a custom ROM firmware, running on an unlocked bootloader and further more.
The custom recovery image should be installed and used only if you want to tweak your Samsung Galaxy On7. I am talking about applying further operations such as: gaining root, flashing custom kernels, removing bloatware, adding complex apps from other sources from Google Play, installing .zip files and custom ROMs, overclocking / undervolting CPU frequencies, making Nandroid backups for saving / restoring the stock Android OS and so on. Do note that flashing a custom recovery image will void the warranty of your Android device – replacing the stock software with a third party one is an unofficial process.
As you can already tell, the recovery mode is a virtual path that enables the access towards the internal system of your Samsung Galaxy On7. So, if you want to customize, optimize or personalize your device, first you must learn how to access the recovery environment.
And since the software is pre-loaded on your phone, reaching it is a supported operation – you won’t lose your phone’s warranty and you don’t have to use complex or risky programs; thus, you have nothing to worry about.
However, if you are planning to use the recovery mode menu for tweaking your Galaxy On7, before doing anything else backup your device. Take care of your personal data, info, accounts and files along with the essential internet settings, EFS folder and IMEI / NVRAM data. This process can be quickly completed in different ways: for example you can sync your data with your Google Account, or you can use built-in cloud storage platforms and you can even download (only tested) backup and restore apps from Google Play.
Before starting the reboot sequence (yes, that’s right, reaching recovery mode implied in completing a reboot operation) you have to check the battery power that’s left on your Galaxy On7. If this power is currently lower than the 50% threshold you will have to charge your handset before doing anything else – otherwise your phone might get suddenly turned off in the middle of the recovery reboot process; in that particular situation various software related problems might be issued: boot loop, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating problems, screen freeze, battery drain, heating situations, total blackouts and more.
How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy On7
Use the Classic method
- This method can work only if you first power off your device.
- So, shut down your phone and wait a few moments until the switch off process is completed.
- Then, press and hold (at the same time) the Power, Volume Up and the Home buttons.
- Keep pressing these keys until the recovery mode menu is displayed; then release the buttons.
- In recovery, use the Volume Rocker keys in order to scroll up and down and the Power button to select.
- When you want to go back to the Android mode, from the main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
Use the Android SDK solution
If you want to perform further custom operations on your device, maybe a better idea is to use the Android SDK toolkit. But, first you must ensure that you can use a computer. On this device install the Galaxy On7 USB drivers – you can do so by using the Samsung KIES software. Next, on the same computer flash Android SDK: install Android SDK on Windows or set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux. When done, on your smartphone go to “menu – settings – about phone” and tap 7 times on Built Number in order to enable Developer Options. Finally, from “developer options” check the USB Debugging feature. Perfect; now follow:
- Power on your phone.
- On your computer enter the Android SDK folder.
- Connect your Galaxy On7 with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
- From your computer open a command prompt window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- In the cmd window type “adb reboot recovery”.
- That’s it.
Use a dedicated Google Play App
On Google Play you can find various apps through which you can boot your Samsung Galaxy On7 to recovery mode. Such an example is the Quick Boot tool. As the name suggest, through this software you will be able to easily and quickly reboot your Android device into recovery mode. However, root access will be required in this situation. So, download the app from the market and install it on your phone. Tap on the tool when ready and follow on screen prompts in order to put your Samsung Galaxy On7 into recovery mode.
Good job. That’s how you can enter recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy On7. Enjoy and use the comments field from down below if you have something to share with us or with other users.