Use this guide and learn how to successfully boot your Galaxy S5 phone in Stock or Custom Recovery Mode.

Read this entire post and you should be able complete the tutorial in under ten minutes, and from then on you won't have any future problems of booting in Android Recovery Mode.

The Recovery Mode whether it is stock or custom variant will allow you to factory reset device, wipe its cache partition or apply any updates from ADB. If you have a custom Recovery, then you can always choose to flash a custom ROM, kernel or any other type of customization files that will improve your overall Android experience.

Galaxy S5 Recovery Mode is extremely easy to boot, as you will need to use several buttons combination and it will do. This guide works with any type of Galaxy S3 model, so you won't need to look elsewhere for any other guide or tutorial.

How to boot Samsung Galaxy S5 Recovery Mode:

  1. Power off your device completely.
    - if the phone doesn't boot recovery after you complete the guide, then you have to remove its battery and re-insert it after a few seconds, then repeat the guide.
  2. Boot recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power, all at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when the Galaxy S5 screen flickers and the main Recovery screen will appear.

That's it, the Recovery Mode Stock or Custom CWM / TWRP should now appear on your device's screen. Use the Reboot option to boot the phone in normal mode after you're done.

In case you have a custom Recovery installed and the Galaxy S5 is rooted, then you can always choose to boot CWM or TWRP Recovery using an application. Below you can find them.

If the phone runs on a custom ROM, then you should look in all the ROMs options and features, check for an automatic way to display Reboot to Recovery function in the menu that appears when pressing for a long time the Power button.

Remember that the Galaxy S5 with custom Recovery support the installation of custom ROMs, kernels, format system, format partitions, and more.

Rooted Galaxy S5 devices can be booted in Custom Recovery using an applications such as GooManager for TWRP Recovery or ROM Manager for CWM Recovery. At this moment these apps might not support the Galaxy S5 device, but they will be upgraded soon enough.

These were all the steps that you had to read in order to successfully learn how to boot your device in Android Recovery Mode.

Melinda Stimpson · 2 years ago

That's all well and good, but how to I get OUT of recovery mode after I am IN it???

Koizumi-kun · 2 years ago

choose "reboot now"
...then it will restart your phone and yeah yeah

Mustang Rt · 3 years ago

volUP+home+power =recovery mode
volDO+home+power =download mode

Tim M. · 3 years ago

Ok, lots of articles on how to put it into recovery mode. How do I take it OUT of recovery mode so I can install the OTA update? Please don't tell me I have to do a factory reset...

Navid Karim · 3 years ago

I did it but then I got black screen instead, I took out my battery and then putted in again to start my phone normally!

Aaron · 3 years ago

is it weird that mine didnt work with volume up but it worked with volume down?

Koizumi-kun · 2 years ago

yep very weird

nava · 4 years ago

is their a custom recovery for verizon s5 sm900v yet?

isaac b · 4 years ago

If I did a naindroid backup and factory reset with cwm will I lose my backup file if it's on the internal SD of my samsung s5?

KB · 4 years ago


becky · 4 years ago

Any way to recover pics after a factory reset on the s5?

Hello Kitty is not a Kitty · 4 years ago

Nope. Well not entirely true. You need law enforcement grade data recovery software and lots of patients and time. Even with those three things, there is still a very high chance you will be able to recover everything.
When you do a factory reset, your data is still there but you destroy all the pathways to find it.
Think of it like this; you want to get to your house but when you left someone blew up all the roads, cleaned up the debris, removed all landmarks, and replaced it with a 100 year old forest so everything looked like it did before the area was built. Your house is still there but there is no map and no landmarks to help you find it. The recovery software tries to rebuild it all that.
My best advice, use the SD card and use Picasa to back up your photos to Google drive. Sorry for your loss.

hi · 4 years ago


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