The 2016 model of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is out and worldwide available, so you might want to learn how to perform all the basic Android operations on your device. If you do want to learn how to properly use the Android system, then I will teach you all that you need to know: reaching the recovery environment, rebooting into download mode, making a hard reset, managing updates and lot more. Of course, the first operation which will be detailed refers to the recovery mode menu, thus during this step by step guide I will show you how easy is to reboot the new Galaxy J5 2016 into recovery mode.
The recovery environment represents a feature which is pre loaded on all the Android based devices. Through this environment you can perform different operations on your phone / tablet such as making a hard reset, applying OTAs, clearing app data cache and so on. So, basically you can use the recovery mode menu if you want to optimize, customize, restore, update or troubleshoot your new Samsung Galaxy J5. As you can see, learning how to manage this built in feature is more than recommended as the situations in which the recovery menu will be required are quite various.
Unfortunately, reaching recovery isn’t that intuitive. There isn’t any built in setting to use in order to put your 2016 Samsung Galaxy J5 in the recovery mode. In fact, this environment is hidden by default which means that if you don’t know how to manage things you won’t be able to guess how to complete this process. But, that’s why I am here for you – as you will see, during the following guidelines I will tell you everything you need to know about the stock and the custom recovery image and also I will teach you three different methods in which the 2016 Galaxy J5 can be rebooted into the recovery mode.
When you first buy your phone it will run on the stock recovery image. Through this software you can apply only official operations as you have to deal with factory and default restrictions. But, since the recovery mode is ensuring a virtual path between you and your phone’s internal system, managing custom operations might sound like a better idea. So, in that respect you might choose to replace the stock recovery with a custom software.
What’s great is that through a custom recovery image you can tweak your Samsung Galaxy J5. In that matter, you will be able to perform operations like gaining root access, installing custom ROMs, overclocking or undervolting your Android device, removing bloatware, install custom kernels, make Nandroid backups and lot more.
What you need to know right now is that this tutorial is compatible with both stock and custom recovery images. Basically, the reboot sequence that must be used in order to enter the recovery mode is the same whether we talk about the built in feature or about a third party software such as CWM or TWRP recovery. So, you have nothing to worry about, this is a general / universal step by step guide compatible with the 2016 model of the Samsung Galaxy J5.
Good; so now you know why and when to use the stock or the custom recovery image. You also have to know that the reboot methods from below are all official procedures – you won’t lose your phone’s warranty while completing this guide and you won’t have to use any complex or risky operations. Your device will be in safe hands all the time.
However, if you are planning in entering recovery mode for completing tweaking operations, before doing so you should backup your Samsung Galaxy J5 2016. In this way you can save all your personal data, info, accounts and files as who knows what might happen while you try to customize, optimize and power up your smartphone. So, just sync your data with your account, use cloud storage platforms or download compatible backup and restore apps from Google Play and save everything you might use afterwards – shortly, you should save at least your internet settings (including the EFS folder and the IMEI / NVRAM data), the market apps, calendar info, saved passwords, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, contacts and anything else.
The last thing to do before resuming the steps from below: check the battery status bar on your Galaxy J5; if the power left is lower than 50%, plug in the charger – don’t skip this process as otherwise your smartphone might get switched off in the middle of the reboot operation and if that occurs, various software related problems can be issued.
How to enter recovery mode on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy J5
Use the classic reboot method
- In order to apply this solution you phone must be first switched off.
- So, power off your smartphone and also wait while the shut down procedure is completed.
- Then, press and hold at the same time the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons on your Samsung Galaxy J5.
- Keep pressing these keys until the recovery mode menu is being displayed.
- In recovery use the Volume Up and Down buttons in order to scroll up and down and the Power key to select.
- You can go back to Android mode by choosing “reboot system now”.
Execute a dedicated ADB command
If you have a more complex operation to complete and if recovery is required along the way, I recommend you to use the ADB command. In order to do so, first you have to make sure that a computer can be used. On this device you must flash the Galaxy J5 2016 USB drivers (use Samsung KIES in that matter) and the Android SDK utility: learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux. Also, on your phone you have to gain developer rights – go to “menu – settings – about phone” and tap a few times on the Built Number; next, from “menu – settings – developer options” check the USB debugging feature.
Good; now follow:
- Connect your 2016 Samsung Galaxy J5 with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
- On the computer access the Android SDK folder.
- From there 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.
- The recovery mode will be now entered on your J5.
Use a dedicated app
Another way in which recovery mode can be entered on your Galaxy J5 is by using a dedicated app from Google Play. So, go to the market and search for the Quick Boot tool. Download and install the software on your phone. Run the app and follow on screen prompts in order to resume the reboot sequence.
These three methods are the easiest ones that can be used if you want to enter recovery mode on your own 2016 Samsung galaxy J5. Test all the procedures and then choose the one that you prefer the most. Also, let us know during the comments field from below how things worked for you and don’t forget to stay close if you want to learn further tips and tricks that can be applied on your device.