How to put the android smartphone into recovery mode

Following ways to put the smartphone into recovery mode:

  • Using Hardware buttons
  • Using ADB (Android Debug Bridge)
  • Using QuickBoot App

 Hardware buttons

  • Switch off your Smartphone first
  • Switch it back on start pressing either the Volume UP or Volume Down button a couple of times to make your phone boot into recovery mode
  • Once you’re in recovery mode. Use Volume buttons to navigate Up and Down between options and Power button to select an option in recovery.

ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

  • Extract the file (ADB you downloaded from the link above to a separate folder on your computer
  • Prepare your phone
  • Enable developer options: Go to your phone’s Settings » select About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options
  • Enable USB Debugging: Open phone’s Settings » select Developer options » Tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (under Debugging section)
  • Connect your phone to PC with a USB cable and if/when a pop-up screen shows up on Phone asking you to ‘Allow USB debugging?‘ for the computer, make sure you tick the checkbox and tap OK
  • Open the folder where you extracted the files and double-click/run the ‘Boot into Recovery Mode.bat‘ file to reboot your device into recovery mode
  • └ If the script shows any error than that means either your device is not connected or you don’t have proper driver for your device installed on your PC.

Quick Boot (Reboot) APP

  • Install the Quick Boot (Reboot) app from Play Store on your Xperia U  |  Play store link →
  • Open the app and grant Root Access
  • Select ‘Recovery‘ from the list of options and it’ll boot your device into recovery mode

And make sure you’ve proper drivers installed for your device.
    FYI, the ‘Boot into Recovery Mode.bat‘ script file that we used above to boot your device into recovery mode.


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