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How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy E5

You can easily access Samsung Galaxy E5’s recovery partition with this guide. Similar to other Android phones, Samsung Galayx E5 comes with a built-in stock recovery and it is open for access to the user. This is the same stock recovery you see your phone boot into once you install an OTA (Over-the-air) update. However, if you install a Custom recovery, your phone will boot into that. These custom ones retain all the stock functionality but add some more abilities besides the stock ones. With a custom recovery, you can install full fledged custom ROMs, themes, make system backups and wipe partitions of your phone. You can get into the recovery mode on Galaxy E5 using the simple steps we have given below.

Like we mentioned earlier, we have the Galaxy E5 with us for a while and we will be doing several basic tutorials based on this Android device. Many of you might even have a custom recovery installed, like TWRP or ClockworkMod — the famous two. This can come really handy because a custom recovery can let you load a custom ROM, create a system wide backup or even format specific partitions — pretty advance stuff can be done to your phone. Let’s move down further and see how can you enter this Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy E5.

Some Android phones, like the Sony Xperia series do not come with a stock Android recovery at all, and in that case, we would have to load a custom recovery first to that phone and then enter it. However, Samsung Android phones do come with a stock recovery and some Android specific functions i.e. installing a software update, doing a full hard reset etc. are only performed through a Recovery Mode. Whenever you do them, the phone first takes you to the stock Android recovery and then performs that specific function.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Recovery Mode

What is Recovery Mode?

Recovery is not a manufacturer specific mode but it is built into Android source code itself. You can expect to see a recovery on almost every Android device you find. This mode serves purpose to multiple features of your phone such as OTA, we previously mentioned.

You can utilize all the maintenance functions of this mode once you are able to access it. Going through each of them one by one, firstly you can apply an update manually. Once Samsung releases a firmware update, developers and users usually capture the file and upload it on the internet. This file then can be used to update any phone respective of their model. Very useful when you can’t update your phone through OTA. This allows for skipping the long delays that you might experience in receiving the upgrade.

Further, you can utilize the wipe features. Namely wiping data/factory reset and wiping cache. This helps in thoroughly cleansing your phone from user generated files and saving up on space. Cache is usually associated with the files that are temporarily needed by installed applications and wiping this, wont affect any of your own data. However, if you choose to factory reset your device, everything will be deleted except for the crucial system in place. You can use both of these features to remedy the force-closes or slow downs.

It’s our duty to explain to you all the drawbacks or more like cautions associated with recovery as well. As this is a very sensitive part of the phone and it has access over all partitions, mistakes can generally lead to problems. You should be very careful in what you choose to flash or do with this mode. Advisable is that you follow a tutorial instead of experimenting with it.

A major topic in this category also include the custom flavor of recoveries available. These recoveries have been built on top of the stock recovery code but have added functions. These features are used to apply custom ROMs, themes, tweak packages and much more. They also allow you to single handedly view and format each partition. Popular recoveries include the ClockWorkMOD family and also TeamWin Recovery Project, popularly known as CWM and TWRP respectively. Even if you install a custom recovery, accessing it will remain exactly the same.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Recovery Mode

You can enter Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the following three methods:

  • by hardware buttons
  • by ADB on Windows
  • by ADB on Mac OS X

Let’s have a look at each method below. You can use whichever way you find the easiest.

NOTE: The following steps can be used to enter Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy E5 (all variants).

Method 1 – Enter Recovery Mode using Hardware Buttons on Samsung Galaxy E5

Step 1 – Turn OFF your phone.

Step 2 – Now press and hold the following buttons for a few seconds, all at the same time: Power + Volume Up + Home.

Step 3 – After a few seconds, you should see the Recovery Mode screen on your Samsung Galaxy E5.

You can now navigate around the recovery mode using your volume and power buttons!

Method 2 – Enter Recovery Mode using ADB on Windows

Step 1 – Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy E5 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy E5 to your PC with a USB cable and install ADB drivers (if needed).

Step 3 – Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click anywhere in the folder > Open Command Prompt).

Step 4 – Type in the following command and press Enter.

adb reboot recovery

Step 5 – Your Galaxy E5 will turn OFF and then boot into the Recovery Mode. Navigate up and down using the volume keys and select with the Power button.

If you need any help regarding this, feel free to drop us a comment below or read: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Recovery Mode

Method 3 – Enter Recovery Mode using ADB on Mac OS X

Step 1 – Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy E5 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy E5 to your Mac with a USB cable.

Step 3 – Now open Terminal app on your Mac and enter the following command and press Enter:

/<PATH>/android-sdk-macosx/platform-tools/adb reboot recovery

NOTE: <path> should be the location where your Android SDK is stored. If android-sdk-macosx is in your main user directory, you can skip the /<PATH>/ part from the line given above.

Step 4 – Your Galaxy E5 will turn OFF and then boot into the Recovery Mode. Navigate up and down using the volume keys and select with the Power button.

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If you need any help regarding this, feel free to drop us a comment below or read: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device.

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