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How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

In this post, we will guide you on how you can enter the Recovery Mode on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Samsung is one of the few hardware manufacturers still producing physical home buttons. The brand thinks it is important to provide a uniform and fluid experience on all of it’s smartphones. Relating to this strategy, the process for accessing recovery mode on the original Galaxy S and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is more or less the same. For users who have boarded the Samsung train just now, we have compiled this easy guide to make the jump easier. Once in recovery, you can utilize all of the features a stock recovery promises to provide. If you installed a custom one, keep in mind that the process to access it remains the same. Below we have mentioned all the steps in detail and have also included screenshots for your ease. You can read on how to access Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’s Recovery mode.

Like we mentioned earlier, we have the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 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 S6 Edge Plus.

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.

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

 

What is Recovery Mode?

As we detailed before, Google has built the recovery mode in it’s Android source code. Samsung provides the stock recovery unlocked on each of it’s smartphones and allows any one to access the partition without much hassle.

The features available in this mode are usually advanced-user oriented. They allow you to tinker with all the crucial partitions built into the phone. Let’s look at each one. The first option you will be displayed with is the ability to apply update. This function is used by Samsung itself. Once you download an update straight on your phone and choose to apply it, the phone will boot into the same recovery that we will teach you how to access manually. This goes to show that all of it is stock and won’t void your warranty until or unless you have applied a custom recovery before hand.

Going down further, you can see all the wipe functions. These allow for cleaning of your phone. The factory data reset completely wipes your phone including your user data. This comes in handy when you are exchanging your smartphone or selling it. The next is cache wipe, you can delete temporary files thoroughly with this function and save up on important internal space. These options can help in case of force closes or slow downs you might experience during normal usage.

We have already explained to you, with detail, how each of these steps comes into play and now it is our job to remind you of the short-comings as well. Not only do you risk malfunctioning vital phone features but you can risk bricking your phone totally if you don’t proceed with precaution in this menu. We recommend you use one of our documented guides on using recovery if you have no experience.

Right alongside the stock recovery, there are custom recoveries. These custom editions are based on the same principle source code but have added modules. These modules then help in flashing custom files like ROMs, allow for partition management, create system wide backups etc. It’s pretty obvious that if you want to explore the custom side of Android, you have to have a custom Recovery installed.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 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 S6 Edge Plus (all variants).

Method 1 – Enter Recovery Mode using Hardware Buttons on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

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 S6 Edge Plus.

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 S6 Edge Plus have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 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 S6 Edge Plus 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 S6 Edge Plus Recovery Mode

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

Step 1 – Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 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 S6 Edge Plus 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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