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How to Enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

For those of you who have already read and followed our previous guide on accessing the Download / ODIN mode will find this guide on accessing the similar yet different recovery mode quite easy. For advance options and maintenance purposes, all Android phones ship with a stock recovery. Luckily, Samsung allows users to access this part of the phone easily and without any sort of tinkering. You just need to know the exact method to access it which we have detailed clearly, right below. The stock recovery comes with limited yet quite useful set of features such as an option to restore your phone to factory settings while deleting all User Data. For more functionality, you can always install a custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM.  Do remember, even if you have a custom recovery installed, procedure to access it remains the same. You can get into the recovery mode on Galaxy Note 7 using the simple steps we have given below.

Like we mentioned earlier, we have the Galaxy Note 7 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 ClockworkMod 6 Recovery or any other. 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 Note 7.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recovery Mode

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 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 Note 7 (all variants).

Method 1 – Enter Recovery Mode using Hardware Buttons on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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 Note 7.

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 Note 7 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy Note 7 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 Note 7 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 Note 7 Recovery Mode

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

Step 1 – Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy Note 7 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy Note 7 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 Note 7 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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