How to Boot into Custom Recovery [TWRP/CWM] on Android

Trying to figure out how to Boot into TWRP or any other custom recovery? In this guide, we present two easy ways to boot into custom recovery on Android.

While the stock recovery that comes pre-installed with the device gets the job done for most of the people, it is no match for the Android enthusiasts out there. I mean, stock recovery helps in formatting the device, updating the device to the latest firmware and what not. But for those who want to tinker around with their devices, it is simply not enough.

While it is very easy to install TWRP Recovery on any Android device, it might get quite confusing as to how to reboot your Android device into custom recovery mode.

The primary reason for this is the fact that there is no set standard way to reboot an Android device into (custom) recovery mode.

It differs from OEM to OEM. That is exactly why we have decided to write this guide to help you out. If you are unsure of the key combinations to boot your device into custom recovery, no worries, you are not alone.

Ways to Boot into Custom Recovery [TWRP/CWM] on Android

There are many different ways to boot an Android device into TWRP or any custom recovery. And as we said before, the key combination to do this varies widely between manufacturers. Below are a few methods that are guaranteed to work, no matter what OEM device you are using.

Method 1: Using ADB Command

This method is not straight forward and might need some work. But if followed correctly, it will work 100%. No doubts. That’s the reason why this is the recommended method by us.

  1. Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on your Android device.
  2. Download and install ADB and Fastboot Tool on your PC.
  3. Install Android USB Drivers on your PC.
  4. Once the above steps are completed, go to the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed on your PC.
  5. Inside the folder: hold down the Shift Key + Right Click > Open Command Window here. Boot-TWRP-Custom-Recovery-Open-Command-Window
  6. In the command window, execute the below command:
    adb reboot recovery
  7. If this is the first time you are connecting your device via ADB, you will be asked on your mobile to authorize computer. Press OK.
  8. Now your device will boot into recovery mode.
  9. Done!

If all the above steps are followed correctly, your device will boot into custom recovery without any issues.

Method 2: Using an App

This method is pretty easy when compared to the above method.

The only drawback of this method is that this method needs root to work.

Download an app called Recovery Reboot from Google Play Store by clicking below:

Recovery Reboot
Recovery Reboot
Developer: GameTheory
Price: Free

After the app is installed, simply tap on its icon and you will get a popup like below:

Boot-TWRP-Custom-Recovery-app

Tap on OK to reboot into recovery.

These are the two easiest ways to reboot your Android device into custom recovery mode. Should you need any help, be sure to drop a comment!

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2 thoughts on “How to Boot into Custom Recovery [TWRP/CWM] on Android”

  1. Can you make a video for me how to install custom recovery through apk. That will be easy for me. I will be very thankfull to you

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