How to Use Android Recovery Mode

Wipe cache partition: You won't be able to wipe all data on your Android devices if temporary system files are saved here. Google introduced seamless updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, which changed the way that this works. Samsung phones are the only ones that support seamless updates. However, not all Android manufacturers allow seamless updates. Give it a shot if you see the option. To find out if the Reboot system solved your problem, select it now after it is finished.
Factory reset/Wipe dаta: You can factory reset your Android phone using recovery mode. This will wipe out all apps, data and files including photos and text messages. Be aware that any data you don't have backed up will be lost. You will need to sign in to your Google account to use this method to wipe the phone. You won't be able use your phone if you don't have a Google account. This theft protection feature can't be bypassed. Learn more by reading our guide on how you can factory reset your Android phone.

People who want to update their firmware or create custom ROMs can also use the Recovery Mode. It allows them to access a computer or SD card to perform tests or install updates. These options will vary from one phone to the next depending on which version of Android is being used and what modifications have been made by the manufacturer. The majority of the information below is only for developers. If you don't know what you are doing, ignore it.

Reboot to bootloader - This will bring you back to the Bootloader menu where you can access recovery mode or other options.

Fastboot is available only on Pixel phones, and a few other devices. It allows developers to send commands to Android devices from a computer. You will need the Android SDK (software developer kit).

ADB stands to Android Debug Bridge. This tool allows developers to send commands directly from a computer. You will need to install the Android SDK. More information is available at the official Android Developer site.

Install Android firmware from SD Card: This allows you to apply an update.

Mount /system: This allows you to access core files and folders that are normally inaccessible. To view and edit data, mount a partition.

View recovery logs: This section shows logs which list events and actions that occurred in recovery mode.

Run graphics tests: This section is for developers who want to test the GPU (graphics processing units).

Run locale test: This tool allows app developers to check things related to language translation.

Turn the device off by pressing this button.

This option is only available on Samsung phones and triggers app optimization. It is possible to see Optimizing apps appear on your screen after a software upgrade. This allows you to manually trigger the process and could be helpful if you have problems with certain apps.