How To Boot Galaxy S6 To Recovery Mode (Custom & Stock)

Booting your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge into recovery mode has never been easier. Samsung has made sure that everything stays the same so long time users will have no problems getting used to all the features of the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are probably the most popular devices ever created by Samsung. With this rate, Galaxy S6 sales will surpass Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 sold units. Since Samsung’s flagship device is selling millions of devices, developers are showing a huge interest.

You can already root your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to fully enjoy the beauty that only an open source platform like Android can offer. The beauty of Android lies in the fact that it can be customized to every detail, starting with the icons, graphical elements and even changing the entire Android version.

If you have ever wanted to flash a zip file on your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, which can be a custom ROM, kernel or a simple mod, you know that a custom recovery is needed.

A recovery is a bootable partition which has the recovery console installed. There are two types of recoveries for the Galaxy S6: stock and custom. A stock recovery is quite limited and can only perform factory resets and apply manual OTA updates. On the other hands, custom recoveries have been coded to be able to flash custom ROMs, perform full system backups and much more. As you can see, booting into recovery is very useful.

How To Boot Samsung Galaxy S6 Into Recovery Mode

Booting into recovery mode is a straight forward process on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

  1. Take your phone. Long press the power button and select “Power Off”. This will turn the phone off.
  2. Once you have made sure that the phone is completely turned off, press the volume up key, home and power buttons at the same time.
  3. Keep holding them until the Samsung boot animation shows up. Release all the keys but the volume up button.
  4. Your phone will go into recovery mode in just a few seconds.

Depending whether you are on a stock or custom recovery, you will be able to perform various tasks on your phone like installing ROMs and wiping data.


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