How to enter Recovery mode on Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, OPPO and Samsung

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In a few days guide we talked about Fastboot mode, while today we focus on a similar element: the Recovery mode. If you have experienced severe software problems, you may have already encountered this alternative boot mode. Thanks to the flexibility granted by the open source Android system, you can take advantage of additional features like these, useful both for geeks and for those who need to solve a problem. Precisely for this reason, in today's guide I want to explain what this mode is and how to access it from your Android smartphone, whether it is XiaomiHuaweiOnePlusOPPO o Samsung.

What is Recovery mode and how to access it on all Android smartphones

What is recovery mode for?

Every Android smartphone has an internal memory divided into partitions, each of which has a specific purpose. One of these contains the Recovery mode and its user interface, designed for situations of need and problem solving. This alternative boot mode has the primary purpose of reset your smartphone if there are software problems or bugs that have made it unusable. The other purpose of booting into recovery is to update the system, applying software update to the device in question. There are also additional options that can be done (although not on all phones) in recovery, such as starting Fastboot mode and cleaning the cache.

In some cases you may also have heard of custom recovery, as in the case of TWRP, But that's another story. Today I will focus exclusively on explaining how to access it from your smartphone, so that you can perform the aforementioned operations. And don't worry: it is a very simple procedure, just follow my instructions.

Xiaomi / Redmi / POCO / Black Shark

Let's start with one of the most popular and talked about brands on our site, namely Xiaomi and its sub-brands: Redmi, POCO and Black Shark. For all of these, the procedure for entering recovery mode is always the same and there are two of them. The first, the standard one, consists in turning off the smartphone and holding down the Power and Volume Up buttons together.

The second consists of the following procedure:

  • Go to "System Settings / Info"And click on the box"MIUI Version" top left
  • Repeatedly click on the MIUI logo in the center to activate the additional update features
  • Click on the 3 dots at the top right and select "Restart in Recovery mode"

To exit Recovery mode, just select the "reboot”From the main menu.

Huawei / Honor

We then move on to the duo composed of Huawei and Honor, now officially separate but whose Recovery mode is accessible in the same way. In both cases, with the smartphone off, press and hold the Power and Volume Up keys to access it.

To exit Recovery mode, click on "Restart”On the main screen.


The procedure for entering Recovery mode changes slightly for OnePlus smartphones. Turning off your smartphone, press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons.

To exit Recovery mode, from the main screen select "Advanced", after that "reboot".

OPPO / Realme

It is not possible to access the Fastboot one, but on OPPO and Realme the Recovery mode is freely accessible and in the same way. Again, with the smartphone off, press and hold the Power button and the Volume Up button.

To exit Recovery mode, click on "reboot".


With Samsung it is necessary to make a distinction for accessing the Recovery mode. If you have a model with Android 10 or earlier, with the smartphone off, hold down the Power button and the Volume Up together to start it in Recovery mode. If, on the other hand, it was updated to Android 11 onwards, the procedure is the same but you will necessarily have to connect it via USB to your PC.

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