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How do I check if phone has a custom recovery?

20th April 2014, 03:27 AM |#1  
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Bought a used G2, it is unrooted and running stock 12B. The standard procedure for booting into recovery is to go into hard reset mode and continue. If there's a custom recovery phone will boot into that.

But if there isn't, it will actually do a full reset and lose all my data which I don't want to.

How can I check if phone has stock recovery on it?
 
 
20th April 2014, 03:56 AM |#2  
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if you didn't instal one then you don't have one.

http://itechtriad.com/articles/2014/...e#.U1M3I16ppuY
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if you didn't instal one then you don't have one.

http://itechtriad.com/articles/2014/...e#.U1M3I16ppuY

I think his point is he bought it used and doesn't know and doesn't want to wipe his phone trying to find out...
20th April 2014, 04:31 PM |#4  
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I think his point is he bought it used and doesn't know and doesn't want to wipe his phone trying to find out...

Correct. From what I've read there's NO way to do this without risking a wipe.
20th April 2014, 04:33 PM |#5  
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Ummm... Can't you just turn on USB Debugging and execute 'adb reboot recovery'? You will either get custom recovery or the android dude with an open chest plate, should know pretty quick.

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20th April 2014, 08:46 PM |#6  
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Ummm... Can't you just turn on USB Debugging and execute 'adb reboot recovery'? You will either get custom recovery or the android dude with an open chest plate, should know pretty quick.

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21st April 2014, 12:28 PM |#7  
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A terminal emulator should do the trick too for what its worth . .

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24th April 2014, 02:38 PM |#8  
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Try flashify from the playstore,it's free.it's actually a nice app to have, and it will definitely let you know if you have a custom recovery. Not sure if it's a root only app though.

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