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Can't get into TWRP Recovery

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27th June 2014, 01:45 AM   |  #1  
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So I was on my TWRP recovery and I wiped Dalvik cache and all the other things that I was able to wipe while I was on the TWRP recovery and now my phone won't boot up. It is stuck on the white screen that says, "htc powered by android"

I assume that I probably wiped the os and everything. I can't get access to the TWRP recovery now what do I do?
27th June 2014, 01:52 AM   |  #2  
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Hold power, vol up, and vol down. Try that, if that does not work try holding the power button down till the phone shuts off, they hold power button and vol down this should get you into recovery.
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27th June 2014, 06:20 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by grneyez

Hold power, vol up, and vol down. Try that, if that does not work try holding the power button down till the phone shuts off, they hold power button and vol down this should get you into recovery.

Power button + vol down is the button combo for bootloader, not recovery. Bootloader and recovery completely different things, so its important not the confuse them.

Power + vol up will restart the phone (similar to a battery pull on phones with a use accessible battery).

Power+ vol up and vol down is not any button combination for this phone I am familiar with.

Its not clear whether the OP is having trouble accessing bootloader; or if he can access bootloader but not recovery. Again, these are 2 very different issues. You are right, in that failure to access bootloader is almost always a matter of user error in not performing the button combo correctly. If the phone is stuck on the boot splash (which is what it sounds like) the correct sequence would be:

1) Hold power + vol up until the phone reboots.
2) The moment the screen goes black, but before the boot splash screen, let go of the vol up, and press vol down
3) Do not let go of vol down until the bootloader screen appears

Failure to get into bootloader is usually because either the user started pressing vol down to late; or let go of it too early. As long as the screen comes on, bootloader is virtually always accessible.

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Originally Posted by jae2014

So I was on my TWRP recovery and I wiped Dalvik cache and all the other things that I was able to wipe while I was on the TWRP recovery and now my phone won't boot up. It is stuck on the white screen that says, "htc powered by android"

I assume that I probably wiped the os and everything.

Of course the phone won't boot. If you wiped /system, the OS is wiped.

If you don't know what it is, you shouldn't be wiping it.

Some folks like to wipe /system before they flash a new ROM for the sake of being thorough, but technically this is not necessary. Flashing a ROM always wipes /system.

But it doesn't sound like you were flashing a ROM. What were you trying to do, and why were you wiping things?

My advice would be to access bootloader as described above, then select recovery. Alternately, use adb to reboot into recovery:

adb reboot recovery

If you still can't get into recovery with either the adb command or from bootloader, its likely that recovery was somehow damaged or otherwise not accessible. Use fastboot to flash it again (boot into bootloader, select fastboot mode):

fastboot erase cache

fastboot flash recovery "filename.img"


(where "filename.img" is the actual name of the desired the recovery file with no quotes, placed in your fastboot folder on your computer)

Once recovery is working again, either restore your nandroid or flash the stock rooted or custom ROM of your choice.
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10th July 2014, 01:26 AM   |  #4  
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Power button + vol down is the button combo for bootloader, not recovery. Bootloader and recovery completely different things, so its important not the confuse them.

Power + vol up will restart the phone (similar to a battery pull on phones with a use accessible battery).

Power+ vol up and vol down is not any button combination for this phone I am familiar with.

Its not clear whether the OP is having trouble accessing bootloader; or if he can access bootloader but not recovery. Again, these are 2 very different issues. You are right, in that failure to access bootloader is almost always a matter of user error in not performing the button combo correctly. If the phone is stuck on the boot splash (which is what it sounds like) the correct sequence would be:

1) Hold power + vol up until the phone reboots.
2) The moment the screen goes black, but before the boot splash screen, let go of the vol up, and press vol down
3) Do not let go of vol down until the bootloader screen appears

Failure to get into bootloader is usually because either the user started pressing vol down to late; or let go of it too early. As long as the screen comes on, bootloader is virtually always accessible.

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Of course the phone won't boot. If you wiped /system, the OS is wiped.

If you don't know what it is, you shouldn't be wiping it.

Some folks like to wipe /system before they flash a new ROM for the sake of being thorough, but technically this is not necessary. Flashing a ROM always wipes /system.

But it doesn't sound like you were flashing a ROM. What were you trying to do, and why were you wiping things?

My advice would be to access bootloader as described above, then select recovery. Alternately, use adb to reboot into recovery:

adb reboot recovery

If you still can't get into recovery with either the adb command or from bootloader, its likely that recovery was somehow damaged or otherwise not accessible. Use fastboot to flash it again (boot into bootloader, select fastboot mode):

fastboot erase cache

fastboot flash recovery "filename.img"


(where "filename.img" is the actual name of the desired the recovery file with no quotes, placed in your fastboot folder on your computer)

Once recovery is working again, either restore your nandroid or flash the stock rooted or custom ROM of your choice.


I appreciate your response I'm not even sure what it is that I did wrong. I was just kind of messing around and clicking things. I've learned my lesson the hard way. lol Anyways, I managed to flash the viper one rom somehow lol and now everything is ok.
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