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11th June 2014, 03:28 PM   |  #1  
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I've been a good root user for a while but something isn't right after i used the Installer to flash CM 11 to my Galaxy S4 T-mo.

While i had stock rom i was able to turn my device completely off and reboot into recovery by pressing and holding in the exact order: Vol Up, Home, then Power. And CWM would pop up.

Now with CyanogenMod installed, i try the same process. It says in blue letters "Recovery Booting..." and then everything on screen disappears. I let go of the buttons and after a few seconds the same screen shows without the "Recovery Booting..." in blue letters and then i see the boot.img for CM and the regular boot works fine.

You should know however that if i hold the power button while I'm in CM and tap "Reboot Recovery" it boots into recovery fine. So basically with any root request it works. But the problem with that is if one day if i get a bootloop i cant flash to recovery and restore a backup.

I also tried flashing TWRP instead of CWM but that did not work, the same problem occured with a different recovery.

If anyone has this problem or better, has a fix please reply

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11th June 2014, 06:51 PM   |  #2  
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Hold Vol up + Power at the same time (no home button) when you feel the phone vibrate, let go of power button. When the boot screen comes up you can let go of the Volume button

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11th June 2014, 10:37 PM   |  #3  
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Hold Vol up + Power at the same time (no home button) when you feel the phone vibrate, let go of power button. When the boot screen comes up you can let go of the Volume button

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The sequence they stated is correct..

OP make sure you let go of all the buttons as soon as you see the 'recovery booting' in blue letters

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12th June 2014, 12:12 AM   |  #4  
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The sequence they stated is correct..

OP make sure you let go of all the buttons as soon as you see the 'recovery booting' in blue letters

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:what: there is no need to hold the home button

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12th June 2014, 03:00 AM   |  #5  
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:what: there is no need to hold the home button

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Well either I was taught wrong or Samsung changed it but that is the way I've been doing it since the s3 and it still works.. That is not the reason its not working

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12th June 2014, 03:13 AM   |  #6  
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Well the home button doesn't need to be pressed. I'm not saying it is the problem but the way the OP says he does it, might be the problem.

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12th June 2014, 03:21 AM   |  #7  
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Well the home button doesn't need to be pressed. I'm not saying it is the problem but the way the OP says he does it, might be the problem.

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Sounds to me like they are pressing too long

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Sounds to me like they are pressing too long

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That or he needs to release the power button. Either way we gave 2 options. Hopefully one works lol.

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Hold Vol up + Power at the same time (no home button) when you feel the phone vibrate, let go of power button. When the boot screen comes up you can let go of the Volume button

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Thanks! I really didn't think that would solve the problem because I thought it was something deeper but sure enough it worked perfect. This really took some tension off my shoulders. But I'm still not sure why the button sequence changed some people are saying I did it right and I have done it this way before. No matter, problem solved

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13th June 2014, 05:06 AM   |  #10  
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Thanks! I really didn't think that would solve the problem because I thought it was something deeper but sure enough it worked perfect. This really took some tension off my shoulders. But I'm still not sure why the button sequence changed some people are saying I did it right and I have done it this way before. No matter, problem solved

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I know the problem has been solved, but out of curiosity, what gave you the idea of that button combo to enter recovery? I only ask because I've seen other questions involving the home button when trying to enter recovery and none of the guides here haven't mentioned using anything other than power+volume up/down for recovery/download mode respectively.

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