Recovery Mode

How to Boot Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode

Boot Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode using our easy steps guide. Samsung introduced Galaxy Y as the most budget-friendly smartphone and was designed for young generations with tiny hands and pockets. That’s why the name Galaxy Y where Y stands for Young. It is the modified version of Galaxy Mini with some major enhancements.

Talking about the processor, it is powered by an 830 MHz ARMv6 processor with 180 MB of internal storage and 290 MB of RAM. The internal storage can be easily expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Y packs a 2 megapixel of primary camera on the rear and has a removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery to always remain charged.

Samsung launched it with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS which was further upgraded to Android 2.3.6 GB OS. But after that, Samsung stopped releasing further updates and the users had to rely on those third-party custom firmware to experience the newly launched Android versions. And the most important thing to flash any firmware is to enter the recovery mode. So in this guide, we’ll discuss some detailed steps on how to boot Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode.

Whenever you need to wipe data or flash any custom ROM, your device must be booted into recovery mode. It is therefore necessary that you know how to access the recovery mode. Nowadays, most of the phones do not have the physical front buttons which makes the procedure of accessing the recovery mode a little bit different. But don’t worry as we’ll explain a detailed step-by-step procedure for accessing recovery mode on your smartphone.

There are different methods to boot your Galaxy Y into Recovery mode. The universal method is by pressing and holding the hard keys/buttons.  Entering into Recovery mode is one of the easiest tasks that any Android user can perform, as you just need to follow any of the instructions mentioned below. Here in this step by step guide, we’ll see four important methods on how to easily enter into recovery mode with/without keys.

How to Enter Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode

Here we have mentioned 4 different techniques to boot Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery mode. You can refer to anyone of them.

Note that the below-mentioned methods apply to all variants of Samsung Galaxy Y including GT-S5360, GT-S5360L, GT-S5360B, GT-S5360T, GT-S5363, GT-S5367, GT-S5368, and GT-S5369.

Method 1: Using Hard Keys

  • Power off Galaxy Y smartphone completely until it vibrates.
  • Press and Hold Volume Up key + Home button + Power button simultaneously.
  • Just in a few seconds, you’ll be presented with the Recovery Mode menu on your Samsung Galaxy Y.
  • That’s all! You’ve successfully booted your Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode using hard keys.

Method 2: Using ADB commands

ADB and Fastboot is a versatile command-line tool that lets you communicate with your phone when connected to PC (Windows, Mac, or Linux) using a USB cable. With these commands, you can perform various actions such as installing and debugging apps, backing up partitions and much more. Let us use this ADB and Fastboot method to boot Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery mode.

  • Enable the USB debugging mode on your phone.
  • Also, enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • Now, download and install ADB and Fastboot setup on your PC.
  • Connect your Galaxy Y to PC using a standard USB cable.
  • Launch Command window on your computer.
  • For that, hold the Shift button and right mouse click anywhere on your PC.
  • You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option.
  • This will launch the command prompt window on your computer.
  • Now to make sure that your Galaxy Y is successfully connected to your PC, type the following command in the command window and press enter key:

adb devices

  • As soon as you press enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with some random numbers.
  • This will confirm that your Galaxy Y has successfully connected to your PC.
  • If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install device drivers, enable USB debugging mode, and try again.
  • If the problem persists, try changing USB cable or even the USB port.

adb reboot recovery

  • As soon as you press enter key, your Galaxy Y will enter into Recovery mode.

Method 3: Using Terminal Emulator (Requires ROOT)

Terminal Emulator app helps you in accessing the Android’s built-in Linux command-line shell.

This method requires root access on your phone.

  • Download and install Terminal Emulator App from Google Play Store.
  • Launch Terminal Emulator App.
  • Type this command in it and press enter:

su

  • As soon as you hit enter key, a popup will appear to grant Superuser permissions.
  • So click on Grant option.
  • On the next line type the following command and press enter:

reboot recovery

  • As soon as you hit enter key, your Galaxy Y will enter into Recovery mode.

Method 4: Using Quick Reboot App (Requires ROOT)

Quick Reboot app provides advanced reboot options to boot your Samsung Galaxy Y into recovery mode, download mode, normal reboot, fast reboot, safe mode, and much more.

This method also requires root access on your phone.

  • Download and install the Quick Reboot app from Google Play Store.
  • Launch Quick Reboot app.
  • Tick the ‘I have read and accept the terms’ and click on confirm.
  • To boot into recovery mode, simply click on the Recovery option.
  • Then Tap on Yes to confirm.
  • As soon as you hit Yes, a popup will appear to grant Superuser permissions.
  • So click on Grant option.
  • This will boot your Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery mode.

How to Exit (get out of) Recovery Mode

  • For Android System Recovery: Use Volume Up/ Down keys to highlight the ‘Reboot system now’ option.
  • Then press the Power button to select it.
  • This will restart your phone normally.
  • For CWM/ TWRP recovery: Select the ‘Reboot system now’ option to restart your phone.
I hope that this clears things up on how to enter and exit your Samsung Galaxy Y into Recovery Mode.
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