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How To Enter Recovery Mode On Sony Xperia Z

If you owned Sony Xperia Z phone and want to factory reset the phone and enter recovery mode then learn here how to enter recovery mode on sony xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z has is an android based phone that has all the novelties that you want from a Sony handset. This full HD smart phone has been engineered to precision and is very durable for the money that it is worth. Razor sharp video and image quality give this phone a certain edge in the market from its counterparts. However, if you are a proud owner of this phone and wondering how to enter recovery mode on Sony Xperia Z so that you can factory reset your phone then this tutorial will help you with a step by step process.

With the help of this tutorial, you would be able to use many other interesting features that may not be available on the default version of Android operating system. You can also gain access to the off the record operations like overclocking your CPU, installation of custom Kernel, removal of bloatware and lots more. However, all of this is possible only when you enter the recovery mode. As a matter of fact, you can also use this operation when you are looking to hard reset your Sony Xperia Z.

While the steps below are very easy to understand and can be performed by anyone, yet they must only be tried on Xperia Z only for the safety of the handset. Also be sure to follow each and every step carefully and do not skip any step in between.

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Entering the recovery mode by using Hardware Buttons

This is a recommended method when you want to hard reset your phone. However, this method cannot be used if your hardware keys are broken or damaged. While there is also another method, this one is highly suggested.

  • Power off your Sony Xperia Z

  • Switch the handset on and when the LED notification light of the device turns pink, you need to press the volume key button (either up or down) continuously for a couple of times.

  • This step will make your device boot in the recovery mode

  • Once the recovery mode is on, you need to scroll down to the bottom of the screen by using the volume control buttons and select ‘recovery’ by pressing the Volume Up.

  • Once this option is selected, the menu for recovery mode will be displayed on the screen of your handset

  • The final step is to choose ‘Reboot system now’

Entering the Recovery Mode by using Android Debug Bridge or ADB

ADB is a common method that is used for sending terminal commands via PC command line to an Android handset. So if in case your hardware buttons are not working properly then you can use this method as an alternative to switch to recovery mode.

  • Download ADB file from the internet and extract its contents into a separate folder in your PC

  • When switching recovery mode on via ADB, don’t forget to turn on the developer options by accessing phone settings >> Choose About Phone >> Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap “Build Number” 7 times in a row. You should enable the option of USB debugging.

  • Use the original cable to connect your phone to your PC and click OK when the pop up screen appears which is requesting permission to “allow USB debugging”.

  • Go back to the folder where the files were extracted and click open “Boot Into Recovery Mode.bat” file for your handset to reboot into recovery mode.

Now your handset has been switched into recovery mode using the ADB method.

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