How To: Boot Motorola Droid X In Recovery Mode

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Got your hands on the new Motorola Droid X and can’t wait to start tinkering with it? One of the most commonly used ways to customize your phone is to install ROMs and mods to it via recovery. While the Droid X doesn’t yet have a custom recovery available, we’re hoping it will change soon. In the meantime, you can easily access the stock recovery and perform the operations available there. In what follows, we will show you how to boot your Motorola Driod X into recovery.

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As many of you would already know, the recovery console is a bootable partition on Android devices that you can use to perform several operations on your device like installing ROMs, wiping data (performing a factory reset), wiping cache etc. To be able to access the recovery, you have to boot your device into it. You can use the following method to boot your Droid X into recovery mode but note that until a custom recovery is available, you will only be able to install official ROMs or updates using it, and wipe data/cache.

Disclaimer: Use the recovery console at your own risk! AddictiveTips will not be responsible in case your any issues that arise due to the operations you perform in recovery.

Here is the step by step guide on booting your Droid X into recovery mode.

  • The first step is to power off your phone.
  • Now hold down the Home button, and then press and hold the Power button, keeping both the buttons held. You should see the Motorola logo show up.
  • After the Motorola logo appears, you must let go of the power button while still keeping the home key pressed till a triangle with an exclamation mark appears.
  • Now release the Home button.
  • Lastly, press the Search button once. Your phone should now land in recovery.
  • There you go! You have successfully entered the recovery mode on your Motorola Droid X. You can play around in the recovery mode using the volume button and select different options using camera button.

There you go! You have successfully entered the recovery mode on your Motorola Droid X. You can play around in the recovery mode using the volume button to move between the options, and you can use the currently selected option using using the camera button. All that remains now is to wait for a custom recovery to appear that lets us do a lot more than the stock recovery and when it does surface, we will be among the first to bring it to you so keep checking back!

[Via DroidLife]

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