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Recovery Mode On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus (Guide)

Does the Recovery Mode sound like a foreign language to you? You think you don’t need it and that your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is working just fine in the standard mode? Think again because, sooner or later, many Samsung users end up asking around about how to boot their smartphones into Recovery Mode to fix different problems.

For your information, the Recovery Mode is an individual boot sequence that all Android devices actually feature. So, it’s not something particular to your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, but it is definitely something that could help your device run better.

The first time you opened your smartphone, it launched in a so-called stock recovery image. That image acts as a connection between the internal system of the phone and you, the user. The Recovery Mode is the one that runs that recovery image.

Once you boot the device into Recovery Mode, you can do a couple of pretty important things such as software updates, hard resets or data backups. Mainly, it’s the Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Data/Factory Reset functions that users want to try in here. If you’re thinking about optimizing your system, though, a TWRP or CWM recovery will most likely be required.

The CWM, just like the TWRP recovery, allows you to gain root access, install custom ROM firmware, remove bloatware, unlock the bootloader, and many other things that the most technical users are aware of.


Regardless of your intentions, the instructions for starting Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S8 are pretty simple:

  1. Turn off the smartphone;
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons together: Power, Home, Volume Up;
  3. Wait until you see the Android System Recovery screen and then release these buttons;
  4. Navigate through options with Volume Down;
  5. Highlight the desired option and initiate it with the Power button.


We just showed you how to boot a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus in Recovery Mode. From now on, it is all pretty much up to you.

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