Almost all the tweaks and settings available for the Android system can be done in recovery mode. So, if you want to optimize and customize your Motorola Moto X4, you must first learn how to enter this recovery mode menu.
Now, with the help of the steps described below, you will be able to know what can be done in recovery mode, when and why you should enter recovery mode and the actions that need to be performed to access the mode of recovery, whether we are talking about built-in or custom recovery.
Now, by default, the Motorola Moto X4 works for stock recovery. This environment works independently of the official Android operating system and can be accessed at any time when necessary. However, recovery mode is hidden by default and can not be accessed with the built-in settings – you must first disconnect the phone and then you will need to apply a special reboot, but we will talk more about these aspects a little later.
Inventory restoration allows you only to perform official tasks – it works with several limitations that restrict full access. For example, in Moto X4, using the default recovery mode menu, you can perform functions such as: Performing hard restore, clearing the application data cache, installing firmware updates and other similar procedures.
If you want to extend access and gain full control over the Android OS running on your device, you must first replace stock recovery with a custom one. In this case, you can perform custom functions such as: root-rights, installing custom modifications, kernels and firmware, Nandroid backup, removing embedded applications, installing applications from other sources, and not just Play Store, overclock or down processor frequency and so on.
The best part is that you can enter the recovery mode in the same way, regardless of whether we are talking about a stock or a custom recovery system. Therefore, no matter what kind of recovery mode for your Motorola Moto X4; you can successfully use the steps of this manual without any problems, so in this regard, it is a universal guide to Motorola Moto X4-compatible recovery operation.
In addition, entering the retrieval mode is a formal process. Therefore, you do not need to use third-party applications or dangerous programs to access the recovery. Therefore, you are not in danger of losing your phone’s warranty and you do not have to worry about anything else – everything will remain safe and secure.
However, if you plan to use custom recovery to perform an informal process, before you start something, you need to back up the Motorola Moto X4. You must store your personal information, information, accounts and records, because during some procedures your data may be destroyed or even destroyed. First of all, you must back up everything that was not from day one: contacts, call logs, EFS folders, IMEI / NVRAM data, calendar data, saved passwords, messages, pictures, videos, audio files, and more archives. Note. Backup can be done quickly if you use embedded cloud storage solutions, sync your files with your Google Account, or download an already tested application to back up and restore from the Play Store.
Before attempting to boot into Motorola Moto X4 restoration mode, you must first check the charge remaining on your smartphone. If the battery status bar shows less than 50% power, you must connect the charger. If you miss this extra step, you can destroy the phone – different problems can lead to serious disruptions to the basic Android system.
How To Enter Recovery Mode On Moto X4
- This is a hardware solution that will use the physical buttons of your device.
- So, start by turning off your Moto X4 – press and hold the power button for a few seconds or press the power key once and select “turn off the power”.
- Now press and hold the volume down button and the power button together.
- Keep these buttons pressed until the device turns on.
- Then use the volume down button and highlight “recovery mode”.
- Press the power button to confirm your selection.
- After that, on your smartphone will appear robot Android with an exclamation mark.
- When you see it, start pressing the power button.
- While holding down the power key, press and release the volume up button.
- Ideally, the recovery mode menu (recovery) should now be displayed on your phone.
- Do not panic if you can not execute at the first attempt; this method may require a little practice.
At this stage, you need a computer. The computer must have Moto X4 drivers installed. You also need to install the Android SDK. Then on the smartphone, press several times (7 or 10 times) on the Build number (the “About phone” menu) until you receive a message “you are a developer”. Finally, in the Developer Parameters (Menu -> Settings), check the field “Debugging via USB”. Now do the following:
- Turn on your smartphone and computer.
- Connect the Moto X4 to the computer using the USB cable.
- On your computer, navigate to the Android SDK folder.
- While in this folder open the command window: press and hold the Shift key, and right-click anywhere on the empty space; then select “open command window”.
- In the cmd window, type “reboot recovery adb” and press Enter.
- Now wait until the recovery mode menu (recovery) appears on the phone.
- When finished, close the cmd window and remove the USB cable.
So, there are 2 methods that you can use at any time on your Motorola Moto X4 to enter the recovery mode menu or in another way – the recovery. In the recovery menu, you can use the volume key to scroll up and down and the power button to confirm the selection (you can reboot back to Android mode by selecting “reboot system now”).