The Nokia X6 smartphone is blessed with the latest Android 8.1 operating system. Out of the box, it has Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo processor with Adreno 509 graphics unit and backed with 6 GB RAM. All that ensures that the user gets a fascinating experience. There are some modes that a user must aware of. In this tutorial, we will learn how to enter/boot into the recovery mode on the Nokia X6 through different methods. There are different methods to access this mode.
The recovery mode is one of the most essential parts of the Android OS. Thus, you must aware of yourself about it. This can help you a lot in carrying out particular tasks. Essentially, it helps to perform some maintenance related tasks. Through the recovery mode, we can easily perform resets, update the firmware, flash custom operating system, and so on. Thus, it becomes important to understand this mode and know about all its functions. This guide shall help you with that.
We will discuss different methods to access the recovery mode on the Nokia X6. To make you familiar with this mode, we will discuss some of its features. For extended privileges, a custom recovery like TWRP is highly recommended. No matter, whether you’re on a stock recovery or custom one, the procedure remains the same to access it. Once you master this method, you’ll be able to access the recovery mode on your phone anytime you want. The procedure to boot into the recovery mode on the Nokia X6 doesn’t require many efforts.
There is a particular pattern that you have to follow. Additionally, there are other methods to access the recovery mode on the Nokia X6. But they require some preparation. Therefore, depending on your situation, you can go for the appropriate method. The native method includes the use of the buttons and a USB charger or USB cable connected to the computer. Now let’s explore these different methods and boot into the recovery mode on Nokia X6.
Enter Nokia X6 Recovery Mode
1. Through the buttons
This method includes a certain pattern that the user has to follow. In order to work this method, you required to connect it to the USB charger or your computer.
This is the most common method that is usually followed. It requires no further efforts. Almost all Android smartphones have such a pattern that helps to access the recovery mode. To get started with it, you need to arrange a USB charger or computer, laptop/desktop.
Follow the below instructions to boot into the recovery mode on a Nokia X6 smartphone:
- Turn OFF the phone.
- Now, connect it to the USB Charger or computer through a USB cable.
- Wait till the battery charging sign appears on the screen.
- Now, press and hold Power and Volume Up buttons.
- Release the Power button while holding the Volume Up button when your phone vibrates.
- When Android Robot image appears, release the Volume Up button.
- To enter into the recovery mode, press and hold the Power button and just click the Volume Up button once.
- You should enter the recovery mode now. Release the Power button.
The recovery mode looks like below:
Features of Recovery mode
The very first option lets you exit this mode. To exit the recovery mode, just select the Reboot system now and select it using the Power button.
The next three options help to update the firmware. Whenever Nokia or any other manufacturer releases the update, the phone downloads the update. Then it goes into the recovery mode and flashes the update using the feature.
Or you can manually flash the update file. Just download the update package and flash it using this feature. Also, these are used to flash custom firmware and custom ROMs. If you’re about to switch to a third party ROM, then use these options.
The wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition are maintenance oriented options. Use them to clear your phone. Moreover, you get a backup option to create a complete backup of your phone.
This information should be enough to get started with this mode. The recovery mode can wipe your phone instantly, so you shouldn’t use it unknowingly.
Now, let’s move to other methods.
2. Through ADB commands
In order to work with this method, there are some prerequisites to be fulfilled. Basically, this method is famous among Android developers. It is rarely used by ordinary users like us.
It helps a lot when any of the physical buttons don’t work or malfunctioned. Using the ADB tool, the Android Debugging tool, we can access different Android modes.
To use this method, you need a Windows-based computer (laptop/desktop). You don’t have to set up the ADB tools on your computer. To reduce your efforts to minimal, we have a minimal version of the ADB tool.
You just need to make sure to install the USB Drivers of your Nokia X6. You can download them from the official website or most probably they come along with the device. Just connect your phone to the PC, it will automatically install the USB Drivers of your phone.
Now, follow the below instructions to boot into the recovery mode on Nokia X6 using the ADB commands.
- Get minimal ADB Tool package from →here. Extract the content of this file on your computer. Then locate the file named Run Me.bat and run this file. It will open a command prompt window like this:
- Now, connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
- Type the following command on the command prompt:
- adb reboot recovery
- Your phone will reboot and boot into the recovery mode.
This way you can enter into the recovery mode when physical buttons are malfunctioning. You don’t have to use any button in this method.
The next method requires root access.
3. Through Quick Reboot application
For root users, things are a bit easier. If you’ve rooted your phone already, then you can do a lot with. There are countless useful applications developed specifically for root users.
The Quick Reboot is one of them. This application extends the reboot menu and provides additional options to switch between different modes. Not only it serves options to enter recovery mode, but the user also gets options like Bootloader, Fastboot and a few more.
The Quick Reboot app is available on Google Play store and it doesn’t cost anything.
Using this application, you can extend the reboot option. That makes it more useful.
That ends our tutorial here, and we hope that our readers would find it useful. If it helps you, please share your thoughts and comments in the comment section. That’s all about the recovery mode and how to access it on Nokia X6.