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How to Get and Use Recovery Mode on Android TV

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Android TV Recovery Mode

As an Android TV user, you must be aware of the basic understanding of Recovery Mode. Because there are a lot of useful things to be performed through the Recovery Mode. Some of our technical experts use Recovery Mode to solve software malfunctions that lead to major issues later. You can get Recovery Mode on Android TV using your remote and on TV Box using a Reset button. By visiting this mode, you can explore the technical options like clearing cache, restarting, resetting, and a few more.

This guide helps to educate people who are still looking to get all about Recovery Mode on Android TV. They can find the methods to reach Recovery Mode and make use of this on their TVs in this guide.

Ways to Get Recovery Mode on Android TV

There are different ways that you can use to get the recovery mode. In Android TVs, you can use the kit remote. For Android TV Boxes, you have to use the Reset button on the device.

Recovery Mode on Android TV

1. Make sure your Android TV is turned on and unplug the power cable from the power source.

2. Press the Home and Back buttons at the same time.

Press the Home and back button

3. Plug the power cable back into the power source.

4. Your Android TV will start to boot up and keep pressing the buttons.

5. When you see the Recovery mode appearing on the screen, release the buttons.

How to Put Android TV Box in Recovery Mode

1. On your Android TV box, identify the Reset button and Power button/plug.

2. Power on your device, press and hold the Reset button for about 10 seconds.

Hold the Reset button

3. The Android logo will appear and it will automatically boot into Recovery mode.

How to Use Recovery Mode on Android TV

With the help of the Recovery Mode option, you will get a lot of benefits to use Android TV effectively. For your reference, we’ve provided step-by-step instructions to factory reset and update Android TV through this mode.

How to Factory Reset Android TV in Recovery Mode

1. Go to Recovery Mode and select the Wipe data/factory reset option to reset Android TV.

Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset

2. You will receive a warning saying, “Wipe all user data? This can not be undone !” Select Yes.

Select Yes

3. Now, your Android TV will begin to reset.

4. Once the reset is over, select Reboot system now. Sometimes it will take a while to reboot your Android TV.

Select Reboot System Now - Android TV Recovery Mode

5. The system will reboot and you will be directly taken over to the Android TV setup page.

Now, all the apps that you have installed on your Android TV will be deleted. You can follow the same steps to get the recovery mode on any smart TV like Philips, Sony, TCL, Hisense, Toshiba, and more.

How to Update Android TV Box in Recovery Mode

1. Open the browser on your PC and enter your Android TV Box name along with the model number and also add Firmware at the end. For instance, search for Tanix TX28 Firmware.

2. From the search results, choose the official website.

3. Download the Firmware Zip file on your PC.

4. Connect an SD card or flash drive to your PC and copy the zip file on it.

5. Insert the SD card or flash drive into your Android TV box.

6. Go to the Recovery Mode and click on Apply update from SD card.

Select Apply Update from SD card - Android TV Recovery Mode

7. Select the Firmware file and your Android TV box will flash the new Firmware.

Select the Firmware file

8. It will show the results on the screen.

Shows the results - Android TV Recovery Mode

9. Click on the Reboot system now to reboot your device.

Some Other Usages of Recovery Mode on Android TV

OptionsDescription
System RebootThrough Recovery Mode, you can reboot the system in a forcible way
Wipe cache partitionOn the Recovery Mode section, you can find the Wipe cache partition option to clear cache files on Android TV.
Mount /systemIt helps to view and edit the system partition and access core files that can’t be accessible in normal mode
View recovery logsUsing this option, you can get to know all your past technical activities with your TV in recovery mode
Run graphics testTests the capabilities of the video card used in your Android TV via a set of image pairs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do I put my TCL TV into recovery mode?

    On your TCL TV, find the Reset button on the backside. Get a paperclip and hold the Reset button for 20 seconds to get into recovery mode.

    2. What to do if my Android TV is stuck in recovery mode?

    If your Android TV or TV Box is stuck on the Recovery Mode screen or the recovery mode is not working on your TV, unplug your TV from the power source and keep it idle for 30 minutes. Then, turn it on to fix the issue.

    3. How long does an Android TV factory reset take?

    Depending on the amount of your device data, a factory reset of your Android TV takes 3 to 5 minutes to complete its entire process and get back to normal mode,

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