How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy Note 5 – Mac and Windows

Sep 15, 2015
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If you want to enter Samsung Galaxy Note 5 recovery mode, it is very easy and simple to do so. You can access various settings like resetting your Galaxy Note 5 to factory settings, wiping cache or installing software updates, among several other things. Here is how to enter into Recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy Note 5, no matter what the variant.

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Enter Recovery mode using Note 5 keys:

  1. Switch your Galaxy Note 5 off.
  2. Press and hold PowerVolume Up and Home keys.

You will see the Recovery mode screen after a few seconds. Use Power keys to select and Volume keys to scroll through the options.

Galaxy Note 5 Recovery mode on Windows:

Making sure you have USB / ADB drivers installed and ADB configured on your PC, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to your computer using USB cable.
  2. Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and using Shift Right-click, open the Command prompt.
  3. Type the following command and press Enter.
    1. adb reboot recovery

Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will now turn off and boot into Recovery mode. Navigate and select with Volume and Power keys, respectively.

Galaxy Note 5 Recovery mode on Mac OS X:

After installing USB drivers / ADB drivers and configuring ADB on your Mac, proceed to the following steps:

  1. Connect your Note 5 to your Mac using a USB cable.
  2. Open Terminal and enter the following command. Replace <PATH> with the location of Android SDK. Skip it if it's android-sdk-macosx:
    1. /<PATH>/android-sdk-macosx/platform-tools/adb reboot recovery and press Enter.

Your Note 5 will now reboot into Recovery mode.

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