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Six Android System Modes

-- Monday, November 25, 2013
Android OS has become one of the most popular systems applied in smartphone, making Android devices getting more and more prevalent among the public. Like Windows Mobile and Symbian OS, Android system also has several modes, including normal mode, safe mode, recovery mode, bootloader mode, fastboot mode and diagnostic mode. Now, we are going to introduce these six Android system modes for you one by one.

Six Android System Modes

Six Android System Models

Normal Mode: Also called Normal Startup Mode, it is generally used to activate the Android phone. Press "Power" button to start the device when it is off.
Safe Mode: Similar to Normal mode, safe mode is to start up your Android but without Google registration, and you can't access Market or use Google account. Hold on "Menu" key and press "Power" to turn the phone on.
Recovery Mode: You can open shell command line, refresh flash image and back up system files in Recovery mode with a proper recovery image version. Hold on "Home" and "Power" button simultaneously so the device will enter recovery mode.
Bootloader Mode: It is used to install new system image (DREAIMG.NBH) from your SD card just with one click on "Power" button. Besides, you need to enter Bootloader mode first if you try to get root access to your Android phone. Simply press "Camera" and "Power" buttons together so you can enter bootloader mode.
Fastboot Mode: Fastboot mode is used to refresh image files on the computer. Keep tap on "Back" key and press "Power" until "FastBoot" shows up on the Android device.
Diagnostic Mode: This mode is to test Android's app functions for you. With Trackball center button and "Power", you can enter Diagnostic mode successfully.

So, these are the six android system modes. If you want to know more detailed Android information, refer to our articles here.

Ivy Bruce

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