How to Enter Recovery Mode on HTC One

We have seen in a previous article about what a hard reset is and how to hard reset / factory reset your HTC One. We now carry on with another useful piece of information for you to use when trying to enter a Recovery Mode on your HTC One. In this article we will see what a Recovery Mode is and how you can enter a Recovery Mode on your HTC using the hardware buttons or the quick boot (reboot) app.

Do note that by using recovery mode you can also learn how to hard reset your HTC One.

What is Recovery Mode

A Stock Recovery is a partition that can be bootable on your Android in order to perform different tasks like installing different updates or factory reset your handset. On the other hand, using a Custom Recovery however, you can do a lot more like Wipe Data, Factory Reset, System Format or installing different apps. Mind that the Stock Recovery comes pre-installed and does not support a touchscreen mechanism. To be able to navigate between options when using Recovery Mode, you will have to use the Power and the Volume Buttons.

There are several ways to enter Recovery Mode on your HTC One. The most common used would be to enter Recovery Mode by using the buttons of your hardware, along with another method like Quick Boot (Reboot) App, which is the easiest way possible.

Let`s see what they can do and how handy they are to you.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Your HTC One Using the Hardware Buttons

Step 1. Disable the Fastboot option on your HTC One by going to Settings>Battery>Uncheck the Fastboot key at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2. Turn off your device and wait a couple of seconds until the process is complete.
Step 3. Next, press at the same time and hold the Volume Down key, then press the Power button to turn on your HTC One. Release the button but still keep on holding the Volume button. This way, your device will be boot into the bootloader mode, which is practically the same thing as entering Recovery Mode.
Step 4. You will then enter on the Recovery Mode after a boot option will appear on the screen. There are multiple choices to choose from, by pressing the Volume Down to navigate to Recovery.
Step 4. Press the Power Button and then boot into Recovery Mode.
Step 5. Inside Recovery Mode, use Volume Up and Down between options to select one.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Your HTC One Using Quick Boot (Reboot) App

Perhaps you might be wondering, but there is actually an app that can help you reboot your phone into the Recovery Mode, being the easiest method we have discussed so far.

Bear in mind that this method will not work if you don’t have a root access on your HTC One. Let`s see how to enter Recovery Mode with the Quick Boot (Reboot) App.

Step 1. Install the Quick Boot (Reboot) app by accessing your Play Store on your HTC One smartphone.
Step 2. Once you have downloaded the app, open it and allow Root Access.
Step 3. Now, there is a list of options to choose from; select Recovery and that will boot your device into Recovery Mode.

That`s it folks, you now have access to Recovery Mode on your HTC One. In case you found this article useful, don’t forget to write and tell us what you feel about proceeding with the process. Should you encounter any problems when carrying out the aforementioned methods on how to enter Recovery Mode on your HTC One, don’t forget to share them with us. Cheers!

  • sean

    Hi, I am trying to get the picture files off the HTC ONE which won’t power on and boot all the way. I can bring up the diagnostic screen that displays all the boot options, but when I try to boot in a particular mode, the phone shuts down after the initial screen comes up and begins charging with the amber light blinking indicating very low battery when that may be not the case as its on the charger and the phone can stay on the diagnostic screen indefinitely. Is there a way to access the files in on board memory through recovery mode without having to boot up the whole o/s? Thanks.

  • Thanks for the article. Just what I was looking for! :)