How to enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy J1 [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-j1Recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphone represents a separate bootable partition you can boot the device into to effectively recover the device if it’s causing you problems. There are typically three unique ways in which one can recover a device from inside the dedicated recovery mode: by updating, by wiping the cache partition and by factory resetting. Each unique way offers the end user a different means of relief depending on what the problem was and serious the problem was. The most serious cases require a factory reset which also wipes your data in the process. That means you must backup the device before applying the factory reset or else you cannot restore that data. A factory reset is also the most common reason for accessing the recovery mode and is often what people choose to do if they cannot find a simpler solution to a technical problem. Of course, factory resetting isn’t just for people who have problems either. You might want to sell your device or at least give the device to someone else after you are finished with it. If that’s the case, you’ll likely want to factory reset to return the device the way it was out of the box and delete all data so the next user cannot restore any of your personal data.

So. Now that you know more about recovery mode let’s understand how to enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy J1 devices so we can effectively recover our devices.


  1. Start with your Samsung Galaxy J1 device turned off.
  2. Reboot it by holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Wait until you see the Android logo on your devices display.
  4. Release the three buttons.
  5. Hold down the Power button and after a short period of time you should see the recovery mode on your device.

Now, you’re done!

That’s all you need to enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphones. You should find the same method work for other Samsung smartphones too.

Once you are finished using the recovery mode, you should navigate back to the main recovery menu and choose the reboot system now option. By choosing the reboot system now, you are booting the device back into normal mode and out of the recovery partition. Those of you who decided to factory reset will need to set up a new Google account and take control of the device once again. Those of you who wiped the cache partition will still find the same Google account set up and should have no problem using the device as you were before entering the recovery mode. The same goes for those of you who were applying updates. Applying an update does not result in you needing to set up your Google account or device all over again. And one last reminder: make sure you backup your device if you are reading this before entering the recovery mode for applying a factory reset because you will lose your data.

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