Recovery Mode on the Google Nexus 6P smartphone is a separate bootable partition of your operating system that you can access to get out of normal mode and recover your device from any number of problems. There are two main types of recoveries that will be available for the Google Nexus 6P device: the custom recovery and the stock recovery.
Every Android device comes out of the box with a stock recovery for you to boot the device into if you need. Any device that is as popular as a Google Nexus device usually is also gets the added bonus of a custom recovery made by third-party developers. These custom recoveries go hand-in-hand with root access and unlocking the bootloader on your Google Nexus 6P smartphone. All three customization’s — unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and getting root access — are the actions to take when one wants to customize a device and get away from the stock Android that’s running on the Nexus handset.
Rooting your Nexus 6P is great if you want to install more apps on the handset like the tasker application for total automation on your Android operating system. A custom recovery is what you want if you want to take a complete backup with the NANDroid backup feature, or if you want to install a custom ROM. Since the Google Nexus 6P handset will be popular, there’s no doubt that third-party developers will develop some great custom ROMs. All that means is that there will be people out there wanting to get access to the custom recovery mode almost as much as the stock recovery mode.
As I said earlier, you can use this guide if you have a custom recovery or a stock recovery installed on your device. You will get access to the recovery mode on Google Nexus 6P handsets in the same way.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Those of you 6P owners who want to apply a wipe data/factory reset from the recovery mode should backup the device first. You do wipe the current stock ROM clean when you wipe, just like you wipe it clean if you factory reset in between flashing custom ROMs.
HOW TO ENTER RECOVERY MODE ON GOOGLE NEXUS 6P
- Hold the Power button in until your smartphones turns completely off.
- Reboot the smartphone holding the Power and Volume Down buttons together.
- Keep holding the Power and Volume Down key combination until the screen changes — this is the fastboot/botloader menu.
- Scroll down the list using the Volume key and highlight the recovery Mode in the menu.
- Confirm you want to enter the recovery mode by pressing the Power button.
- Now your Google Nexus 6P is in the recovery mode ready to recovery the device or install updates.
Those of you who have rooted the Google Nexus 6P handset can install the Quick Boot app from the Google Play Store. As you might already know, the Quick Boot app is a great way to get your device in recovery mode quickly where you can then install a custom ROM with ease. The Quick Boot app is also handy for those who want to get in recovery mode to wipe the data and take a NANDroid backup.