In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to boot The Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro into recovery mode as well as how to boot out of recovery mode.
This guide works for both the Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro so the process will be the same no matter which version of the device you have.
What is Recovery Mode?
For those who are not aware, the recovery mode on android is there to try and recover the android operating system. Recovery mode is mainly used when something bad happens like file system corruption or installing an incompatible root mod or even just an over-the-air update messing up the operating system install.
How to boot Google Pixel 6 in and out of recovery mode?
Power of the device completely by long-press the power button.
Once you power off the device, wait a few seconds to make sure that the device is completely powered off.
Press and hold both the power button and the volume down button at the same time for a few seconds to boot your device into the Fastboot mode.
Release the power and volume down button when you see the phone boots up into Fastboot mode.
In Fastboot mode, press the volume up or volume down button to change the highlighted option at the top. By default, the “Start” option is highlighted but you can change that option with the help of the Volume up and down button.
You can find there are a number of options for us to choose from.
Press either the volume up or the volume down button until you see the recovery mode option is highlighted.
Press the power button when the Recovery Mode option is highlighted to select that option.
Your device will reboot and then it’s going to boot up into the little android figure screen that says no command. This is not recovery mode; this is kind of like a splash screen for recovery mode.
Press the power button and shortly after that press the volume up button to bypass that screen. Release both the button shortly after pressing them.
If you press the button combination timely then it will go past that splash screen. If you press the button combination and nothing will happen then press the button combination again until you see that the splash screen will be bypassed.
Once you bypass that splash screen, you will go into the Android recovery mode on your Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.
In the recovery mode, you will see several options which you can use to perform different actions on your device.
In this guide, we will not explain each of these options as this guide is about how to boot into and how to boot out of Android recovery mode in Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.
If users want to access these features, then they need to boot into the recovery mode.
Also, a lot of people are going to be booting into recovery mode by accident and they may not know how to exit the recovery mode.
There are many options in the recovery mode and if you just want to leave recovery mode and boot back into android. Then make sure the “Reboot system now” option is highlighted. You can’t use the touch screen in recovery mode. To select an option, use the volume up and volume down buttons.
Press the power button to select the option that is highlighted which is in this case “Reboot system now”.
So, with the reboot system now highlighted, press the power button, and then it is going to power off the Google Pixel 6.
Then you will see that your device is going to start booting back up in the Android operating system.
With the device booting back into Android, you can unlock the phone like normal and access android like normal.
This you how to exit from the recovery mode in Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 pro.
If you are not going to be accessing android after you select the reboot system now option, then it is likely because your device is currently in a boot loop.
To bypass the boot loop, you are going to need to do something like a factory data reset in order to recover the android operating system to an operational state or form.
But if you are able to boot back into android which you should, as long as you have not again installed an incompatible root mod or as long as there’s no file system corruption then you’re going to be able to boot right back into android.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.