Android has many special boot modes that can be useful for various reasons. Today, I’ll be showing you how to boot the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro into what is called Recovery Mode. This could boot you into the stock OnePlus Recovery page or it will take you to your custom recovery if you have already installed TWRP.
On Android, Recovery Mode is usually used for recovering your device from some sort of bootloop issue. There are a few other things that we can do while in the official OnePlus Recovery, but there is more we can do if we have a custom recovery installed. I won’t be detailing the differences here, but you should know the process is the same.
So it doesn’t matter if you have installed TWRP or are still using the stock recovery, this process will be the exact same.
How to Boot the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro into Recovery Mode
- Shut down the OnePlus 7
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time
- Let go of these two buttons after you see the Recovery Mode menu
The stock OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Recovery Mode will give you some basic things to do but I do want to warn you to be careful. If you are not familiar with these options then proceed with caution. You could end up erasing all of the data you have on the smartphone. If you are doing this to fix a bootloop then that’s okay, but watch your step if you are just exploring.
OxygenOS’ stock recovery is touch-compatible (unlike some other devices) so you don’t have to navigate through the menus using the Volume/Power buttons. Once you’re done here, go through the menus and choose the Exit option as that will reboot you back into OxygenOS. If you go into the Advanced menu then you’ll see other reboot options (for Fastboot Mode and Recovery Mode).
Unless you did a factory reset from here, the boot time to take you back into OxygenOS should be as fast as normal.