Summary – Many Android users are facing the problem “No Command” error in Recovery Mode on their Android devices.

Since, I have found that this discussion has become one of the hot topics in many forums & community websites, I have decided to help those users by writing this helpful blog on how to fix “No Command” Error In Recovery Mode on Android.

I will show how you can bypass this screen and when you successfully bypass through this screen you will then see the normal Android Recovery Menu for which you are looking for. This fix will work for any Android Phones and Tablets.

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What Is Android No Command Screen?

The Android No Command is very troublesome screen that sometimes gets displayed when you try to reset Android device.

Sometimes when you boot into recovery mode you may see the Resting Android Robot (icon) with its back or Exclamation Point in triangle saying “No command“.

In most of the cases when users try to reset their phone they have no problems, but in sometimes every now and then some users encounter with the Android No Command screen on their devices.

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It could be confusing as if you have ever reset any Android phone, its normally straight forward until you see this no command screen.

This screen does not inform anything and simply says No command. It could be either that it wasn’t you to perform the correct thing to proceed but it can be confusing as it does not say anything to you for what to do or it may be protecting screen to make sure that you do not mistakenly enter into the mode and erase your device or do something and lose data that you would regret later.

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Reason Behind Android No Command Screen Error

You may get No command screen when Super Users Access has been denied or cancelled during the installation process of app store (Google Apps Installer widget), OS software update or when you try to reset your smartphone.

In any of the cases you have to enter Android Recovery Mode and manually finish the process.

Tips: You must take out your memory card and in some cases your SIM card as well, from your phone before you perform the process.

The Process Applies To You When You Encounter Any of The Following:

  • “No Command” Screen/Message
  • Exclamation Point in Triangle or Dead Android Robot (icon)
  • Phone not Rebooting/Restarting During Update

When you see the resting robot or an exclamation point in triangle then you are in the Recovery Mode and you have to follow below mentioned steps to bring up the usual Recovery Menu.

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NOTE: Before you start the steps, disconnect any connected device from your phone such as USB cable, charger, OTG cable, etc. And also make sure that your phone battery is charged at least 80%.

What happens in recovery mode on Android?

Well in Android, recovery mode refers to dedicated and bootable partition which consists of recovery console installed. After few keys are pressed all at a time will boot your phone in recovery state.

Here you can easily get some tools to help to fix the installation along with installation of official OS updates.

How do you reboot an Android phone?

When you think to reboot your Android device then you have to follow the below steps which can help to do hard reset of your device. Follow the steps:

  • First, switch off your device
  • Now hold the power button and Volume down button altogether until you receive the option of bootloader
  • Now in bootloader menu, use the volume up or down buttons to select different options and use power button to enter or select
  • Here select ‘Recovery Mode
  • Now you can see the words ‘no command’ in black screen
  • You have to press and hold the power button. Now press and release the volume up button but continue to hold power button
  • After this, you can see a list with option of Wipe data/ factory reset

Here as soon as you select factory reset option, you will get a warn that your data will get erased. Still if you want to continue then select Yes and Android device will be restored to factory state.

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Steps To Bypass the “No Command” Screen To Enter Into Recovery Mode Android

In order to bypass the NO command screen and to enter into Recovery Mode, you will have to follow the below mentioned steps.

Step 1: When you see the No Command screen you have to do the following. Also note that you have to try different button combination and find out the correct combination for your device.

  • Press Power, Volume Down, Volume UP, Home Button to bring up the Menu. If it does not work then follow different button combination below.
  • Press Volume Up and Down simultaneously
  • Press Power and Volume Down
  • Press Power and Volume Up
  • Press Power + Down Volume and Home Button
  • Press Power + Volume Up and Home Button

You get the idea try different button combinations until you find the correct one.

You have to try the different button combination until and unless you find the right one as it different for every device and bring up the Recovery Menu.

Step 2: Once you find the right button combination and when Recovery Menu comes up and you can go ahead and select Wipe Factory Reset or Wipe Cache Partition as you might have wanted to do so in recovery.


Step 3: Once the process completes, you can then proceed further and reboot your phone. You can see the “Reboot System Now” highlighted in blue. Just press Volume Up and tap to select it.

That’s it! Hopefully, now you will not encounter such problem and you can use your Android device as usual.

The above solution can be performed to fix no command problem in recovery mode on any Android phones and tablets such as Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 4, Micromax A106, Micromax unite 2,  Droid Turbo 2, Alcatel, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Panasonic, Xiaomi and more. The above steps can also be applied  when your android device display or pop-up “hard reset no command” error message.

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Android Data Recovery: To Restore Any Lost Data After Fixing No Command Error On Android

However, there are cases where users lose their data from their Android phones/tablets after solving  no command error in recovery mode. But you do not need to worry about it anymore. Just after no command error fix, immediately apply Android Data Recovery software to retrieve lost/missing data.

So, in case if you have lost any of your data stored in internal memory of the device while performing the above process then you can instantly apply Android Data Recovery Software to restore data that got deleted/erased/lost while fixing No Command screen. It will help you to retrieve photos, videos, contacts, call history, call recordings, text messages, whatsapp data and other files.

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Steps to Recover Lost Data After Fixing No Command Error On Android

Step 1: Connect Your Android device

First install Android Data Recovery on your computer and run it. Connect your android device and select 'Recover' among all the options. You can take help of a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.

Note: Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.

Step 2: Choose file types to Scan

After establishing connection between your phone and computer, this tool will show all the data types it supports to restore.

In this window you will see that all the file types are checked by default. Choose the type of data that you'd like to restore. And after it click 'Next' to continue the data recovery process.

Step 3: Scan your device to find the lost data on it

There are two scanning modes are available first is “Scan for deleted files” and the second one is “Scan for all files”. Read the given description below the both options and select one from 'Scan for deleted files' and 'Scan for all files' according to your requirement.

And then click on 'Next' to initiate the analyzing and scanning your device.

After that, this android data recovery tool will scan the Android phone completely to restore deleted data. This process will take a few minutes. Just be patient.

Step 4: Preview and recover deleted data on Android devices

After the completion of the scanning process, you can preview the recoverable files one by one. Check the items that you want back and click on 'Recover' to save them all on your computer.


I hope that by following the above steps had helped you to solve your Android screen saying “No Command” issue. Personally, I have encountered this problem many times and I use the above techniques to fix it every time.

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[Solved] “No Command” Error In Recovery Mode On Android