Nexus 7: How to Boot Into Recovery Mode

If you’re having issues with your Google Nexus 7 tablet by Asus that a Soft Reset won’t fix, then you may need to boot into Recovery Mode to hard reset the device.

Here are the steps to boot to Recovery Mode on your Nexus 7 tablet:

1. Turn off the device if it is turned on, and connect it via USB cable to your computer
2. Press and hold the Volume UpVolume Down, and the Power Button at the same time for about three to four seconds to turn the device on, if done correctly you’ll see an Android lying on its back (this may prompt a driver installation on your computer, so let that driver install before you proceed if so)
3. Use the volume buttons to navigate to the Recovery Mode option, and press the Power Button to confirm your choice
4. The device will restart, and after a few minutes the device should boot to a screen showing an Android with a red triangle, press and hold the Power Button and Volume Up on this screen
5. If you’re trying to wipe the device for a Hard Reset, then use the volume buttons to navigate to Wipe Data / Factory Reset and press the Power Button to confirm your choice
6. Use the volume buttons to navigate to Yes and press the Power Button to confirm your choice

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  1. izwar indra says

    i have tried to do it but in the end (after 3rd steps) it says “no command”
    what should I do? my Nexus 7 just keep on showing google logo.

    • tiger says

      That is OK and now go to step 4.
      press and hold POWER button and just press VOLUME UP button
      and you will get blue menu on top of the screen.

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