How to Enter Recovery Mode on Nokia 5

If you want to enter recovery mode on the Nokia 5, this is the tutorial you need. We have explained in a step-by-step guide below on how to do just that. Recovery Mode allows you to do certain tasks that you cannot do while in standard mode. This mode allows you to do graphics test and also allows you to make a backup of you system. You can sideload system files, apps and firmware files directly from the recovery mode or by using ADB. If you do not know how to enter Fastboot mode, you can enter into that mode on the Nokia 6 directly from the recovery as well.

Commonly, on Android smartphones, you can enter recovery mode by pressing and holding a combination of specific buttons at once. But entering the Recovery Mode on Nokia 5 is a bit different. To enter Recovery Mode, your Nokia 5 has to be plugged in with computer through the USB cable. Not very efficient, but this could be done for security purposes.

Nokia 5 - Enter Recovery Mode

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Nokia 5

Currently, there is no custom recovery available for Nokia 5. This is mainly due to the fact that this phone software is mostly locked out. You cannot even unlock bootloader as of yet. And the stock Nokia recovery only has a few functions.


This is how to enter into Recovery Mode on this phone:

Step 1 – Turn OFF your Nokia 5 phone.

Step 2 – Connect your phone with a PC / Mac using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Wait till you see the charging animation on the screen.

Step 4  – Then, press and hold Volume Up + Power buttons on your phone.

Step 5 – You will see a countdown message on the screen saying, “Please release key to power off…“. Ignore the message, keep both the buttons still pressed and let the countdown finish.

Step 6 – Once the countdown finishes, you will finally see the Android Recovery on your Nokia 5. This is the Recovery Mode, as shown in the picture below.

Recovery Mode on Nokia 5

Well! That’s all folks.

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2 Replies to “How to Enter Recovery Mode on Nokia 5”

  1. Can’t get this to work. Recovery mode eventually loads (with no count down). Let go of keys and just reboots as first option. If I let go of the power button first, just turns off. This is really frustrating. No problems with P9 lite.

    1. exactly the same here, I worked around by doing this:

      1. when it’s the time supposed to release both keys, don’t! Only release the volume up key and keep holding the power key

      2. use the volume keys to navigate to another menu item (e.g. apply update from sdcard), then release the power key

      3. now it stays within the recovery mode and you are free to navigate around.

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