Here is the complete guides to enter to recovery mode on Google Pixel 2 XL. You will find the three available methods for entering the recovery mode on your Google Pixel 2 XL, all of them work, choose the method you think is the simplest for you.
What is recovery mode?
With recovery mode then you can recover your device. With recovery mode you can update your device firmware version, make backup for its system, or clear app data cache or make a hard reset.
Google Pixel 2 comes with recovery mode. But the mode is hidden by default, to access the mode you need to go to a dedicated reboot sequence.
Also read on how to enter recovery mode on Google Pixel 2.
How to enter recovery mode on Google Pixel 2 XL
These are the available methods to enter to the recovery mode on Google Pixel 2 XL you can choose.
- Using hardware buttons.
- Using ADB on Windows.
- Using ADB on Mac OS x.
Well let’s we see and learn the methods one by one. You are pleased to use any method you regard is fit for you.
Remember. Remember that all the method work only for entering recovery mode on Google Pixel 2 XL.
Method 1. Using Hardware buttons to enter recovery mode on Google Pixel XL
Step 1. Now power off your Google Pixel 2 XL.
Step 2. Then press and hold Volume Down + Power button for a few seconds.
Step 3. You will then see Fastboot menu popup. On this menu, use Volume Down or Up to scroll down to Recovery then choose it using Home button.
Well done my friends, it takes only Volume Down and Power buttons to enter to the Recovery Mode so next time you want to enter to the mode just simply use the two physical buttons.
Method 2. Enter Recovery Mode using ADB on Windows
Step 1. Be sure you have installed USB Drivers / ADB Drivers on Google Pixel 2 XL and your ADB is configured on your PC.
Step 2. Now connect your Google Pixel 2 XL to your computer using the USB cable and install adb drivers if it’s required.
Step 3. Go to the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and then open Command Prompt (Shift + Right click anywhere within the folder -> Open Command Prompt).
Step 4. Now type the command then hit enter.
adb reboot recovery
Step 5. Your device will power off then boot into the Recovery Mode. You will see Android in distress logo, just do step 3 from method 1. If you succeed then your device will be booted in the recovery mode.
Method 3. Enter Recovery Mode using ADB on Mac OS X
Step 1. Be sure that ADB drivers / USB drivers is installed for Google Pixel 2 XL is installed on your computer.
Step 2. Now plug your Google Pixel 2 XL to your Mac OS computer using a USB data cable.
Step 3. Open the Terminal app on your Mac then type the command below then enter.
/<PATH>/android-sdk-macosx/platform-tools/adb reboot recovery
NOTE. <path> must be the location of your Android SDK. If android-sdk-macosx is in your main user folder, then skip the /<PATH>/ part from the line given above.
Step 4. Your Google Pixel 2 XL will power off, then boot into the Recovery Mode. You will see Android in distress logo, just do the step 3 from method 1. If you succeed then your device will be booted into the recovery mode.
That’s the entire methods to enter to recovery mode on Google Pixel 2 XL for you to follow. If you have any questions regarding the method then you are welcomed to reveal your questions to me now.