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Tip: Load the DROID Bionic Boot Menu for Stock Recovery, SBF Flashing, and More

If you ever need to flash an SBF file for the DROID Bionic or you for some reason need to get into recovery, we wanted to share this trick with you to make the process seamless.  Like almost any other Android device, a simple key combination while the phone is off followed by a quick press of the Power button will get you into the Boot Menu.  As you can see in the picture above, the Boot Menu on the Bionic has a lot of new options as compared to older devices, something we hope one day we will be able to fully explore.

So to get into the Boot Menu, simply do the following:

1.  Power down your device.
2.  Press and hold both the Volume up and down buttons.
3.  Press Power.  Done.

From there, you can use the volume keys to switch between options, including Recovery.

To get into Recovery:

1.  Volume down to highlight “Recovery.”
2.  Press Volume up to select it.
3.  When the Android logo appears, press and release both Volume keys.
4.  You can now apply updates, wipe your phone, etc. in Recovery.

Cheers Todd!

  • Anonymous

    Hey!  I hit this key combination accidentally last night.  My battery had died and I was recharging and trying to get the phone to come back on.  I must have held onto the volume controls while pressing the power button.  I had no idea what I had done so I powered off and started over.  Good article!

  • Barry

    HELP!!!!

    I was trying to install the ROM (i’m a first timer) and now I am currently stuck in SBF Flash mode, can someone please Help

  • Justin

    Now we need the sbf

  • Justin

    This is good news, thx!

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  • Anonymous

    The devs are all over this beast :) Good job guys

  • zoxxo

    Any word on how to get into the reboot menu where you can reboot the phone and clear your cache? I use to reboot and clear my cache daily on my Droid X and I’d like to know how to do it on the Bionic…

  • Droydhead

    So maybe one day we’ll be able to sbf without a computer? Can the sbf file be saved in a separate parition that the boot menu can read?

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  • Anonymous

    FYI – Works on Droid 3 as well. Maybe you already knew that, but just thought I would mention it.

  • Incubuscomplex

    2 replies, two spelling errors. I hate the GD bionic keyboard.

  • Incubuscomplex

    Also, its not sbf anymore. Its fxz, or something of that nature. There are alteady released versions of it to cure soft bricking. Google it.

    • Anonymous

      This guy’s spot on.

  • Incubuscomplex

    The Bionic problem with sound is all around, probably a grounding issue. On the og, try long pressung the mobile option and then select open. I prefered the regular view and double tapping anyway.

  • NF tomuch$

    Does this App have the speaker/crackling like the Netflix app has when you play shows? Basically how is the sound? Ready to cancel my NF Acct. if this app works!  Droid Bionic

  • dude52

    Does anyone know why DL keeps showing up in desktop mode rather than mobile even though I’m viewing it using my Droid OG? I’ve tried clicking the mobile link at the bottom of post pages, but it doesn’t stick.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex read your own screen shot.. “Vol Up Selects, Vol Down Scrolls”

    • Anonymous

      /facepalm.  I seriously just did it too.

  • Anonymous

    Umm I thought you had to press UP to select.. You only press POWER once you are in RECOVERY. Please correct.

    • Anonymous

      Hah type-o.

      • Anonymous

        Oh no worries, I had a hiccup and had to use recovery. Couldnt figure out why it did what it wanted when I hit up.. Then I read the screen.

      • Anonymous

        which is better for you  bionic or galaxy s 2 kellex?

  • fartbubbler

    I’ve just used P3′s awesome Bionic Toolbox to this point.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    Will it boot into the bootstrapped CWM Recovery or into the stock recovery?

    • Jothen2002

      Just what I was wondering…Do I have to download the cvpcs to get into recovery first??

      • Jothen2002

        I mean the cvpcs created bootstrap of course

    • Anonymous

      Stock Recovery, the CWM recovery isnt like the koush one that essentially replaces stock.. Rememb

  • Rashad Gattis

    Nice!

  • Rashad Gattis

    Cool!