The recovery mode on the Motorola Moto Maxx represents a hidden menu that you can get access to at any time with a button combination on the phone. The hidden menu is often called a separate bootable partition on the Moto Maxx. It’s from inside this partition we call recovery mode that you can recover the device if it’s suffering from bugs or a virus. Instead of trying to solve problems like a technician would, you can just apply a factory reset and be done with the problem.
As you probably know, a factory reset should be the last options to take though, because it restores the Motorola Moto Maxx back to the way it first was when you opened it out of the box. That means all the data, apps, settings, pictures, videos and other data is gone unless you backed up. You can easily take a backup of the device data, take the factory reset and then restore the data later.
While taking a factory reset on the Motorola Moto Maxx is probably the most common reason for entering the mode, it’s not the only reason to enter the mode. People like to reach the recovery mode for applying updates, applying updates from SD card, wiping the cache partition and wiping the data. It’s important to note that you cannot take a backup from a regular stock recovery. You must take that backup from the normal Android operating system on your device from the Settings.
Entering Recovery Mode on Motorola Moto Maxx
- Reboot the Motorola Moto Maxx to bootloader mode.
- Once the device is in bootloader mode, you can navigate/scroll through the menu of options using the Volume keys.
- Highlight the Recovery Mode option from the menu and then press the Power key to confirm you want to enter that mode.
- Do whatever task it is you want to do inside the Recovery Mode.
- Press the ‘Reboot System Now’ option from in the recovery mode to reboot the Moto Maxx back to the normal OS mode after you are done.