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[title] Recovery is your friend
[* black] The OEM recovery partition is usually a rudimentary mini-OS which allows loading updates, wiping the cache partition, and performing a factory reset to a phone that cannot boot properly (e.g. in an endless bootloop, never reaching an unlock screen).
[* icon_note] Some phones are supported by third party recovery images with advance features including selective backup and restore, mounting partitions usually only accessible after the Android OS is running, and rooting.
[* icon_note] Rooting is a powerful tool that enables some features and access to the operating system while it is running.
[* icon_caution] Rooting suppresses built-in security protection of the operating system, and should only be done if you have full understanding of the risks.