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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 imagesimages, like ClockworkMod, with advance features including selective backup and restore, mounting partitions usually only accessible after the Android OS is running, and rooting.
[* icon_note] Some phones are supported by third party recovery imagesimages, like ClockworkMod, 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.