How to Flash Firmware Using Recovery Mode

By Vivek

There are several devices that get updates from Google every once in a while. Moreover, not all firmware updates are received by all users because many updates are still not released via OTA. Thus, users will have to download them on their phone of PC (most of the times) and flash it on their respective device.

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Just recently Oppo released a Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for its Find 7 and Find 7s smartphones. Likewise, it was not an OTA (over the air) update. Although it was a stable version, Oppo said that it was not for mass production. Thus, most of the Find 7 and Find 7a users found it pretty confusing to download the update and undergo the process to install it.

How to Flash Firmware Using Recovery Mode

Anyways, this shouldn't be a problem for the GizBot readers anymore, as we have come up with a story that teaches you how to install the update on your phone.

  • First of all, download the firmware and copy it to the root directory of you phone storage.
  • Than make sure you have enough battery left on your phone more than 30% would be better.
  • Turn off the phone.
  • Hold down Power key + Volume down key at the same time, when OPPO logo appears release your fingers, after a few seconds you'll enter recovery mode.
  • Select the Language. (OPPO recovery support touchscreen operation, if your recovery is the early version which doesn't support touchscreen operation you can use Volume up/down keys to navigate and use Power key to confirm).
  • To make a clean install please select "Wipe data and cache", press "Yes" when it's done.
  • Select "Install from sd"
  • Tap the firmware you've downloaded and press "Yes", the updating will finish in a few minutes.
  • When the update is finished tap "Reboot" to finish updating.

It should be noted that Oppo recovery does not support flashing third party ROMs besides ColorOS.

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