Some of the individuals who use Samsung Galaxy devices tend to root or install custom ROM on their devices. By rooting the devices, they expect to perform various advanced tasks through their devices. Devices that are rooted or installed with a custom ROM often display ‘kernel is not seandorid enforcing‘ or “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error. Also, some users come across a message that says “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”. ‘Set Warranty Bit: recovery’/’Set Warranty Bit: kernel‘ is another such message some users may come across. Luckily, all those errors are absolutely resolvable. In this article, we expose how to overcome “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error and get your device working.
“Recovery is not seandroid enforcing” explained
The issue “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” can occur due to a couple of reasons. It might be due to the installation of the wrong CWM/TWRP recovery. Also, it can be due to the installation of the wrong custom ROM. If not, the same issue can occur if you root the phone with an incompatible file with existing firmware.
1. How to solve “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” with a single click
One of the most effective tools to fix “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” issue is Fonelab – Broken Android Data Extraction. In fact, Fonelab is a really powerful tool that can extract data from any broken or bricked Android device & recover data from Samsung Galaxy S6 black screen. Fixing the Android devices that are completely stuck or broken is yet another handy function of this respective software. Fonelab can easily bring Android devices to normal mode without much effort. More importantly, this special software doesn’t affect the data already stored on your device when fixing it. Thanks to the user-friendly interface of this software, users can fix “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” & ‘firmware encountered an issue‘ very conveniently.
Now, let’s take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to fix “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” issue.
01. As the obvious first step, you should download Fonelab on a computer that has a Windows operating system. Then, get the software installed using the easy onscreen instructions.
02. At the completion of the installation, you should connect your faulty Samsung device to the PC. It is recommended to use the original USB cable in order to avoid interruptions. However, before you do that, you should get it into the download mode. To do that, you can power off the device and press Home, Power and Volume (-) buttons simultaneously.
However, if it doesn’t work, you can remove the battery of the phone and wait for a couple of minutes. Then, you should press and hold Power, Home, and Volume (-) buttons simultaneously to get the download mode activated.
03. Now, launch the program and choose the option called “Broken Android Data Extraction”. Click on the button labeled “Start” located in the right-hand side column to get the phone restored.
04. Now, you will have to select the option “Stuck in Download Mode” in the next screen.
05. You can now click “Next” to initiate the process. The program will now start to fix the device. At the completion of the process, you will see that the device is rebooting. Once the phone is rebooted, you can see that “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” is resolved.
If you are still interested in rooting the device or flashing a custom ROM, you can start it.
2. Perform a factory reset to resolve “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”
Performing a factory reset is yet another method you can try to resolve this issue. As the second method, let’s learn how to perform a factory reset on your device.
01. First, you should switch off the smartphone to begin the process.
02. Then, press and hold Volume (+), Power and Home Buttons simultaneously to get the device into recovery mode.
03. Now that the phone is in the recovery mode, you can navigate through the options using Volume buttons. If you have opted into a TWRP custom recovery, you can go to Wipe data/factory reset option.
But, there is a common problem with this method. Many users say that they cannot boot the phone into recovery mode. That is due to the error message “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”. In that case, you must use the first method or the third method in this article.
3. Flash a Stock ROM to resolve “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” with the help of Odin
If you are an Android device user, Odin is an exceptionally handy tool you should have. Many people believe that Odin is an unintentionally leaked tool. Regardless of the way it is released, Odin can help Android users in many ways. Odin can easily flash Firmware, handle recoveries, perform bootloaders and do various other tasks on Samsung Galaxy devices. Well, this section of our article is dedicated to showing the way of flashing a stock ROM using Odin.
Flashing a Samsung Stock or Official ROM using Odin
You should understand that all the data stored in your internal memory will be gone after flashing a ROM. So, if you have important data in your smartphone, you better create a backup before flashing. You can keep this backup on a separate computer until you restore it at the completion of the process.
01. Download the tool Odin and the correct stock ROM you need to flash. You can use the model number of the device and search for a suitable custom ROM. The ROM file you download will appear with a file extension .tar, .md5, etc. Those who don’t know the model of their phone can find it in the “About Device” option.
On your computer, there must be a Samsung USB driver to complete the process. If it doesn’t have the driver, you should download it on your computer through Samsung.com.
02. Now, you should get your Samsung device into the download mode. To enter the download mode, you can follow the following steps.
- Switch off the Samsung phone
- Press and hold the Home button, Power button and Volume (-) button simultaneously.
- As you feel your phone vibrates, you should release the Power button ONLY. Hold the other two buttons as you were.
- Now, you will see a warning message. You should now press the Volume (+) button and select Download Mode. You will be able to see the Android logo now.
- Fix Odin Modein a Samsung Phone if necessary.
03. Get your Samsung smartphone connected to the computer using an original USB cable. Then, launch the Odin tool on the same computer and wait for it to detect the device successfully. Once the phone is detected by the software, you can see the message “Added”. That is in the Log section. If not, you can see it from the light-blue box located in the ID: COM section.
Now, on Odin, you should select PDA or AP and select the ROM you have already downloaded. Then, you should click on the “Start” button at the bottom. Now, the software will begin the process of flashing. The progress of the flashing will be displayed on the Log.
If everything goes perfectly, you can see that your Samsung device reboots with a “Pass” notification on Odin interface. Then, you can disconnect the device from the computer.
However, if the flash is failed, you can consider using some of the methods below and do the flashing.
- Download the firmware once again and make sure that you download a compatible ROM this time.
- Make sure that your device driver is updated to the latest version.
- Grant Administrator privilege to Odin.
- Use a different cable and a USB port.
- Restart your computer to see if it works.
One of these methods must do the trick and get your device back into operation.
Before installing a custom ROM or rooting, you should make sure if you really need to do so. Because rooting makes your device vulnerable to various external threats. Any untrusted software can be installed on your Android after rooting it. Also, it is highly recommended that you do the rooting process with the assistance of a professional. If you are not sure of what you are doing with your Android device, do some research first. Otherwise, you will end up ruining your device. That said, we hope that this article helped you how to resolve “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” issue.