Unable To Access Recovery Mode -- Huawei Ascend 5W

Wanted clear casche partition for power drain issue.

Holding volume down and then pwr button. Phone restarts rather than going to boot menu.

Has anybody else had this issue or tied yet? Thanks.

Welcome to EMUI. Try power on and volume up simultaneously.

PSA … Republic Wireless provides the methods of implementing (updated to include the new 3.0 phones)

Clearing the Cache

Factory Reset

Factory Reset is indeed updated for the Huawei Ascend 5W. Clearing the Cache does not yet seem to be, though the means of getting to recovery on the Ascend is the same whether wiping the cache partition or factory resetting the phone.

rolandh wrote:

Try power on and volume up simultaneously.

Tried that before thread and it didn’t help but finally got to EMUI rendition of Android’s boot menu. Don’t know if it was up or down volume.

@rolandh ,

Volume up versus down the official way?

I don’t know about official but Power On and Volume Up is the consensus of opinion according to Google and effective for me. As my friend and fellow Community Ambassador @jben correctly points out; it is the method documented by Republic for Factory Reset from recovery. Though Clearing the Cache is not yet updated both options are available once one has reached recovery.

For those who may want to clear your phones cache the menu option in available by using a portion of the method below.

Huawei Phone:
The following info refers to the Huawei Ascend 5W phone only.

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Unplug any USB or power cables from the phone.
  3. Press and hold both the VOL UP and POWER buttons at the same time until the Huawei logo appears.
  4. Tap Wipe data/factory reset.
  5. Tap **Wipe data/factory reset **again.
  6. Once formatting is complete, tap Reboot system now.
  7. Your phone will reboot normally.
    Note: If you had a screen lock set up (pin, pattern or password) prior to performing a factory reset, you’ll be asked to enter the Google email address and password associated with your phone during the setup process.

Thanks. Found the official word in the reset info. EMUI is a tad bit different.

Do ya’ll know why RW doesn’t put

Factory Reset

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