After installing the latest updates, your Android phone may sometimes throw up a strange “No command” error. The same error may pop up on the screen shortly after restarting or resetting your device. Let’s explore what you can do to troubleshoot this problem.
How Do I Fix “No Command” Errors on Android?
Boot into Recovery Mode
Use the Power button to turn off your device. If the device remains unresponsive, enter Recovery Mode.
To boot into Recovery Mode, press and hold the Power button and then quickly press and release the Volume Up button. Then release the Power button. You need to hold down the Power button while pressing and releasing the Volume Up button.
Getting that order correct may sometimes be a bit tricky. Give it a few tries, and you should eventually see the Recovery menu. Select Reboot system now, and check if you notice any improvements.
Wipe Cache Partition
Boot into Recovery Mode as shown above. Once in Recovery Mode, select the Wipe cache partition option.
This helps you clear temporary OS files and get rid of residual files from apps you recently uninstalled.
Factory Reset Your Device
If the “No command” error persists, you can reset your phone to factory settings. But first, don’t forget to back up your data in case anything goes wrong.
If you can access Settings, use the Reset option to get the job done. Navigate to Settings, and select Backup and reset. Then tap Reset options, and choose Erase all data. Your device will revert to factory settings, and you’ll lose all your data.
If you can’t access Settings, hold down the Power button, press and release the Volume Up button, and then release the Power button. Select the Factory Reset option from the Recovery Menu and wait until the process is over. Restart your phone and check if the issue persists.
To fix the annoying “No command” error on Android, use the Power button to restart your phone. Then boot into Recovery Mode, and wipe the cache partition to clear temporary OS and app files. If the issue persists, reset your device to factory settings.
We hope you managed to solve the problem. Hit the comments below and let us know which solution worked for you.
“no command” – green trash can on it’s side dead
press and hold power key – tap vol up (while still holding power or side key)
hold power key – then press up (then you will see the recovery menu you seek
Thank you a lot. Your advices were very helpful and finally it worked out successfully. Shapoo (chapeau a lui).
This worked! The device was “bricked” at the warehouse for 2 years :D
Barrie booth says
I have tried this an not luck I have Samsung ceo168 I hear noise from it an it shows m on the screen at the top left I have click on it an nothing happen it wants me to put in a password I do not know .can any one help me I am 84 years please help Mr.
In fact i tried all the solutions above but it didn’t work for me
Ann-Marie Tramonti says
Thanks so much! I had to do the steps a few times, but it finally worked..
Misty Russell says
I can’t factory reset my revvl v TMobile phone it says no command so I Googled what to do next and my phone just says fastboot mode… And that’s all it says what do I do now????
Hold down power and down volume, when it restarts, as soon as anything pops up let go of volume down then let go of power. Then volume down to where the screen reads recovery mode, then click on power button. If it comes up “no command”, FROM THAT SCREEN, and VERY FAST, click power button and HOLD, click and release VOLUME UP and release power button, “Android Recovery” screen should pop up. So, 1. Push/Hold/POWER & VOLUME DOWN. 2. Wait for the phone to restart 3. When it does RELEASE both buttons. 4. VOLUME DOWN until your screen says like, “Recovery mode” 5. Then click POWER BUTTON 6. If “NO COMMAND” shows up on screen, QUICKLY Push/Hold/POWER 7. Push/release/VOLUME UP 8. RELEASE/POWER. “Android Recovery” should come up.
MOFOKENG MS says
the metho works guys😉👍…just need Patience. …when you see a “no command ” screen, hold the keys a few seconds again. It will suddenly open the recovery menu. 😜
John Fitzgibbon says
Yes, helped immensely. Having followed the steps given above, getting the initial menu and selecting the recovery option, I kept getting the ‘no command’ screen. Pressing both the up volume and the power key together (just for a second or two) did not work for me originally but it did work after a number of tries.
My phone is actually working properly again (the priority, data lost of no consequence now) and not rebooting every 10-20 seconds every time I turned it on. So thanks very much to all contributors.
I didn’t think it was possible and while persistence does pay, sometimes a bit of faith and practice goes further. 👍😁
Owolabi Oluseyi Ezekiel says
no command persists oooo, pls help
If I want to go into recovery mode, it still pops up no command so this article isn’t really useful, lots of people experience the no command while entering recovery mode
Teneng vitalis says
I have non solution yet. M’y phone cant even go completly off. when i presse power botton and volume, it show no comand . When booted, it show only techno on thé screen. But cant boot
Anna Cantu says
I’ve been able to get it out of “no command” mode BUT, yesterday my phone screen went all black and at the bottom left of the screen in very small white print it said “reboot mode…” Or something like that and could NOT get it fixed. I eventually gave up (because it would not charge) and left it plugged in and hours later it was back on. SUPER FRUSTRATING! I HATE Android, I’m TEAM IPHONE 100%! Im just stuck w this crappy good for nothing android until i can get an iPhone 😡
No bc I cannot remember my Gmail or password or recovery email
lol… when i want to enter recvovery mode, i am getting no command. so i can not wipe data.
No solution still even I have use all the methods
Beckley abayomi says
Power button down and volume up then release worked for me 💪
David LaFond says
I’m so frustrated as my memories and things saved for years are 3 months gone and I don’t think can be recovered. All because police made mistakes and false arrests, they compounded issues and I’m seeking justice
David LaFond says
This privacy infringement goes hand and hand with misconducts ABROAD by policing agencies. Sadly i’,ve discovered a loophole in which it probably cuts reported violations to nill through conspiracy and concealments of too many variables. Police misconducts and now cyber harasses feloniously are going on currently. The worst part is I’m not a criminal. I’m disabled without benefits via covid. Oppression of poor is got. Tyranny.