Fix “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” On Galaxy Devices

“Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” is an error reported recently by Samsung Galaxy device users. It’s a strange problem and your device won’t turn on. Instead the device will stuck at Samsung logo and it will display “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” message in the top left corner. This issue is very similar to a bootloop but in this case the phone doesn’t display the boot animation at all.

This is not a problem to get worrying too much. It might seem like you have bricked your device but in fact it’s not. Sometimes it can be harder to fix a device stuck in bootloop rather than to fix “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” issue. In this article we are going to share with you some simple tips to help you to get rid of the issue and bring your device back to life.

Before fixing the error you have to understand what is causing it. In most of the cases the “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error occurs when you try to root a device with a tool that is not compatible with your current Android system. For instance you know that Samsung has updated their flagship devices to Android 5.1 Lollipop and if you try to root it for example with CF-Auto root which is compatible with only Android 5.0 than your device will get stuck in this error.

Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing fix solution

But don’t get panic! You can easily fix it by yourself. There are two different ways to do that. The first one consist on Wiping data and Factory Reset the phone. It’s easy to do but it will delete all the data files on your phone. If this method doesn’t work than you have to flash a new firmware on your phone using ODIN. Watch out, you have to install the official firmware.

How To Fix “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” Error On Galaxy Devices

1- Wipe Full Data & Factory Reset

The first action you should take to try fixing “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” Error On Galaxy devices is to wipe data and factory reset the phone. It will delete all the data and other things you have made to your device and will reset the phone’s firmware to stock. There are two ways to do that but since you can’t turn on your Galaxy device the only way to do that is using Recovery.

You will need to boot your phone into Recovery. To do that press Volume Up + Home + Power Button at the same time. Once you are in Recovery Mode you need to go down and choose Wipe Data & Factory Reset. To navigate use the Volume buttons and to select use the Power button. So once navigate to wipe data & factory reset press the power button and it will ask you to confirm. Just confirm it and all the process will be done by itself.

Once the action is performed go back to recovery and navigate to reboot and try if the problem is solved. This is the first action which seems to work in some cases but not always. So if this don’t work for you than you will need to try the second method below. It is sure that it will work since it consst in flashing an official firmware.

2- Flash Stock Firmware

Well, if Wipe Data & Factory Reset didn’t work for you then you need to perform another action. Since it is a problem related to system, flashing a new firmware will fix it. Installing a new firmware is so easy and it consist in all few simple steps using ODIN. It is a simple tool which is very useful when it comes to flash different files such as firmware and kernels.

If you have never flashed anything with ODIN and you have no idea how it works than better you follow our well-explained guide how to install stock firmware on Galaxy devices using ODIN. Install the firmware, reboot the phone and “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error will be fixed and you phone will be like new.

If you have any other question related to this topic or you have found another tip that can help Android users, feel free to write it on the comment section below.


  1. I can’t do any of what you suggested cos I only get this message when the battery has died…which wasn’t a problem at first just hold the on button for a while….but now it’s not charging at all that doesn’t work anymore…it tries to boot up then turns itself off again and back to seandroid we go
    …..any ideas how to get it to charge long enough to do anything??

  2. Thanks but it’s a tablet and i wouldn’t know where to start! However good news turns out it was the charger not powerful enough..tried a different one and got it working again! thanks for speedy reply though.

    • I’m glad you figured out the problem. If you will have any other problem with your devices feel free to ask us.

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