How To Fix “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error on Samsung Devices

Rooting your android device and trying out all those Custom ROMs can be very fun and interesting but some times you tend to mess up, and if you are new to these, then you may mess it up hard time. If you are not well aware of what you are about to do, then you may even brick your device. Sometimes you can see some weird errors popping up right in front of you, and after a small research, you can fix it. There’s one such error “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” which will make you scratch your head, it’s also like those errors,  small research will do it right,  but you need to follow the steps very carefully, or it can get worse.

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If you have also fallen into this problem and now you are running here and there to search how to fix, you are at the right place. We at this moment assume that you have tried some of the methods, but they didn’t work.

recovery is not seandroid enforcing
Recovery is not seandroid enforcing

Let me start by showing you what this error does. “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” will get your phone stuck on the logo itself without even the boot animation showing up. And on the top left corner of the device the error  ” Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” will show up. This is a very common error, so you need not worry, this mainly happens when you try to root your device with the wrong file which is not compatible with your current firmware.

For Example: if your Samsung device is running on 7.1.2 Nougat firmware and you try to root your device with a wrong file which is compatible for 7.0 users, that may mess things up. This guide will help you surpass the issue.

There are two methods which you can use to remove this error from your device. You can either wipe data and factory reset your device, or you can flash the stock firmware on your device by using ODIN Flash Tool which is designed for Samsung devices only.

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recovery is not seandroid enforcing data reset
Image Via – The Android Soul

A simple factory reset will solve the issue; it will clear the data from your device. It is always suggested that before doing the factory reset, take a backup of all your precious data on the phone because a factory reset removes everything that is present in the phone’s storage. Assuming that you have done that, here are the steps to do the simple factory reset –

recovery is not seandroid enforcing
recovery is not seandroid enforcing
  1. Turn off your device
  2. Reboot your device into recovery by pressing the Power button, Volume Up button and the Home button at the same time. The process to go into recovery might be different for different users. So, you can search the web for ‘How to go into recovery on xxx Phone’ where ‘xxx’ is your device’s name.
  3. Once you are in the recovery mode, choose the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset.”
  4. Navigate using the Volume buttons and select using the Power button
  5. Now, Reboot the device.

There is also an easier way to do that –

recovery is not seandroid enforcing
recovery is not seandroid enforcing
  1. On your phone, head to the Settings. You can either go to Settings via Navigation bar or by tapping on the Settings icon.
  2. Next, search for ‘Backup & Reset’ option.
  3. In that section, you will find the ‘Factory Data Reset’ option. Just tap on that, and it will now say that doing this erases all the data from your phone’s internal storage. Tap on ‘Reset Phone’ Option.
  4. If you have a password on your phone, you might need to enter that. Once done, the phone will now be factory reset in few minutes.

If this method doesn’t work and the issue is still showing, then you’ll have to flash the stock firmware, for that follow the below steps.


recovery is not seandroid enforcing
Odin tool

This is the best fix for every error. This is also helpful in case you have bricked your phone. Flashing Stock Firmware is also not that easy. There is a separate software needed for that. For Example, for the LG devices, we have the LG Flash Tool or LPUP tool. Since the ‘Recovery is not seandroid enforcing‘ error usually occurs on the Samsung phones, you need the ODIN tool on your PC or Laptop that will let you do that. It also lets you flash recovery images. Here is how you can flash stock firmware via ODIN

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  1. Download and install proper Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  2. Download and extract ODIN on your PC.
  3. Open the exe file.
  4. In ODIN, select Factory reset and Auto Reboot.
  5. Download the official firmware for your Samsung device. Select your device from the download page, do not download any other device’s firmware.
  6. After extracting the file you’ll get a .tar.md5 or .tar
  7. Boot your device into download mode by pressing Volume Down + Home +Power key at the same time. A warning will pop up press volume up to complete the download
  8. Connect your device to PC with a USB cable.
  9. In ODIN, the ID:COM box will turn blue or yellow considering your ODIN version. It should also show “Added” message in the log box.
  10. In ODIN, click PDA or AP tab and select .tar or .tar.md5 stock firmware file.
  11. Make sure that the phone is still in download mode.
  12. If ODIN shows a blue light, drivers are installed successfully, and the file has loaded in ODIN, click start and wait for it to do the magic.
  13. Once the firmware is flashed, your device will restart, this time without the error.

That’s all. Follow the steps correctly, and you’ll be fine. If you come across any problems, just hit us up in the comments down below and we’ll be more than happy to help. Have a good day. Below is the video tutorial that will work for almost every Samsung device.

Show Comments (3)
  1. Sir, i roote my samsung j700f and install custom rom. It worked cool first time.Second time after restart it stucks in the Galaxy logo and says Custom binary block by frp lock.Then again i tried to instal another custom rom, but now odin is not identifying the mobile. Both messages on the top !. Recovery is not seandroid enforcing,2.Custom binary block by Frp lock.All samsung drivers installed..Feel very hard to find out a solution.Pls, help me in this situation…Thanks..With regards..Srikumar

  2. Please help me my Samsung galaxy note 3 is showing this error. If I press Volume down + home + power buttons the error screen appears for 3 seconds and it switches off again. I cant get it to download mode as I cant pass that stage

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