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How to remove recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing Error message on Samsung Galaxy devices

The “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error message appears when you have tried to root your Galaxy device using a file that is not compatible with your current Android firmware. In other words, if you come across this error, it is due to using the wrong file for the rooting process, but don’t worry, it is not an uncommon issue. When you get the error message, your Samsung Galaxy device just gets stuck, it displays the Samsung logo, but you are not able to boot up normally.

Thankfully, this can be fixed. All you need to do is to try one of the solution that we suggest in this article and that will allow you to return your Samsung Galaxy device to its normal booting sequence. The fixes recommended here work on all Samsung Galaxy devices including Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Note 3 and Note 4. There are two options that you can try to get the issues resolved. You can wipe the data and factory reset your phone. Alternatively, you can try to flash the firmware using the Odin software that is set to be compatible with Samsung devices.

How to remove “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” Error Message using factory reset

With a factory reset, you can easily resolve the issue and get rid of the error message. This option works with most devices as it removes all the data on your Samsung device, including the incompatible file you tried to use, and it resets the phone’s stock firmware. Here are the steps that you need to complete:

  1. Switch off the device
  2. Reboot the phone into recovery, to do this, press the Power button, the Volume up button and the Home button simultaneously.
  3. Once you boot into recovery, select the “Wipe Data/Factory reset” option
  4. Use the Volume buttons to go through the options and use the Power button to select
  5. Reboot the device to system

If the above method doesn’t work and the issue persists, you need to move on to the next option, which is flashing the stock firmware for your Samsung Galaxy device.

How to remove “recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error message by installing stock firmware with Odin

For this process, we assume that you have previously downloaded the firmware for your Samsung device. You also need the latest Odin zip file.

  1. Extract the zip file on your computer. Then switch off the Galaxy smartphone or tablet.
  2. Boot it into the Download Mode
  3. Connect your Samsung device to the computer using the original USB cable
  4. Once you connect the device, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue or Yellow, depending on the Odin version you have. Also, you will see an “Added!!” message to let you know that the connection was successful.
  5. Now you need to click the AP button (if you are using Odin3 v3.09 or 3.10) or the PDA button, if you have an older version of Odin.
  6. Go to the firmware or recovery file. Select the file with the following extension: .tar/.tar.md5 extension.flashing-firmware-with-odin-01
  7. Click the start button on Odin to begin the installation. This may take a few seconds
  8. You will know that Odin flash was successful because a PASS! or RESET! message on Odin will appear. Once the process is completed, your device will restart right away.

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