Fix “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” Error on Samsung Galaxy Devices

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If you have come across the “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error on your Samsung device, then don’t worry, there are a couple of ways using which you can get rid of this error and get your device working again. “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” mainly occurs when you are trying to root your Samsung device with a wrong file which is not compatible with your current firmware.

For instance, if your Samsung device has been updated to the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware, and you try to root your device with the CF-Auto-Root that is compatible with Android 5.0 firmware. This is a very common occurring error for the Galaxy S6 users who have updated to Android 5.1.1 firmware for which the root method is not yet working.

Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing is similar to a bootloop except for here, the device is stuck at the Samsung logo and does not even display the boot animation. And on the top left corner, a “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing” error is displayed after which the device does not boot up.

If you are facing this dreadful error, then here is a guide which will help you boot your phone normally. This solution works on all Samsung Galaxy devices including Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Note 4, Note 3 and more.

There are two methods using which you can remove this error. You can either wipe the data and factory reset your phone or if this doesn’t work, then you need to flash the firmware using the Odin Software designed, especially for Samsung devices. A simple factory reset works for most devices.

Fixing “Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing”

Perform Factory Reset by Wiping Data

Perform a full Factory Reset of your device which could help solve this problem. This will remove all the data on your Galaxy device and reset the phone’s stock firmware. To do this, you need to reboot the phone into recovery mode. To reboot to recovery mode, first Power off the phone and then press the Power button, Volume UP button and Home button at the same time. Once you boot into the recovery, choose the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option. Navigate using the Volume buttons and select using the Power button. Now reboot the device to the system. If this method doesn’t work for you, then you need to flash the stock firmware for your Galaxy device.

You can find detailed steps here:

Sometimes mere factory reset won’t work as changes may have been made to the core system of your firmware. You would need to flash the full stock firmware available for your Samsung device using Odin Software. If you are new to the process or have not used the Odin Software before, then get to our guides that will help you install the stock firmware. You can look for the tutorials on DroidViews or get to the below link.

How to Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Odin – Detailed Guide

  • Jay McGregor

    I get same error but phone works perfectly….. how do i just get rid of the error message??

  • Kyle

    Volume up + home + power just turns on my phone, taking me back to the error screen. Volume DOWN + home + power does however still take me to the download screen, fortunately.

  • All my friends google philz_touch_6.26.2-klte.tar.md5 this should be able to get you a recovery file of md5 to be able to not root but fix your phone so you can use it. I tried rooting It’s a very hard thing to do as carriers are always updating the device.

  • 95akorio98

    I’ve completely given up on rooting.

  • Vanderlan Chaves

    I too.
    download firmware (model of your smartphone) in http://www.sammobile.com and put in with odin.

  • mikaro

    Yes, my phone is fixed. Using usb JIG to get in to download mode after that I using Odin3 to finish it:)

  • Uli Herrmann

    had the same problem. I re-flashed latest twrp-recovery (for my Tab-S T805) (using odin after boot to download-mode)
    no data lost! But still no root for 6.0.1

  • mikaro

    I am trying to install recovery but when I push power+volumeup+home its says RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING. please Help Me .

  • Mark Burkey

    i had same prob with my j5 so i just loaded up kies on pc connected phone and go to the tool tab on kies scroll down to initiate firmware and put in model and serial number make sure phones in download mode obvs and bingo i was back to normal.there musnt be the correct root file out yet or you have the wrong cf root file hope this helped

  • Juanitaandbobby Aldridge

    okay so I have been trying to fix my phone and I’m not sure how. Every time I go to turn it on it says Kernel is not seandroid enforcing and under that says Set warranty Bit: kernel
    How I fix this problem

  • Wrong! As usual. I have been attempting to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4, SM-N910T3, Android Version 6.0.1 using appropriate CF-Root file. First I received the FAP error because it was not in the instructions that I need to go into developer options and check the box “OEM UNLOCK”. Then I tried rooting again and am still getting SEANDROID ENFORCING BS! See, nobody really has the answer, they all like to pretend they do.

  • Archy12

    Hi all,

    My Samsung Note 3 lollipop 5.0 (rooted with Kingoroot) was stuck in samsung logo after I flashed xposed framework through TWRP in flashify. So I tried to flash TWRP using odin, got the “pass”. But when I tried the button combos to boot into recovery mode, I keep getting the “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” and the phone power off and on again.

    So now, I can’t get my phone turned on pass the samsung logo, and I can’t get into recovery mode. What can I do? Please help!

  • S_L

    You will want to flash with ODIN. And/or putting your device into download mode. At the conformation of a custom OS press volume down key to restart.

  • FlankerE

    pls help me

  • FlankerE

    i cant going Wipe Data/Factory Reset mode,always show Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing

  • Dude Game

    if it is a custom recovery like TWRP 3.0.0 just wait sometime it should boot up to TWRP 3.0.0

  • Hydro

    I have scoured the Internet looking to no avail. This model (S-SM920L) is still very new.

  • Sarang

    If you have a custom recovery as you have mentioned about the CWM and if you perform a factory reset, then I am afraid it won’t work. You can install the stock firmware to get back your device. I am pretty sure you will find a firmware file for Grand Grand Prime as I have covered some variants for the same.

  • Hydro

    If you get the “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”, something is wrong w/ your recovery partition and booting into recovery is impossible as you will only receive this message, so your first suggestion would not work…I think flashing via Odin is about the only way to fix the problem. I recently had this problem w/ my new Galaxy Grand Prime LTE running 5.0.2. I accidentally flashed a CWM for 4.4 and got the dreaded message. I got the phone to reboot normally and it runs fine now, but unfortunately the firmware for my variant hasn’t been released so i’m unable to flash back the stock recovery. I’m afraid to do a factory reset because i am under the impression that “recovery” is where the “Factory reset” info is contained much like the recovery partition on a PC, and i fear it will brick my phone. Am I wrong? Can a simple reset fix this?