How to Put SpreadTRUM Android, iTel in Recovery Mode

Most iTel androids give nightmare when trying to put them in recovery mode making hard-resetting or formatting most iTel android devices difficult.

Because iTel androids are SpreadTRUM androids, they have slightly different methods compare to other android devices like HTC, Sansung, Tecno amongst others which have specific key combo for booting into recovery.

But the truth is, iTel android also have specific key combo for booting into recovery mode which is mostly needed whenever we need to factory reset or hard reset the phone.

Here, I would discuss how to put your iTel android devices in recovery mode for factory reset, soft format or for enabling USB Debugging on the iTel android phone even when the pattern is locked or password restricted.

Booting iTel Android to Recovery Mode

NOTE: this method has only been used for iTel it1452, it1502, it1453, it1501, it1403, iNOTE Beyond, iNOTE Grand and iNOTE Grand ii. I believe the same method should work with all iTel android devices thus; for booting all of them to recovery mode.

Now, lets proceed to the guides.

Steps for Booting iTel Androids to Recovery Mode

1- Power Off the Phone: either by removing the battery from the phone or by powering it off normally, the first thing you need to do is just power off the phone.

2- Press And Hold the Volume Up Buttons for 15 or 10 Seconds: when the phone is fully off or when you have replaced the battery in the phone, press and hold the volume up button 10 or 15 seconds.

NOTE: Some iTel androids such as the iTel it1502 volume button should be pressed for up to 15 seconds at this stage.

3- While Still Holding the Volume Up Button, Press And Hold Power Buttion for 10 Seconds: while still holding the volume up button, you should now press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.

I.E Now, you should be pressing both Volume Up + Power Buttons together.

4- Release Power Button And Keep Holding Volume Up Button: after you have pressed the power button for 10 seconds, you should release the power button but keep pressing the volume up button until the screen comes up.

On most iTel androids, you will keep holding the Volume Up button for the next 30 seconds before the screen shows up.

4- Select Reset: now, you can use the home, volume down and power buttons to navigate, and select your desired option respectfully.
NOTE: iTel it1502 and iNOTE Grand can be navigated using their touch input.

Putting iTel Android in USB Debugging Mode While Screen Locked
If you prefer to put your iTel android in USB Debugging mode while the screen is locked or password protected, you can now do so at this stage.

To put the iTel android in USB Debugging mode, at the stage 4 explained above; you only have to swipe down the screen and navigate to settings.

NOTE: if developer option is not there, simply navigate to About Phone, go to Phone Build Number and tap it continuously for up to 9-times or until it says "You are now a developer".


  1. This does not works for itel1702 prime II tablet please help me out, or if there is a download link for the recovery file then just direct me and i will download and flash it

    1. iTel 1702 stock ROM / Firmware will be uploaded shortly.

  2. Spreadtrum factory test appear Instead of recovery mode in my d5 please any help ?

    1. You must have missed the steps somewhere. Retrace your steps.