When holding the Cmd ⌘ R combination on my iMac (macOS Big Sur) a command line opens but not the recovery mode window.

How to access it?

  • Which iMac model?
    – lhf
    Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 12:55

1 Answer 1


The problem was that my keyboard was not a QWERTY one so I needed to hold the fourth key (which is not a R on my keyboard) for it to work.

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