How to Enter Download/Recovery Mode on Samsung Devices. If you’re interested in unlocking the bootloader or rooting your phone, you’ve probably come across the terms Download mode and Recovery mode. These menus are essential for carrying out and executing various operations on your devices. This includes sideloading apps, installing ROMs, and unbricking your phone, among other things. Samsung used to have a very straightforward method of accessing download or recovery mode, but after the release of the Galaxy Note 10 series, the company opted to abandon the Bixby button.
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How to Enter Download/Recovery Mode on Samsung Devices
With the absence of the Bixby button, accessing the download and recovery modes can be a bit of a learning curve if you haven’t done it before. And if you’re seeking a means to get into download or recovery mode on your new Samsung phone, you’ve come to the perfect spot since we’ll show you how in this post. So, with that out of the way, let’s get right into the meat of the article:
What is Download mode?
Download mode, commonly known as Odin mode, is a mode that is exclusively available on SAMSUNG devices. It’s a state that lets you use Odin or other desktop tools to update the firmware. With the help of their PC, Samsung users can flash stock firmware, modem, bootloader, pit files, and occasionally root package files or custom recovery files. Odin3 is a tool that users can use for this purpose. As a result, this mode is also known as Odin3.
To access the download mode on your Samsung Note 10 or above the phone, click the following button combination:
How to Boot into Download Mode?
- First Turn off your Phone
- Hold Volume up + Volume down while plugging in your computer.
- Press and hold the Bixby + Power + Vol Down buttons
- Next, you will press the Power + Volume Down + Home buttons at the same time.
What is Recovery mode?
You can use the button combination or the ADB commands to enter Recovery mode on your Samsung phone. In recovery mode, you can do things like factory reset the phone, run a graphical test, clean the cache sector, and so on. You can also use the recovery mode to flash firmware files, backup your data, and restore your system files.
How to boot into recovery mode?
- Turn off your device
- By pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key together, the gadget will turn on.
- You should now be able to see the Recovery interface.
- Switch off your device fully (for some devices), then turn it back on by hitting and holding the Volume Up + Power Key.
- Stop hitting the keys when you see the Galaxy logo and wait for the device to enter recovery mode.
If you want to use the ADB commands to enter recovery mode, follow these steps.
- The command ADB reboot recovery must be entered.
- So that concludes my contribution to this topic.
- Note that depending on the model of your phone, there are certain variances in the procedures for entering download or recovery mode.
- So, let us know if you had any problems entering any of the modes on your Samsung Galaxy phones in the comments. Until next time,
- Done 🙂