[All Feasible Ways] How to Exit Download Mode

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If you have been using an Android for a while, you may probably have heard of the different types of booting modes it has. Three well-known ones are Safe Mode, Recovery Mode, and Fastboot Mode; and for mobile users, there is also Download Mode. It also goes by the name Odin Mode.

Part 1. What is Download Mode?

Download Mode is a mode recommended mostly for advanced users who wish to explore the potential of their devices and their OS. It allows people to download ROM and Kernels, and it's the official way of updating the firmware. You can use Download Mode to upgrade a device, change service providers or installing a new custom OS. Download Mode is also used to root devices in order to gain more control over them.

You can get into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Power, Home, and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. A warning screen will pop up and ask you if you want to continue. Press Volume Up and a downloading screen will appear. Your device is now in Download Mode.

Part 2. 2 Ways to Exit Android Download Mode Manually

Occasionally the device may get stuck in Download Mode for no discernible reason. This is a perfectly normal thing to happen to your device, and it can be fixed in several different ways depending on your skill level and confidence.

1. Force Restart

The simplest thing to do if your phone is caught in Download Mode and hasn't exited after several hours is to force a restart on your Android. A hard reboot force stops all programs running in the background of your device and starts it again from fresh.

In order to do a hard reboot, you need to:

Step 1: Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.

Step 2: Wait for the screen to dim or turn off entirely for a couple of minutes or longer.

Step 3: Turn the phone back on.


2. Remove the Battery

If the hard reboot fails, you can let the power drain completely from your device. However, this does require a long time, so if you need to hurry, then you can also try to remove your device's battery entirely.


Note: we only recommend trying this way when you are an expert or have done similar things before. Removing or replacing a battery from a phone can be difficult and may take about forty minutes to three hours according to a different model of your phone.

The general public should go to a computer or phone repair shop and let a professional remove or change the battery. 

Part 3. The Most Advanced Way to Exit Download Mode

Of course, it can be expensive to get your device's battery removed and replaced, so there is an alternative to try out before taking that drastic action. Furthermore, many users found that a battery pull is not helpful for the Galaxy Note 5/S6 or the Galaxy Note 8/S8 and etc. because it has an unremovable battery/back cover.

Fortunately, there is an advanced program available if you find yourself stuck in Download Mode. 

If your Android stuck in download mode, you can always try iMyFone Fixppo for Android. It is the type of software that helps diagnose and resolve all software errors with a few simple clicks. There are several advantages to using iMyFone Fixppo for Android as a diagnostic tool:

  • It supports thousands of Android phones and tablets.

  • It allows you a free trial before purchase so you can be satisfied with the product.

  • It is designed using the most advanced technology in its field.

  • It requires little to no skill to use.

  • It will offer the fastest repairing speed possible given the latest technology available.

  • The software has a 100% success rate for repairing all Android system problems.

  • It is simple to use with a clear interface that guides you through the process.

  • It works on older models running anything from Android 2.0 - 9.0.

Step 1: Download, run and install Fixppo for Android on your computer. Click the Start button on the home page.

Step 2: After you have launched the software you will be faced with the screenshot below. Enter the requested information in order to download the appropriate firmware for your device. After you have filled in all the categories click Download Firmware. Wait for the extraction to complete and double-check that all device data is correct, then click Start.


Step 3: Connect your device to the computer. At this point, we would normally say to put your phone into Download Mode, but as the device is already stuck in Download Mode the program will continue to run. 


Step 4: Fixing will start automatically then. All you need to do is make sure that your device stays connected to the computer until the repair process is finished. If you remove your phone before it is fully fixed, you could brick your phone. 


iMyFone Fixppo for Android is a very useful tool that can help fix all software problems you face. In addition to our 30-day guarantee, we also offer free customer support twenty-four hours a day to help you with any problems you face when using our product.

Fixppo for Android has been positively reviewed by numerous sites, including Cnet.com, TechRadar, PCWorld, and Engadget so you can rest assured that this software has been tested and proven by experts in the field.


Part 4. Comparison of the Above 3 Methods

After checking the 3 methods, you may still not make the final decision. Now we will compare them briefly to help you make the quick and right decision.

Force Restart
Remove the Battery
Success Rate
Operating Difficulty
A little bit complex
Required Time
A little bit long
When to Choose
Encounter a few software issues
Encounter only battery issues
Encounter all software issues


Fixppo for Android is a useful product for anyone who uses Android especially when your Android stuck in download mode. The repair system is simple and efficient and the support is top quality. Given the versatility of this product, we think that every Android user should have this on their computer in order to help with any problem you have.


By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Jul 24, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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