How to Enter Download Mode on Samsung Devices?

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If you are a Samsung device user and need to learn something about Samsung or Android download mode, you've found the right place. You might get confused about Download mode, how to enter and exit from it etc. Hence we will be sharing everything about Samsung download mode that we feel you should be equipped with. We will also provide you how you can get out from the trouble when your device is stuck on download mode. So, keep reading this article thoroughly.

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1. What's Samsung Download Mode?

We would firstly like to acquaint you with Samsung download mode before we move on how to enter into it. As the term itself implies, download mode intends to download firmware or packages in your Android device. It is a state used for ROM flashing or updating system in the Android device. When the Samsung device has entered  download mode, the device will boot from external sources. You can also make the stock ROM replaced in download mode.

what's samsung download mode

2. How to Enter Download Mode on Samsung Devices

In order to enter Samsung download mode, we have 5 different ways for different models. Here are those one by one. Please follow the steps accordingly.

For Most Devices Having Home Buttons:

You need to hold down the    "Power" button and switch off the device.

Now, keep pressing the "Volume    Down", "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously and don’t release until    you see the "Warning" screen.

Lastly, press the "Volume Up"    button and this way you will enter the download mode on your Samsung device.

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For Most Device Having No Home Buttons:

Turn off the device by pressing    the "Power" button.

Now, long press the "Power",    "Bixby" and "Volume Down" buttons altogether.

Similar to above, release the    buttons when seeing the "Warning" screen and the press the "Volume Up" button    to enter Samsung download mode

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For Galaxy A6/A6 Plus and More:

Turn off the device and connect    your Samsung to the computer via USB cable.

Subsequently, press the two    Volume buttons: Volume Up and Down.

Keep pressing them until you see    the "Warning" screen and lastly, press the "Volume Up" button to enter    download mode.

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For Galaxy J8/Galaxy A8 Plus/Galaxy A8s/Galaxy A9/Galaxy J4 Core and More:

Switch off the device using the    "Power" button

Press the "Volume Up", "Volume Down" and "Power" buttons.

Release the buttons when "Warning"    screen occurs and press "Volume Up" button to enter download mode.

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For Galaxy View/Galaxy Note 10.1/Galaxy Tab 2 7/Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1/Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and More:

Keep the "Power" button pressed    to turn off the Samsung device.

Proceed with pressing the    "Volume Down" and "Power" buttons together.

Leave the buttons when "Warning"    screen appears. Use "Volume Up" button as the last step to enter    download mode.

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3. How to Get Your Device Out of Download Mode

You are now well-versed with Samsung download mode and how to enter it. After putting your Android device in download mode, learning how to get exit of it seems necessary. Therefore, in this section we will let you know 2 methods on how you can exit Samsung download mode.

Force Restart Samsung

The first way to exit Samsung download mode is force restarting. For this, start with pressing and holding the "Volume Down" and "Power" buttons. The device will now turn off. If nothing is happening, make sure to press the keys for about 20 seconds.

In case the device is still in the same situation, you can hold down "Power", "Home", "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" all the buttons and reboot the device.

force restart samsung devices

Remove Battery

Here is another way to exit the download mode if the above method fails. You can simply try to pull the battery out from the device. This will let you exit the download mode and the device will reboot to normal.

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4. What to Do If Your Device Gets Stuck in Download Mode

Sometimes users find their Android getting stuck in download mode. If this is your case, don't worry. The best solution that can rescue you in such circumstances is iMyFone Fixppo for Android. Using this tool, one can easily get your Android devices back to normal in few simple clicks.

Actually no matter what the problem is, for examle, boot loops, frozen issues, black screen on Android devices, the tool is able to get the system repaired without hassle. Besides, thousands of Android devices including all Samsung devices are supported.

How to Use iMyFone Fixppo for Android to Get Android Devices Out of Download Mode

Before you begin, make sure to install the program on your computer. Once done, open iMyFone Fixppo for Android and go to "Start" button on the main interface.

Step 1: Choose Android Details and Get the Firmware Downloaded

When you click on the button, you will be required to provide the details for your Android device. Please ensure to pick the needed information and then click on the "Download Firmware" button. Now, Fixppo will start downlading and extracting the suitable firmware for your device automatically.


Step 2: Plug in the Device and Keep It in Download Mode

Take the USB cable and then establish connection between your device and computer. Also, you need to make sure to follow the on-screen instructions to put your device in Download Mode. Once done, the program will initiate the repairing process in no minutes.


Step 3: Begin to Repair

Make sure that the device is connected during the whole process. If you disconnect it between the process, chance of getting it bricked get higher. Hence, wait when the repairing is going on and the device will restart once the process is completed.



By  Bryan Cooper , to Android Issues

Posted on Jun 14, 2019  ( Updated: Mar 10, 2022 )