I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I want to install Google Services app ZIP. For that I have to reboot the phone in recovery mode. But it is only showing

Downloading... Do not turn off target!

What should be done?

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    Remove battery,put it back and hold Volume Up and Power at the same time until you see the Samsung logo appear.This will let you install gapps.zip Nov 1, 2015 at 13:15
  • @SharathKumar thanks i did the same i got below options now how to install zip? //reboot system now //apply update //wipe data/factory reset //wipe cache partition //reboot to bootloader //power down //view log –
    – ashish
    Nov 2, 2015 at 12:17
  • apply update -> install from internal storage -> locate the zip Nov 4, 2015 at 9:38

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You have rebooted to Download Mode by mistake. You needed to reboot to recovery mode. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Power button until the phone reboots normally.
  2. Switch off the phone as normal.
  3. When the phone has been switched off, press Power and Volume Up together until the Samsung logo displays, then release.


  1. Reboot to system
  2. Find the "Advanced Power Menu" option under phone customization settings, and enable it.
  3. Press the Power button to get the power menu, and choose "Reboot → Reboot to Recovery".

That's it. I think you have a custom recovery installed and can find your way about it.


So you don't have a custom recovery installed and have the stock recovery. I have no idea how you installed Cyanogenmod without a custom recovery (so please include the process of how you did it in your question), maybe through ODIN? If so, flashing a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP is similar in process to the way you flashed CWM/TWRP. I'll point you to a guide on how to do this here.

  • Viewers, if you have a more detailed guide on enabling the advanced per menu in CM, please edit it into the answer instead of downvoting it. Nov 1, 2015 at 12:33
  • There is no vote as of now but I believe your first revision could've caused that: android.stackexchange.com/revisions/127645/1 since it was a one-liner.
    – Firelord
    Nov 1, 2015 at 15:06
  • I got recoivery mode but no option to install zip file :( Options are- reboot system now apply update wipe data/factory reset wiipe cache partition reboot to bootloader power down view log
    – ashish
    Nov 2, 2015 at 12:13
  • @Neo then your custom recovery didnt stick, try it again. If it doesnt work look for TWRP or Philz recovery and try one of them.
    – HasH_BrowN
    Nov 3, 2015 at 5:17

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