Device: Samsung Galaxy S4
Android: 4.2.2

I can't get into Download mode. I have tried many options like removing battery solution, pressing Vol Down+Home+Power. I always get into Recovery mode.

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2 Answers 2

  1. Power off the phone completely by removing its battery for at least a minute.
  2. Re-insert the battery back into its place.
  3. Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons, all at the same time.
  4. Release the buttons only when the ‘Warning!!’ message appears.
  5. Next, press Volume Up button to confirm that you wish to enter Download Mode.
  6. Your device will now show a green Android with the ‘Downloading… Do not turn off target’ text listed under it.

That's it, now you can connect your device with your PC after you launch ODIN.

You can try adb reboot bootloader from PC if the above doesn't work.


You can do it the easy way: Download ROM Toolbox. Then choose reboot to download mode.. :) good luck

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    please note that, not all are familiar with the tools you are mentioning in your answer. you may want to edit your answer and provide ref./link to download rom tool box and brief about how to use it May 21, 2016 at 15:54

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