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In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Download Mode, such as;

What is Download Mode? How to Enable Download Mode? What are the usages of Download Mode?

Download Mode (also known as Flash Mode or Odin Mode) in Samsung devices is a mode in which you can flash (write firmware) the Stock ROM or Custom firmware files with .tar or .md5 extensions on your smartphone or tablet. Some of the usages of Download Mode (Flash or Odin Mode) are as follows:

     • Flashing (writing) Stock ROM or parts of the Stock ROM such as Kernel, Recovery, Bootloader, and … with .tar or .md5 extensions

     • Flashing (writing) Custom ROM or parts of Custom ROM such as Custom Kernel, Custom Recovery, and … with .tar or .md5 extensions

     • Unbricking, upgrading Operating System (OS) version and Build Number version

     • Resetting different account locks (such as FRP Lock of Gmail & SRL Lock of Samsung) and resetting smart phone screen locks (such as password lock, pattern, finger print, …)

     • Repairing IMEI of some Samsung devices

So, in the following, you will learn how to enter Download Mode in different models of cell phones and tablets.

How to enable Download Mode in 2019 products:

     • Turn OFF your device and press volume Up and volume Down buttons at the same time
     (Notice: if your device is equipped with Bixby virtual assistant, press Bixby button and volume Down button at the same time, instead of pressing volume Up and volume Down buttons) and;
     • Connect your device to your computer /laptop using USB cable so that it will enter Download Mode.
     • Now in the Download Mode Screen (as you see in picture number 1), press volume Up button once. A screen like picture number 2 will be shown.




How to enable Download Mode in 2018 products and older:

To enter Download Mode in Samsung Cell Phones:

     • Press volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds
     (Notice: in some new products, you need to press Bixby button instead of Home button)

     • Release the buttons after about 5 seconds when a message shows on the screen, then;

     • Press volume Up button once

     • Your device is in Download mode

How to enter Download Mode in Samsung Tablets:

Group A tablets: these tablets does not have Home button. So, to enter Download Mode in these tablets;

     • Press volume Down and Power buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds

     • Release the buttons after a message shows on the screen

     • Press volume Up button once

     • Your device is in Download mode

Group B tablets: these tablets have Home and Bixby button. So, to enter Download Mode in these tablets;

     • Press volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds.
     (Notice: in some new products, you need to press Bixby button instead of Home button)
     • Release the buttons after about 5 seconds when a message shows on the screen
     • Press volume Up button once
     • Your device is in Download mode

How to enter Recovery Mode in all models of cell phones & tablets using Stock Recovery and without pressing any buttons:

1. Turn ON your Samsung device, connect it to your computer/laptop using USB cable, and enable debugging in the settings of your Samsung device:
Menu → Settings → Developer Options → USB debugging

2. Download and extract the file below and paste the Fastboot folder in Drive C (Windows Drive) of your computer, like the picture below:

Click Here to Download




3. Right click on Fastboot folder while you are pressing Shift key on the keyboard. Then, click on "Open Command Window Here".

(Notice: you will NOT see "Command Window Here" option if you are using Windows 10 with Build Number of 15063 or higher.
In order for "Command Window Here" to appear, download the registry file below to your computer. By double clicking on it, and clicking on "Yes" and "OK" afterwards, you will be able to see "Command Window Here".

Download Registry File




Release Shift key after CMD window opens:



Type "ADB Reboot Recovery" in CMD. Then, press Enter on your keyboard.

4. After an automatic restart, the device will enter Recovery Mode.
(Notice: in case the above command does NOT work and you get a message (on your device) like the one below, please put the checkmark and click on OK. Then, type the command again and press Enter;






5. If you have followed the instructions correctly, you will be able to see Android Recovery screen (like the one you see below).

Tap on "Reboot to bootloader" and press power button once; your device would enter Download Mode.




How to enter Download Mode in all models of cell phones & tablets using Software Boxes and Dongles without pressing any buttons;

This method is useful when the touch screen or the buttons do not function!

1. Turn On your Samsung device and connect it to your computer/laptop using USB cable. Enable debugging in the settings of your Android device (if touch screen does not work, enable debugging by connecting a mouse to an OTG cable and connecting the OTG to your Android device):

Menu → Settings → Developer Options → USB debugging

2. Run your Software Box or Dongle (I used Z3X Pro Samsung Tool for this tutorial) and follow the instructions on the picture;



Notice: keep in mind that other Software Boxes and Dongles do the same job as well, but there might be a minor difference in tab and command names (for example, you might see "Reboot to downloading" instead of "Reboot to Flash" in other boxes).

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