How To Boot Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge in Recovery/Download Mode – Android Tips and Tricks


Here see how to boot Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in Recovery Mode in a few simple steps. Since the catastrophe that befell the Galaxy Note 7 pahblet, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are back to being the flagship devices from Samsung until the release of Galaxy S8 early next year. Millions around the world use Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones including many who have jumped to the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem for the first time and may not be aware of many important features and functions that they can perform on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. One such feature is the Download Mode also known as Recovery Mode that allows developers and advanced users to make changes in their device to make it perform and look the way they like. And to access Download / Recovery Mode in Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge you’ll need to perform some steps, that are not difficult to follow.

You can root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices to unpack full potential of these powerful handsets. In order to root, you’ll need to enter your device into the recovery mode after which you can start the rooting or flashing custom recoveries process on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. See the guide below to enable Download Mode on Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge smartphones.

Steps To Boot Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge in Recovery Mode

Follow the instructions below to enable download mode on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones.

1 – Power OFF your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

2 – To enter the Recovery Mode on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.


3 – When you see Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge screen flicker with the ensuing Warning sign, release all three buttons.

4 – Now, you can use Volume Up key to continue using the Recovery/Download Mode features. Or, press Volume Down key  and select the Reboot now option to return to the normal mode.

5 – In order to exit the Download/Recovery Mode, press the Power button for five to ten seconds.

That’s all you need to do in order to enable or exit recovery mode on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge devices for development purposes or to fix any issue on your phone. This method is also useful to fix your device when it gets stuck in the recovery/download mode.

On rooted Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM installed on them, you can enter download or recovery mode using a third-part app as well. Some useful apps in this regard include ROM Manger, Quick Boot Reboot and many other which you can find on Google Play Store. Make sure to check whether that third-party app works on Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge before installing them onto our device.

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