How To Enable Download & Recovery Mode on Samsung [Phone / Tablet]

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In this guide, you’ll learn how to enable Download Mode and enable Recovery Mode on Samsung Device. Download and Recovery Mode on Samsung are crucial for performing various important tasks such as loading files for flashing custom ROMs, recoveries, MODs, tweaks, APK & zip files, kernels and much more.  Main Android firmware doesn’t allow you to make changes. Android developers and advanced users use the Download Mode and Recovery Mode for multiple reasons; it can be used to flash stock or custom firmware file, flash custom recovery to replace already installed stock recovery, root a Samsung device, installing kernel, creating backups, and much more. For all these purposes, you must first boot Samsung device into Recovery Mode or Download Mode.

Download Mode and Recovery Mode are different in some respects. In the Download Mode, you can install stock firmware, custom recovery, unlock root access, and flash custom kernel. While in the Recovery Mode, you can flash SuperSU, zip files for MODs and tweaks, custom ROM, and similar other tools. Stock recovery that comes pre-installed on a Samsung device is used for flashing stock firmware, factory data reset, clear data and dalvik, wipe cache partition, etc.

In the tutorial below, you can see the quick and easy way to reboot a Samsung device (phone or tablet) into Download Mode and Recovery Mode. The process to enable Download or Recovery mode is same on almost all Samsung devices, mainly Samsung Galaxy devices.

How To Enable Recovery Mode On Samsung Devices

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Follow the steps below to learn how to boot Samsung device into the Recovery Mode.

1 – Power off your Samsung device.

2 – Press and hold Volume Up + Home buttons at the same time.

3 – Keep holding down the Volume UP and Home keys, and long press the Power button.

4 – Let go of the Power button when the device vibrates but do not release the Volume UP and Home buttons yet.

5 – When you see the Samsung logo flashing on the screen, release the remaining keys.

6 – That’s all.

How To Enable Download Mode On Samsung Device

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Process of entering your Samsung device into the Download Mode is mostly similar to the above method barring some physical key combination.

1 – Turn off your Samsung device.

2 – Press and hold the Volume Down + Home keys simultaneously.

3 – Keep pressing the Volume Down and Home buttons and then press the Power button at the same time.

4 – Wait until the disclaimer appears on the screen and release the buttons.

5 – You can now press Volume Up key to enter Download/Odin Mode.

6 – That’s it.

You now know how to enter download mode and recovery mode on Samsung and Samsung Galaxy devices.

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