"Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!" keeps comingbackSupport


Last Updated: 2015-05-11 20:08:08
  1. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    Hey all
    First of all i'm sorry for my bad english, but i could really use some help!

    I just got my samsung galaxy SIII 4G. Now it's stuck on the "downloading... do not turn off target!!"-screen and has been it for hours. I've both tried to pull out the battery, pressed volUP+home+power and press power-button. Nothing seems to help..
    I've tried to search for treads like this, but found none where the screen kept coming back.

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Did the device ever boot up? If not, which carrier do you have? It sounds like you might need to flash firmware through Odin/Download mode because it's missing something like the System or the Kernel. This is what the device is waiting for.
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  3. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    Yes i've used to phone for some days now. I've tried to root it by using Odin (i've done it successfully before). How do i flash firmware?
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    In a very similar manner to how you would root the device using Odin, except you would flash a .tar file that contains the entire stock package of firmware (Stock OS, Stock kernel, stock recovery, stock bootloader, stock radio files). It's important to know which specific model the device is (I9300, I9305, etc) and which carrier because flashing the wrong firmware file could break it worse that it already is.
  5. LBBO

    LBBO Member


    Where do I get this .tar file? The device is a 19305, but i'm not sure about what a carrier is
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Alright, it's the company that provides you wireless service. I will try to locate the file for you once I have that info.
  7. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    Then it must be Telia (in Denmark)
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Alright, do you happen to know if the device is locked onto that network or if it's sim unlocked? If it is sim unlocked, is it the general international model? If not the general international model, was it originally 3's variant that was sim unlocked?
  9. LBBO

    LBBO Member


    All I know is that it is sim unlocked and i bought it through Telia. Dont think it is international model but not sure
  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    If you could attach a picture with a close up of the writing in Odin/Download mode, that might help me identify the necessary firmware better.
  11. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    The screen looks like the left phone at this link:

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    It had the same text in the left corner before, but after using vol+home+power and then volume down for restart it dissapeared
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Indeed, but I need the text that's in the upper left corner that begins with I9305 with all the letters after it. That should help me identify which region model I need. For example: I9305XXBMA3
  13. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    I can't get it to show the odin-mode screen again.
  14. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Does it not boot up at all, or does it get stuck at another screen? :confused:
  15. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    It is stucked at the screen with the text "Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!" and the android symbol.
  16. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    That is Odin mode. There should be some small text under a red label (like what's shown in the picture you linked. That's what I'm interested in.
  17. LBBO

    LBBO Member

    Sadly the text is no longer there
  18. wallemannen

    wallemannen New Member

    found any solution to your problem? i have the same problem
    model gt-i19305 carrier:Telia

    GT-I9305-TLA-I9305XXBMA4-1357796684 found this on samsung updates.com

    should i run this in Odin or in recovery mode?
  19. Fal21

    Fal21 New Member

    I got the "downloading... do not turn off target" message no my screen and then my battery died. Now my phone is not charging and it refuses to turn on. Idk what to do :(
  20. ehiacinth

    ehiacinth New Member

    Please help me also :( I've got the message and it says this way exactly:

    ODIN MODE
    PRODUCT NAME: GT-P6200
    CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: NO
    CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL
  21. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    What happens when you pull the battery, replace it and try to boot it up again normally? Does it go straight into Odin?

    Edit: Since it's a tablet, you would do a simulated battery pull by holding the power button for like 20 seconds if I recall correctly.
  22. jadpap

    jadpap Member

    i am stuck on the screen saying downloading... do not turn off target i have been for some time now .. what do i do ??
  23. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    What happens if you pull the battery and then put it back in and turn it on? If it's a tablet do a simulated battery yank by holding power for 20ish seconds.

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