Downloading Do not turn off targetSupport


  1. gaugerer

    gaugerer Well-Known Member

    I awoke in the middle of the night and tried to power on my Tab in the dark and to my surprise I got a screen with an android digging inside a triangle with the message "Downloading Do not turn off target!!!"

    I waited to see if anything happened and meanwhile I Googled for help on my Laptop and found many suggestions including: removing the battery (not easy), connecting to the PC and using Kies, ringing Samsung for help, returning the Tab to dealer because it was bricked etc.

    Eventually, on Xdata I found the answer which was to hold down the power button for 10 seconds which cleared the downloading message and allowed me to power on normally.

    I think I may have accidentally pressed the volume and power on buttons at the same time which produced the downloading screen. I thought I would share my experience to help others with the same problem.

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  2. mahoho

    mahoho New Member

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-that worked for me. I did the same thing power and volume. Held power for 10 second, and restart.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. hank84

    hank84 New Member

    Thanks. That help. Your explanation was simple. You described what you think you did (And yep I believe I hit volume and power at the same time as well).

    The best is it worked.
  4. Dastardley

    Dastardley Member

    Thanks gaugerer, I had a similar problem and thought my phone was knacked....took your advice, held the button down for ten seconds and now i'm good to go...thanks!
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