How To Enter Download Mode, what worked for me.Tips


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  1. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member

    Thanks to someone named sabooher, they showed me how to get into download mode on the vibrant, so if you are having trouble, hopefully this works for you.

    Follow directions exactly.

    1)start off with phone turned off

    2)press down volume up, and volume down at same time, and never let go until you get into download mode. DON'T touch the power button

    3) while holding down both volume buttons get your usb cable which is connected to your computer

    4)plug in the usb cable into your phone, while you still hold down both up/down volume buttons at same time. Don't touch the power button.

    5)As soon as you plug your usb cable into your phone, the phone will instantly go into Download mode.

    6)You may now release the volume buttons

    7)To exit download mode, I just do a battery pull, but of course you never want to do this if you are actually downloading something, you will brick the phone possibly if you do a battery pull during an actual download. You can also try holding down the power button till you exit out, this may work also.

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  2. Terrier Hockey

    Terrier Hockey Well-Known Member

    What is the purpose of download mode?
  3. clrtherp

    clrtherp New Member

    yes what is the purpose of it?
  4. Big-Dog

    Big-Dog Well-Known Member

    Is this what is necessary for the upcoming OTA firmware upgrade?
  5. park88

    park88 Member

    Anybody?
  6. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

    It's commonly used to communicate with ODIN, which seems to be most often used for flashing back to a stock ROM. I've not dealt with ODIN yet, but I suppose one day it will be necessary.

    From everything I've read getting to download mode can be a bear...sometimes it's a matter of trial and error...and good timing...and luck. You'll find different advice on exactly how to get there, but you eventually will get there.
  7. kawkaw

    kawkaw New Member

    This method works well. Thank u Thank u Thank u Thank u
  8. johnnyjay

    johnnyjay New Member

    finally something worked i tried everything out there. thank you very much
  9. salmanshahid

    salmanshahid New Member

    no its not working on my phone :( can u please send an other method to go in to download mode
    :)
  10. zilla19

    zilla19 Well-Known Member

    Elaborate on what you meant by it's not working. Did the phone not turn on after you held volume up and down and plugged in the USB cable into the computer, did the phone boot straight into start up process when you followed this method, or do you have some kind of problems with your phone and you're trying to get into download mode to ODIN back to stock?
  11. mrweedy

    mrweedy Member

    who ever posted how to get my phone into download mode is my new hero>>>>>>>thank you a million times for the help>>>>>I now have android 2.3.3 because of your help>>>>>>>peace my new friend
  12. hoamyj

    hoamyj New Member

    My Samsung actually boot to factory mode using your method. I tried -Volt home and power as suggest by many to get into download mode but failed(only factory mode), including your way(also factory mode).

    Any other method?
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  13. Ridowan Ahmed

    Ridowan Ahmed Member

    I can't enter download mode with my Samsung Galaxy Win GT-I8552 ? Whenever I've tried I go to factory mode .

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