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  1. jules2012

    jules2012 New Member

    my phones in the download mode and i don't know what that means. How do i get it out of this screen

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  2. mickeydurden

    mickeydurden Active Member

    What were you doing to get there? The people who can help you out will need to know everything you were doing in order to help you in any way whatsoever.
  3. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member

    Pull the battery and restart your phone without the USB cable connected. You can only get into download mode using a button combo and very specific method. If you re-enter that mode, it means you are doing it on purpose.
  4. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    My phone has rebooted into download mode more than once with no button combo, on multiple roms.
  5. Neph81

    Neph81 Well-Known Member

    I find this extremely hard to believe for the LG Spectrum. The only way in is to hold down both volume buttons and plug in the USB cable while it's powered off. Holding down both buttons while pressing the power button does not do it, nor is there a flag being set in /misc. If you have found another way, I would be eager to here it.
  6. neckchop

    neckchop Well-Known Member


    Out of two soectrums in my household, mine had done this four or five times, the other never had reboots at all. I didn't even know the button combo to get to download mode. Lol. Maybe i did it unintentionally while trying to squeeze the phone to death out of frustration.
  7. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    It has happened on reboot while using it(no cable!), and a couple times at night on the charger. I assure you this is true. No combo. Also, according to battery monitor, the charging magically changes from AC to USB at random times. My USB charging even reads that it charges faster lol. Most occurrences on HoloS ROM.
  8. Lightswarm

    Lightswarm Well-Known Member

    I have had this happened to me a handful of times. With ROMs that I was testing out, my phone would go into a surprise shut off on me and before I would think that its going to reboot it displayed a message indicating I was in download mode. No cables connected. No button combo. Just out of the blue download mode. Then of course I just pulled the battery pack off and rebooted like it never happened. The point is that you're not alone in that aspect that the Spectrum boots into download mode.

    Perhaps I just have a defected unit.
  9. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    Darn Korean defectors...
  10. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    I was just watching a you tube video in HD over 4G when my phone froze, I thought for sure I was going to have a random reboot (been watching you tube videos for the last hour on it), then it went black, and I thought here it goes... then I received this pretty picture...

    never seen it before, I thought download mode was a blank black screen with the back light turned on, at least that is what it is on an HTC Evo 4G...)

    not sure if the image is going to show inline, if not, I'll try and figure out how to get it to do so.



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    funny enough, while I Was watching the videos I was thinking, geeze, I have not run a nandroid backup in over a month, I better do one today...


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    interesting enough, I was apparently getting a phone call at the same time, as google voice just notified my chrome browser that I received a 3.5 minute new voicemail about 2 minutes ago... so it should have been ringing right as the phone went down...

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  11. mypenneys

    mypenneys Member

    Im stuck in downloading mode I was trying to install R515 Casual File for I605 Note 2 it stopped pushing after it was loading a heim rc2
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  12. Yoinx

    Yoinx Well-Known Member

    Yeah.... wrong file for this phone

    ...it's probably a brick

    Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk 2
  13. ortrigger

    ortrigger Well-Known Member Contributor

    Do you have an LG Spectrum? If so, then you may be able to do a cab flash. There are links to it all over the place here and shouldn't be hard to find with a quick search.

    If you have a Note 2, then you are in the wrong forum and need to head over to the appropriate forum for support.
  14. Yoinx

    Yoinx Well-Known Member


    Ortrigger, a cab flash is a possibility... The problem though is that I don't believe doing a cab flash will necessarily rewrite all the data for all the partitions. This phone has like 30 of them on a 4gb internal memory, with only like 1gb for user data.... for some reason given the file size of the cab flash, I doubt that it has the data to re-write every partition.

    By flashing a rom for a different phone onto this one through heimdall... It's quite likely that something went horribly wrong and overwrote something it shouldn't.

    By all means though, try doing a cab flash. Things can't get any worse :p
  15. admn81

    admn81 Well-Known Member

    Hey neph, so i grabbed my spec this am and its stuck in dl mode...i tried battery pull and hard reset but no dice, what else can i try? It's odd cause i didn't try to get into to dl mode as i only use it as an mp3 player now...,thanks
  16. admn81

    admn81 Well-Known Member

    NM...ignore my last post i got it figured out.
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