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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bear_grylls, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. bear_grylls

    bear_grylls Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    Pretty new to this all but I've been checking out my Galaxy S and I'm 99% sure that it CAN'T be booted into download or recovery mode via the standard 3 button reset. I've been trawling some threads and people have been saying that certain handsets are just built this way :thinking:.

    Called up Samsung tech and they pretty much confirmed this... which is pretty ridiculous design flaw cos I want to root my phone since it's playing up and lagging a bit.

    My question is: is there another way I can access download mode if I can't do it the standard way? Alternatively, can I still apply a lag fix or root my phone even if I can't access this mode? Can someone help me with an easy step by step method?

    Thanks
     

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  2. TechGrin

    TechGrin Newbie

    My handset was the same, I used the ADK method shown here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_w_1TNixQ4 to root for applying a lagfix.

    I wouldn't use it for anything more than that because it can only be accessesd when the phone is on, and therefore is useless if you brick the phone while flashing a rom etc.

    Interestingly my handset actually bricked during an official Kies update, and had to be repaired by samsung, and when it came back 3 button recovery was working!
     
  3. MAKFOTO

    MAKFOTO Newbie

    Go to this site and you'll learn how to make up a breakout board to get your SGS into download mode.
    [HOWTO] [REF] Get Download Mode without 3-button combo using homemade JIG - xda-developers

    If you don't feel confident enough to do the soldering then buy one ready made at:
    samsung galaxy s download jig on eBay (end time 17-Mar-11 13:14:11 GMT)

    I used the latter and it worked like a charm.

    Enjoy your SGS.
     
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