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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    Galaxy S dropped down the toilet, dried off but now has a triangle with android in with a shovel, says downloading
    Do not turn off target ???


  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste


    Welcome to the forums.

    That means that you still have volume and/or home buttons which are staying connected (as if pressed) when you try to start your phone. Possibly they still have water in them. I would persist and try to dry it some more because it sounds like its working other than this problem.

    Your phone in starting in download mode which is usually obtained (by people wanting to mess with their phones systems) by pressing a combination of buttons at the same time when starting your phone. It is OK to exit this mode by switching off or pulling the battery so long as you are not actually downloading anything.

    Hope this helps

  3. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Android Expert

    To ensure the dryness of your phone, I've heard that putting your phone in a sealed container filled with dry white rice will leach out the moisture. Try doing that for a couple of hours.
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    The Rice remedy is usually recommended for wet phones. It's best to leave it in the rice for about 2 days with everything removed that can possible be removed (battery, sim, sd card)

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