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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by azmol, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. azmol

    azmol Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'm as green as green can be, so sorry if it appears to be an obvious question. :eek:

    Using Kies I've updated my S2 to JellyBean, all works well.
    Now I need to root my phone and all the tutorials say go to DOWNLOAD mode using volume + power + center button. When I do this it starts up in recovery mode.
    I've searched Google and haven't found anything regarding this. Can anyone help or give advice. Thanks.

    Phone Details:

    Phone Version:
    PDA: I9100XWLSY
    PHONE: I9100BVLS4
    CSC:I9100MULS8
    Build Info: Fri May 31 18:37:45 KST 2013

    Model Number:
    GT-I9100

    Android Version
    4.1.2

    Baseband Version
    I9100BVLS4

    Kernel Version
    3.0.31
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Try this ... turn your phone off and unplug it from your PC (if plugged in). While holding both the volume up and volume down keys, plug in the USB cable from your PC. Do not touch the power button. See if that gets you there. :)
     
  3. azmol

    azmol Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Just tried it, didn't work.
     
  4. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Turn your phone off and wait a good thirty seconds to make sure it has shut down completely. Now Press Volume down, the home key and keep them pressed while pressing and holding the power key. You should get a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark (!) in it and a warning about installing a custom OS. Follow the on screen instructions to continue (volume up of memory serves) and you'll have a green Android with the words "downloading - donot turn off target" underneath him.

    Incidentally, have you enabled developer mode? I can't remember if it makes a difference but no harm in trying. To do so : settings >general>about device and keep tapping build number at the bottom (seven taps I think).
     
  5. azmol

    azmol Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Developer mode was already turned on. I waited 30+ seconds, and now I cannot even get it into recovery mode. I've tried 3/4 times, the phone will now only restart.
     
  6. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Odd, very odd. I can only think your not doing it right. I'm stumped otherwise.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    There have been instances of phones being fussy about going into d/l mode. You might need to use a jig. You can buy one on amazon for a few dollars or make one if you don't mind a little soldering. :)
     
  8. vxgs

    vxgs Lurker

    The procedure for that is, hold volume down, hold home, then hold power button until you see the samsung logo, then release power button (like 1 second after you see the logo) but keep holding home and volume down until you enter the mode. If you keep holding the power button the device will just restart and if you release volume and home buttons when you see the samsung logo it won't go into download or recovery. Also, it needs to be done from a full shutdown state, not while restarting the phone, therefore, your best bet is take the battery out, insert, then proceed with the buttons.

    I had problems with it also a long time ago, I was leaving the power button held and restarting or releasing all the buttons too early and was just missing the timing.
     

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