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  1. DrawsomeDrawer

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    My Samsung Tab A is stuck in recovery mode. Selecting the reboot system now option just gets it stuck in a boot loop and i can't get past the logos so I have to go back to recovery mode. I tried wiping the cache, doing a factory reset, and mounting the system and those did nothing. I haven't tired applying update from adb, and applying update from SD card as I'm not sure how to do it. I tried connecting my tablet to my windows 7 laptop but it won't connect unless I select the "apply update from adb" option. I'm not sure what to do.
     

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    Get the firmware for your device and Odin, boot into download mode and reflash the device firmware.

    I'm not sure what caused your issue.
    Further details will offer insight
     
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    yeah you will need to be in download mode and not recovery mode. vol down+home+power....just to be sure as the recovery mode is vol UP+home+power.

    and like @James L mentioned, it would help to know what exactly happened?
     
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    Yes but my laptop won't recognize my tablet unless I select the "apply update from adb" option.
    The issue was probably caused by me wiping the cache too many ties because my tablet kept randomly getting suck at the battery with a lighting bolt icon thing.
     
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    Oh, I didn't know download mode was a thing. Thanks
     
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    no power off and then try again
     
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    I am currently in download mode. Now what?
     
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    go to sammobile and locate your firmware and download it. get odin setup, hook your phone and have odin update your device. you should be good to go after that.
     
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    How do I know what firmware to download?
     
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    you will have to find out what device you have. look for a model number.
     
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    Where is the model number located? I still have the box and everything that came with it
     
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    Either go to sammobile as mentioned above or here. https://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model/

    Input your model number then choose the one with the most recent Android version.
     
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    Regular model: SM-T580 (WiFi) SM-T585 (3G, 4G/LTE & WiFi) S-Pen Model: SM-P580 (WiFi) SM-P585 (3G, 4G/LTE & WiFi
     
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    Mine has an spen with wifi on it, so it's probably SM-P580
     
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    It seems there are multiple versions for the firmware. Does it matter which version I download?
     
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    which site are you using?
     
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    find your country version and download the latest firmware
     
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    Ok, it is currently downloading but it looks like it's gonna take a while
     
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    Ok, it downloaded. What do I do next?
     
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    you should be fine....not really sure what you want us to tell you...other then good luck and keep us posted.
     
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    Well essentially your device is currently soft bricked, like mentioned above as long as drivers are installed, the device is detected by Odin, you should be fine. Tons of people here willing to help.
     
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    Well thanks for the help, much appreciated
     
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