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[Q] Galaxy S4 goes into Factory Mode instead of Download

OP mnguyenz

5th March 2014, 07:12 AM   |  #1  
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When I turn off my Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-i9500) and push the volume down, home button and power button to go into Download Mode I get a purple text that says Factory Mode and shows this:
工厂模式(Gōng chǎng m sh)=factory model
完整测试(Wn zhěng c sh)=complete testing
单项测试(Dān xing c sh)=single testing
测试报告(C sh bo go)=test report
清除e MMC(Qīng ch e MMC)=Clear/Remove/reset e MMC
版本信息(Bǎn běn xn xī)=Version Information
重启手机(Chng qǐ shǒu jī)= restarting the phone

(I got the translations off of another website as I was browsing around for answers)

I really want to root my S4 and I can't root it unless I can access my download mode. Is there another way I can access the download mode on a unrooted S4 or if I could get rid of this Factory Mode menu that shows up?

Also, why is my S4 showing this instead of download mode?
5th March 2014, 07:56 AM   |  #2  
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Sad to say but your s4 is a clone device. Not the original GT-9500

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5th March 2014, 08:34 AM   |  #3  
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Awh man, so there is pretty much nothing I could do besides just being stuck with what the stock Android that comes with it?
5th March 2014, 09:08 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by mnguyenz

Awh man, so there is pretty much nothing I could do besides just being stuck with what the stock Android that comes with it?

There may be ROMS for your phone but you won't find them here as this is for the Official Samsung Galaxy S4. Yours is completely different in every way.
If you bought it at a premium price as a Genuine S4 I'd be hitting up the seller for a refund!

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23rd July 2014, 04:31 AM   |  #5  
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Is this correct?
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Originally Posted by xXxJaylenxXx

Sad to say but your s4 is a clone device. Not the original GT-9500

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I have the same Factory Mode screen on an old Samsung Galaxy Ace and no matter what I do cannot get into download mode. Bought the phone on ebay and it looks like it originally came from Chine Mobile. Is it right that this Factory mode screen means the phone is a clone and not an original.
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