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I am having trouble accessing download mode on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I have tried and re-tried the vol down + home key + power to no avail. I am starting to think I might have a fake, but its locked to O2 network in the UK. surely a fake would be unlocked? also I have tried a few apps genuine Samsung app and cpu-z both say the phone in a genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I run the imei number and all looks legit there also.

I can access the recovery node via vol up + home + power. but no download mode. the volume key works fine as well.
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I am at a loss and would appreciate any idea's or suggestions please. Thank you.
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I am having trouble accessing download mode on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I have tried and re-tried the vol down + home key + power to no avail. I am starting to think I might have a fake, but its locked to O2 network in the UK. surely a fake would be unlocked? also I have tried a few apps genuine Samsung app and cpu-z both say the phone in a genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I run the imei number and all looks legit there also.

I can access the recovery node via vol up + home + power. but no download mode. the volume key works fine as well.
can't post link to cpu-z validator but added a attachment of image if that helps


I am at a loss and would appreciate any idea's or suggestions please. Thank you.
From the screen shot, the phone looks legit. Plus you can access recovery mode, so I don't think it fake. I also had a friend that has a genuine S4 mini bought out of carrier contract and cannot access download mode...
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I am having trouble accessing download mode on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I have tried and re-tried the vol down + home key + power to no avail. I am starting to think I might have a fake, but its locked to O2 network in the UK. surely a fake would be unlocked? also I have tried a few apps genuine Samsung app and cpu-z both say the phone in a genuine Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195). I run the imei number and all looks legit there also.

I can access the recovery node via vol up + home + power. but no download mode. the volume key works fine as well.
can't post link to cpu-z validator but added a attachment of image if that helps


I am at a loss and would appreciate any idea's or suggestions please. Thank you.
you probably can access download mode by an usb jig
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You have stock firmware without any mod or root?
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Thank you all for your help, Great news that the phone looks legit, and I have bought a jig, hopefully that will help.
And as far as I can tell the phone is stock, I tried app is my phone rooted, and it came back false. so looks like that confirms its stock.

Again thanks for help and hopefully the jig will enable download mode. will keep you updated.
 
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Thank you all for your help, Great news that the phone looks legit, and I have bought a jig, hopefully that will help.
And as far as I can tell the phone is stock, I tried app is my phone rooted, and it came back false. so looks like that confirms its stock.

Again thanks for help and hopefully the jig will enable download mode. will keep you updated.
UPDATED Managed to access download mode with a jig I bought of ebay 1.99 . thank you all
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