Originally Posted by klwinkel
don't go into the reboot menu, but keep holding the power button until it reboots and then press the power button 5 times.
I also had this problem, no matter how many times I chose download mode, the watch would always boot normally.
Very frustrating as I was trying to get into download mode for about 3 damn hours!.
OK very simple step that for some reason no ones seems to have mentioned, once you have gotten into the reboot menu, select download mode, on my gear 2 its highlighted blue, then simply press and hold the home key once again, and voila download mode should come up.