[Q] Can't access download mode.
Hello all. I have quite the situation that confused and infuriates me.
I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 off of Ebay and it came from China and I'm having issues with signal so i want to update the firmware. Been reading a bunch of forums to find out what i need to do and they all say i need to enter "download mode" by pressing the home button volume down and power button while the phone is off. I do so and get a response but it brings me to Factory Mode instead. I have read other methods on other forums no of no result. The only different response i got was when i held down volume up and the power button while the phone is off and I got a picture of an android robot on his back with a red warning sign atop his stomach. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Here is a list of more detailed information about the phone:
Model #: GT-I9300
Android Version: 4.2.1
Baseband version: MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V8,2013/04/16 20:10
Kernel version: 3.0.13
Build #: IMM76D.I9300ZSALG3
Custon build version: 1366770086