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[Guide] How to get into Download Mode

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8th May 2011, 07:29 AM   |  #1  
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I have seen this asked quite a bit around here lately. Thought I would put this out there for reference. Let me know if you have better ways/I have it totally wrong.

FIRST METHOD (easiest/most common)

1) Power phone off
2) Plug USB into computer
3) Hold vol up + vol down
4) Plug USB into phone while still holding the vol up and vol down
5) Yellow /_\ (triangle, Downloading, Andy shoveling, Do not turn off Target!!! symbol)
Your now in Download mode


SECOND METHOD

1) Power phone off
2) Plug USB into Computer
3) Plug microUSB into phone
4) Hold pwr + vol up + vol down
5) When Batt icon goes away, release pwr, still holding vol up + vol down
6) Yellow /_\ (triangle, Downloading, Andy shoveling, Do not turn off Target!!! symbol)
You should now be in Download mode.


THIRD METHOD

1) Power phone off
2) Pull battery out
3) Hold vol up + vol down
4) While holding vol up + vol down, plug in USB cable into the phone
5) While still holding vol up + vol down, put battery back in
6) Yellow /_\ (triangle, Downloading, Andy shoveling, Do not turn off Target!!! symbol)
You should now be in Download mode.


FOURTH METHOD (adb)

1) Enable debugging on your phone (Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>)
2) With phone on, plug USB into computer and phone
3) Open cmd
4) Type in "adb devices" (not totally necessary, but I always do it just to make sure everything is good), making sure it recognizes your device
5) Type in "adb reboot download"
6) Yellow /_\ (triangle, Downloading, Andy shoveling, Do not turn off Target!!! symbol)
You should now be in Download mode.


If you have CERTAIN GB bootloaders it changes the the way you access download and recovery.
Download mode = vol down + pwr (NOT - vol up + vol down + pwr)
Recovery = vol up + pwr (NOT - vol up + vol down + pwr
)

Like I said, let me know if any of this should be changed.

*Edit- Changed steps 4 & 5 in "THIRD METHOD", per comments.
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8th May 2011, 08:32 AM   |  #2  
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the first method worked for me
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For the 3rd method I plug in the usb cable first, then push both volume keys, then put battery back in while holding both volume keys.
8th May 2011, 10:51 PM   |  #4  
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Great guide, thanks!
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ive got a bricked phone that doesnt even respond to the USB jig... and still none of these work for my "phone--!--comp" screen
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Does odin recognize it? In most cases you can still flash odin on that screen.
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not sure if you got yours fixed. If you can see your phone + !+ comp then it's not a full brick. Jig should work, it worked for me today.
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I got this, what do I do next? I keep getting message "SIM network unlock PIN". I have tried everything I find in this site, only to be dazed...I have two SamsungS Vibrant's and I got one to work just fine...it's the second that has gotten the better of me...HELP, please and THANK YOU
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4th method should be

open cmd then

cd/
cd androidsdk
cd tools
adb devices (to make sure its connected)
adb reboot download
20th July 2011, 06:03 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdubb1106

4th method should be

open cmd then

cd/
cd androidsdk
cd tools
adb devices (to make sure its connected)
adb reboot download

I have mine pointed a tools.

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