Why does everyone think it is 3 buttons....
with the phone off, hold down power+vol up, hold until it vibrates, immediately release power button only, while holding vol up, it will go into recovery...
A good test would be, from inside goldeneye, does it have a recovery menu option when shutting down, and I know it does, I have ran that rom, what happens?
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 / Galaxy S4 Support
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