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22nd June 2014, 11:21 PM   |  #1  
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I need to return my vs980 to Verizon. I was going through the return to stock thread and it said I needed to boot into download mode. I think my recent ROM flash removed the download mode or something. Despite pressing/holding the proper hardware keys, download mode doesn't launch. I'm running cm11 (24A version). I saw something in the XDABBEB thread linking to a "restore download mode" file. Is this what I need? I guess the real question is how to get from cm11 24A to stock without download mode.
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I need to return my vs980 to Verizon. I was going through the return to stock thread and it said I needed to boot into download mode. I think my recent ROM flash removed the download mode or something. Despite pressing/holding the proper hardware keys, download mode doesn't launch. I'm running cm11 (24A version). I saw something in the XDABBEB thread linking to a "restore download mode" file. Is this what I need? I guess the real question is how to get from cm11 24A to stock without download mode.

Maybe this will help. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2477595

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I need to return my vs980 to Verizon. I was going through the return to stock thread and it said I needed to boot into download mode. I think my recent ROM flash removed the download mode or something. Despite pressing/holding the proper hardware keys, download mode doesn't launch. I'm running cm11 (24A version). I saw something in the XDABBEB thread linking to a "restore download mode" file. Is this what I need? I guess the real question is how to get from cm11 24A to stock without download mode.

is it just not booting into download and booting android if so are you sure you are trying to boot into download mode correctly all you have to do is power off your device then hold volume up while plugging it into your pc
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is it just not booting into download and booting android if so are you sure you are trying to boot into download mode correctly all you have to do is power off your device then hold volume up while plugging it into your pc

Does the USB cable have to be plugged in to the PC in order for download mode to start? Because I haven't tried that yet.
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Does the USB cable have to be plugged in to the PC in order for download mode to start? Because I haven't tried that yet.

yes, while phone is powered off you hold only volume up and then plug the end that goes to phone and wait, the other end has to be plugged to pc before trying to power on into download mode
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yes, while phone is powered off you hold only volume up and then plug the end that goes to phone and wait, the other end has to be plugged to pc before trying to power on into download mode

OK, I'll try that when I get home. Although I'm pretty sure I was able to get into download mode without being plugged into a pc prior to updating the bootstack to 24A. I'll try it and let you know.
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I plugged in the USB cable and was able to get this to come up. Is this the interface I need to start the TOT restore?

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I plugged in the USB cable and was able to get this to come up. Is this the interface I need to start the TOT restore?

no but that proves that your download mode is broken, if you still have custom recovery then you need to flash the restore download mode from xdabbeb then you should be able to boot into download mode, if you don't have custom recovery then use autorec for vs980 and after flashing recovery power off and try booting into download mode and you should boot into download mode
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no but that proves that your download mode is broken, if you still have custom recovery then you need to flash the restore download mode from xdabbeb then you should be able to boot into download mode, if you don't have custom recovery then use autorec for vs980 and after flashing recovery power off and try booting into download mode and you should boot into download mode

OK. TWRP is working fine, I was just a little wary about flashing that restore download mode zip. I've gotten impatient in the past and flashed things without fully looking into it and... It didn't go well. I'll try flashing it tonight.
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OK. TWRP is working fine, I was just a little wary about flashing that restore download mode zip. I've gotten impatient in the past and flashed things without fully looking into it and... It didn't go well. I'll try flashing it tonight.

yes I know what you mean I already hard bricked a device in past because of impatience and since then I have learn to be more patient which is good especially now that I started working on mods, anyways flashing should restore download mode and for reference I have attached the two screens you will see when entering download mode first you will see the screen with what look like two computer and dots in center and then the firmware update screen
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