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Boot Samsung Galaxy S5 Into Download Mode – Guide

How to boot in to Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5 – guide

In this Guide check out how to boot into Download Mode in newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5, to perform Root, Install Custom ROM via odin Software or Install Stock ROM / Official firmware via odin Software. First of all let’s have a quick look at what is download mode, Download Mode is similar to Fastboot and Bootloader in HTC and Nexus devices. Samsung device’s uses Download Mode and Recovery Mode to manage an Android device.

Download Mode is used to Flash Custom ROM, restore a device to Stock ROM, Upgrade and downgrade your device. It can also be used to root a device and also to unroot it. So by seeing this we can confirm that Download Mode is a mode which is used to unbrick our device, if we have accidentally bricked it. So herein check in How to Boot into Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5.

Procedure to enter into Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5:

  • Power off your Samsung Galaxy S5 and wait until it completely powers off.
  • Now to enter into Download Mode press and Hold “Volume Down + Home + Power button” Simultaneously.
  • If you have done it in a right way then you will see Android Bot with message “Downloading…Do not turn off target”.
  • For clearer Understanding see the image below

That’s it now you have successfully booted into Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5. This method works for all Samsung Galaxy S5 variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, Kudos and Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphones as well.

Do let us know in the comment section if you have any issues, while booting your Samsung Galaxy S5 to Download Mode and we will try our best to help you with the same.