Out of all the Android errors that you can see on your Android device, some are only specific to specific devices. The “Download mode” is often only associated with Samsung devices and while it can be helpful when you want to flash firmware, through Odin or any other desktop software, there is nothing good about getting stuck on Download mode. Whether you got there by design or by pure accident, you have to be able to fix the problem. In this article, we are going to be looking at everything about Download mode and how to get out of it if you are stuck.
- Part 1. What is Android Download/Odin Mode
- Part 2. Backup your Device First
- Part 3. How to Get out of Download Mode on Android
Before we can learn how to fix something, it is very important to understand exactly what it is and just how you can get into this mode in the first place. Download mode also known as Odin mode is a mode that affects only Samsung devices. It has its usefulness as it allows you to flash firmware through Odin or any other desktop software on your Samsung device. It is usually a very easy process to get in and out of Download mode but there are times when things can go wrong resulting in your Samsung device being stuck on Download/Odin mode.
You know that you are in Download/Odin mode when you see on your screen a triangle with the Android logo and the words “Downloading” within the image.
Naturally, you want to have this problem solved as soon as possible so you can go back to using your device as you normally would. However, before you make any specific firmware changes to your device, it is very important that you have a backup of your device. This is because there is a real risk that you could lose all your data.
To save time and resources, you need a tool like Dr.Fone - Phone Backup (Android) to help you easily and swiftly create a backup for your device. This program has several features that make it the best tool for the job.
Flexibly Backup and Restore Android Data
- Selectively backup Android data to the computer with one click.
- Preview and restore the backup to any Android devices.
- Supports 8000+ Android devices.
- There is no data lost during backup, export, or restoration.
Let’s back up your Samsung device using Dr.Fone toolkit in these very easy steps.
Step 1. Run the software on your computer
Get the software run on your computer after installing it. Then you will see the primary window as follows. Then choose Phone Backup.
Step 2. Connect your device
Connect your device to the computer via a USB cable. When the program detects it, you will see the window below.
Step 3. Start backing up your device to the computer
You can selectively choose what you want to back up from your device to your computer, such as contacts, messages, photos, calendars, etc. Check the item and click "Backup". Then the program will start working for the rest. You only need to wait for it.
There are 2 ways to fix the stuck in download/Odin mode issue. Both of these methods fix the Download mode for Samsung devices since it only affects Samsung devices. Each of these methods is effective in its way, choose the one that works for your situation.
Method 1: Without Firmware
Step 1: Take the battery out of your Samsung device
Step 2: Wait for about a minute after taking your battery out and then put the battery back into your device
Step 3: Turn on the device and wait for it to boot normally
Step 4: Using its original USB cables, plug your device into your PC
Step 5: After connecting your Device to PC if it appears as a storage device, then you will know that the Download Mode issue has been effectively fixed.
Method 2: Using Stock Firmware and Odin Flashing Tool
This method is a little more involving than the first one. It is therefore a good idea to try Method 1 and only go to Method 2 when the former fails.
Step 1: Download the Stock Firmware for your specific Samsung device. You can do that here: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/ and then download the Odin Flashing tool here: http://odindownload.com/
Step 2: Extract the Odin Flashing tool and the Stock Firmware on your PC
Step 3: Next, you will need to download and install the USB drivers for your specific Samsung Device
Step 4: While your Device is in Download mode, connect it to your PC using USB cables
Step 5: Run Odin as an administrator on your PC and click on the AP button. Go to the location of the extracted firmware file and select it.
Step 6: Press on the “Start” button to begin the flashing process. This process will take some time and you should see a “Pass” on Odin once it is complete.
The “Pass” is an indication that you have successfully fixed the Download mode issue. We hope that one of the two methods provided above can help you fix the problem easily. Just be sure to back-up your device before attempting any kind of flashing to avoid data loss.
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