How to Exit Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy Note/S

By Elsie Wesley, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Download mode, also called Odin mode, is a mode for Samsung devices to download and flash ROMs and kernels. After entering Download mode, your Galaxy phone will say "Downloading... Do not turn off target." In earlier models such as Galaxy S3/S4/Note 4, the "downloading" screen is black with a Android logo while in newer models like Galaxy S6/S7 running on Mashmallow, the "Downloading" screen is blue with a download icon.

(Learn more about download mode and recovery mode)

Samsung Download Mode

Normally, you can exit the Download mode by long pressing power button. However, sometimes, the Galaxy phone just doesn't boot up no matter how long you press the power button. It seems like that your Galaxy phone is stuck at Download mode. This often happens when the phone is soft-bricked after a bad update or corrupted firmware flashing.

To exit download mode, many tutorials suggest a battery pull or downloading a stock firmware with Odin. But many users found that a battery pull is not helpful, especially for Galaxy Note 5/S6 with unremovable battery/back cover. And flashing a stock firmware with Odin is time-consuming and sometimes cause data loss. So this post is going to introduce an extremely simple way to exit Download mode for Samsung Galaxy Note/S devices.

Simple Way to Exit Download Mode on Galaxy Note/S

First, you need to download a tool named Broken Android Data Extraction on your Windows PC.

Windows Version Download

After connecting your Galaxy device to PC, the tool can detect that your device is under Download mode and get it out of the mode automatically. It is as simple as ABC. You can use the tool for Samsung Galaxy S4/5/6, Note 3/4/5, Tab Pro 10.1. There are two ways to exit download mode with the program.

(The tool can also be used to extract data from screen-broken/dead Galaxy phone.)

Exit Download Mode Directly

Step 1. Launch the program on your PC and use USB cable to connect your Galaxy phone that is in Download mode to the PC.

Step 2. The program will detect that you device is in Download mode, click Exit.

Detect Galaxy Phone in Download Mode

Step 3. A progress bar will show up, prompting that the program is restarting your device. After it is done, your Galaxy phone will reboot automatically and be back to normal.

Exiting Download Mode

Exit Download Mode By Fixing Device

You can also exit download mode in these steps:

Step 1. Launch the program and choose Broken Android Data Extraction.

Step 2. Click "Fix Device".

Step 3. Choose "Stuck in the Download mode" and connect your Samsung device to the program with USB cable.

Step 4. Click Next to fix the device.

Fix Device and Exit Download Mode

Besides devices stuck in Download mode, the program can also fix soft-bricked Samsung devices that are stuck at black screen, boot screen and others.


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