Download Mode

How to Boot Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode

Today, we’ll discuss how to boot Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode. The universal method for entering the download mode is by pressing and holding the hard keys. But what if your key is not working or is broken. Don’t worry because it is still possible to boot into download mode. Here in this article, we’ll see various techniques on how to enter Galaxy S6 Edge into download mode.

Download mode (also known as Odin mode) is a special state or we can say a sub-system of an Android phone and is mainly used to flash stock firmware through official means. Moreover, the download mode is also widely used in gaining root access, flashing a custom recovery, custom ROMs, boot loader, kernels, modems, pit files, system updates, etc.

How to Boot Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode

How to Enter Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode

Here we have mentioned 4 different ways to enter into download mode. You may refer to any one of them. Note that the below-mentioned methods apply to all variants of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge including SM-G925F, SM-G925FQ, SM-G925I, SM-G925A, SM-G925T, SM-G925S/K/L, and SM-G9250.

Method 1: Using Hard Keys

  • Power off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down key + Home button + Power button simultaneously.
  • Leave all the keys as you see the warning message window.
  • Now just press the Volume up button to continue.
  • This will directly land your Galaxy S6 Edge into download mode.
  • That’s all! You’ve successfully booted into download mode using hard keys.

Method 2: Using ADB commands

  • Enable the USB debugging mode on your device.
  • Also, enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • Download and install ADB and Fastboot setup on your PC.
  • Then connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
  • Launch the Command window on your PC.
  • For doing that, hold the Shift button and right mouse click anywhere on your PC.
  • You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option.
  • This will launch the command prompt window.
  • Now, type the following command in the command window and press enter key:

adb devices

  • As you press the enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with some random numbers.
  • This will confirm that your Galaxy S6 Edge has been successfully connected to your PC.
  • If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install device drivers.
  • If the problem persists, try changing USB cable or even the USB port.
  • Now, type the following command in the command window and press enter key:

adb reboot download

  • As soon as you press enter key, your Galaxy S6 Edge will restart into download mode.

Method 3: Using Terminal Emulator (Requires ROOT)

  • Download and install Terminal Emulator App.
  • Open Terminal Emulator App.
  • Type this command in it and press enter key:

su

  • As soon as you hit enter key, a popup will appear to grant Superuser permissions.
  • So click on Grant option.
  • On the next line type the following command and press enter key:

reboot download

  • As soon as you hit enter key, your Galaxy S6 Edge will enter into downloading mode.

Method 4: Using Quick Reboot App (Requires ROOT)

  • Download and install the Quick Reboot app.
  • Open the Quick Reboot app.
  • Tick the ‘I have read and accept the terms’ and click on confirm.
  • To boot into downloading mode, click on the Fastboot mode option.
  • Then Tap on Yes to confirm.
  • As you click on Yes, a popup will appear to grant Superuser permissions.
  • So hit the Grant option.
  • That’s all! You’ve successfully booted your Galaxy S6 Edge into download mode using the Quick Reboot app.

How to Exit (get out of) Download Mode

To exit the Download mode, press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Volume Up + Home button simultaneously until your device reboots.

Conclusion

I hope that this clears things up on how to enter and exit your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge into Download Mode. For any issues related to this guide, kindly contact us using the comments section given below.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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