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Boot Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra To Download Mode

Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra To Download Mode

The following guide will show you several methods for booting your Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra into Download Mode. Samsung devices are common among the most popular in custom development, despite being an underrated fact. As a result, if you buy one of their flagships [the S series], it will usually be one of the most developer-friendly devices out there, since it is usually one of the most active participants.

There are several exciting things to look forward to, including administration privileges as well as a plethora of mods. The prerequisite before you can complete any of these tweaks is that you have to boot your Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra into Download Mode. In what way can you access this mode on your device and what exactly is it? Let’s check it out.


Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra Download Mode

Similar to Fastboot Mode on other Android devices, the Download Mode is a flashing mode on Samsung devices for flashing different types and formats of files. This mode is required to root your device via patched AP to flash combination firmware or flashing individual firmware files to their respective partitions [AP, BL, CP, CSC, and Home CSC].

Samsung Download Mode

As a result, most of the time, when flashing, you’ll have to use the Odin Tool instead of generic Fastboot commands that you might remember from non-Samsung devices. It is as a result of this that you may also come across the term Odin Mode, which has now become a synonym for Download Mode.

How to Boot Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra to Download Mode

Here are three different methods you can use to boot your Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra to Download Mode now that you know what it is.

Volume keys: how to use them


It has the greatest popularity of all the methods listed here and is the most generic and easiest.

  • Keep the other end of the USB cable free while you connect one end to your PC.

  • Once you’ve done that, turn off your device. Combined Vol Up and Vol Down should now be pressed and held.

  • As you press both of these keys,

  • As soon as you see the Warning message on your device, release the pressed keys.

Boot Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra to Download Mode

  • Then press the Volume Up key once and your device will boot into the Download Mode.

From Recovery Mode

The Download Mode can be accessed directly from the Recovery Mode if you are currently in the Recovery Mode. It is not necessary to boot your device into OS before accessing Download Mode. Here is how you can do it:

  • Connect your device via a USB cable to your PC and power it off.

  • Press and hold the Volume Up and Power keys simultaneously for around seven seconds. [Press and hold these keys as soon as the Samsung logo disappears and before the charging percentage appears.]

  • The device will now boot into the Recovery Mode.

From Recovery Mode

  • Therefore, using the Volume keys to select Reboot to Bootloader and then pressing the Power key to confirm, you can reboot the bootloader.

  • The Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra will now reboot into Download Mode.

Via ADB Commands

However, while it is the most technical approach out of the three approaches, it is always beneficial to have a tool like this in our arsenal.

  • Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information.

  • Once the Build Number has been selected, tap it seven times. Developer Options will then be enabled.

  • Ensure that USB Debugging is enabled in Developer Options by clicking on the toggle next to it.

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Install Android SDK and Platform Tools

  • Then type CMD into the address bar of the program and click Enter. Command Prompt will be launched as a result of this action.
  • To boot your device into Download Mode, execute the following command in the CMD window.
adb reboot bootloader
  • It is also possible to execute the following command if the above command does not work:
adb reboot download

How to Exit Download Mode on Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra

If you have finished using Download Mode and wish to boot your device back into the OS, you can do so by pressing and holding the Power and Volume Down keys for approximately seven seconds. The device will now exit Download Mode and boot to the operating system.

It’s that simple. We have discussed three different methods which can be used to boot your Samsung Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra into Download Mode. Should you have any questions regarding the aforementioned steps, please do not hesitate to post them in the comments. Our team will contact you as soon as possible with a solution.


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