How to Enter Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

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Mar 16, 2018
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Featuring the best display, a beautiful design, and an improved camera, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are going off the shelves like hotcakes. It may be due to the company having kept the price under $720 unlike some reports that had suggested Samsung could very well follow the footsteps of its primary competitor. Or, it could be because of the presence of the headphone jack?

Whatever the reason be, we are loving the two new phones from Samsung, which may not be some breakthrough products but offer enough new features and improvements that make the company’s and Android fans happy.

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If you have got yourself the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+, it’s time to learn a few tricks that could save a lot of time when you start playing around with your new phone. In this post, we will share the steps to boot into Galaxy S9 Download Mode. The steps are same as the last year, but since Galaxy S9 is mostly being adopted by non-Galaxy S8 users, this guide will hopefully help some new users.

How to enter Samsung Galaxy S9 Download Mode (also applies to Samsung Galaxy S9+)

Along with the Recovery Mode, you can also use Download Mode on your latest Samsung flagship phones. While Recovery is used for a myriad of operations like wiping cache and performing factory reset, Download Mode enables you to flash firmware files on your phone. Here’s how to boot into Samsung Galaxy S9 Download Mode.

  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+
  2. Press and hold Volume Down and Bixby keys and then press Power key.
  3. You will be shown Samsung logo followed by a warning screen almost instantly – you can let go of all three keys now.
  4. Press Volume Up to keep going.
  5. That’s it. You are now into Galaxy S9 Download Mode.

Once here, you can use Odin to flash custom recoveries or updates manually on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. To get out of Download Mode, press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons for a few seconds and your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ will boot into normal mode.

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