Download mode or sometimes called as Odin mode allow smartphone user to flash a firmware into the device. This download mode is also available in Samsung Galaxy S7, where it was supposed to be the place where Samsung technician repair any problem with the phone, especially in the software area.
You can use this on your device to flash an official firmware to boost your device performance. There are many things that you actually can do in the download mode such as:
- Flash a firmware into the device
- Downgrade Android version to the previous one
- As an alternative for factory reset, so you don’t have to set up the phone all over again
- Repair any problem that happen because the updating process is corrupt or failed
- Flash an OTA update
Boot into Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7
The process to get in into download mode itself is pretty simple, but still you need to be extra careful so you don’t take the wrong action. Make sure to follow the available guide, step by step to make sure nothing is amiss. Now let’s get started:
- First thing to do is to turn OFF the device completely.
- When the phone is off, you need to press and hold three button in the same time, the Home button, Power button and also Volume Down button for several seconds until its enter the Download Mode menu
- When the Download Mode menu is appearing, release the three buttons.
- When you manage to enter Download Mode, a warning message will show up in the screen.
- To accept the warning, press the Volume Up button, where it will take you to the real Download Mode and you are ready to go now
Not everyone manage to get it right in the first place and they enter the normal mode instead. If you are having the same problem, no need to worry. Just let it turn on completely before you turn it off again. After that, try to do it once more until you can see Download Mode menu appear in the screen.
This is a warning to tell you about the possibility of running into issue if you run any custom OS. What you need to do is to accept the warning before you can proceed to the next step.
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Remember that the best thing that you can do is to flash an official firmware and not the unofficial one. Flashing an official firmware will not cause any problem in the long run and it will not void the warranty of your Samsung Galaxy S7.
The risk is way too great if you insist on flashing an unofficial firmware, so be very careful on choosing a firmware.
Once you finish flashing a firmware, you can get out from Download Mode and back to normal mode to enjoy the result. Just press and hold Power button and Volume Down at the same time for several seconds, so the phone can boot back to normal mode once again.