Whether you want to root your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus or to install a new custom recovery, to handle some system tweaks or to run some software updates… Can you think of a better way than to access the Download Mode and connect the device with ODIN?
We bet you don’t and that’s probably the reason why you’re here, asking yourself, in the first place, how to boot into the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Download Mode. And we’ll get to it in an instant, though we have a few other details to mention before we present you the steps.
First of all, the Download Mode on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is easily accessible – or, in any case, should be – from most Samsung devices. Since the manufacturer didn’t lock the bootloader and your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus makes no exception from the general rules and permissions, you’re actually a few minutes away from switching from the normal mode to the Download Mode.
Two things you must really bear in mind, for starters: have your battery at least 60% charged and don’t do anything that can lead to bricking your phone! If things go wrong or you do things you’re not supposed to do, losing the warranty is very likely, so, proceed with caution!
Whenever you need to boot into Download Mode with your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, you have two options at hand.
Option #1 – From the Power and Volume Down controls:
- Use the Power button to turn off the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus phone;
- Next, use the Power button once again, but this time by simultaneously pressing it and the Volume Down button;
- Keep holding them for a few seconds or more, until the display will show you a Warning alert screen;
- Release the keys and confirm the action from the Volume Up button.
The mission was successfully accomplished, now you’re free to explore the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Download Mode and do what you need to do. To leave it, when you’re done, hold down the Volume Up and the Power keys for about 10 seconds. If it doesn’t work and it seems like the phone is stuck, long press the Power key alone, for at least 10 seconds, and you will return to the normal mode after that.
Option #2 – From the Quick Boot Reboot app:
- Go to the Play Store and search for the Quick Boot Reboot app yourself or simply follow this link;
- Download and install the Quick Boot Reboot app on your smartphone;
- Launch the app and access the option that is labeled as Bootloader / Download Mode;
- You’ll be asked to confirm the action, so, simply tap on the OK button to proceed with it;
- After that, you simply need to wait for the device to reboot and access the Download Mode.
As usual, if we’re showing you more than one option for doing the same thing, it’s because they are both just as effective. Therefore, you shouldn’t worry at all regarding what option to choose for booting the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus into Download Mode. Whatever works best for you from the instructions presented in this tutorial should be confidently put into practice!