How to Boot Samsung S20 Into Download Mode And Recovery Mode

Different Methods And Tool To Boot Samsung S20 Into Download Mode And Recovery Mode

In today’s guide, we are going to discuss Download Mode and Recovery Mode for Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+/S20 Ultra. If you don’t know how to reboot Samsung S20 into recovery mode and Odin mode/download mode then this guide is for you.

Several methods and tools are available to boot Samsung Galaxy S20 into download mode and recovery mode. But here we will show you two different methods to perform these tasks.

If you are an advanced android Smartphone user and involved in firmware flashing, customization, phone unlocking etc then you might need to boot your Galaxy s20 phone into download mode and recovery mode at some point. Use of Samsung S20 recovery mode and download mode are different according to the tasks but both modes are very important to know.

Mostly Samsung download mode or ODIN mode is required to flash Samsung official stock ROM and combination file using ODIN tool. On the other hand, Samsung recovery mode is useful for factory reset to remove software bugs and phone locks [pattern/pin/fingerprint]. Moreover, we can also use this recovery mode for data reset, sideloading OTA update etc.

So, if you are a user of Samsung galaxy S20 / S20+/S20 Ultra models then you should know about these pre-boot modes and how to boot the phone into them can be useful in various situations.

IMPORTANT : Recovery mode and download mode booting process is same for all Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20+/S20 Ultra models. Follow the below guide and apply any desired method according to your own choice. 

What Is Samsung Download Mode?

Samsung download mode also known as ODIN mode for Samsung devices. This is the dedicated pre-boot mode / state that allows the user to flash official stock ROM through the pc tool [Samsung ODIN tool ]. Moreover, we can also use this mode to flash custom recovery [TWRP] and patched AP firmware for rooting.

What Is Samsung Recovery Mode?

Each and every android Smartphone including Galaxy S20 comes with android recovery mode which allows users to fix some common issues. For example, if your device is not working properly or lagging or hanging due to software bugs, just reset your device from recovery mode. Similarly, we can use this factory reset option to unlock screen lock (remove pattern lock / PIN Password / Fingerprint Lock / Face lock ].

In technical terms, recovery Mode in android is a specific bootable partition where the stock recovery (recovery application) is pre-installed by the manufacturer. Android recovery mode has capability to access some core functions in the device, such as phone resetting, Data Cleaning, Installing updates from sd card, Backup or restore your data etc. So, now the use of recovery mode totally depends on you.

How to Boot Samsung S20 Into Download Mode And Recovery Mode

Just because both recovery mode and download mode are too different from each other, here we are listing all possible methods to enter Download and Recovery modes on your Galaxy S20.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Recovery Mode

Method01 Boot Samsung S20 Into Recovery Mode Using Combination Keys

We can easily boot any Samsung android phone into recovery mode by using a dedicated key combination. Just press the proper hardware keys from the device and it will reboot the device into recovery mode automatically. This method is often the one that’s preferred and most-used.

Tips: Factory reset Samsung galaxy S20 from recovery mode, if the device is not working properly or not rebooting automatically.

  • To start the process, just power off your Galaxy S20 completely. For this, simply press and hold the side key (Power key) to bring up the Power menu, then select ‘Power Off’.

power off Samsung

  • In order to enter into Recovery Mode, simply press and hold the Volume Up key and Power keys together at the same time and Galaxy S20 will reboot into recovery mode automatically.

Method02 Reboot Samsung S20 Into Recovery Mode Using ADB Commands

ADB command method is another way to boot Samsung S20 into recovery mode. If you are already operating the ADB mode in your device, execute the adb command for the same purpose.

Just install the “Samsung USB drivers”, “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” and “msfatboot platform tool” on windows pc and run the below command to enter into recovery mode directly from your pc.

  • Download all files and extract them on pc. [USB drivers, Minimal adb & fastboot tool, msfatboot platform tool ]
  •  Install the “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” on pc to run commands from pc. [GUIDE ]
  • Next, enable USB debugging on Samsung S20 android Smartphone from “developers option”.
  • Now connect the device with pc via a working USB cable.
  • Enter into “mFastboot tool” folder.
  • Click anywhere in the blank space, press and hold the “shift key” from keyboard + “right mouse click” and select the “open power window here” or “open powershell window here” option. It will open a command prompt on pc.

  • Type the below command to ensure that your pc can recognize your phone over the ADB and establish a proper connection.
adb devices
  • If you’re using ADB for the first time, you will see a prompt to allow USB debugging. Just press the “Allow” option.

allow usb debugging permission

  • Next, execute the below command to boot your Samsung s20 into recovery mode through the pc.
adb reboot recovery

adb reboot recovery

  • After executing the above command, the device will reboot into “recovery mode” and you are ready to use its functions.
Please Note: Recovery mode is useful to reset device for mobile unlocking but if you were using any Google account on your phone and OEM not enabled then device will stuck on FRP after factory reset. In that case, you need to enter the existing Google account for verification. Otherwise, use the Samsung FRP unlock tools like FRP Hijacker tool or Samsung FRP helper tool or remove Samsung frp without pc tool

Samsung Galaxy S20 Download Mode Or ODIN Mode

If you are going to install stock ROM on Samsung S20 or want to flash twrp or root file for customization, you need to boot your mobile into “DOWNLAOD MODE”. For downloading mode, Samsung download mode tools and manual methods are available.

Method01 Reboot Samsung S20 Into Download Mode Using Dedicated Keys

  •  Power off your phone completely.
  • Press and hold the ‘Volume Up’ key and ‘Volume Down’ key together and connect the Galaxy S20 to your computer via USB cable.
  • Now you will see a warning message on your phone. Press the volume up key for once and galaxy S20 will boot into download mode automatically.

sasmung s20 download mode warning message

  • Here’s how the download mode looks on the Samsung S20 model.

Samsung s20 download mode

Method02 Enter Galaxy S20 ODIN Mode Using ADB Commands

Process is the same as recovery mode but the adb command is different. Download and install the “Samsung USB drivers”, “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” and “msfatboot platform tool” on windows pc and run the below command to enter into download mode directly from your pc.

  • Download all files and extract them on pc. [USB drivers, Minimal adb & fastboot tool, msfatboot platform tool ]
  • Install the “Minimal adb & fastboot tool” on pc to run commands from pc.
  • Next, enable USB debugging on Samsung S20 android Smartphone from “developers option”.
  • Now connect the device with pc via a working USB cable.
  • Enter into “mFastboot tool” folder.
  • Click anywhere in the blank space, press and hold the “shift key” from keyboard + “right mouse click” and select the “open power window here” or “open powershell window here” option. It will open a command prompt on pc.
  • Type the below command to ensure that your pc can recognize your phone over the ADB and establish a proper connection.
adb devices
  • If you’re using ADB for the first time, you will see a prompt to allow USB debugging. Just press the “Allow” option.
  • Next, execute the below command to boot your Samsung s20 into download mode through the pc.
adb reboot download
  • After executing the above command, the device will reboot into “download mode” and you are ready to use its functions.

Method 03 Samsung S20 Into Download Mode Using Samsung 300K Tool

If you are unable to apply the adb commands or hardware keys are not working properly then free Samsung 300K tool is for you. This tool can boot any Samsung phone into recovery mode automatically without any command and without any hardware key.

Guide : How To Use Samsung 300K Tool For Download Mode

These are all possible ways to boot Samsung S20 into recovery mode and download mode manually and with a pc tool. All the methods are 100 working and tested by us. So, you are free to follow the exact same steps.

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