How to Boot Galaxy S9 or S9+ into Download Mode

Srivishnu Ramakrishnan

In this article, we will tell you how to boot your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus into Download mode. The Download Mode will come in handy when you need to install stock firmware on your device. Read ahead to know how to boot Galaxy S9 into Download Mode.

The Download mode on Samsung Galaxy phones allows users to install stock firmware on their devices, which will come in handy if the device gets into soft brick. It can also be useful if you want to go back to stock from a custom ROM or if you want to update your device firmware to the latest version using ODIN, without having to wait for OTA update.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ do not come with a physical home button, which, in the past, was one of the buttons used to getting the device to boot into download mode. This time around, the key combinations are slightly different.

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Boot Galaxy S9/S9+ Into Recovery Mode

To boot Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus into recovery mode, follow the below steps carefully:

  1. Switch off your device. Wait for a few seconds to make sure the device is completely turned off.
  2. Press and hold Bixby Button + Volume Down Button and then press the Power Button.
  3. The phone will instantly boot into a blue screen. You can let go of all the buttons.
  4. Now press the Volume Up button once to get into Download Mode.
  5. Done!
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Take a look at the below gif which shows how it is done:


This is the easiest way to boot Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus into Download mode.

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