How to boot Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra to Download Mode

Download Mode or also known as Odin mode is a mode that allows the users to flash firmware updates, custom ROMs, or custom recoveries. In this mode, your device will be connected to the computer using a USB cable and the firmware will be updated using a software tool (Odin).

Before you can carry out tweaks on your phone, you’ll need to boot it to Download Mode first. In this guide, you will get to know how to boot Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra to Download Mode.

How to boot Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra to Download Mode

Method 1: Using Volume keys

This is the generic and easiest method and it is widely used by everyone. Here are the steps to do it –

  1. Plug one end of the USB cable into the PC while keeping the other end free
  2. Now, power off your device
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down buttons together
  4. While having the keys pressed, you should connect your phone to the other end of the cable
  5. Once you see the Warning message, you should release the pressed keys
  6. Lastly, press the Volume Up key once and your smartphone will boot to Download Mode

Method 2: From Recovery Mode

If you’re in the Recovery Mode, there will be no need to boot your device to OS, instead, you can directly access the Download Mode via the Recovery Mode. Here is how you can do it –

  1. Power off your smartphone and connect it to the PC using a USB cable
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up + Power keys for 7 seconds or so
  3. Your smartphone will be booted to the Recovery Mode
  4. Use the Volume keys for highlighting Reboot to Bootloader and then press the Power key to confirm
  5. Your device will reboot to Download Mode

Method 3: Via ADB Commands

How to boot Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra to Download Mode

This is the most technical approach but it is still a great option to have. Here are the steps to follow –

  1. Go to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Information
  2. Tap on Build Number seven times to enable Developer Options
  3. Head over to Developer Options and enable the toggle beside USB Debugging
  4. Download and extract Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC
  5. Head over to the address bar, type in CMD, and then hit Enter to launch Command Prompt
  6. Execute the following command in the CMD window for booting your device to Download Mode –
adb reboot bootloader
  1. If that command doesn’t work, you should execute the following command –
adb reboot download

If you have any question or suggestion regarding this guide, feel free to leave that in the comment section down below.

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