Download mode is the mode we put our Samsung devices in when we are thinking about ‘downloading’ from the computer. For example, if you want to flash a firmware file through the Odin tool, or you want to flash a custom recovery or get root access, you generally need to download and upload files. During that time, the files will get flashed and that makes the changes to your device. However, before we can get that far, we must put the Samsung device in the download mode before connecting to the computer. The following guide teaches you how to setup the download mode on the Samsung Galaxy J7.

Samsung Galaxy J7

The Files You Need

  • You typically do not need any files when attempting to access the download mode for any Samsung device. However, if you are unable to use the hardware key method, you can try accessing the said mode using the Android SDK package. Setting up the Android SDK requires some tech-savvy brains, but can be the choice to make if you don’t have the coordination for pressing the hardware keys.

Entering the download mode on the Samsung Galaxy j7

  1. Make sure you start with the J7 smartphone powered off completely. Most Samsung phone’s will be turned completely off when you hold the Power button in for ten seconds.
  2. Reboot the J7 holding the Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
  3. Release the three said button once you get a warning screen.
  4. Now press the Volume Up button by itself and your device should kick passed that warning screen.
  5. You are now in the download mode and ready to connect to the Windows computer.
  6. Remember: the Odin flashing tool only works with a Windows computer. If you are attempting to flash files on a Mac or Linux, it’s the operating system that is most likely the problem and not the fact that you cannot get in the download mode.
  7. Those of you using Android SDK will need to open the Android SDK folder after you install it on the computer.
  8. Connect the Galaxy J7 to the computer with the USB cable.
  9. Right-click the mouse and hold the Shift key from in that same SDK folder and you should get a new menu popping out on the Windows PC display.
  10. Choose to open the command window here from that new menu.
  11. Now type the command in the command prompt: “adb reboot download”.
  12. The Samsung Galaxy J7 will now boot in the download mode.
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