How To: Boot Your Galaxy Note 20 into Recovery or Download Mode

Boot Your Galaxy Note 20 into Recovery or Download Mode

If you ever consider modding your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra, you'll need to know about recovery mode and download mode. Even if that isn't your thing, knowing how to how to boot into these modes can help save your phone from a soft brick.

Without the dedicated Bixby button, booting into either mode may not seem as straightforward for longtime Galaxy users. Thankfully, Samsung made the process easier, removing the need to rely on holding three buttons with enough pressure and time to boot into the correct mode.

Booting into Recovery Mode

To boot into recovery mode, start by turning off your Galaxy Note 20. Once completely off, hold the volume up button and the power button until the Samsung logo appears. Let go of both buttons, and after a few seconds, a black screen with yellow and blue writing will appear. This is the recovery mode.

Booting into Download Mode

First, shut down your Galaxy Note 20. Once off, hold down the volume up and volume down buttons, then connect the phone to a computer with a USB cable (the other end of the cable should already be plugged into your computer). Keep holding the two buttons and the phone will boot into download mode.

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