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How To Enter Download Mode & Recovery On Galaxy S20 Series? (With Video)

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Ever since the roll out of Android 10 firmware, entering into the recovery mode and download mode on Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones has become a hideous task. The old tricks wont work on these new firmware versions.

So how can we enter into the "Download" and "Recovery" mode on your Samsung Galaxy S20 which is currently running on the latest firmware Android 10+ like Android 11+? Don't worry because we have found a workaround which will help you achieve the before said in very easy steps.

Further, a video is also added in the end to ease the process for those who are very confused.

This tutorial is intended for all the Galaxy S20 series Smartphones like ;

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  • The original Samsung Galaxy S20: SM-G980, SM-G980F
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: SM-G981, SM-G981F, SM-G981U, SM-G981U1, SM-G981N, SM-G981B, SM-G9810, SM-G981W, SC-51A
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus: SM-G985, SM-G985F
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G: SM-G986, SM-G986F, SM-G986U, SM-G986U1, SM-G9860, SM-G986N, SM-G986B, SM-G986W
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: SM-G988B
  • The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G: SM-G988, SM-G988U, SM-G988U1, SM-G9880, SM-G988N, SM-G988B, SM-G988W
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: SM-G780F, SM-G780G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G: SM-G781B, SM-G781U, SM-G781U1, SM-G781W, SM-G7810, SM-G781N, SM-G781V

First lets start with the Recovery Mode.

Steps To Enter Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S20 FE 5G into the Recovery Mode

1. To enter into the "Recovery Mode" first you need to switch of your S20 device and connect it using a USB cable to your PC.

2. Now press and hold the "Vol Up" button along with the "Power" button at the same time.

3. Once you see the phone model number on screen release the "Power" button while keep holding on to the "Vol Up" button.

4. Now you will be entered into the Android Recovery Mode.

You may cross check the below image for final "Recovery Mode" menu.

recovery mode android10

Now lets proceed to the "Download Mode".

Steps To Enter Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S20 FE 5G into the Download Mode

Please complete the above steps first to enter into the "Recovery Mode".

Now when you are in the "Recovery Mode" please select the option "Reboot to bootloader". You may use the "Vol Up" and "Vol Down" buttons to toggle though the options and "Power" button to execute a selection.

Once you select the option and press the "Power" button you will be entered into the "Download Mode".

The below image shows the final "Download Mode" screen.

download mode android10

Hope this tutorial helped you.

If you are still confused please have a look at the below video which will guide you through the whole process in a visually assisted way. Even though this is performed on Galaxy M30s the process is same.

Normal queries for this tutorial

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If you have faced any issues while "OEM Unlocking" your Samsung Galaxy S20 series, please feel free to post it in the comment section below, don't worry I will help you as fast as I can.

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