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How to Boot Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus in Recovery Mode

This tutorial will teach you how to manually enter Recovery Mode for your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone.

In case you were looking for Galaxy S8 Plus Download Mode boot guide, then you can find it here.

If you are an advanced user and you wish to access the phone’s Recovery Mode options, then you should be able to do it in under ten seconds easily.

The Android Recovery Mode is a great tool designed to help Samsung users that are looking to install new OS updates or to factory reset their smartphones and restore them to stock Android.

Samsung has gotten rid of their signature Home button to make room for  a bigger screen and a much more aesthetically pleasing smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone now packs an extra side-button called Bixby, a button that triggers the new Samsung smart AI.

Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post.

How to Enter Recovery Mode for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus:

  1. Switch off the phone.
  2. Use the following button combination: Volume Up + Bixby + Power.
    Release the buttons when a blue screen featuring an Android bot and the “installing system update” text.
  3. A warning screen will now load and you can press Power, then Volume Up to speed up the Recovery Mode boot.

The Android Recovery Mode options should load and you can use it to install new updates or Factory Reset your smartphones. To reboot your phone in normal mode simply select ‘reboot system now’ and you’re done.

How to Launch Galaxy S8 Recovery Mode via ADB Fastboot commands:

  1. Download ADB Fastboot drivers for your computer OS from the links below:
    – ADB Fastboot drivers for Windows devices here.
    – ADB Fastboot drivers for Mac OS here.
    – ADB Fastboot drivers for Linux here.
  2. After the download is complete you can unzip the Platform-Tools zip.
  3. Download Samsung USB drivers from here.
  4. Launch the Command Prompt / Terminal window on your PC.
  5. Connect your device to PC.
  6. Enter the adb devices to check that the phone has been detected by the PC.
  7. To reboot the device in Recovery Mode you need to enter the following command line:
    adb reboot recovery

These were the instructions you had to go over and learn how to boot Recovery Mode for your device.

If you have a rooted firmware installed on your device, then you can install a 3rd party app, from Google Play store capable of booting operating system in Recovery Mode straight from its UI. In case you require any extra help you can tell us in comments.

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