Samsung Galaxy S5, just like all the other Samsung smartphones, features Download Mode, which allows you to flash files on your device by connecting it to a computer. It's really easy to enter download mode, but you should first know what are the implications of flashing bad files on your Galaxy S5, because it can brick it if not done correctly.

Download Mode is used mostly for Samsung devices, while other manufacturers are using other similar features to allow users to flash files on their smartphones.

Like we told you before, it's easy to enter download mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5, but make sure to always flash only the files created especially for it. If you flash a file for another device, you can brick it and it could require a motherboard replacement in order to be unbricked.

If you're running on a stock Android ROM, then here is how to enter download mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. With the device turned off, press Volume Down, Home and Power Buttons simultaneously.
  3. Once you see the warning message, release all buttons.
  4. Press Volume Up to enter download mode.
  5. Now your device should be in download mode.

If your device is rooted and running a custom ROM, you could find a Reboot in download mode option in the power menu, which can be accessed by holding the power button.

Once you boot in download mode, you will need Odin to flash files on your Galaxy S5. You can download Odin 3.09 here, which is the latest version.

In order to flash something on your Galaxy S5, make sure it's disconnected from the computer, enter download mode, launch Odin on your computer and open the file you want to flash. Now you can connect your Galaxy S5 to the computer and press Start in Odin.

If you encounter any issues entering download mode or flashing anything on your Samsung Galaxy S5, let us know in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.

Sven Schirmer · 3 years ago

Hi Guys, i stuck on the Download site... I put out my battery, and restart my phone, i come to downloadmode again. when i take a hard reboot with power,home and volume up button, i come to downloadmode again... Cam anyone help me?

Francisco Fregona · 3 years ago

I want to make a factory reset but it keeps going into this mode. How can I do it?

Devarsh Patel · 3 years ago

My phone just flashes greenish samsung when I power on and the nothing comes and then the screen starts properly but when I try to go to download modes I just see that picture for a second in and in a green flash it is gone I don't know how to still go to download mode I would appreciate of u would reply

Brent Ackerman · 3 years ago

phone is stuck in "down loading" "do not turn off target!!"

Sam Palmer · 3 years ago

I got out of it by holding the power button for 5 seconds. The phone then restarted normally.

Devarsh Patel · 3 years ago

Bro u are stuck now take of the battery then get kies and get ur phone back to normall by going back on download mode and downloading from kies

jamnutz willis · 3 years ago

Please help my volume up button is messed up what are the other was to get into DL mode

Oliver B. · 3 years ago

After i did all stuff it just stays in download mode and if i reboot its starts in download mode... HELP ME PLS

Mr. :) · 4 years ago

Mine fails to flash when I do all this in Odin. I'm in download mode and using Odin 309 and am flashing 5.0.0 but it fails every time.

KATIE · 4 years ago


Emmanuel Caceres Lopezl · 1 year ago

Mine also just sits in downloading more
How can keep moving on

Zm · 4 years ago

Hi dear was in the process of rooting Odin v3.07 with the light blue id com then dont know what happened it showes 2 computer connected & something to the fact need software upgrade etc. I took out the battery, put it back & the same message pops up it doesn't want to start, pls. help. thank

Wayne L. · 4 years ago

Same thing as the other two comments. Mine states Downloading Do not turn off target and then never goes any further.

Doug · 4 years ago

mine won't go into download mode for some reason

CS · 4 years ago

For some reason my computer won't recognize my S5 when it's in download mode. It says it is trying to find drivers, but fails and Odin never recognizes it.

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