The only way in which you can make the best out of your Samsung Galaxy On7 is by learning the basics. Well, when talking about the Android system the basics are default operations through which you can easily customize, optimize, personalize and update your device. Well, partially, these operations can be completed if you first learn how to reboot into download mode. Therefore, that’s exactly what we will be checking during the following guidelines: entering download mode on the Samsung Galaxy On7.
The download mode is quite similar with the recovery environment – go here and learn how to enter recovery mode on the Galaxy On7. Both are dedicated environments that are pre-installed on the Android system and through both you can access the internal system of your Samsung branded device. But, if through recovery you can also tweak your phone, the download mode is here to support you only during update and downgrade operations.
Yes, that’s right; you will have to access and use the download environment each time you will want to update, or to downgrade your smartphone. Of course, I am talking about manual update operations because the OTAs are received and flashed automatically. The manual update processes are being performed through Odin, a dedicated and official program which is developed and released by Samsung. Well, this program can recognize your Galaxy On7 only if the download mode is used.
As a conclusion, through download mode you can: skip the OTA wait, revoke root access and restore your phone back to its initial state (that will happen if you will install the stock firmware). Since the Android OS will be refreshed you can also use the download mode and the update / downgrade process if you want to address software related issues – such as the usual bugs, lags, screen freeze and alerts along with more complex and annoying malfunctions like battery drain, heating problems or total blackouts.
Of course, a backup should be applied before using the download mode and updating / downgrading your On7 – since we are talking about manual operations, while using Odin your personal data, info, accounts and files might get corrupted or even wiped out. So, save what’s personal and important along with what’s essential: internet settings, EFS folder and IMEI / NVRAM data. Don’t worry, you can use various backup and restore methods including dedicated apps available for free from Google Play.
If you don’t want to experience problems while rebooting and using the download mode, charge your Samsung Galaxy On7 before resuming the steps from down below. If you charge your phone (only if the power that’s left is currently lower than the 40% threshold) you can make sure that it won’t get turned off, out of nothing, while you try to update its system – if that happens, you can risk in bricking your Android based device, so be careful and try not to mess things up in any matter.
How to Reboot Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy On7
Reboot by using the hardware keys
- This process can bring the download mode only if you first power off your device.
- So, press and hold the power key for a few moments or press the power button once and select “power off”.
- Wait a few seconds while the shut down operation is initiated and then completed.
- Then, press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons – you need to press and hold these buttons at the same time.
- Don’t release the keys until download mode is displayed.
- Now, you can connect your Galaxy On7 with your computer in order to safely use Odin.
Initiate ADB commands
The download mode can also be reached if you apply one dedicated ADB command. So if you are an advanced user who is used with the Android SDK utility, follow this method. First, remember that a computer is required, where the Galaxy On7 USB drivers must be flashed (if you don’t have the drivers, use Samsung KIES). Of course, on your computer Android SDK must be installed – flash Android SDK on Windows or apply ADB on MAC OS X / Linux. Developer Options must be enabled on your smartphone (just tap 7 times, repeatedly on Built Number) and the USB Debugging option must be checked – within “menu – settings – developer options”. Finally, you have to follow:
- Make sure your device is turned on.
- Open your computer and go to the Android SDK folder.
- Connect your Galaxy On7 with your computer – make the connection through the USB cable.
- On your computer, from the Android SDK folder, open a cmd window – press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- Now, in the cmd window type: “adb reboot download”.
- That’s it.
Through a dedicated tool
The last method is the easiest one but it can be applied only if your Galaxy On7 is rooted. All you have to do is to access the Google Play market from where you can afterwards download the Quick Boot app. So, install the tool and run it afterwards. Then, just follow on screen prompts and reboot download mode on your own Samsung Galaxy On7.
Perfect. You now know how to manually update or downgrade the Galaxy On7 as you can easily reboot and use the download mode feature. Enjoy and if you have questions, don’t hesitate and use the comments field from down below.