How to Enter Recovery Mode Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

The Samsung devices have always come along with download and recovery mode to fix the device easily whenever the need arises. However, download mode lets you flash firmware via Odin (a proprietary PC software from Samsung) on your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus actually. Recovery mode also lets you perform a host of stuff such as hard reset (factory reset), cache wipe, ADB sideload OTA updates, etc. We are going to discuss How to Enter Recovery Mode Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Let’s start!

Until now, booting into download or recovery needs the use of the home button. But, now that physical buttons are gone from the Galaxy S8, booting into either of the modes is done through the Volume up and down button combined along with the Power button.

You can see below, a simple guide to follow in order to boot into download mode and recovery mode on Galaxy S8.

How to Enter Recovery Mode Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Well, there are different methods to boot your Galaxy S8 Plus into Recovery actually. The universal method is through tapping and holding the hard keys or buttons. However, what if your button is not working or is broken. Don’t worry as it is still possible to boot your Galaxy S8 Plus into Recovery. Entering Galaxy S8 Plus into Recovery mode is actually one of the easiest tasks that any Android user can perform. Because you just have to follow any of the instructions mentioned below. Here in this step by step guide, we will discuss four essential methods on how to easily enter Galaxy S8+ into recovery with/without keys.

The method in order to boot into download mode and recovery mode remains the same for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. If it’s the software trick you’re depending on or the robust hardware method.

Hardware Method

Galaxy S8 Recovery Mode

Just follow the step-by-step guide in order to reboot the Galaxy S8 into recovery mode easily.

  • First, Power off your Galaxy S8.
  • Tap and hold the Bixby, Volume up, and Power buttons together unless you see anything on the screen. When you see the blue screen, then let go of the buttons, as you will soon enter the ‘Android recovery‘ screen now.

That’s just it, you have now entered recovery mode. Browse between options via volume keys while selecting an option, just tap on the power button.

Galaxy S8 Download Mode

  • You have to Power off your Galaxy S8.
  • Tap and hold the Bixby, Volume down and Power buttons together until you see anything on the screen.
  • Now, you guys will see a warning screen. There, hit up Volume down to continue in order to download mode.

Software Method

Galaxy S8 Download Mode

The Galaxy S8 basically features a download mode, which is just the same as to fast boot or bootloader mode you see on other devices.

  • Download and install ADB and Fastboot driver first of all.
  • Now, you have to connect your device to a PC (should be powered on).
  • Just open a command window on your computer.
  • Then run this command reboot into bootloader mode.
    adb reboot bootloader

Galaxy S8 Recovery Mode

  • Install ADB and then Fastboot driver on PC first of all.
  • Now, you need to connect your device to a PC (should be powered on).
  • Just open a command window and then run these commands:
    adb reboot recovery

Conclusion

Alright, folks, I hope you like this article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.

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