Samsung Galaxy S5 Stuck in Download Mode – How To Fix

Here come the solution for Galaxy S5 stuck in download mode. This is another issue reported by Galaxy S5 users. They are saying that the phone was running normally but suddenly it turned of by itself and then turn on again but this time a black screen appears with the Android logo and a message saying ” Downloading, do not turn off”. It seems like your Galaxy S5 is soft bricking.

Download Mode is a well-known term for Android users, especially for those who own a Samsung device. Download Mode is a term used when you flash a file to you device from a PC. Galaxy S5 is a device which features a download mode. It is to simple to enter on it but flashing a wrong file can cause soft bricking and your phone will stuck in download mode. 

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If this problem is happening to  you, here are two methods to solve it. The first one consist one few simple steps and don’t require any special knowledge, while the second one consist on flashing a stock ROM and you need to read something about ROM and how to flash them. However below is a step by step guide which will make it easier for you to solve Galaxy S5 stuck in download mode.


How To Fix Galaxy S5 Stuck in Download Mode

First Solution

  • Remove the battery from your Samsung Galaxy S5 device.
  • Wait at least for two minutes and then put the battery back on your device.
  • Turn on the phone and wait for a few minutes until the phone boot up properly.
  • connect the Galaxy S5 to your PC using the original USB cable.
  • On your PC check under Computer. If Galaxy S5 shows as a storage device, it means that the Stuck in Download Mode issue is Solved.

Second Solution

This is suggested to be used if the first one didn’t solve the problem.

You have to download Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware. Download from the links below:

U.S Galaxy S5

Download T-Mobile SM-G900T Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download AT&T SM-G900A Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download Verizon SM-G900V Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download Sprint SM-G900P Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download US Cellular SM-G900R Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware

Canadian Galaxy S5

Download Canadian Rogers SM-G900W8 Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download Canadian Bell SM-G900W8 Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware
Download Canadian Telus SM-G900W8 Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware

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  • Download latest Odin tool from its official site.
  • Put your phone in Download Mode. Press Home + Power + Volume Down button together.
  • While your phone is in Download Mode connect it to PC.
  • Open ODIN, depending on its version select AP or PDA button and then find the tar.md5 file of the stock ROM you downloaded.
  • Press Start and the process will start, wait for it to finish.
  • When it’s finish, you will see a pass on ODIN port.

That’s all.

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