Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the newest smartphones introduced by Samsung. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are very important for the Korean giant as it may help in erasing the bad memory of Galaxy Note 7 from the mind of its users. Overall, S8 and S8+ is a huge success. There were some color related problems users faced but now its resolved to some extent. All the Samsung devices comes with two pre-boot menus, one is ‘Recovery mode’ which allows you to wipe cache files or perform a factory reset or you want to install updates from SD card or you want to check recovery logs. Recovery Mode is used for a number of different purposes and the other pre-boot menu is the ‘Download Mode’ which allows you flash firmware on the device.
If you are planning to flash your Android device then you need to install the latest Odin version. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first devices to not include a physical home button but it doesn’t mean that you can’t access recovery or download mode on it. We have written a detailed Android Tutorial which will help you in accessing recovery or download mode on Galaxy S8/S8+.
How to Boot Galaxy S8/S8+ into Recovery Mode:
Accessing the recovery mode in Galaxy S8/s8+ is pretty easy. All you need to do is to turn your device completely off. Once it’s off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume Up button and then press the Power button. Once the phone turned on, leave the Power button and keep the Bixby and Volume Up button pressed. Let go every button once you see the blue screen with Android logo. Now the phone will go in the recovery mode and from here you can wipe cache or perform a factory reset.
How to boot Galaxy S8/S8+ into Download Mode:
To boot Galaxy S8/S8+ into Download Mode, Turn your phone off. Once it’s fully off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume Down button and then press the Power button. The phone will boot into Download Mode. Now, press Volume Up key to continue!
That’s it. That’s the complete method to access Recovery or Download Mode in Galaxy S8/S8+. If you have any questions do let us know in the comments.