Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the latest iterations in the Galaxy lineup of Samsung. Both the devices were unveiled on 25th February 2018 at a Samsung Unpacked Event. However, if you plan to upgrade to Galaxy S9/S9+ than it’s important that you learn how to boot Galaxy S9 into recovery and download mode. All Galaxy phones come with two pre-boot menus –‘ Recovery Mode’ and ‘Download Mode’, the latter is also known as Odin Mode in case of Galaxy Devices. Odin is an official piece of software developed by Samsung itself to flash firmware files on the Galaxy device. On the other hand, you need to boot into recovery mode in order to wipe cache files, perform a factory reset, check recovery logs and there are a handful of more tasks which you can perform in stock recovery.
As we know, Galaxy S9/S9+ comes without a physical home button, therefore, the combination of buttons would be different from when there was a physical button present in Galaxy Devices. To learn how to boot Galaxy S9 into recovery mode and download mode keep on reading. By using this same guide you can boot Galaxy S9+ into recovery mode and download mode.
How to Boot Galaxy S9 into Recovery Mode
Use the exact same method to boot Galaxy S9+ into recovery mode.
- Completely turn off your Galaxy S9.
- Once it’s off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume Up button and then press the Power
- When the phone’s screen turns on, leave the Power button while keep holding the Bixby and Volume Up button.
- Once you see a blue screen with Android logo, let go all the buttons. Your Galaxy S9 will now boot into recovery mode.
How to Boot Galaxy S9 into Download Mode / Odin Mode
Use the exact same method to boot Galaxy S9+ into download mode.
- Turn off your Galaxy S9.
- Now press and hold Volume Down + Bixby + Power button.
- Your phone will turn on and show you a warning screen.
- Press the Volume Up button to continue into Download Mode now.
That’s it! Now you know how to boot Galaxy S9/S9+ into recovery and download mode.