How to enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime [Tip]

core-primeIf you want to connect your Samsung Galaxy Core to the computer to use Odin and flash some firmware, you’ll need to enter the said device in the download mode first. Likewise, if you want to connect to a computer and root the Samsung galaxy Core, you’ll also need to get the device in download mode first.

Although rooting Android has been always popular, it’s not as popular as updating software on devices. Download Mode is more known as the mode you must get your device to accept official software updates. Normally would would accept these updates automatically over the air. However, there are reasons as to why many people want to flash a software update manually with the help from a computer and Odin and not using the official over the air update coming in automatically to the Samsung device.

Knowing how to enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Core should fast become a task you can perform at will if you are planning on updating the software with the help from Odin. However, you should not worry if you forget since we have the guide on how to enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Core ready for you to use whenever you need the help.

Before we get started on the steps, let’s fill you in on some more details about download mode and why people might want to install updates manually. Firstly, if you did have root access using the CF-Auto-Root tool, or any other rooting tool for that matter, you are not advised to accept the notifications for OTA updates even if you do really get the notification coming into your device. You should flash that update manually by finding the same corresponding file available from Sam Mobile or Samsung-Updates.

There are more reasons why you might want to flash updates manually. For example, if you are running Android 5.1 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy Core and have bugs, lags, force close problems, battery drain, or any other soft brick type of problem, you can flash the same update manually and try flashing that Android Lollipop stock ROM on your device. So, as you can see, flashing updates manually isn’t just about updating to newer software updates, you might want to go back or stay on the same build but just re-flash it again to solve problems.


  1. Start with turning off the Samsung Galaxy Core. There are two ways to get that done: press the Power button once and then select the ‘Switch Off’ option from the menu.
  2. If your device’s screen is unresponsive, you can always long-press the Power button and get your device to switch off.
  3. Now that your Galaxy Core is off, reboot it by holding the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  4. Wait until you can see some new writing on the Galaxy’s display with a warning symbol down below.
  5. Now release those keys and just press the Volume Up button.
  6. The Galaxy Core will now enter the download mode and get past that warning screen.
  7. You are ready to connect the Samsung Galaxy Core to the computer and use the Odin flashing tool, or any other tool that might be handy in future for downloading updates.

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