How to enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Alpha [Tip]

Samsung Galaxy AlphaThe Samsung Galaxy Alpha is an excellent handset as long as you know how to use it to its full potential. For many, that means cracking open the system internal with root access. Once you have root access on your device, you can install all apps that are available on the Google Play Store. The only thing with rooting is that you won’t be able to get the guides to work unless you enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Alpha if you are using the Odin flashing tool. Most people use Odin for rooting with the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. While rooting is always popular, it’s not the only reason for you to enter download mode on Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphones. Arguably the most popular reason would be to install official software updates manually via the Odin tool. You can do that by downloading the official stock firmware file from trusted sources online like the Sam Mobile website. Once you create an account at Sam Mobile, you can easily search for your devices model number in the firmware section and download the right firmware for your Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.


  • Since you aren’t connecting to a computer until after your device is in the download mode, you will need to have enough battery power to keep the device on. The guide only takes a few seconds, so you don’t need much. Just make sure you have at least enough juice until you are connecting to the computer or you’ll need to start again.
  • If you are planning on connecting to Odin, you will need a computer for that unless you are using the mobile Odin. Those of you need a computer will also need to ensure that you have the USB Debugging Mode enabled. The USB Debugging Mode is often on by default with the latest handsets, but not always — and you might have turned it off yourself after purchasing the device.
  • Here’s how to check if USB Debugging Mode is enabled on your device: Menu > Settings¬†> Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.


  1. Start by turning the Samsung Galaxy Alpha totally off.
    – you can turn it off by holding the Power key for 5-10 seconds, or by pressing Power just once and releasing it. Now select the ‘Switch Off’ option from the display.
  2. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Alpha holding down the Power + Home + Volume Down keys.
  3. Keep pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power combination until you see the screen change.
  4. Release the three key combination you were holding and just press the Volume Up key when you see the warning triangle.
  5. Your device will now get past that warning triangle and boot into the download mode.
  6. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone is ready to be connected to the computer with the USB cable. You should head back to the guide you were using before for specific instructions on what to do next.

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