How to fix Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck in download mode [Tip]

Samsung Galaxy S3We’ve already told you all about how to enter the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone in download mode, but what if your device gets stuck upon entering the download mode and doesn’t do as the guide says. As so often is the case with technology still in the 21st century, these things will happen from time to time. Fortunately this guide will teach you everything you need to fix Samsung Galaxy S3 stuck in download mode.

The following guide is only known to solve the Samsung Galaxy S3 is stuck on download mode problem and won’t necessarily work with any other device — including the rest of the Samsung Galaxy range.


  • The following guide is made for those who have the Samsung Galaxy S3 device. While the same idea might be helpful for other devices in the Samsung range, it might need unique files. Therefore, you shouldn’t follow this guide unless you have the S3 variant.


  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers to your computer for your device. Now when you connect the S3 to the computer and attempt to use download mode and Odin, you will not get stuck in the download mode.


  1. The most common reason for people getting stuck in the download mode is during a bad software update or downgrade.
  2. To solve the problem of being stuck in download mode, remove the battery from the device.
  3. leave the battery pack out completely for about 2-3 minutes and reenter the battery pack once again.
  4. Now your Samsung Galaxy S3 should boot up normally again.
  5. Try booting your device back up in the download mode: completely switch it off by holding the Power key for 10 seconds, now reboot holding the Volume Down + Home + Power keys.
  6. Wait until you get the warning screen and press the Volume Up button when it tells you on the display.
  7. Now connect your device to the computer and download the firmware again. Use a trusted source such as Sam Mobile.
    – here is the important part where you must find the right firmware for your device. You can identify this by looking at the model number. Go to the Settings > About Device > look at the model number of your device. Type that same model number into the firmware search field on the Sam Mobile website. Now you can use any of those software updates that have the same model number written on the file.
  8. Download the Odin app from a trusted source.
  9. Extract both packages on the desktop of the computer by right-clicking over the files and selecting the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
  10. Now open the Odin app and click the PDA/AP button.
  11. Browse the desktop for the firmware update file.
  12. Click the Start button and flash that firmware on your device.

Job done! Now your device should update without getting stuck in the download mode. If you were rooting, unrooting or installing a custom recovery and not updating, you can apply the same steps but use your unique file instead.

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