Phone is Stuck on “Downloading… Do not turn off target“ Screen


  • Phone is stuck on “Downloading… Do not turn off target“ Screen


  • Samsung phones


Samsung Phones Without a Home Button
  • Press the Volume down button
    • In some cases, this may be Power button/Side key + Volume down
Samsung Phones With a Home Button
  1. Simultaneously press and hold Power button + Home button + Volume Down button.
    • Make sure to press them down at the same time.
  2. Keep pressed until the screen goes black
  3. Release all buttons
  4. Your device should automatically reboot 
    • If your device doesn’t automatically reboot, press the power button yourself


Instead of pressing Power button + Home button + Volume UP or Power button/Side key + Volume UP buttons at the same time when attempting to boot into Recovery Mode, Power button + Home button + Volume DOWN or Power button/Side key + Volume UP + Volume DOWN was pressed

Additional Notes

This screen is also called the Download Mode screen


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