Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are introduced with two pre-boot menus: recovery mode and download mode. With recovery mode on your Galaxy S8, you can clear all cache or go for factory reset, which can prevent your phone from becoming a brick. While download mode gives user a chance to flash firmware files by using utilities like Odin and Smart Switch. Since Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus don’t have physical home button, it is all the more easy to boot Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into recovery mode or download mode.
Earlier, home button was an integral part of getting the phone boot up in recovery or download mode. Fortunately, this time it is extremely easy to boot Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into recovery mode or download mode.
How to Boot Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into Recovery Mode or Download Mode
Boot Your Phone into Recovery Mode
To boot your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus into recovery or download mode, you need to turn off your device. After the device is switched off, press and hold the Bixby and volume up buttons simultaneously and then hit the power button. Once your phone switches on, release the power button, but don’t loosen your grip on Bixby and volume up buttons. When you the phone’s screen turns blue and Android logo appears, you need to release the rest of the buttons.
When your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus doesn’t see any updates or commands, the recovery screen will appear automatically. This is when you can perform tasks like clearing cache or putting your phone to factory reset.
Boot Your Phone into Download Mode
To boot your Galaxy S8 into download mode, you have to start by switching your phone off (as you have done with Recovery mode). However, this time, you are supposed to press and hold the Bixby and volume down buttons, and then hit the power button. Your phone will quickly boot into download mode, hence, you can release all the three buttons simultaneously. Next, press volume up button to continue and you can flash whatever you want in your phone using Odin or Smart Switch.
If you have got Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, you can try above methods. And if you face any trouble when you boot Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into recovery mode or download mode, raise your query on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.