1. Scythe55's Avatar
    Well, my wife went to church today and when she came home her phone is booting into ODIN mode. Any ideas? I didn't know it was possible to randomly do that. I asked her if anyone had access to her phone. She says it was in her purse all day. It apparently went in working, came out with an android symbol and saying "Downloading - Please wait".

    Any ideas?
    10-21-2012 08:19 PM
  2. shansmi's Avatar
    If she or anyone else were not attempting to boot the phone, she must not have had the screen locked when it was in her purse. That said the phones power button bumped something and something else bumped the context menu that comes up and selected restart. Next something had to be compressing two keys (the home and down volume keys) at the same time as the power button to get into download mode. Sounds a bit far fetched if not rooted wth a utility installed that allows booting into download mode directly...

    Anyway to get out of download mode, pull the battery, wait 5s, re-insert the battery and then power up the phone. If it comes back in download mode something else is wrong. Please report back.
    10-21-2012 08:29 PM
  3. Scythe55's Avatar
    I'll try that, thanks. I asked her repeatedly if anyone had her phone today for that very reason. It seems far fetched to me to.

    Let me see if pulling the battery works.

    EDIT: No, pulling the battery doesn't work. She wants to take it to the AT&T store. I told her not to be surprised if they give her **** about it. Note that neither her phone or mine is rooted. I asked her again if the phone was out of her sight today...she says no. She says "something happened", she thought it powered down so she charged it up at church (she teaches a class there on Sundays). She says she may have been holding the with the volume keys pressed while turning it on. For some reason, she started pressing other buttons "to get it to come back on". Your guess is as good as mine as to what exactly happened. She cannot explain what was happening in such a manner that I can even guess what was on the screen, or what the phone was doing when all this happened. If she wasn't my wife, I'd be saying "B.S.".

    I guess she'll take it to AT&T and see what they have say about it. I'm not exactly expecting too much from them.
    10-21-2012 08:58 PM
  4. shansmi's Avatar
    Even a bad rooting experience will not do this. I have had several devices and done all kinds of playing. If you get stuck a battery pull should do it for something like this.
    10-21-2012 10:11 PM
  5. Scythe55's Avatar
    It must be the phone then..... Pulling battery does nothing. It goes right back into boot mode.

    Update: AT&T is replacing the phone. Thanks for the comments.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    10-22-2012 07:22 AM
  6. iTippy's Avatar
    Are you missing the OS? After a bad root I wiped ICS and interrupted the update because of a power outage. It came on every time after that until I reflashed the firmware.
    12-05-2012 01:41 PM
  7. SetsumaThunders's Avatar
    Same thing happened to my phone! I did nothing to prompt it to do that I don't even know why it did that. Last time I had looked at it it was shutting down because the battery was dead. About an hour later I felt it getting warm in the car seat with me and it was in "ODIN mode." Waiting for a battery to charge on the charger (my charging port is broken.) I hope it's not just totally messed up
    01-20-2013 06:46 PM
  8. IMyrseli's Avatar
    I cant turn on my phone because it restarts himself everytime, i pushed volume and power key at the same time and im downloading something in odin mode, how much time does it takes?
    01-30-2013 04:24 AM
  9. Karix Jaber's Avatar
    hello i have samsung galaxy wonder. i got to the recovery menu because my phone was not booting so i pressed on wipe data/factory reset.and now my phone doesn't boot, it is stuck on samsung galaxy wonder GT-I8150. then i tried to install gingerbread software from the odin mode but my phone always get into the download mode and i can not do anything.please i need a solution.
    02-10-2013 02:59 AM
  10. Scythe55's Avatar
    As I mentioned, this was my wife's phone and AT&T replaced the phone. I'm pretty sure it was user error.

    IMyrseli - If it's in ODIN mode, it's waiting for a download....it's not actually downloading anything. Hopefully you've already resolved the issue.
    02-15-2013 05:52 PM
  11. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I cant turn on my phone because it restarts himself everytime, i pushed volume and power key at the same time and im downloading something in odin mode, how much time does it takes?
    If you're not connected to Odin on a PC, you're not really downloading anything. It's just sitting there waiting for a download to start. You can get out of it by pulling the battery.

    What are you trying to do?
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    02-15-2013 06:26 PM
  12. gabby angus's Avatar
    My phone went into odin mode, and i left it for a
    couple of mins and then held down the home button
    and the power button together. It did the trick as i am typing
    this on my phone. Pulling out the battery wont help for odin mode a
    as the download stays on the screen. Basically, the phone is
    waiting for a reboot
    05-06-2013 04:05 AM
  13. Biridiana Sanchez's Avatar
    omg so i read your comment i want to thank god that i did what you told me, my phone works perfectlyyy!
    how amazing!
    05-12-2013 09:08 PM
  14. benyoung11's Avatar
    didnt do it what should i do? :-(
    06-03-2013 10:45 AM
  15. Krishan D's Avatar
    Well, my wife went to church today and when she came home her phone is booting into ODIN mode. Any ideas? I didn't know it was possible to randomly do that. I asked her if anyone had access to her phone. She says it was in her purse all day. It apparently went in working, came out with an android symbol and saying "Downloading - Please wait".

    Any ideas?
    08-10-2014 09:06 AM
  16. Krishan D's Avatar
    I happened same thing my volume button always been pressed down then phone always on safe mood, it not tooted .I tried to wipe data factory reset .but it going to downloading mood

    Help me plz
    08-10-2014 09:11 AM
  17. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    I happened same thing my volume button always been pressed down then phone always on safe mood
    You're going to have to solve the problem of your Volume Down button being stuck. If you have a case on the phone you should try removing it.
    If there's no case, try taking the phone apart (you can find teardown instructions online) and making sure that nothing is jamming the button down.
    At worst you can replace the Volume Rocker (ex. http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...button-repair/)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    08-10-2014 03:14 PM
  18. bizymare's Avatar
    I have a Samsung S4, Verizon SH-1545. I was at my daughter's very chilly (47 degrees) softball game and was using my phone normally. I put it in the cup holder of my chair to get up and take photos with my camera. When I came back, I could see through the netting of the cup holder it was in the Odin mode, trying to boot but nothing was happening. I'm not a developer but I am not a hack when it comes to gadgets, either. No one was near the phone, I didn't touch it. It spontaneously went to Odin.

    I didn't do anything to it under I could get to the internet to figure out what was going on. I turned off the phone and it rebooted by itself, working normally. Did it damage anything? Everything seems to be intact. Could the cold temperature have something to do with it?

    TIA.
    10-10-2014 07:58 PM
  19. GSDer's Avatar
    I turned off the phone and it rebooted by itself, working normally. Did it damage anything? Everything seems to be intact. Could the cold temperature have something to do with it?
    It's unusual for the device to boot into Download mode on its own. I doubt that it being 47° would have caused the behavior that you describe; I'd think that it would have to be much colder to affect operation.

    Since it's behaving normally after a restart I wouldn't worry about it.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    10-13-2014 02:22 PM
  20. Tom Sannino's Avatar
    I have a galaxy s3 mini and i cant hard reset. When i try it goes into odin mode and tries to download. I have never used or tried odin. I unlocked it from att thinking that would help. ... wrong. Someone please help a hard reset is nessacary at the moment. What can i do
    06-10-2015 09:27 PM
  21. MBoucher's Avatar
    My phone went into ODIN mode and I took the battery out and put it back in and it works fine. Yea!!
    08-15-2016 04:48 AM
  22. Adam_W2005's Avatar
    TRy THis
    ... if you have Nova laucher ....go to settings and change default home to touch wiz home and you can now go to ultra power mode and you can turn it off. Definitely a flaw for nova launcher
    02-18-2017 07:10 PM
  23. eeehdd's Avatar
    To force reboot your device, press and hold the Volume down and Power/Lock keys on the device for 10–20 seconds. This performs a simulated battery disconnect.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/system/support/2015/05/11/Force_Reboot.jpg


    How do I Force My Galaxy S6 Active to Reboot or Restart when the Screen is Frozen or the Device is Locked Up?
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