1. menelfloss's Avatar
    I re-booted my phone this morning and at start up I got a screen with an android on it with a message "downloading do not turn off target"... It did not last all that long so I wonder if it was some firmware or something. I was at OS 4.0.2 and still am.
    Attached is as screenshot of my about phone screen.
    Ever happen to you?
    04-15-2012 08:54 PM
  2. j.glik14's Avatar
    You went in to ODIN Recovery mode.
    No big deal. Idk what that means but it's all good

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    04-15-2012 09:19 PM
  3. Jdm4292's Avatar
    Yeah it happened to me last night as well. Idk how my phone battery died and when I turned it on it went to that screen.

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    04-15-2012 09:21 PM
  4. darkness66's Avatar
    Volume down + power button takes you to download recovery mode. You only need that if you are using Odin.
    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    04-15-2012 09:51 PM
  5. menelfloss's Avatar
    Huh,... Yep, I forgot to charge my phone last night and this morning I woke up to the phone making a dialing noise and off noise.
    What is Odin?
    04-15-2012 10:15 PM
  6. zero neck's Avatar
    Huh,... Yep, I forgot to charge my phone last night and this morning I woke up to the phone making a dialing noise and off noise.
    What is Odin?
    Odin is a fail safe recovery mode that you can restore to stock from.
    It's built into (many) samsung android devices.
    04-15-2012 10:17 PM
  7. mpullan's Avatar
    Freaked me out...thought some sort of virus or something! Paranoia...big destroyah

    Rebooted, pulled battery out and then reset....all ok!
    09-18-2012 08:04 PM
  8. Chase Woods's Avatar
    Was playing offroad nation on my Samsung galaxy tablet when it started lagging reallybad locked up so i tried doing a hard reset and that's when that same message came up its just sitting there nothing has happened should i leave it be What its been like 15 mins and its still saying the same thing downloading do not turn off target
    11-29-2012 06:14 AM
  9. davey11's Avatar
    Actually Odin is a windows program used to flash .tar files to the phone. These tar files can be radios, recoverys, kernels or even roms. I still have odin from my Fascinate and charge days.
    Since cwm/twrp and the fastboot system with the nexus devices work so well, we have little need for odin.

    11-29-2012 01:36 PM
  10. davey11's Avatar
    Was playing offroad nation on my Samsung galaxy tablet when it started lagging reallybad locked up so i tried doing a hard reset and that's when that same message came up its just sitting there nothing has happened should i leave it be What its been like 15 mins and its still saying the same thing downloading do not turn off target
    Just hit the power button. Won't harm anything since you are not actually flashing anything. Or batt pull.
    11-29-2012 01:53 PM
  11. amerking's Avatar
    can help mee
    03-27-2013 05:16 AM
  12. amerking's Avatar
    i have galaxy s advance not wrked moor can heelp mee
    03-27-2013 05:21 AM
  13. amerking's Avatar
    i have galaxy s advance not wrked moor can heelp mee
    03-27-2013 05:24 AM
  14. dcoope's Avatar
    The screen for "downloading...do not turn off target" has appeared on my tablet. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab. It's one of the first tablets with 7 inch screen. I have researched and tried the volume up/down method but it hasn't worked. The tablet will turn on and show the Samsung start off screen but then either power off or the screen goes black. Any advice? I have insurance but I would be required to pay $150 for a refurbished one which I don't want to do. I've seen some sites say to pull the battery out which could work but I would have to take it apart...
    05-08-2013 05:17 PM
  15. Kawsur123's Avatar
    I re-booted my phone this morning and at start up I got a screen with an android on it with a message "downloading do not turn off target"... It did not last all that long so I wonder if it was some firmware or something. I was at OS 4.0.2 and still am.
    Attached is as screenshot of my about phone screen.
    Ever happen to you?
    12-16-2015 07:23 AM
  16. Eugeniagen's Avatar
    Was playing offroad nation on my Samsung galaxy tablet when it started lagging reallybad locked up so i tried doing a hard reset and that's when that same message came up its just sitting there nothing has happened should i leave it be What its been like 15 mins and its still saying the same thing downloading do not turn off target
    I know this is like yeaarrsssss already. BUT we're u able to fix your tablet?
    The same thing happening to my Note 10.1 N8000. It's an old tablet, I know. However, I never change into new ones. Now it's happening to me. ODIN MODE. Downloading do not turn off target.

    Is there anyone having this problem and successfully fix it??
    I couldn't open the tablet to pull out the battery. And no, there's no home button on my tablet too. All I did was pressing the power button and volume. Nothing happened. It keeps like this.

    Anyone can help??? Appreciate any answers.
    03-13-2016 05:50 PM
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