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    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?
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    You went in to ODIN Recovery mode.
    No big deal. Idk what that means but it's all good

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    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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    Volume down + power button takes you to download recovery mode. You only need that if you are using Odin.
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    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?
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    Default Re: "downloading do not turn off target"

    Quote Originally Posted by menelfloss View Post
    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.


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    Freaked me out...thought some sort of virus or something! Paranoia...big destroyah

    Rebooted, pulled battery out and then reset....all ok!
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    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
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase Woods View Post
    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.
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    can help mee
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    i have galaxy s advance not wrked moor can heelp mee
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    Quote Originally Posted by amerking View Post
    i have galaxy s advance not wrked moor can heelp mee
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    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...

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