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  1. Anna Howarth's Avatar
    I have the Samsung Galaxy S and after the battery died, I simply tried to turn it back on after it had been on charge for over two hours. Instead, it went to a plain black screen, though it constantly vibrates. The two touch buttons to the left and right of the home button flash but nothing else. However, when I try to reboot, the settings usually come on screen, though again nothing happens. A few weeks on, the message when I try is now the "Downloading...Do not turn of Target!". I have tried to reboot like others have mentioned, but that again leads to the plain black screen.
    Help?
    12-10-2013 05:09 PM
  2. doykov's Avatar
    i have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and i have problem with the Downloading Target i cant fix it doesnt download and nothing happen with the phone if i switch off the phone what is gonna happen how i can fix that problem ...pls help
    12-22-2013 04:09 PM
  3. derock533's Avatar
    Good day everyone...hope am not interrupting the trade. My Samsung galaxy tab is stuck at the samsung logo. I have tried Power+Vol Up option to reset,but i end up with an error.I tried Power+Vol dwn and i got stuck at downloading.... Do not turn Target!!!.
    I have tried connecting to the PC, i discovered there is no sound to show that a USB is connected to the PC,yet it is charging.Hence KIES could not detect the TAB.

    Please how do i get my TAB working again?
    12-23-2013 07:43 AM
  4. Leonie Petersen's Avatar
    my s1'9000 still says downloading do not turn off target. And that is it. I can vdo anything with it anymore. I tried all the solutions. Waiting removing with or without sd and so on. HELP
    01-01-2014 11:24 AM
  5. Star Signs's Avatar
    I too have had this problem with my T-Mobile Galaxy S II. On that phone I got stuck on the Downloading Do Not Remove Target mode as soon as I turned off my phone. I got my replacement phone today, and noticed that it goes into that mode if the charger is plugged in and the phone is off. It does not come on when the phone is on and charging. T-Mobile is sending me yet another replacement phone. Could it have anything to do with the charger? It started happening on my other phone maybe over a month ago -- maybe with the new Android 4.1.2 software?
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    03-27-2014 10:05 PM
  6. TR1973's Avatar
    I just got hit with D*** downloading target etc..sam galaxy 3, 3 weeks old... couldnt turn of finally did what Ansari said to do. Worked but now acting funny, turned off and taking to ATT in morning, is it a trojan virus for samsungs?
    05-08-2014 09:51 PM
  7. Heather Brand's Avatar
    This worked perfectly for me! thank you so much!!
    07-23-2014 05:28 PM
  8. Mahesh Patel1's Avatar
    Hi Fal92 I am having the same problem as u ..could u figure out how to solve it ?
    07-31-2014 01:36 PM
  9. loza moza's Avatar
    Download mode is for using Odin. This is a Samsung exclusive way of flashing your device but usually isn't used on the Nexus line. It's used commonly on branded Samsung devices like the S3 for rooting and restoring a device to stock.
    Hello..I have s3 and after updating the system.. the device doesn't turn on at all.. I pressed on (home +power+ volume down) and it gives me this (downloading.. do not turn off the target) any suggestion how can I recover this?
    08-10-2014 12:28 PM
  10. debmiz1's Avatar
    You are a genius. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH
    10-04-2014 03:11 PM
  11. Myarnist's Avatar
    Thank you....My Nexus 10 tab was being strangled into download mode by a cover with corner elastics that depressed the Volume Down key continually.
    Hard to find a decent cover just anywhere...damn Ipads get all the fun ones.
    10-16-2014 11:45 PM
  12. Arianna Leone's Avatar
    Hello..I have note3 neo and after updating the system.. the device doesn't turn on at all.. I pressed on (home +power+ volume down) and it gives me this (downloading.. do not turn off the target)can you explain me how to recover this?
    10-25-2014 01:36 AM
  13. mamajojo4's Avatar
    Just take your battery out for a minute. I'm not techy, but it worked.
    11-25-2014 12:07 PM
  14. rayflix's Avatar
    New to android, and I don't know what happened, or what i did to bring it about but pushing down both buttons most definitely saved my bacon. So thanks.
    12-10-2014 09:55 PM
  15. lsiden's Avatar
    Thank you so much, SrFox! That really helped.
    12-17-2014 10:48 PM
  16. John Dar's Avatar
    Well....I had exactly the same problem with everyone here...heres what I did...:
    I took out the battery,then putted it inside again...and turned on the phone..
    from here everything went right...
    i wrote my PIN and the everything was ok...
    I dont know if it works on you,but it really worked on me...!
    Have a good night!
    Cheers
    -John Dar
    01-19-2015 01:10 PM
  17. Nammtar666's Avatar
    Thank you. That worked for my Samsung GT- P3110 Rooted Tablet
    02-13-2015 10:42 AM
  18. Rakesh Bauhadoor's Avatar
    my is stuck on "Do not turn off target."
    03-15-2015 01:14 PM
  19. Elisheva Allen's Avatar
    Pushing the power button, down/up button, and home button restarted my phone and got it out of the Downloading....do not turn off target screen. Thank you so much.
    05-03-2015 09:25 AM
  20. Ashley Vaughn1's Avatar
    My samsung tab 4 randomly popped up the same screen, Android logo and saying downloading do not turn off target. I was in panic mode, because it wouldn't do anything, so I saw this forum and saw where someone said to hit the down volume+power+home all at the same time and it resolved the issue, and restarted my tablet. Thank you for the help!
    05-24-2015 08:33 PM
  21. Tammym69's Avatar
    My galaxy tab 3 won't do anything. It just keeps reading downloading do not turn off target. Please what does this mean and how do I fix it?
    06-12-2015 03:34 AM
  22. Kevin Scrimgeour's Avatar
    I had another battery that was charged to 8% at least put it in no problem. Seemed the battery was so low it was hard to start up again.

    Seemed to fix it however this is a bad sign of something. I think backup your phone and get ready for future more serious issues.
    06-16-2015 01:45 AM
  23. Bez Rollson's Avatar
    Downloading... Do not turn off target!!-image.jpg

    Hello Android peeps

    I turned my phone off a week or so but when I came back to it.I saw it was in this state
    Downloading do not turn off target
    It has been in this limbo state a few hours
    I have read the advice on this forum
    Is it safe to force the power off, take out the battery and reboot?I worry there is No Operating system in this current state!
    Thanks
    Bez
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    06-21-2015 12:47 PM
  24. Denden Teklesenbet's Avatar
    please help me how to reset my samsung duos phone if i forget the pattern
    and google account .
    and it is given me Downloading... Do not turn off target!!
    07-09-2015 01:22 AM
  25. Nazeer Katarki's Avatar
    my samsung galaxy grand 2/ 7102donot turn off target problem /thanks for sugesting me the same problem i have but once battery i removed from device and re inserted. problem was solved thank u thank u verry much my samsung mobile now working fine
    07-10-2015 05:27 AM
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