1. jejb's Avatar
    On my S7E, it was holding down the volume up, home key and then power key, and it would boot into recovery (power off first). But I can't figure out how to do that on my Note 8. I've done some searching, but no joy so far.

    Anyone figure it out yet?
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    09-19-2017 06:33 PM
  2. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    On my S7E, it was holding down the volume up, home key and then power key, and it would boot into recovery (power off first). But I can't figure out how to do that on my Note 8. I've done some searching, but no joy so far.

    Anyone figure it out yet?
    hadn't gotten as far as asking this yet. thank you for doing it. I couldn't get it to work, but it could have been just in the moment. no download mode either. again, could be just me. need to ask over on xda, but I suspect we both know the answer by now.
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    09-19-2017 06:44 PM
  3. Ryano89's Avatar
    With the phone off...hold volume up and the bixby button down...then press power and hold all 3 until the little Android guy appears, release all 3 and wait until it says no command. then tap power.
    09-19-2017 07:26 PM
  4. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    With the phone off...hold volume up and the bixby button down...then press power and hold all 3 until the little Android guy appears, release all 3 and wait until it says no command. then tap power.
    hope it works even though it's remapped! thanks!
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    09-19-2017 07:34 PM
  5. jejb's Avatar
    With the phone off...hold volume up and the bixby button down...then press power and hold all 3 until the little Android guy appears, release all 3 and wait until it says no command. then tap power.
    Yep, that's the method, thanks. Just don't have the Bixby button remapped with Bixby Button Remapper, or it won't work. Works okay if you remap with the bxAction app, though.
    09-19-2017 09:18 PM
  6. jb4kats's Avatar
    Have you tried the volume down and the power button?

    Oops,..... I misunderstood the OP, so ignore my reply!
    09-19-2017 09:45 PM
  7. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Yep, that's the method, thanks. Just don't have the Bixby button remapped with Bixby Button Remapper, or it won't work. Works okay if you remap with the bxAction app, though.
    worked for me for recovery and download mode and I use Bixby Button Remapper.
    09-19-2017 10:09 PM
  8. jimd1050's Avatar
    With the phone off...hold volume up and the bixby button down...then press power and hold all 3 until the little Android guy appears, release all 3 and wait until it says no command. then tap power.
    Thank you Ryan... I've been looking everywhere, trying to clear my cache since loading all my apps and getting the phone set up! You're a lifesaver!!!
    09-20-2017 12:14 AM
  9. Jewels81's Avatar
    With the phone off...hold volume up and the bixby button down...then press power and hold all 3 until the little Android guy appears, release all 3 and wait until it says no command. then tap power.
    Thank you
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    09-20-2017 12:27 AM
  10. Ryano89's Avatar
    Thank you Ryan... I've been looking everywhere, trying to clear my cache since loading all my apps and getting the phone set up! You're a lifesaver!!!
    My pleasure, I just stumbled into it myself. Lol
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    09-20-2017 06:32 AM
  11. Ohioan's Avatar
    Holding the volume down + power button for 30 seconds brought up the bootloader on my VZW N8 that was soft bricked.
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    09-20-2017 08:44 AM
  12. jimd1050's Avatar
    Holding the volume down + power button for 30 seconds brought up the bootloader on my VZW N8 that was soft bricked.
    ...also good to know - thanks!
    09-20-2017 01:18 PM
  13. Amele's Avatar
    I wonder if that is something Bixby could be programmed to do for those of us with hand problems. Haven't done more than play around a little with Bixby but it has the potential to do a lot of things on the phone that are annoying or time consuming to do, and to automate a lot of them. But it takes time to figure all that out and two weeks in I haven't had a chance yet. But thanks for posting the method to do it by hand.
    09-20-2017 01:49 PM
  14. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I wonder if that is something Bixby could be programmed to do for those of us with hand problems. Haven't done more than play around a little with Bixby but it has the potential to do a lot of things on the phone that are annoying or time consuming to do, and to automate a lot of them. But it takes time to figure all that out and two weeks in I haven't had a chance yet. But thanks for posting the method to do it by hand.
    I found it tricky but doable if I turned my device so that volume button/bixby is on the bottom and the power button is on the top (landscape) and used my thumbs for the volume button/bixby and my right/left index finger to hold the power. ymmv

    this was the easiest way for me to do it. the bixby button in the mix instead of home button does present a challenge, and it's awkward to be sure, but if the button were remapped to do this any accidental touches would reboot the phone into recovery, would it not? so it would need a confirmation dialog and that would be annoying too. all just thoughts.
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    09-20-2017 01:58 PM
  15. Amele's Avatar
    I found it tricky but doable if I turned my device so that volume button/bixby is on the bottom and the power button is on the top (landscape) and used my thumbs for the volume button/bixby and my right/left index finger to hold the power. ymmv



    this was the easiest way for me to do it. the bixby button in the mix instead of home button does present a challenge, and it's awkward to be sure, but if the button were remapped to do this any accidental touches would reboot the phone into recovery, would it not? so it would need a confirmation dialog and that would be annoying too. all just thoughts.
    Yeah I wasn't thinking of remapping it, just seeing if that was one of the commands- recovery mode- that Bixby could do. Regardless, I wish they made these phones with easier ways to reboot into recovery mode.
    09-20-2017 03:28 PM

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