How To Boot Galaxy Note 9 into Recovery Mode and Download Mode

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Written by Martina Luke

Back in August 2018 when Samsung launches its latest flagship device called Galaxy Note 9. Since the launch of this matured Note line Android device from Samsung, it is gaining lots of appreciation from users as well as developers all across the world. Like every year, Samsung has implemented some unique and amazing feature in its latest flagship device. Its powerful hardware powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with up to 6 GB of RAM. In the camera department, Samsung borrows the Galaxy S9 plus dual aperture camera with OIS on both rear cameras.

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How to Boot Samsung galaxy note 9 into recovery mode

Currently, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most buzzing Android devices in the marker. But even this, Galaxy Note 9 is also prone to system errors and junk problem. Fixing such errors can be easily done by performing wipe cache or factory reset through recovery mode. Must Read: How to Root Galaxy Note 9 & Install TWRP Recovery

As a developer, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the completed package which helps the developer in testing heavy apps or firmware. If you want to flash a Samsung’s official firmware on your Note 9 then, you need to reboot your mobile phone in download mode. Is your Galaxy Note 9 causing problem and you want to boot in recovery mode or download mode? If yes, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we are going to give you step by step guide on how to boot Galaxy Note 9 into Download Mode and Recovery Mode.

How To boot Galaxy Note 9 into Download Mode

Like every latest Android device, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also has a Download mode. Using download Mode on your Galaxy Note 9, you can easily flash the stock Samsung firmware on your Galaxy Note 9 device.  Odin flash tool is the Samsung’s proprietary tool that let you install the stock firmware via Download Mode. Installing the custom recovery like TWRP on Galaxy Note 9 also require to enter Download mode.

Booting the Galaxy Note 9 device into the Download mode is not a rocket science. There is some buttons combination that you have to perform in order to enter into Download Mode.

Steps to boot Samsung Galaxy 9 into Download Mode? [Steps]

1: Initially, you have to power off your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 device by pressing and holding the “power” button.

Power off Galaxy Note 9

Tap on Power off

2: Simply tap on the “Power Off” two times to confirm the shutdown.

3: Once your device is completely powered off, press and hold the “Volume Down” + “Bixby button” Simultaneously.

4: Connect your Galaxy Note 9 device to the computer via USB type C cable while holding both buttons.

5: Release the buttons when you see a warning message on your mobile screen.One has to press the volume up button to continue.

Warning Message on Galaxy Note 9

Volume up to continue

So, this is the guide on how to boot Samsung Galaxy Note 9 into the Download Mode.  After boot into the Download mode, you can use Odin Flash tool in order to flash the firmware on it.

Also read: How To do Factory Reset in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 [Complete Guide]

How To boot Galaxy Note 9 into Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is another boot mode in the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Similar like on other Android smartphones, you can use Recovery Mode to install OTA system updates, wipe cache & data, factory reset manually. Sideloading the OTA installation is also possible on Galaxy note 9 through a computer by adb sideload option in the recovery mode.

Basically, there are two different ways to boot into the recovery mode on Galaxy Note 9. One by using buttons combination and second, by using fastboot and ADB commands via computer. The process of the boot into the recovery mode is the same even if you have a custom recovery installed on it like TWRP, CWM, or any other. So, take a look at the guide on how to boot Galaxy Note 9 into Recovery Mode.

Method 1: Boot into Recovery Mode using buttons combination [Steps]

1: First, power off your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 by pressing the hold the power button and choose “Power off” from the given options.

2: Simply, tap on the “Power off” button again to confirm the shutdown process.

Power off to switch of Galaxy Note 9

Tap on Power off

3: Once the phone is completed switched off, press and hold the “Volume up + Bixby button + Power button” at the same time to boot your device into the recovery mode.

4:  After 8 – 10 seconds, you will boot into the recovery mode like in the image below.

Recovery Mode on Galaxy note 9

Recovery Mode

If you are not able to boot into the Recovery Mode after following the method 1 then, proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Boot into Recovery Mode using ADB commands [Steps]

1: First of all, you have to Download ADB and Fastboot on your computer and install it.

2: Now, enable the USB debugging on your Galaxy Note 9. You can do it by going to the Settings > About Phone > Software Information > tap on build number 5-6 times. Go back to the Settings > Developer Options > Turn on the USB debugging.

3:  Now, open the ADB and fastboot folder, right-click on the white empty area and choose “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here”.

Open adb and fastboot

Click on Open PowerShell window here

4: CUI based window will appear, enter the following command on it and hit enter button:

adb devices

5: After that, boot your device into Recovery mode by entering the following command:

adb reboot recovery

After executing the above commands, your device will boot into the Recovery Mode.

Conclusion: Boot Galaxy Note 9 into Download Mode and Recovery Mode [Guide]

Still, have any doubts or suggestions regarding the above guide? Let us know in the comments section below. If you like this post then, don’t forget to share it with your friends and loved ones who have any Galaxy devices.

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