Boot into Download mode on Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra [ODIN mode]

Do you want to install any custom ROM, tweak, flash new custom recovery in your Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra? Then you should know how to boot into Download/Odin Mode. Follow the below simple article to learn how to Boot into Download mode on Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S20 series is the latest premium and flagship smartphone from Samsung. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series i.e., Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra as its latest flagship family at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, California. The Galaxy S20 series ships with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, which features more powerful image processing, a new fifth-generation AI Engine, better power efficiency, basically everything you could ask for in a mobile processor.

Download mode on Galaxy s20 series

What is Download Mode or Odin Mode?

Odin mode, also known as Download mode, is a mode for SAMSUNG only. It is a state that allows you to flash firmware through Odin or other desktop software. The Download mode is also known by fastboot mode or Bootloader Mode. This is very useful for many reasons. The most common use of the fastboot mode is flashing stock firmware (Stock ROMs), flashing custom recoveries like TWRP and CWM, restoring backups, unlocking the bootloader, installing OTA updates, removing bloatware, tweaking system, overclocking Android phones amongst other uses.

When You Should Boot Into Download Mode?

You need to boot into Download Mode on Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra in a few following situations when you want to:

  • Flash Stock firmware
  • Custom firmware
  • Flash Stock recovery
  • Flash kernel
  • Gain root access by flashing root packages

Boot Into Download Mode on Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra

  • First of all, Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S10.
  • Press and hold Volume Down and then power up the Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra by holding the Power key for a while
  • Release all keys when you see the screen with Warning, you can confirm by pressing Volume UP key.
  • Or you can use the Volume Down key to cancel or restart the Samsung Galaxy S20 (Plus) and S20 Ultra.


Download mode is also known as ODIN mode. So do not confuse between Download mode and ODIN mode. Both of them are the same process with different names.

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