How to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode

How to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode
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Boot menus have been there in smartphones since its arrival. When it comes to Samsung devices there was only one boot menu which was the recovery mode so far. But for the new devices from Samsung including the Galaxy A8 and A8+ have a dual boot menu set up. They have a recovery mode and a download mode. The recovery mode is used for options like factory reset and to wipe cache files from the device. While the download mode is used to flash files to the device. Read along to find out how to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode.

How to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode

Steps to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ have special key combinations for accessing recovery and download mode. Both the combinations are explained below, please read through to find out.

Steps How to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery mode

Recovery mode is used in Samsung Galaxy A8 or A8+ to do things like a factory rest of to wipe cache partition. The steps to access recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy A8 or A8+ are:

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  1. Powe off your device by pressing and holding the power button and selecting power off option when it appears on the screen
  2. Press and hold Home button, power button, and volume up button at the same time
  3. When you see the recovery mode flashing on the screen release the keys

Now you are in the recovery mode, and touch access won’t work in there. You can use the volume button to move through options and the power key to select any.

Steps How to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into download mode

Download mode in Samsung A8 or A8+ is used to flash various software or updates on to the device. The steps to reach download mode on Samsung Galaxy A8 or A8+ are:

  1. Powe off your device by pressing and holding the power button and selecting power off option when it appears on the screen
  2. Press and hold Home button, power button, and volume down button at the same time
  3. When you see a warning screen release the keys and press the volume up button to continue

Now you are in the download mode.

I hope this guide was useful in understanding how to boot Galaxy A8 or A8+ into recovery or download mode. If you have any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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