Samsung Galaxy S6 - "Downloading ... Do not turn off the target!"

Should you have used on your Samsung Galaxy 6 a key combination that has accidentally activated the Download mode instead of another mode, then you see the following message on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S6:

"Downloading ... Do not turn off the target!"

If you see this message for the first time, then you wonder probably what exactly is happening. Basically nothing happens. Most of the time you do not use a USB cable with which a new Android firmware is uploaded by a software like "ODIN".

Can I turn off the smartphone without problems?

Yes, that is why you must not take the message on the display seriously, because you has only activated the download mode accidentally and you are not uploading any firmware to your device.

That's why it's no problem if your Samsung Galaxy S6 shows the message "Downloading ... Do not turn off the target!" and you just turn off your smartphone by pressing the power button.


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#11 James Procter 2017-01-05 00:21
I had just turned my phone off and then this screen popped up. I cant seem to turn the phone back on and I cant turn it off because it is already off.
#10 MP 2016-11-17 23:49
THANK GOD Lb was right, it completely worked for my phone (Samsung Galaxy s6)
#9 MB 2016-10-28 10:14
It worked. Thanks!
#8 GH 2016-07-06 01:18
LB is correct, Samsung galaxy 6, all buttons until it reboots (about 30 seconds)
#7 UBO 2016-06-30 13:02
Follow what LB said if power button isnt working. just ran into this with my note 5, and I pressed ALL buttons. It restarted my device
#6 Eric 2016-05-06 00:20
No buttons work on my S6 after going to this screen, had to wait for the battery to die.
#5 dan 2016-04-09 22:50
thank you worked for me was stressed
#4 LB 2016-03-24 23:40
When stuck in "downloading" mode, press and hold all buttons including volume up, volume down, power, and home for several seconds. It'll restart the phone. It worked for my Samsung Galaxy S6.
#3 Dadda 2016-03-24 15:38
Hi Guys, it worked for me. You should hold down the power bottom and unplug the usb cable
#2 ceddy p 2016-03-10 17:59
how long cuz my power button is not doing anything and its been likw an hr already 8)
#1 Kayla 2015-12-31 02:38
The power button isn't doing anything. It's still stuck. I've held it for like a whole minute.