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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Comments (15)

  1. R linville

The galaxy s8+ doesn't have a home button when this screen is on.

  1. Amy

LB, YOU are my LIFESAVER!!! It worked!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Totally love you right now!

  1. Marty K

I have the s8+. got yhr same message. HOLD, home button, volumne down button, and the power button, at the same time until the phone turns off. this will reboot the system.

  1. Ashley K

Was anyone able to fix this?? It's been almost 12 hours for me....

  1. James Procter

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.

  1. MP

THANK GOD Lb was right, it completely worked for my phone (Samsung Galaxy s6)

  1. MB

It worked. Thanks!

  1. GH

LB is correct, Samsung galaxy 6, all buttons until it reboots (about 30 seconds)

  1. UBO

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

  1. Eric

No buttons work on my S6 after going to this screen, had to wait for the battery to die.

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