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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if I had to wait for the battery to die, will holding all of the buttons down still work for me, even if it will not charge or turn on now? I have been without a phone for 3 days and cannot afford to purchase a new one. please help.

 
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My s7 is rebooting but the same massege came again and again

 
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i have a samsunge galaxey s6 plus and its came up with downloading do not turn off target how long will this last and whats it for

 
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This didn't work for us , it got rid of the message but now the phone won't turn on at all

 
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Try holding your power button and volume down button. It will reboot the phone.

 
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THE POWER BUTTON AND VOLUME DOWN BUTTON TOTATLLY WORKED AND STOPPED THIS CRAP!! IT GIVES U OPTIONS ON RESTARTING IN SMALLER FONTING THAN MY TYPING RIGHT NOW LOL CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT SAYS START NORMALLY SO YOU DON'T ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR...

THE POWER BUTTON AND VOLUME DOWN BUTTON TOTATLLY WORKED AND STOPPED THIS CRAP!! IT GIVES U OPTIONS ON RESTARTING IN SMALLER FONTING THAN MY TYPING RIGHT NOW LOL CHOOSE THE OPTION THAT SAYS START NORMALLY SO YOU DON'T ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE THE OTHER OPTIONS SUCK. JUST DO THE #1 OPTION ON THE TOP OF THE OPTION LIST WHERE IT SAYS START IT NORMALLY. YOU HIT THE HOME BUTTON N BOOM IT STARTS UP BACK TO NORMAL. THEN CHARGE YOUR PHONE AFTER BECAUSE THE BATTERY MAY BE SUPER LOW PERCENTAGE.

THIS ALL HAPPEN TO ME THIS MORNING. I PUT IN "SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 DOWNLOADING DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET" IN THE GOOGLE SEARCH PAGE AND FOUND THIS WONDERFUL PAGE. SAVED ME TIME N MONEY ON A NEW PHONE. THANK YOU SOLVEMIX.COM

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Ive tried to follow the directions of pressing all 4 buttons but when the screen goes black I cannot turn the phone on. The only way I got out of this was by letting the battery die due to the fact that the battery cannot be pulled from the s6

 
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Followed the advice below of pressing all four buttons at once and my phone (6S Edge) is restarting as I type this... Froze on red Verizon screen. Trying again. Four buttons pressed and hold. Black Screen with 4 restart options, chose "1) Restart...

Followed the advice below of pressing all four buttons at once and my phone (6S Edge) is restarting as I type this... Froze on red Verizon screen. Trying again. Four buttons pressed and hold. Black Screen with 4 restart options, chose "1) Restart normally." Restarting. Extraordinarily long time spent on red Verizon screen, still there. If you don't hear from me again, it worked!

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My S6 stoped working after battery overheat warning, now the only thing I can do is going to in this "Downloading .. Do not turn off target" getting out of this .. the phone is not rebooting .. blank screen ... Nothing .. any help please ..

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

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

 
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