How to enter Recovery mode and ODIN mode/Download mode on Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3 Recovery ModeThis article covers how to enter into recovery mode and ODIN Mode/Download mode on your Samsung Galaxy S3.

How to enter Recovery mode on Galaxy S3:

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold down Volume up and Home button.
  • While holding both the above keys press and hold the power button.
  • Once the phone vibrates let go of the power button, but keep holding the Volume up and Home button.
  • You will see the Samsung Galaxy S III logo and right after that the Recovery mode. Don’t let go of the buttons until your phone is in recovery.

How to enter  ODIN/Download Mode on Galaxy S3:

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold down Volume down and Home button.
  • While holding both the above keys press and hold the power button, then you will see the disclaimer.
  • Let go of all the buttons and press Volume up to accept the disclaimer.
  • The phone goes directly into ODIN/Download mode right after this. You will see a green droid which indicates you’re in ODIN/Download mode.

I hope I have helped you!

7 Comments
  1. Reply Paul Apr 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Custome binary: no
    Current binary: samsung official
    System status: official

    I need binary to initialize odin3

  2. Reply brandi Jul 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Does it take a long time for the download in odin mode? It has ben about an hour.

  3. Reply Samir Poudel Jun 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    how much charge is required ??

  4. Reply Jadielady Bennett Oct 10, 2016 at 3:56 am

    HOW LONG DEOS IT TAKE

  5. Reply Jadielady Bennett Oct 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

    do i need a bootlogger file?
    i have a note 3 neo

  6. Reply shamecca Mar 11, 2017 at 2:15 am

    how long does this take

  7. Reply Mavis Mar 16, 2017 at 10:48 am

    please help ,I want to go out of Odin Mode
    have tried pressing vol donw,home button and switch off button

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