Samsung recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S4, the flagship device of Samsung for 2013. Two important term for any Galaxy S4 smartphone user is Recovery Mode and Download Mode. The key combination we going to discuss that will help you to boot your Galaxy S4 to recovery mode or download mode only work on GT-I9500 (feature Exynos 5 Octa 5410) and GT-I9505 (feature Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600).
Recovery mode is very important to fix booting issue, also help you to bypass lock screen if you forget your lock password or pattern. When custom recovery is installed, by booting into recovery mode you can install various custom ROMs and MODs. On the other hand, download mode basically let you allow flashing official firmware. You can also flash custom recovery such as CWM recovery or TWRP recovery if .tar.md5 version is available.
Download Mode Key Combination For Galaxy S4 (I9500/I9505)
Turn off you phone. Then, press and hold Volume Down and Home (center) button simultaneously and then long press the Power button till you see a screen that prompts you to press the Volume Up key to continue.
Recovery Mode Key Combination For Galaxy S4 (I9500/I9505)
Turn off you phone. Then, press and hold the Volume Up and Home (center) buttons and then long press the Power button and soon you see the recovery options.
That’s it! You now learned how to boot Galaxy S4 (I9500/I9505) to download mode as well as recovery mode. A rooted Galaxy S4 user can also install ROM Manager to simplify booting into recovery. Mobile Odin user can also flash firmware and other .tar files that can be flashed through Odin, without manually booting into download mode.