This is a very quick and easy tutorial on how to enter recovery mode on Samsung Galaxy S4. This guide is also similar to how to enter Download Mode / ODIN Mode on this Android device. Weather you want to root Galaxy S4 or install a custom recovery, recovery mode will help you get to that easily. We will be covering all this in the next couple of days to make the best use of this Android phone. You can get into the recovery mode on Galaxy S4 I9500 using the simple steps we have given below.

Like we mentioned earlier, we have the Galaxy S4 with us for a while and we will be doing several basic tutorials based on this Android device. NOTE: The following steps can be used to enter recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505. A similar guide is also available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Recovery Mode

How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy S4 I9500

Here is a quick and short tutorial on how to access the Recovery Mode on your Galaxy S4 I9500. Follow the steps carefully given below.

NOTE: We have not been able to figure out the key combination to enter Recovery Mode in Galaxy S4. So, we will be using the ADB method for Recovery Mode as we have written in a tutorial once before.

Method 1: Using ADB on Windows to Enter Recovery Mode

Step 1: Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy S4 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC with a USB cable and install ADB drivers (if needed).

Step 3 – Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click anywhere in the folder > Open Command Prompt).

Step 4 – Type in the following command and press Enter.

adb reboot recovery

Step 5 – Your Galaxy S4 will turn OFF and then boot into the Recovery Mode. Navigate up and down using the volume keys.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Recovery Mode

Method 2: Using ADB on Mac OS X to Enter Recovery Mode

Step 1: Make sure USB drivers / ADB drivers for Galaxy S4 have been installed and ADB is configured on your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your Galaxy S4 to your Mac with a USB cable.

Step 3 – Now open Terminal app on your Mac and enter the following command and press Enter:

/<PATH>/android-sdk-macosx/platform-tools/adb reboot recovery

NOTE: <path> should be the location where your Android SDK is stored.

Step 4 – Your Galaxy S4 will turn OFF and then boot into the Recovery Mode. Navigate up and down using the volume keys.

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