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Difficulty accessing recovery mode!

(Topic created on: 06-12-2021 09:43 PM)
Newel447
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Galaxy S21 Series
Having spoken to Samsung on numerous occasions regarding this issue, I am even more confused due to conflicting advice...

I believe you first have to connect a USB C lead to the phone in order to access recovery mode!!

If I don't have access to a PC or laptop, I was told a pair of connected USB C headphones or a powerbank/charger..

Is this correct or is it a PC/laptop only...

Why did Samsung make it so difficult to access cache partion in recovery mode!!
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StephK1
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Galaxy S21 Series

Hey @Newel447Q! Yes, you can insert USB-C headphones instead of connecting to a PC to access Recovery Mode. 🙂

Newel447
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Thanks for that..
Samsung swore blind that inserting headphones will categorically not work...

Samsung has been really lacking in this instance..

Can I ask if a charger or powerbank will also work?
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Newel447
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Galaxy S21 Series
Didn't think I'd get an answer so promptly..

Thanks again Steph
StephK1
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@Newel447 No problem at all! Officially, our guide only states that USB-C headphones and connecting to a PC will work, but you can always give it a try if you don't have either of these to hand. 🙂

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rogersdave77
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https://youtu.be/T2HkEa94FRk
This is my video recorded with my note10, same process for my S21 ultra....
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rogersdave77
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You can also connect phone to a Samsung tablet with the charger cable and it works.....they changed it with android 11 as people were complaining that they were knocking the button power and volume up and would put phone into recovery mode without knowing 🤷
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Newel447
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Galaxy S21 Series
Tried on the off-chance connecting to a USB charging block without success...
Repeated the steps 6 times and phone kept on rebooting to home screen...
I'll have to invest in a pair of USB C headphones and connect those as advised earlier and hope for the best!!

If that fails I'm giving up!!...lol

I take it any headphone with USB C termination will work to get me into recovery mode!!
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r1cky13
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Galaxy S21 Series
I've used usb c head phones and a USB c lead connected to a computer will qirk to get you into recovery mode I did it there other day to sidelodr beta 1 ZUK1 and beta2 ZUKA on my sm-g981B/DS
S205g
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r1cky13
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Will Work not qirk sorry fat fingers @Newel447
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