Home How To How to Enter Download Mode & Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy M40

How to Enter Download Mode & Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy M40

If you want to customize anything or want to write on the phone system then this guide is going to help you. Here you will know how to enter download mode on Galaxy M40 & how to unlock bootloader on Galaxy M40. Both the guides are necessary if you want to install TWRP recovery or root your phone.

Galaxy M40 Unlock Bootloader

Samsung Galaxy M40 is the latest phone in the Galaxy M series and it comes with punch hole display. And more importantly it is a budget phone, it means many users could now buy a phone with punch hole display. Not only the appearance but also the specifications are great on Galaxy M40. And you can boost the performance by rooting the phone and performing customizations which gives full control of the phone to the user. But to root or modify your phone first you need to learn how to boot Galaxy M40 into download mode and how to unlock bootloader on Galaxy M40.

This is a basic guide which every M40 users should know because it is going to help at some point in the future. Like if you brick your phone then you don’t need to go the service center if you can fix it by yourself. Also, you don’t need for OTA updates if you have the update file you can manually update your phone. Let’s get to the guide one by one.

How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy M40

To customize or write anything on the phone from PC, we need to boot Galaxy M40 to Download Mode. Download mode is also known as Fastboot mode on some phones. The phone needs to be in any of these modes to write anything from any tool or command window. You can boot Galaxy M40 to download mode with different methods and here we are going to share two different methods.

Method 1:

  • Power off your phone completely. Galaxy M40 Download Mode
  • Press & hold Volume Down + Power button together. Galaxy M40 Download Mode
  • Release the buttons when you see the Samsung Logo.
  • A warning screen will appear, now press Volume Up button once.
  • Now the Galaxy M40 will boot to Download Mode.

Method 2:

  • Power off your Galaxy M40.
  • Press & hold Volume Up + Power button together. Galaxy M40 Download Mode
  • Release the buttons when the Samsung logo appears.
  • The phone will now boot to recovery mode, press volume buttons to navigate. Navigate to ‘Reboot to bootloader’.
  • Once the blue line is on ‘Reboot to bootloader’ press Power button to select it. Galaxy M40 Download Mode
  • Now the Galaxy M40 will boot into Download Mode.

You can use the Odin tool to flash files on your phone while in download mode. Download mode is also known as Odin mode in some blogs (only in case of Samsung phones). So if you see written Odin mode then it means Download mode.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy M40

Just like all other phones the Samsung Galaxy M40 also comes with locked bootloader. It means you can not modify the phone using tools & commands. So unlocking bootloader is required to flash files like TWRP, Custom ROM, Themes and more. Check out the below guide about Galaxy M40 to Unlock Bootloader.

Note: Unlocking bootloader will erase all the data on your phone so take a full backup first. Also the unlock bootloader option will appear after using the new device for fea days (take about 7 days).

Steps to Unlock Bootloader

  1. Open Settings on your Galaxy M40.
  2. Go to About Phone > Software Information.
  3. Tap 7 times on Build Number and it will display ‘You are now a developer’.
  4. Go back to Settings > Developer options.
  5. In Developer Options, enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. Galaxy M40 Unlock Bootloader
  6. Now turn off your phone completely.
  7. Press & hold Volume Down + Power button together. Galaxy M40 Unlock Bootloader
  8. Release buttons when Samsung logo appears.
  9. It will now show a warning screen with three options including ‘device unlock mode’. You may not see if your device is new so check after a few days.
  10. Long press Volume Up button to unlock bootloader on Galaxy M40.
  11. It will now erase all the data and unlock the bootloader.

That’s it, now setup your phone and go to Developer option and you will see OEM unlocking options as grey. Now you can install TWRP Recovery & custom ROMs and also you can root your phone. I like about Samsung that the unlocking process is very easy as compared to other phones. Let us know about your experience with Samsung and enjoy.

Related Articles:

Ashutosh singhhttps://www.ytechb.com
Ashutosh is a game lover and tech enthusiast, He likes helping others by posting solutions regarding Windows and Android operating systems problems. He enjoys trying new games and reviewing them.

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Download IDM Chrome Extension CRX File (idmgcext.crx)

Internet Download Manager extension is available for almost every browser. But sometimes due to some unsupported files, we get the error, and so IDM...

Download Google Camera 7.3 for Sony Xperia 1 II

Sony Xperia 1 II (pronounced as Xperia 1 Mark 2) is one of the ultimate launches of the year 2020. The device dawns Sony's...

Download Oppo Preloader Driver for Oppo Phones (Latest Version)

Oppo Preloader Driver is an application or software that connects Oppo devices with Windows computer for many purposes. If you want to update your...

Download Google Camera 7.3 for Oppo Reno3 & Reno3 Pro

Oppo's Reno-series phones are undoubtedly one of the best camera smartphones. And recently, Oppo announced the third-generation Reno phones, in the form of Oppo...

Download SN Write Tool All Versions to Flash IMEI on Android Phones

SN Write Tool is a simple utility software for Windows platform. It allows users to flash or write IMEI on Mobile phones with a...

Best GCam Guides

Download Google Camera 7.3 for OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro

After trailing the flagship-killer tagline behind, the company has launched its next-generation smartphones, dubbed as OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The real-flagship dawns...

Download Google Camera 7.3 for Redmi Note 9 Pro & 9 Pro Max

Recently, Redmi launched its next-generation Note-series phones in the form of Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. And the camera...

Download Google Camera 7.3 for Samsung Galaxy S20 & S20+ [for Snapdragon Variant]

Samsung Galaxy S20 is by far the best camera smartphone of the year 2020. Samsung scale up the camera performance of Galaxy S20's from...

Download Google Camera 7.3 for Realme 6 & Realme 6 Pro

Realme is all set to bang under the very competitive mid-range price segment with its newest Realme 6 series phones. Realme 6 & Realme...

Download Google Camera 7.2 for Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung Galaxy A51 is arguably one of the best mid-range smartphones of the year 2020. The Galaxy A51 is billing with a quadruple-camera setup,...


Android 10 based LG UX 9.0 update released for LG G8X ThinQ

The Android 10 update is finally rolling out to standard LG G8X ThinQ. Sprint and Canadian LG G8X ThinQ had already received the update...

MIUI 12 Stable Beta Update now available for Mi 9, Mi 9T, and Redmi K20 (with Download Link)

Since last week, Xiaomi has started pushing the stable beta version of its newest custom skin - MIUI 12. The company brings MIUI 12...

Apple released iOS 13.5.1 stable and iOS 13.5.5 Beta 1

About two weeks ago iPhones & iPads get the public iOS 13.5 & iPadOS 13.5. And just within one day, the unc0ver exploit was...

Download Samsung Galaxy M01 Stock Wallpapers [HD+]

After long leaks of a marathon, Samsung Galaxy M01 finally goes official in India alongside the Galaxy M11. Today, Samsung has announced two new...

Download Vivo X50 Pro Stock Wallpapers [QHD+] (Official)

Vivo has just unveiled its newest camera-centric X-series lineup phones in China. This time, the company brings three new smartphones dubbed as Vivo X50,...