Cant get in to recovery mode

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  1. Matthew2D

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    So I am trying to install cyanogenmod on my galaxy s4. Whenever I boot into recovery via rashr I get the following (right one).

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    I can always reboot my phone normally by removing the battery and pressing volume up + home + power. Then I get screen on the left and click volume down.

    But I want to install cyanogenmod. How can I fix this?
     
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    That is not recovery mode. That is Download Mode. I wonder why your phone is booting into Download Mode?
     
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    So how do I get it into recovery mode?
     
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    Volume Up, Home Button, and Power Button are the correct choice. You can also try pressing the Volume Button directly in the middle.

    CWM from the appstore used to allow you to boot into Recovery from within the app. If you try it I would not use any of the other functions it supplies.
     
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    Alternatively, you can make a backup of your phone using Samsung Kies on a computer and then doing a factory data reset on the phone. Your recovery may be broken.
     
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    Why are you using rashr? Flash a custom recovery in the PDA slot in Odin (using your PC) and then flash CM from inside of recovery using your sdcard.
     
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    Factory reset didn't work. It went to downloads mode
     
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    1. Download Odin 3.09 to your PC. Extract it once to get to the .exe file.
    2. Download a custom recovery for your phone model onto your desktop.
    3. While in download mode, run Odin as administrator (Right click the Odin.exe) , then plug your phone into the PC.
    4. Let Odin recognize your phone.
    Select the PDA slot in Odin, navigate to the desktop and select the custom recovery.
    5. Press Start in Odin.
    6. After the phone reboots transfer CM to your phone's SDcard (internal or external).
    7. Reboot your phone into recovery mode. (Volume Up+Home Button+Power Button).
    8. Select install zip from SDCARD.
    9. Navigate to the place you transferred CM to on your SDcard and select it.
    10. After it is finished flashing CM choose the reboot option in recovery.
    11. Profit.
     
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    Or try the easier route by using Samsung Kies on your PC to do a factory reset. It is listed under the Tools section in the Kies Taskbar. This will wipe your phone so he sure to make a backup before hand.
     
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    Will the first option wipe my phone?
     
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    Flashing a recovery in Odin will not wipe your phone.

    Flashing the firmware in Odin obviously will.
     
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    The route I would take is:

    1. Flash a recovery through Odin.
    2. Reboot the phone. Let it idle for a few minutes to check for anomalies.
    3.If it is working normally I would then reboot back into recovery.
    4.Create a nandroid (full system backup) from the recovery and move it to your PC (preferrably) or over to your microSDcard.
    5. Reboot the phone normally.
    6. Copy CM to your internal or external SDCard.
    7. Reboot into recovery.
    8. Flash CM through recovery.
    9. Reboot phone.

    If there are any hiccups you can then always re-flash the Nandroid that you saved in Step 4 to continue trouble shooting. The Nandroid will put you back to a custom recovery at the point before you flashed CM if anything were wrong with CM.
     
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