how to install recovery for s7 in bootloop and not recognized by USB



  • My samsung galaxy s7 (SM-G930F) that was installing LineageOS 18.1 is stuck in a bootloop and I can not get into recovery or pretty much do anything. I can however get into download mode, but the phone is not recognized by USB connection. (From what I read a year ago, I think that this is an issue with some samsung s7 phones. It has not worked for a while) Is there a way to install/get in recovery without a USB connection (since the USB is not recognized). The USB connection does put power into the device so the issue is likely with the connection and data transfer.



  • I was able to drain down the battery and in that manner get into recovery mode.

    Update: also realized that the following may work. VolUp+VolDown+Home+Power eventually puts into reboot, and then Jump in and do VolUp+Home+Powerand when Samsung logo comes, let go of power. This is a touch-and-go and may not always work. Needs considerable artistry to make it work.




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