Boot Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in recovery mode

Posted on by Kim

power - vol down - vol up

Reboot your tablet into recovery mode, as follows:
  1. Hold 'vol down' and 'power' buttons on tablet
  2. Release 'power' when samsung image is shown
  3. Release 'vol down' when the two icons are shown
  4. Use the 'vol down' to navigate between the icons
  5. Highlight the left icon (box)
  6. Press the 'vol up' to select it and boot into recovery mode

12 Responses to "Boot Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in recovery mode":

Timothy Bassett says:

This does not work

Daniel says:

Yes, this works perfectly.

Charlie Le Roux says:

This works

Raymond Poon says:

I am loading a custom ROM. Where should I put the zip file and in what name? Thanks.

Sandra Chami Kassis says:

Thx!! Works perfectly :)

Athhos says:

Thanks a lot.
Worked like a charm for me.

Daniel Lynch says:

This method booted me into "safe mode" not recovery. I'm on the Verizon 4G version of the tablet.

keto says:

Works. But you have to remove USB cable before trying. With USB cable connected, the device simply reboots.

drayzelle says:


drayzelle says:

worked like magic! PERFECT :)

Unknown says:

Thank you Keto. Removing the power source before rebooting was the key that I didn't get from the SamSung help desk.

Greg Chatten says:

This does not work on the T-537A, however, I can get it into download mode another way; but the boot loader is locked - any ideas on that issue?