Ben Elliott · Sep 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

3-Button Combination Fix Arrives for All Galaxy S Variants

Although the Samsung Galaxy S device family contains very powerful and appealing devices, many potential buyers have been put off by talk on the site that one of the key modding tools of the phone simply won’t work.

Since the release of the Samsung Captivate, Vibrant, Epic 4G and Fascinate (each model being the representative of a major US carrier) users have been plagued by issues with the phone’s 3-button-press combination, which is used in order to enter Android’s recovery and download modes. Although this is a familiar feature for users of the operating system, checks for this facility on these phones seems to have been skipped during quality control.

Thankfully, XDA member Richthofen has posted a solution which should help users of any of the Galaxy variants. As Bell posted a fix for their own version of the phone, Richthofen has managed to use this patch (along with some technical wizardry) to get the secondary bootloader working across the board.

If you are one of the unlucky owners who are sorely missing their secondary bootloader, be sure to check out the fix thread for more details.


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Ben Elliott

ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.
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