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- 1.1 My Samsung Galaxy S4 turns on briefly, and then the screen freezes and it turns off, how do I fix this?
- 1.2 My S4 turns on loads up then turns off?
- 1.3 I ran kingo root on my friends Galaxy S4 tablet successfully but it locked up so I held the off button now it goes to start brings up the Samsung logo and shuts down. The tablet was charged to 60% please help as my friend is losing it and mad at me
- 1.4 My Samsung Galaxy S4 randomly turned off on me. Now it will only load the splash screen and then quickly shut back off. What may be the problem?
- 1.5 My battery got critically low and phone powered off, now it's in #MANUAL MODE#?
- 1.6 It switches off after showing the Samsung logo for 2 to 3 seconds?
- 1.7 When turning ON my Galaxy S4, it only shows Samsung logo, nothing happen. What can I do?
- 1.8 My Galaxy tablet S4 turns on then turns off. It also dies fast?
- 1.9 Why is my Samsung Tablet 4 shutting down and doesn't restart for a while?
- 1.10 My Galaxy S4 GM919 won't boot up, not even the first Galaxy screen, stays black?
- 1.11 Is a stuck power switch the culprit on Galaxy S4?
- 1.12 Did I break my Samsung 10.1 Note?
- 1.13 Repeatedly locks on white screen with the world logo?
- 1.14 It won't turn on. If I plug the charger, the red LED light doesn't appear also?
- 1.15 My phone will not turn back on. I've tried everything, it seems nothing is working. Please help?
- 1.16 Samsung S3 Neo switching on and off automatically
- 1.17 My LG 3 showed a bright green screen then powered down?
- 1.18 How to wipe my data/factory reset if my power button doesn't work?
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Questions and Answers
My Samsung Galaxy S4 turns on briefly, and then the screen freezes and it turns off, how do I fix this?
Then it will automatically turn back on. I think the power button is stuck.
Based on your description, it seems that this is a hardware problem. In this case, your phone may require service, but before bringing your phone to Samsung repair center please do the steps on "Unroot Your Samsung Galaxy S4" in this wiki Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 by Flashing Official Firmware. If the problem persists after doing that, Please bring your phone to Samsung repair center.
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My S4 turns on loads up then turns off?
My S4 turns on loads up then turns off.
This sounds as if it is a software issue that has occurred on your device. This usually happens when you have either downloaded something that is causing the issue or it can be a simple software issue within the device itself. In order to be able to erase the error you would need to perform a Hard Reset on your device by using the steps below:
-Power Off your device
-Hold the power + Volume up + home button
-Release these buttons when you reach the boot menu
-After reaching the boot menu use the volume keys to highlight the Factory Reset/wipe data option
-Press the power button to make the selection
-After making the selection confirm the reset
-After your phone is finished resetting use the volume keys to highlight the reboot device option
-Press the power button to begin rebooting the device
Help please! Kingo root and I killed my friends Galaxy S4. I have tried: Everything but soft reset safe mode etc. He will call me when home. I think it was caused by: Me.doh
Put the phone into download mode by holding Volume Down and the Power button. Then flash ODIN OS back onto the device. It was not Kingo Root that bricked your phone but probably instead a corrupted hardware issue. If the device is under warranty, your friend could bring it into the store where he purchased the device or his carrier and request they try to reflash it.
My Samsung Galaxy S4 randomly turned off on me. Now it will only load the splash screen and then quickly shut back off. What may be the problem?
The battery is fully charged. My phone goes to the immediate Samsung splash screen and then it looks like the screen powers off.
It is possible that the power button on your Galaxy S4 is stuck, but a more likely cause of this is that either you recently installed new software that has caused a problem or your device has an error, which will require a Factory Reset. If the power button is not stuck, you can try to boot into Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode, follow these steps:
- 1Power down your device
- 2When it boots to the logo where it currently resets, press and hold the 'Volume Down' button.
- 3Your phone should boot into Safe Mode
If it does not boot into Safe Mode, you can try a soft reset, which is done by pressing and holding the Power button for about 20 seconds.
If that does not work, then you will need to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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My battery got critically low and phone powered off, now it's in #MANUAL MODE#?
My phone powered off due to critical low battery. I plugged it in and tried to turn it back on..it says "Android system recovery ". It then asks me to select either "reboot system now", "apply update from ADB", "apply update from external storage", "wipe data/factory reset", "wipe cache partition", "apply update from cache". There is a little green Android lying on his back in the middle of the screen with his chest open with a red triangle that has an exclamation point on the red triangle. Below the green dude it says "no command". . At the very bottom of the Left hand screen it says (in yellow font). "#MANUAL MODE#". "--Appling Multi-CSC...". "Applied the CSC-code : TFN". "Successfully applied multi-CSC.". . when I push the power button to select "reboot system now" the screen goes black then the Samsung logo comes on the screen with very small BLUE words at the top of the screen that says "recovery booting" for a few seconds and then this WHOLE CYCLE REPEATS......"Android system recovery". It then asks me to select "reboot system now", "apply update from ADB", "apply update from external storage", "wipe data/factory reset", "wipe cache partition", "apply update from cache". Please help ASAP...I have PRECIOUS stuff on this phone.
Install Kies on the PC and connect your phone to the PC. Try to utilize the Emergency Recovery Tool in Kies. Since the battery was so low, charge it to above 80% before attempting the recovery options with Kies. Your phone may just come back to life after you charge it also. The Emergency Recovery could wipe away any data that was not backed up. At this point, you should install new Stock OS on the device since this happened when the battery was low.
It switches off after showing the Samsung logo for 2 to 3 seconds?
When I switch on my phone it switches off automatically after displaying the Samsung logo for 2 to 3 seconds. The device is not even switching ON when I try it using the power button. Even the boot menu is not displayed.
The most common cause of this symptom is that the ON/OFF button is stuck. Sometimes tapping the button gently on a hard surface may free it up but in most cases it will be required to be replaced. Some people have managed to remove the button from the motherboard and started the phone by holding the home button and plugging in the charger then selecting reboot from the menu.
When turning ON my Galaxy S4, it only shows Samsung logo, nothing happen. What can I do?
My Galaxy S4 is custom ROM Android Lollipop 5.0.1, and then I try to root it, Rebooting my phone. It only shows Samsung logo, How can I solve it?
Pull the battery with the SIM card and connect the S4 to your charger. Wait 30 minutes, then put the battery back in and attempt to reboot the phone. If you are still stuck in a boot loop, you will have to install new firmware on the device.
My Galaxy tablet S4 turns on then turns off. It also dies fast?
I don't remember when it has started, but it really annoys me when it does and it stops the productivity of it in whole. When I turn it on it stays on for like a minute or two and then turns off, then It repeats.
Did you recently install a new application or ignore the request to update an app? This can happen with some of the Google Apps like Google Play Books. Put the device in safe mode and uninstall any apps you recently installed. Then reboot the device and see if it does not restart. You should also pull the back cover off the device and check the battery. Look for any damage and run your fingers over it to make sure it is flat. A device can run hot and destroy the battery.
Why is my Samsung Tablet 4 shutting down and doesn't restart for a while?
For example, I would be on twitter and the device will restart as if I pressed restart and repeatedly show the Samsung Galaxy S4 page and then restart to the page again repeatedly and then turns back on after about a minute or two
Does this only happen when you are on Twitter? If so, uninstall the app and see if you are still experiencing the issue. You may also want to install the latest firmware on the device. Connect to Kies and see if you have any available updates.
My Galaxy S4 GM919 won't boot up, not even the first Galaxy screen, stays black?
My phone fell in water, I took it apart and cleaned it with 99% alcohol, then dried it with a heat gun. It flashes, turns black, makes the T-Mobile sound then stays black. Afterwards it just flashes, I can see the blue light, the screen flashes white again and the bottom menu buttons flash on. Then it continues this cycle until the battery dies.
You fried something when you used the heat gun and rubbing alcohol. Not sure where you got the idea from but using a heat gun on a device is not recommended as a drying method. Silica or rice would have been a safer option. Your LCD or motherboard is damaged and will need to be replaced.
Is a stuck power switch the culprit on Galaxy S4?
My phone powered OFF on its own this afternoon. I removed the battery and the put back in. The phone would start for several seconds and then shut itself off automatically. Any suggestions.
It could be a faulty power button but usually that only happens at random times when it is a loose connection. Connect to Kies and perform an Emergency Recovery. Make sure your device is charged to a minimum of 80%.
Did I break my Samsung 10.1 Note?
Well I clicked on permanent unroot in the SuperSU then went and did Reset from the settings so my Note is formatted, then it just keeps going on and off, and it shows the logo then goes off and does the same.
Something in the unrooting process has gone wrong, so you have to reflash your device. Head over to this tutorial and for the first step, download your own firmware for your country and carrier off this Web site.
Repeatedly locks on white screen with the world logo?
S4 keeps going to white screen with 'blue sphere/world' logo. Logo spins much more slowly than normal, and often stops. Difficult to get to home screen. Plugged in but battery is not charging much (I think the screen is rapidly draining the battery). Phone worked fine all day with little battery usage. I have not downloaded any apps in weeks. I have turned off and on, and turned off, taken out the battery, and held on button down for 3+ minutes to discharge any capacitors. I have tried: See my first message. I think it was caused by: No idea see original message
Check the bottom pin connection on the phone. You can use either a toothpick or pin to wiggle it into place. Your battery may be the culprit and one way to test is to purchase a new one or go to a phone repair store and ask to test out a battery. This also can happen when the charger fails. Those from the factory box chargers are not lifetime. Many burn out in just over a year.
It won't turn on. If I plug the charger, the red LED light doesn't appear also?
It won't turn on, but when I removed the battery and returned it, the logo will appear for about 2 seconds then disappear, then its off again.. I have tried: Changing the battery. I exchange it with another S4 user. my battery worked on his phone and when I used his battery, same problem.. I think it was caused by: I have no idea. When I plugged it to the charger it was still 20% but when I returned after 15mins the LED red light was dead.
Use your friend's battery again but this time, hard reset the device and install new Stock firmware on the device. You can get it from Sammobile or Kies. Once you have installed the firmware onto the device completely, put it into Recovery Mode and choose Wipe Cache Partition. It sounds like you have corrupted software that is causing the issue. While you are at it, check your power button to make sure it is not stuck in. You can open the backing of the phone and also spray some compressed air in the phone to remove any dust or debris.
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My phone will not turn back on. I've tried everything, it seems nothing is working. Please help?
I have had my phone for three years. Today I bought a new battery for it and that didn't help. I feel like it's fried, but I'm not sure. I rarely ever drop it. So I know it's not damaged. It just turned off randomly in the car after being charged for more than an hour.
Check your power switch. Since the phone is over 2 years old, you also could have dust and debris interfering with the performance of the phone. Although this happened to me with a Note2 that was three years old and it was a failed motherboard that was the issue.
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Samsung S3 Neo switching on and off automatically
Samsung S3 Neo switching on and off automatically
Connect the S3 Neo to Kies and try the Emergency Recovery option. You should remove the SD card, SIM, and battery for a few minutes first.
My LG 3 showed a bright green screen then powered down?
My phone was not fully charged. In fact, the phone needed to be charged up. I looked at my phone and there was a bright green tint on the screen then the phone powered down. There was some very tiny "writing" on the face and I couldn't read what it said.. . help! I have some VERY IMPORTANT documents for an upcoming court case on this phone which haven't been backed up yet. Must I do a factory reset - and if so, won't it delete everything:? How can I save it the screen shots that I took ??. . Thanks for all your help!. . sheila
Install LG's PC Suite on your PC. Then connect your device and see if you can back up photos and other files. You may have just completely confused your phone for lack of a better description. Some devices go into a Power Saving Mode when they are low on battery. Connect your phone to a charger and wait until it is at 80% or higher before you attempt to turn it on to connect to the PC Suite.
I'm trying to wipe my data/factory reset but my power button doesn't work.
If the phone is turned on, you will find an option to Factory Reset within the Settings. Otherwise, there are software programs that can hard reset a device but you will need to either have a phone that comes with a PC companion software or have ADB tools pre-installed on your device.
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