[Q] S3 Standby / Power button won't turn off the screen + I goof'd up boot animation

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By SunSpree, Junior Member on 21st May 2014, 04:05 AM
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So guys, I managed to screw up my phone, and even a complete factory reset won't fix this problem (altho it did wipe 5 weeks of Clash progress that I forgot to use G+ to back up :'( )

1) When I went to change my boot animation, I followed an awful guide somewhere on this forum and wound up replacing the samsungloop.qmg . Not only did that not work, but now I can't restore it! So now when I turn on my phone, I get the standard samsung logo, and then 3 - 5 seconds of a black screen w/ no animation! How can I reverse this, or at least install a replacement boot animation?

2) Possibly related to the above problem, but suddenly I can't use the button on the side (power button) to turn off the screen, and this is bugging me for obvious reasons. Can I turn on the screen after it goes off? Yes. Can I bring the shutdown/restart/airplane mode menu? Yes. But can I turn the bloody screen off? No, and this is driving me nuts atm. Someone do help me with this incredibly urgent problem!
21st May 2014, 07:52 AM |#2  
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Use odin to flash a stock firmware, then factory reset.

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21st May 2014, 10:51 PM |#4  
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Thanks guys! After a while, I found a stock rom for my particular model, and now it works perfect once again Thanks!
22nd July 2014, 07:29 PM |#5  
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I had this same problem on my T999V after attempting to flash a custom boot animation. I didn't mind that the boot animation was gone but my screen wouldn't time out or turn off with the power button. Luckily I had a TWRP backup from about 3 days ago. So I did a current backup, restored to my '3 days ago' backup. And then restored just the 'data' from the current backup. Problem solved and I didn't lose any of my current data.

Lesson is... ALWAYS do a backup! I've been burned before too, thinking 'what could go wrong?'

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