Stuck Power Button - Can't Get Into Download Mode

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By SDBolts, Member on 11th June 2014, 01:46 AM
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So, physical issue with the power button on my GS3 - even though the button feels as though it's responding normally, it's stuck in the depressed position. As soon as I put the battery in, the phone boots up. I can get to the start of download or recovery mode, but because the power button continues to act as though it's depressed, I can't get fully into either mode. I have the extended warranty coverage from Verizon, so they've sent me a replacement phone, but it appears that I have two options:
  1. Pay for the power button to be repaired, unroot and return to stock prior to shipping.
  2. Return the phone as is and hope that I don't get a huge bill for it being rooted.

Any suggestions on how to get into download mode without having the power button replaced or should I just go with options 1 or 2 above?

11th June 2014, 03:27 AM |#2  
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Bleh, after learning that the replacement phone has a locked bootloader and such, I think I'll be sending the replacement phone back and just getting the current one repaired...
11th June 2014, 09:13 AM |#3  
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The i9300 doesn't have a locked bootloader.

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