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[Solved] Dead S4 i9500 - Bootloop "Power Button"

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19th August 2014, 12:47 AM   |  #1  
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Hello.

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500. Recently, it received a software update via OTA, and I proceeded to update it, but then it went into a infinite bootloop. I bought a USB Jig Download Mode, because it did allow me to enter into Download Mode, but now I can't use odin, because even in Download mode it keeps restarting. I tried a different battery and it continues doing the same.

I hope someone can help me.

I post a video to show you what it does.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lje7Lmey6W8

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I followed this video to fix the problem with the power button
http://youtu.be/pqBgbN8NLjI
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19th August 2014, 01:18 AM   |  #2  
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Are you able to boot into recovery and do a full wipe?

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19th August 2014, 01:41 AM   |  #3  
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Are you able to boot into recovery and do a full wipe?

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No, I'm not able to enter recovery. The key combination does not work.
19th August 2014, 10:14 AM   |  #4  
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If you have stock rom and your device has still some warranty period left, you can try taking your phone to a nearby service centre.
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Wiping from the recovery is absolutely pointless, because it also reboots in download mode.

My guess is that it has nothing to do with the ota update but you just got bad luck.

In 9/10 cases this is a faulty power button. That's why it keeps rebooting. You have to send it in for warranty or you have to replace it yourself. The part only costs about 5 euro's so it's not expensive.
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20th August 2014, 05:10 AM   |  #6  
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Wiping from the recovery is absolutely pointless, because it also reboots in download mode.

My guess is that it has nothing to do with the ota update but you just got bad luck.

In 9/10 cases this is a faulty power button. That's why it keeps rebooting. You have to send it in for warranty or you have to replace it yourself. The part only costs about 5 euro's so it's not expensive.

Thank you Lenny! It really was the power button. I followe this video and I fixed it. http://youtu.be/pqBgbN8NLjI
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