Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,804,192 Members 39,199 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

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

Tip us?
 
MDHACK
Old
(Last edited by MDHACK; 20th August 2014 at 04:12 AM.)
#1  
MDHACK's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 18
Posts: 48
Join Date: Feb 2012
Default [Solved] Dead S4 i9500 - Bootloop "Power Button"

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

Solution:
I followed this video to fix the problem with the power button
http://youtu.be/pqBgbN8NLjI
 
DarkerTimes
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 39
Posts: 146
Join Date: Aug 2014
Are you able to boot into recovery and do a full wipe?

Send from my Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
 
MDHACK
Old
#3  
MDHACK's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 18
Posts: 48
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkerTimes View Post
Are you able to boot into recovery and do a full wipe?

Send from my Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk
No, I'm not able to enter recovery. The key combination does not work.
 
satyonline
Old
#4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 15
Join Date: Jan 2013
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.
 
Lennyz1988
Old
#5  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 222
Posts: 1,694
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Netherlands
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.
Current:

Samsung Galaxy S 4 I9505 | WanamLite v3.0

Retired:

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 : AOKP 4.2.1
HTC Touch Pro2 | ROM: Valkyrie 6.5.23115TR2.5
HTC HD2 | DarkStone1337 [FroyoStone Sense - V3.2]
HTC Desire : Oxygen v2.1.3
The Following User Says Thank You to Lennyz1988 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
MDHACK
Old
#6  
MDHACK's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 18
Posts: 48
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lennyz1988 View Post
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
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Share Your Thoughts Anonymously with A Minimalist Social Network

Nowadays, almost everyone has a second life onthe Internet. Among the best … more

Enable Heads Up Notifications For The Sprint Galaxy S3

Heads up notifications, in case you didn’t already know, are an experimental … more

Android One Goes Live in India!

Android One is a Google initiative set to bring an AOSP-like experience tosome emergingmarkets like India, … more

XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free Server Trial and Moto 360

As you might recall from a previousBehind the Scenesarticle we wrote, XDA’s … more