Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

home button malfunction. Need to boot to recovery

OP mezo91

1st June 2014, 04:42 AM   |  #1  
mezo91's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Cairo
Thanks Meter: 93
 
956 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
More
My friend's s3 mini home button has malfunction and doesnt work. Well sometimes you forget simple things. He entered recovery mode from 4 way reboot menu and flashed a system that is not booting and always giving bootloop.
Now we really want to boot in download mode or recovery mode to boot the device and flash a working stock or custom rom.

The question is how to boot to recovery without home button if there is a way.

Sent from my GT-I9506 using Tapatalk
1st June 2014, 09:03 AM   |  #2  
tys0n's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Stockholm
Thanks Meter: 1,262
 
1,982 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mezo91

My friend's s3 mini home button has malfunction and doesnt work. Well sometimes you forget simple things. He entered recovery mode from 4 way reboot menu and flashed a system that is not booting and always giving bootloop.
Now we really want to boot in download mode or recovery mode to boot the device and flash a working stock or custom rom.

The question is how to boot to recovery without home button if there is a way.

Sent from my GT-I9506 using Tapatalk

Open the phone and see if button can be fixed, or buy a cheap USB-jig to force it to download mode.
Good luck.
The Following User Says Thank You to tys0n For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st June 2014, 11:34 AM   |  #3  
jstath1972's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 245
 
417 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2013
More
Use ADB:http://dottech.org/21534/how-to-inst...android-phone/

1. Install ADB on your PC.
2. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers or, install KIES to get the drivers.
3. On the Phone, go to Settings, Developer Options and enable USB debugging.
4. Connect the Phone to your PC via USB cable.
5. Open a command prompt in your ADB folder. The text at the prompt should read C:\ADB. (You can just click on the Command_Prompt.bat to do this).
6. Verify ADB is working by typing "adb devices" (and hit ENTER) in the command window. You should see a device number listed for your Phone.
7. You are now ready to use ADB functions.

8. Below are the commands for your problem

- To boot into Download mode: adb reboot download

- To boot into recovery: adb reboot recovery

If this isn't work for you do what tys0n said
Last edited by jstath1972; 1st June 2014 at 11:49 AM.
The Following User Says Thank You to jstath1972 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
2nd June 2014, 04:04 PM   |  #4  
mezo91's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Cairo
Thanks Meter: 93
 
956 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2012
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by tys0n

Open the phone and see if button can be fixed, or buy a cheap USB-jig to force it to download mode.
Good luck.







Quote:
Originally Posted by jstath1972

Use ADB:http://dottech.org/21534/how-to-inst...android-phone/

1. Install ADB on your PC.
2. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers or, install KIES to get the drivers.
3. On the Phone, go to Settings, Developer Options and enable USB debugging.
4. Connect the Phone to your PC via USB cable.
5. Open a command prompt in your ADB folder. The text at the prompt should read C:\ADB. (You can just click on the Command_Prompt.bat to do this).
6. Verify ADB is working by typing "adb devices" (and hit ENTER) in the command window. You should see a device number listed for your Phone.
7. You are now ready to use ADB functions.

8. Below are the commands for your problem

- To boot into Download mode: adb reboot download

- To boot into recovery: adb reboot recovery

If this isn't work for you do what tys0n said


It has a rom which cause bootloop when opening it and doesnt get to system. I need a way to boot recovery from the device OFF.



Sent from my GT-I9506 using Tapatalk
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes