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Default home button malfunction. Need to boot to recovery

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.

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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.

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






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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.



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