After waiting a while, under the advisement of another user
who apparently has also been having issues with his note 10.1 2014
, I decided to try to long press the power button. The tablet came back on, and resumed downloading and updating from Google.
But now the tablet is going into this sudden blank blue screen and most of the time rebooting on its own (occasionally it needs a little help, by the pressing and holding of the power button to induce the reboot) ever so randomly. I have found absolutely nor rhyme nor reason for when or how it decides it's going to reboot itself. It tends to happen often if/when I launch some apps that require logging into Google services; but at times it happens without provocation -at all.
Recently it's been boot-looping -without the launching of any app... just from turning on, sitting idle, and then rebooting. But I'm no closer to figuring out how to consistently induce the reboot, either.
My tablet has never been rooted (and for obvious reasons, never will be), no custom ROM, no ROM from another region. Nothing that would give Samsung the excuse to void my warranty (not that it's worth much, here in China).
And yet, it still reboots at random intervals for no immediately apparent reason.
In any event, if anyone has any ideas on how to proceed, any suggestions on what to do with this POS, I'm open to suggestions.
I'm interested in general ideas such as take it to the Samsung shop (something I'm loathe to do because Samsung has terrible service -especially in China- and at best I'm looking at a month or something like that before I get it back), so some ideas on how to discover when/why/how this rebooting sequence is being triggered -and maybe troubleshoot it is slightly preferable.
[stock 4.4.2; non root]