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[How-to] Soft Boot/Reset the Galaxy S5

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24th May 2014, 01:41 AM   |  #1  
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Long press power button no longer works for us on the S5 to shutdown or reset the phone.
What to do if you're stuck in a bootloop and need to soft reset so you can get into recovery:

To get into recovery:
Long press power + volume down reboots the phone.
Wait for it to vibrate and immediately switch to volume up + keep holding power + home key.
Once you see 'Recovery Booting' (in dark blue, top left) release the keys.

To get into download mode:

Wait for it to vibrate and immediately press the home key + keep holding power + keep holding volume down.

Timing is a little critical but at least I don't have to pull the battery every time I get stuck testing something and want to get into recovery to fix it.
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24th May 2014, 01:44 AM   |  #2  
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Ty sir, good to no.

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24th May 2014, 02:48 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
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Ty sir, good to no.

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Why is Sammy making it so hard for us to enjoy our phone?
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Thank you for the 411 [emoji3]. I was wondering what was going on.
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