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

[Q] Broken power button: any way to boot up?

OP freshprints

29th June 2014, 09:44 AM   |  #1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
41 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Backstory: My phone was water-damaged despite all flaps being closed. This resulted in power + volume up both not working. However I had a recovery installed and was able to use DOWN volume to boot into system, remapping the volume down to equal a power button (only while the phone was turned on). Next... I STUPIDLY thought that I would be able to update my firmware and boot into the system. However I wiped the recovery when doing so and there is no way to get into the system now. Any thoughts hugely appreciated.

Oh and as for warranty, I lost the usb port whilst trying to dry the bloody thing out so they haven't been very forthcoming with actually fixing my problem under warranty.

So basically, any way to either

A) Boot into system (it currently only boots into charge mode, or fastboot/flash mode)

B) Install a recovery without usb debugging (as I freshly updated the firmware and haven't been in since I'm pretty sure that option is now disabled)

C) Anything?


Would seriously appreciate any advice. And yes, I know I'm a moron.
29th June 2014, 09:55 AM   |  #2  
zxz0O0's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,389
 
908 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Donate to Me
More
Reboot device from fastboot to system
Code:
fastboot.exe reboot
Root and install recovery without usb debugging
Quote:

Use @munjeni's tool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2783876 since my tool requires USB debugging
Download with browser, then use root explorer or something to move the file to /data/local/tmp and apply permission 777. Open terminal emulator and write

Code:
/data/local/tmp/newroot doit

Then you should have root & recovery

By the way don't forgot, if you have locked bootloader the recovery resides in /system which is wiped during update.
Last edited by zxz0O0; 29th June 2014 at 10:02 AM.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to zxz0O0 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
29th June 2014, 02:44 PM   |  #3  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
41 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Thumbs up
Quote:
Originally Posted by zxz0O0

Reboot device from fastboot to system

Code:
fastboot.exe reboot
Root and install recovery without usb debugging


Then you should have root & recovery

By the way don't forgot, if you have locked bootloader the recovery resides in /system which is wiped during update.

Ah, thank you good sir! Yeah bizarrely my phone powered itself on through the power of prayer.. ha. So I was able to do it the traditional way in the end. But this is vital to know for next mishap. Cheers
17th August 2014, 11:10 AM   |  #4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
1 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by freshprints

Backstory: My phone was water-damaged despite all flaps being closed. This resulted in power + volume up both not working. However I had a recovery installed and was able to use DOWN volume to boot into system, remapping the volume down to equal a power button (only while the phone was turned on). Next... I STUPIDLY thought that I would be able to update my firmware and boot into the system. However I wiped the recovery when doing so and there is no way to get into the system now. Any thoughts hugely appreciated.

Oh and as for warranty, I lost the usb port whilst trying to dry the bloody thing out so they haven't been very forthcoming with actually fixing my problem under warranty.

So basically, any way to either

A) Boot into system (it currently only boots into charge mode, or fastboot/flash mode)

B) Install a recovery without usb debugging (as I freshly updated the firmware and haven't been in since I'm pretty sure that option is now disabled)

C) Anything?


Would seriously appreciate any advice. And yes, I know I'm a moron.

Hi freshprints,
i have the same problem as yours, can you tell me in details what you did to solve your problem?
thanks
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
broken power button
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes