Originally Posted by liboy29
I need some help ASAP!!!
1) My phone for the past few days has been giving me issues with the power button. I looked up references on how to fix here on XDA. I took the phone apart & the button just seemed to be stuck. I cleaned the phone & pulled out the tab lightly (hoping it would fix the issue) yesterday, which seemed to work. Today phone started cycling again & got stuck in the boot loader. I have removed battery several times but it does not load up.
2) Im running CM10.1 from a EL19 Kernal which i have been using for almost 4 months. At this time I dont have my external memory card (had to remove it to run a program for my wifes phone) so i dont have any of my backups to restore.
3) But i need my phone like now!!! I use my phone for work & i cant be without it all day.
OK. If you have that from which I suffered a few weeks ago, the behavior extends to the recovery menu. Type in my moniker and the words "power button insanity." You'll find it.
You should try to return to stock, as you may not be remaining on CM. You're braver than I, since you accessed the hardware button.
If you can get into the bootloader, try a one-click stock restore.
Regardless, just go to a Sprint store in Miami that has a tech on staff that knows what they are doing (ie, not a complete rulebook quoter). Rely on Google reviews to identify the right store. Some of this is psychological, just remain calm, hie yourself over to the tech, and ask him or her to slap the software fix that Samsung recently (early summer 2013) made available for this exact problem. Tell him or her that you're willing to give it a shot prior to sending off and waiting for a replacement phone.
Note: If you ask about this soi-disant fix over the phone, they'll likely deny its existence. But it works, and I haven't had a problem since.
I got back to my rooted jellyverse after the patch. With CM, you are not going to be so lucky. Hope your backed up.
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