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By Shift2win, Member on 6th April 2012, 01:14 AM
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Last night while using my phone it suddenly rebooted itself, and when it came back on the power button no longer worked. I could use the volume buttons to wake the phone, but even that stopped working after a while. I went to sleep and let it charge overnight, and when I woke up, all was working normally. Its been normal all day until a few min ago, the phone rebooted and now once again the power button wont work. Anyone had this problem? Any suggestions, besides take it to Sprint, which I will do if it continues?
 
 
7th April 2012, 05:18 AM |#2  
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Well I took it to a Sprint store and the tech said the button is physically fine, and worked when doing a hard reset but once the phone came back on it went back to not working again. So he thinks it's a software issue and ordered me a replacement. And my E4GT is completely stock, never rooted. Just decided to let u guys know just in case anyone else happens to have the same problem.

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8th April 2012, 01:54 PM |#3  
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just wondering how long you have had your phone before this bug, any other issues before this.
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8th April 2012, 03:52 PM |#4  
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Well I took it to a Sprint store and the tech said the button is physically fine, and worked when doing a hard reset but once the phone came back on it went back to not working again. So he thinks it's a software issue and ordered me a replacement. And my E4GT is completely stock, never rooted. Just decided to let u guys know just in case anyone else happens to have the same problem.

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If it is a software problem which it sounds like to me I would root that thing and throw a rom on there and see if that works. Preferably Phantom Hackers Blazer rom 4.1 Pure win!
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just wondering how long you have had your phone before this bug, any other issues before this.
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I bought the phone brand new in October, and no i havent had ANY issues before this. This just came out of the blue

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8th April 2012, 05:39 PM |#6  
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I have almost the same issue, mine will reboot and the battery will drop from 90% to 50 or 40% once i had 59% rebooted and drop to only 6% i changed different batts, changed roms back to stock and the same, i will take to sprint
9th April 2012, 03:06 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Shift2win

Last night while using my phone it suddenly rebooted itself, and when it came back on the power button no longer worked. I could use the volume buttons to wake the phone, but even that stopped working after a while. I went to sleep and let it charge overnight, and when I woke up, all was working normally. Its been normal all day until a few min ago, the phone rebooted and now once again the power button wont work. Anyone had this problem? Any suggestions, besides take it to Sprint, which I will do if it continues?


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If it is a software problem which it sounds like to me I would root that thing and throw a rom on there and see if that works. Preferably Phantom Hackers Blazer rom 4.1 Pure win!

my phone did the same thing i rooted it an put caulk rom an it worked again...been working ever since

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I have almost the same issue, mine will reboot and the battery will drop from 90% to 50 or 40% once i had 59% rebooted and drop to only 6% i changed different batts, changed roms back to stock and the same, i will take to sprint

if u are rooted u might wanna wipe the battery stats first an see if that helps.go into recovery an look for wipe its the last one ..mite save u a trip to sprint
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8th May 2012, 09:02 PM |#8  
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If it is a software problem which it sounds like to me I would root that thing and throw a rom on there and see if that works. Preferably Phantom Hackers Blazer rom 4.1 Pure win!

I have this problem right now it came out of no where and was working fine till now. When I flashed a new rom my power button still wont work.
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28th May 2012, 11:03 AM |#9  
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My power button isn't working either. My phone randomly reboots and isn't usable. My buddy gave me his old Samsung Moment to use It's like I'm back in the stone age with this thing. No insurance on my E4GT either FML.
28th May 2012, 02:44 PM |#10  
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My power button isn't working either. My phone randomly reboots and isn't usable. My buddy gave me his old Samsung Moment to use It's like I'm back in the stone age with this thing. No insurance on my E4GT either FML.

It's still under a year old isn't it? Take it in and spend the $35.00 for Sprint to troubleshoot and replace it under warranty.
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23rd August 2012, 01:17 PM |#11  
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I was having this issue with my e4gt so i tried to flash a new ROM onto it. That didn't work, so I restored it to factory using this one-click Odin method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1721229

Since the power button didn't function for me I had to use Terminal Emulator to reboot into download mode. Restoring to factory seemed to have restored the power button. I had a few phantom reboots but the phone has been running for 13 hours right now. Seems to be fixed. I plan on waiting a week before rooting it again, in case i decide to take it to Sprint.

Hope this helps

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