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My s4 has been acting very weird lately. The button combo (vol up+home+power) doesn't work for me. If i try it, it goes straight to download mode. I get no gs4 splash acreen. Only way to boot into recovery is through goo manager. BUTTON COMBO DOES NOT WORK!

If I restart the phone through the power menu it only boots into download mode. If I turn off the phone through the power menu, it will turn off for a second, and then boot into download Mode as long as the battery is in. Only way it reboots regularly is when I get into recovery through goo manager and selecting reboot system.

Only other way to boot the system is doing button combo for download mode and hitting cancel when the screen comes up.

I made a thread about this a couple days ago and was advised to Odin back to stock, which I did. Problem is still there.

The phone did turn off and stay off for about an hour, then the download mode thing came back. This is driving me crazy.

Has ANYONE run into this problem? It can't be just me, my luck can't be that bad.

If it matters, I'm running rooted stock 4.2(MDL) with twrp v2.6.3.1 installed

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My s4 has been acting very weird lately. The button combo (vol up+home+power) doesn't work for me. If i try it, it goes straight to download mode. I get no gs4 splash acreen. Only way to boot into recovery is through goo manager. BUTTON COMBO DOES NOT WORK!

If I restart the phone through the power menu it only boots into download mode. If I turn off the phone through the power menu, it will turn off for a second, and then boot into download Mode as long as the battery is in. Only way it reboots regularly is when I get into recovery through goo manager and selecting reboot system.

Only other way to boot the system is doing button combo for download mode and hitting cancel when the screen comes up.

I made a thread about this a couple days ago and was advised to Odin back to stock, which I did. Problem is still there.

The phone did turn off and stay off for about an hour, then the download mode thing came back. This is driving me crazy.

Has ANYONE run into this problem? It can't be just me, my luck can't be that bad.

If it matters, I'm running rooted stock 4.2(MDL) with twrp v2.6.3.1 installed

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Dont' hold the home button.

Just Vol UP and Power.
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Yeah I tried that, still doesn't work. It still boots into download mode.

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Sounds like hardware problem

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It definitely is a hardware problem!! I had the same issue with my s3. You can just call T-Mobile and they will send you a new one for a small fee. They charged me $5 for shipping. Just tell them that your volume rocker doesn't work. Make sure you reset your counter before you send it back though:thumbup:

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Well thatblows, unfortunately I'm halfway around the world, so I won't be able to get a replacement anytime soon.

So I should just tell them that the rocker doesn't work and they will send a replacement? I've had the phone since it first came out, they won't ask questions? Dont want to be denied and assed out.

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So I probable shouldnt play dumb and tell them a funny little android guy shows up when I start the phone huh?

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Usually when the device has hardware issues the carrier will replace it for free. I'm not sure how long the warranty is from Samsung. I believe it's a year warranty for phones which covers hardware problems. This is what a T-Mobile representative told me. If your phone is insured through your carrier it should still be covered. I had hardware problems with my HTC Amaze and got a replacement for 5 bucks.

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Thanks man, I've been trying to solve this forever.

What do you think the problem would be if is not the volume rockers? Cause I can adjust the volume perfectly fine when it's on. It just.... Keeps booting t download mode no matter what I do.

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Thanks man, I've been trying to solve this forever.

What do you think the problem would be if is not the volume rockers? Cause I can adjust the volume perfectly fine when it's on. It just.... Keeps booting t download mode no matter what I do.

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Ok I have 1 question. Did you try booting into recovery when you went back to stock? It will be the only way to really know if your phone is messed up or if it's any modifications you've done to your device.

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