Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,730,490 Members 42,683 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Black Screen

Tip us?
 
Jewfro180
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Default [Q] Black Screen

Hello everyone!
So I had some issues in the past with getting to the recovery mode on the Galaxy S4 i337.
Eventually, I was able to using odin. (YAY) So I wanted to erase the phone so I could start from scratch.
I wiped the data, and rebooted.

HERE IS THE ISSUE!
I turn on the phone, and I'm greeted with the Galaxy S4 logo. After a few seconds, the screen goes black with the LED pulsing white and blue. The screen is still black when the back and menu lights turn on (at this point the LED stops pulsing) and I know the touch screen works because when I touch the screen, the back and menu lights turn back on after being off from inactivity. The screen, on the other hand, is still black.
I can still see the Download mode and Recovery mode fine when I go into them. But for some reason, the screen is still black after the Samsung logo, preventing me from setting up my phone.
Any Help??

Thanks!
Josh
 
norbarb
Old
#2  
norbarb's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 718
Posts: 1,393
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crest Hill

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewfro180 View Post
Hello everyone!
So I had some issues in the past with getting to the recovery mode on the Galaxy S4 i337.
Eventually, I was able to using odin. (YAY) So I wanted to erase the phone so I could start from scratch.
I wiped the data, and rebooted.

HERE IS THE ISSUE!
I turn on the phone, and I'm greeted with the Galaxy S4 logo. After a few seconds, the screen goes black with the LED pulsing white and blue. The screen is still black when the back and menu lights turn on (at this point the LED stops pulsing) and I know the touch screen works because when I touch the screen, the back and menu lights turn back on after being off from inactivity. The screen, on the other hand, is still black.
I can still see the Download mode and Recovery mode fine when I go into them. But for some reason, the screen is still black after the Samsung logo, preventing me from setting up my phone.
Any Help??

Thanks!
Josh
What firmware are you on?? If you on NB1 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674223 and download odin version of NB1 and flash by odin. If you on MK2 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621279 same with odin files. On MF3 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2502003..
The Following User Says Thank You to norbarb For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Jewfro180
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by norbarb View Post
What firmware are you on?? If you on NB1 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674223 and download odin version of NB1 and flash by odin. If you on MK2 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2621279 same with odin files. On MF3 go here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2502003..
I'm not quite sure. It's running stock firmware for ATT. That's all I know.
 
norbarb
Old
#4  
norbarb's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 718
Posts: 1,393
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crest Hill

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewfro180 View Post
I'm not quite sure. It's running stock firmware for ATT. That's all I know.
If you get to recovery on top of screen you got firmware on your phone.
 
jd1639
Old
#5  
jd1639's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3038
Posts: 9,051
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Do a factory reset in the stock recovery
 
Jewfro180
Old
#6  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd1639 View Post
Do a factory reset in the stock recovery
I did that once already, And now recovery wont show up. The Blue text comes us that it's booting into recovery, but then it just restarts before I get into recovery.
 
jd1639
Old
#7  
jd1639's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 3038
Posts: 9,051
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewfro180 View Post
I did that once already, And now recovery wont show up. The Blue text comes us that it's booting into recovery, but then it just restarts before I get into recovery.
I assume you've tried odin again? If so I think you'll have to warranty the device.
 
norbarb
Old
#8  
norbarb's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 718
Posts: 1,393
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crest Hill

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewfro180 View Post
I did that once already, And now recovery wont show up. The Blue text comes us that it's booting into recovery, but then it just restarts before I get into recovery.
Just after you feel vibration let go of power button and keep holding volume up + home button. This will get you to recovery.
 
Jewfro180
Old
#9  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 6
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by norbarb View Post
Just after you feel vibration let go of power button and keep holding volume up + home button. This will get you to recovery.
ok I'm now in recovery <3e>
Cant find the firmware
Here is what it says on the Bottom

# MANUAL MODE #
-- Appling Multi-CSC...
Applied the CSC-code : ATT
 
norbarb
Old
#10  
norbarb's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 718
Posts: 1,393
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crest Hill

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewfro180 View Post
ok I'm now in recovery <3e>
Cant find the firmware
Here is what it says on the Bottom

# MANUAL MODE #
-- Appling Multi-CSC...
Applied the CSC-code : ATT
On left top.. red writing..

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes