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18th March 2014, 02:03 AM   |  #1  
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The phone seems to be stuck in an infinite battery loop.

1) With the battery in, not using the charger.
It first boots into a grey battery for a couple of seconds and then it gets to a green charging battery. I can hear a short vibration, and it boots again into the grey battery and then into the green one. The phone is stuck into that loop until the battery drains.

2) With the battery in and the USB cable plugged in.
The phone boots into the grey battery and then into the green one. It stays there forever. No vibration sound and no rebooting. It keeps charging until hitting the 100% message.

Now, a few days ago I was able to hold the power button down and the phone would reboot normally. I could use the phone for a few hours until, all of a sudden, it would turn off and boot again into the battery loop. Holding the power button and rebooting normally would ONLY work with the USB cable in. If I unplugged the USB cable, the phone would be stuck in the battery loop.

A couple of days ago, I noticed that when I managed to reboot normally and pressed the power button, the phone would ask me if I wanted to restart, and a couple of seconds after that it would reboot into the battery loop.

Now holding the power button down with the USB cable in won't do the trick anymore. It is as if the power button is disabled or something.

Is there a fix for this? If I hold the volume button down I can get to the download mode (Odin Mode). THe info I get is as follows:
Product name: SGH-i777
Custom Binary Download: Yes (1 counts)
Current Binary: Samsung Official

The only way to get out of the download mode is by removing the battery.

Any ideas as to what's going on here?

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18th March 2014, 12:18 PM   |  #2  
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Looks like the culprit is the power button.

I flashed the newest Samsung firmware using Odin in download mode, and I could reboot normally after flashing. I'm using Auto Screen On/Off to wake up the phone, and it does a good job. The Power Off Button apps didn't seem to work, though.

Thing is, if I power off the phone or restart it, it goes into the battery loop again, and the only way to reboot normally that I know is by flashing the stock firmware again.

Is there any easier, faster way to reboot normally with a broken power button?

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18th March 2014, 01:11 PM   |  #3  
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Is there any easier, faster way to reboot normally with a broken power button?

You could try this (it's another power button app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.painless.pc). I've used it in the past with great success.

If it doesn't work for you you're currently not rooted - I know your stats show you've downloaded a custom binary, so you shouldn't have any problems.

Post back if you do, and also give us more information regarding which rom you're on.
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18th March 2014, 03:48 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks, that app is really useful.

I used a custom rom a while ago but then I switched back to stock. I'm using the latest one from Kies (4.1.2, I think to recall). I use Framaroot to root the phone so I can use some apps I like.

Phone still reboots randomly. Maybe I need to clean the cache. Is there an app for doing that while running Android?

Alternatively, is there a kernel/rom that allows me to reboot normally, bypassing the battery loop? The Odin download mode takes too long because I have to flash the stock firmware, and the stock Recovery mode is useless to me because my power button is broken.

IS it possible to access Recovery mode with a broken power button?

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Sure, but the app I linked allows you to boot to recovery also.

A good custom kernel for a rooted 4.1.2 would be AJK 4.9, the No Swap version I believe. You'd be better off reading the op in the AJK thread.
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Thanks, I'll take a good look at the AJK thread. Is it any better than the Siyah kernel?

Problem is, if the phone reboots randomly, then I'm stuck in the battery loop again and I need to flash the stock firmware yet again to be able to reboot normally and bypass the battery loop. I would need some sort of custom boot which I could access pressing the volume button, and which would allow me to reboot bypassing the battery loop.



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Sure, but the app I linked allows you to boot to recovery also.

A good custom kernel for a rooted 4.1.2 would be AJK 4.9, the No Swap version I believe. You'd be better off reading the op in the AJK thread.

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Just flashed AJK 4.9 and no more random rebootings as of now... Plus, if I reboot manually, it does not get into the dreaded battery loop. So far so good. Thanks a lot for the tip.
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Thanks, I'll take a good look at the AJK thread. Is it any better than the Siyah kernel?

Problem is, if the phone reboots randomly, then I'm stuck in the battery loop again and I need to flash the stock firmware yet again to be able to reboot normally and bypass the battery loop. I would need some sort of custom boot which I could access pressing the volume button, and which would allow me to reboot bypassing the battery loop.

AJK's Kernel is based off Siyah.

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