Note 4 SM-N910F suddenly won't charge nor boot? What to try next?

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Senior Member
Jan 8, 2009

The phone was working fine up till yesterday.
I left it charging, only to find it stuck with the red LED on. It would not respond to button presses, and the LED stayed on even after being unplugged.
I took the battery out, put it back in, didn't want to boot. I took the battery out again, left it out for a few minutes, it booted with an unfamiliar message "Could not do normal boot" or something along those lines. After a restart it booted normally.
I used the phone normally the whole day, but after leaving it charging, same thing happened, but resolved it with leaving the battery out for a few minutes.
Phone worked fine from there on.
Left it charging before bedtime, found it stuck again in the morning, but this time, no way to boot.

I changed batteries, left it without battery for quite some time, nothing.

The phone is rooted, running a custom ROM, flashed sometime last year. Had no problems until now.

What do you recommend?


Senior Member
Jan 8, 2009
Seems like it could be the eMMC error.
I was extremely unlucky and it died completely in just one day since the error manifested :(

If you have any suggestions on how to revive it, please share!
I tried cool it in the freezer, didn't help :(
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Dec 21, 2017
Note 4 won't charge or boot - Fixed

My note four recently started running sluggishly and the battery would only charge to 77%. I rebooted it and it was now stone dead, would not charge, boot , nada. This is the fix I found that worked for me:

Take out battery, sim card, and mem card. Install back cover. Place phone in ziplock sandwich bag and seal. Place bag into freezer for 20 minutes. Remove bag/phone from freezer, reassemble battery, sim and mem cards. Press the start key and phone should boot(mine did). If not, plug into Samsung fast charger and try booting again.
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