[Q] Help! Vol - button broken & stuck in bootloop

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_david_94

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Feb 22, 2010
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Varese, Italy
The Volume- button has been broken on my Desire HD for ages, but this has never been a major issue until today: I got stuck in a bootloop and I don't know how to get into recovery mode!
Please does anyone have any suggestions either on how to get the vol- key to work or on alternative ways to get to recovery? I tried "adb reboot recovery" in cmd.exe but I get error: device not found.
I am worried my phone is broken and I can't afford a new one, so I would be infinitely grateful if someone could give me a hand! :eek: :eek:

EDIT: I managed to temporarily fix the issue by pulling off the volume rocker and strongly pushing on the button underneath with a pin, but I would still like to know if there is a way to change the key combo that allows to boot into recovery (as my temporary fix might not work next time).
 
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willm98G97B

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Feb 21, 2012
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In short yes, I encountered this during a re flash where it said, menu or back disabled.

There is a way just can't recall what I read on here about an alternate button setup.

Running cmw for recovery + version?


--willm

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rootntootn

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Dec 28, 2011
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If the physical button on the ribbon cable is still good...take out your battery, remove the s/n etc sticker carefully-all the way, you'll see a ribbon cable under it about 1/4 inches wide leading to the vol button-use a small plastic twezzer or the like and gently lift the cable and volumn button strip up and out of the slot-it is not fixed in place. Now you can put your battery back in and use the vol buttons with your fingernail. Awkward but for a one time fix in an emergency-it will work. When fixed put it all back--maybe once out you will see the real issue with your volumn not working. Maybe the strip got out of it's position some way.. Of course if the physical buttons are damaged or the ribbon cable is ripped, this will not work.
 

jeanal

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Mar 2, 2012
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Hello,
I didn' use the vol buttom in my revocery, install 4ext revocery and than you can with a spedified application start in recocery mod (rom manager for exemple).
 

mobilizedport

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Jan 27, 2013
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If the physical button on the ribbon cable is still good...take out your battery, remove the s/n etc sticker carefully-all the way, you'll see a ribbon cable under it about 1/4 inches wide leading to the vol button-use a small plastic twezzer or the like and gently lift the cable and volumn button strip up and out of the slot-it is not fixed in place. Now you can put your battery back in and use the vol buttons with your fingernail. Awkward but for a one time fix in an emergency-it will work. When fixed put it all back--maybe once out you will see the real issue with your volumn not working. Maybe the strip got out of it's position some way.. Of course if the physical buttons are damaged or the ribbon cable is ripped, this will not work.

This worked for me when I had a similar issue. Got it repaired though as I was under warranty (had to convince the repair folks that it had stock though :D)
 

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    If the physical button on the ribbon cable is still good...take out your battery, remove the s/n etc sticker carefully-all the way, you'll see a ribbon cable under it about 1/4 inches wide leading to the vol button-use a small plastic twezzer or the like and gently lift the cable and volumn button strip up and out of the slot-it is not fixed in place. Now you can put your battery back in and use the vol buttons with your fingernail. Awkward but for a one time fix in an emergency-it will work. When fixed put it all back--maybe once out you will see the real issue with your volumn not working. Maybe the strip got out of it's position some way.. Of course if the physical buttons are damaged or the ribbon cable is ripped, this will not work.