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HELP HELP!! How to turn phone on?!General

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  1. rcheung28

    rcheung28 Well-Known Member

    So basically my Galaxy Ace's power button decided to break down on me, and now I can't power the phone on. I bought this phone 14 months ago in Hong Kong so the warranty has already ended, even if it didn't, I wouldn't be able to spend $1000 for an airplane ticket. Unfortunately, my phone ran out of battery, and after I charged it back to full, it's just stuck at the battery percentage screen. I need a way to turn on the phone without using the power button (I have access to wall outlet, PC, USB cable all the time).

    TL;DR Is there any way to turn on the phone (from power off, NOT sleep) without using the power button?


  2. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

    try going to recovery.
    attach the phone to the charger but don't turn it on yet, now keep the main menu button pressed and then switch on your charger.
    i am only guessing this, not sure if it'll work or not.

    if u do get into recovery, just hit the reboot system option and ur done!
    gud luck :)

    edited: i just tried it and it works!
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  3. rcheung28

    rcheung28 Well-Known Member

    Yessss it worked exactly as you described!! Thank you so much ayush29k!!
    I surprised I didn't find this method from a 5-hour google search.
    I can enable debug mode just in case anything happens now!
    Thanks again! You're the best!
  4. ayush29k

    ayush29k Well-Known Member

    well the actual way to enter recovery is by pressing power button + home key button, we just used the charger instead of the power button :p
  5. tamiyaman

    tamiyaman New Member

    this is great info, should be made a "Sticky"
  6. iSiddu

    iSiddu New Member

    I had the same problem, I had given for repair in local mobile repair shop he repaired it very well for 400 rs and returned back on same day.
  7. jacobheus

    jacobheus New Member


    if i use your method it just says that its charging the battery.
    it won't go into recovery mode.

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