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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tor Fredriksen, Feb 26, 2022.

  1. Tor Fredriksen

    Thread Starter

    During installation of a system update on my Galaxy S7, the screen started alternating between a blue screen with the android logo and a black screen with several error messages. The error messages is shown very briefly but one of them are: "fail to open recovery_cause (no such file or directory)". This went on and on and on ....
    After searching a bit on internet, I tried to enter Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Home and Power). This removed the alternating screens but now the phone is totaly dead.
    I've tried numerous key combinations without any responce. I've charged the phone. I have also connected the phone to my PC with an USB-cable. No response. I have removed the SIM and memory card and reinstalled them again. I am not able to get any response at all from my phone. Any suggestions?

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    sounds like a dead phone. your phone is way past its prime. not really surprised this happens.

    if you could get to download mode, you might be able to flash a firmware update provided you have usb debugging turned on before the phone went dead. if you can't get to download mode or recovery mode, then you are pretty much SOL......sorry
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    How were you updating a s7? It will be years since the last update for that model was released.

    This isn't idle curiosity: knowing exactly what you were doing may help understand the current situation.

    But really if it is simply unresponsive then there's nothing you can do yourself: at best it will need specialist equipment to fix it.
  4. Tor Fredriksen

    Thread Starter

    I also believed there would be no more updates but a couple of days ago there was a message that a new system update were available and I could choose to install immediately, during night at 02:00 or reject (as far as I could tell, it looked just like the previous update messages I've received).

    I chose to update during night at 02:00. The next morning the uppdate had not been installed so I then chose to start the update manually. After that, the problems occured as described.
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  5. JancyDriimy

    JancyDriimy Lurker

    Do system recovery it will help you.
  6. Tor Fredriksen

    Thread Starter

    I do not know how to perform a system recovery on a dead phone. Please explain how it can be done.

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