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  1. rcheung28

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    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?

    Thanks!
     

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    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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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    this is great info, should be made a "Sticky"
     
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    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.
     
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    hello,

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

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