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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Kgator, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Kgator

    Kgator Guest
    Thread Starter

    My company discontinued cell phone service for its employees. They shut down my Verizon service to my S3 Friday. Now phone will not turn on. Get a vibration and no splash screen when pushing power button. Shouldn't I be able to use this phone for games, email, internet if connected to wi-if? Did they do something to brick my phone?
     


  2. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    Sounds like your touch screen just died. If when you try to power up,phone vibrates and blue LED lights up usually means the motherboard is good. Haven't recently dropped the phone or any sign of damage?
     
  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If you have a company-owned phone I'm going to guess it was secured in some way, possibly KNOX. Is anyone else at your workplace also seeing this happen with their phone?

    If it's locked to Verizon's service and your employer canceled the account this could be messy to get it cleared. You could try wiping it and doing a Factory Reset. (note that this does wipe previously stored data)
    Open the back cover and remove the battery. Leave it out for a couple of minutes. Put it back in and try to boot your S3 up in Recovery Mode (Hold down the Up Volume button and the Home button while pressing the Power button.) If you can get into Recovery Mode, select 'wipe cache partition' and then 'wipe data/factory reset'.
    https://www.androidpit.com/galaxy-s3-recovery-mode-how-to-reboot-into-recovery
     
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