Android Expert
Apr 8, 2010
King of Prussia PA 19406
Just what it says. Was playing a game. Phone froze. Home button doesn't work, power button doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Nevermind - it game me the "running slow" error after about 15 minutes.
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I did. A known defect on S8. Problem with power button. Verizon sent me a refurbished phone for my brand new one. Would not power up at all. Very annoying to get a used phone already. Samsung would do nothing unless I shipped it back and it would take a week. Disgusting
Press and hold the power button for 10-20 seconds. I've yet to meet a freeze with any phone that's so bad that that doesn't work.

Sorry off topic but I'd always thought that too. How wrong was I. Tried to flash a kernel earlier and it went horribly wrong. Honestly the closest I've ever been to a full bricked Samsung. I can't even call what I got a boot loop as there was nothing looping. It was just a solid Samsung Galaxy S8 logo. Holding power didn't turn the phone off. Couldn't boot it into recovery. Luckily I could still get into download mode. Another problem there though, can I download stock firmware on my PC before my battery runs out? It wasn't looking like it so I took a shot and flashed the TWRP I'd already got on there. Surprisingly it actually worked and put me into recovery. Thank you nandroid. So long story short yes you can have a freeze so bad that holding the power button doesn't work :p
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