Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default AT&T Galaxy S3: Help! Won't boot up.

    Starting last night my AT&T S3 will not boot up. Holding the power button does nothing, but removing and replacing the battery starts it up for about 5 seconds, long enough to see the Samsung screen then the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen, then shuts back down. Starting it in both reboot mode and download mode it will boot up in the same manner then again shut down promptly. Plugging it into a charger changes nothing (I've tried 3 different chargers, all work with my girlfriend's Verizon S3 that had a similar problem a month or so ago, but would start and stay on about one out of every five or so tries. Please help!
  2. #2  
    Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Posts
    26,082 Posts
    Global Posts
    26,525 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Help! Won't boot up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janosime View Post
    Starting last night my AT&T S3 will not boot up. Holding the power button does nothing, but removing and replacing the battery starts it up for about 5 seconds, long enough to see the Samsung screen then the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen, then shuts back down. Starting it in both reboot mode and download mode it will boot up in the same manner then again shut down promptly. Plugging it into a charger changes nothing (I've tried 3 different chargers, all work with my girlfriend's Verizon S3 that had a similar problem a month or so ago, but would start and stay on about one out of every five or so tries. Please help!
    Welcome to the forums.
    Is the battery bulged? Take it out and try spinning it on a flat surface like a table. If it spins, it needs to be replaced.

    What could not be changed, must be endured - New Spring, by Robert Jordan

    Community Guidelines and also here, Developer Rules, and Marketplace
    Mobile Nations Sister Forums: iMore/Connectedly/Windows Central/Crackberry
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Help! Won't boot up.

    Thanks for the response. No, the battery does not spin freely. I also tried using my girlfriend's working battery, did not work in my phone.
    Edit: And my battery works in her phone.
  4. #4  
    Golfdriver97's Avatar

    Posts
    26,082 Posts
    Global Posts
    26,525 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Help! Won't boot up.

    I'm not sure what can be wrong. It can be the hardware or the software

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app

    What could not be changed, must be endured - New Spring, by Robert Jordan

    Community Guidelines and also here, Developer Rules, and Marketplace
    Mobile Nations Sister Forums: iMore/Connectedly/Windows Central/Crackberry
  5. #5  

    Default Re: AT&T Galaxy S3: Help! Won't boot up.

    Only recommendation I have is to try a JTAG service (ex: http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...-brick-repair/)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro

Similar Threads

  1. ZTE Majesty: Wi-Fi won't connect
    By Chrazy in forum Other ZTE Android Phones
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-19-2015, 07:17 PM
  2. Stuck on HTC boot logo
    By cgaryliu in forum HTC Droid Incredible S
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-15-2014, 09:33 PM
  3. Help with deleted photos accidentially HELP HELP Please
    By mama22only in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-13-2014, 01:07 PM
  4. Help creating an album in Gallery for videos only
    By kickassdrummer in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-13-2014, 12:19 AM
  5. [Free][Game] Fruit Mix Up
    By Robin Hames in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2014, 08:55 AM

Posting Permissions