View Poll Results: How did your Note 4 die? (Super slow, un-usable, or not working)

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  • It's still alive and working.

    18 94.74%
  • Most recent software update killed it, it's un-usable and extremely slow.

    0 0%
  • Physical damage.

    0 0%
  • Other (state below)

    1 5.26%
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05-20-2019 11:43 AM
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  1. datum9's Avatar
    I have my Note 4 for 3 years. It generally doesn't lag. It went to Samsung because the screen died and they did a complimentary repair, very classy and decent of Samsung.

    They didn't want to fix it at first because they couldn't read the sticker on the inside of the phone that has the IMEI address. I have no idea why they couldn't read it or i removed it because it was blank but I was able to get verification that it was my phone and what the IMEI address was through AT&T and I had to send it back to them and then they fixed it and it's really running really well.

    I keep having to replace batteries and I'm getting them from Anker and Anker has really been great about it as they replace them for free when they belly in the middle so that you can spin the battery around on a flat surface.

    I have 4 batteries so I rotate them. However, as nohoku said continual crashes aren't great for the phone, what about continual battery pulls?

    Back to the batteries bellying, sometimes it is hard to close the back plate. As I said before Samsung didn't want to fix my phone without the ticket on the inside being readible, especially when the screen is dead. Then I realized when seeing the smudged IMEI #on the ticket inside the other day, i reakized what was happening because of the bellying battery, it would rub out the printing. It was also causing reboots because the battery itself got bigger because it bellied, it lost direct contact with the inside contact points and rebooted.

    So why is this happening? I have the phone on really bright and that really kills battery life and makes the phone hotter and often times I don't even realize it but location devices is on and that really makes the phone hot. So I think those two factors are causing batteries to belly and maybe even in the case of the Note 7, where there is no place to expand to, explode.

    Other than the battery issue, I don't see any reason why I would want to spend $1,000 to get a Note 8 that will give me what more than I have from the Note 4? Plus I need a new case and the tax and screen protector which I hear is $50. I just don't see the point. Samsung is,offering $400 off on your prior phone but they stopped it at the Note 5. I might have considered it with that discount but even so I'm talking about $600 plus I'm giving up my backup phone that's got to be worth $100 and then I need new stuff so that's another $75 so I'm still almost $800 and I'm not sure that it's worth it for a little bit better camera.

    There is no substantial lag time on the Note 4 and I'm running 6.0.1 so what else am I going to gain for that much money?

    Then I would also need $200 insurance because my Note 4 would be gone and all I have left is the Note 2.

    For now I'm sticking with the Note 4.
    Smart choice. I Have s8+, note 4 is better.

    *removable battery
    *16:9 ratio
    * no stupid curved edges
    04-23-2018 11:32 AM
  2. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    I still have my Note 4 and Note Edge, both working perfectly. I have 4 batteries for each phone and the batteries still last a full day for each phone.

    I just turned both of these phones on today to keep the batteries working.
    04-24-2018 06:24 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    2 Note 3s, not 4s - still working, but I wanted a smaller phone and a fingerprint scanner. If anyone wants a Note 3 in perfect condition, in an Otterbox Defender since day 1 ... Unless you mistreat Notes, they should keep going, right up to the 4. (Samsung started getting sloppy with the 5 and, well we all know what happened with the 7.)

    NexusGirlX, if you get a charger like this one, for $9, you won't have to use the phones to charge the batteries.
    04-24-2018 02:04 PM
  4. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    2 Note 3s, not 4s - still working, but I wanted a smaller phone and a fingerprint scanner. If anyone wants a Note 3 in perfect condition, in an Otterbox Defender since day 1 ... Unless you mistreat Notes, they should keep going, right up to the 4. (Samsung started getting sloppy with the 5 and, well we all know what happened with the 7.)

    NexusGirlX, if you get a charger like this one, for $9, you won't have to use the phones to charge the batteries.
    I have the official Samsung external battery charger for each of these phones.
    04-24-2018 03:31 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Oh, I still have all of mine also, but sometimes it's nice to leave the phone alone and still charge a spare battery. (Also, that particular one does precharge, if you ever happen to let the battery drop totally dead (about 3 Volts).
    04-24-2018 03:33 PM
  6. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Oh, I still have all of mine also, but sometimes it's nice to leave the phone alone and still charge a spare battery. (Also, that particular one does precharge, if you ever happen to let the battery drop totally dead (about 3 Volts).
    I'm fine with what I have. I don't use my Note 4 or Note Edge as actual phones anymore. When I do turn them on, it's just to use the apps on there. I have a Note 8 and a few newer model iPhones that I use as my daily.

    I do think that the display on the Note 4 is till one of the best to date.
    huntnyc likes this.
    04-25-2018 02:03 AM
  7. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    My Note 4 is completely dead now

    Charging it does not help. The eMMC error dealt it's final blow to the phone it seems.

    First time I have ever had a Samsung die on me.

    My Galaxy S2, S4, S6 and S7 Edge are all still alive and working, Note 4 Snapdragon seems to be an outlier.

    Very strange oversight for an otherwise fantastic phone, it served me well, as well as the people who I borrowed it to.
    04-25-2018 01:49 PM
  8. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    My Note 4 is completely dead now

    Charging it does not help. The eMMC error dealt it's final blow to the phone it seems.

    First time I have ever had a Samsung die on me.

    My Galaxy S2, S4, S6 and S7 Edge are all still alive and working, Note 4 Snapdragon seems to be an outlier.

    Very strange oversight for an otherwise fantastic phone, it served me well, as well as the people who I borrowed it to.
    Think something like this happened to my husband's phone. Did an update and then it went into perpetual reboot loop. He is using an OG Pixel XL now. Prefers it to any Samsung.
    04-27-2018 02:18 PM
  9. 4ns3raru's Avatar
    So I got the "could not do normal boot, mmc_read failed" error. My phone would randomly reboot itself over and over and get stuck on that screen. I read that I should download the Wake Lock App and use setting 4 if I can get it to boot so I did, my phone then starting working absolutely fine. No more reboots. I could turn it on and off.

    Suddenly today though I accidentally let my battery drain completely. It was at 1% and shut off. I went to plug it in and now I cant even get it to charge/boot.

    I did root it last week (How To Root Galaxy Note 4 (Kitkat) – Mr.Bosski) maybe that has anything to do with it?

    I also read that I should try and let it charge for a few hours so I did, no change. I read that I should clean out the ports of the charger and charging port so I did and BAM the ol could not do normal boot, mmc_read failed" error page pops up. So while it was still plugged in I tried to get it to reboot but nothing. Just black screen. I have tried another battery but nothing. Tried cleaning the ports again and nothing.

    Is this the end of my note 4? Please someone have a solution
    05-18-2019 12:37 PM
  10. datum9's Avatar
    I had that issue, and downgraded from 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) to 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

    managed to boot, installed wakelock.

    It runs without issues.


    To reboot, you have to take out the battery, hold down the power button for a minute or so and then reinsert/reboot.

    It's a motherboard issue. Some Note 4s have it. Not all but sometimes you lose the lottery. Your phone might be in the more advanced stage than mine. I don't know if a downgrade can help. I read reports that upgrade from LP to MM is what initially broke it. that is from v5 to V6 of android.

    I've had about 5 Note 4s all in all and only 1 got affected. I probably won't ever get the Note 4 again. Given you have a much better alternative - LG V20.
    05-20-2019 11:43 AM
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