1. AC Question's Avatar
    My S4 recently was updated and the back button suddenly stopped working
    the button does light up of i press the other button
    01-18-2016 12:56 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I've seen complaints about this elsewhere on the forums. Does it help if you wipe the cache partition? http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-5744

    In the meantime, a temporary workaround would be install Handy Soft Keys.
    01-18-2016 02:29 AM
  3. BlueAfro's Avatar
    The cache partition does not work
    and i already have an alternative for handy soft keys
    but do you have anything else?
    01-18-2016 02:41 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You could try reinstalling the firmware, using either Samsung Kies or Smart Switch (I'm never sure which one is the right one for the S4).
    01-18-2016 02:50 AM
  5. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    It is highly likely you have hardware damage since your back button doesn't work.

    You could try reflashing the firmware via Odin. Guide can be found here.
    01-18-2016 04:09 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here's one of those threads mentioning a similar problem after an update: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...er-update.html
    01-18-2016 12:13 PM

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