1. skipper89's Avatar

    I recently updated the firmware on my S7 Edge (Denmark), and after the update the phone just got stuck on the padlock symbol with rotating rings around it (the encryption symbol I reckon?).
    After waiting for a long time I rebooted the device, was able to enter my PIN but when it got to that padlock again, it got stuck. After several tries, I held down power button, volume up and menu button, and wiped the cache partition.
    After that it worked. After some days though, it randomly started showing that padlock and getting stuck on it, not even in relation to a reboot or anything (shortly after switching off airplane mode though). I was able to reboot it a couple of times and get it to stop.
    This morning it started doing it again randomly (shortly after switching on WIFI). I tried rebooting, but it does a full boot and everything seems normal, but then after half a minute the padlock appears and it gets stuck. I now tried a cache partition wipe after several reboot attempts, but it still happens.

    Do you have any idea what to do? I would really prefer not having to do a factory reset.

    09-09-2017 07:33 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Try an emergency firmware recovery usinh SmartSwitch on a PC.
    09-09-2017 11:04 AM

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