1. anon(10609350)'s Avatar
    So I have a broken power button on my galaxy tab 3 SM-T211,
    I’m planning to upgrade the firmware, so things goes on,
    Now I’m facing a very difficult situation, since I have a broken power button, I was not able to go to download mode, my first plan was rebooting it to download mode via adb commands which is fairly simple, but my concern is when I reboot it via adb and run odin, Will odin still detect my device knowing I already plugged my device in computer?
    06-02-2019 02:07 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Tab 3 Rooting/ROMs forum for more specific traffic.
    06-02-2019 03:14 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Let me put out a call to a couple of people whom I know are pretty knowledgeable about Samsung devices, @Beut and @Rukbat.
    06-02-2019 03:36 AM
  4. Beut's Avatar
    Assume it's the flex cable, it's cheap and not difficult to replace

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...wAAOSwJ4hY9KD2

    If your tablet is on, you can use GSM flasher to boot it into Download Mode without the combination of Power + Volume Down + Home buttons
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    06-02-2019 11:49 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    You could also use adb boot bootloader (since there's no bootloader mode, per se, in a Samsung, that should bring you to download mode).

    As for whether the PC will recognize it, if you install the Samsung USB Driver for Windows, it will if the phone is working properly.

    And the switch may not be broken, it may just be the plastic piece. This eBay seller is selling the buttons (power and volume) for $6.20 shipped. But you have to be very careful pulling the case far enough apart to slip the button in there (and save the volume button for when you need it).

    Or you can buy the switches and cable and replace it. Beut's link is one of the cheapest. (Always watch the shipping charge on eBay - you'll see some 79 cent items with a $15 shipping charge. The seller pays eBay on the price, but not on the shipping charge, and most of the time, eBay lets them do it - almost free for the item and a fortune for shopping [in a bag that costs less than a dollar, and postage that's less than a dollar.)
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-02-2019 05:58 PM

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