1. Phenom's Avatar
    The power button on my SGSII E4GT has stopped working all of a sudden. It seems to be some type of software issue, as the button will still turn the phone on, but will not dim the screen, power the phone off, work for screenshots or any other function.

    Does anyone have an idea of what could be the problem, or more importantly, the solution? If all else fails, I'll just wipe out the phone and restore it to factory settings to see if that does the trick. But I'd like to think there are some other troubleshooting methods I can try before getting there.

    Any suggestions?

    Just some further information:

    I've already removed & reinserted the battery
    I run the stock version, but I do have GoLauncher installed.
    No other major customizations
    05-31-2012 06:07 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar

    Just to be clear are you rooted or stock?

    If you are rooted this could be the result of a bug in the ROM even if its a "stock" build custom ROM.

    Otherwise if your stock, un rooted then this is a bit of a mystery... Does it work to end phone calls if you have the option enabled under Accessibility?

    Otherwise if you have exhausted all other possibilities (even uninstalling GoLauncher) then I would try the factory reset and see what happens.
    05-31-2012 08:32 PM
  3. Phenom's Avatar
    I am not rooted. Just stock. Seems as if I've got it working now. I deleted any apps that we're downloaded within the past week and pulled the battery for 10 minutes. Not sure which one worked but my power button is now fully functional again.
    05-31-2012 09:02 PM
  4. chinkysteve1's Avatar
    Is it weird that today this happened to me too? I've been only lightly touching my side button & it turns on or off. When I actually press the button the pop up screen for airplane mode appears. That's weird right? I don't know if while I was sleeping there was an update or not. What should we both do? All I did was take out the battery & it's not as sensitive but it still is.
    05-31-2013 01:28 PM