Recently my power button stopped working, meaning that it does not accept any input. With Cyanogenmod, it was easy to add easily accessible buttons in the notification area to turn the screen off.
However I fear the time when the phone is turned off some time in the future (maybe through 0% battery level). How do I turn the device on?
I hesitate opening the device (which I've done before) because of this very same situation. I'm not sure if the button is repairable, so I'd very much like to have a backup plan to turn it back on (since for opening the device, the battery must be removed).
If it's a hardware defect, I would suggest sending it to a service center for repair. You could plug it to a portable power bank so it lasts longer. But before you do that, you might want to back up your data to your PC or somewhere else first.
"plug into charger or computer while u press power button + vol down + home when the os screen"
Should be without power button pressing because power button does not work.
But when this is followed it DID WORK! Thanks!
(exiting firmware menu boots the phone)
Worked with Galaxy Note 3.
User1504... Was on the right track kinda. If you can remove your battery this solution worked for my s3 with a broken power button.
It should ask you if you want to continue to download mode by pressing the Volume up button or to restart device by pressing the Volume down button.
You want to press the Volume down button to restart the device.
Hope this helps. The broken power button on my s3 happened to fix it self some how but before it did I removed it since it kept rebooting. Anyways this should work wish you the best.
This worked on my phone. Take off the back to have quick access to the battery. Plug in the phone to charge it. When the green battery icon is showing the phone is charging, QUICKLY unplug the phone, remove the battery, then reinstall the battery. You must do it as fast as possible.
An odd thing, but it works.
plug into charger or computer while u press power button + vol down + home when the os screen comes up is will ask you if you want to continue press vol or exit press vol down you press vol down to exit phone will boot up