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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or S4 Not Booting? Here’s The Solution

So you just updated your phone’s firmware and it’s not booting up completely or stuck at Samsung logo. Or the reason your phone got bricked might be anything (except hardware damage). Try these solutions, step by step.

Though solutions for Samsung Galaxy smartphones are same but they require different tools and files. So in this post I will write how to solve Note 3 or S4’s boot loop issue.

There are 3 major steps to solve Samsung Galaxy mobiles boot loop issues and you should start from the first and easy step. The first step is Soft Reset, chances of success are less in this step but if it does the trick you will save all your data. The second step is Hard Reset, It will delete all your data. The third and last step is a bit tough, not too complicated though – Re-install Stock ROM.

1. Soft Reset Samsung Galaxy S4 OR Note 3

  • Take out the battery.
  • Reinsert the battery after 30 seconds.
  • Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.

2. Hard Reset Samsung Galaxy S4 OR Note 3

  • Switch off the device.
  • Press and hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key.
  • After 2-3 seconds, release the Power Key.
  • You will enter boot screen, Select Wipe Data / Factory Reset.
  • Select Yes.

If you don’t succeed in steps written above, proceed to Step 3(Separate for Galaxy Note 3 and S4)

3. Re-install Stock ROM using Odin on…

(i) Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Download these files:

(ii) Samsung Galaxy S4


Let’s do it

  • Switch off your mobile by pulling out the battery. Re-insert battery after 30 seconds.
    (Make sure that battery is more than 30% charged)
  • Press and Hold Volume Down + Home + Power Button. Enter Download Mode.
  • Open Odin on your PC, Select. PIT file you just downloaded.
  • Click on “PDA” to select firmware (Stock ROM from Sammobile).
  • Check “Auto Reboot”, “Re-partition”, and “F. Reset Time”.
  • Start!

It should now do the trick and your phone should come alive now. Any queries? Comment!

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