7 Methods That Will Make It Easy to Fix Dead Android

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You can use an Android phone without any problems for most of the time and this is the reason why many people in the world are using it. But even these simple-to-use phones could give problems to the user. Sometimes the phone becomes unresponsive and refuses to turn on. We consider it a dead phone as it does not boot up even after trying multiple times.

You may take out your Android phone and try to press the power button to turn it on. But you find that even after trying several times, the phone is not turning on. If you don’t see the phone’s logo on  screen or your phone is not responding, then you need search for ways to fix this issue.

If you are facing the same problem on your phone, don’t panic! It can be easily solved using Android flashing software. In this guide, we will offer the best techniques for fixing your dead Android.

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Common Reasons for a Dead Android Phone  

You must be worried if this is the first time you are encountering a problem on your Android. There are various reasons why it occurs.

Your Android phone can freeze if you try opening the corrupted files like APKs or application files that are stored on an external storage device like SD card.

Many people choose Android phones because they allow the user to customize and flash ROMs as and when required. But if you install an incompatible or incorrect ROM on your device, the phone will freeze or even get bricked.

This problem can also occur if your smart phone is infected by a virus or malware. This is one of the most common reasons for the dead Android phone. Your phone will get infected when you download unofficial apps from the unknown sources or click on dubious and suspicious links.

The incompatible apps, when installed on your device, can give various issues including this one. The reason for your dead phone may be the unsupported version of an app installed on your device.

You can light up your phone instantly if you follow the instructionsbelow. To fix the dead Android phone issue, we have given 7 simple methods in this article. All the methods are easy to follow and you do not need any technical knowledge to fix this issue.

Method 1. Charge Your Android Device

The dead phone issue can also be caused by a drained battery. You play games, run heavy apps and then there are apps running in the background and all these things will drain the battery quickly.

First, keep the phone on charge for a few minutes. Check if any battery charging symbol appears on the screen. If yes, turn on the phone after it is fully charged. Make sure that you use the original charger and USB cable to charge your device.

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Method 2. Reboot Your Device

If the reason is not about the drained battery, try to force restart the phone and check whether the issue gets solved. You can force reboot your phone if you are not able to turn on the phone normally or long press the following combination of buttons to force restart your device.

Step 1: Press and hold the on/off button together with the volume up/down button.

Step 2: Press and hold the on/off button together with the Home button.

Step 3: After a few seconds, the phone will enter the recovery mode. Now, choose Restart or Reboot on the screen.

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Method 3. Remove the Battery

If you are not able to force reboot your phone, you can physically remove the battery. Remove the battery and insert it after a few seconds. Check if the phone turns on. For non-removable battery, wait for the battery to get drained or charge your phone and try to turn on.

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Method 4. Fix Dead Android Phone with Odin

Even after trying the above methods if your phone is not turning on, you need to use Odin software. This program is basically used for unblocking devices and to flash a new firmware. Follow the steps given below and learn how to flash android phone.

Step 1: Install the driver software on computer. Get the best software for your phone and the computer from the manufacturer’s website.

Step 2: Download appropriate software for the device and store on your PC. Make a note that Odin recognizes files only with .bin, .tar.md5 and .tar.

Step 3: Now, download Odin on your PC. Right click on the icon and choose “Run as Administrator”.

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Step 4: Press power, volume down and the home button simultaneously to boot your device in download mode. Release the power button when the phone vibrates.

Step 5: Next, press the volume up button. Download mode will be seen.

Step 6: Connect your Android phone to the PC. You will see a message as Added after Odin recognizes your device.

Step 7: Next, click on “PDA” or “AP” and find the downloaded tar.md5 file. Click Start. After a few minutes, the flashing process will complete. The device will reboot normally. You will see a ‘Reset’ or ‘Pass’ message on the PC screen.

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Method 5. Fix Dead Android via SP Flash Tool

The SmartPhone Flash tool is widely used for flashing custom ROM in Android devices.

Step 1: First, install MTK driver on your computer and download ROM that you will use for flashing.

Step 2: Now download the SP Flash tool and extract the file on your computer. You need to open the flash_tool.exe file for opening the SP Flash window.

Step 3: Click on the “Download” tab and choose “Scatter loading”.

Step 4: Next, find the downloaded file and click on “Open”. Then choose “Download” on the SmartPhone Flash tool window.

Step 5: Now connect your dead phone to the computer. After the software recognizes it, the flashing process will begin. After the process is over, a green circle will be seen that indicates OK Download. Now disconnect the phone and wait till it reboots.

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Method 6. Wipe the Android in Recovery Mode

If still the phone is not getting turned on, you need to factory reset it in recovery mode.

Step 1: Press and hold the on/off button together with the volume up/down button.

Step 2: Press and hold the on/off button together with the Home button.

Step 3: After a few seconds, the phone will enter the recovery mode. Choose “Factory Reset” or “Wipe Data” and tap on “Yes” to confirm. After the process completes, the phone will reboot automatically. 

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Method 7. Contact Your Manufacturer

The last resort to fix your dead Android phone is to contact the manufacturer of the phone. Follow the instructions given by them carefully if you want to start using the phone again.

Conclusion

If you want to know how to fix dead Android phone, then see all the methods carefully. Choose the method according to the issue you are facing. Ask the experts through the comment section below if you are facing any other problems.

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By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Jun 12, 2019  ( Updated: Jun 13, 2019 )

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