Almost three years after its initial release in the market, the #Samsung #Galaxy #Note4 is still an amazing device. This model was a highly anticipated device in 2014 and is an improvement to its predecessor which was the Note 3. Some of the outstanding features of this phone include a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, a 16 MP rear camera, and a 3220 mAh removable battery just to name a few. Although this phone is being used by a lot of people as their reliable daily driver there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy Note 4 reboots on its own issue & other related problems.
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Note 4 Reboots On Its Own
Problem: It battery is fine. IT Shuts off and reboots when I try to do anything with it. I AM SO FRUSTRATED . I REALLY cannot afford a new phone, on disability. I Factory reset it and all. NO change.
Solution: Does your phone have a microSD card installed? If it does, then try removing it as this might be causing the problem. Another possible factor that can cause this problem is a faulty battery. You will need to get a new battery to check if this is the case.
A software glitch can also be the culprit in this case but since you already performed a factory reset then it’s safe to eliminate this possibility.
If the above troubleshooting steps fails to fix the problem then it’s very likely that this is already caused by an internal component that is failing to work. If this is the case then the best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.
Note 4 Reboots And Freezes Randomly
Problem: My Note 4 started acting weird in the last 2 weeks after some updates. It would turn off by itself, reboot by itself and freeze. I bought a new battery and it kept doing it. I did one of your troubleshooting to wipe the cache and now it won’t start.
Solution: The first thing that you need to do in this particular case is to make sure that the battery has sufficient charge to turn on the device. To do this you will need to follow the troubleshooting steps listed below.
- Clean the charging port of the phone making sure that it is free from any dirt or debri. You can use a can of compressed air to clean this port.
- Charge your phone for at least 20 minutes. Make sure that you see the charging indicator on the screen.
- If the phone does not charge then try using a different charging cord and wall charger.
- You should also check if the phone charges from a computer USB port.
- If the phone still refuses to charge then try getting a new battery.
Once the phone turns on after charging what you will want to do is to remove the microSD card of the phone ( if you have one installed) then backup your phone data. Once this is done perform a factory reset. As soon as the reset is complete do not install any apps in your phone yet. You will need to check first if the issue still occurs.
In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you will have to bring this phone to a service center and have it checked as this could already be a hardware related problem.
Note 4 Slow Charging
Problem: My phone was charging but due to voltage problems it restart by itself and now i am facing slow charging issue.. 10 percent in an hour.. what to do?
Solution: What you will want to do first in this case is to clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air making sure that any dirt or debris stuck in the port is removed. Once this is done try charging your phone using a different charging cord and wall charger. Make sure that the charger that you will be using has an output of 2A.
Another factor that can cause this problem is a faulty battery in which case you will need to get a new battery.
One last troubleshooting step that you should consider is a factory reset. This will allow you to eliminate any software glitches that could be causing the problem.
In case the above steps fail to work then you will have to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.
Note 4 Does Not Turn On
Problem: Have a galaxy note 4 helping fix for a friend have tried the resets still will not turn on plugged into charger and also changed battery still won’t turn on. Any suggestions?
Solution: If the battery that was replaced has charge on it and the phone will not turn on then this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component. The power button of the phone might not be working or the power IC of the device is already faulty. What you need to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.
Note 4 Verizon Unlocking The Bootloader
Problem: Marshmallow is the worst android version I’ve ever had at least even with 4.2.2 with its security and SD card flaws was stable, 6.0 and any version of it ,have been nothing but issues for me. But anyways my main issue is how do I unlock the bootloader and permanent root so I can change to a custom nougat rom? And what rom do you recommend as the coolest and offers the most options for customization and performance? I really want all my voice features to work as best as possible ie, search by voice, voice unlock and notifications etc I also want my fingerprint scanner to properly work , I read somewhere that it was just a software not hardware problem and that the scanner has so many other things it can do also I would like my heartbeat sensor to work and my auto rotation because both have not worked since lollipop , I just factory reset and my phone is still super slow and unresponsive and I’ve owned 4 note 4 phones with none of these issues only this one and only since the 6.0 update. Basically looking for everything that came with my phone to not only work but work like it should or close to it as possible. And can you please email me or send me the downloads I would need to unlock bootloader , root , and any mods that are close to what I’m looking for. I appreciate any help you can offer and lastly I’m also trying to carrier unlock my phone how would I do that without calling and getting the unlock ie from verizon the original carrier for my note 4 (I use tmobile on it but verizon is the original carrier , and also before I forget trying to not only stream my screen to pc windows 10 but also use my phone as a remote for my k2 box android TV and need to somehow get back ussd code function
Solution: Unlocking the bootloader of a Verizon branded Note 4 requires that you perform some complicated procedure on the phone. It’s best if you have some working knowledge on the Android system. The easiest method so far that I could find to unlock the bootloader of your phone comes from this XDA forum post of ryanbg at this link https://forum.xda-developers.com/note-4-verizon/general/note-4-verizon-bootloader-unlock-t3358913 .
Once the bootloader of the phone has been unlocked you can then root your phone then install any custom ROM that you wish to run on the device. As for what ROM is best for the device is going to be your personal preference. Different ROMs have different advantages, some offer a smooth user experience yet compromise on some features while others have tons of features but then may have some bugs. It’s best that you personally check which ROM you would want to use.
As for the unlocking of your phone there are several methods that you can choose from.
First you need the IMEI number of your phone. Once you have this you can contact Verizon and ask for the SIM unlock code. This code will be sent to your email.
The second method to unlock your phone is to purchase a SIM unlock code from a third party SIM unlock service.
Note 4 Firmware Upgrade Encountered An Error
Problem: I was trying to update but each time I finish the update, the message is still there. I Ended up doing it up to 5 times before I got “Downloading do not turn off target”. Even with this, I could still power my phone and use it, until I gave a technician who flashed it with Smart switch. Now when the phone is connected to Odin it displays “fail”. I am stuck with message ” “firmware upgrade encountered an issue, connect to kiez and try again”
Solution: What you should do in this case is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset. Once the reset is complete try to check if the issue still occurs. If the error message in Odin still appears then try the following.
- Uninstall Odin then download a fresh version and install it in your computer.
- Try using a different USB cord to connect your phone to the computer.
- Try connecting your phone to a different USB port.
- Try using a different computer.
In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should have your phone checked at a service center as this could be caused by an issue with the charging port.
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