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Galaxy S6 keeps freezing and rebooting, among other power boot issues

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Ever experienced freezing and rebooting issues on your new #GalaxyS6 or #GalaxyS6Edge? Issues like these may not really be “issues” in a technical sense as they can also be signs of overheating or hardware failure. We hope that this post can give you an idea where to start in your quest to troubleshoot your issue. As a general rule of thumb in Android troubleshooting, doing a factory reset is paramount in fixing any software-related issues. Make sure you do it before submitting your device for repair.

Our article today discusses these topics below:

  1. Galaxy S6 Edge won’t boot up after charging it wirelessly overnight
  2. Galaxy S6 “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error after rooting
  3. Galaxy S5 saying “remove the device” and install an app during charging
  4. Galaxy S5 screen issue after it was dropped and got wet
  5. Galaxy S6 won’t install system update
  6. Galaxy S6 keeps freezing and rebooting

If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page.


 

Problem #1: Galaxy S6 Edge won’t boot up after charging it wirelessly overnight

I have had a Galaxy S6 Edge for a few months now, and last night I put it to charge on a Samsung Wireless charger. This morning when I woke up the phone was unresponsive, the LED light is blinking like when I get notifications but the screen won’t turn on, the  LED light won’t turn red when I connect it to a charger and now I’m freaking out. If you could help me that would be amazing. — Jonathan

Solution: Hi Jonathan. If your S6 Edge no longer boots normally, try to check if you can still start it in other modes. You can either try to boot in download (Odin) or Recovery mode to do that. If you can’t do either of the two, the next best thing is to call Samsung and have the phone repaired or replaced.

Problem #2: Galaxy S6 “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error after rooting

I tried to root my SM-G925F. It succeeded but I was in a bootloop with the S6 logo and “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”. I was trying to flash many different ROMs, they all failed. Finally I tried the G925FXXU3QOK9_G925FBOG3QOK9_G925FXXU3QOJO_HOME.tar and it failed at hidden.img. I renamed it “.tar” and flashed it as I saw on a forum but now I’m stuck in another bootloop with the S6 logo and an Android in a blue background with Galaxy spelt above it. I can’t go to the recovery mode. I am from France (bouygues). I really don’t know what to do now..– Oceane

Solution: Hi Oceane. We covered this issue on this post. Please check it and follow our suggestions.

Problem #3: Galaxy S5 saying “remove the device” and install an app during charging

Hi. My phone is Samsung Galaxy S6. I bought it as an used phone. It didn’t came with the original charger. It was working really fine and fast. Still working fast but there is a problem. When i plug in my phone charger it says to remove the device and install an app (voice command). And screen goes black and all the buttons stops working even the touch. Can’t even turn on the device. When i press the power button there is a small cross on the screen and that doesn’t even work. Even the charger doesn’t work. After a while when i plug in the charger screen comes on and it starts working. Is there any way you can help me to fix this problem? I will be really grateful if you do. Thanks.

Regards. — Masud

Solution: Hi Masud. Please do a factory reset so we’ll know if this is a firmware bug. Here are the steps to do it:

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys together.
  • When the device powers on and displays ‘Power on logo’, release all keys and the Android icon will appear on the screen.
  • Wait until the Android Recovery Screen appears after about 30 seconds.
  • Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option, ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and press the Power key to select it.
  • Press the Volume Down button again until the option ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted and then press the Power key to select it.
  • After the reset is complete, highlight ‘Reboot system now’ and hit the Power key to restart the phone.

Make sure to create a backup of your personal data (photos, videos, contacts) before you proceed with factory reset.

Do not install any third party application after doing a factory reset. Wait for at least 24 hours so you can observe how the phone behaves. If the issue remains during this time, have yourself a new device.

Problem #4: Galaxy S5 screen issue after it was dropped and got wet

Hello there. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in May, in USA and that was about the time i was coming back to Nigeria. So, not buying from authorized dealers here in Nigeria didn’t assure of any warranty nor was i told about any Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge warranty available, unlike the my previous S4.

so my phone fell into the closet, hitting the ceramic base and was half way in the water but my reflex was able to rescue it in split seconds. i brought it out and it displayed normally for 5 seconds before flickering and going off. i pressed the power button several times and even did some safe recovery mode options i found on your website. due to the irremovable battery and tight casing. All i could think of was to shake it vigorously, which i did and a little amount of water sprinkled out from the ear speaker. the screen did not crack despite the hard fall but i think i made a mistake of plugging the charger because i wasn’t thinking straight and all i wanted was to see it come on. it did come on but seemed like the battery drained as much as it was charging. while on the charging screen, it would flicker also, going on and off and i left it till the next day because it happened on sunday night.

The following morning, i pressed the power button again and it came on but it would flicker, go dim, a little bright and i noticed colourful dots all scattered though the background entire screen, like it’s a galaxy of stars. i noticed this pattern while charging the previous night also and some of the colourful dots would shine like a glittering star . but since the phone came on this morning, with the tiny dots everywhere, the icons on the display seemed transparent . i have put it off now.

i just would like to know if it would mean i have to change the screen or it’s fixable once the back is removed and totally dried of water.

despite the wide variety of phone engineers around, i don’t know who to really trust with this because it is not a regular phone you see that these engineers have worked on or are used to. so even if it’s with little fixes, they would charge extremely high for a sophisticated phone.

i don’t have a Samsung store nearby, i would have to travel to another state for some hours before seeing one. please just give me your honest suggestion concerning the screen. Thanks. — Mich

Solution: Hi Mich. You clearly have a hardware issue at hand. We don’t think the damage due to the fall and water exposure is limited to the screen area only. A full motherboard overhaul is needed to verify if all components are working normally. As much as we would like to help you, there’s just nothing that you can do to fix this issue right now. Visiting Samsung may get you somewhere but the repair will certainly not be free. Even then, there’s no guarantee that Samsung technicians can fully fix the phone. They will most likely advise you to get another phone.

Problem #5: Galaxy S6 won’t install system update

I was doing a software update and everything downloaded fine. Afterwards the phone said it must boot so that the installation can take place.  When starting with the installation it just say error but no code or number is displayed. A window pops up on the screen with the wording.

“Failed to update software. Failed to update firmware. Try again using PC software (Kies) or visit a Samsung service center.”

I do not no know how to do the installation using PC software (Kies) – What is the Kies?

Kindly help as I am currently in Swaziland and far from a Samsung outlet or service provider. Thank You. — Hermie

Solution: Hi Hermie. The error message you’re getting is an indication that your device refuses to install the update file it received. If the update was provided by your carrier in Swaziland, try to call them for direct assistance.

Alternatively, you can follow the instruction to update the phone via Kies. This is an official Samsung software that users can use to sync files on their phones and PCs or update a smartphone. If you want to try to update via Kies, make sure you have a working computer that has internet access. Once that’s taken care of, visit Samsung’s Kies site to download the software.

Problem #6: Galaxy S6 keeps freezing and rebooting

My phone keeps freezing and restarting constantly. When I went to check on the System Update it said that the operating system has been modified in an unauthorized way, and the Device Status is shown as “Custom”. I haven’t rooted my phone and to confirm my suspicions i use apps like “Root check”. Before it reboots it usually freezes and lines run across the screen. if I’m watching a video it emits a loud beep. I have factory reset it about 4 times now and it still has the same problem. I want to get a new phone probably but I don’t know if the same problem will be transferred to the new phone due to using the same Samsung account. Please help. — Felipe

Solution: Hi Felipe. The problem is not account-specific so getting a new smartphone and logging in your Google or Samsung account will not “transfer” it. The most likely reason for the current issue is due to a third party application. To check that, try to boot your phone in safe mode and observe. While in safe mode, no third party applications will be allowed to run. It’s a good tool to use to verify our hunch. Here are the steps to boot your S6 to safe mode:

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Once you see the Samsung logo, release the Power key immediately but continue pressing the Volume Down key.
  • Your phone should continue booting up and you will be prompted to unlock your phone as usual.
  • You will know if the phone successfully booted in safe mode if the text “Safe mode” is displayed at the lower-left corner of the screen.

If your phone works fine while in safe mode, that’s a signal that you should start uninstalling apps until the cause of the issues is eliminated.

Keep in mind that freezing and rebooting can also be signs of malfunctioning hardware. If nothing changes even when the device is in safe mode, start looking for options to have the device repaired or replaced.

 

 


 

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“Recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error on Galaxy S6 after flashing

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Looking for answers to your #GalaxyS6 power problems? Our post today may point you to the right direction. Below are some of the power-related problems shared by some members of our community:

  1. Galaxy S6 totally unresponsive
  2. “Recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error on Galaxy S6 after flashing
  3. Cannot move music from Galaxy S6 to PC
  4. Galaxy S6 cannot transfer photos to PC
  5. Battery drain issue after updating Galaxy S6
  6. Fast wireless charging on Galaxy S6

If you are looking for solutions to your own #Android issue, you can contact us by using the link provided at the bottom of this page.


 

Problem #1: Galaxy S6 totally unresponsive

Two nights ago I plugged my Galaxy S6 phone into the charger that came with the phone and in the morning the phone was dead. I am unable to reboot it using the following methods, volume down + power button, volume down + volume up + power button, volume down + volume up + power button + home screen button, volume up + power button, and power button + home screen doing all of this and the phone shows nothing.

Also when it is plugged into its charger (I also tried several other chargers) no lights show to indicate it is charging. I have had the phone for 5 months. it has never been submerged in any liquids nor has it taken any major drops. I did perform an update on my phone that night which I have in the past without incident. — Liz

This morning my dad’s phone was charging and it was at 95% when he unplugged it. When he went to turn it on, it didn’t do anything. We tried holding the power button for 20 seconds. I looked up some ways to fix this which involved holding both the power button and the volume buttons, but none of them worked. There is no signs of it trying to come on or anything. It’s like it’s a dead phone, except he knows he charged it and it even said how much percentage was on the battery. It is a s6 so there is no way to remove the battery. We’re hoping nothing too major as it is only a few months old. Any advice? Thank you! — Roxi

Solution: HI Liz and Roxi. There’s nothing more that you can do on your end. The issue may be on the battery or other hardware component, both of which are usually beyond an average user’s capability to fix. Since you cannot replace the battery of the S6 without voiding the warranty, your best chance to fix the problem is by asking for a replacement or repair from Samsung, your carrier, or from the store where you bought the device from.

Problem #2: “Recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error on Galaxy S6 after flashing

Hello. I tried to root my SM-G920F (android version 5.1.1) with Odin and afterwards I had an error message on my screens saying “recovery is not seandroid enforcing”. I then tried to flash some stock through Odin, it failed and now I have a message saying “An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the Emergency recovery function in the Smart Switch PC software.”

I can still access download mode but I’m not sure what to do, and I don’t know what my serial number is so I don’t think I can make use of Smart Switch, and I don’t know how to find it from my phone without going to settings.

It also doesn’t seem to be on the box that came with the phone, and the label that was stuck to the phone that had the serial number is no longer there.

If you could provide some advice I’d greatly appreciate it as I’m very stressed by this!

Kind regards. — Nathan

Solution: Hi Nathan. “recovery is not seandroid enforcing” error is an indication that something went wrong during a firmware modification process. For example, flashing an incompatible custom recovery can lead to this error most of the time. That you are getting another error telling you to use the stock recovery option is another proof of a mistake committed somewhere in the process. Sometimes, software bugs in a computer you are using can also cause flashing process to fail inexplicably. Flashing in itself is risky and is never recommended by Samsung.

Your best chance right now is to use Smart Switch on your computer to boot the phone in stock recovery. If that’s out of the question since you can’t find the serial number, you’re out of luck.

Try calling Samsung and play dumb. Just tell them that something happens to your phone and you need a replacement. It may work.

Problem #3: Cannot move music from Galaxy S6 to PC

Ok so I bought this new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone since T-Mobile had run out of the Galaxy S5 phones and because my previous LG phone has died. First was very impressed by this phone but my distaste for this phone began as soon as I found out that SD cards cannot be installed in the s6.

So now I have to manually transfer files back and forth via usb cable from the phone and to the computer. But now whenever I tried to transfer my music onto the phone it suddenly stops and tells me the phone had disconnected even though the phone is connected to the usb port with the phones cable.

I don’t know what to do and this is driving me mad since I was told Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were superb to the Iphones. But now I’m having my doubts, This is happening on a Windows 8 HP laptop.

If you guys can please help me that would be great since I feel lost about this phone giving me this problem and I don’t want to switchout to another phone. — Juan

Solution: Hi Juan. Your computer may not have the right software to interact properly with your Galaxy S6. make sure that you install the correct Kies program on your computer so it will read the device properly.

Another great software to use aside from Kies is Smart Switch. Just visit Samsung’s site and download it to your laptop.

Problem #4: Galaxy S6 cannot transfer photos to PC

Transferring photos to my PC from my phone has not been a problem using the USB connect method until recently. I recently “upgraded” to Windows 10.  Now my PC does not acknowledge (in any way, shape or form) my Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone does charge with this connection but that is the only acknowledgement from the phone that it is connected to a pc.  To date, I have tried:

  • different cables.
  • different laptop with Windows 8.1-same as above
  • different usb ports
  • different devices with laptop-they work
  • talked to Samsung and used *#0808#-no work
  • drivers on laptop up to date
  • restart laptop
  • restart phone
  • soft reset phone

Do you have any other suggestions? — Susan

Solution: Hi Susan. Make sure that you select the right USB PC connection option (MTP or PTP) correctly after connecting your S6 to a PC. You can do so by dragging the notification bar down and selecting which of two is proper for the situation.

If you want to move music or video files to a PC, select MTP. It is similar to UMS or USB Mass Storage mode in other devices and both support Windows Media Digital Rights Management. MTP and UMS does not have a limitation in terms of files size to be transferred so it’s a convenient option to use.

Use PTP if you want to transfer images from your default camera app folder to a PC.

Problem #5: Battery drain issue after updating Galaxy S6

After upgrading to Lollipop, I started experiencing battery drain issues. I removed a couple of applications and installed battery drain app but they persisted. Coincidentally, at work we started experiencing Exchange 2010 Server issues filling server fast and realized that IIS logs for Exchange went from averaging 10-20mb to over 200mb. Detailed research showed the connections coming from my phone.

So, my question is related to knowing this, what are my options? I’ve read others suggest redoing your email settings which I plan to do today but hoped there were other possible workarounds. — Steve

Solution: Hi Steve. Wiping the system cache is recommended after doing a system update. If you haven’t done that yet, try doing it as the first step. Here’s how to do it:

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time: Volume Up key, Home key, and Power key.
  • When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.
  • When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.
  • Press the Volume Down key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition.’
  • Press the Power key to select.
  • When the wipe cache partition is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

If battery power continues to leak faster than normal, consider doing a factory reset.

  • From the Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  • Find and tap the Settings icon.
  • Under the ‘Personal’ section, find and tap Backup and reset.
  • Tap Factory data reset.
  • Touch Reset device to proceed with the reset.
  • Depending on the security lock you used, enter the PIN or password.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Touch Delete all to confirm your action.

Doing a factory reset means wiping your phone clean and eventually reconfiguring your phone’s email client. If the problem stems from the client itself, hopefully using the stock version of the app will fix the issue you are having right now. We can’t see the connection why Internet Information Services logs on your Exchange server significantly ballooned after the update but if the only thing you’ve done before the issue occurred was to update your S6, then there must really be a link between the two. Factory reset is usually effective in fixing bugs after an update so we hope that doing that on your phone will be an effective fix.

The battery drain issue may be caused by an entirely different factor like an incompatible third party app. Try booting your phone in safe mode for as long as you can (after a factory reset), and observe how battery level holds.

Here’s how to boot your S6 in Safe Mode:

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Power keys for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Once you see the Samsung logo, release the Power key immediately but continue pressing the Volume Down key.
  • Your phone should continue booting up and you will be prompted to unlock your phone as usual.
  • You will know if the phone successfully booted in safe mode if the text “Safe mode” is displayed at the lower-left corner of the screen.

Problem #6: Fast wireless charging on Galaxy S6

Hi. My phone is working fine and is a great phone and I love the fast charging feature for me via my adaptive charger and cord.  I recently purchased a wireless fast charger but to my frustration, I wasn’t able for my phone to fast charge wirelessly.  Upon further research, I found that my Galaxy S6 does not take advantage of wireless fast charging and only the Galaxy S6 Edge + and Galaxy Note 5. 

My question is why would you develop a phone as the Galaxy S6 which already allows for adaptive fast charging via a wired connection, but doesn’t offer a fast wireless while using a fast charge wireless charger.  Isn’t there a system upgrade on the phone that can take advantage of the fast charging feature wirelessly that’s already available using a wired connection?

Thanks in advance for your reply! — Tony

Solution: Hi Tony. Fast wireless charging feature on a device requires additional hardware to work. More hardware means additional cost for Samsung so the most logical reason why your Galaxy S6 only supports standard wireless charging is cost reduction. No software update can give your S6 the capability to do fast wireless charging. You have a valid question but it’s better directed to Samsung technical support if you want more detailed explanation regarding their product.

 


 

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