You usually turn on your Android Smartphone with the press of a button. However, if that button fails to work, it is likely to leave you puzzled. There is still a way to bring your phone back to life.
It can also be caused by hardware damage or even Software Damage. In case of hardware damage, things can be hard to fix on your own. However, if your phone did not start because of software damage, a few steps here can help.
Charge your phone or Android Tablet for a few minutes
In case your phone's battery is dead, your phone might show "empty battery" when you try to turn it on. However, if the battery completely dies off, your phone or tablet will not respond at all when you press the Power button.
A quick charge of your phone for a 10-15 minutes should solve the problem. Your phone could turn on in a few minutes and it could start working just fine. If the problem was caused by a dead battery, it should start normally.
If this still fails, try plugging the device with a different cable and charger. A broken or damaged charger could be preventing a perfectly fine device from charging.
Pull the Battery or Long-Press the Power Button
Like other operating systems, Android can hard freeze and refuse to respond. If the device is completely frozen, your device may be powered and running but the device refuses to start as the OS is frozen and fails to respond when the power button is pressed.
In this case, you can do a "hard reset"or a "Power Cycle", to fix these types fo freezes. This will make the device to reboot.
If your Phone has a Non-Removable Battery :
If the phone has a removable battery, remove the battery and place it back after a few seconds and boot it up.
If the phone battery is not removable - you need to long-press the Power button. Long Pressing the Phone battery means that you need to hold the button for 30 seconds or longer. This cuts the power to your phone or tablet and boot back the device any fix a phone freezing problem.
Perform a Factory Reset From Recovery Mode
While sometimes, your phone or tablet might begin booting, but the Android OS is crashing or freezing all of a sudden.
You can reboot your Android device to the recovery mode and do a factory reset. The best way to boot up the device is to use recovery mode to do a factory reset.
Power down your Android Phone or tablet and boot it by holding several buttons at the same time. The buttons that your press will depend on your phone. This combination of buttons varies with the device. Sometimes it could include all the three buttons on your phone.
Restore Your Device's Firmware
If the device software is damages, the factory reset process is unlikely to work.This means that you will have to install the Android OS from an image provided by your device manufacturer. If you have played around with your phone and performing low-level tweaks to your system software, this is likely to happen.
The version of Android on your phone can vary with the device. You can search the web and go to the website of your phone manufacturer and search for the device and install the firmware manually. At times, the manufacturer might not make the firmware available, so you have to take it to the Service center of the manufacturer.