Galaxy S4 Issue

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  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    So I bought a Google Edition Galaxy S4 the other day.
    Tonight I *almost* dropped it.. but I caught it. After that.. the screen wouldn't turn on. No cracks or anything. The phone is fully operational but the screen is out.

    If I pull the battery out and try and turn it back on.. the screen flashes on for about 1 second on the "Google" screen and then back off.. so I can see that the display itself and the digitizer work.

    What would you do in this situation. My phone is rooted so I can't really send it to Samsung.. can I?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I'd use the mhl usb hdmi and see if you get a screen on the TV. Then go into superuser settings and choose unroot.

    After that try doing a factory restore, it might not work but it'll at least wipe the phone before sending back for repair.
     
  3. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I bought an mhl usb hdmi, but how do I get it to mirror the devices display?
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It should automatically do so ? I know it did for me with my S4, though I did have touchwiz! could it be GE doesn't support hdmi ??? :( :(
     
  5. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It does support it, but the only way I know is to go to Settings -> Display -> Wireless display On

    That would be tricky to do without the display.
     
  6. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I bought the official samsung mhl adapter the other day and it mirrors the display when it is plugged in. There is no button pressing to activate the wired connection. I believe that setting is for miracast, haven't tried that yet.

    As far as your warranty issue, do you think that the device is booting? I guess that's what youre trying to establish. I am under the impression that after unrooting superSU you can send the i9505g back for warranty service. I assume you rooted using fastboot CWM recovery w/ ADB and kept the stock recovery installed? If true, supersu should be the only detectable entity on your device, from what I understand.
     
  7. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Where did you buy the official Samsung MHL adapter? Tbe device is booting and fully operational. The display is just out.
     
  8. gotluck macrumors 603

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    registered the device on samsung.com they send a 50% off coupon on any acc under 50$, then bought mhl 2.0 adapter and spare battery kit

    I was afraid to order it from anywhere else
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    But HDMI isn't wireless display. It's a wired connection - wireless is for Miracast. :confused::eek:
     
  10. macred macrumors regular

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    I did the same thing, what surprised me was how fast the service was. I almost didn't bother to register, now I'm happy I did.
     
  11. gotluck macrumors 603

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    you can probably unroot over usb too - ADB or something else XDA suggests but that is beyond me
     
  12. DunnElden macrumors newbie

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    While the 1.9GHz quad-core processor is no longer one of the fastest on the market it still gives the Galaxy S4 plenty of pep.
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    And that helps the OP how ? :confused:
     
  14. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    You can never have enough pep.
     

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