The Samsung Galaxy S4, model i9505, features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display.

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S4 gets very hot while charging and not powering on


my Samsung Galaxy S4 is not powering on, when trying to charge it the whole device gets very, very hot on both sides (I think the battery is the coolest part of it) and it's just showing the loading battery, but not booting up.

The battery is a replacement one, with the old one it doesn't do anything..

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Hey, exact same thing happens with mine, since Samsung (on my device) requested an update from Kit Kat 4.4.2 to Lollipop... the battery never was the same again, instead of lasting 2 days, lasts half an hour.. amongst other issues.. and I wouldn't wanna hacve to spend money having to buy another one because galaxy s4 has been discontinued or 200€ on its repair, if I can manage to find cheaper repair for it, because it was the best cell phone I've had so far !!

I could charge Samsung because they say the device should be updated, but they launch updates still to test and still to be functional and not ready but...on what grounds? If I had known Lollipop would end up damaging my phone, I would've never updated to it...! ! Thank you Samsung for ruining my life !!!!


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whenever a phone is charging it heat up. this is a result of the current flowing into the phone. heat is the most basic form of energy so all energy produces heat as a byproduct. if the phone is very hot then it will stop charging. One solution to keep your phone from getting too hot is to get a charger with a lower current, under 1 amp of charge so that it will not heat up so much. charge the phone while it is off also just to keep it as cool as possible. Make sure that the battery is actually fitting inside the slot and connect properly. it will take a while for the phone to have enough charge to turn on since it is getting a trickle charge. Just try leaving it on the charger for at least an hour maybe more. I hope that this is helpful and that you get your phone to come back on.

if it is not the charger then also try this, while off the charger hold down the power button for 30 seconds then release it. also try the hold down the power button for 30 seconds while on the charger. sometimes the phones need a reset to come on and charge correctly. once again i hope that this is helpful.

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thanks for the idea...

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Doesn't work


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