Force Power Off on Droid Razr [Trick]

Like it or not, or just like it too much, but pulling battery out is the best trick we keep using on android phones whenever our buddy hangs up, with screen not reacting to touch and nothing is really happening. But on Droid Razr, whose battery cannot be removed, what do you do when it hands up and screen gets locked, even though 4 capacitive keys at bottom are working?

Well, there’s an app trick for that. Remember, buttons on your phone are still working. So, just press the VolumeDown and Power key together, for 10-15 seconds or so, and the phone will power off — forcibly, of course. That’s similar to how you power off a lappy — at east this works on my Vaio — where one can hold the power key to force shut down on laptop.

And whether or not you’ve used a Samsung Galaxy device or not, Samsung has out in an incredible hardware force option, similar to one above, but with greater abilities. It even allows you to reboot, and boot into download (bootloader) mode and recovery mode. When you hold the power button on a galaxy device — I’ve tested it on international versions of both Galaxy S and Galaxy SII — it would power off from anywhere, whether your screen is in hanged up state or not, or even if you’re in download or recovery mode. Again, in whichever mode you’re in, pressing and holding VolumeDown+Home+Power will boot the phone into downloader mode, while pressing and holding VolumeUP+Home+Power will boot you into recovery mode. If you’re already in that mode, it will reboot you again in that mode — pretty awesome, right?

(Just wanted to share it to anyone, even though it’s of no use for Droid Razr users or any other users who don’t have a galaxy device. But, this may help you if you plan to buy Galaxy Nexus, man!)


15 Comment

  1. Xfjshjrjsrjndrnhzsw2 says: Reply

    Thank you

  2. Nate Scheuerlein says: Reply

    Just had to use this… worked like a charm!

  3. Myspamsushi says: Reply

    thank you very much! it complained vigourously by vibrating intermittently, then continuousy (as if it were saying “no, no, no, No, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Zzzzz…”) but it worked great! Thank you!

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Hehe… Droid vs Human — we win!

  4. verizonassistantmanager says: Reply

    it has absolutely nothing to do with the power button you just press and hold the volume down button and it will reset the device

    1. maurice edwards says: Reply

      Thank you. Pressing the power button with volume down did nothing. It wasn’t until I pressed the volume down by itself did I have success.

  5. Jkuemmerle12 says: Reply

    Thanks, my razr maxx has frozen a couple of times now and I didnt have a solution.

  6. Guest0000000 says: Reply

    Thanks a ton. I think my battery was draining as fast and hot as it could until I found your page. 🙂

  7. AmberHilton says: Reply

    Thank you soooo much!!

  8. ICSBOOHOO says: Reply

    This didn’t work except to perform a factory reboot. I need to power OFF to get to an options boot menu (both vol keys then power key 10 seconds or so) but I can’t get the phone to power OFF first. Any ideas? I have no touchscreen response at all since my ICS upgrade.

  9. JMSwan says: Reply

    Not a Razr or a Samsung but thank you. You fixed my problem.

  10. zatoichi says: Reply

    Thanks man. You saved my life

  11. Amee says: Reply

    you are a saint!! just bought thisphone 2 days ago and thought i already broke it.
    my life would have been over
    thanks so much!

  12. Andrew says: Reply

    thanks so much, my phone was locked up for two hours and i could not figure it out for the life of me!

  13. OMG! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much! The service centre in my city is in a very remote part of town, and you just saved me a really long trip! Thank you and God Bless!

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