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Old 12-08-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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So the story goes like this,a relative of mine asked me if I could take a look at his Samsung Galaxy S5 smart phone since it was not booting for some reason. As it turns out, it is a Chinese copy (I know because I got a real S5 brought in the next day and compared the two). The question is, is there anything I can try to get it to boot? I do not think it is possible to flash the firmware because I cant seem to get into download mode. The usual download mode buttons turn on a Chinese factory mode instead. Here is a little video to show you what I'm talking about:

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They are most likely using a rooted or custom Android OS and that may be failing. I'd look to the store from which you bought it and return it.
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