Software and Related Fixes
The mobile phone’s software and IMEI can get corrupted anytime due to internal or external factors, sometimes without any valid or proper reason. It is very difficult to understand its functioning and processing. The most common reason could be due to wrong setting or through virus coming into your device from the internet or from a virus-infected MMC (Multimedia Memory Card) or even damaged / blacklisted IMEI.
If any problem arises which is considered to be due to malfunctioning of the software, it will be a software problem and may need a software repair. So if the software i.e Operating system (OS) of a mobile phone or a tablet gets corrupted, what are the faults that may come in a mobile smartphone?
YOU MAY HAVE A CORRUPTED or BLACKLISTED DEVICE IF YOUR SMARTPHONE DISPLAYS:
- CAN NOT MAKE / RECEIVE CALLS
- EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY
- NO CARRIER WIRELESS SIGNAL BAR
- NO WIRELESS NETWORK AVAILABLE
- CAN ONLY CONNECT TO A WiFi NETWORK
- UNREGISTERED SIM CARD?
Google account lock (FRP) or Samsang sCloud Removal (Bypass Reactivation Lock)
REMOVE Google Account / Samsung sCloud if password is forgotten for a smartphone. The sCloud bypass reactivation lock and Google account lock were designed respectively for Samsung Galaxy and Google Android phones to prevent access to the device after it has been lost or stolen. It uses Samsung or Google account to regain access and use of the device. Samsung and Google account authenticates and authorizes protection of your personal information. When Reactivation Lock is enabled, it activates a special flag set in a secured memory storage area of the device. When active, this flag cannot be disabled by performing a factory reset or Android recovery reset.
Bad IMEI Repair for Samsung Galaxy phones: price dependent on its model number
We can repair a bad IMEI for Samsung Galaxy (Model S9, S8, S7, S6, Note 8, A5, A8 etc.) or an Android smartphone (from LG, Motorola etc.) that was blacklisted by a carrier. IMEI repair service will remove your Android phone from BLACKLIST database and re-establish it with a new Samsung’s certified IMEI (with a life time warranty) to make your phone work again with any carrier worldwide.
Rooting for an Android phone:
Rooting is a process that allows you to attain root access to the Android operating system code (the equivalent term for Apple devices id jail-breaking). It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t normally allow you to. A device manufacturer warranty will be voided and it may become “bricked” (meaning it no longer functioning), its OS can no longer be updated after it is modified and it involves notable security risks.
The reasons why someone wants to root his phone:
- With root access, you truly own your device to modify its software.
- Install or flash a custom Android ROM
- Want to recover some deleted data (such as sms texts or phones)
- Tweak the dark corner of Android (eg. Keyboard Manager app to customize your keyboard layout etc.)
- Remove manufacturer’s install crabware by uninstalling annoying, battery-draining, space-wasting apps (pre-installed on the phone)
- Back up your phone for seamless transitions (eg. using the Titanium Backup app)
- Block ads in all or a certain apps
- Boost your phone’s speed and battery life
- Unlock hidden features and install incompatible apps (not available from Google Play Store)
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The faults that may come if the software gets corrupted are as follows:
- The phone may become dead if its operating system software was damaged (ie. device won’t switch on).
- The device will freeze frequently. Freezing means it will hang or get stuck frequently.
- There will be booting related issues, i.e it will not boot properly. It will get either stuck or looping at the logo when switching it on or it will show a blank screen (also called bootloop problem).
- It will switch off automatically without switching it off.
- It will switch off when opening a particular folder, i.e. the handset will switch off when you open its gallery or its message inbox or any particular folder.
- Some of the applications which came pre-installed with the OS will not work properly. All the other things and apps will work properly save a few.
- The phone’s functioning will become very slow. It will not be as fast as it was before. All the applications will take a lot of time to load and open.
These are the most common problems that arise if the OS gets corrupt. There may arise many other problems related to improper functioning of the software.
So, how do we repair a software problem?
- Update to the latest version of Android or iOS (for iPhone).
- Try reset the phone (it will erase all your data).
- Flash the phone with good stock firmware (ROM).
Precautions to avoid software related problems:
- Always install a good and updated antivirus program in your device.
- While surfing, do not visit unknown or at least untrusted websites.
- Always keep your antivirus and Internet security app updated!
- Do not insert anyone else’s MMC into your phone. Likewise also do not put your handset’s MMC into anyone else’s device.
- Never install untrusted app in your device.
Which hardware component can cause improper functioning of the mobile software:
There are 3 ICs which ensure proper functioning of the software i.e the flash IC, the CPU, the RAM. Whatever you see on the LCD of your device is the software also known as operating system(OS).
The software of the mobile phone is stored in its flash memory(flash IC). The CPU does the main processing work while all the temporary and virtual data is stored in the RAM.
Here is what you need to do if your phone’s software gets corrupted:
- Reset your phone’s settings: Start with the basics first. That is bring your handset to the original factory default settings. You can do this by going to settings menu. Here there will be an option like reset / restore / original / factory settings. Select this option. Now it will ask for security code. If you have know the code enter it. Your phone will come back to original settings. To know the default security codes of all companies, please visit the default security codes page. If it displays code error, then you may have changed your security code. You will have to get it reset through a software program. If the fault gets repaired, you may think that the problem in your handset was a minor one or there was some settings related problem!
- Re-Flash It: This is the last step and if it was a software related problem, it will get fixed here. Flashing will reinstall the operating system, thereby solving any problem arising due to a corrupt OS. So if the problem gets solved here, you may think that the OS was corrupted.
Android Boot loop problem:
Android boot loop is an error which makes your phone switch on itself every time you manually turn it off. To be precise, when your Android phone does not remain switched off or powered off and starts to boot up automatically after a few seconds, it might be stuck in the boot loop problem.
An Android boot loop is a very common problem and is one of the first symptoms of a soft-bricked device. Also, when your device is experiencing Android boot loop issue, it does not start normally to reach the Home or Locked Screen and remains frozen at the device’s logo, Recovery Mode or a lit up screen. Many people fear to lose their data and other files due to this error and thus, it is a very confusing situation to be in.
We understand the inconvenience caused, therefore, here are ways to tell you if this problem is un-fixable due to failure of electronic chip component or is software fixable in your Android devices.
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