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My power button seems to have busted, is there a way I can boot my phone using ADB or Fastboot or some other command line interface?

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When your phone is not turned on it can't have a adb service running (Disregarding the possible technical difficulties it would also be a security issue.)

Try the following instead: 1. Take out your battery and connect the phone to a charger 2. Your phone should now turn on. 3. Insert your battery.

It worked on my current and on my previous phones (ZTE Blade and Huawei U8220) but it may vary by model and manufacturer.

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Thanks, I'll accept your answer as no, even though it wasnt what I was looking for :D I ended up trying what you did with no luck, but then I put the battery back in and held the volume up button at the same time as the power button and wallah! –  Styler May 4 '12 at 14:49
So your power button did work? –  Richard Borcsik May 4 '12 at 14:51
Only after holding the volume button concurrently –  Styler May 4 '12 at 14:51
Still better than nothing. –  Richard Borcsik May 4 '12 at 14:52
Yep, thanks! :D –  Styler May 4 '12 at 14:53

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