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I got an old phone, HTC WildFire S, which works perfectly expect one thing, the power button has gone bad. Can I start my phone from computer using USB connection somehow?

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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.
  4. Hold power button (+).

Your device should boot now. I'm not sure if this will work for you but i booted my old ZTE Blade using these steps.

  • If the power button doesn't work , I highly doubt he will be able to complete step 4. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Dec 13 '15 at 17:22

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