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Unlocked unrooted Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 6.0.1. Suddenly started having the following issues after being restarted:

  • Notifications panel disappeared both from home screen, and notification bar when expended.
  • Notifications bar doesn't show any icons for apps with notifications - just the carrier's name. (However, the phone still vibrates and plays notification sounds when I receive a message for example - the LED also turns on)
  • Recents button doesn't do anything (hardware responds, but does nothing).
  • Holding down the power button only shows "Power off" and "Restart' - no more "Airplane Mode" option.
  • After expanding the notifications bar, tapping the cogwheel and down arrow in the top right corner does nothing.

Things I've tried with no luck:

  • Restart
  • Power off, then start
  • Restart by holding down the power and volume down buttons.
  • Reset settings to defaults

Current settings:

  • Airplane mode is disabled
  • Power saving mode is disabled
  • Ultra power saving mode is disabled
  • Notifications are enabled
  • Notifications on lock screen set to "Show content"

I tried looking into all the settings, but I'm stumped. Any idea what's going on?

  • Factory reset? Or flash stock rom? – Једноруки Крстивоје Dec 13 '16 at 1:49
  • Same here with me too. Also the double click the home key for the camera shortcut, it's not working either. I've got a note5 with nothing special going on & no recent updates prior to this issue. – wEaVe Mar 1 '17 at 9:42

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