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Tip: DROID RAZR Frozen and Can’t Battery Pull? Try This Trick to Power it Off

Since the DROID RAZR doesn’t have a removable battery, you may be wondering what you are supposed to do if the phone were to lock up. No chance for a battery pull, right? Thankfully, you can apply the same trick we do on the Motorola XOOM, a device that also does not have a removable battery. In fact this morning, I had to utilize that same trick since my RAZR’s touch screen refused to react every time I touched it. It wasn’t frozen – the soft keys all worked, I just couldn’t make anything happen by pressing the screen. And without the ability to touch your screen, you can’t hold power and then tell the phone to “Turn Off.”

So what do you do? It’s simple.

Press and hold Volume Down + Power for 10-15 seconds and your phone should power all the way off. Then, power it back on as you normally would and get back to reading Droid Life.

  • Brilliant!

  • jess

    my droid razr hd froze and i hit the side buttton and it completly cut off and wont come back on. its a brand new phone. what trick can i do to get it turned back on??

  • DenverDave

    Great tip…you saved me!

  • worked ty very much 🙂

  • LizA

    Worked like a charm!

  • late4work

    freekin amazing! mine was stuck at 1:39am. the alarm didn’t go off, the power key didn’t work… i thought i was screwed

  • Maria

    This totally worked. Thank you so much. This is so neat! 🙂

  • Jbedtz

    Wow nice! Never would’ve thought to do that

  • That is the most awesome thing ever I have been ready to throw my new phone against the wall now on sever occasions. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura Lou

    OMG! Amazing! Worked for me. Thanks!

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  • Mangekion-Z

    Thanks for the tip.

  • It worked!!! Thank you for the tip!

  • traveler

    this saved me on aa day my phone is very important.

  • Holt

    Worked perfect thanks. Much easier than pulling my battery out of my Nexus

  • Local_lady

    THANK YOU for this post. It worked!

  • Michelle

    AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks!!!!! 🙂 I was FREAKING OUT!!!! We don’t have a home phone!!!!



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  • Ann

    Thanks this worked for me.


    My phone froze so I did a soft reset to turn it off. Now it will not turn back on


    tried that and it didn’t work. Can get the phone to turn on.

  • kroth22

    Genius! Thank you so much!

  • Hambone

    Awesome!!! Thanks!! First time with razr screen freeze.

  • motormouse

    Thanks for the tip! Worked like a charm and I’m back in business!

  • Kim

    I had to hold down the power button and the volume down button to reset the phone.

  • Excellent advice. Worked like a charm. Thank you

  • qtnatty

    worked like a charm on my razr maxx – thanks!

  • Joey

    THANK YOU! lol

  • randy

    ha haaa thanks

  • pickles

    thank you it worked…

  • peajay

    Awesome tip thanks it worked!!


    Thank you!!!!!