How to turn off Galaxy S9 with broken screen?

Galaxy S9 Plus One UI

Most interactions we have with our phones happen via the display screen. If it becomes unresponsive, you are in trouble, although a simple reboot could fix the problem.

It gets even worse for those with broken screens that render the devices almost unusable, making it nearly impossible to perform even the basic of tasks like turning off the phone via the power menu on the screen.

If your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ has a broken screen and you don’t know how to turn it off, we are here to help, but you must be willing to get a little geeky.

How to turn off Galaxy S9 via ADB without using touch screen

To turn off a Galaxy S9 handset with a broken screen that makes it inaccessible via the usual channel, we’ll use the ADB command. There are several commands you can use to perform this operation, but as you know, using ADB also means your device must be rooted.

If not rooted, we have a guide on how to root Galaxy S9 and S9+. When done and into the command prompt, enter any of the codes below:

  • Install ADB driver on your PC first.
  • Enable USB debugging.
  • Connect your Galaxy S9 to PC using the USB cable.
  • Open a command window on your PC. Press the Windows Start key, and then type cmd. Now, click the command prompt to open the program.
  • Enter ADB Sheel by running this command:
    adb shell
  • Now, power off your Galaxy S9 using ADB shell by running this command:
    reboot –p


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1 Comment

  1. So, since the screen broke and the phone isn’t rooted. It’s stuck being powered on until the battery either dies or burst into flame from being damaged by what broke the screen?

    How is that, in any reality, safe? What the fuck Samsung?

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