Stuck in Android Bootloop? Here is How to Fix it

You probably would be desperate and worried about your Android phone or tablet, because of the bootloop error you’ve got on your device, You’ll face these common errors, if you’re an advanced Android user, advance in that sense, like Rooting, Installing Custom ROMs, Kernels and other Mods.

If you’re stuck in Bootloop! Then there is no need to worried about this issue, as these sorts of errors can be easily fixed. Bootloop errors can occur on both Rooted and Stock Android Phones and Tablets, and therefore both have slightly different solutions to fix the errors, in our step by step instructions tutorial, we will first try show you, How you can Fix Or Recover Android Boot Loop On Stock and then Rooted Device.

Steps to fix boot loop issues on stock Android

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fix any Android device stuck on the boot loop screen. I have written a general and detailed guide that applies to all Android phones including Samsung Galaxy (S7, S6 Edge, S5, Note 5, Note 4, Note 3) LG (G5, G4, G3, LG V20) Google Pixel and Nexus and all HTC phones.

Step 1: First of all, remove the battery from your phone or tablet and wait for almost 2 to 3 minutes. What if your device does not have a removable battery? Well, then you can power off it for almost 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: Now you need to boot into Stock Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds until you see the Android Recovery menu on your screen.

Step 3: You’ll be using the Volume Up/Down to switch between different options and Power button to select your desired option.

Step 4: Now select the Wipe data/Factory Reset option and confirm it.

Step 5: Additionally, also take the following actions:

– Wipe cache partition
– Go to Advance and Wipe Dalvik cache

6. Now Go back to the main Recovery menu and Select the option Reboot System Now to Reboot your phone.

Hopefully, once your phone reboots, you should have successfully got recovered from Bootloop. If you have got Root Access and Installed Custom Recovery (ClockworkMod or TWRP), then follow the below instructions.

Steps to fix boot loop issues on Rooted Android

If your phone is already rooted, you can try out the the instructions below to get rid of boot loop.

Step 1: Just like before, as we stated earlier, remove the Battery from your device or if it is not removable then keep your device turned off for 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: Reboot your phone or tablet into Custom Recovery Mode. (Step are same as we have instructed you in the above instructions)

Step 3: Next, take the following steps using the Recovery Options:

– Wipe data/Factory reset
– Wipe cache partition
– Go to Advance and Wipe Dalvik cache

Step 4: Head over to the main menu and Reboot your phone using the option Reboot phone using the Recovery Option.

That’s if folks, It was again, an easy tutorial, showing you, How to get rid or Recovered from the Bootloop on your stock and rooted Android. Do let us know in the comment section, how things went for you on the other side if you do need further support let us know.

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  • Ohno

    somehow i can’t boot into recovery mode …

    • pta2002

      try the volume down key instead

      • Jordan Rider

        this helped me, as I was having the same problem. While I’m still not sure where to go from there, at least I’m a step further. Thank you 🙂

  • renzdegz

    even me i cant boot into my custom recovery mode. is there any possible way to recover my phone from boot loop ?

  • natapria

    I still found my vandroid S5 keep starting all day long..

    and when I tried to flash it, it wont work any how.
    It seemed to load but than failed after the phone is start by it self. what a mess

  • fu

    There are only 4 options to choose from my phone! You @)$&&@@&&! Liar! Theres no delvik something! This just waste my time reading your f@&&$&&! stupid words!! Get lost!

    • what recovery you’re using?

      • feljun tordesillas

        it depends on what recovery sw ur using..yeah and i ddnt got that so im not lucky at all my phone got to stock in on screen till now.,.

  • Swayam Shivay

    i have a rooted samsung gt n7000. i foollowed the steps mentioned but still cant get out of recovery mode. plz help.

  • Panda

    How i get in recovery mode (Lg e460)

  • Darlon Scalian

    ginawa ko na yan and it didnt work.

  • For Samsung devices – If your device can be booted into Download Mode, I would suggest you to flash the latest Stock Firmware on your phone.

    You can read the step by step tutorial Here:

    http://androidcentral.us/2014/02/how-to-flash-firmware-using-odin-samsung-devices/

  • gary sii

    i tried to follow your instruction but i doesn’t work

    my android is rooted but i down install custom recovery or TWRP

    can i still fix this?

  • I got to the screen once but i made a mistake and hit the wrong button and and to power off

  • Is there a download that will restore it?

  • please help!

  • JORIE

    How to turn it off? my device is non removable battery. Ive tried the power button + UP Volume but nothings happen .

  • Vaughn Ymcmb Grossett

    will i try every thing and it still loading this over one month. what can i do?????

    • After trying all these steps if you’re still experiencing this error then Flash the stock firmware using Odin.

      • vijay jain

        HI, I am unable to open .md5 file in odin. can u just guid me how to do that.

        • extract the file you’ve downloaded and you should get the tar.md5 file. In Odin hit the PA or PDA button.

          • vijay jain

            I know that. I have clicked PDA. I saved .md5 file on desktop but when i am trying to open after clicking PDA. It is not showing .MD5 file on desktop. What is the solution.

          • vijay jain

            Got it. Just changed system. May be firewall or something blocking it. Yhank You!

      • kai

        odin hasn’t worked for me any other things I could try?

      • amit

        where to get odin

    • Travis Pratt

      Who’s gonna help you when it looks like you took a shit on the keyboard and hit enter? Make an effort in your wording and maybe you’d have gotten a response.

      • rainr

        What if English doesn’t happen to be his first (or second or third) language? What if that was the best he could write? May be you would have checked his name and tried to guess he wasn’t a native English speaker and instead of badmouthing him tried to be of some help? May be?

  • Imthiyaz MM

    I tried all these but still do the same think….any help….

  • Jonathan Farnsworth

    Hi i have a Samsung sch-s720c phone (straight talk) and when i try to turn it on the Samsung logo appears and stays on for a couple of seconds and then goes off then comes back on and i cant turn it off unless i take my battery out. Can any body help me please?

    • Did you tried the above methods? And check if your phone can be booted into download mode.

  • Kieran Odedra

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace gt-s5830i. It isn’t rooted and is running Android Gingerbread 2.3.6. When I turn the phone on, it shows the first screen, then goes into the samsung logo animation, and then shows the samsung logo. After this it goes straight back into the animation and then logo. I have tried resetting it and taking the battery out etc but NOTHING works 🙁 please help

    • You should try flashing the stock firmware. Search on our blog for “How to Flash Firmware using Odin for Samsung Devices” and you’ll get the step-by-step guide.

  • Kieran Odedra

    It then repeats itself over and over

  • famou5chon709

    I would do this but I didn’t back up any of my stuff plus I don’t remember my gmail account or password and I’ve played clash of clans for like a year and I don’t want to loss any of my progress someone please help!!!!!!!!!

  • salman

    i rooted my phone installed cwm rom and factory resetted it….. my phone does not reboot…instead it goes on looping in reboot screen and restarts again…. cant fix this by pressing vol up+vol dwn+power key…… it does not give time to select factory or other mode

  • derin

    my phone shows a dead screen./…
    no stock recovery mode cwm recovery mode or anything… not switching on can somebody help meeee….
    my device is XPERA L

    • Christian Ereira

      Did you find a solution to this? I have the same device and the same problem.

  • derin

    would it beee a hardware problem..
    but when pressing vol down button and connecting usb it shows a green light as in flashmod but it soon goes and tried flashing….
    could someone help

  • amit

    i don’t have costom recovery or twrp and don’t in recovery there is no advance option plz man hepl 🙁

  • Chris Rich

    Well, I have a rooted LG Optimus G pro that is stuck in bootloop. I rooted it 2 months ago an totally customized the phone down to the boot animation. Recently approx 2 days ago, I downloaded an app for some extra fonts. This app requires you to reboot when you make a font change. When I rebooted the phone for the new font to take effect, It never came back. Boot Loop! I remember getting into recovery mode when I rooted the phone, but now I cant seem to get there. I tried a Hard reset Volume down and power button, but after the reset the result was the same….boot loop. Why do I not have a recovery mode now? Is my phone gone for good? I do not have ClockworkWork Mod or TWRP. I have Stock LG Rom. So, now what do I do?

    • Lucero917

      Same thing happened to me yesterday on rooted lg g pro with that bs font app. That tech solution with the buttons was a bust. Still at ground zero. I will try the odin. Hopefully it works using a mac since I don’t use pc

  • pta2002

    My phone is still stuck on the phone company logo. Does anyone know a cheap phone i can pick up till Christmas?

  • accidentally changed system folder permissions to 644, CWM not installed on the tablet, adb shell is not accessible, bootloop is because of no execute permission in system folder, any work around?

  • Arif

    Here’s what I did :
    Firstly, I kept my two most important files : Carbon nightly, and GAPPS.
    Secondly, I wiped all my cache, partition and dalvik.
    Thirdly, I went to ‘Mounts and Strorage’, from there I selected ‘format/data’ and ‘format/cache’ options.
    ^This wipes your whole phone including personal data, making it appear like new. (internally).
    Next, I re-installed my carbon ROM and my GAPPS.
    After it was completed for me, I wasn’t stuck on bootloop any more 😀
    (ALWAYS KEEP GAPPS AND YOUR PREFFERED ROM!)

  • Jan-Roland Lopez

    i have no advanced option ? can i still fix mo phone?

  • Ricky Tudu

    cannot find the go to advance option in the recovery option

  • kitten

    i have a nextbook 8 8.1 windows NXW8QC16G

    Someone wanted to buy so went to do reset and I got BSOD. Attempted a couple of the options no go. Now it is stuck on Boot loop.

    nextbook preparing automatic repair > Diagnosing your PC >

    then continues to loop.

    Is there something I can do to fix? can someone please help me

    • Sherif El Shamy

      hello, i got the same problem did u manage to find a solution

  • Kaitou Daiki

    my phone kept rebooting and I can’t connect to my PC or recovery mode. what can I do?

  • Cross Moneymaker

    I have a HP 7 plus that is stuck bootlooping. This happened because Windows was installing ADB drivers and it crashed. Now it is bootlooping. Can not press power and up or down to reach recovery. Also, can’t remove the battery. Any suggestions?

  • Ariel Dominguez

    I have a straight talk s4 and its stock on tracfone logo after intalling the logo changer on it and tryed factory ressetting it and wipe cache and still wont work help plz! Does any body know how to fix?

  • Carlos balderas

    My phone goes into system recovery and I can’t select anything because the power button is broken and I thought maybe if I take the battery out and put it back it would get fix but it always goes back to the system recovery and I can’t select anything.

  • Hououin Kyouma

    I already have a new phone, the only reason I’m trying to fix my phone is because I’m trying to get to it’s internal memory to recover some pictures. It doesn’t show up on my computer when I plug it in with the USB cable, is there any way to access the phone’s memory without doing a factory reset?

  • Taha Mushtaq

    hey. i rooted my galaxy y duos s6102 and installed a custom rom. after installing the custom rom, my power button stopped working and my phone started restarting itself. I installed the stock rom using odin but the problem still persists. If you can help me out. thanks

  • THE PROBLEM GUY

    it doesnt work, i have rooted tablet and i do some stupid thing like i change the vm.heapsize from 42 to 8.. help

  • Pat Hooley

    i have tried to restore in recovey mode reset cache and all the rest with my android ics amicroe tt s I rooted my device but did no flash any custom roms. I was trying to download new framework rebooted and now in bootloop plz help

  • Vibee Esst

    Hi, i followed instructions here and seems doesn’t work , im using samsung S2 vodafone GT-I9100T in a rooted condition and i want to unroot it but i cant as it stucks in bootloop , i repeated steps here for dozens time but oh no it cant be turned on

    i dont install custom recovery.

    • Use Odin to get rid of this issue completely.

  • stealthycheese1 .

    Thank buddy it worked

  • Gloria Castillo

    my phone is stuck in a boot loop and ive been trying the volume up and power button all day and i even switched to the volume down but nothing brings up the option to factory reset or clear cache.

    • HuaweiNOOB

      Same here … Same here… Ive tried to get into recovery mode with no success. Even download mode wont get up no more. Just fastboot. I have tried every single command with ADB and no success. I have this .APP file in my internal memory and I CANT GET IT OUT! I cant even get into internal memory.. What shall I do???

  • HuaweiNOOB

    Hey guys! I have a Huawei Ascend G7-L01. I have a bootloop and I cant get into RECOVERY MODE or DOWNLOAD MODE. Safe mode also wont work. I can get to fastboot only. And ive tried ADB and some few things. I dont have custom recovery either. I cant access Internal memory to backup files also :/ Ive tried to update my rom with ADB or to get a stock ROM. No success. What do I need to do to get it work? Please send help . I need to apply cold water to burned area fast XD

  • scottdouglasjohnson

    I get nothing but the teamwin logo.

  • Dem Blocks

    how to do with lg with buttons on back and no home button

  • Joe T

    I’ve tried wiping but get a “Falied to map file ‘/data/media/0/’
    Error installing zip file ‘data/media/0/’ This is on a Huawei Ascend Mate 2 rooted with Team Win Recovery Project. Any suggestions?

  • Michael Winslow

    I have an Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL. It said it needed to update but after the optimizing apps completed it would just freeze. i followed thee instructions as stated,but now it gets to the Metro PCS screen and freezes.

    • dominique

      did you ever find the problem? same thing happened to mine

      • Michael Winslow

        Call Alcatel they sent out a corrupt update that fried the XL they sent me a shipping label I sent them my old phone and they sent me a brand new fierce 4

        • RICK SANCHEZ

          hey michael, i am having the same problem right now, how do i contact them, and is the alcatel 4 better than firce xl? this problem happened to me last night. and if the phone they gave you is any good. please tell me how to get incontact with them. i really cant afford to buy a new phone

  • ecf08

    I had the bootloop error when my phone heats up(for reason I dont know)…then I after removing battery and getting into the phone finally..I did a backup and reset. After that I still encounter the error one more time. but this time after getting into the phone, finally it just work for 2 days staright. I dont know how to trigger this bootloop again. I am stuck because I have only days before warranty expires and I am afraid this might happen again. Should I just return this phone now or take a chance?

    • Todd

      I’m having the same problem. Did you encounter more problems and if so did you figure out the solution?

  • niles wali

    my phone battery is non removeable is there anything else i can do

    • Jordan Rider

      Like he said, leave it off from a while. I turned mine off for a few days. Make sure that if the up volume button doesn’t work, try the power+down volume key, too.

  • Brian_Travis

    Thanks. I didn’t know the key combo to get into the Recovery menu. My phone does not have a physical Home key, but pressing the other two (Vol + and Power) worked. I had to reset to factory default, but with a lot of apps on an internal SD card, I didn’t have much work to do to get back to my old state.

  • James Callaghan

    why is it not working, i tried doing what you said, but ut is still stuck in the bootloop

    • Jordan Rider

      try using the down volume key instead. It helped me

  • sabitri giri

    i want to fix my motorola mb865 stuck on boot loop but this instruction doesn’t work
    what can i do

    • Jordan Rider

      I have a motorola, too. I had to use the down volume key instead. Maybe try that?

  • Jordan Rider

    Hi, I’ve got a motorola moto e, I think. I tried your directions and it didn’t work. Scrolling through comments, someone mentioned that you should also try the down volume key. I did this and it worked, but I had no idea what to do after that. I clicked the power button again after scrolling to the recovery mode thing. Apparently this was wrong because it started looping again AND it won’t let me pull up the menu again. HELP?!

  • Bored

    Not sure if you’re still answering questions, or even if my issue is what you’re talking about, but I have a stock HTC phone that was updated a couple weeks ago that has started powering off randomly. It did it today, and got stuck in a loop:Power screen, then “loading android apps” screen, then back to power screen, etc. for nearly 2 hours until the battery died. It doesn’t have a removable battery, and pressing/holding the power button did nothing to interrupt the process. It powered up while on charge, but what can I do if it does it again?