Whenever I start my phone, the samsung logo animation goes in a loop forever; unless i take off the battery. This started happening after I simultaneously clicked the power button, menu button and volume up button and going to android system recovery and doing wipe data/factory reset. After that it goes on in a loop.

Please help. Thank you.

  • The wipe you've described should normally solve such a problem. Are you sure you didn't wipe anything else?
    – Izzy
    Apr 16, 2013 at 9:39
  • Then I wiped the cache too after it went in a loop
    – chndn
    Apr 16, 2013 at 11:23
  • Cache shouldn't be a problem either -- that's included with a factory reset anyway. You didn't actually run some "format" menu items, and e.g. formatted/wiped "system" or the like?
    – Izzy
    Apr 16, 2013 at 15:24
  • Sorry it is cache partition. I had then wiped cache partition hoping that it would fix the loop.
    – chndn
    Apr 17, 2013 at 2:19
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    Are you running a custom recovery or just the one that came with the phone? Apr 19, 2013 at 12:42

2 Answers 2


This is a solution that is specific to Samsung devices. This will only work if you have soft-bricked your device. It is pretty simple to build and can get you into download mode on most Samsung devices, just have your ROM ready to flash and you're good to go!

Here is the actual YouTube video that I used to make mine:


Here are some quick tips :

(Here I'll use the terms like Download-Mode & Recovery-Mode, If you dont know what they are google it. ("BOOT to RECOVERY" & "BOOT to BOOTLOADER" means how to enter into Recovery-Mode & Download-Mode respectively.)

A Bricked Phone May Have One or More (Below Problems) :

  1. Booting to the ROM(Android) not possible.
  2. Booting to the Recovery-Mode not possible.
  3. Black screen or Bootloop(Repeated Restarting of Phone at Boot Animation or Samsung Galaxy Y Logo).

Possible Solutions : (Remember there'll be data loss using these solutions so always try to keep a backup)

  1. If you can still enter into Recovery-Mode (a). Try to clear Data & Cache then check. (b). Try Installing a Custom ROM using CWM(ClockWorkMod Recovery) & check. (For Custom ROM & CWM Visit here.)

  2. If Recovery-Mode didn't helped Enter into Download-Mode & flash an odin supported stock rom(using ODIN 1.84 or 1.85) from Doky73's Thread(Flashing Guide in 2nd post).

*You can inform me, if anything left out. you must try going in download mode!

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