Questions tagged [boot-loop]

A "bootloop" or "boot loop" is a problematic situation wherein a device can't fully boot up and starts over, in a loop. Make sure to read the information provided with the 'info' link before submitting your question, as it contains general help.

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Phone restarting nonstop

My phone started rebooting all by itself all the time after I did 2 things with it. Installed Snapdragon BatteryGuru and put it on learning mode (for an estimated 3 days I guess) so that I could start ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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How to fix bootloop or decrypt /data in TWRP?

I am trying to recover the data from a default/factory encrypted Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stuck in a bootloop (i.e.: restarting endlessly when booting the system). It is using the stock rom. Only the ...
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I/O errors opening files in data partition

I'm trying to repair a Moto G (XT1008, unlocked) device. When booting normally, the motorola splash finishes and the android desktop shows up for one second, then a bunch of pop ups show up informing ...
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Android Nexus 6 Bricked? TeamWin splash screen turns on and off

I think I've bricked my Nexus 6. Every time I turn it on, the teamwin (TWRP) splash screen keeps literally flashing on and off. I would be able to flash a stock system on but I can't due to the fact ...
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Android Tablet Stuck at Boot Screen

I am new to this forum. I just wanted to seek your help. I have a tablet which is working fine a few days. But one day when I started the tablet its got stuck at android screen. 10-20 and even 30 ...
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Android failure to boot on LG

I need to recover data from my AT&T LG Thrill Android Phone Background: My AT&T LG Thrill phone's battery died a couple of days ago because I forgot to charge it. When I charged the phone ...
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Nexus 5 in boot loop

I will explain the issue in sequence I was running custom ROM on my Nexus 5. One day the device was stuck in flying colour dot animation and never came out of that I went to recovery mode and cleaned ...
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How to back up user data from recovery mode?

My micromax canvas nitro A311 is stuck in boot loop.I have tried to solve the boot loop problem but couldn't succeed.The only solution seems to me is to format my phone.I am able to go to the recovery ...
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is it possible for an app to crash the phone at the logo screen stage?

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy A5 running the carrier-supplied Marshmallow. Carrier is Tesco Ireland which I think is reselling the O2 network. Anyway the phone is completely standard in that respect, ...
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“Software installation failed” error when booting up

I got stuck at Huawei Logo and it won't start, then I followed this instruction Download the same build you had before getting stucked or newer one, Extract it and transfer "dload" folder to the ...
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Samsung galaxy Nexus Dead/ Bricked

I have installed a custom rom (Cynogenmod 10.2) on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 GSM three months before, and everything was running good. But starting 4 days ago, my phone reboots constantly after ...
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Nexus 5X: bootloop after restoring NANDroid backup via TWRP

I was using LG Nexus 5X with Lineage OS 14.1 for a long time. I wanted to switch to stock Oreo ROM to see how it is. I made a backup of the following items (Lineage OS 14.1) using TWRP: Boot System ...
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Infamous Nexus 5x bootloop: why does heating or battery drainage allow it to boot?

I have been tinkering with my good old bootlooped Nexus 5x (how I wish there was an affordable Pixel these days!) and after naively thinking it had recovered spontaneously (it seems to have booted ...
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Nexus 5 boot loop after depleted battery shutdown

Yesterday my phone turned off after the battery had depleted and now, after charging it, both the OS and TWRP are stuck when trying to boot (on boot animation and TWRP boot image respectively). I'm ...
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OnePlus One bootloop, not related to flashing

My phone entered bootloop during charging, restarting doesn't solve the issue and I can't boot to bootloader, only "fastboot mode" text is stuck on screen. TWRP recovery can be accessed and I've tried ...
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My phone won't boot up suddenly. Please help, thanks!

It is Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), unrooted, stock ROM. It always stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 logo screen. I can boot to recovery mode and download mode. What should I do to save my ...
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How to add sound in custom created boot animation?

I successfully created a boot animation but I want to add sound to it. How do I do it? Unfortunately "PowerOn.ogg" in /system/media/ui did not work. Any help is appreciated. ...
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Lollipop boots only in recovery

I am using a Lenovo p70 phone with custom aosp 5.1 arm64 based rom! I am using TWRP recovery. Until today i had no problems with the recovery. Today i rebooted my phone in recovery by typing reboot ...
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Infinite boot animation screen Nexus 5

** SO I AM RENDERING THIS NEXUS 5 DEAD (BRICKED FOREVER) My daughter was using this Nexus 5 device and the power button started causing her problems. Well I removed the power button and ordered a ...
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Cannot get rid of CM10 / cannot reset the device (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P5110)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT-P5110 Android version: 4.2.2. Hi there, I have a rooted device running on CyanogenMod 10.1.3-p5110, with a custom recovery CWM 6.0.2.7 After 3 years (or so) of smooth ...
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Can anybody identify this device?

I am trying to fix an Android tablet. As far as I know, it's stock, but that's about it. There is no inclination of the manufacturer. Here are the pics: Back and front (click images for larger ...
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HTC Desire keeps restarting every 30 seconds

My HTC Desire is 2 years old. I have had numerous issues over the last 2 years between random freezing, unmounted SD card etc.. But now my phone will start, stay on for 30 seconds, and then shut down. ...
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My phone is soft-bricked after ADB update

This is the problem: I always connect my phone to computer, to charge it, but I tried to execute ADB shell into recovery mode. 1- I've entered into recovery mode 2- I tried to go to "Apply update ...
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Boot-loop after flashing custom ROM. What went wrong in procedure?

I tried to flash a custom ROM on my old Samsung GT-I8190N. It's the first time so I need some advice. The steps I followed are as follows: I downloaded the ROM zip file Jellybean 4.1.2 (CyanogenMod ...
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CM 12.1 Nexus 5 stuck on bootloop and recovery load-up

I've got quite a peculiar problem with my Nexus 5. Last night, I left my phone on charge. It was working normally and the software was functional etc. However, once I woke up, the phone was ...
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Cyanogenmod 13 - Bootloop

I recently was playing on my PC while I noticed an update on my Oneplus One. As every other update I just downloaded it and let it flash automatically. The next thing I noticed was that it just kept ...
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How to fix emmc memory showing 0mb?

Yesterday actually I messed my Xolo Q700. Actually I wanted to install a custom ROM "experia final" on it. But I didn't installed any custom recovery previously. So I installed TWRP recovery using ...
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Are there other ways to enter fastboot mode if the power button is broken?

I've dropped my phone (ATRIX HD) and now it isn't turning on. The thing is when I connect to charger it shows the green light and start to boot (Motorola logo appears) but then it keeps restarting ...
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LG L5 E612 Random Restart Problem

I have an LG Optimus L5 (LG-E612) that has been acting up since five days ago. I would like to wipe device clean and do not mind if I lose data I have on device, however, I unable to do this. ...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3

The symptoms I'm seeing seem to be common, with many suggested solutions, none of which I've found to solve my case. I'm not sure to what extend it is related, but it happened after the screen was ...
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Can an Android phone be backed up while stuck at boot loop?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note N-7000 which got stuck at boot loop after installing and opening and app called InstaFrame, is there anyway to backup the device before doing a factory reset to get the ...
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Softbrick after Phone hanging. Rooted but Stock ROM on Nexus 5

I have a really big problem... I have my Nexus 5 for 2 months now and not it doesn't restart anymore. My phone is rooted and on Stock Android 4.4.2 and enabled developer mode (tapping that 15 times ...
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S Galaxy mini 2 rebooting every 12 seconds… I'd like at least to save some data!

A pair of months ago I bought my first smartphone, so I am quite the noob. Suddently last week it decided to restart every 12-13 seconds (literally), as long as I don't remove the battery, and I can't ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck in boot loop (nor reco, no safe mode working)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 that when hot after intensive use, the day after while rebooting it got stuck to the Samsung initial logo screen and could never start again. I have tried the boot ...
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Nexus S in reboot loop

My Nexus S (completely original) is stuck in a reboot loop. I don't know why. It just reboots, shuts down, and does the same again and again. I tried removing the battery, loading 100%, removing SIM ...
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Can downgrading OS make Xperia Neo V, boot after a boot loop

My Neo V MT11i was upgraded to ICS a few days ago. Today when I turned on bluetooth, it started to reboot repeatedly. I tried to hard reset using sets of button as posted in some blogs but still I ...
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The odyssey for CM10, all i get is a bootloop. How can i solve this?

I'm here to discuss about the unlocking of my new LG Optimus L5. I'll start saying that it come oot with Android 4.1.2 and the LG mod v20b. I wanted to delete all the LG stuffs that slow the phone so ...
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Nexus 7 boot loop

I'm not certain if this is the same as the other two questions about boot loop on the nexus 7, but I have a nexus 7 that goes into a boot loop. It boots to the point of the unlock screen, then it ...
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Cyanogenmod remains in a bootloader loop

Hello I have a Wildfire and I installed Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 following this guide: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/HTC_Wildfire:_Full_Update_Guide After I did this the keyboard stopped working so I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck in boot loop when 100% charged

Before we start I should mention that I have not messed with the firmware in any way. But it seems that whenever I put it on charge and it reaches 100% capacity I turn it on and it gets stuck in a ...
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Galaxy S2 launcher repeatedly crashes and reboots phone following software update 20/12/2011

I updated the phones software using its own software update menu option. As part of the update process, the phone rebooted automatically. After that, the phone just keeps rebooting itself. As soon ...
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Galaxy S3 turning on and off repeatedly even after factory reset

I have a bricked samsung galaxy s3! It is shutting off and on again and I need to remove the battery to make it stop. I have tried the following... -tapping out stuck power button -options in ...
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

My phone is still stuck on "Android is upgrading.. starting apps" on boot. Earlier, my phone said "Unfortunately, Google Playstore stopped working" and I am unable to use my apps which needed ...
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Stock OnePlus 3 randomly rebooting multiple times per day

It might have been since the update to Oreo or just coincidence but my phone started rebooting by itself. Also noticed when it reboots after doing the usual booting animation which takes much longer ...
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what in xposed caused this bootloop and how to prevent it from happening again?

My android phone is stuck in a boot loop. To troubleshoot it I was able to boot into TWPR and use adb pull /sys/fs/pstore/console-ramoops to get some boot logs (is that even the right file?). When ...
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bootloader boot loop

I got a new Pixel 2 and wanted to load an TWRP backup from my previous Pixel 2 (with stock ROM) onto it, instead of setting it up freshly. So I booted the new device clicked through the settings ...
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Bricked the phone by wiping every partition in TWRP

My Redmi 5 plus won't boot as I messed up everything while trying to flash a couple of ROMs. At first the two ROMs that I flashed were working well. But after some time, whatever ROM I flashed, the ...
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Boot Loop with old CyanogenMod: Unable to stat various files

My old One Plus One suddenly refuses to boot without any changes from my side. OS is CyanogenMod 11. The device is rooted and there is TWRP 2.8.0.1 installed on it and debugging is active. The ...