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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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Trying to flash a system.img I took with dd - failing

Long-time UNIX guy here, but relatively new to the world of Android. Read on. EPISODE 1: A New Backup (I hoped) I have recently purchased an Asus MemoPAD (ME103K) ; I then became root, and took a dd ...
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Nexus 5 Reboot loop

Today my Nexus 5 turned itself off, and then whenever I try to start it again, it loops rebooting - it shows the google logo, then starts the boot animation, then powers off and starts over. I've ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, keeps restarting showing ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-i9300” black screen

My Samsung S3 is stuck! It keeps restarting! It doesn't reach the enter pincode, but keeps restarting showing the "Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300" screen. Then cycles starts again. Here are the things I'...
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How can I reboot into recovery from fastboot?

I have a phone that is bootlooping after a power failure + battery depletion during system encryption. How it got bricked isn't important here, the trouble is that I can't get into the recovery mode. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S in boot loop after following cyanogen mod's full update guide

I have been following this guide to root my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. I've followed it to the letter, but after I load the new kernel to the phone, the phone gets stuck in a boot loop. The phone ...
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Android won't boot after unsuccesful wipe operation

I rooted my Asus Transformer Prime and tried to install a custom ROM but I managed to fail. I selected the option to wipe data from the table in the bootloader menu (accessed it via holding power ...
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Clearing Dalvik Cache without root?

I recently tried updating my Motorola Atrix 4g. It downloaded, and then it booted down to try to update. However, instead of updating, it ends up booting to a screen that just says Failed to boot 2 ...
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Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge

I have a few day old Nexus 7 tablet, unrooted, bootloader still locked, and otherwise in factory condition. This morning, it ran its charge out. When I plugged in it, this happens: Google Logo ...
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Nexus 10 stuck in bootloop after Lollipop flash no ADB and no Fastboot

So .... I flashed the mantaray-lrx21p image from Nexus Factory Images on my Nexus 10 (16GB Wifi) and it's stuck in a bootloop. No problem, I thought, I can get into fastboot and fix it, right? Maybe ...
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Debugging bootloop: Get an information log without ADB? Can an emulator help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android boot-up messages for debugging? Related to this post I created: Does the Android emulator generate some sort of log file I can access if it crashes? I have been ...
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Galaxy S3 stuck on boot loop, Factory Reset didn't work

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) was rebooting itself for the past few days, randomly. Today, it did it again, but didn't boot back up. Instead, it is now stuck on an infinite boot loop - it gets as ...
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How do I fix my boot-looping Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

I have a Google IO Samsung Galaxy Tab that has decided it no longer wants to boot properly. It just constantly goes from the 'SAMSUNG' logo that flashes a couple of times to the stars and lines ...
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Samsung logo loop in galaxy y

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 ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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Sony Xperia Z stuck in a bootloop

My Xperia Z is stuck int a bootloop. It goes up to the colorful waves and then it restarts. It was connected with USB in charging mode. Suddenly, it starts restarting. I thought it might be carrying ...
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Nexus 7 soft bricked, Need to recover data

I don't know if I'm posting this on the right website or not, but I'll try anyway. I recently brought a Google Nexus 7 (non-SIM version). I've used it for around 3 months now and everything was ...
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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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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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Moto E Not Starting Properly After Changing runtime to ART

I have recently bought a MOTO E and it's working cool. Then I have enabled Developer options and changed my runtime from Dalvik to ART. Afterwards I restarted my device. I got the message saying ...
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Soft bricked Moto G4 (XT1625) after SuperSU install

So, yeah. I told a friend I would root his phone for him... and I went and soft-bricked it. Haven't told him yet, because I'm hoping I can fix it before long, but I'm running out of options (and time)....
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Do you have to reformat an SD Card before you can copy its contents to your PC?

My phone has been stuck in a boot loop and I need to safely retrieve the contents via card-to-PC transfer, then PC-to-new card, then new card-to-phone, etc. I read somewhere on here that you must ...
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Nexus 5X bootloop, recovery mode doesn't exist

Yesterday my Nexus 5x froze and started bootlooping, it did start twice since yesterday but only for a couple of minutes. I tried going into the recovery mode, but as soon as I click the power button ...
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Boot loop after updating to official Android 6.0 Marshmallow on my Nexus 5

Last day I got the notification to download and install official Android 6.0 Marshmallow in my Nexus 5, which is not rooted, was running Android 5.1.1 and no custom ROM. As I downloaded and installed ...
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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 7 stuck in a boot loop

I have a two-week-old Google/Asus Nexus 7 tablet, unrooted and otherwise standard. Yesterday it ran out of charge a lot faster than it usually does, and wouldn't seem to recharge. When it finally ran ...
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Xperia Z3 boot loop after TWRP installation

My Xperia Z3 was running Android 5.0.2. The model is D6653. I didn't check the firmware build number. I followed these steps. Everything was successful with no errors. ➜ Sdk sudo $(which ...
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Nexus 5, I'm getting remote: flash write failure while trying to fix a bootloop

Before I say anything I just want to say I didn't install any custom ROMs nor rooted my phone. I've downloaded the factory images from here https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#...
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Stock Nexus 5 reboots randomly

I cant take it anymore and even with a full insurance plan, Sprint is not willing to replace my phone with a brand new identical phone. It has had this issue from day one. I think it rebooted itself ...
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Android Emulator: How to avoid boot loop after rooting?

I was searching for a way to root an Android emulator. I was very thankful for finding an answer to how to root an Android Virtual Device here: Root Android virtual device with Android 7.1.1 The ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 in bootloop (standard recovery not working!)

Hi enthusiastic community! I would need your help and advice! The device: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (SM-T819) bought with Android 6 second hand --> last week updated to Android 7 NOT rooted, original ...
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Android M Nexus 5 boot loop

As soon as I got home after the Android M image was available, I (of course) flashed it to my Nexus 5, following all the usual procedure (e.g. wiping Dalvik and Cache). Now it's been stuck on the ...
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Stuck at “Installing update…” in recovery mode

I am not able to flash my Nexus 4 with Cyanogenmod 11 anymore. The installation does not successfully finish, which is probably why it gets stuck in a boot loop after restarting the phone. During the ...
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Galaxy fit stuck at boot screen

My galaxy fit became unresponsive after the phone memory got full, so I removed the battery and replaced it back. Now my phone is stuck on the booting screen, it just shows the glowing samsung text ...
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Xiaomi Mi Max lock with screen with picture of phone with usb cable and “pcsuite.mi.com” url, regular reboot, no pcsuite connect

How can i bypass the screen with "pcsuite.mi.com" url and picture of phone with usb cable? Below is the image of boot lock screen when Mi Max is not connected to PC: Click to enlarge the image I ...
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Nexus 5x stuck on Google logo

First time that I've been lost about how to fix an android device. In short, I tried updating the my device to the latest cm13 nightly but that ended up causing the Google logo loop (wouldn't boot ...
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Moto G 2nd Gen - caught in a boot loop

My Moto G 2nd Gen, got caught in a boot loop. My phone keeps restarting, but doesn't get past the screen where Motorolla symbol with 'powered by android'title at the bottom shows up. Is there a known ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Bootloop. Cannot format or write data

Model: GSM Galaxy Nexus I9250 Takju Maguro ROM: CyanogenMod 11 Kitkat Recovery: Clock Mod OS: Android 4.4 Basically, my phone has been working fine for the last 2 years. I had only one issue of phone ...
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Stuck in Fastboot?! Help please!

I tried to get CM11 on my LG G2 on Bell Canada's network and I really messed it up. I can no longer get into recovery, adb doesn't see my phone, but download mode works (though I have no idea how to ...
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How Can I Pass Bootloader (Huawei Y200 stuck logo/ Boot-Loop)

I have recently learnt a few things about Android and its system. I have a Huawei Ascend Y200, and I flashed it with ClockworkMod specifically for Y200 with a computer and it worked. I rooted my ...
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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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Can't boot, can't view recovery options, winok w77, no support from manufacturer

I have a friend staying over and he has an android tablet: winok model w77 The tablet is stuck on a boot loop and I am trying to get it working again however nothing I have done so far has been of ...
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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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Nexus7 Stuck in Reboot Following Full Discharge [duplicate]

I am experiencing the same symptoms as described in the following: " Nexus 7 is stuck in reboot loop after full discharge " My Nexus 7 is full discharged. I have it connected to Factory AC-to-USB ...