If you are a flashaholic person or have had experience with flashing ROMs and Mods, then you know what a bootloop issue is. For those who don’t, bootloop is after you have flashed a recovery or a custom ROM on your device, your device keeps rebooting into the recovery mode instead of the normal mode that it is supposed to boot into. It is one of the common problems Android users face on their devices. Fortunately, there are some ways that can help you recover your device from bootloop and have a working device once again. Here’s how:
Fixing Bootloop with the Stock Recovery:
You can use the stock recovery provided with your device to come out of a bootloop issue. Though it does not guarantee it will fix the issue, it is what you can do in the situation you are in right now.
Before you do this, make sure your device is turned OFF.
1. Boot your device into Android Stock Recovery mode. To do so, you need to hold down a key combination that will take you to the Recovery mode. The key combination varies with each manufacturer out there, so you will have to find out the one that is for your device.
On most Samsung devices, you can hold down “Volume UP + Home + Power” buttons simultaneously, and it will reboot your device into Recovery mode.
2. Once you reach the Recovery mode, select the option that says “Wipe data/factory reset.” It will factory reset your device. Hit “Yes” when you are prompted to confirm your action.
3. Reboot your device once it has been reset.
You can now check to see if your device boots up in normal mode. If it does, your problem is now solved. If it does not, you can try another method given below.
Fixing Bootloop with the Custom Recovery
If you have flashed a custom recovery on your device, you can still solve the bootloop issue. Just follow the couple of steps mentioned below and you should be all set.
1. Boot your device into the Custom Recovery mode. As mentioned earlier, you need to find the right key combination for your device to get into Recovery mode.
2. Once in the Recovery mode, select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset.” It will factory reset your device. If it asks you to confirm your action, simply hit “Yes.”
3. Now select “Advanced” menu in the Recovery and choose “Wipe Dalvik Cache.” Select “Yes” when you are prompted to confirm your action.
4. Head to “Mounts and Storage” and select “format /data” and “format /cache” options. It will wipe your device data as well as cache files.
5. You are all done.
Your bootloop issue should now be solved and your device should boot up in normal mode. What you did above is clear all the data as well as cache files and factory reset your device. Your device should now work as a fresh one, like you have bought it today.
Bootloop has been a headache for many Android users and our guide above aims to help them solve it on their devices. Let us know if the above methods work for you.