I experienced quite a few reboot loops as an avid Android user. There can be many causes for an Android stuck in a reboot loop. Hopefully, this tutorial will fix yours. These exact steps seem to solve the problem for me most of the time.
1. Remove the Case
If you have a case on your phone, remove it. This will ensure there are no buttons or sensors impeding the function of the phone.
2. Plug into a Wall Electric Source
Ensure your device has enough power. Plug it into a wall outlet. You may need to let it sit plugged in for a few minutes before performing the next step.
3. Force Fresh Restart
Press and hold both the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons. Do this for about 20 seconds or until the device restarts again. This will often clear the memory, and cause the device to start normally.
4. Try Safe Mode
Wait for the manufacturer name to appear on the screen while it’s booting, then press and hold “Volume Down“. This should place the device into “Safe Mode”. If the device starts successfully in Safe Mode, you may have to uninstall problematic apps or undo a setting that may have caused the issue.
If you’re a Nexus 5X user, there is a known bootloop issue with the phone. See our post about it for more info.
Still having trouble? Let us know in the comments section.