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
Is the case putting pressure on any of the buttons? 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. Clean Buttons and Screen
Are the buttons stuck? Perhaps the sensor under the buttons has crud or debris in them? Try to clean the buttons and screen using an alcohol wipe or a light damp cloth. While cleaning, try to press the buttons to make sure that any possible gunk or debris works its way out of the crevices.
3. Plug into a Wall Electric Source
Ensure your device has enough power. Plug it into a wall outlet using a power block. You may need to let your device sit plugged in for a few minutes before performing the next step.
4. Force Fresh Restart
Press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons or the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously (depending on model). 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.
5. Try Safe Mode
Starting an Android phone in Safe Mode differs depending on the device. For most modern models, you can press and hold the Volume Down button while the phone is starting. The words “Safe mode” will appear at the bottom of the screen once started to indicate you are successfully in Safe Mode.
6. Repeatedly Tap Power Button
Some users have reported that repeatedly pressing the Power button on the device will eventually boot their Android device successfully.
7. Ensure Device Isn’t Overheating
A hot Android device will restart or shut off if it is overheating. Ensure the device has had a chance to cool off and isn’t in a hot environment before attempting to power it on.
Hopefully one of the sets of steps has your Android working and no longer stuck in a boot loop.
Still having trouble? Let us know in the comments section.
Michael C says
about steps 5 and 6. Step 5 says, try “safe mode” and then what? As to step 6. Repeatedly tap the power button when? When it is off, when it is on or when it is rebooting?
My Huawei tablet is boot looping and it won’t stop, I turn it off, reset it, I tried step 2 to 6, only when it doesn’t boot loop is when it’s plug in to the charger but now it started boot looping even though the battery is at full%. At first it happen at 58% then 69% and now at 80% I don’t know what to do anymore I just want it to stop, Please Help Me!!
I tried to reset my oppo A57
But got s
Stuck at boot loop I tried charging it leaving it for 3 hours but no progress
Thank goodness I found your site as I had tried for hours to get my phone to reboot. It was stuck going on and off and the hard reset wouldn’t work but retapping the power button repeatedly (many times I might add) as per suggestion number 6 did. I couldn’t believe it so thanks!!
Hi, Nokia 7.2 relooping, it was solved by retapping the on button.
Thanks for all the tips.
Onyema Divine says
I’ve tried the boot loop solution but it’s not working
Mitch Bartlett says
I have read that some people may be able to get it out of the boot loop if the phone is at a cooler temperature. Seems to be cause by some type of soldering issue. I would return the phone or send it in for warranty repair.
G Rick says
A brand new Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022 Christmas present went into a boot loop 3 days after Christmas day.
Pressing up Volume & Power a recovery menu got added into the loop but does not work e.g. safe mode cannot be entered.
So far it has been impossible to find any solution.
Searches suggest this is a frequent fault, it should have been fixed by now.
Eric Morrison says
Hard to use menus to fix this issue when you can’t even get to the lock screen with the boot loop. I tried every solution, and nothing worked. Even letting the battery die doesn’t fix the issue. I might have to get a new phone now.
Random guy says
Hi, my device which is a realme is stuck on a bootloop, I did all the steps, 1st step I had no case, 2nd to 7th was already done but did nothing, after a few minutes a boot screen showed up saying my device is corrupted and gave me 2 options, reset all my data or try again, I have a lot of sensitive data that I do not wish to be lost so i selected try again in which did not fix anything… I hope there’s a way to fix it and if not I will accept my fate… Also it seems like my device is now on a boot screen again giving me 2 options but I will hold off for now
Nothing else worked however tapping the power button finally worked! Thank you for all the tips!
Supreme Shizzy says
Thanks a lot for this article. It helped me fix the issue and it’s now working smoothly. I’ve been looking up other articles on fixing my Redmi stuck on the startup logo screen but they haven’t really been detailed and as easy to get as this. Thanks again.
cleaning the power button with some toilet paper and alcohol instantly made my phone get out of bootloop, thank you very much!
Prasant Rana says
Although i tried to switch off my mobile Samsung M31s with power button and volume down / up button i couldnt switch it off. is there any way to switch it off as it stucks and restart it self but stuck in samsung logo.
Prasant Rana says
Although i tried to switch my mobile Samsung M31s with power button and volume down / up button i couldnt with it off. is there any way to switch it off as it stucks and restart it self but stuck in samsung logo.
software install failed
many times press reboot system now but not ok still a same that phone can’t on
Deeane McNeal says
I have a Galaxy A13 and it’s fairly new. Well, new to me I guess. I’ve had it since March 2020. My phone did an update. An update that was mandatory by Samsung. That was in the middle of the night. Woke up and tried to restart phone. It went to a screen with red writing. I can’t remember what it was saying as it only once. But I couldn’t get out of that screen. So I tried restarting the phone. I have no case on the phone. And cleaned the buttons. So that did not work. I read online about how to fix this and I ended up on an Odin screen? So in frustration I just left it alone for about 4 days. Now my phone will only do anything if it is plugged in. Otherwise it’s a blank screen. And I can’t try to do anything on it like safe mode or anything that has to do with actually using and navigating on the phone. What it is doing now is restarting. Over and over again. You can’t do anything because after showing the little android guy, it will begin to restart again. How do I fix this? I realize I could have a place fix it. And that everything may have been lost already. But I’m still hoping for a way that I can fix it. I hope you can understand what I’m trying to explain. My memory was not anything near being full. And like I said, it’s been cleaned and buttons are not sticking. I sure hope you can help me. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it.
When I press the power button + volume up (then I tried the volume down as well after), the loading / boot screen appears then just disappears again. I am not sure of the problem.
When I click the power button, the logo / loading screen appears then just disappear. I charged it for 30mins, but the same result.
Hello sir am Sameer my smartphone is honor 8x there was a little bit issue with my phones battery and my phone was getting switch off suddenly while using it and battery seems low every time and when I put charger then it will be okay so one day my get switched off as usual but that time I don’t had a charger so thats why my phone was continuously getting on and off so that’s how my phone stucked in boot loop and I want to solve it without doing a reset or wiping my data I have so much important data in my smartphone I can’t loose so please help me with it I am so pleased 😣