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How to Fix Bootloop on Android Smartphone

How to Fix Bootloop on Android Smartphone.

Dad came to me yesterday and said, “My Android phone (moto e) won’t turn on.” And if you look closely, it seems like the phone is stuck in the loading animation. Reboot didn’t help. Local repair shops either refuse to repair it or charge huge sums of money. So what’s next? Well, after a little research, I was able to fix this error, and here’s everything you need to know about the boot loop on Android.

Note: This has been tested on a 1st generation Moto e running Android 5.0 Lollipop. And while this may or may not work on every device, it should work on most smartphones, or at least it doesn’t cost long.

What is Bootloop on Android?

Your devices get stuck on the start screen or start rebooting over and over. This usually happens for many reasons – if you mess around a lot with your devices, flash different ROMs, etc. But sometimes it is a manufacturer’s fault, as we saw in the LG G4.

What options do you have?

# 1 The first thing you need to do when your Android phone or tablet is in a boot loop is to try to restart it using the power button. If that doesn’t work, remove the battery. And if it has a non-removable battery, then see if you can restart it from the bootloader. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do this, we’ll get back to this shortly.

# 2 If the device is under warranty and you did nothing wrong that will void your warranty (like rooting or unlocking the bootloader, etc.), contact the manufacturer’s service center and have it fixed. If the problem cannot be fixed, you will receive a replacement.

# 3 If none of the above works, try clearing your device’s cache with a custom restore. This job works for most smartphones (including me). We will see detailed instructions on this later in this post.

# 4 Finally, if nothing else works, you have two options: if the device can be turned on, you can connect it to your computer and flash a supported ROM from the terminal. But if the device won’t turn on, it is most likely locked. The next thing you can do in this situation is to contact your service provider; sometimes they can fix it with RFID tags. But to be honest, this rarely happens.

What will you need?

If you’ve rooted your Android smartphone or tablet, chances are you have custom recovery installed in it as well. TWRP and CMW are two popular custom recoveries.

Or, if you don’t remember installing any custom recovery, you can use the standard recovery option on your phone. Yes, all devices come with standard recovery built in, but its functionality is limited.

In this guide, I will show you the steps for a custom recovery as I installed it on my father’s rooted devices. But you will also be able to find these options when restoring stock.

Bootloop fix by wiping cache from custom recovery

Step 1. Turn off your phone by holding the power button for 7-10 seconds. Sometimes it is impossible to turn off the phone when the phone is frozen in the boot cycle (the same happens in my case). And one way to fix this is to try to press a different key combination. In my case, pressing the Vol up and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds worked.
Step 2. After turning off the phone, enter Fastboot mode. Again, the steps to open Fastboot mode are different for each phone. For moto e; When the phone is off, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down + Volume Up + Power buttons for 5-7 seconds and then release them. If that doesn’t work for you, google “How to open Fastboot mode in “.

Step 3. Then you will see a boot menu with text written on a black screen. Find the options labeled Fastboot and use the volume up and down keys to navigate. There are two possibilities here –

If you have a custom recovery like TWRP installed, look for the option labeled “Recovery”.

If you don’t have custom recovery, use the default recovery menu on your phone.

Use the Volume Down / Up buttons to highlight the Recovery option and select it by pressing the Power button once.

Step 4. Now that you are in recovery mode, select “Wipe Data Factory Reset”. This will erase all data in the phone’s internal memory. But this is a risk worth taking if you have no other way to fix it.

Step 5. And while you are at it, also “Wipe Cache partition”, returning to the recovery menu. Then go to “Advanced” and select “Clear Dalvik Cache”.

Step 6. That’s all, now go back to the main menu and restart your phone.

Hope this fixes your booting on your Android smartphone or tablet. If not, please indicate the exact error in the comment below or email me via the contact form and hopefully I can point you in the right direction.

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