How to Recover When your Android Device is Caught in a Bootloop

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“Bootloop” is a very familiar term for smartphone users whatever OS they use, but it is definitely more familiar to Android phone users. Android being an Open Source operating system, is open to third party modifications. If you have a basic or advanced knowledge of Linux coding, you can develop a custom ROM or a modify a system file of your Android phone. Such openness has opened vistas for our great developers to cook ROMs, mods and hacks. It has enriched our experience with our phones at one hand, and posed a few problems like bootloop or a bricked phone in rare cases.

Most of phone-freaks like me spend their days doing nothing but trying almost all custom ROMs and mods available out there to tell other what is good for them. In doing so we often face a bootloop but that is not to say that only the third-party ROMs and mods are responsible for the problem. In most cases, however, it is some incompatible file imposed from outside that hinders the system files to work normally, resulting in a bootloop.

Thus, bootloop is a situation where the Android smartphones refuses to boot normally. There’s something wrong with the Android device, which is preventing it from completing the boot cycle and is stuck between the boot animation and the unlock screen. Bootloop is mainly caused when system files interfere with each other, causing instability, and crashes at the boot sequence.

While getting a bootloop on an Android phone is not a serious concern for an advanced user, it is surely enough to make a newbie or a noob tremble a little. Very often an average user begin to wonder if his phone is bricked or dead. In the present article I shall try to share with you some solutions that might help you recover your Android device from a bootloop.

Precautions to Avoid and Prevent Data Loss:

Bootloop is definitely one of the most undesirable situations a smartphone user can get into. It is shocking enough to make a new or basic user believe that he/she has bricked the device. It is true that in most cases you can recover your device to normal state but if you take precautionary steps, you could avoid it. Prevention is always better than the cure!

However, precautions cannot guarantee that you device is bootloop-proof. Therefore, it is also necessary that you always keep your phone’s data backed up. Remember, if your device gets into a bootloop, there are 90% chances that you will loose all your data, apps, settings and files stored on the internal SD of your device.

Things to be taken care of:

  • Before installing any stock or custom ROM, do not forget to confirm that it is made for your device and, more important, the same model number.
  • Before installing any custom Kernel, mod, patch or ROM, do not forget to backup your ROM
  • Also backup your phone’s apps, games, contacts, messages or any important data to an external storage- memory card, USB storage or your computer.
  • Avoid installing apps from outside Play Store and only those that are compatible with your device.
  • If your device is not rooted, you can use the official PC Suite from your device manufacturer.

Resources:

Read the following tutorials for backing up your Android device’s data backup,  precautionary steps and troubleshoot.

Things to Do Before and After Installing Custom ROMs

Best Backup Apps to Keep Your Phone’s Data Safe

Possible Reasons for a Bootloop on Android Device:

The reasons for getting a bootloop on your Android device might be anything. If you wish to know the reason why your Android phone is stuck on the bootloop, you need not type your problem on the Google search box. Just calm yourself for a while and think what you did just before. It could be anything! Here are some major reasons why your Android device is caught in a bootloop.

  • After installing an official or custom ROM
  • Flashing a wrong ROM or Kernel
  • Running an incompatible app or game
  • Wrong Permissions fix for an app or file
  • Installing a custom  mod or theme

Most often we face a bootloop just after flashing a stock or custom ROM over an old one. This might be a major factor behind the bootloop issue on your device. Suppose you have flashed a new version of firmware over the old version. Your old data still remains on the device and the new firmware will use the Dalvik Cache from the old ROM that might not be compatible with the new system files and it will result in a bootloop. It mostly happen just when your device tries to reboot after you have flashed a stock or custom ROM. If this is the case, here is the solution.

Also Read: How to Boot Android Devices into Recovery Mode

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Solutions to Fix Bootloop on Android Devices:

Method 1:

fix bootloop on android

If your device is on stock firmware, that also means it does not have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP not installed on it, do the following steps:

  1. Pull out the the battery of your phone, wait for about 30 seconds and reinsert it to its place.
  2. Boot your device into ASR (Android System Recovery) mode. The method involves a hardware key combination and varies from one phone to another. For Samsung phones, for example, the key combination is Volume Up+ Home + Power keys. The tablets which generally have no Home button, you can enter the Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Power keys simultaneously.
  3. In the Android System Recovery, scroll down to “wipe cache partition”. option using the volume rockers and select it using the power key.
  4. When you have wiped the data/factory, go back to the main menu and reboot the device by “reboot system now” option.
  5. If the device is still stuck on Bootanimation  pull out the battery again and repeat the above steps. This time also “wipe data/factory reset” and then reboot device

The bootloop problem should be fixed now.

Method 2:

If  you have a rooted device with CWM Recovery installed and your phone is caught into a bootloop after flashing a custom ROM or mod, do as follows:

  1. Pull out the battery, reinsert it after 30 seconds and boot the device into CWM Recovery: Volume Up+ Home + Power keys simultaneously.
  2. Go to “Advanced”
  3. Choose “Wipe dalvik-cache”
  4. Now go to “Mounts & Storage”
  5. Choose “Wipe /cache”
  6. Reboot your phone

The bootloop should be gone now. If it still persists, do this.

  1. Boot the phone again into CWM Recovery
  2. Now go to “Mounts & Storage”
  3. Choose “Wipe /data”
  4. Choose “Wipe /cache”
  5. Then reboot your phone.

Now the phone should reboot normally. Next time when you install a ROM, follow the instructions prescribed by the developer. Be more attentive to the warnings before experimenting with any third party ROM or mod. Always ensure what you are about to install is meant for your device.

If the Above Methods Do Not Work!

In case you are not able to get your device come out of bootloop, your final option should be to install or restore a previously backed up ROM by putting the device in recovery mode, or to install the official firmware/factory image to your phone your tablet.

 
  • Carlos Gonzalez

    HI IHAVE CM OMEGA HD.20 CUSTOM ROM WITH S5 I RESTART FACTORY MY FONE THEN SUDDENLY IT WAS STUCK ON THE SAMSUNG LOGO. WHAT COULD I DO . PLEASE HELP THANKS.

  • zack

    hi,i have a sony xperia play.when the sd card full i tried to format using cwm recovery but when format is done i try to reboot.then it stuck on boot

  • adul

    hi.i tried to root my xperia t and in the middle of the procces it went off so upto now my phone i cant use it unless its plugged on charger please anyone with ideas on how to resolve this i will really appreciate it,

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes, you can try the recovery steps to fix the bootloop.

  • Andy Allen

    Hello Rakesh,
    Thank you for being out there as an advisor for issues on Android.
    I bought a clone rooted Samsung galaxy note 2 fro China on Amazon which has been working fine till last week Monday when it started to ‘loop’ with the Jelly bean screen just continuing to loop on startup.
    I don’t have the ROM as it was bought from China, an I apply you solution to Bootloop as mentioned in solutions above?.

  • tim seaton

    hey guys! i have a Galaxy s4 att… SGHI337. After attempting to remove a extra safestrap file via
    terminal emulator my galaxy gave me a bunch of not responding messages then crashed. Iv tried odin custom and stock. ive tried recovery on the sd card . it all results in failure. and being stuck on the samsung logo with custom at the bottom. please help before i rip out all my hair

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Install the official firmware. It’ll be fixed!

  • Kedia Pramod

    prakirt@gmail.com is my e mail. Thanks. Pramod

  • Kedia Pramod

    encountered same problem in same phone. what development in your case Bro. Pl inform.

  • Nasrullah Zaini

    sir,im having problem with my samsung galaxy w keep boot loop sometimes
    i try to clear dalvik-cache,still cannot solve it,i try to install cwm recovery via odin also failed..please help me

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Install the stock firmware using Odin.

  • zytrex143rose

    sir.. hard reset was not valid in my samsung galaxy s duos. :(
    and it keeps on boot loop.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Pull out the battery and try again. Which phone do you have?

  • DUC DOAN

    okay.. So I am in a boot loot now. I try to go in recovery but it hang at the loading screen of recovery. What should I do?

  • Shantanu Srivastava

    hi !! i have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from T-Mobile SGH-T889. I was deleting the junk thru DU Cleaner app & deleted some non using apps to clear some space on my phone. After the deletion, i found that few of the pics folders in my Gallery Folders were cleared off like whatsapp & Edited Pics etc. Little later the phone went on reboot & then stuck on T-mobile logo. It rebooted again after a while.At times after removing battery the Home screen opens but just for about 3-4 secs & then again the phone goes to reboot. Though the screen is stuck bu tthe phone alarms the low battery tone too. Trying to connect it to Kies but not happening. I have cleared Cache thru recovery mode but it hasn’t helped too. Please help !!

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Did you get PASS/RESET message on Odin? If yes, pull out the battery, place it back and power on your device.

  • Suhail

    Sir my samsung galaxy grand 2 phone still downloding mode after rooting by odin not come to normal mode what i do for it …………

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Try TWRP recovery!

  • Donald Lleno

    as soon as recovery mode begins it shows…

    –Movi-check Start…!!
    movinand read fail
    movinand checksum Confirmation Fail
    Ifs pass open fail
    update media,please wait
    E:Cant mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    (No Such File or Directory)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:cant mount sd card

    your Storage not prepared yet.Please use UI me
    copy default media content failed

    Can you help me for this problem please.Is it possible to fix my phone or is it already bricked?my cellphone is samsung galaxy s clear lcd
    gt-I9003 with froyo version.and Im from the philippines. I don’t know what to do.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    No other alternative, sorry!

  • TheMineCart Potatoe

    i dont have a computer to get the stock firmware so what do i do

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Install the official firmware back, it should be fixed!

  • alvin

    i managed to root my 1:1 samsung s4 mini clone phone , using HiFonts i changed fonts then i click one of those Chinese option after clicking it my phone is in Black screen , i tried to pull the battery out and pull it on but after powering it on my phone is stock on Bootanimation every time i press any keys it keeps on vibrating , i tried to wipe cached and do wipe data but still on Bootanimation. help me Rakesh!

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Well, I am not a Sony specialist but there is a flash tool that you can use to install the official firmware back on the phone.

  • Sagar Jamdade

    Rakesh i was trying to install new rom in my xperia miro but got stuck on SONY screen only.. it doesnt doing any process further..

    i took out the baterry waited for 2 min then reinserted it bt it did not work.. i did face the same problem again and again..

    what should i do now…??
    help me brother…

  • mooseinvader

    Thanks, I have never done that before. But, since my phone is so new, Google was able to send me a new one. I just wanted find the cause so that I can avoid going through it all over again.

    That solution is something that I will definitely try if I run into it again, but lets hope we don’t

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Something must have messed up with system files. If your device is still caught in bootloop, try flashing the official boot.img file using the guide here: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-restoreunroot-nexus-5-by-flashing-factory-images/

    If it still refuses to boot up, flash all factory images.

  • mooseinvader

    My one month old stock Google nexus 5 with 4.4.4 went into bootloop after using google maps navigation. The last app installed was over 24 hours ago called Mr. numbers. Never rooted phone or downloaded from outside play store. Any guess as to why it happened?

    p.s. – kept rebooting so fast that I can’t boot into recovery mode.

  • Chen Dol

    am i da only lenovo user…lenovo a850+ does not work

  • Syafiq Izzuddin

    how to do at samsung galaxy tab 3 7.0

  • parth vibhandik

    thanxxxxx!!! it WoRKs

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    More details required!

  • aniket

    I have installed rom manager and come in recovery mode with Cwm it can’t come back in normal system with my device Samsung galaxy core duos

  • Hector Gomez

    Hello Rakesh, I am from Dallas and currently traveling in Mexico and my AT&T samsung galaxy Mega SGH-I527 started to download and update to the firmware as soon as I joined a Wifi Spot, then after that is stuck into bootloop – it does not get passed after the Samsung Galaxy Mega screen. I have tried Odin to remove the soft-brick with the Pit and PDA file but still the same.

  • SAJAL

    Hi Friend, I have a tablet touchmate TM-MID 850(Android 4.0). Its having a problem that a message showing “unfortunately, skype has stopped” flashes after booting. If we press OK, then again it comes like in a infinite loop. Nothing is possible like to go menu or settings. I can just unlock the screen.. then the same message box is coming for other apps too…. again infinitely.

    I tried to get into the recovery mode. For that I pressed and hold the vol down button and then the power button hold for 5 seconds(got from another forum), when the logo appears, released the power button, then it shows the recovery mode emblem but it freezes there…. not getting any menu or message. I tried different key combinations here, but no use… after sometime (about 2 min) it automatically reboots into normal mode and same infinite loop…. Please help me….

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What exactly happens when you try to get into recovery mode?

  • Amol Ramani

    Hi I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Intl. Version (rooted). I had installed CM!! 20th June Nightly and everything was working fine for the past 3 days. Android 4.4.4. However somehow the phone managed to get into a bootloop and now it is stuck at the Start-up logo. i can’t access Recovery mode (TWRP Touch). I need my data intact. any help?

  • Rowell Estrebillo

    I am also a Galaxy Grand Duos user and my phone is stuck in the start-up screen. I am trying to update my phone and I fully unrooted it so that i can apply an OTA update. Unfortunately, unrooting it does not mean that you can already update it through ota. Now, what I did was wipe cache and for some reason without reading clearly CLICKED the CLEAN TO INSTALL A NEW ROM under the CWM Recovery. When I rebooted the phone, it is now stuck on the start-up screen where it says the model number of my device. I am an advance user with sufficient knowledge in rooting several devices and modding almost everything that android has to offer but this is the first time i encountered this problem. Can someone give me an idea? Should i flash the firmware back or do i need to do something, some kind of a little tweak so that my device will get past booting? I have no worries about my data and applications because it was always backed up by google. Thanks to their auto back-up feature.

  • IzunaUchiha

    I cant get into recovery! Phone just keeps showing sony logo thats it. HELP
    I have sony xperia neo l

  • Dipan

    hi… Okay so my Samsung galaxy s3 just froze yesterday on the start-up logo. I tried some of the suggestions mentioned here but it didn’t work. So I took it to the Samsung store yesterday, the guy there said my OS has crashed… I am just concerned about my contacts my whole life is in there it will be a huggge… issue if I cant recovery them. it was idiotic not to back up my data. But this guy stubbornly informed me all my data will be wiped and there is absolutely 100% no way to recover it…. I don’t want to believe him… Could someone ppllllleeeaaassse!!! help me and let me know if there is any way to recover my data specially contacts… I would be eternally grateful!! thanks in advance!!!

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What brought your phone to this condition? And if you phone is not booting even into the download mode, Odin won’t help you at all. You need to take to a guy who has JTag box or Samsung care.

  • ADIL

    SAME PROBLEM WITH MINE S DUOS. PLEASE HELP ANYONE

  • ADIL

    MY GALAXY S DUOS IS JUST SHOWING ” SAMSUNG GALAXYS DUOS GT 7562 ” ON PRESSING THE POWER KEY. THEN IT IS AUTOMATICALLY TURNING OFF. IF I PUT IT ON CHARGE THEN ONY THE LIGHTS GO ON AND OFF AGAIN AND AGAIN. CANT EVEN GO TO RECOVERY MODE OR DOWNLOAD MODE. PLEASE HELP RAKESH.
    MEET ME OR CALL ME PLEASE. MY NO. IS +918276849275

  • Ahmad Barghouti

    Rakesh, I’ve tried your instructions…this happened after following http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585440 in order to root my i717D….my other option would be to reset the firmware but there are 2 different ones, 4.0.4 and and 4.1.2 http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares… i heard flashing the wrong firmware can brick the phone…..please help

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  • Robin Singh

    Well , I have a Galaxy s advance mobile…… the problem i faced is that…..I have a root on my mobile and after then i installed several root apps….. one of the app named “Font Installer Root” buLL $hit app…what it does is ..when you run it and choose a particular font for your mobile and then it will ask you for the root access then what will happen…is it will install the font package and after then asks for reboot…the reboot will be instant..and after then what will happen is “SAMSUNG” logo will shining on your mobile and your mobile status will not progress and due to this BOOT LOOP problem has happened to me…..

    After this problem…..
    what i done is …i searched on internet and there are lots of procedures to unbrick it…

    1. to go to the bios settings of your android…. by simply Volume up+Power+home button…. I know due to boot loop once the samsung logo comes then its over ….but while samsung logo you can continuously press these three buttons…. till the bios settings won’t come…. now after then as i don’t have any cwm recovery or something so i wipe out the Cache and then did a factory reset….
    but the problem is it still not worked and still trapped in the loop….

    Now i am fed up and don’t know what to do…

    2. the next step what i take is to flash the mobile by the official firmware as you can’t use kies to update it as kies won’t recognize it….

    so what i did is just download my country jelly bean official update from samsung website around 425 mb….
    after then downloaded latest ODIN version
    plug in the mobile to the pc….
    now you have go to the bios settings again but this time different one…. volume down key+power +home button …basically this area belongs to custom firmware installation of android so it will ask you handle with care or something bull shit and then just follow the instruction on the screen…

    now i start the flashing process and after 3 minutes….the flashing done and mobile got restarted and boom phone started! i just can’t believe that it actually work as i just lose hope on this mobile and thinking of taking it to samsung repair centre but glad it worked….

    So, conclusion is…First do factory reset and wipe cache if it works then good…otherwise just flash it with compatible firmware…..enjoy….

  • charli205

    I have a Kyocera event stuck in bootloop pls help

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Look, I do not that much time to reply to a single person on the same issue: http://terafile.co/774e8b465798

  • Ralph Moore

    The HOTFILE site has been shut down, permanently it says.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes.

  • Ralph Moore

    Rakesh. I am very new to this. I just printed what you sent me and it looks that this will upgrade the firmware to 4.2.2? So I can disregard the previous instructions and just use this? Correct?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You seem to ne new to such things. The instruction can be used to install the firmware too. Anyway, use this guide: http://www.droidviews.com/install-android-4-2-2-jelly-bean-leaked-firmware-on-galaxy-grand-duos-gt-i9082/

  • Ralph Moore

    I’ve printed the instructions. You want me to downgrade the Firmware or to use the Firmware link you gave me this morning?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Download the firmware from below and install the firmware using this guide: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

    Pull out the battery, then put it back after a few seconds, then boot the phone in Download Mode and install the firmware. It will be normal.

  • Ralph Moore

    I have the Samsung Duos (Grand) model: GT-I9082

  • Ralph Moore

    Some call it the Samsung Grand. It slots for two sim cards.

  • Ralph Moore

    Smartphone: Samsung Duos model: GT-I9082

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Which device do you have?

  • Ralph Moore

    If I download the firmware to my laptop is there a way then to put it on the phone?

  • Ralph Moore

    OK> How can I install the firmware when the phone won’t remain stable? Even this morning it still continues to reboot.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Download and install this firmware: http://terafile.co/774e8b465798

  • Ralph Moore

    Rakesh: I followed your recovery method and I am still in a bootloop. My final step was wipe data/factory reset because the first 2 tries had no effect. I have a Samsung Duos model: GT-I9082. I don’t have a previously back-up ROM. What should I do at this point?

  • Asad

    I cant do the recovery method because when i try to put it in recovery mode its justs freezes at the samsung logo. so i cant wipe the data/ cache partition. Any Help ASAP

  • Jakob Rasmussen

    dosent matter now. but thanks for answering by the way :-D

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Give a little detail about how it happened.

  • chris

    Ok i rebooted my htc one stuck in boot loop need help

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What do you mean by wrong mod to boot from?

  • Jakob Rasmussen

    my phone motorola razr maxx can`t boot. because of an accident choosing the wrong mod to boot from. and the phones battery can not be taken out of the phone :-( can i do something??

  • I rock

    Help, i am able to get into custom recovery. now , i cleared the delmik cache but after that as described by you i clicked on mounts and storage but in this i can’t find the option “wipe /cache” instead of this option it’s showing “mount /cache” please help

  • Bogdan Harbuz

    I have an Orange Nivo and its stuck in boot loop but the real problem I.m facing is that it wont go into Recovery mode..it shows “Recovery mode…” and no more, doesnt go any further.. At the Service they didnt know how to fix it.. it runs Android Jelly Bean, stock, unrooted.. there are other ways to fix it beside recovery mode? Please help!

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You’re welcome!

  • Olivia Kalema

    Thank you, Thank you…. thank you…. I have been trying to fix my boot loop for ages!!!! Finally!! it worked…. you have saved my social life… lol…. thanxx again

  • Eric Ballegu

    i tried it but the phone still is in a bootloop

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • Eric Ballegu

    Im stuck on bootloop that doesnt even go to the logo(SAMSUNG) and i keep trying to go to recovery mode but it doesnt work. I tried installing various stock ROMs via Odin and the process completes with a PASS remark yet there still is the bootlooping problem. I also tried loading CWM via Odin and tried loading recovery mode..still doesnt work..Now i dont know what to do coz it seems like the phones hard bricked, im using a galaxy ace Gt-S5830 by the way

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Which device do you have?

  • ReD

    Hi. I’m stuck in a bootloop and my power button doesn’t work and can’t acess CWM to factory reset my phone any suggestions in going to CWM using a computer ?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    See this: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-boot-into-recovery-mode-without-touching-hard-keys/

    You can also use ADB command id you you have Android SDK installed on your computer: adb reboot bootloader

  • Deeckoo

    So I have a droid X and I’ve heard it is easy to get into recovery mode. However, the home button on my Droid X doesn’t work… any ideas?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes, they are the same.

  • skullmonkey

    Hi ! In my CWM Recovery, under Mounts & storage I have format/cache and format/data instead of wipe/cache and wipe/data. Are they the same ?
    I’m running a Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9205.
    Thanx for helping.

  • kishan singh

    i just install ace i sure rom on my glaxay ace..and installation was successful… then when i reboot my mobile after than it just showing company name nd model and nothing .. and also when i m pressing bottom for root it is also not opening… what i do plzz help me

  • Anil

    can u guide me to factory reset please?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Then try a factory reset.

  • Anil

    Rakesh,
    google play is not opening,
    i tried that option also.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Open Settings> Applications> All, go to WhatsApp and uninstall it. Then open Play Store and clear app data.

  • Anil

    hi Rakesh,

    i m facing the same problem from yesterday night.
    when i use whatsapp , facebook, it will show =”Sorry! unfortunately ,Google play store has stopped”.

    the error message will come very frequently like in 1mint it ll show 15 – 20 times.
    please help me on this

  • Jin Sato

    I followed the instructions on the link that you provided but it did not fix the bootloop. I have resorted to wipe data/factory reset. Data recovery tools that I have found in the internet requires that the phone connects to usb as mass storage to be recognized. The problem now is that it seems like there is no way for Jelly Bean phones to connect as mass storage.

    I think there’s no more way to recover my data. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Glad to know your problem was solved. You’re always welcome to Do, but who likes a bored guest, LOL. Next time, come as jolly guest. :-)

  • bored_guest

    I was finally able to recover my phone. I had to open the phone up and fixed the vol up button temporarily. I was finally able to boot into recovery and restore my backup successfully though I would like to thank you for trying to help me with this issue. Now I know that if I’m to get into similar issues I know where to ask.

  • Jin Sato

    I am really a newbie and I have a lot of questions about the instructions on the link you provided. Here are some of them:

    1. The download links for firmwares for different countries; does it pertain to the country where the phone was assembled or the country where I got the phone?

    I assumed it was where I got the phone. My country is not listed so I went to http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/2/, entered Model and Product code. It has been displaying “Loading. Please wait…” for more than 30mins now.

    If the country pertains to where the phone was assembled, how do I know it? I tried to look it up on the box and the labels but I cannot seem to find it.

    Any other link where I can download the firmware?

    2. The link you provided gives instructions to update the phone to Android 4.1.2; will it not delete the data in the phone if I do that?

    3. Will it not need internal memory spaces to run Odin and update the phone? Remember I have no spaces available anymore.

    My phone can open in download mode, so I think that is a good sign. I would like to thank you for the help that you have provided so far.

  • Anandu Sreekumar

    entering fastboot mode is like connecting to pc via usb by pressing vol. up button right……..after doing this a blue colour from led appears and pc will show s1boot fastboot is connected…..nothing else ….please help..

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Fastboot should have an option to enter recovery.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    If you have a custom recovery installed and have a backup of rom or the rom file itself on sd, you can restore/install it.

    Else you can flash the factory image.

  • Anandu Sreekumar

    entered fastboot mode but how to enter recovery mode and restore cwm backup please help ……..

  • bored_guest

    The thing is I can’t enable USB debugging and i cant do nothing but go to odin mode or get stuck at Paranoid android 3+ boot. Does that mean I’m out of luck?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Go to fastboot mode, enter recovery mode and restore the backup: http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/fastboot-buttons

  • Anandu Sreekumar

    please give me step by step instruction

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    If you flash the official firmware using Odin, there is 60% chance that it will fix the boot loop and your data will be saved.

    http://www.droidviews.com/update-samsung-galaxy-grand-duos-gt-i9082-to-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-firmware/

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Well, it could still work. Give it a try before surrendering. You have nothing to lose.

  • bored_guest

    I won’t be able to do any of these steps then because I was flashing a different ROM and i doubt USB debugging was on. So this means I won’t be able to fix my phone. Does it?

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes.

  • bored_guest

    Does USB debugging have to be on?

  • Jin Sato

    I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082. I do not know the reason for the bootloop, but I am sure it is not because of ROM, as I have not installed any. The only cause I can think of is it has no more space available. When I plug it in to my PC, it shows as a portable device and has 0 space available.

    I was about to try to use data recovery tools but the phone cannot be detected, probably because it is being detected as a portable device and has no drive letters assigned to it. I tried looking for ways to assign a drive letter to a portable device, but did not find any. I guess it is not really possible.

    I tried “wipe cache partition” on method 1 above. It showed “Erasing” progress bars for about 2-3 seconds then it showed “Error!” and the phone rebooted and still in a bootloop.

    I am about to try to do “wipe data/factory reset” but I would like to know if there is still really a chance to recover the data since you mentioned that there is only 90% chance that the data will be lost. I also read somewhere that android data recovery can recover data that were deleted due to factory reset, as long as no new data has been overwritten onto it. Somehow, I am relying on that 10% chance of recovering the data.

    Is there anything else that I can do to recover the data before going for the risky factory reset and android data recovery? I read that I may install Odin, as it does not require that debugging is enabled, but my phone has no free space to install it. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

  • Anandu Sreekumar

    please help….i was installing a rom ,in between my phone power went of due to low battery……now when i switch on my phone it just stop at the logo….i’m using a sony lww ….i have a full nandroid backup…..please help me to recover my phone ….my phone is rooted …and has cwm…please help…

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Okay, you will not need to use the hard keys to reboot into recovery. Download the factory image from here: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#mysidspr

    And install it using any of the following guides (whichever seems easier to you):

    http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-restoreunroot-nexus-5-by-flashing-factory-images/

    http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-flash-jellybean-4-3-factory-image-jwr66v-on-nexus-4107-galaxy-nexus/

  • bored_guest

    Toroplus galaxy nexus my volume up button doesn’t work 95% of the time so I can’t boot into recovery.

  • http://www.droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Which device do you have?

  • bored_guest

    My phone by the way is a toroplus galaxy nexus. Please I need my phone.

  • bored_guest

    I need help. Im a newbie That was trying to explore different Roms only I got stuck in paranoid android boot. I can’t get into recovery but I could get into Odin mode/downloading do not turn off target. Is there any way I can get Into recovery or repair my phone?

  • Kerry Montana

    contacted please help..im going nuts

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You can contact via Contact Us option on site menu.

  • Kerry Montana

    i need help flashing the stock firmware and pit to my galaxy s4 for at&t…its stuck in the galaxy s4 splash screen .. problem is i have a macbook and from what i hear ODIN does Not work on MAC…let me know if you can help me…if i have to get to a windows computer i will find one.!! thanks man

  • Kerry Montana

    Rakesh do you have email?

  • ZAM

    - Finally I have solved the boot loop issue after flashing stock GB.
    – No IMEI, soved restoring EFS.

    Not sure, why ODIN flash removes my EFS partition.

    Anyway thanks a lot for your support…. :)

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Corrupt EFS partition cannot stop the device from booting. After installing the firmware, did you try to wipe data factory reset?

  • ZAM

    The given link is for “S2 GT-I9100″, but I’m using N7000. I have installed official firmware from sammobile “N7000DDLSC_N7000ODDLSC_INU” as mentioned above (step – 2), but not booting (showing samsung logo). Each time if I flash through ODIN – I can see the error messages in recovery mode “E:failed to mount /efs (Invalid argument). This message doesn’t show in CWM.

    Since the device is not booting I tried to restore EFS through adb, the command I tried is “dd if=/EXT_SD/efs.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 bs=4096″ where EXT_SD is the external sd card name.

    Trying to download stock GB, but all the sources given to hotfile server which is not accessible now.

    It’s almost 4 days I’m figuring out a solution for this. Appreciate your support and help, thanks.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Go to Settings>Applications>All and clear app data of Google Play app.

  • Anil

    hi rakesh,
    i m using LG-E450
    form past 3 days ts show
    Sorry! unfortunately ,Google play store has stopped.

  • Ariel Keren

    the problem is thta i need to know my build version but dont know it

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Use the link I gave you earlier and restore your device.

  • Ariel Keren

    i guess me rooting it uncorrectly what can i do please i need my phone

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • Ariel Keren

    for me the phone is just going to the logo where it writes the galaxy s4 and the phone model and than the phone just turns off again what should i do please answer

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • ZAM

    I couldn’t even mount the EFS partition in CWM mode.

  • ZAM

    Hi Rakesh,

    I have rooted Samsung GT N7000, baseversion is N7000DDLSC on following methods

    Downloaded and copied PhilZ-cwm6-DDLSC-ODD-4.93.6-signed.zip on external SD and installed. Followed your method to install the Kit Kat Rom CM11, unfortunately it couldn’t work it seems it require CWM 6.0.4.3 and later.

    1) Mobile restarted, but was not booting. Restored Nandroid backup, it worked but end up with hanging. Tried to restore multiple times the result was same. Done all the mentioned method above like wipe/mount/factory reset, etc. couldn’t helped me

    2) Installed Stock JB Rom (from sammobile) N7000DDLSC and flashed with Odin 3.09. Done all the method mentioned above Wipe the cache, etc. still not booting. Got the error “E: failed to mount / efs (invalid argument)” in CMW mode

    3) Installed Stock JB Rom (from sammobile) N7000DDLSC and flashed with Odin 3.09 along with PIT file, no changes

    4) Installed CWM + root (PhilZ-cwm6-DDLSC-ODD-4.93.6-signed.zip) and installed few files from EFS folder, got “signature verification error”, but this time EFS error vanished, but still not booting

    5) Installed CM 10.1 and 11 also, both are showing CM booting logo, but not loading the OS

    6) In short, I’m able to install the firmware from ODIN and CWM, but none of them booting. Now I’m getting Samsung logo it keeps restarting with Stock JB 4.1.2.

    No idea how to restore EFS from CWM, my adb is not detecting the phone (adb shell).. showing “error: closed”. I have all the EFS backup files from multiple tools including adb. Please help me to fix this issue.

  • Prasanna

    I already did that, still no luck.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Try the Home+Power button combo.

  • Prasanna

    Hi, I have a iball slide Q9703 tablet and lately its stuck on the initial iball logo. How do I go to the rescue mode to restore it to factory defaults? The model has only power and home button( no button for volume). Please help..!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You’re welcome! :)

  • Keity

    thank you. it worked

  • DroidViews

    scorpion1423 Well, as I told you I have never used an Acer device, so I am not sure about that. Just google the way to install system image on your device and you should find it.

  • scorpion1423

    so do i put it on an sd card and install it that way or what?

  • scorpion1423

    thank you, its downloading right now

  • DroidViews

    scorpion1423  In such a case the above method would not work at all. You should try restoring the official system image. I am not much familiar with Acer devices but can give you a link to the system image file:

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxN4-i-ZrTyXdzVoV0xRQm1mWW8/edit?usp=sharing

    http://uptobox.com/r2h6j2ykymso

    http://uptobox.com/g1o00bwlf9mu

  • scorpion1423

    I was trying to root my Acer Iconia B1-710 and it finished rooting but its caught in a boot loop. But when i try to factory restore it says that it works but i try to boot it up and its still in the bootloop… PLEASE HELP

  • DroidViews

    sahir  It might have been caused by some third-party application. If the above steps do not help, reinstall the offificla firmware manually. Here is a guide for you: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-install-latest-official-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-s4-all-models/

  • sahir

    i have galaxy s4, i perchased it 3 moths ago, last 3 days before  as usual i open my mob it was off then i restart it, it was  turn on and hanged at samsung logo with blue highlight,  i did power off the phone and pulled out the battery,after an hour i fix the battery and re start my phone again same thing happend, then next tym i power off the phone removed the battery and again  fix and started with recovery mode , like reset factory after reboot also then same problem having ,,, i dont know what happend it, i unable to understand,,, plz help me…

  • stacyhuerta

    My husband is having this exact issue with his Event…. Does anyone out there have a new suggestion other than factory resetting and cleaning the system cache? I am willing to try anything at this point…..

  • EnchantedTablet

    I have a azpen a700 that is rooted and the reason its bootlooping is because of a custom boot animation that i installed that was not the right resolution and now its stuck. I feel like if i could disable the animation then it would work. I tried method 1 but that did not work.

  • Amanda & Lisa

    I have a Kyocera EVENT C5133 that’s stuck on EVENT by Kyocera screen… Tried factory reset AND wiping cache, & still nothing… Any way for me to fix this myself??

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Nice! You’re always welcome. :)

  • Ryne

    It worked! I have root, the bootloop is gone and my sd card works! Thanks for your time and all of your help!

  • Remsada Sarajlić

    okay so i have a prestigio pap 4500 duo
    it’s stuck in bootloop shows the phone’s name and turns off doesn’t matter what i press or hold or whatever it isn’t going anywhere if i connect it to my pc it starts to install the driver than stops or something like that, the connection lasts 5-20 seconds and brakes, any ideas?

  • Ryne

    Ok thanks, I have used PAC-MAN rom before and I like it so I will use that one. Hope it works!

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes, you can do that but ROM will install only if the device has root access. If installed, you can recover the bootloop, else you will have to install the official firmware back.

    Try an AOSP based ROM from here: http://www.droidviews.com/best-custom-roms-for-t-mobile-samsung-galaxy-s3-sgh-t999/

  • Ryne

    It did fix the sd card mount problem. I flashed the latest Supersu and it didn’t seem to do anything, when I tryed to reboot my phone it was still stuck on the Samsung logo.In philz recovery their is an option that says re-root system (SuperSU). I clicked that and itsays done! Now, install SuperSU from market. Would I be able to flash a rom so I can download SuperSU? It still says Root access is missing, Root device? when I try and reboot my phone. Since I installed the SuperSU then I Should be able to flash a rom, am I correct?

  • Ryne

    It did fix the sd card mount problem. I flashed the latest Supersu and nothing seemed to happen. when I try and reboot it after it is done installing it is still stuck on the Samsung logo.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    I suggested Philz recovery just to solve the sd mount problem. I didn’t had any idea it’ll take away the root. Did you flash the latest SuperSu zip?

  • Ryne

    Ok I got philz cwm, it still says that i dont have root access even when I flashed the supersu. Sorry for the trouble. I got my sd card to work though.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Yes, it’ll.

  • Ryne

    I dont have TWRP I have CWM will it still work?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Copy this file to sd card: http://d-h.st/oOE

    and flash it in TWRP. It’s PhilZ CWM recovery.

  • Ryne

    Galaxy s3 sgh t999 t-mobile

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Which phone do you have?

  • Ryne

    My computer will not recognize my phone And to use my sd card my computer says I need to format the sd card

  • Ryne

    When i try to mount the sd card in cwm it still says error cannot mount sd card. I will try regaining root. If that doesn’t get me out to the boot loop then i will try installing the official firmware back. Will all of my data on my sd card be deleted?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi Rhyne, if you only have problem with mounting the SD, go to mounts and storage option in CWM and choose “mount sdcard” option.

    Since you say you phone has lost root access, I think you will not be able to install or restore the ROM. To regain root, download the latest SuperSU from here: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu

    Copy the zip to your phone and flash it using “install zip from sdcard” option. If this does not help you, the easiest way to recover the device will be to install the official firmware back. You can use this guide to do that: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

  • Ryne

    Also I can not restore from a backup because it still keeps saying unable to mount sd card and my backups are on my sd card. Please help me I don’t know what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ryne

    Can you please help me!!, I tried installing a rom from my sd card and after i proformed all of the wipes it said error unable to mount sd card. I know I probably wasn’t supposed to do this but I turned off my phone and took out the sd card and plugged the sd card into my computer to see if their was something wrong with it. I didn’t see anything so I put it back in my phone and booted into recovery mode. I tried to reboot my phone and it now says that I am missing root access. Oh and I have a Samsung galaxy s3 t-mobile. Please help me!!

  • webb92

    i want to try the suggestions above but my phone is going in a bootloop and when it goes into download mode it restarts before i even get to press the volume up button :( please help gti9500

  • Ashish Patil

    I tried all the above methods but none of them worked for me.
    I have a galaxy grand and I even flashed a zip file using cwm but that was of no use.
    Its stuck at the Samsung GT-19082 logo. Please help me

  • anonimo

    oh sorry, my tablet only has the menu, esc and power buttons. Also i tried to enter using adb but it doesn’t works.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hey, this is service menu. What hardware buttons your device has. Try volume up/down+power button combo.

  • anonimo

    This is what i get when i press power+esc buttons

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Can you show me the screen?

  • anonimo

    it doesn’t have volume keys only the power, escape and menu the touch input doesn’t work. in fact the recovery looks a lot diferent than the pictures

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    No problem. I wish I could help you with this.

  • Phil Campeez

    Alright, well thanks for your time! Much appreciated.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hmm. You device is bricked and it’s is a serious issue that can be fixed only with a Jig Box. Try to find a repair shop where they have a Jig Box.

    I do have this tool but you know it can’t work remotely. :(

  • Phil Campeez

    Everything.

    When I try turning it on manually, it gets to the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo, and shuts off.
    If I try getting into Recovery mode, it shuts off (been able to get in 2 times out of 60+ tries, and still shuts off after a couple seconds).
    When I try getting into Download mode, it gets there, then shuts off in a couple seconds.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You mean you are unable to boot device into Download Mode, or are you having issues with just the recovery mode only? If you can boot into Download mode, you can try installing new firmware.

  • Phil Campeez

    Telus.

    Been 14 months so no longer on their warranty. Just tried going into Download mode. Stayed there for 5 seconds and it shut down again.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Your carrier? Bell, Rogers, Telus or ..?

  • Phil Campeez

    SGH-1747M

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What is your phone model?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    No idea about Aikun AT75C but the way to navigate in Android recovery is either the volume and power keys, or touch input.

  • Phil Campeez

    No idea man. Noticed it would randomly be turned off, so I would open it and everything was fine, figured maybe I had just turned it off by accident. This starting happening maybe 2 weeks before the phone went dead. Then last Wednesday, I had it in my pocket, when all of a sudden, it couldn’t get past the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo.

    I know it’s not the battery, seeing as how I tried another battery. The screen is not damaged whatsoever. How would one go about fixing the bootloader?

  • anonimo

    Help, i can’t navigate the recovery mode (i can enter) it’s a aikun at75c

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Your phone’s bootloader has been corrupted. Can you tell me how it went to bootloop?

  • Phil Campeez

    I can’t even get into the Recovery mode. When I try the combination Volume Up + Menu button + Power button, or just by starting it normally, it gets to the Samsung Galaxy S3 logo, then shuts down. Actually managed to get into Recovery screen once, but shut off around 3 seconds after I got in. Hasn’t happened since.

    If you can help me with this, then wow.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Try restoring stock firmware on your phone.

    Select the correct firmware corresponding to your phone’s model number.

    Link for firmware download: http://sbf.droid-developers.org/

    Steps to install: http://www.droidviews.com/restore-moto-x-to-stock-firmware-using-rsd-lite/

  • Rod Raymond Albarico

    And I try key combo volume up plus power, volume down plus power amd the device goes to off.
    I plug the device to pc thinking that pc will provide power to it
    But a few second warning bootloader unlocked screen again

  • Rod Raymond Albarico

    Hi I have razr hd lte
    I was stock on bootloader unlocked screen and the key combo dont work
    I did long press key volume up down plus power but nothing happens.
    Pls help

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • mapas

    i have galaxy nexus and cyanogen mod 10.2 android 4.3.1 and after their last update i rebbooted and it stucked at the boot animation… i wiped data cache devik factry(every step) but it still doing the shame thing! and my cm.zip is not anymore in the storge what to do ? PLZ REPLY !!!

  • mizi sirat

    i have problem .my phone still show the logo samsung gts5830i ace.the logo still hangs.can you help me??plizz help me..

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Which device do you have?

  • mae

    i tried option 1. but still it hangs on a samsung logo. what do you think is the problem with my phone?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Did you try method 1?

  • Latisha

    Help!! I rooted my Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 using Chainfires root. I lost my wi-fi and bluetooth. So I flashed it to JDQ39.I9505xxUBMG4. I could then connect to my bluetooth, but still no Wi-Fi. So I tried to flash it again with another file ( Icant remember) now my phone is stuck at bootloop. Im very new to all this and just want to get my phone working back to factory state :( PLEASE can anyone give me instructions as what to do!??

  • Anoop

    Hi I removed the battery and waited for more than 30s and tried to go to the recovery mode. I am not able to go to recovery mode as it stuck in the opening page itself. Please help. Many thanks in advance.

  • Rebius

    Heureka… It just happened to work again, but not through the repair process yet

  • Rebius

    Hello, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 bought in Switzerland and I have tried to upgrade my 4.2.2 to the 4.3 jelly bean OS. 1st time I made a mistake and stopped the firmware in the middle, it couldn’t find some E: files (it have been more of them), but I fixed that in CWM by clearing all data and installing the firmware again. This time it worked, but after 2 days my phone stopped working and sometimes while booting the display freezes with the logo and the whole display is lighting up. After that It doesn’t react to my tries with hard buttons. Please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi, I never heard about your device model. You can access system files only if you have root and a custom recovery. If you can access recovery mode on your device, wiping data factory reset might help.

  • Cheng

    My Hisense E98 experienced bootloop, no stock recovery, CWM, TWRP or how to enter fastboot mode. Is there any way I can access system files in a state of bootloop? I previously tried to edit media_profiles.xlm and I also had backup it, I want to put the backup back so that my phone back to normal, please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • Ayo Yungmillz

    i tried changing d font of my samsung galaxy grand duos and after rebooting it hz been stuck in boot loop. i have tried all the methods above but it isnt working. pls wot do i do. how can i reinstall d firmware

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    I think you should read that article to ind your answers. All necessary resources have been provided on the page itself.

  • LabambaLPs .

    where to download ODIN? i am not sure what im doing its
    just my friend has the same phone and on his phone it worked …
    thought on mine it doesnt
    my phone is VERY slow and he has done it and installed the Custom rom and said to me i should do it too so i did and thats what its ended ,.,.a 15 year old boy who doesnt know ANYTHING about ROMS and stuff well thanks for the answer !

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • LabambaLPs .

    hi i got a problem i dont know what to do
    I’ve Rooted my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i then wanted to install a Custom ROM named Ace I Sure …
    in The CWM Recory all went good but then the boot screen stays the same i mean it doest even shows a animation PLS help me im only 15 … AND i cant go into the CWM recovery that boot image stays !!! HELP

  • jang

    TQ very much. i can use my phone now.
    really appreciate…..TQ

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Did you update firmware of your rooted device? If yes try installing new firmware: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

  • jang

    hi..my rooted galaxy mini 2 stuck at cwm based recovery after i accidentally update through wifi connection..
    what should i do?

  • devesh

    There is wipe cache option sir

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Install official firmware. For instruction article, browse here: http://www.droidviews.com/tag/galaxy-ace-gt-s5830/

  • Jack

    I tried both those methods with my samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830i and neither of them worked, my phone’s still in a boot loop, I even tried using odin which worked before but didn’t work this time, I haven’t tried to install any custom rom, I only turned my phone off because every app I tried to open crashed, then it wouldn’t turn off so I took the battery out, started it up again and it was in a boot loop. What the hell do I do?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    So, it is not locked to a carrier. I mean are you sure it is the international version of S3 Mibi that you have? I am asking because you have mentioned the model number above!

  • Steve

    I am in the USA.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Which country are you from?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Show me the firmware name with version you tried to install.

  • JMS

    as i said in the beginning, the device does not boot

  • Steve

    I have an s3 mini (GT-i8190) stuck in bootloop. Other than that I can ONLY get it into download mode, but odin doesnt even pick it up. it there anyway to resolve this and get either the stock or custom ROM working?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I guessed it right. Now see in Settings> More> About, if your firmware version reads like this UCUAMF3.

  • JMS

    i337 LTE, telcel MExico, i actually tried also with the latest rom of the carrier, still same issue on day 7

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What is the model number of your S4? Is it AT&T version?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What is the model number of your S4, is it AT&T version?

  • JMS

    Day 5 – using my carriers latest rom and pit file.
    When Omin”ing” screen showed:
    Writing Protection Enable,
    Secure check Fail PIT,
    odin passed in less than 7 minutes, rebooted and still can´t access recovery mode keeps stuck with blue font at top left.
    Still stuck at first logo screen when powering on. No problem going into download mode.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Okay.

  • JMS

    All right, i will try again th eodin mode with PIT file cause as i explained on first post, will try with my carriers rom, omega rom and clean s4 official rom, i cant access recovery mode, it has been 4 days now… Thanks al, will keep u posted

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hey look, sometimes getting into stock recovery take several attempts. I am a self-proclaimed expert with Galaxy device and perform such tasks almost every day but sometimes I have to try 2-3 times before I successfully enter recovery mode.

    I would still suggest you to try again. Follow the step 10 given here: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

    Try a couple of times and if it still doesn’t work, install new firmware: http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-unbrick-your-bricked-samsung-galaxy-s4-gt-i9500-gt-i9505/

  • JMS

    I cannot enter recovery mode, gets stuck on blue font, i saw that link before, no go…

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What happens when you try the Volume up+volume up+power key combo? I think you are not doing the key pressing properly.

  • JMS

    My unrooted s4 phone gets stuck with the blue colour legend Recovery booting. I am unable to enter safe mode, any ideas? been surfing google for 6hrs with no proper answer. Thanks!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    A little more detail required.

  • Brian

    I have an Optimus g and I tried the method above and didn’t work and I can’t install or flash any roms if any one can help me fix my phone

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • jeffrychao

    Dear Sir. Already do this process correct me if I’m wrong

    1. I Download (Philippines: S5830i_DXLF1_OLBLD1_DXLF1)

    —I buy my phone in Thailand but I live now in Philippines–

    2. Odin3-V3.07.Zip and extract this file too.

    3. I install samsung USB driver and it work.

    4. I skip this method since my phone stuck on boot screen.(Open phone Settings> Applications> Development and enable USB Debugging.)

    So now preparation is finish
    I do next is this method mention in the link you provided.

    My phone after Odin reset and add this software (I dont know what Odin do,) My phone automatically reboot only in 1mins and result.
    It goes back to Boot screen (Recovery system)

    Can you help?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • jeffrychao

    Hi Sir. My phone is
    Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Did the kernel that you install was meant for AT&T S3 I747?

  • Sampath Eaty

    I have an Samsung s3 i747. I installed siyah and I am Stuck. I dont know if this is a boot loop or if it is a brick. I cannot go into recovery or download mode. Please Help.

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  • jeffrychao

    Hi Sir Droid

    I have problem on my Galaxy Ace. First I download game from Google store after that, It auto-Install and I try to run the game suddenly my phone shutdown. I open it ad Stuck on Samsung’s Logo.

    I try to Do method 1, but its still the same. I also try to do “wipe data/factory reset” and it say wiping data. almost 1hr and nothing happen.

    I decide to remove my battery and SD card to cool down my phone. I turn it on and still the same. Any thing you can help sir I really appreciate.

    I know my phone is low class but its handy for me and for my job.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Glad to know it helped. :)

  • http://www.vanleoadrivan.wordpress.com/ Van Leo Adrivan, Web Developer

    My brand new phone was always restarting after I charged it… I’m not sure what happened so I tried the factory reset via android setting but didn’t work (I did this multiple times and its frustrating). Then found this article and tried method 1 but skipped step 3… After wiping, it showed me an error related to mounting… I’m positive it has something to do with the SD card, so I shutdown the mobile, removed the battery, removed the sd card, and have the phone cool down. After a min I turned it on again and VIOLA… it’s working again. Thanks for the fix!!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Sorry for late reply, the site was down for maintenance. Press and hold volume up+power buttons to get into recovery mode and follow Method 1.

  • Anne There Cones Traction

    hi my galaxy tab is rooted but i didnt installed cwm on it and now it is stuck in samsung galaxy tab 2 logo… it happened because i installed chainfire 3d on it.. help every one.. its only 4 months old .. i have galaxy tab 2 gt p3100

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I do not think you need to trash your device. Try installing new firmware.

  • Vinícius Dutra

    Yeah, but I’ve tried by all ways to resetting it in the recovery mode but it was useless. I couldn’t access it =/

    So I will try one last thing before throw my phone at the trash =(

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Well resetting the device is easier obviously.

  • Vinícius Dutra

    What is the easiest to do that?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then go for it.

  • Vinícius Dutra

    I think I’ll have to reinstall my firmware =(

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm, then there is no problem with recovery. You just need some more precision while pressing and releasing the keys. Just as you see the droid bot, release the Power key instantly while keep other keys pressed. Try more and you will be able to boot in recovery. If you fail to do that after more attempts, reinstall firmware.

  • Vinícius Dutra

    I’ve put it to charge. After some time when I tried to use the phone, it was off. When I turned it on, the bootloop started.

    When I try to access the recovery mode quickly appears the image of the android robot (as show in the attached image) but then disappears and the loop starts again…

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Can you tell how it got into bootloop? Also, recovery mode is a little harder to access than download mode. Try a couple of more times. Let me know.

  • Vinícius Dutra

    Hey!

    I have a brand new Galaxy S3 mini (I8190) which is stuck in bootloop :(
    I try to boot it in Recovery Mode (Volume Up+ Home + Power keys) but it doesn’t work and the loop goes on and on… I am not able to access Android System Recovery. The Download Mode works fine. Is it possible to restaure it from download mode? What else can I do to access the Recovery Mode?

    Thank you!!

  • kareem

    My phone is stuck in bootloop. I have the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and I would really like it if I could save my stuff aka photo, videos, voice recordings, notes, downloads etc.

    I’m not experienced with modding or tinkering with the phone but just want to know whether or not I can save the data and if it is possible to somehow recover it, how can I do so

    Thank you

  • James

    Tried these steps but couldnt get into recovery..Pulling the battery actually worked for once! Thanks!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Which device do you have?

  • Andrew Galicia

    hey my tablet suffered the same problem , is there a way i can reset my android tablet, using a laptop/desktop pc ?
    cause my tablet doesn’t have volume keys :( please help me .

  • M O N O

    Meaning ive tried all steps with odin and kies. Earlier I wqs finally able to get to the green android recovery by flashing stock file and a .pit file, the phone booted up I wqs able to factory restore but after the phone glitched off and now im back to the loop. I cant get back to recovery, the blue recovery booting stays in top left

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What do you mean?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • M O N O

    Hey and when all that fails may I ask?

  • Deonte

    Hi I have an Kyocera Event with vm and it’s in a bootloop and no methods seem to help. Not rooted or anything. Brannd new actually.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, I guess your phone’s battery is exhausted. Pull out the battery for half an hour, reinsert it and try to boot it into recovery or download mode. If it does not work, try with another battery.

  • Nikos G.

    Hello I have a Galaxy Grand Duos phone and I used Odin3 to install the 4.2.2 leaked firmware. After the process was done Odin displayed “Passed” but my phone never rebooted. I tried to power it on and it won’t do anything! It can’t even go into Recovery or Download mode. The display just won’t light up any more! Seems like the phone is dead… Is there any way to fix this problem?Please help me! Thanks a lot in advance for your advice!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, it’s weird that you are not able to access the Download or recovery mode. Does you device has sufficient battery life? If yes, pull out the battery, wait for 5 minutes and then try again. Download mode is the only hope for you to recover the device yourself.

  • Mailat Ionut

    And yes I have a backup and I can restore to it but i still want cyanogenmode on my phone

  • Mailat Ionut

    I have a S3 GT-I9300. I was running a rooted version of 4.2.2 oficical leaked firmware. I’ve decided to flash cm10.1. I’ve done everything right but when I reboot it doesn’t even get to the boot animantion. It’s stucked on ” Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300″ . I’ve tried your first two methods and I’ve flashed cm10.1 again but nothing has changed. I can acces both , download mode and recovery. Please help

  • Holden roth-sisley

    I have a droid 3. I was running a rooted version of the stock firmware with an unlocked radio on the primary rom slot in safestrap, and for whatever reason decided i wanted my steeldroid 5.6 rom from slot 2 on the primary slot. I backed it up, and restored it to the primary slot. Upon booting, i no longer get the safestrap menu, and the phone for some reason wont read my sd cards. other than safestrap it never had another custom recovery.

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  • hong

    I have faced the bootloop for s2 GT-I9100G, and I have try the method u suggested to me but it was not work, and you have suggested at last to reinstall the official firmware, can I get it in the official samsung website?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What brought your device to this state? Try installing the new firmware with the method given here:

    http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-unbrick-your-bricked-samsung-galaxy-s4-gt-i9500-gt-i9505/

  • Vince

    Hi have a GT-I9505 in a bootloop. No Recovery mode possible, same bootloop. New firmware not helping :( what can I do?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Where are you from?

  • Teodor

    Hello. i have a Samsung Galaxy 5/550 [GT-I5500] and the boot-loop its when Samsung LOGO appear,and reboot and do this again and again. My phone can go in download mode,but can’t go in recovery,so i’m a little X_X. What should i do? [sorry for my bad english]. My phone it’s rooted with super one click and i have CM7. Please,i need help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    We are happy for you. :-)

  • pacmk02

    It worked! Finally, after unistalling drivers, restarting computer and reinstalling drivers the computer was able to recognize the phone and I was able to install new firmware.
    Thanks a lot!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Put the device into download mode, launch Odin and connect the device to PC. See if Odin is detecting it or not.
    If it does not recognize, uninstall the usb driver, restart PC, reinstall the drivers, and try again.

    Let me know.

  • pacmk02

    How??? The computer is not recognizing the phone.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    If you are able to enter download mode, install new firmware.

  • pacmk02

    Hi I have a rooted Galaxy S 4g (tmobile) and did a factory reset and then proceeded to do a restore. The phone went into loop showing the Galaxy S4g by Tmobile screen. I have not been able to get back into recovery and when I connect to my computer via USB cable the phone is not recognized as an external drive. Any options here???

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Okay, I can understand. Try this as It has been tested by me yesterday.

    Install a custom ROM like Paranoid Android from here: http://droidviews.com/2013/best-custom-roms-for-samsung-galaxy-s2-2013-edition/

    Installation instructions have been given on the same page. You phone would boot then. Good luck.

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Made me laugh – “Where do I disappear for so many hours?”

    I run my own Web Marketing Business, but due to my wife’s Back Condition she’s been bed ridden for last few weeks (having surgery in a couple of weeks) – I’ve had to run my house, try to plan getting our driveway done, felling trees outside, giving talks on web marketing in the evenings and look after our 2 young children!! :-)

    So, that’s why I’ve come back to my wife’s phone a handful of times per week. I’m juggling too much! :-)

    OK, I just did the following only…

    Wipe Cache partition
    Go to “advanced” and “wipe dalvik cache”

    I assume my wife will lose all her contacts etc if I’d applied “Wipe data/factory reset”, so thought I’d try the others first.

    Phone said loading apps (around 140 or so I think), then the screen went black.
    :-(

    I try to power up, I have a Triangular Yellow warning Sign on inital screen it’s got passed the logo issue and now says starting apps. The screen keeps going black.

    I’ll try a different power adapter in case that’s an issue, can’t tell whether power adapter’s doing anything – it’s not an official Samsung charger.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Nice, the difference in the options is due to various unofficial version available. Now boot into recovery again and do these things (I tested it on my S4 today):

    Wipe data/factory reset
    Wipe Cache partition
    Go to “advanced” and “wipe dalvik cache”

    Finally, reboot the device.

    Let me know but where do you disappear for so many hours?

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Hi,

    Yes CWM is installed.

    And I’ve just followed your instructions, exacts steps I took did not ‘exactly’ match your described steps…
    > booted into CWM-based recovery v6.0.2.7
    [available options were… ]
    – Reboot system now
    – Install zip
    – Wipe data/factory reset
    – Wipe Cache Partition
    – Backup and Restore (***chose this one***)
    – Mounts and storage
    – Advanced
    – PhilZ Settings
    – Jeboo Kernel Tweets
    – Power Off
    [then options were…]
    – Backup (***chose this one***)
    – Restore
    – Delete
    – Advanced Restore
    – Free Unusued Backup Data
    – Choose Default Backup Format
    – Backup to internal SDcard
    – Restore from Internal SDcard
    – Advanced restore from Internal SDcard
    – Delete from Internal SDcard
    – go back
    [then options were…]

    I’ve just done this for 2nd time. But 1st time around, there was around 10,000mb available on SDcard, but something did not complete at the end; stupidly I failed to note what it was. I returned back to my office and battery had gone.

    So, 2nd time around it says 6278mb available. So I’d have to assume it backed up everything as that’s around 9gig?

    Backing process “completed” up to following stage: ‘Backup of Preload Completed’.
    It’s now backing up “data” and given error “error while making a backup image of /data!

    Didn’t you send me your skype details at some point? Can’t seem to find it. Sorry.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Anu Raj

    hi im a galaxy s advance user. Recently i updated my phone with jelly bean 4.1.2 using kies but i found that the phones performance was being comprimised with the new update so i decided to revert back to GB. I downloaded the official GB firmware for my phone from sammobile and installed it using Odin following the instructions given in Droidviews. Odin successfully completed the installation but my phone is stuck a the Samsung Galaxy S advance screen. What should i do?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi,
    I hope you installed CWM on your phone while rooting it. If yes, do this: put an external SD into device, remove phone’s battery, wait till a minute, put it back and boot the phone into CWM recovery mode. to do this press Volume Up + Home + Power keys simultaneously for a few seconds. when you enter CWM recovery, go to “backup and restore” and backup the ROM to external SD.
    When this is done let me know.

    Waiting for reply, though it’s 2 am in the night (time to sleep).

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Hey, Hello again! Well I’m losing the will to live with my wife’s GS2!!! :-(

    The latest is, I tried everything you’d said (inc.other posts you’d linked to) via her crappy netbook. Odin actually connected without problem and I ran the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.30.zip from a new mini sd I’d inserted (her SD wasn’t being recogninsed).

    However, upon reboot it actually got past the ‘Glowing Samsung Logo’ but this time gave a series of messages “doing this, doing that etc” but got stuck for a day & half on “Starting Apps” message. :-( After a day & a half, I switched it off and went through the motions all over again… stuck on Glowing Samsung logo again! :-(

    Any ideas? Is there somewhere we can send this mobile in to get repaired do you know? Really don’t want to lose pics & vids of our kids as we can’t have any more kids and my wife literally nearly died giving birth to each one of them. So the first couple of years are precious to us (that’s what’s on the phone).

    As ever, your help is MUCH appreciated. If / when I solve I will Paypal some thanks to you. :-)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try with some other computer. I am surprised that why you have to struggle with the Odin connection issue.

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    I’ve had zero luck with trying to install usb drivers onto my Acer Travelmate 5520 running XP. I can’t stand kies,I’ve never had a good experience with Kies – never had these issues with my nokia I must say!!

    Anyway, update: since my last comment above, I’ve tried all sorts to get my laptop talking to my mobile, constantly get Windows XP reports “the mobile phone is in use. To install normally, you need to remove the device blah blah blah…”

    So I am now trying to connect the phone via my wife’s Samsung Netbook Windows 7 (Not the best; rather slow).

    I will be sure to come back and update you.

  • Kev

    I have a samsung galaxy mini GT5570, which i rooted with super one click. i flashed clockwork mod but cant boot it, its stuck in a boot loop but i can boot phone normally any ideas how to get into recovery? I want to flash gingerbread as im running froyo 2,2,1 any help much appreciated

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Replied on the other post. Just make sure Kies not open while you use Odin.

  • Quratulain Habib

    I have the Galaxy Grand GT19082 which has gone stuck at the Android Recovery Screen and in a Bootloop. I Have already tried your suggested method 1 (since it is not rooted) a number of times to no avail. Is there a way I can reinstall the firmware without going to the vendor? I am downloading Kies, the JellyBean 4.1.2 software link on your website and Odin. Do you have any guide for this.

    I am very new to this.

  • Louise Ball

    I have an lg Optimus S. I had it plugged into my laptop via the USB cable, fell asleep, woke up, and it is in Android System Recovery . I have rebooted numerous times, selected to wipe cache, and selected to apply adcard:update.zip. The last option is to wipe data/factory reset, but I am trying with all my might to avoid that because I have some important text messages that I do not want to lose. Do you have any advice?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    And yes, I am also experimenting with another solution on my S4. If it works, will suggest you do that.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Thanks for the appreciation. I too like helping people to the best of my capacity. I am just concerned about the solution for your problem. As for the payment, we accept only “Thanks!” :)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hey, did you try it?

    For live assistance add this on Gtalk: droidviews@gmail.com

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hey, sorry for the late reply. Connection problem here.

    As for the USB drivers installation problem you need not install it if you already have Kies on your Pc. Just make sure that either Kies or the drivers are installed at a time and Kies is closed while you use Odin.
    Try the Usb drivers from here-http://droidviews.com/2012/android-usb-drivers-samsung-motorola-sony-lg-zte-htc-asus-huawei-acer/

    If you still have problem with it, you can proceed if you Pc can detect the device when it is in Download mode.

    Let me know what happens. Good luck!

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Upon install of Samsung USB drivers (SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v1.5.23.0-retail.exe) … Windows XP reports “the mobile phone is in use. To install normally, you need to remove the device blah blah blah…”

    I’ve tried removing it & kies, removing any portable devices from Device Manager. Restarted laptop and still can’t install.

    I’ve got all the other file ready – Placed Odin on desktop, got UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip sitting on my micro SD card. Just can’t install USB drivers. I’ve got the official ones from Samsung UK for my phone model.

    Arghhhhhhhhh.

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Just read your reply. What amazing help!! Thanks ever so much. When I’m done, and whether your help resolves my issue or not, I’ll be sure to blog and give a link to you.

    If it works, I’d like to pay you!

    I’ll be sure to come back and keep you updated asap. :-)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, the problem is very common and easy to fix by doing a data/factory reset, but what makes it complicated.

    It’s easy to backup the system data too but that requires a live device and root access. Moreover, there is no ADB command way to help with this situation. Here is what I can suggest:

    I presume it is on Android 4.1.2.

    If your device boots up normally, you are on the go, if not try rooting and installing CWM recovery on it. Do not let the device boot, enter recovery and create a backup of the ROM on the extSD. you can then install the following firmware.

    Roting tutorial: http://droidviews.com/2013/root-and-install-cwm-recovery-on-samsung-galaxy-s2-gt-i9100-on-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean/

    Download the same firmware your Galaxy S2 is on. Here is a no wipe firmware that wont delete any data or apps from your device:

    http://www.hotfile.com/dl/202199689/1ab3f8f/I9100XWLSD_I9100O2ULS7_O2U.zip.html

    Install this firmware for O2 (UK) using Odin manually, method is here: http://droidviews.com/2013/samsung-galaxy-s2-gt-i9100-receives-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-firmware-update/

    I, or anyone, cannot guarantee that this method is 100% data loss proof. It’s just a kind of desperate remedy. Good luck!

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    Thanks for the response!!!
    Sorry I should have said… I read your visitors comments and tried that (“wipe cache partition”) as it had been suggested elsewhere – It didn’t work!

    I wondered if there’s a way perhaps via ‘ADT (adt-bundle-windows-x86-20130522)’. I’m no developer but pretty good at understanding how to hack and follow instructions.

    Of course, I know there’s the ‘factory reset’ option, but afraid of loosing pic&vids over 2 years of our very young toddlers growing up.

    Despite me installing Kies and shortcutting backup links etc, my wfie hadn’t done them – I can’t really blame her as I don’t know many non-techies who do back up their mobile.

    In hindsight, I’ve purchased my backup pro etc, but still, I’m stuck with my wife’s scenario.

    Any ideas at all? Is there no way to access the mobile’s hardrive via USB?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Nice! :)

  • pentike

    thanks for this detailed how-to. my dead tablet is back to life! though my data is lost. next time i read your other stuff on how to save data before the system crashes.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm. This reminds me of a similar situation a few days back. Same emotional aspect involved.
    Anyways, in such cases the options are limited. Get into recovery mode and “wipe cache partition” only and reboot the device. In a case like yours, it might work.
    Try and let me know.

  • http://www.efficienate.co.uk/ Small Business Helper

    My wife’s Samsung GS2 GTI9100 (on o2) recently took it upon itself to
    update to Jellybean. A few days later, after working fine, her phone
    rebooted itself and now never boots passed the glowing Samsung logo
    (stays on this screen).

    I know how to get into the Android System
    Recovery – however, I’m worried she’ll lose all our kids
    photos etc. Please advise how I can either 1.backup all the personal
    data and/or 2.how to safely recover from this issue.

    I’ve removed
    and checekd the contents of SDcard and her photo/vids are not there –
    so am 99% certain such data is on the phone somewhere.

    Please Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaassee help.

  • morps2000@gmail.com

    the sounds used to play previously

  • morps2000@gmail.com

    I noticed this about three months ago please

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    and then i gotta take the battery out to use it again

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    nope it didnt work at all, i now got a white line at the bottom of my screen and every time i use the power button it makes squiggly lines..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Okay, you can now try the factory data reset to fix it. If it doesn’t, download a power button replacement app from the Google play.

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    Well it worked… but my power button doesn’t work.

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    Nope to tell you the truth im just a average person who doesnt know none of this. My friend did everything for me. I looked up every way and right now im tryin to downlaod this backup thing.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hmm. Did you back up your ROM after rooting it? If yes, restore it back.

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    alright, i did bit still nothn at al..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then boot the device into recovery mode and wipe data/factory, cache partition and dalvik cache.

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    yes sir it is

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I guess it is not but Is your device is rooted?

  • disqus_Q8LuA8wOnB

    MY phone ZTE engage LT is stuck in a bott loop and i dont know what to. I was tryin to install beat audio thing, and boom a red triangle thing popped up with a dead android lying on the ground. i tried a hard reset and nope, nothing at all. Please help me.

  • Isaiah

    now I can’t access the boot.img or system files that i put onto my sd card, my phone just says it can’t mount emmc

  • http://droidviews.com/ Dhananjay Bhardwaj

    Try another ROM. May be CyanogenMod: http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?device=p999

  • Isaiah

    my lg g2x is stuck in a bootloop, when i try flashing new roms, it gives me an installation aborted message, I also don’t think I have the stock rom backed up. I’m new to the tech scene and really didn’t know what I was doing to begin with. Any suggestions?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Dhananjay Bhardwaj

    Do you have a custom recovery already installed on your device? If yes, then which one?

  • joep hensels

    got a problem, i only see samsung galaxy ace gt-s5380i but cant get into recovery mode can someone please help me? email : joep_046@live.nl skype:joep_046
    please help

  • theliammurphy

    Thank you

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Reboot device in recovery an follow the steps:

    Normally, to boot into recovery turn on your phone and in the Sony Ericsson splash screen (not the boot animation, the first screen) when the LED indicator turns blue, press volume down, then you’ll be in recovery.

  • Pen

    hi, im in bootloop my sony xperia pro keeps flashing the sony logo all over again, i have rooted it and unlocked the boot loader. what should i do?

  • Zeeshan

    By Installing Samsung Kies then Starting Odin & click PDA and selecting N7000DDLSC_N7000ODDLSC_INU file and Mobile will be in downloading mode and connected through USB will work.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Zeeshan

    Yes, I’m able to boot

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Are you able to boot the device in Download Mode by pressing Volume Down+Home+Power keys at the same time for a few seconds?

  • Zeeshan

    Hi!

    My friend have Galaxy Note, He is updating his phone under Setting>AboutDevice>SoftwareUpdate>Update but meanwhile his mobile was switched, So he turn on his phone and his phone was not turning on and stuck on SAMSUNG Logo. And he even tried to open android recovery menu by pressing Power+Menu+SoundUP but unable open an android logo will appear and then it started blinking.
    We went to Samsung Service Center they told that now your device has no android firmware.

    Kindly tell me how can I install unrooted jeallybean firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000).

    Thanks in Advance.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Rokas

    Hello my phone is galaxy ace and its not booting! its rooted and it has a cyanogen mod 10.1 rom.i deleted it and then wanted to restart my phone but it couldnt restart! this is how it looks like when its rebooting :
    Samsung logo appears and the letters slowly spins or something like that then white smokes in the screen strts coming out of the edges and then the samsung logo dissapers and just the black screen :( i tried the method 2 but it didint work its the same :( how to fix my phone? i dont care about data or cache i just want to boot my phone!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    There are many good apps out there. For cloud backup, try Helium App Sync and Backup or G Cloud Backup from Play store.

    For normal backup, see this: http://droidviews.com/2013/backup-apps-contacts-logs-messages-and-settings-without-rooting-your-android-phone/

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Nice to know it helped!
    We do have a guide for rooting i911G but is it for 4.1.2: http://droidviews.com/2013/root-samsung-galaxy-s2-gt-i9100g-on-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-firmware/

    Gingerbread has now become outdated but If I get time, I’ll try to write a good tutorial. Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kayce.westfall Kayce Westfall

    Just in case you were wondering, I tried everything. The only thing that brought it back to life was factory reset. :( But at least it came back… Any recommendations for a good backup ap? Maybe something to the cloud, or dropbox?

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiaodan.guo.7 Xiaodan Guo

    It worked, thank you, i downloaded a Chinese gingerbread firmware, and it worked, thank you very muchhhhh.

    Just you know if I want to root my phone, is there any where I can get the relevant file for my version of phone to root it

    thank you again. Droid views will be my trusted site for future android topics :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiaodan.guo.7 Xiaodan Guo

    Oh, doesn’t sound very good, I will try this and let you know, thank you very much for your link, greatly appreciated your help

  • http://www.facebook.com/kayce.westfall Kayce Westfall

    I am a noob at this stuff… I dont know what flashing is or what kernels are. :) I have removed the battery many times. I have tried to take it through recovery mode to no avail. I have not tried to wipe the cache yet. I have trouble getting it to get to the stock recovery. I did it once though (that’s where the blue text comes up right?) When I plug it onto the computer the computer says “hi” the phone says “duhhhhh”. (That’s how my brother in law the computer guy explained it to me). The phone has no idea its even connected.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You made a big mistake while rooting by installing a wrong file. That guidee was only for GT-I9100. Your recovery has corrupted and therefore you are not able to enter it.

    Anyways, install this firmware: http://www.hotfile.com/dl/198312898/bec3de7/I9100GXXLSR_I9100GDBTLS1_DBT.zip.html

    And use this guide: http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

    It will fix your phone hopefully.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, you can. Just use the tutorial I gave you link and install new firmware via download mode. It’ll be fine again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiaodan.guo.7 Xiaodan Guo

    Thank you very much for reponses. sorry I forgot to mentioned I have Galaxy S2 It’s a unrooted phone, can I still just re download a firmware, would it allow me to, sorry I am a bit new to this

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Your recovery is corrupted. Since you mentioned Download mode, you must have a Galaxy phone. Download a firmware for your device and install it. Your problem will be solved.

    Here is a link with firmwar link and tutorial: http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

  • http://www.facebook.com/xiaodan.guo.7 Xiaodan Guo

    Hey, My phone got bootloop just after I install the CWM and phone couldn’t reboot anymore. I can access the download mode, but not the recovery mode, since it’s an unrooted phone, I am not sure what to do now to restore the phone.

    thank you very much for your suggestions

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    First try this:
    Boot device into reocvery and wipe cache partition. Follow these steps-

    Power Down your device
    Hold volume + and – button then
    hit the power button.
    Using the volume rocker go to Recovery Mode
    Hit
    Power button to select

    an error screen will be shown then

    press the power and volume up button to boot into stock
    recovery
    Hope it helps.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi. does your device has an unlocked bootloader?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Kayce, it’s really difficult situation you have fell into. Usually, I would have recommended you to just do a data factory reset but being a father of a new born myself, I can understand the emotional side of the problem too.

    As I am writing this, I can’t guarantee that it is a 100% proof method but it is the safest I can thing about now. Since you did not flash any custom Kernel or ROM before getting into the situation, there are chances that you can boot the device by removing the phone’s battery and placing it back after 30 seconds or so. When it is turned of, press the power button. Try it again and again for 10-15 times.

    If the above method does not work, you can try flashing the 4.2.2 factory image without using the system wipe commands. Here is the link to firmware: https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aosp/mysid-jdq39-factory-e365033f.tgz

    And here is the tutorial for updating: http://droidviews.com/2012/galaxy-nexus-guide-flash-jelly-bean-4-2-1-factory-image/

  • http://www.facebook.com/kayce.westfall Kayce Westfall

    HI. I have a Galaxy Nexus. I opened a game, and my phone rebooted. Now I am stuck on a boot loop. I don’t want to factory reset because I have TONS of pics and videos of my newborn on it. I hate to erase them! Is there any way to save them? (This phone has no removable memory) I can’t seem to find anyone who can help. I have only 5 days before Verizon wants this phone back to trade in… Please tell me the pics aren’t gone for good! (Plugging into the computer doesn’t recognize phone.) They said they think it might have crashed while installing JB… I had ICS. Thoughts?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Pull out the battery, place it back and then follow Method 1 from above.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkhattak4361 Danish A. Khattak

    i have samsung galaxy s3(gt-i9300xxella) brought from saudi arabia. my friend rooted it and flashed a custom rom..i didnt like that cuz it had some problems so i flashed stock rom on my phone using odin and now when i rebooted it shows samsung logo over and over again… and in recovery mode the android has an exclamation sign?? what to do now

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Disconnect cable, pull out battery, put it back and try again. What phone do you have?

  • Debasis Patra

    Please Need Help Urgently

    Guys Recently i have updated with my phone with latest Jellybean 4.1.2.
    Then i have rooted my phone and install CWM via play store restart the
    phone and installed Cyanogenmod. Now my phone is having problem Internal
    memory is not shown and not be formatted its shown blank storage Sd
    card also not showing. I have started flashed the stock rom with odin
    still its stuck at NAND Write Start. Please Help me …

  • Debasis Patra

    Guys
    Recently i have updated with my phone with latest Jellybean 4.1.2. Then
    i have rooted my phone and install CWM via play store restart the phone
    and installed Cyanogenmod. Now my phone is having problem Internal
    memory is not shown and not be formatted its shown blank storage Sd card
    also not showing. I have started flashed the stock rom with odin still
    its stuck at NAND Write Start. Please Help me .

  • Nishant Rai

    How about Jtag recovery

  • Siddhant Sethia

    its done. working now.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, the .pit method is often used to revive a soft-bricked device. Since normal Odin method is not working for you, the pit procedure might help you. Also the emmc brick bug is a firmware based issue and was found on the early releases of ICS firmwares for Galaxy Note. The problem has been fixed in the latest JB. Once you phone is recovered, immediately install the latest JB ROM on it-

    http://droidviews.com/2013/update-samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n7000-to-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-official-firmware/

  • Nishant Rai

    My note n7000 froze after a factory rest on stock ics and now wont boot up just stuck at the initial samsung and phone name logo i tried to flash stock rom through odin but i wont go its stuck at the factoryfs.img whichever stock rom version i use i searched on the net about n7000 and found that many people had emmc brick when doing factory reset and similar symptoms as mine and they used the pit method to repartition bad sectors and partitions away and it did the trick too for them but i currently am scared to try it out now and the people at samsung service centre if cant be recovered via software then they say that to change the motherboard costing a hell lot so what should i do now should i just give the pit a try cause i am sure thier method of flashing rom wont work i have tried all roms and they wont try the jtag method to recover it just change it PLEASE HELP ME I AM DOOMED

  • http://www.facebook.com/nipin.sreekumar Nipin Sreekumar

    It was advice to change the mode from safe mode to root access mode ryt? I did the same but the mode was not changing. When tried again the whole app crashed and had to uninstall it.. Any other option ?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Sorry, but I am unable to understand what you mean to say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nipin.sreekumar Nipin Sreekumar

    Tried installing cm 10 file manager and followed the steps but unfortunately its not changing. Even if I change the option it goes back to safe mode, wen I tried again the app crashed.. Closed unexpectedly that was the result.wt todo now ?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try the steps given under method 1. For the memory card detection issue, look for our tutorial here: http://droidviews.com/tag/tips-and-tricks/

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • http://www.facebook.com/nipin.sreekumar Nipin Sreekumar

    The reason why i had to root my phone was coz it was getting rebooted coz f no reason and was getting freezed. do u think rooting my phone and changing the rom will help me. Also my sd card znt getting recognized even though the files in it are scanned while running antivirus.. any fix

  • http://www.facebook.com/nipin.sreekumar Nipin Sreekumar

    can u suggest a good rom for my galaxy s 3 . all i want is good battery backup and stable wifi.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I believe it will fix your problem but I am always here to help if any complications occur. Cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/Sarnizzzle Ed

    thanks for the speedy reply! im just about to get off of work but i will try it as soon as i get home, and let you know what happens

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • http://twitter.com/Sarnizzzle Ed

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, and it has CWM however I have found myself in a vibration boot loop, and cannot access the recovery menu before the phone repeats the bootloop. any suggestions? is there a way to flash the phones firmware through the computer instead of using the onboard recovery menu?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, sorry for the late reply!

    Seems you have installed wrong root package or made some mistake in following the installation instructions. I do not think that factory reset will help. However, since you have not flashed a custom Kernel fact. reset might work. Another possible option is to flash stock ROM back.
    Download these:

    Programs to convert and flash firmware: http://www.mediafire.com/?l9vaai8eurzw59p

    Device drivers: http://droidviews.com/2012/android-usb-drivers-samsung-motorola-sony-lg-zte-htc-asus-huawei-acer/

    Quick steps to install:

    Install phone drivers

    Install msxml.msi

    Disable antivirus software

    If the file you downloaded ends in KDZ (torrents), skip to step 12

    Open UpTestEX_mod2_marwin.exe

    Wait for the program to open

    Look for “Encrypt cab file to kdz file”

    Click the folder icon

    Choose the location of the cab you downloaded for MS770 firmware

    Encrypt cab -> kdz Program will freeze up. DO NOT EXIT until program says Done!!! Otherwise it won’t finish converting.

    Close program

    Open KDZ_FW_UPD.exe

    Choose “Type”

    Choose in “Phonemode”: Emergency

    Click the folder icon and choose the kdz file that UpTestEX_mod2_marwin.exe just made.

    Click Launch software update and enjoy!

  • Dersaun James

    i have the lg motion, i rooted my phone and everything was fine. It worked perfectly but then i decided to restart it since i just rooted it and boom, it got stuck in a bootloop. but there was a message under the lg logo saying security error, morning call cannot be verififed. Can you help me out cuz my phone does not have a recovery with many options. All it says is factory reset. I have the original firmware can you help.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What phone do you have and why did your phone went into bootloop?

  • hoho silvestre

    method 1 didnt work :( please help me

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Do not worry, it’ll be fixed.
    Did you try the method 1 given above?
    I know it will not help in this case, yet try it first. And device you have exactly- i9080 or i9082?

  • Siddhant Sethia

    Please help me i have samsung galaxy grand. i flashed a zip file from sd card after rooting phone. then wen i rebooted the phone samsung logo kept on repeating. plz help.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Is your phone rooted and has CWM?

  • salah danial

    me too i have the same problem and i dont have any solutions till now

  • http://www.facebook.com/mauricephoenix Maurice Phoenix BSc Hons

    i just change the font using ifont and i think i forgot to change something from the ifont option. now my phone lenovo p700i stuck at the logo. try went to android recovery thing wipe phone also cache doesnt help. Please help!

  • salah danial

    ok thank you.i wil try it

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Look, I am a Samsung specialist. Your phone is too old that it is hard to find a firmware file for it. I just looked for it but did not find any. I would just suggest wiping data factory and cache partition again and again. It’s only help for now.

  • salah danial

    pls,help me………..

  • salah danial

    how to download a new firmware

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then download a new firmware and install it.

  • salah danial

    i tried it nothing new it went back to bootloop

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It means you do not have CWM. Anyways follow Method 1.

  • salah danial

    reboot,wipe data,install update zip from sd card,wipe cache

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then tell me what options do you have there?

  • salah danial

    i dont have advanced option on my cwm

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Good. go to CWM recovery and you find those options. Use Method 2 from above.

  • salah danial

    i dont think that but i can go to clockworkmod by pressing on power and volume up and camera button

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Have you installed ClockworkMod recovery while rooting the phone?

  • salah danial

    where is mounts and storage in my mobile 2.1

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Pull out the battery, boot in cwm recovery and wipe data factory reset, cache partition. go to mounts and storage and wipe: data, system and cache. reboot the phone. If you have backed up your ROM, restore it.

  • salah danial

    I have xt502 motorola 2.1 and when i was changing the font using rom toolbox it went into soft bootloop and i dont know know what to do pls help m?????

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Restart your device holding down the ‘power’ & ‘volume up’ keys to boot into recovery mode and follow the instruction given above.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1481151776 Jesus Chacon

    What do you do when you have not a backup? I have a huawei ascend Y200 and I don’t have backup or something else :( android 2.3… I’m on Boot Loop Soft Brick :( please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    In that case, you will have to do it using ADB: run ‘adb reboot bootloader’ or ‘adb reboot recovery’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.htc Dennis Htc

    So what do you do when you don’t have a removable battery like with HTC One or Sony Xperia Z?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Flash the ROM file.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roskialexis.arrabaca Roski Alexis Arrabaca

    I already tried the method to escape from the bootloop but still my phone won’t open…what will I do please help me….

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    stock ROM doesn’t have Recovery Mode. Try flashing the Jelly Bean again.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    They might be talking about CWM recovery. You have to enter the Stock Android Recovery.

    Anyways, try this: Turn on the phone and keep pressing (not pressed) the volume up key.

  • disqus_Baq14BvqjT

    I try it and it didn’t work

    not seeing the purple light at all

    umm read other blog that said that recovery has to be install first before your able to enter it??

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    turn off the device-then turn on, when the phone vibrates+Sony logo+phone vibrates, and LED turns purple, press and hold the Vol-Up key. You should enter recovery mode. You can then wipe the data factory reset, let me know about the developments.

  • disqus_Baq14BvqjT

    hi i updated my sony xperia tl (not rooted) to jelly bean and now is stuck in the boot loop.
    I can’t get to the recovery mode as will any subjections?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yea, these bugs are there. I will be back soon with a good rom for Ace i when I get a phone to test. You can go back to the official firmware: http://www.hotfile.com/dl/186272746/2bb61d0/S5830IXXLK3_S5830IODDLK1_INU.zip.html
    download this and let me nkow what files are inside the zip. Is there a single file , or more. Then I will tell you how to install it.

  • Rohan Jagga

    i hav intalled jelly blast custom rom in my “Samsung galaxy ace GT-s5830i”. it installed successfully but with some problems,.

    1st problem is that i am unable to dial n receiving the call n it showing that network is not available. IMEI no. has lost.

    2nd prob is that it is not detecting the ear phones.

    please tell me the solution to resolve this problem or tell me that how can i go back to the gingerbread os.

    i am taking too much tension regarding these problem.. please help me.

    thnx

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Describe your problem in detail so that we might understand the situation and forward a fix.

  • Jeremy

    my phone has been bootloop. I already did all method but it doesn’t work

  • anshu

    heyy i dne it thnks …

  • anshu

    m inch way to njoy jelly bean

  • anshu

    now andriod procees ,acore omacp .. help me

  • anshu

    everthng frreedge no apllication running weather goole plz help .. i geeting dis message n dis message freedge my cell

  • anshu

    has stoped memo so many error message i got ..

  • anshu

    wen i install jelly bean dey said a annoyng message badge provider

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    No, once rooted, you will have to download and install the update manually. You can install it here: http://droidviews.com/2013/update-samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n7000-to-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-official-firmware/

  • anshu

    will this solve m,y prob and also wen official release cme here den can i download it…via ota or kies..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then use this method: http://droidviews.com/2012/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n7000-on-ics-any-version/

    Pull out the battery, then put it back and enter download mode and follow the instructions.

  • anshu

    no .. dats y i m facing dis problem:( can i installed dis update on my phne ……

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • anshu

    problem still make me crazy.. i hv no idea wat to do :(

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    In that case, you will have to install the 4.1.2 firmware again. And then use method 3 on the rooting tutorial.

    http://droidviews.com/2013/update-samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n7000-to-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean-official-firmware/

  • anshu

    i foolowed method 1 but no results ..;(

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I told you to follow only the Method 1. Anyways, go back and reboot phone.

  • anshu

    sir i do but wen i mgoing into mount and storage no wipe data option available.. mount n unmount option is there.. wat do i do

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Om, I will say “NO”.
    First of all you have not mentioned what phone you have but since you mentioned Download Mode, it must be a Samsung Galaxy. Anyways, here is the general rule: pull out the battery and wait for 5 minutes (even 1 min. is enough). Reinsert the battery and then try to enter the recovery. I am much used to such things and do it daily but sometimes I fail to enter recovery in the first attempt. It depends on the timing how you press and release the required keys. If you have a Samsung phone and you have a stock firmware on your computer I would recommend booting into Download mode as it is much easier. Then flash the stock firmware.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammy.aum Om Mahajan

    I flashed my cell with CM10. After that somehow I wasnt satisfied with Recovery mode it had. ( I know thats foolish but still) So I tried to install Clockwork Mode Recovery. There we go. Phone is in Boot Loop now. Keeps displaying CM10 logo. Nothing is working. Not even going in Recovery mode/Download mode. Please Help. Do I bricked my cell?? Say No :P