How To Resolve Android Boot Loop On All Samsung Galaxy Smartphones? (Updated)

Most of you might have experienced this while rooting, updating or flashing your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, the Android Boot Loop. This is a common Android firmware glitch which throws your phone into endless switching ON and OFF boot loop. Please follow the below given simple steps to resolve the Android Boot Loop issue on your favorite Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone.

Please note that this article is updated frequently with tips to resolve the boot loop issue. This method is compatible on all Android firmware versions like Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, Android Jelly Bean 4.1, Android KitKat 4.4, Android Lollipop 5.0 - 5.1.1, Android Marshmallow 6.0, Android Nougat 7.0, Android Oreo 8, Android Pie 9, Android 10, Android 11 and Android 12.

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What is an Android boot loop?

Boot Loop occurs when there is a change or damage to the Galaxy Android Smartphone's hardware/software which prevents it from a successful boot. When you turn on the Galaxy Smartphone it fails to finish it’s booting procedure and it will enter a loop which means that the booting sequence will run continuously and repeatedly in an endless loop until the battery is dead.

Symptoms and causes of Android Boot Loop

  • This normally occur after rooting, flashing, custom ROM installation etc.
  • Galaxy Smartphone will not normally boot, it will be stuck up on the Samsung Logo for an indefinite period of time.
  • Galaxy Smartphone will not enter into home menu.
  • Galaxy Smartphone will be stuck up on the manufacturer logo.
  • Galaxy Smartphone stuck up in the phone model number screen.
  • Galaxy Smartphone switching ON and OFF continuously.

If your Samsung Android Smartphone is having any of the above symptoms you can confirm that it is in Android Boot Loop.

Steps to Resolve Android Boot Loop On Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

To resolve the boot loop you may need to wipe cache partition on your Galaxy Smartphone. For that you need to enter into the Android Recovery mode. There are two different methods are available.

Solution 1 - Wiping Cache Partition To Resolve Android Boot Loop ( On Stock ROM )

How to Wipe Cache Partition For Newer Galaxy Smartphones

1. First you need to switch off your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone and enter it into Android "Recovery Mode" by pressing and holding the "Vol Up" button and the "Power" button at the same time. For Android 10, Android 11 and Android 12 or newer version phones you may need to connect the USB cable to your computer during this time.

For detailed steps on devices with One UI please follow the below links;

How to Wipe Cache Partition For Older Galaxy Smartphones

To enter your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone in Android Recovery Mode press and hold the "Home"+"Power"+"Volume Up" buttons, and release the power button once you see your phone model number on the screen while holding the other buttons, now you will be entered into Android Recovery Mode. Please check the below image for reference. For smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8 there is no physical "Home" button so press and hold "Power"+"Vol Up" buttons.

Even if your phone is switching "On" and "Off" you can do the same procedure.

If your phone is not allowing you to enter into the recovery mode please try the below tutorial;

2. Once you are in recovery mode you will see a similar screen like in the screen shots given below;

Recovery Menu Type 1

Recovery Menu Type 2

3. Now in the Android Recovery Mode to resolve the Android Boot Loop on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone select the option "wipe cache partition". You can use the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons to scroll and "Power" button to confirm the action.

4. Once you are done with it use the "reboot system now" option from the recovery mode main menu to restart the phone.

Solution 2 - Wiping Dalvik Cache On Custom ROM To Resolve Android Boot Loop

If the issue is not resolved by "method 1" then you can do the below given step to resolve the Android Boot Loop on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone. But this method can be done on custom ROMs only.

1. Please refer the Recovery Menu Type 1 screen shot given above. In the main recovery mode menu please select the option "advanced" and select “Wipe Dalvik Cache

2. Now go to recovery mode main menu and select the option "reboot system now".

That's it...The Android Boot Loop issue will be resolved by now.

Solution 3 - Hard Resetting To Resolve Android Boot Loop

If the issue is still not resolved even by method 3 then you can try this method. Please note that all the data on your phone will be erased once you perform this procedure, so kindly make a backup of all your device data before proceeding.

1. Enter your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone into the Android recovery mode.

2. Once you are in Android recovery mode select the option "wipe data/factory reset" and confirm the action in the next step.

3. Now go to the recovery mode main menu and select the option "reboot system now" and your device will be restarted and will boot up successfully.

You may also try Stock ROM installation which is allowed for older firmware versions. Newer version firmware will not allow you to downgrade to a binary lower than the current one.

By doing all the steps above or some of it will help you to resolve the Android Boot Loop issue on your Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphone. If it's still not resolved, most probably the issue you are facing is may be due to a hardware malfunction, so please contact the nearest Samsung service center for further help.

If you are still not able to resolve the bootloop issue try the below tutorial. In that tutorial please go to the method-2;

Compatible Galaxy models for this tutorial

This method is compatible on all Galaxy Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung Galaxy M30s, Samsung Galaxy M30, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy C3, Samsung Galaxy C5, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos, Samsung Galaxy On5, Samsung Galaxy On7, Samsung Galaxy On8, Samsung Galaxy A7, Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A3, Samsung Galaxy E5, Samsung Galaxy E7, Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H, SM-G900R4, SM-G900V, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo SM-N7500, SM-N7502, SM-N7505, Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo GT-I9060, Samsung Galaxy Win Pro SM-G3812, Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 GT-S7582, Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus GT-S7580, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 SM-G7100, SM-G7102, Samsung Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7260, GT-S7262, Samsung Galaxy Express 2 SM-G3815, Samsung Galaxy Round SM-G9105, Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite GT-S7390, GT-S7392, Samsung Galaxy Light SGH-T399, Samsung Galaxy Core Plus SM-G3500, SM-G3502, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 GT-S7270, GT-S7272 Dual SIM, GT-S7275 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9000, SM-N9002, SM-N9005, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190, I9195, I9192, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C1010, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo GT-S5310, GT-S5312, Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280, GT-S5282, GT-S5283, Samsung Galaxy Core GT-S8262, GT-i8262D, Samsung Galaxy Y Plus GT-S5303, Samsung Galaxy Win GT-I8550, Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552, Samsung Galaxy Mega GT-I9150, GT-I9152, GT-I9200, GT-I9205, Samsung Galaxy Fame GT-S6810, GT-S6810P, Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, GT-I9505, GT-I9506, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710, Samsung Galaxy Young GT-S6310, GT-S6312, Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9080, GT-I9082, Samsung Galaxy S II Plus GT-I9105, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus GT-S5301, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini GT-I8190, Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro SGH-I547, Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE SGH-i547C, Samsung Galaxy ExpressnSGH-I437, Samsung Galaxy Rush, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy Reverb, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE SPH-L300, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos GT-S5302, Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562, Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7568, Samsung Galaxy Trend II Duos GT-S7572, Samsung Galaxy Trend S7560M, Samsung Galaxy Stellar SCH-I200, Samsung Galaxy Ch@t GT-B5330, Samsung Galaxy Appeal SGH-I827, Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300, I9305, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy S II Lite , Samsung Galaxy Rugby GT-S5690M, Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300, Samsung Galaxy Rugby St SGH-i847, Samsung Galaxy Beam i8530, Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS GT-S6102, Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 GT-I8160, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 x GT-S7560M, Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500, Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos GT-B5510, GT-B5512, Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Stratosphere, Samsung Galaxy XCover S5690, Samsung Galaxy Precedent, Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360, Samsung Galaxy M, Samsung Galaxy W I8150, Samsung Exhibit II 4G SGH-T679, Samsung Galaxy R I9103, Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-i9001, Samsung Galaxy Z, Samsung Exhibit 4G SGH-T759, Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung Galaxy Neo, Samsung Galaxy Pro, Samsung Galaxy Prevail SPH-M820, Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570, Samsung Galaxy Next, Samsung Galaxy Pop, Samsung Galaxy Gio GT-S5660, Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003, Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670, Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830, GT-S5830i, Samsung Galaxy Cooper GT-S5830, Samsung Galaxy K, Samsung Galaxy 551, Samsung Galaxy U, Samsung Galaxy 5, Samsung Galaxy Europa, Samsung Galaxy 550, Samsung Galaxy 3, Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Fascinate, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Mesmeriz, Samsung Galaxy Spica GT-I5700 and Samsung Galaxy Portal.

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#201 Thomas 2021-01-09 03:25
Even after reinstalling the firmware and doing the above steps, if you are still stuck in boot loop, then please visit your nearest Samsung Service Center as this maybe a hardware complaint.
#200 Jamil 2021-01-08 08:26
Hi it is A10 stuck in boot loop. I followed every step. It is not going in hard reset boot mode
#199 Phone Expert 2020-09-16 14:49
No, only the cache
#198 Thomas 2020-05-27 03:25
#197 sya 2020-05-26 21:52
will wipe cache partition cause me to lose my phone data?
#196 Thomas 2020-05-14 07:07
Did you tried installing the official stock rom as mentioned here. If not please try it.
#195 Diezel 2020-05-13 07:44
I tried to root my samsung a30 but it failed ,now my phone keeps switching on and off on its own and shows a message saying that it is not running Samsung's official firmware pls help??
#194 Kamarano the sierra 2020-04-05 11:20
Change the battery and do it again
#193 Thomas 2020-03-03 03:20
Try the above steps couple of times and wait for sometime (it can even take more than 30min in some cases) to boot up. If still not resolved, contact Samsung authorized service center.
#192 Ian 2020-03-02 15:02
My note 9 is in bootloop. Already managed to enter recovery mode, tried wiping cache and reboot, the screen goes to the charging screen and nothing else can be done. Unplugged charger, and replug, managed to enter recovery mode, wiped to factory, and reboot, it blacked out n went back to the charging screen. Reckon its a motherboard failure?
#191 Thomas 2019-11-05 02:54
Please try this;

Also google the methods for entering recovery mode on your note9 if you are still not able to enter into recovery mode. Once in recovery mode please perform the above steps.
#190 Mohd Rob 2019-11-04 12:04
I have galaxy note 9 (sm-N960F), I tried to root it with three different methods and it didn't work. the third method included a CF auto root. the phone is since yesterday stuck on the Samsung logo screen. I tried the power button with the volume down but it only restarts the phone and gets stuck in the same spot all over. what is the solution plz and I need a safe way to root it properly!
#189 Thomas 2019-07-25 06:41
If you are sure that you did all the above steps correctly, then there is none left. Now the only solution is to submit your phone to the nearest Samsung Service Center. It maybe a hardware issue.
#188 muluwel 2019-07-25 03:48
I have sumsung s5 galaxy, which is on boot loop. I have tried the steps i.e. wipe catche partitin, wipe data/factory restet. but still not solved. would you please recommend me another option

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