You can try the traditional method of going to the app tray and dragging the icon to the Uninstall/Remove area, but you have a limited amount of time before Koler resurfaces. To keep safe from such auto-download/install attacks on Android keep 'Unknown Sources' disabled and stick to trusted sources. Tap the 'All Apps' button once the installation is complete and then tap the 'Startup Manager' icon. Tap the blue button next to the application you wish to disable. Once an application is disabled, it does not start when your device boots. Tap 'Disable All' to disable all applications from starting when the device boots.
Many Android applications that run in the background start up at the same time that your device boots. This can lead to sluggish performance and longer boot times, which is annoying if you urgently need to use one of the Android functions. While uninstalling applications can free up resources, it is also possible to disable some apps until you need them again. To do this, a free application that enables you to manage startup programs is required. Once you disable a startup application, it is still present on your device but has to be launched manually if you want to use it. This saves you the cost of downloading the app again and enables your device to boot faster.
“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. 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 Fixing Bootloop on Android Devices Method 1: 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: • Pull out the the battery of your phone, wait for about 30 seconds and reinsert it to its place. • 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. • In the Android System Recovery, scroll down to “wipe cache partition”. option using the volume rockers and select it using the power key. • When you have wiped the data/factory, go back to the main menu and reboot the device by “reboot system now”option. • 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: • Pull out the battery, reinsert it after 30 seconds and boot the device into CWM Recovery: Volume Up+ Home + Power keys simultaneously. • Go to “Advanced” • Choose “Wipe dalvik-cache” • Now go to “Mounts & Storage” • Choose “Wipe /cache” • Reboot your phone The bootloop should be gone now. If it still persists, do this.
• Boot the phone again into CWM Recovery • Now go to “Mounts & Storage” • Choose “Wipe /data” • Choose “Wipe /cache” • 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. Hi Rakesh, I got to this page but still can’t solve my problem, let’s see if you can help me: My phone is a HTC M9, unlocked, running stock ROM. I was using the phone and suddenly it restarted and kept restarting in a loop. – I tried pressing Power + Volume Up and it enters on a screen showing me the options: – Reboot, Reboot to Bootloader, Boot to Download mode, Boot to Recovery Mode, Power off.
I’ve tried all the options but it kept in a restart loop. When I try “Boot to recovery Mode” it jumps to a gray HTC logo and keeps in a boot loop. I can’t get access to the wipe cache option since I can’t manage to enter Recovery mode. I have now downloaded the adb but my pc doesn’t recognize the mobile, not even when I manage to stop the rebooting by entering on the screen with the options above mentioned. Thanks a lot •. It’s my nephew’s “netbook”, it’s basically a laptop that runs the Android Kitkat OS. You turn it on and it goes through it’s boot process and after that it gets to a black screen and occasionally says “Unfortunately, Google has stopped working” or something, over and over again.
There is a reset pinhole I’ve hit a few times too. But there’s no volume button, the home+power method doesnt work to get to the recovery screen, there’s no disc drive, and I can’t get to the recovery screen in order to load anything from usb. Hello all, if anyone could give me some advice on how to get out of a force close bootloop, that’d be awesome, so what happened was I rooted a galaxy s4(verizon) and so far so good then I tried deleting some bloatware, NFL,Amazon, IMDB, etc and right after I got the com.amazon.fv has stopped error, I rebooted it and now it will boot up but will heat up and the restart itself after trying to use it for a few minutes, I haven’t flashed any roms or anything crazy all I did was remove some bloatware •. I don’t have a flashing rom issue but i am getting desperate so hope it’s not a problem asking for assistance. I am having a bootloop issue with my LG L70 d-320n. After a fall that badly damaged the touch screen, my phone is stuck in bootloop and i can’t get past the logo screen.
I tried entering the factory menu by pressing the appropriate buttons but there is no response. The main problem is that as soon i insert the battery back to the device it starts automatically without pressing any buttons and then won’t stop bootlooping.
I have also tried connecting the phone with the computer and i’ve seen some some sort of a response. Twice i got past the first logo screen but then it failed to continue and a few other times the device for a few seconds was recognised by the pc. I am not looking for a permanent solution to the problem, i just really want to turn on the device and save a quite big amount of pictures i have stored in the phone memory. My main issue is how to make the device stop from restarting automatically the moment i insert the battery. The same problem has happened to me in the past with the same device but i could always turn it off and then restart. I would be eternally grateful if you could assist me in any way to recover my pictures.
I got a A8 plus that was a gift from my aunt and used it normally, the download a app to check for trojan and says that have one, so I try to fix it and send me to download kingroot to remove the virus. I did that and after that everything was fine, but then I was going to turn the phone and by mistake pressed reboot the phone had he been stuck in a boot loop for 3 days and can’t do anything to fix it. I try the above methods that where available for the phone, but it doesn’t work is still stuck in the boot. What can I do? Rakesh you are too buzy in this site I am prety sure you can help me.
So I have Gelaxy grand prim SM-G530H it was hanging and I restored after restore it was ask me something update but I did not readed so I performed update in the middle of update i switched off for some reason so now i want to open it it is not opening now.then I want to restored hard reset I mean from shutoff + valoum + home butten but its still not working its comeing black screen. So what I need to do now Please help me. If anyone have solution pllease send me in this email •.
Hi evryone I hope you all is doing well.so I have Gelaxy grand prim SM-G530H it was hanging and I restored after restore it was ask me something update but I did not readed so I performed update in the middle of update i switched off for some reason so now i want to open it it is not opening now.then I want to restored hard reset I mean from shutoff + valoum + home butten but its still not working its comeing black screen. So what I need to do now Please help me. If anyone have solution pllease send me in this email •. Can anyone help I was trying to root my phone with no computer and I downloaded a file after that I put my phone into recovery mode but I did something wrong I forgot what I pressed but the red triangle animation came up I was worried and removed the battery now its stuck in a bootloop ive tried everything but it just shows the Samsung galaxy j5 logo then after a couple mins it vibrates and goes black and back to the logo again pls help!! I’m 13 so I cant just get a new phone and my parents are gonna kill me PLEASE HELP ME (my phone is a Samsung galaxy j5) •. I just flashed philz recovery in my phone, and after that it is continuously rebooting till the battery lasts. When i tries to flash stock ROM it shows com port error in all computers (tried in more than 7 COMPUTERS).
And the last bad thing, it is not booting in recovery mode. Please help me, here in Andheri (w) mumbai no one is able to solve this issue. Some technician are instructing i have to change the IC (integrated circuit) and some are saying to change the complete motherboard. Service centper guys have told to change the IC costs around (1400INR). I think i can get this for 1500 on olx.
Im confused what to do. It is of my friends phone.
Please give me suggestion if anyone have any. Hello Rakesh, This is very good Solutions you have posted.
I’ve been Googling for almost 3 days and this are far more best solutions. I was using OMEGA V24 rom flawlessly. And one day I saw another omega rom on AOKP based. So as I was so happy with stock based rom i Went to try it but in horror it turns out with log of bugs. So I return for my orignal Stock based omega rom.
Download Free Quicken 2002 Basic Updates Downloads more. But now boooot loooop always. Things i searched on net and done but no use -wiped partition catch -wiped dalvik catch -wipe catch from mount option -wipe data from mount option -fixing permission these was not done at all at once.
Just one by one. Even installed stock rom and rooted it. Even installed OMNI Rom.
Both was working fine. As read somewhere installed philz touch recovery for omega compatibility.
Installed cwm latest recovery. As i read somewhere wait for atlease 5-10 mins cuz it might take time for first boot. So I am waiting even 15-20 mins. After doing this options but still there I hope you give me something new to fix this •. Had also this bootloop issue on my Galaxy S3 mini. Tried all what was recommended on this and other pages but did not solve the issue.
Now I can share my own solution that worked out. Service Advisor Keygenguru. You should consider if the battery is bad. In my case I supplied the phone by battery plus external lab power supply and surprisingly, the crash did not happen any more.
After a trial period, I renewed the battery and the issue disappeared. Possible explanation: If the battery is bad, the supply voltage might reach a critical value that prevents the application processor from successfully boot. This AP requires for boot higher current consumption and lower the voltage. You end up in a possible bootloop. Hope this helps and fix also some phones that still see this issue •. I have almost 40 years with computers (yes – I am old) but it is bigger IBM stuff. Know very little about Android.
I have a rooted Nexus 7 2nd Gen that I was going to update with the Nexus Root Toolkit (a great tool by the way.) As always, 1st you backup and I do it twice with the ADB in the toolkit and with Titanium Backup. In a rush, I grabbed my Nexus from the coffee table, attached it and started the backup as we left to eat. Then on return, I wanted to copy over the Titanium Backup to my PC – but it was not there. Tried several things but nothing worked. So I rebooted out of developer tools USB mode to see what was happening – and was bricked. Could not figure out what happened – until my wife went looking for my old Nexus 7 1st gen that she had laid on the coffee table.
You guessed it – I had picked up the wrong Nexus and somehow downloaded a 2nd Gen ROM to a 1st Gen. Worked with it for several days and nothing seemed to help – and I guess mostly since I was not in the proper USB mode. I could get to the default recovery screen and that was it. Nothing would load. Finally, just trying anything, I had the Tools load TWRP customer recovery – and suddenly I had some life and TWRP. Using TWRP (blindly I may add since I had never used it before), I wiped the cache, ROM, factory reset, etc.
Then with fingers crossed, reloaded factory ROM and – Igor said “it’s alive master, its alive”. Took a few days to put it all the apps back together but I had my old Nexus back. Lesson here is if all else fails, try installing TWRP or maybe Clockwork Mod and see if that gives you a window into recovery. Once you recover, you can delete the custom recovery. That doesnt work. I cant get the computer to see it without it being booted, so even restoring a rom ISNT possible factory reset fails. All it does is first attempt, boot tone halts phone freezes.
Reset battery, it will do one boot loop then back to load song cutting out and freezing. I never rooted it or messed with the rom. This phone is just apparently and asshole. Any other things to try?
Or just throw it into traffic where it belongs, worst phone ever, complete junk, but unfortunately, i NEED it. And ofcourse just going out to buy a new one isnt possible since im friggen broke thanks to car repairs •.
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!! 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. 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. 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. 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!!! 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 appwhat 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 happenis it will install the font package and after then asks for rebootthe 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 isFirst do factory reset and wipe cache if it works then goodotherwise just flash it with compatible firmware.enjoy. 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, 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? 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? 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. 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. 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. 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 188.8.131.52 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.
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 •. 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?
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: 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: •. 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!! 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 •. 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. I install samsung USB driver and it work. 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?
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. 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!!! 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. Hi, Yes CWM is installed.
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. 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.
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-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.
Upon install of Samsung USB drivers (SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones_v184.108.40.206-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. 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: 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: Install this firmware for O2 (UK) using Odin manually, method is here: I, or anyone, cannot guarantee that this method is 100% data loss proof. It’s just a kind of desperate remedy. 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-x2)’. 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? 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. 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. 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!
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. 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: And here is the tutorial for updating: •. 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. 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: Device drivers: 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! 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. 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.