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How Can You Fix Android Boot Loop Issue without Data Loss?

Do you know Android boot loop problem? Have you ever experienced this issue? Do you know how to fix bootloop without losing data? If you want to know the answers, please read this article now.

Part 1: What Is Android Boot Loop Issue?

If you are an Android device user, you may encounter this issue: Android boot loop, or bootloop Android. When this issue occurs, your Android device can switch on itself when you turn the device off manually. In this situation, your Android device may be stuck in the boot loop Android.

When you are facing this issue, you may be confused: why it happens? In fact, this issue can be caused by many reasons. Some of you think this problem only happens on the rooted Android. But it is not the act, it can also happen on an Android device with the original software, ROM, and firmware.

If you are using a rooted phone, the new ROM or customized firmware may be not compatible with the device's hardware or existing software. Thus, Android boot loop issue occurs.

However, this issue also happens even you are using an unrooted Android phone. When a new Android version is released, you will update your Android device to enjoy its latest features. If your device's software can't communicate with the system files successfully during the startup process, this Android boot loop glitch may arise.

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You may discover some of your important files are lost after you update your Android phone. To recover the lost Android in this situation, you can use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android. Please see the detailed introduction in this previous post: Lost Files After Android Update: Here Are Steps to Recover Them. Here, you can use the Free Edition to have a try first.

Besides, the corrupted APP update files may also lead to this issue. If you download an APP or program from an unknown source which contains viruses, this may prevent you from using your Android device normally.

In summary, Android boot loop issue always happens when you try to tamper with the Android device's internal settings. Hence, if you want to repair this issue, you can use a CWM (ClockworkMod) recovery method or choose to reset your Android device to factory settings. However, you worry that these two methods can cause Android data loss. Thus, you'd better recover data from bootloop Android and save them to a safe location. How to do this job?

Actually, if you have a piece of professional Android data recovery software, you can do boot loop data recovery Android with ease. In this post, we recommend you to use the dedicated MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android.

Then, part 2 will lead you to recover data from your Android device with boot loop issue.

Part 2: How to Do Boot Loop Data Recovery Android?

Software Profile

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is a professional Android data recovery tool which focuses on retrieving data from your Android phone, tablet, and SD card by using its two powerful recovery modules: "Recover from Phone" and "Recover from SD-Card". The supported recoverable Android data types are various, including photos, videos, messages, contacts, call logs, documents, and more.

If you want to recover data from bootloop Android device, you need to use the "Recover from Phone" module of this software.

It is lucky that the Free Edition of this software allows you to recover 10 files of one type data each time. So, you can download and install this free software to your Windows 10/8/7 computer and have a try first.

How to Recover Data from Bootloop Android with MiniTool

Before using "Recover from Phone" module, you should make sure that your Android device can meet the following conditions:

1. Since this recovery module can only work on rooted Android phone or tablet, you need to guarantee that your Android device has been rooted before. Otherwise, this software will be unable to help you out.

2. During the Android data recovery process, the USB debugging of the Android device should be enabled.

3. You need to use this software on the computer which you have connected your Android device to, because an Android device with boot loop issue is unable to allow USB debugging from the computer which you have never connected your device to.

Then, the following steps will lead you to do boot loop data recovery Android with this software. Please keep on reading.

Step 1: Click the software icon to open it. Then, you will see the following main interface with two recovery modules listed there. After that, you need to click on the left "Recover from Phone" module to continue.

main interface

Step 2: Then, you will see an interface which prompts you to connect your Android device to PC via USB. Just do it and this software is able to identify your Android device automatically. After that, you will enter a "Device Ready to Scan" interface as follows. In this interface, you can see the data types this software can recover as well as two scan methods: "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan". Just choose one scan method according to your own need. For example, if you want to recover deleted Android call history with this software, you can check "Quick Scan", only check "Call History" in this interface and then press "Next" button to start the scanning process.



Both of these two scan methods can recover data from your Android device. But they focus on different situations. Please see the following introduction:

1. "Quick Scan" is designed to recover text data such as messages, contacts, call logs and WhatsApp messages & attachments from your Android device. When you choose this scan method, these text data types will be checked by default. But, you can uncheck the unnecessary data types as you wish. Besides, this scan method will not take you a long time to finish the scanning process.

2. "Deep Scan" can be used to scan the entire Android device and recover more files. If you choose to use this scan method, all the data types on this interface will be checked and you are unable to uncheck the data types you don't want to recover. At the same time, you should know that this scan method will take you a long time to scan your Android device, You need to be patient.

Step 3: After the scanning process, you will see the scan result interface as follows. You can see that the data types are listed on the left side. Since you only choose to retrieve the deleted call logs on your Android device, the icon of "Call History" is in light blue. Just click on "Call History" and this software will show you all the scanned call history in this interface. Then, you can check the items you want to recover and then click on "Recover" button to continue.



1. As a matter of fact, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android can detect and show you the deleted and existing files in the scan result interface. That is to say, you can also use this software to recover your deleted Android data as long as they are not overwritten by new data. So, after you discover that your important files are deleted or lost by mistake, you should stop using your Android device as soon as possible to prevent these files from being overwritten.

2. In this scan result interface, you will see this switch button off-on. If you want to view the deleted files on your Android device, you can switch this button to "ON" to make this software only show you the deleted items and then check the files you want to recover.

Step 4: Then, you will see a small pop-out window as shown below. There will be a default storage path in this window. If you want to save the selected files to this path directly, you can just click on "Recover" button. If you want to choose another path to save these files, you can click on "Browse" button and choose a proper path in the second pop-out window to save these files.


Step 5: At last, you will see the following interface. Here, you can just click on "View Result" button to open the specified storage path and view the recovered files directly.

view result

If you want to break the limitations to recover more files with this software, you can choose to upgrade this free software to its advanced version. Here, you can click on "Upgrade Now" button in the above interface or you can click on the following purchase button to get the advanced version. After you get the license key, you can copy it to the above window to register it directly. Thus, you will be able to avoid scanning your Android device again.

"Recover from SD-Card" module is not applicable to do boot loop data recovery Android. But if you are interested in this recovery module or you want to use it to recover your important files from Android SD card, you can read this article to get more useful information: How Can I Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Android Easily?

Now your Android data have been kept well on your computer, and then you can fix Android boot loop issue without losing data by using the methods which are introduced in the following part 3. Please read on.

Part 3: How to Do Boot Loop Repair Android?

As mentioned in part 1, there are two available and effective ways to solve this Android boot loop issue: CWM recovery method and factory reset.

Method 1: CWM Recovery

The full name of CWM recovery is ClockworkMod recovery which is a very popular custom recovery system. This method can be used on a rooted Android device. Besides, you should download and install CWM on your phone. After that, please follow these steps to do boot loop repair Android:

Step 1: Enter CWM Recovery Screen
Different models of Android phone have different ways to enter CWM Recovery screen. For Samsung phone, please press "Volume Up" + "Home" + "Power" buttons simultaneously.

Step 2: Advanced Operations
Use the volume key to select "advanced" > choose "wipe dalvik-cache" > go to "mounts & storage" > choose "wipe /cache".

Step 3: Reboot Your Phone
Then, you can reboot your Android phone to check whether it is normal.

factory reset

Method 2: Factory Reset

Factory reset, which is also known as hard reset, can be used to delete all your data and settings on your Android device. It is often done to fix some software issues. So, you can do this to solve this Android boot loop issue. Different models of Android device have different ways to do factory reset. Please find a proper way on the internet according to your own situation.

cwm recovery

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Sometimes, you may reset your Android device to factory settings by mistake. If there are some important files on your Android device, you must want to find a way to retrieve these files. In this situation, you can also use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to recover these data which are not overwritten. Detailed steps are in this post: Solved - How to Recover Data after Factory Reset Android.

Part 4: Bottom Line

Android boot loop issue is a very common issue which may happen anytime and anywhere. If you want to recover data from your Android phone when you are facing this issue, you can try this professional Android data recovery software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android. With the "Recover from Phone" module of this software, you can save your Android data on your computer safely. Then, you can fix your Android device by using CWM recovery method or resetting it to factory setting.

Should you have any questions when you are using MiniTool software, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. At the same time, you can leave your question on the following comment area. Of course, if you have your own good solutions and suggestions, you can also share with us. Thank you!