October 23, 2011 | Posted in:Mobiles

Recently I have switched from Symbian to Android, so everything in Android is new for me in my Samsung Galaxy S2. After using it for couple of days, I rooted my device so as to install many dev tools. But after browsing in many active Android forums I found that almost everyone is using custom ROMS in their Android phones. So I too thought to give it a try. Lucikly a latest and stable version of CM 7.1 that was released on 10th October and was waiting to flash my Galaxy S2.

So I prepared my phone for flashing and successfully flashed with CM 7.1 in one go. I used that ROM for a single night and found that it was unstable with loads of bugs. So I wanted to flash back to Galaxy S2 Stock Rom the early next morning. I downloaded the correct version of Stock Rom from XDA Forum and flashed it according to the given instruction. The flash process went smoothly but after the process completed and the phone got rebooted, I found that my phone has gone into a boot loop. I removed the battery and started it again but still the same problem persisted. Then I searched over the net but did not find the solution. Now I was almost blank as I did not have good knowledge about Androids. After a few tries I managed to get my phone back, so I am listing the steps below about how i solved the loop boot problem.

  • Disconnect your phone from PC.
  • Switch off your phone.
  • Now press and hold volume UP key + Home + Power button for few seconds untill you see a screen with some options, this is called Recovery Mode.
  • Now use the volume key for navigation and home key for OK.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset.
  • Then select Yes — delete all user data.
  • The phone will get restarted and perform some functions, do not press any key.
  • After every process is completed your phone will restart again and voila your have recovered from the boot loop.

samsung galaxy s2 recovery mode

Hope this small tut have helped many newbies like me to recover their phone from the boot loop problem after flashing or updating their Samsung Galaxy S2.

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  1. Adie
    December 2, 2011

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    Hey man….thnx a lot….it worked for me….

  2. rahul
    December 10, 2011

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    I have samsung galaxy s2 with current firmware version: PDA:KF4 / Phone:KF2 / CSC:KF1(H3G).
    I tried to update XWKK5 from androidadvices.com, and got the boot loop. My phone stuck on Samsung Galaxy SII logo.

    I tried to flash stock firmware with odin 1.85. Firmware i used is GT-I9100_H3G_I9100XWKF4_I9100NEKF2_I9100H3GKF1.tar

    I can not enter recovery mode by vol up + menu + power. I can only enter Download mode, and odin can flash any firmware successfully. But none of the firmware solved boot loop. I also tried to flash Villianrom1.1 with odin, but no success.

    Can you please help me?

    Thanks in Advance.

    • Ashish Soutiyal
      December 10, 2011

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      Hello, you need to flash with the stock ROM. Try a clean flash with stock ROM, and don’t forget to wipe data via Recovery Mode. If your phone still don’t boot up, you can reply here again.

  3. Hanks
    December 26, 2011

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    Just FYI you’ve saved me from a heart attack this night. Tried installing the CM9 Alpha through ODIN, shit went wrong and then the bootloop struck. So yeah.


  4. jojo
    January 13, 2012

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    Gud day sir, i flash my galaxy s2 to stock rom because it bootloop. after doing those steps in rebooting, it is still stock in samasung galaxy logo. i already do the 1. flash stock rom
    2. wipe data/factory reset
    3. wipe cache
    4. reboot
    but after it reboot, still stock in samsung galaxy 2 logo. pls. tell me what to do.

  5. Vinícius
    January 20, 2012

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    Thanks so much! It worked for me!!!!!!!

  6. Seb
    February 8, 2012

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    Thx man working perfectly :)

  7. guest
    February 23, 2012

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    hello, can you help me? my samsung galaxy sII has problem with the camera. the camera is hanging. when i want to take pictures, the sign ” warning! the camera is failed !” appeared. so i couldn’t take the pictures. so please reply me ASAP. i’m a new user.

  8. Axcer
    March 20, 2012

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    Thanks a lot man! I almost freaked out! It worked! BTW what does “wipe cache partition” in recovery mode do?

  9. maira hedge
    September 8, 2012

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    correct i agree

  10. Soren
    October 5, 2012

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    Any way to do this without deleting data stored on the phone?

  11. Noe
    October 9, 2012

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    I had this problem when I tried to downgrade my Galaxy tab 1 from 4 to 3, and I installed a lot of different roms with no result at all, until I tried this. Thanks man.

  12. faraz
    October 27, 2012

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    No man it’s really not working for me ..i tried every thing u listed but still the boot process is there…..STOPPED……#i tried what u have showed above but still not workinb even after that i also wiped cache but still not working….. PLEASE HELP!!!!!! …..me…

  13. James
    December 10, 2012

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    Thank you thank you thank you

  14. Ronald jUstinquerubin
    December 11, 2012

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    After selecting the wipe data/factory reset, it was asking for a password. Anyone knows what was it?

  15. rkk
    January 17, 2013

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    Hey – this perfectly worked for me. I thought some problem with motherboard or some phone hardware. Perfectly worked. You saved me from buying another new phone!

  16. Sebastien
    January 24, 2013

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    I was SO clueless and THIS solved my problem! thanks!!

  17. moch84bdg
    February 27, 2013

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    My tablet goes into bootloop after i turn on bluetooth..mine were unrooted, how to fix it? I’ve try your step above but still not working. Thanks before

  18. MaxMadrid
    September 29, 2013

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    I put it in recovery mode just fine, but on the menu it is only allowing me to scroll through the options using the volume buttons and wont let me select any of the options with the home key or any other key for that matter

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