How to Fix Galaxy S9 Stuck In Recovery Booting or Bootloop
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has a safety function that keeps it loading in Bootloop or Recovery mode. If this is what you’re experiencing, it could be an indication that your Galaxy S9 has a firmware issue you need to address. Most of the times, you can resolve this issue with the steps we identified below, but if that doesn’t fix it, and then you’ll need the help of a professional technician.
We provide you with a couple of steps you can use to troubleshoot your smartphone. The issue could be a minor one, so it is crucial that you first try out this troubleshooting process. With all that, follow the steps below.
Connect the Phone to a Charger
The reason for connecting your device to a charger is for you to have a stable current flow so that you can determine how it will work. If the hardware has no problem, the entire icons like the LED indicator, charging notification will appear on the screen. If all that happened, the errors are likely minor and merely charging it for about 10 minutes can solve the problem.
However, this method is only likely to work for a phone that just refuses to switch on. Nevertheless, that should be all that your phone needs. It is the best place to start troubleshooting your device.
Put the Device into Safe Mode
Booting your smartphone into safe mode is not a direct method of fixing the issue, however, what it does is put your phone in an environment where it can only run preinstalled apps there blocking third-party apps. If this works, it means the third party apps you installed are responsible for the problems your Galaxy S9 is facing.
- Access the Safe Mode
- Monitor the phone state as it runs
- Start looking into all the installed third-party apps one at a time
How to Boot into Safe Mode:
- Press and hold the power key
- Release it immediately and a Galaxy S9 test display on the screen
- Press and hold the Volume Down button
- Again, release it when the phone finishes reboot
- Immediately the safe mode text will display
If you’re able to boot into Safe Mode and bypassed the bootloop, this is an indication that you have a software issue with one of the third-party apps you previously installed. You can start the healing process by trying to identify the app that caused the problem, and which everyone it is, it is something you can spare. The only thing it can cost you is to lose some data on the app.
Wipe the Cache Partition
In the case that you haven’t performed a hard reset, you can first try to delete the cache memory; it won’t affect any of your information. However, it can clear the login information you previously saved for easy access. You start with this follow steps:
- Turn off your phone
- Simultaneously hold the power key, home key and volume up key
- Release the power button when you see the Galaxy S9 logo
- Release the remaining two keys when the Android logo appears
- Navigate with the volume down button to move until you locate Wipe Cache Partition option
- Activate this option by pressing the power button
- Select Yes and confirm by using the volume down button
- Tap the power button again to begin the process of leaving the Recovery Mode and rebooting to normal mode
Rebooting takes longer time than usual, bit when it finishes, you should be able to use to Galaxy S9 like you typically do. But if you still have the same problem, try the last step to solve the problem.
Perform Factory Reset
If after every other method fail, this is usually the last troubleshooting method you should deploy. This method implies that all your data will erase, so the first step is to back up all your essential files on the Galaxy S9. After this, you can proceed with resetting your phone
- Repeat the steps from above until you got into Recovery Mode
- When you see the display of installing system update, the Android logo will show up soon after and then you can release the button after you see the logo
- After entering the Recovery Mode, wait for about 40 seconds, and then you can start using the Power and Volume Down button to browse the option to label Factory Reset, and after wish, you can confirm the Delete all user data, and finally, run Reboot System.
Again, this will take a bit longer; you have to wait until your Galaxy S9 goes out of this mode and back to the normal.