An old or recently purchased Android device can fail at any time. The gadget malfunctions due to a software or hardware failure. Most often the problem is manifested by a constant or cyclic reboot of the phone. This kind of failure can bring the user a lot of inconveniences, or even make it impossible to use the device.
What should you do if your phone keeps rebooting? There are several options for solving the problem. The most reliable and reliable – is a trip to a specialized service center for accurate diagnosis and subsequent qualified repair of your device. However, firstly, you might want to look for a cause and maybe fix it by yourself.
Is there a way to fix constantly rebooting Android device
Even the most reliable technology can fail suddenly, and Android devices (even from well-known brands) are no exception. One of the most common problems that occur on phones running this OS is a constant reboot or “boot loop”. Let’s try to find out why this problem occurs and how to get rid of it.
There may be several reasons for such behavior. They depend on many circumstances that must be taken into account: whether the device has been exposed to mechanical damage, whether it has been in the water, what type of SIM card is installed, as well as what software and firmware are installed inside. Consider the causes of reboots.
Some of the most common reasons why a gadget regularly goes to reboot include:
- Motherboard defects;
- Malfunctions in the battery;
- Problems in the functioning of the device’s memory;
- Damage to the internal component of the device.
Don’t know what to do when your Android device keeps rebooting? Don’t worry, the problem can definitely be solved, the main thing is to find the cause.
What are the main reasons and how to fix them
Software conflict in the system
A headache for the developers of Android applications and firmware is the huge number of hardware combinations of devices, which makes it impossible to test all the existing ones. In turn, this increases the likelihood of conflicts between applications or components within the system itself, which causes a cyclic reboot, or boot loop.
Boot loops can also be caused by a user interfering with the system (improper root installation, trying to install an incompatible application, etc.). The best way to fix this kind of crash is to reset the device to the factory defaults using the recovers.
If this does not work, you can also try to reset the device – by yourself or using the services of a service center.
Modern devices, being complex device, is very sensitive to extreme mechanical stress – bumps, shocks, and falls. In addition to purely aesthetic problems and damage to the display, this affects the motherboard and the elements located on it. It can even happen that the phone display remains intact after a fall, but the board is damaged.
If shortly before the onset of reboots your device survived a fall – most likely this is the reason. The solution to this kind of problem is obvious – a visit to the service.
What to do in case of faulty battery or power controller
If your gadget is several years old, and it began to periodically reboot on its own – it’s very likely that the cause is a failed battery. As a rule, in addition to reboots, there are other troubles – for example, the rapid discharge of the battery.
Apart from the battery itself, there may also be problems with the power controller – mainly due to the above-mentioned mechanical damage or defect. If the cause is the battery itself, then replacing it will help.
On devices with a removable battery, it’s enough to buy a new one and replace it yourself, but devices with a non-detachable body will most likely have to be taken to the service. The latter is the only measure of salvation in the case of problems with the power controller.
What to do in case of faulty SIM card or radio module
If the phone starts to reboot spontaneously after you insert the SIM card and turn it on, that’s probably the reason. Despite the apparent simplicity, the SIM card is quite a complex electronic device, which can also break. Checks are easy enough: just install another card, and if it does not reboot, then the problem lies in the main “sim card”. It can be replaced in a proprietary store of your cellular operator.
On the other hand, this kind of “glitch” can also occur when there is a problem with the radio module. In turn, the reasons for such behavior can be numerous: starting from the factory defect and ending with the same mechanical damage. Changing the network mode can help you. It’s done like this:
- Go to Settings.
- Select SIM cards and Mobile networks.
- Tap any SIM card.
- Choose Mobile Networks.
- Pick a random mobile network.
How to fix issue when Android reboots on its own in the cold
In the cold, the battery loses some of its properties and can “glitch”, which leads to the loss of power on certain modules of the phone and further reboot. This is not a standard situation and it’s recommended to contact the service to diagnose the phone. There is a possibility that you will have to replace the battery.
Although it’s impossible to exclude that it’s necessary to change something in the phone. Here you can not select a single problematic module and in each case individually, depending on the phone model and its condition.
There are a dozen more reasons why the device can reboot on its own and if you can not find a pattern and tried to do everything possible on your own – but nothing helped, then it’s worth turning to the experts and taking the device to the service.