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How to Fix Samsung Galaxy A3 Bootloop Issue

Galaxy A3 Bootloop Issue

Earlier this year, Samsung released the 2017 variant of its Galaxy A3 smartphone. Considering the specs, price tag doesn’t seem much and therefore, Galaxy A3 succeeded in attracting considerable users. Pretty much like all the Samsung devices, Galaxy A3 too appear to have some issues. Although they are of minor nature, we cannot ignore them. While searching for the issues, the issue which was reported most was the bootloop. According to the majority of users, when they tried to reboot, they end up having Galaxy A3 bootloop issue. Since Galaxy A3 runs Android OS, it wasn’t surprising to see this issue. However, some of the users seem to be aware of the possible firmware related solutions yet they couldn’t solve the issue. What this means is that OS is the only reason user are facing bootloop issue.

When you reboot your phone and it cannot complete the boot process and just before the home screen starts the process again, that’s what you called bootloop. It’s quite annoying as the process keeps on repeating itself until the battery dries up. In this guide, we have put together all the possible solutions that could help you fix Galaxy A3 bootloop issue, however, we cannot pinpoint the culprit. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply them in the given order. Before jump off to the solutions, note that if you have tried to modify the firmware, the provided method won’t work since most of the ROMs and Mods have glitches.

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How to Fix Samsung Galaxy A3 Bootloop Issue

Before we start with the possible solutions it is recommended that you Force Reboot your Galaxy A3. It’s similar to taking out the battery and placing it back. To force restart your device, press and hold Power + Volume Down keys for about 10 seconds.

Boot in Safe Mode

In safe mode, only pre-installed apps work. Therefore, by booting the device in safe mode, we can determine whether the third-party apps are the culprit or not.  To boot into safe mode.

  1. Turn your Galaxy A3 Off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Samsung logo appears, let go of Power key but at the same time press and hold Volume Down key.
  4. When the phone restarts and displays Safe Mode message, release the Volume Down key.
  5. You are in Safe mode.

If the device boots up, it indicates that the issue was due to the third-party applications. Uninstall the apps that you think could cause such issue.

Wipe/Clear Cache Partition

Even in safe mode if the device didn’t start, it could be due to the corrupted caches. Therefore, it is recommended that you delete the corrupted caches so that system can replace them.

  1. Turn Off your Galaxy A3.
  2. Now Press and Hold Home + Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. When the Samsung logo appears, let go of the Volume Up key while at the same time press Volume Down Key.
  4. This will put your device in recovery mode.
  5. Use Volume Up and Down keys to navigate to “Wipe Cache Partition” option.
  6. Press the Power key to select the option and clear the cache partition.

If the wiping the caches didn’t help, you can perform the factory reset before taking it to a technician.


Factory Reset takes the phone back to default settings and should be used as a last resort. Make sure to create a backup of your data as factory reset wipes everything in the internal storage.

Perform Factory Reset

  1. Turn Off your Galaxy A3.
  2. Now Press and Hold Power + Volume Up + Home keys at the same time until Android appears on the screen.
  3. When it does, let go of the keys.
  4. Here, use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate to the wipe data/factory reset option.
  5. Use the Power key to select the option.
  6. You will be asked to confirm. Again use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate and Power to select Yes- delete all user data.
  7. Then use the Power key to select Reboot system now.

In case you have questions, let us know in the comments.


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