Why Xiaomi Keeps Rebooting

After an incorrect system operation, such as an update, your smartphone may stop working properly. Most often, this is in the form of a cyclic reboot. The device is in working order but refuses to start or shuts down abruptly when the charge level is normal. Now we will learn what to do when your Redmi or Xiaomi phone constantly reboots and why it happens.

Causes of boot loop occurrence

Bootloop – a constant reboot during the operating system’s startup (in our case, Android phone or tablet). The smartphone turns on, the Mi logo pops up, and the loading of Android stops. Note that this is the most common manifestation of boot loop, but there are other types.

“Eternal” reboot can occur in the following situations:

  • A version of MIUI that doesn’t fit your phone model is installed. Read how to select and download the firmware from the official website correctly.
  • The update process was interrupted (phone discharge, a power outage during flashing via Fastboot).
  • Deletion/wrong editing of system files if you are a Super User.
  • The conflict between applications.
  • Virus infection.
  • Mechanical damage. For example, the smartphone dropped in water or on a hard surface.


There are two types of looped reboot:

  1. After switching on and showing the manufacturer’s logo, the smartphone shuts down, and 5-15 seconds later, the situation repeats;
  2. During operation, the device shuts down and reboots by itself. There can be several such reboot cycles, during which it is impossible to use the phone.

Can’t figure out the cause of the boot loop? Run your Xiaomi smartphone in safe mode. If the reboot occurs due to specific apps, safe mode will work, and the phone will turn on without any problems. With more serious software problems (inappropriate MIUI version, deleted system file) or mechanical – the mobile device will not start.

Fixing eternal reboot on Xiaomi and Redmi

Now let’s look at practical methods that will help if the phone constantly reboots and does not turn on. Inexperienced users are better off contacting the service center.

Please note that instructions in this article are provided for informational purposes only!

Method #1: Restore MIUI Backup

Pretty simple and fast option. The only requirement – is installed third-party recovers (e.g., TWRP). Remember if you backed up your operating system before the boot loop. If yes, let’s proceed with the procedure.

  1. Enter Recovery mode. To do this, press the power button and the volume rocker up.
  2. Click on the item “Wipe”. This will delete the current data. Do not format the backup storage in any case (it is usually saved on an external drive).
  3. Confirm by swiping at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Return to the original menu and now select the “Restore” tab. Specify the path to the backup file. Confirm.

In most cases, this procedure helps to get rid of constant rebooting. Just don’t allow further firmware updates. It’s an important point.

Method #2: Installation of new firmware

If the system problem is serious and there is no backup, only a full reflash will help. We recommend flashing the device via Fastboot. It requires an unlocked bootloader.

Detailed instructions on reflash via Mi Flash with explanations, photos, and recommendations can be found in a separate article. Alternatively, you can choose to install MIUI via Recovery.

A less drastic variant is a complete wipe done by custom recovery. Do not forget to transfer important files to the cloud storage or memory card if possible.

Method #3: removing suspicious applications and cleaning from viruses

If the smartphone is functioning normally in “Safe Mode” and no serious actions were performed with the device, the cause of the boot loop is:

  • Conflicts between applications. Especially if they were downloaded from different sources.
  • Malicious software. Viruses appear relatively rarely on Android devices, but their danger is not excluded because of this.
  • Incorrect permissions. When downloading a new application, you must carefully examine its functionality and provide only the necessary permissions. For example, the messenger does not need to provide your location.

So, uninstall the recently installed applications and perform a cleanup through the proprietary Security utility.

You can also use the built-in antivirus or download a third-party one from Google Play. A great option is Dr.Web or Avast.

Method #4: rollback to a previous version of MIUI

Bootloop may show up after the MIUI update. This rarely happens from official announcements “over the air, ” but the possibility is not excluded. In this case, only rollback and banning the further installation of new versions will help.

We told in a separate article how to correctly and safely roll back to a previous firmware build. Also, we suggest you get acquainted with the concept of an anti-counter clock.

Method №5: Checking phone components

We highly recommend you check your mobile device system components before you perform a Vype, Reflash, or Rollback. Their malfunction may affect the fact that Xiaomi or Redmi constantly reboots. Specifically:

  1. Make sure the battery is in good working order. When the battery fails, it becomes the cause of the boot loop. Also, when the charge is low at 1-4%, the smartphone may shut down during the operating system startup phase. Plug the phone into a power source and after 20-40 minutes, try to turn it on. After that, check the battery capacity using special applications. To ensure the battery lasts for a long time, follow our recommendations.
  2. Measure the temperature of the processor. Heavy games put the heaviest load on the processor. As a result, it overheats. Critical temperature causes an emergency shutdown of the device and problems with the next launch. The root-right holders should reduce the CPU frequency by several percent.

If the smartphone is under warranty, it is better to take it to the service center and not to do the repair yourself. Inexperienced users should do the same.


Mi Pad 5 has a looped reboot

The same recommendations will work for the tablet as for the smartphone. So check out the 5 ways in this article and choose the best one.

A smartphone doesn’t turn on at all

If the phone is completely disconnected and even the logo doesn’t pop up – you have a brick. Restore it yourself through TestPoint, or by referring to the wizard.

During any game, Xiaomi shuts down and reboots several times

It means the processor is under a heavy load, which it can not cope with. Most likely, you have an outdated or ultra-budget device with poor performance. Measure the CPU temperature before, during, and after gaming. It should vary within 10 degrees, no more.

We figured out what bootloop is and why the phone reboots by itself + discussed ways of solving this problem. Our tips will help you get your phone back to normal working condition. Please feel free to contact us in the comments for more information.

1 Comment
  1. Nichts davon funktioniert.
    Es geht nicht!

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