Hello Xiaomi fans! In this troubleshooting article, we show you the possible solutions that you can try if your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a boot loop problem, or if it’s having trouble booting up.
Problem: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 stuck in boot loop and won’t turn on
Hello dr.guy, seriously I’m swear this is the most weird funny situation what you can find My Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was working well but for some reason, (I guess I use this phone with full sd card always and something erased important thing in this device idk what was that).
My Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is in coma. First I can charge it but if I connect the charge cable, it just booted in a loop. And when I saw the boot screen, I can see the noise bar mark under the logo, bottom line And next black screen (you know always you can see the next logo like at&t or smtg but no) with blue let light And booting again! Wow! Awesome!! You know what? I thought it was a battery issue but no, seriously no. It was works rarely (I can use this phone before but I tried battery replacement once = bootloop again = not works again) but I can’t turn on this now.
I think this cellphone couldn’t check the battery voltage clearly. (on board so i think this is board or cache issue) So I wanna try to controlling the battery voltage for booting but I don’t have any that kinda machine at all.
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Please help me and this phone was spent the battery quickly before when this works normally (again I think the board issue) And or maybe removed some parts something. Clearly if this phone connected battery or cable? = starts the boot loop. And seriously I wanted to try that cache erase but no I couldn’t. Please help me I think if I bought some other phone for moving to there (memory chip only with BGA) maybe it must rebooting again bcs i use this phone with full sd card space…. Hellow our clever doctor!
Solution: Fixing an issue like this is not straightforward. There are a number of possible reasons for it so you must do a set of troubleshooting steps to know the real reason. Follow our suggestions below on how to fix this problem.
The first troubleshooting step that you don’t want to miss in this situation is to see if you can make your phone work properly after simulating the effects of a “battery pull.” In older devices with removable battery packs, one of the ways to fix unresponsive or boot loop issues is by disconnecting the battery. Since your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a non-removable battery pack, it’s borderline impossible for you to do that. What you can do now is to simulate the effects of that old but proven solution with the help of a couple of hardware buttons. All you need to do is to press and hold the Power key and Volume Down button for 15 seconds or more.
If your phone boots up, then problem solved but if not, try doing the same procedure a few more times. If it’s still unresponsive after that, then try this…
- Press and hold the volume down button first and don’t let go.
- Press and hold the power key while holding down the volume down button.
- Keep both keys held down for 15 seconds or more.
If it’s still not responding after doing this, then try the next procedure.
Charge the device
The next step that you want to do in this case is to ensure that you leave enough power in your device’s battery. Make sure to charge it for at least 30 minutes or an hour before you continue with the steps below. Sometimes, having low battery level can make a device unstable so you want to make sure that there’s more than enough power before doing anything. For this to succeed, be sure to use official charging accessories only.
Charging problems can sometimes also be caused by a software bug. For instance, charging can become erratic sometimes if the device has run for a long time without stopping. This can cause Android to lose track of true battery levels, which may then lead to premature shutdowns. In other cases, it can also cause the phone to charge improperly. To check if your device has trouble detecting battery levels, we suggest that you calibrate it at this time. Here’s how:
- Drain the battery completely. This means using your device until it powers down by its own and the battery level reads 0%.
- Charge the phone until it reaches 100%. Be sure to use original charging equipment for your device and let it charge up completely. Do not unplug your device for at least two more hours and also don’t use it while charging.
- After the elapsed time, unplug your device.
- Restart the device.
- Use your phone until it completely runs out of power again.
- Repeat steps 1-5.
Boot to Safe Mode
In case there’s a downloaded app that prevents your phone from working properly, you can try to restart to boot it to safe mode. All third party apps, those added after setting up the phone, will not be allowed to run. If you are able to successfully boot the phone to safe mode and your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 works normally, that means there’s an app problem. Below are the steps to boot to safe mode:
- Your device must be powered on.
- Press the power button on phone.
- When the power off, restart, airplane mode, wifi mode, etc. menu will be displayed, release the power button.
- Now, long press the power off word on screen.
- Keep pressing this word until the Android Safe Mode message is being displayed on your phone.
- Select to reboot into Android Safe Mode.
- When done, a dedicated Safe Mode watermark will be displayed on your smartphone
- Observe the phone and check for the problem.
To identify which of your apps is causing the trouble, you should boot the phone back to safe mode and follow these steps:
- Boot to safe mode.
- Check for the problem.
- Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
- After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
- If your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 still has the same problem, repeat steps 1-4.
Boot to Recovery Mode
There are two things that you want to do on Recovery Mode — clear the cache partition and master reset. Recovery Mode is a separate software environment from Android. If your Xiaomi Pocophone F1 successfully, that means that the cause of the issue must be a bug in the operating system (Android). Make sure to try wiping the cache partition first, then doing a factory reset next if that will fail. These are the steps to do that:
Clear cache partition
- Power OFF your phone. This is important. You can’t boot to Recovery Mode if your phone is on when pressing the hardware button combinations below.
- Boot into the recovery mode with these steps:
- Press both Volume Down and Power buttons and hold them together.
- Once the boot menu or logo appears, release the buttons.
- Now choose the Recovery mode and enter into it.
- You should be entered into the recovery mode.
- Under the recovery mode, tap on Wipe Cache Partition.
- Perform this action by following the on-screen instructions.
- Once you are done, exit this mode.
- Hold down the Power button to turn off the device.. This is important. If you can’t turn it off, you’ll never be able to boot to Recovery Mode. If you are not able to shut the device off regularly via the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is drained. Then, charge the phone for 30 minutes before booting to Recovery Mode.
- Press the Volume Up and Power buttons together.
- When the POCO logo appears, release the Power button.
- Let go of Volume Up button when ‘Recovery Mode’ appears.
- Select “Wipe Data” by using Volume Down to navigate and the Power button to confirm it.
- After that choose “Wipe All Data”. Use Volume Down to navigate and the Power button to confirm.
- Select “Reboot” and “Reboot to system” by using the Power button.
- The last step is to select “OK” by using the Power key.
- Set your phone up again.
If your device won’t boot to Safe Mode or to Recover Mode, or if none of the solutions above help, the problem is most likely outside your ability to fix. In this case, we suggest that you seek help from a professional who can physically examine the device and run diagnostics to the hardware.