My Samsung Galaxy Tab is stuck in a reboot loop, how do I fix it?
So, how do I fix it? Is my tablet bricked? Or is there an unnecessarily difficult way to restore the firmware (after all, Android) and get this thing working again?
If you hook it up to a computer you can fix it. It will probably take some more googleing once you figure out exactly what went wrong.
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I dont know if you have all ready fixed your problem with the reboot.
But i had the same problem and it kept re-booting, and yet when it came into the operating system, it would freeze the moment i touched any icon and re-boot over and over again.
I dont know why or what caused it. But how i fixed it was...
1. Connect the charger cable to your tablet while it's in re-boot mode.
2. Connect it to the power source.
3. press the power off button for around 6-7 seconds until the tablets powers off.
now you think it's going to reboot again, but this time it should not, and you would see the battery charging sign appear on the screen and no reboot.
4. Just allow the tablet to charge fully.
Once it has, it should start working.
I dont know why but this is how mine got fixed after hours of rebooting.
You could also try holding down the power button for 12 seconds (or however long a hard shutdown is) to try and get it to shut off. Then start it back up again.
Also, why would restoring firmware be unnecessarily difficult because it's Android? I know you hate Android (in an unfounded way, much of the time) , but even on Android, resetting (soft and hard) are both available options in the settings menu or via buttons. You can do a factory data reset or just restart the phone. Restoration on Android has never been an issue. You even get your apps back via automatic downloads when it's up and running again.
But I can't do this since it doesn't actually boot up into a settings menu.
No dice on the hard reset. Nothing happens.
EDIT: To be clear, the reason I suggest doing this is the same as most machines with a battery. If you let the battery completely run out, it sometimes "forgets" the problem it was having because it can no longer store weird bit issues in RAM (or PRAM on a laptop). If you let the tablet run down, it might have the same effect.
I disabled WiFi swiftly, and even though my tab rebooted once, it stopped rebooting. Then I re-enabled WiFi and swiftly seleted the 'forget network' option, and reentered my encryption password.
After this operation, my tab stopped the continously rebooting.
So 'livespot' thank you for your advice.
You're going to need a Windows PC and also have to download some files (included in the link), and install some stuff. The major caveat with this method is that it's basically a factory reset, so you're going to lose all of your data. I'm hoping I won't have to do this again!