How to Fix Android Black Screen of Death

Androids have become one of the most popular mobile phones and tablets in the market today. In today’s world, not all smartphones and tablets are perfect and safe from bugs including the annoying Android Black Screen of Death. This has become the worst problem for phone users since the Windows’ Blue Screen of Death. Fortunately for you, it is possible to fix it and prevent it in the future. If you are one of the victims who are struggling to fix this problem, continue reading to solve the screen of death problem that you have become a victim of.

 

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Part 1: What is the cause of Android Black Screen of Death
Part 2: How to fix Android Black Screen of Death on your devices
– Method 1: Uninstall Incompatible Apps in Safe mode
– Method 2: Wipe Cache Partition in Recovery Mode
– Method 3: Factory Reset Android in Recovery Mode
Part 3: How to Prevent Android Black Screen of Death

What is the cause of Android Black Screen of Death

The Android Black Screen of Death is caused by many things and its still tough to determine what specifically caused your phone to die because of the black screen of death. However, people have found common causes and symptoms that may have been occurring on your phone.

1. Installing virus infected apps or incompatible applications
2. Rooting your Android device.
3. Installing custom ROM or Recovery Mode.

How to fix Android Black Screen of Death on your devices

If this is a problem you face, there are several methods of solving this problem and getting rid of the Android Black Screen of Death. These three methods are the same for all Android mobile devices and tablets including the Samsung Galaxy, LG Moto, Google Pixel and Nexus. Make sure your device is charging while you attempt to repair your phone and or tablet. These methods are not very complicated and the average phone user can walk through these steps and recover their phone.

Method 1: Uninstall Incompatible Apps in Safe Mode

In Android Safe Mode, third-party apps are all disabled so that you can uninstall any malware apps easily.

Step 1: Turn off your Android mobile device

 

Step 2: Press and hold both volume down button and the power button at the same time. Continue pressing down while your screen lights up. Then release the power button.

Keep holding your volume decrease button until a screen appears. Find the safe mode icon in the left corner of your device’s screen. When you see it, you can stop holding release your finger from the volume decrease button and continue.

 

Step 3: To uninstall the apps, head into settings and then application manager and uninstall any incompatible apps.

Android Safe Mode 2

Method 2: Wipe Cache Partition in Recovery Mode

Step 1: Enter the recovery mode on your device.

For Samsung device, press and hold Power button +  Volume up button Home/Bixby button together. Once powered on, your device will display installing system update.

Samsung Recovery Mode Screen 1

Nothing gets installed, just wait for about two minutes and it will go into recovery mode.

Recovery Mode Reboot System

For other Android devices, press and hold the Power button + Volume up button together. Once powered on, your device will enter in recovery mode.

Note: If this step doesn’t work, you can do a quick search online for the right combination for your specific phone. Some phones have different ways of getting into recovery mode.

 

Step 2:  Recovery mode will allow you to wipe the cache partition. You will need to use the volume buttons to navigate to select the choice labeled wipe cache partition.

 

Choosing the wipe cache partition will not erase any data from your mobile device. Make sure not to select “factory reset/wipe data” as this will permanently delete all your data from the Factory Restore Android in Recovery Mode

 

Method 3: Factory Reset Android in Recovery Mode

Both Android phones and tablets have different ways of resetting the device.

Step 1: Open settings on your phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Backup and Rest.”

Step 3: Then select “factory data reset,” and then tap “Reset Device.” This will erase all files on your phone or tablet.

Android Factory Reset

If this process didn’t work, you can reset your phone by going into recovery mode.

Step 1: Enter recovery mode as method 2.

Step 2: Choose the “wipe data/factory reset” option using the volume keys and then press down on the power.

Step 3: Choose the option “yes delete all data,” by moving the volume and power buttons. This will reset your device and remove all of your data. Push down the on and off button to restart your device.

Recovery Mode Confirm Wipe Data

All three of these methods should be able to repair your phone and no longer be affected by the Android Black Screen of Death. If these methods don’t solve the problem, you might have an issue with your device’s hardware. Before you attempt any of these methods, make sure all your critical data is backed up somewhere.

How to Prevent Android Black Screen of Death

While these methods help you recover from the black screen of death, there are a few tips to avoid facing this crisis again in the future.

1. Have antivirus software on your Android device
2. Routinely back up your data
3. Keep your phone updated

4. Do not root your Android device or install custom ROM.

Android Root 1

These three methods are very simple to follow and can be done within a few minutes. For those who want the easiest method, that would be to use recovery mode. Recovery mode is a one step process and doesn’t add any risk to your phone or device. After stepping through any or all of these methods, you will now be prepared to fix the problem if you happen to encounter it again in the future. After you manage to get your device working, pay attention to your storage and routinely clear the cache each time you run a system update. Android is working at solving the black screen of death, so nobody is forced to experience this annoying situation again. If you follow the tips above, you should not have to worry about the Android Black Screen of Death affecting your phone or tablet.