Fire Stick stuck in a boot loop is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to any user. A Firestick stuck in boot loop error message appears when you have a corrupted Firestick, or it has been damaged somehow by normal wear and tear.
Are you trying to find a way to fix Firestick stuck in boot loop? If so, then this blog is for you. We will discuss what exactly the problem is, in this case of your device, and show you exactly how to fix it.
In this post, I will share my experience encountering a Boot Loop issue on my Fire Stick and how I managed to resolve it.
Why Does My Fire TV Stick keep rebooting?
If your Amazon Fire Stick keeps on turning off, there could be several reasons why it’s occurring. Below, we’ve listed some of the possible reasons that can cause “Fire Stick stuck in boot loop.”
- There is a power issue with the Fire Stick.
- It can be a software bug or glitch.
- Faulty or damaged cables.
- HDMI CEC is turned on.
- Corrupted Fire Stick
How To Fix Fire Stick Stuck in Boot Loop?
Below, we’ve gathered and penned down some of the most effective ways to fix the “Fire Stick stuck in boot loop or turning off and on” issue.
Plug Fire Stick Into a Wall Outlet
Before moving on to the troubleshooting methods and fixes, try this if your Fire Stick is connected to a TV’s USB port. Sometimes, the TV’s USB port doesn’t supply adequate power to the Fire Stick, and thus it can lead your Fire Stick into a boot loop.
If you want to fix this, plug your Fire Stick directly into a power/wall outlet. Plugging the Fire Stick directly into the power outlet will supply adequate power to the Fire Stick, and you’ll not encounter the boot loop issue.
Check and replace the Cables.
Next thing you need to check the cable connections of your devices. In most cases, users experience Boot loop issues due to faulty or damaged cables. Check to see if any cables are frayed, torn or damaged. If you find any, then replace it with the new one.
Also, ensure to verify that your cables are firmly connected to the Fire Stick and device.
Did you try restarting your devices? If not, do it now. It is a basic and one of the most effective ways to resolve such issues. If your Fire Stick or device encounters some software bugs or glitches, then it can be resolved by rebooting. To do so;
Before performing a hard reset. Try soft rebooting your Fire Stick;
- Press and hold the Play and Select buttons together until your TV screen displays a restart message.
- Once your Fire Stick reboots, check to see if this solves the issue.
If not, try hard to reset your Fire Stick;
How do you hard reset a Fire Stick?
- Disconnect your Fire Stick from the Power Outlet or TV’s USB port and wait for 20-30 seconds.
- Now, reboot your TV and router.
- After rebooting your TV and router, connect the Fire Stick bank to the power outlet or TV’s USB port.
At last, navigate to the Fire Stick Home screen and wait for a while to see if this resolves the boot loop issue.
Try another HDMI port.
Another thing you can try to resolve the boot loop issue on your Fire Stick is connecting your Firestick to another HDMI port. Try to connect your HDMI cable to another HDMI port and then check if this solves the “Firestick stuck in boot loop” issue.
Remove Extensions and other HDMI devices.
Some users use the USB or other extensions to place their Fire Stick away from the TV. If you’re also using any, remove it, connect your Fire Stick directly to your TV, and check to see if doing that resolves the problem.
Also, if you’ve plugged more than one HDMI device into your TV, then this can result in the “Firestick stuck in boot loop” issue. To get this fixed, unplug or disconnect all other HDMI devices from your TV and then check to see if your Fire Stick is booting normally.
Turn off HDMI CEC Device Control
If your TV has an HDMI CEC Device control option and is enabled, turn it off now. To do so,
- Press the Home button on your Fire Stick and navigate to Settings.
- Now, select the Display & Audio option.
- After that, select the HDMI CEC Device Control and turn it off.
- At last, reboot your Fire Stick and check if it fixes the issue.
Clear App cache and data
Is your Fire Stick turned off and on while trying to open an app? Sometimes you might experience such issues due to a specific app’s corrupted cache and data. But don’t worry; clearing the cache and data of that particular app will fix the boot loop issue on your Fire Stick.
To clear the cache and data of an app on Firestick;
- Head to the Settings of your Fire Stick.
- Now, select Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
- After that, locate the app and clear its cache and data.
Clear Unnecessary apps
If you’ve installed too many unnecessary apps on your Fire Stick, it could slow your Stick and lead you to the “Fire Stick stuck in boot loop” issue. To resolve this, try removing the unnecessary apps and clearing some storage space on your Fire Stick.
- Navigate to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
- Then, uninstall all the unnecessary and unuseful apps.
- After uninstalling the apps, reboot your Firestick by pressing and holding the Play and Select buttons together.
Update your Fire Stick
Have you not updated your Fire Stick for a long time? Running your Fire Stick or any device on the older software versions may get you in trouble. You might start encountering the issues or errors frequently, and maybe this is the reason why your Fire Stick keeps on turning off and on.
In this scenario, you should update your Fire Stick to its latest software and see if it helps you fix the issue. To install a new update;
- Navigate to the Settings on your Fire Stick.
- Now, select the My Fire Tv option.
- Then, select About TV > Check for Updates and check if there’s any update available for your Fire Stick. If there’s any, download it.
If your Fire Stick keeps on turning off and on repeatedly, then there are some chances that your Firestick has become corrupted. In this case, resetting your Fire Stick to its default settings might help you out. If you can, then below are the steps to do so.
But be aware that you’ll lose all your saved settings, files, and downloaded contents.
- Navigate to the Settings on your Fire Stick.
- And select the My Fire TV option.
- Now, select Reset to Factory Defaults.
- After that, a message appears on the screen; select Reset to confirm.
- Eject an expandable device (if any), then press and hold the Back and right navigation buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
- Now, select Continue to reset and wait until it finishes.
Once your Fire Stick resets to its factory settings, it will not be stuck in a boot loop.
Use Firestick on another TV
If your Fire Stick is still stuck in the boot loop, then there might be some issue with your TV. To check this, disconnect the Fire Stick from your TV and connect it to your other TV.
Disconnect all the cables and wires from the TV and connect them to your other TV. After that, turn on your devices and check if it works. If it’s still not working and keeps on turning off and on, then there might be some issue with your Fire Stick itself.
The Fix That Worked For Me
If you want to give it a try, the Fix that worked for me when I experienced this issue on my Fire TV Stick. I entered Safe mode and then rebooted, which fixed my issue. Here’s the way to do so;
How to restart Firestick in safe mode?
- Connect a wired keyboard to your Fire Stick using an OTG cable or adapter.
- Then, connect the Power supply to the OTG cable or adapter and connect Fire Stick with your TV.
- Now, turn on the Fire Stick and let your Fire Stick go into the boot loop.
- While your Fire Stick enters the boot loop, press and hold the Ctrl+Alt+Menu+PrtSc+I button simultaneously, and keep holding the button until you enter Safe Mode(at the bottom left corner).
- Now, you’ll be landed on the Home screen, then navigate to Settings > My Fire TV > Restart.
If that doesn’t work, follow the above steps again, enter Safe Mode, and then select Reset to Factory Defaults. Check if doing this way helps you in resolving the issue.
Contact Amazon Support
Do the steps that we’ve mentioned above didn’t help you in resolving the boot loop on your Fire Stick? In this case, we suggest you contact Amazon customer support. Try contacting their customer support via online chat, email or calling option. Explain your issue and ask them to assist you in resolving it.
Also, check if you’re Amazon Firestick stuck optimizing system storage and applications.
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