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  1. AndEd's Avatar
    Thank you! save my life. The instructions have to be followed carefully. I managed to to do the factory reset after several attempts, with the volume and power buttons. Now I am reinstalling all of my stuff again and updating to Lollipop, again.
    LG has to do something about this. This is a serious LG flaw, specially if one follows the instructions exactly on non-rooted phones LG3 phones.
    Juanito Bonito likes this.
    12-05-2015 06:15 PM
  2. its me ktg's Avatar
    Thank you! Saved myself some pennies thanks to your advice
    12-20-2015 11:12 AM
  3. Yu-Chuan Gan's Avatar
    The hard reset worked for me With my contacts still intact as I backed them up on Google previously! Whew!!

    Doing a hard reset : I removed my battery to get it to turn off. Put the battery back on, press and hold the power AND volume down button simultaneously. When the LG logo appears, release the power button from hold and then press and hold it again WHILE keeping the volume down button held down constantly. The reset menu should appear and then go through the phone system setup. Hope this helps!
    Jmmorales likes this.
    12-23-2015 01:49 AM
  4. vojtidlo's Avatar
    youre the boss maan!! you helped me so much i really appreciate it DD
    Thanks a lot !!
    01-14-2016 11:51 AM
  5. rucana's Avatar
    Hey NintyWorldChamp! Your procedure looks good to me, but I have one question: in what moment do make a back up of you phone, so you don't have to go through the settings all over again and/or loose data? Thx in advance.
    03-25-2016 05:14 PM
  6. the Core's Avatar
    in what moment do make a back up of you phone
    Hi rucana,

    It's best to always have the automatic backup enabled. This setting can be found in Settings > General > Backup & reset. Just use a Google Account to do this.
    Also a backup to a computer can be made with the LG PC Suite.
    05-09-2016 03:59 AM
  7. the Core's Avatar
    I flashed my LG G3 D855 with the (Dutch) software of 2014 with the SD card removed. It didn't solve the issue. I kept updating the phone for hours and hours until it had Android Marshmallow, but nothing changed.

    That was two days ago. Today I placed my battery in a working G3 and that phone showed the same issue! My phone booted just fine with the new battery. So, I'm ordering a third one.
    05-11-2016 07:52 AM
  8. Scratsh's Avatar
    I can confirm that is the battery and that is a recurrent problem. Definitely this is my first and last LG phone.

    1 Year ago my problem started. On October, when the problem became unmanageable, I bought 2 batteries. One looked like original, the other don't (was golden). Using the second one, the problem was happening less often but keep happening. The other battery seems to solve the problem...

    ... but now the problem is getting back to happen slowly. Some random power offs when I am taking photos. I will buy an One Plus for replace this LG.
    05-12-2016 02:36 AM
  9. the Core's Avatar
    SOLUTION!!!?
    I did feel the same, @Scratsh. However, right now I feel like "WTF, this can't be true".
    TL;DR: Please put a strip between your battery and the SD card, like in the picture below, and confirm that it works.


    After having the phone left off for about 15 hours, today it still entered the boot loop immediately.
    BUT, from the moment I placed a strip between the battery and SD card it booted and has been staying on and working. Even without the strip!

    For about an hour now, I have been able to use my G3, reboot it and even to remove the battery
    Is this a coincidence? A new paper trick? I hope you can confirm it by doing the same as in the picture below.

    The LG-G3 update caused a boot loop, how can I get out of it?-lg-g3-solving-boot-loop-battery-strip.jpg
    Solve the reboot issue (boot loop) by putting a strip between the battery and SD card, just for a minute or two.
    Note: the piece of paper is for a different issue


    So, how and why does this work?
    Putting a strip between the battery and left side of the SD card holder adds pressure to either one of the two contacts (poles) of the battery with the power control chip or some (black) chip (SS45AE A416D1). You can see this contact in this post of me in which I teared the battery open.

    I tried to fix that battery as well. It worked a little bit, like the phone coulds stay on for 10 seconds after booting. I had to use a credit card though because the strip was to thin for this old phone

    I think this can be fixed with a pipe wrench or something other tool too because the strip can be removed and all it does is actually bending or reforming the contact pin.
    belodion and lebobmorane like this.
    05-12-2016 08:48 AM
  10. the Core's Avatar
    Update: it's been two days now and it's still working! However, I had to put the strip back this morning.
    The LG-G3 update caused a boot loop, how can I get out of it?-lg-g3-solving-bootloop-part-strip-square.jpg

    The rebooting has damaged the battery. The capacity is reduced. It uncharges faster than it should. Also, it seems to be completely empty and unusable when the LG says the battery has 40% left.
    My third battery isn't delivered yet, but when it is, I'll use this trick immediately. Let's hope it prevents damage.
    Christi Davis likes this.
    05-14-2016 10:50 AM
  11. the Core's Avatar
    Still working
    Christi Davis likes this.
    05-17-2016 05:05 AM
  12. DanielMyi's Avatar
    SOLVED!!

    Your solution involving a tiny piece of paper worked for me!
    My phone started acting crazy few months and, getting worse over the time. After a reset, the problem of switching itself off was gone only for few days, so I was about buying a new phone, not from LG, the next day. After reading your post, I tried your simple solution, and it worked. 4 days have past, no switching off!
    Thank you all, guys!
    Cheers,
    Daniel.

    SOLUTION!!!?
    I did feel the same, @Scratsh. However, right now I feel like "WTF, this can't be true".
    TL;DR: Please put a strip between your battery and the SD card, like in the picture below, and confirm that it works.


    After having the phone left off for about 15 hours, today it still entered the boot loop immediately.
    BUT, from the moment I placed a strip between the battery and SD card it booted and has been staying on and working. Even without the strip!

    For about an hour now, I have been able to use my G3, reboot it and even to remove the battery
    Is this a coincidence? A new paper trick? I hope you can confirm it by doing the same as in the picture below.

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    Solve the reboot issue (boot loop) by putting a strip between the battery and SD card, just for a minute or two.
    Note: the piece of paper is for a different issue


    So, how and why does this work?
    Putting a strip between the battery and left side of the SD card holder adds pressure to either one of the two contacts (poles) of the battery with the power control chip or some (black) chip (SS45AE A416D1). You can see this contact in this post of me in which I teared the battery open.

    I tried to fix that battery as well. It worked a little bit, like the phone coulds stay on for 10 seconds after booting. I had to use a credit card though because the strip was to thin for this old phone

    I think this can be fixed with a pipe wrench or something other tool too because the strip can be removed and all it does is actually bending or reforming the contact pin.
    05-25-2016 12:30 PM
  13. SeebJhon's Avatar
    Hay Gys. hope you are all well. i am facing a rather different issue with my lg g3 phone. i could not found any solution on net. Actually it restarts while detecting network signals and then it keep restarting so when startup screen comes and phone searches for signals it restarts and o the loop continuous. My phone enter such loop when 3g signals get drooped from my network provider. But it should restart with 2g signals right? but it doesn't and it enters the restart loop on signal detection. Please help i would be thankful.
    After all when i eject the sim card it starts normal. the issue is with the signal detection. i hope you could suggest a solution. Thanks
    Chris Stoneman likes this.
    06-02-2016 07:05 AM
  14. Christi Davis's Avatar
    @ The Core did you get error messages about your SD card being unmounted/removed and/or the invalid SIM message? I started getting the SD card error message about a month ago randomly then it caused my SIM card not to be recognized had to get a new SIM, a couple of weeks ago. Now today I get the blue screen of death....so I'm thinking this paper trick might help. I also thought it was my battery and purchased 2 new ones. Which were both factory/original batteries.
    06-11-2016 06:06 PM
  15. lebobmorane's Avatar
    @the Core, thank you, your fix worked for me
    06-12-2016 03:49 AM
  16. the Core's Avatar
    Glad to hear it worked for some. I hope you don't get the same issue as I do have right now: the blue screen error.
    06-22-2016 04:39 PM
  17. Isaacmarley1212's Avatar
    Did you hold the down volume button right after you turned it on because that will put it in safe mode and you can go and connect to the LG pc suite and then you can fix update error
    08-04-2016 03:35 PM
  18. mando6599's Avatar
    Okay ya'll, I'm a total newbie on these forums, but my G3 started this dreaded reboot loop just last night. I've tried the paper trick, has not worked. I've tried hard factory reset, still hasn't worked. NOTHING has worked and now my G3 seems inoperable. The screen has now also stated "Security Error" with the LG logo screen, then goes black with the LED light alternating red/blue. If anything anyone knows here to do, please reply here or directly to my account, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! By the way, I took it into a cell repair place today and they also could do nothing due to it being a software issue. Again, any help would be appreciated, thanks!
    08-05-2016 09:31 PM
  19. David Rowland's Avatar
    I've had 2 G3's and the OEM battery caused issues in both. The first had constant boot loops, and the 2nd random restarting with stock battery. I replaced the battery with an Anker battery and have not had an issue with either phone. Also tried another battery from ebay, and it would shut down randomly and not restart without removing the battery. Seems these phones are very sensitive to the power source.
    08-13-2016 10:58 AM
  20. sadicbatcha1's Avatar
    dear please explain how you have solved your problem. I have a similar problem too

    sadic
    09-22-2016 04:53 AM
  21. Scratsh's Avatar
    Buying a new official battery. The lifespan is terrible. I already need to buy again.
    09-23-2016 03:06 AM
  22. christov_bio's Avatar
    After a month of random reboots I have found this post here and it FIXED my problem ...
    I just put a piece of paper in order to add pressure to either one of the two contacts (poles) of the battery with the power control chip.
    My phone rebooted just one more time for the last 24 hours, but the battery was below 9% and I switched on GPS, I know that the battery i probably damaged of all this rebots during the last month, I'm going to purchase a new genuine battery BUT I'll use it only with the piece of paper below the SD card - as it's shown here
    Thank you very to "The Core"!
    10-01-2016 10:00 AM
  23. Jeremy Silk's Avatar
    SOLVED!!

    Your solution involving a tiny piece of paper worked for me!
    My phone started acting crazy few months and, getting worse over the time. After a reset, the problem of switching itself off was gone only for few days, so I was about buying a new phone, not from LG, the next day. After reading your post, I tried your simple solution, and it worked. 4 days have past, no switching off!
    Thank you all, guys!
    Cheers,
    Daniel.
    My problem first started with the phone randomly not recognising the sim card, then the random rebooting. Battery performance was erratic so I bought a new one. It got to the point after about 6 weeks where it was stuck in a boot loop and it wouldn't even go into download mode. Tried the Factory reset and that didn't help. Ended up getting a Galaxy S7 but still trying everything to fix the G3. Stuck a piece of cardboard between the battery and sim card and booted first time, working great. Thanks for the advice. Only wish I had stumbled across the solution earlier.
    10-20-2016 12:00 AM
  24. Moneyfivers's Avatar
    Did you find a solution? I'm having the exact same problem
    10-26-2016 04:47 PM
  25. amod dernmodder's Avatar
    I think I kicked my wife's in the ****....
    I shoved it on a 1amp charger and pressed and held the power button until it restarted then while it was restarting I pressed the power button 5 times and now it turned on out of the boot loop. Shes either going to hate me or love me in the morning when she can recover her photos....cause I stayed up messing with it.. either way a try can't be any worse than the factory reset option.


    The newest system update for the LG-G3 was released recently and I decided to install it today. After it downloaded, the phone said that it would restart. Once it started to power back on, it went to the "LG Life's Good" start up screen, stays at this screen for about 10 seconds, goes dark for 3 seconds, then repeats this process indefinitely. I've seen that this is called a boot loop and I've attempted to perform a factory reset on the phone based on some youtube tutorials, but all of them require that you enter "Download Mode" (which the phone does successfully), and then the screen should show a "Firmware Update" screen, which my phone does not go to. When I open Device Manager, the phone is listed under "Other devices" and the name "QHSUSB_BULK".

    Thanks for you help.
    11-24-2016 11:50 PM
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