You might not know it but every time you reboot your Android device, be it a tablet or a phone, you run the risk of encountering a host of errors that will prevent it from loading up and keep it stuck in the bootup loop.
It was recently that I found out too. I rebooted my Xiaomi Redmi Android phone and instead of getting the regular Redmi logo and then the prompt to enter my PIN code, I got another screen instead, saying “No Command on Android”.
The worst part was that there was nothing I could do other than wait for the error to go away.
After what seemed like a very long wait, I was able to regain control of my phone and started looking up what had just happened. Here is what I found about the "Android no command" error and how to fix it.
In order to fix an issue we have to understand it first. So, let us begin with a short explanation of what the "Android no command error is.
Every time you reboot your Android device, there is a stream of commands that are executed automatically, like loading certain features or system apps. If something fails to load or one of those commands is not given, your device stops in its tracks and stays in the reboot loop. If you are lucky, it might go away after a few minutes, but this is rarely the case. Usually, it stays there until something is done about it.
So, what can be done?
While I was lucky enough with my phone, we will assume that yours stays stuck in the boot loop forever. The first thing you should try is to force restart your device.
How it's done:
Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time till the phone reboots.
Google Pixel Devices
Press and hold the Power button for 30 seconds.
Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.
Hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons until the device vibrates.
Forcing your Android device to reboot should give it a chance to reinitialise some processes and, hopefully, if the issue is minor, load properly without displaying the "Android no command error" error.
If forcing your Android device to reboot didn't work out for you, you can go into recovery mode. From there, you can try a couple of fixes using your Android’s features. To be precise, you will first wipe your Android device’s cache partition and then, factory reset it if the wiping doesn't work.
I am using my Xiaomi Redmi for this tutorial. Your device might differ slightly.
How it's done:
Hopefully, clearing the cache on your device should remove whatever bug was causing the "Android no command" error. If it doesn't, you may have to back up your data, and factory reset your Android device.
Here is how:
performing a factory reset will wipe all the data on it. If you would rather keep it, you can use an android backup tool to save all of your data with minimal effort. Here is how to do that.
Your device should boot up normally after that.
If you would rather not have to worry about any of the above issues and instead would like to just fix your device with minimal hassle you should use ReiBoot for Android.
We recommend it because:
Your Android will reboot and work properly.
Having your Android device malfunction just by restarting it can be a jarring experience. We understand that we are now more dependent than ever on our phones and tablets, so, it is very important to be able to fix them with ease. This is why we have compiled this list of easy-to-follow fixes.