[Solved]- Android White Screen of Death (WSOD) Issue

Previously I have discussed with you all about how to fix Android Black Screen of Death that is a common problem for many users. However, in this blog, I will explain you about Android White Screen of Death.

This error is seen as fading of screen to white or sometime, it is seen multi-colored or becomes white on boot. In fact, many times, it occurs as plain white and it cannot be operated.

So today, we will be looking on some of the best ways to fix White Screen of Death error that occurs in many android devices and after that, nothing is visible on the display.

Although, the problem can occur any time to any android user and their devices stuck at white screen, which becomes irresponsive so fixing it is very important. So read further and get the best ways to solve White Screen of Death error.

Practical Scenario

HELP!!! PLZZ. LONG STORY SHORT… I did sum thing idk what i did i hold the power button and both volume buttons and then it turn black then the white screen with the htc logo then virgin mobile screen then stays at htc white screen! plz help fast i need my phone i am a busing person and need my phone working fast. I tried taking out the battery and wait a few secs then mins then put it back in and nada! I tried taking out a white chip but that did nothing! I need my phone quick! Plz help i don’t want my stuff to get erase or my contacts out of my phone! You guys can email me at [redacted] I check daily! and please do give advice in the comments!

FromAndroid Forums

Causes of White Screen of Death on Android

When your android device screen shows white then you should find out what is the exact reason behind it. However, you do not have to panic because this error is not because of malware or virus attack. It is due to some other reasons, which are mentioned below:

Damaged Accidentally– You may drop your android device many times on ground, in water or somewhere else. This can damage the device and White Screen of Death can occur. [Read How to Recover Data From Water Damaged Android Phone in Easy Way]

Damaged/Corrupt files and blocked memory– When your device contains damaged files then it can really put heavy burden on its processor and result is WSOD.

Hardware and software issue– When your android device gets old then its software and hardware does not runs well and this may result White Screen of Death.

Due to improper installation or update– While updating or installing any App on your android device, if the process is stopped or interrupted then the device may not work properly.

Not maintaining the device properly– If you use your device roughly and you don’t maintain it properly then its obvious that your device will stop working as before and it may show several problems like WSOD.

Recommended: [Solved] “No Command” Error In Recovery Mode On Android

Fix White Screen of Death while using Application

It has been seen that the WSOD error occurs especially when users use a particular app on their device. Due to this, the devices screen turns white. So if you experience the same situation then do not forget to follow the below mentioned steps:

#Reboot your device

First switch off your device by pressing the power button until your device turns off. If it does not work, then try to remove the battery and after sometime insert it again. Now switch on your device and see whether the problem has solved or not. Many times, it was seen that rebooting android device could solve many issues.

#Uninstall all the unwanted apps

Many times uninstalling apps, which are not required, can solve the issue. For that, you have to go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager to get the app, which you want to remove. At last, hit on ‘Uninstall’ option and remove the app.

#Clear all App data and caches

This is one of the useful methods to get rid of WSOD error especially when it occurs while using any particular app. For that, you have to go to Settings > Applications > Application Manager where you will get the complete list of apps installed.

There you have to select the app, which you have used, and you will enter App info page. At last, click on Clear data and Clear cache. This will wipe out everything that is not useful for you and all your apps will be clean.

Also Read: How To Fix “Unfortunately App has Stopped” Error in Android Without losing data

#Move your apps to internal memory

Moving apps from SD card to internal storage is also one of the best ways to fix White Screen of Death. For that you have go to Settings > App and select the app, which you want to move. Select the Storage and click on Move to internal storage.

Fix White Screen of Death after dropping the device

Dropping your android device and damaging it is a common thing that many users face. Though many times the device do not gets damage but some error occurs which might stop you from using it. This is because your android LCD connector gets damage.

-When this damage is permanent then you cannot do thing except replacing the screen. However, when LCD connector gets displaced little bit then you can follow the below steps:

-Switch off your device and remove the battery from it if it is removable. This is already explained earlier.

-Clean the LCD connector. This cleaning can be done when your device shows plain white screen. Unlock the LCD connector and brush it. After that, again lock the LCD connector and insert the battery. Finally turn on the device and see whether the problem is solved or not.

#Doing factory reset

When not all the above ways work for you then you can do, a factory reset of your device. Doing this process can solve the issue and you easily use the device properly.

However, this process can erase all your data from device so it is instructed to backup all your essential data like Messages, Contacts, Photos, and Videos etc in safe place.

  • After that continue the process by simply pressing Power, Home and Volume Down button all at the same time. You will get several options on the screen and it means you have entered Recovery Mode.
  • Here you have to select wipe data/factory reset by pressing volume down button
  • Finally press the Power button to select the option

Now your device will restart automatically and it will work as usual.

How to recover data from Android White Screen of Death

Here you have to use any third party tool like Android Data Extraction, which is especially used to recover data from broken/damaged/black screen devices. No matter whatever data you have lost, this powerful software can easily recover all the data from any situation.

Download Android Data Extraction Recovery Software

Free Download Dr.Fone for Android(Windows)Free Download Dr.Fone for Android(Mac)

Steps to Recover data from Android White Screen of Death

Step 1: Connect your Android phone to computer

Download, install and run Android Broken Phone Recovery Tool and select 'Recover' from the available modules.

Connect your Android phone to computer using USB cable. Then choose 'Recover Android Data' from the program's screen.

Step 2: Select the data types to recover from broken phone

In this window you can select the data type that you want to restore. By default all the data types are selected. Click on 'Next to continue. Note: This option only extracts the existing data on the broken Android phone.

Step 3: Choose the fault type which matches your situation

From the available types of fault choose one that matches to your situation, which are Touch does not work or cannot access the phone, and Black/broken screen. Click on the one which you have, it will then lead you to the next window.

At the new window, select the accurate 'Device Name' and 'Device Model' for your phone. Currently this function only works for some Samsung devices in Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab series. And click on the 'Next'.

Confirm twice that you have selected the correct Device Name and Device Model. If you provide any wrong information then it may lead to bricking your phone or any other errors. If all the information is accurate then, key in 'Confirm' and click on confirm button to continue.

Step 4: Enter Download Mode on the Android phone

Simply follow the below instructions.

  • Turn off the phone.
  • Press and hold Volume '-', 'Home' and 'Power' button on the phone.
  • Press 'Volume +' button to enter download mode.

Step 5: Analyze the Android phone

After entering your phone into download mode, this tool will start to analyze the phone and download the recovery package.

Step 6: Preview and Recover the data from broken Android phone

After the completion of analysis you will see all the file types by categories. Then you will be able to choose the files to preview. Select the files that you want and click on the 'Recover' to save all the selected data.


Whenever you come across such problem on your android device, do not panic but be cool and stay calm. Then follow all the above solutions mentioned in this blog. You can easily fix the problem you experience on your android device.

I hope this blog will definitely help you to come out of this critical situation. So do not wait but go through the ways to fix the problem.

Further, you can visit our Facebook, Twitter and G+ page and if you have, any questions then you can ASK HERE

Android Data Recovery
[Solved]- Android White Screen of Death (WSOD) Issue
[Solved]- Android White Screen of Death (WSOD) Issue
Article Name
[Solved]- Android White Screen of Death (WSOD) Issue
Know how to solve Android White Screen of Death issue on your android devices. Get the best ways to deal with any issue related to android like WSOD and easily get back your data without any problem
Publisher Name
Android Data Recovery Blog