My Samsung S8+ suddenly froze last night and started boot looping. I did not install anything new and was simply using the device as usual when this occurred. Now I can't get the phone to recover from the endless boot loops.
I have tried letting the battery run out, then booting into recovery mode. I have wiped the cache partition (several times). Neither one of these has produced reliable results. I am sometimes able to boot up after the cache wipe, but the system will freeze after a few minutes and start boot looping again.
I know the next step is a factory reset, but I need to pull some files off the phone's storage before I do that. I did notice that the phone received a system security update recently. Has anyone else experienced this issue following the latest update?