Use this tag for issues with the "boot-process" of your Android device.

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Unpack and Pack the Ramdisk.img

I want to make some change to the ramdisk.img file and use that to bring up the emulator. I unpacked the ramdisk.img with the following command: gunzip -c ../ramdisk.img | cpio -i Before making any ...
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Extract boot.img from Emulator

I want to extract the boot.img from the android emulator. But I am not able to find it. I took the adb shell and read the proc/mtd file. This is content of the proc/mtd file. root@generic:/ # cat ...
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Android sticks gets stuck at boot screen, then gets fixed overnight automagically. Why?

I have a chinese google stick - mk808b plus http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_124593.html System: Android 4.4 GPU: Mali-450 CPU: Amlogic M805 It works okish, plays the movies, reboot fine, power ...
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Unpacking repacking boot.img creates unusable boot.img

I have tried to create a custom boot.img using Android Kitchen, Cofface's unpack/repack kernal tool, and abimE, but each time I repack I get a boot.img that is less an half the original size and get ...
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Serious bug in Android 4.4.4_r2: Not sending BOOT_COMPLETED Intent

There seems to be a serious bug in Android 4.4.4_r2: BOOT_COMPLETED not always sent bug Causing BOOT_COMPLETED Intent not to be sent. Does anyone know if this issue can be fixed on an Android ...
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booting Android from SD card

The device model is Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (gt n5100) It's not booted yet had developer mode activated. The flash memory is completely broken (which probably means the bootloader is gone as well?), ...
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How to slow down boot on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

I made a custom boot animation in .qmg for my Galaxy but the system boots too rapidly, I try to slow it down. I searched in all the boot files how to do that but I did not found anything... One file ...
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How to enable adb in bootloader mode?

Is it possible to enable adb in bootloader mode? I've already managed to enable it at boot following this, but couldn't figure out yet how to enable it in bootloader mode (if it is even possible?). ...
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HP Stream 7 originally runs Windows - Can it run Android viably?

I have an HP Stream 7 that I'm not using here (since I've bought my Asus T100), and I was thinking about putting an Android to run, instead of the Windows OS. I know that is possible, but my question ...
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How to edit splash.img which displays the boot logo in Snapdragon chipset devices?

As far as I know, most devices powered by Snapdragon Chipsets stores the boot logo (splash screen that shows up when device is switched ON) in a partition named 'splash' which contains splash.img Is ...
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CM12.1 on Galaxy S5 in endless boot after encryption enabled, then pattern changed

As written in the title, I have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) with CyanogenMod 12.1 installed ("klte"). Everything worked semifine (apart from occasional reboots), and after a while I decided to encrypt the ...
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Nexus 7 is not booting up after android marshmallow update

I received OTA for my nexus 7 tablet few days back and since then my device is not booting up. Can someone please help how to get it working ?
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Run a particular app on boot

I have a phone running Android 4.0 and I wish to know if it is possible to turn this phone into a dedicated calculator? When I say dedicated I mean - once the phone is turned on, it boots directly to ...
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ADB bricked android doesn't connect to pc

I have a bricked android BLUBOO X2. I rooted it, changed build.prop to set some settings so that I could boot in Ubuntu Touch(which didn't work). And now I can't boot up anymore at all, it is in boot ...
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How to boot my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini when wall charger is plugged

I am Developing an Android Application, here i want my phone to start booting automatically when the phone is plugged into any power outlet without hitting any power button.I found many solutions and ...
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A different kind of Safe-mode?

I was playing with some Xposed modules on Galaxy S4 Mini phone and then after applying some changes, it stopped booting and stuck on boot logo screen. So, i tried to boot it up again in safe mode by ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 will not boot up

A month ago, i used Kingroot to root my Sony Xperia Z1 running lollipop . Today, my dad called me on the phone and i picked up. 5 minutes later, the phone will not boot up. I thought that the battery ...
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How to change the boot logo, Not the bootanimation 4.2.2

Im trying to find out if I can change the boot logo, the one that shows up right before the bootanimation. Currently it show's me a linux logo. I am looking to either completely remove it or change ...
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how to flash boot.img on Samsung gt-s6012?

I have complied my source code and brought up zImage and I have ram disk file. Using mkbootimg tool I created my own boot.img. Now how can I flash that boot.img on my Samsung GT-S6012 mobile. As I ...
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Nexus 7 tablet stuck in a boot loop

How can I fix my Nexus 7 tablet, or at least back-up the files? I tried updating my Nexus 7 tablet (the 2013 version) to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) a few days ago and found that it reboots after ...
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Correct build choice for Nexus 7 lunch

I've been trying to install a kernel/bootloader/etc for my Nexus 7 wifi only model tablet and got this error from fastboot flashall, Device product is 'flo'. Update requires 'msm8960' or 'deb'. ...
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What to do when delete data option doesn't work?

I wanted to know if I can fix my Huawei tablet. It stopped suddenly and it didn't boot up normally. I forced it to boot by holding the power button and now it got stuck at Android logo. I tried wiping ...
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Phone stuck at “Android is upgrading… Starting apps.” after successfully rooting with Kingo Android Root

I just used Kingo Android Root to root my Samsung Galaxy S5. Rooting was successful, however, the device is taking a really long time to upgrade. The screen says Android is upgrading...Starting apps. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually ...
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Boot into specific Hangout with one person

I would like my tablet to boot up into the Google Hangouts app, and open the conversation with a specific person. I'm able to open the Hangouts app easily with this app (or one of the many like it), ...
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'Authorization Failed' toast message at startup

Every time I reboot my HTC One M8 Google Play Edition running 6.0 Marshmallow, there is a toast message that reads 'Authorization Failed' with no other information on what actually failed. Any idea ...
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How to make marshmallow obey `ro.secure=0`

I'm using a Nexus 5X with release 6.0.0 (MDB08M). I unlocked the bootloader with fastboot oem unlock, then created a boot image with a /default.prop file containing ro.secure=0. This appears to ...
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How to perform emergency call while “Android is starting…”

Sometimes when I start my phone I get this "Optimizing app" thing that takes about 10 - 20 minutes for it to finish. During this operation phone is unusable and reset doesn't help as the operation is ...
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how to fall back to old binary after deleting required system app and causing no boot?

I am using Micromax Canvas Turbo A-250 I was having some malware issues ,which every second downloaded some random application and launched it automatically. I rooted my phone using King Root , then ...
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LG G4 not restarting

My device is rooted. It was working fine for months. But suddenly it struck and now its not restarting back. It struck at LG logo. I have no idea why its happening. Also, it is rebooting again and ...
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What can happen when you flash a bootlocked device?

This will probably not be done in practice, but I like hypotheticals. I believe that when you flash a custom recovery on a bootlocked device the stock recovery will just be flashed back on reboot. ...
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Phone stuck at boot animation after Andriod 6.0 Update [duplicate]

The four dot animation is endlessly running after Android 6 update in Nexus 5.
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Moto E on Lollipop has KitKat's boot animation

I have a Moto E 1st Gen. When I updated to Lollipop, my boot animation updated too, but a few months later I did a hard reset to my Moto E. All was great, but yesterday I noticed that my boot ...
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Sharp SH7218U doesn't boot after formatting system partition

I formatted /system on my Sharp SH7218U. Now it won't turn on/boot up. The screen doesn't turn on at all, even after removing battery or plugging into PC. PC says "unrecognized device plugged in". ...
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Auto VNC on startup

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 tablet running Android 5.1.1 How can I setup a VNC viewer that starts automatically on startup and also re-connects automatically when connection is disrupted? In Windows, ...
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REPAIR U-Boot exynos4412

How to repair U-boot to MEIZU MX2 (Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad) I connect to my phone using UART-USB(RS232) to Win7. It happened after I changed the values of the variables in ENV, This is the factory ...
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Inves Wibook 660lt stuck on boot after update

My boss recently went to spain and bought himself an e-reader running Android, the wibook 660lt. He did an OTA update of the OS, but now it's stuck at the screen with a triangle with an "!" in it, ...
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stuck trying to fix bad Android 6.0 update

When manually updating my Nexus 9 (Wifi) to Android 6.0, I forgot to flash the cache.img and vendor.img images. Now my Nexus 9 is stuck at the Google boot screen (just says Google, no animation). How ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Developer's Edition stuck at intro screen

A couple of years ago I bought a pre-production Galaxy Note 10.1 on Ebay. The serial number was 000000000. It was actually a Galaxy Tab 10.1 body with Galaxy Note software. Unit was sent to the ...
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tablet stuck on splash screen.

This is the output from logcat. The Netd 1.0 starting message repeats indefinitely. Any thoughts on how to recover this other than re-flashing the tablet? --------- beginning of /dev/log/system ...
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GS4 not turning on, battery full, no screen activity or rumble

(Keyboard finicky, sorry for any errors!) Alright, so I have this GS4 that I got secondhand. It worked fine for a while, but now there is no activity AT ALL. I have tried Recovery Mode, normal boot, ...
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Can I access user data on my phone that can no longer mount efs, system, cache, etc. on its own?

My Galaxy Note 2 decided to reboot this morning but failed to get past the logo. Entering recovery mode, I am greeted with messages such as: E:failed to mount /efs (No such file or directory) ...
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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did ...
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Fast boot up on iMX6

I'm working with a development board based on Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processors. You can have more info about the board on this link. The Android version I'm using is the one provided by the ...
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Android User Space Boot-up with Vanilla Kernel

After so many conflicts between the mainline Linux kernel (vanilla kernel) and the Android kernel (vanilla kernel + Androidization patches), in 2011 the essential drivers required to run Android ...
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My tablet wont boot up after updating into i8150gpu

please help me im using Huawei mediapad 7 lite and rooted it with kingoroot,,,, so after surfing the web, I found out that i8150gpu increases performance, so i tried it. I followed the instructions ...
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Vodafone Smart Tab 3G 7" not booting

I have a Vodafone Smart Tab 3G seven inch. This device was switched of & when I wanted to use it then it just displayed at bottom screen Powered by Android. And then black screen. Vodacom can't ...
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Stock LG-D500 Bootloop. Factory Reset only temporarily fixes

I checked a few of the other links/threads. Mostly it seems like people changed something (ROM, or went in a did something to permissions) whereas my phone has no changes made by me. There are/were ...
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ZTE Score only booting to recovery

I have a ZTE N788 MTS352 CDMA Mobile unlocked to use any CDMA in India. Rooted it perfectly. Deleted unwanted APP, by mistake deleted one sys app "wall paper change"- after that mob. not working. when ...
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HTC Desire VC turns off automatically after showing boot logo

I bought a new set HTC Desire VC t328D CDMA in India on 15-Aug-2015 which worked OK for one day, but on charging it got halted. In Android OS I tried all the methods to bring it back to life through ...