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

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My tablet won't boot

I just got a Arnova 10D G3 and it doesn't boot. All I get is the "Arnova" logo on a black screen. I bought it on a refurbished condition, it was a pretty good deal so I am ready to do any risky ...
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My LG E615 stuck at boot logo

My LG E615 (running Android 4 ICS) was not starting: it always stuck in LG logo, and the screen keeps blinking. I tried using kdz updater, but it always has an error when the update was almost ...
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Secure boot error, Cause: boot certification verify

My LG Spectrum 2 (Verizon) has recently started having a variety of boot problems. Problems include any of the following: Boot-up hang on the LG splash screen "[1160] Secure booting Error! Cause: ...
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Tablet fails to boot up completely

My Crystal View Android Tablet wont turn on all the way, it shows a few power on screens but then stops on the Android loading screen and stays there, What do i do?
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HTC desire SV not starting after cache clear

My HTC desire SV is not starting after cache clear. I am facing the problem when I tried to restart my phone, it is not starting up after that. I have tried all possible ways to start the phone, but ...
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Cannot install boot animation on Nexus 4

I want to create a boot animation for my rooted PA 3.99RC2 Nexus 4, and all seems to work properly in both BootBox and Boot Animation Previewer. However, when I restart my phone to try it, it comes to ...
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Low level Android kernel hacking

Where can I find information regarding low level kernel hacking on Android? For example, I'd like to know how the device boots and follow the execution path from that point. Where exactly is the code ...
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Unpack initramfs.cpio.gz (boot.img) from MTK6589 phone?

I can't find a proper tool to unpack boot.img from GravityMod2. both unmkbootimg and split_bootimg.pl are able to extract same fileset (kernel, 4280320 bytes and ramdisk, 633284 bytes). I think the ...
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Galaxy Nexus I9250 stuck on x logo after updating yakju to takju

My Galaxy Nexus I9250 gets stuck on X logo after I updated yakju to takju (4.2 factory images for takju). How I can fix this?
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Hello. How can I forcibly prevent specific apps from starting at boot? [duplicate]

I would like to force a few apps in particular to not stop when I boot, reboot, etc. The reason why is irrelevant ... I would like to know if or how Aneroid OSes, in general, load apps into memory, ...
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ADB can discover devices but not fastboot

I've searched on the web about this problem and it's usually solved by installing the appropriate drivers. Problem is I'm on a Mac. When I plug in my device, it can be discovered when I run adb ...
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Netbook with Android 4.1 freezes on load screen

I'm using a brand new Craig 10-inch netbook. It came with Android 4.1 jelly bean by default. I've made no changes at all but on boot, the initial splash screen appears, the jelly beans seem to appear ...
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How to create start up scripts using the init.d folder?

In this answer to a question I asked a while ago, he said it's possible to have a script executed every boot. I created a file (without extension) that contains the following: #!/system/bin/sh ...
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how to boot ubuntu on asus transformer tf101

I want to boot ubuntu on Asus tf101 with Android 3.2 ROM from a microSD card, by using Windows. Can someone explain how to do it or link a wiki for it? Thanks in advance.
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Can I run scripts on startup on rooted Galaxy Note 3?

I want to be able to run a shell command (e.g. mount) on startup on my Galaxy Note 3 (stock rooted Android 4.3) Typically on Linux that'd be done using /etc/init.d but I don't have that directory on ...
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How can I recover files from a phone that won't boot?

I have a Galaxy SII, and it is stuck on the boot screen. How can I recover the files on the phone?
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Problem upgrading a Lenovo A2107

I have a Lenovo Ideapad A2107-H and I read this guide. I followed the guide step by step to upgrade my Tablet. On step 6 I got assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device"), so I deleted this line in ...
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How to see the contents of boot partition

Does anybody know how to mount the boot partition?On my nexus 7, I booted to recovery and tried to mount the boot partition using the following- mount -t ext4 ...
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Stuck on boot after flashing a custom ROM

I read some info about rooting and installing custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830. I followed the tutorials and got stuck half way - now I believe I did something wrong. The phone is now ...
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Desire sv does not start after clear cache

I cleared cache memory of my HTC Desire SV then tried to restart the phone. It does not start. I have also tried hard boot on this phone but result is same. How can I get my phone to boot again?
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How to boot into recovery Xperia Z running Cyanogenmod?

My Xperia Z is already using Cyanogenmod ROM. Now I need to boot into recovery to install GAPPS. However, holding power button + volume up does not result in anything. Holding power button + volume ...
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Nexus 7 refuses to boot unless plugged into outlet

I've looked around the internet for this problem ad/or solution for hours and have found absolutely nothing on this problem. My tablet is brand new, straight from the box. When i have it plugged in ...
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Samsung S3 Cannot Enter Recovery Mode, and Can't Boot Up Either

I'm trying to fix a Samsung S3 which has been stuck on the boot logo continously, and cannot boot up. The phone keeps displaying the logo (which says "Samsung" and the phone model) when the power ...
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how do i access files in my sdcard during the boot of galaxy gio

i want to acess a file in my sdcard during the boot menu of my galaxy gio but I cant, I have tried to boot my phone, during the boot menu I selected sdcard but I was not able to access the file I ...
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Want to change boot screen(with Samsung logo) appears before android animation in Samsung galaxy tab

I am an beginner to android, but now i want to replace boot images like Samsung galaxy logo which appears during boot time in my Samsung Galaxy Tab. I have used many file managers like root explorer ...
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How can I enable adbd during boot on Cyanogenmod?

I am stuck during the boot process, at first before entering the passphrase for /data and now at the SIM PIN screen. At this point, adb is inaccessible (normally adbd would start up after unlocking ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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SIGSEGV at Boot (SurfaceFlinger?)

I recently installed (with Odin) the latest stock ROM for my SGS2 without wiping data. After that I put a rooted kernel and started using. I found out that: - if I boot the phone, let it get to the ...
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Xperia Sola stuck at Sony Xperia logo after rooting and rebooting phone

I rooted my Sony Xperia Sola. After that, I installed Font Installer. I restarted the phone, but now it just displays SONY .. Xperia.and Its not openig with the flash mode or with the fast mode How ...
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How to ensure dalvik-cache and lib are linked to SD on boot?

Recently, I upgraded my htc-desire with a bigger SD Card with a partition of 512Mo on it. I installed link2sd to place apps on SD card ext4 partition. Then I had to create by hand, the mount script ...
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Sudden boot failure after reboot

My HTC EVO 3D gets stuck at the black screen after htc logo on boot. It happened suddenly, nothing new installed, no settings changed. My phone runs on mwakious3d rom (i think it's v15) It is ...
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Pulling boot.img [duplicate]

I want to pull boot.img from my phone for rooting. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 PC with android SDK and adb drivers installed. I tried to root my phone in many ways. But there are not much tools available ...
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Battery Drains out Suddenly

So here is what happened! I was simply going though my phone (Canvas HD running Jellybean) when suddenly it hangs and then shuts down. I try booting it. It turns on but goes off again. I try it yet ...
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Booting Android from nand with bootimages

I am trying to add recovery system in a new Android board. I was able to generate recovery.img, boot.img, ... Since we are using nand memory, my question is is it possible to boot android images ...
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Can't boot because of deleted com.android.launcher2

Stupid me deleted the com.android.launcher2 apk file (located in system/app) thinking that my tablet will boot with another launcher I installed and now it doesn't boot up (gets stuck in loading ...
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htc desire wont boot

I was running JellyBean when my camera wouldn't respond. I tried to factory reset and re-install JellyBean. I think it installed too fast to be proper, it took maybe 45 seconds then rebooted. Now ...
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Galaxy S2 won't turn on properly

My Samsung Galaxy S2 wont turn on properly, it just flashes the boot screen. I've tried taking the battery out and turning it on without the SD card. What should I do? I don't want to factory reset it ...
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How to interrupt Android boot sequence to force it boot to Linux kernel only

I am trying to do some low level performance testing related to device processor cores through adb which I feel it is affected by Android background services and system stuff. As I know that the ...
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How can I install install android v2.3.7 os gingerbread for vodafone smart ii?

My Vodafone smart ii does not proceed after powered on. It sticks on the initial animation and does not go to home screen. what should I do? How can I find and reinstall its operating system?
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Boot from SD card

As PC can boot from CD or USB I wonder if android devices can boot from SD card? Could it be used for repairing original bootloader?
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Android early boot console over usb

I'm trying to port newer kernel versions onto my Nexus S device. Most newer kernels panic very early on in the boot process. I would like to debug this. However, since the phone has been provided to ...
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Nexus 7 Not Booting; Backlight Turns on while Charging

A friend of mine has a Nexus 7 2012. Although it used to work, it now won't turn on. I would mark this off as a broken battery or screen if it were not for this one oddity: the backlight turns on ...
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Android runs ON Linux?

I bought an Android PC from Amazon and found it booted Linux then booted Android. I mean literally booted Linux (penguins splash), then booted Android (Android splash). I contacted the vendor asking ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 suddenly dies and won't turn on even after battery removal

The phone was plugged in to my computer (I was doing development) and was running all the time. Suddenly, while I was not doing development or doing anything, the phone died and I have have never been ...
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Galaxy Pop Gt-S5570 Is Stuck At Samsung Logo After Installing Cynogenmod 10.1

I tried to install Cyanogenmod 10.1 on my galaxy pop gt-s5570 using clockwork recovery 4.0.0.5... Installation of cynogenmod 10.1 (cm-10.1.0-RC5-GT-S5570-tass) and Gapps successfully completes but ...
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Can't get to Recovery or Download mode on Sprint Galaxy S3

I rooted my S3 and tried flashing a new Kernel, and it was all fine, until it tried to reboot. Now I can't get it to do ANYTHING. I hold the power, it goes to the Samsung screen and turns off. ...
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why my htc status goes back to its rom defult settings after restart?

i have HTC status i had unlock and root my phone and also i created a 2nd ext3 partition which i linked it with Link2SD in order to improve internal memory. then i installed a bunch of different ...
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Droid 2/R2-D2 Can't Load Beyond Bootloader

I picked up a DROID R2-D2 from a coworker who has given up on the device. Knowing I like to tinker with these things, she offered me the phone in whatever condition I can muster from it. A few weeks ...
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How to boot to ClockworkMod recovery with Galaxy5 GT-i5500

I have ClockworkMod recovery installed on a phone (Samsung Galaxy5 GT-i5500, I have used it in the past to flash ROMs). The phone is currently not booting, just shows the Samsung logo. I want to get ...
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Exotic case of Galaxy Nexus not booting

Symptoms : Put battery into Galaxy Nexus (tried with two different including a brand new one) Plug cord to USB host or charger Large battery charge indicator icon appears in the middle of the screen ...