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

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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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What formats do Android devoces detect?

Basically, here is what happened. I bought an external 1TB hard drive. My Passport, it's called. I connected it to my Nexus 5 via an adapter. I did so and viewed files successfully. The thing is ...
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Unable to boot phone after deleting folders in SD storage

Am using a Samsung galaxy duos. I recently deleted everything from my sd card/usb storage and when I restarted my phone, it just keeps displaying the Samsung start screen but it doesn't boot up. ...
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can I use SP_Flash_Tool on Alcatel V860

is it possible to flash Vodafone Smart 2 with SP_Flash_Tool? and if not is there any other tool that will allow me to? since I can't use Recovery Mode nor Download(fastboot) Mode I accidentally ...
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S4 won't boot into ClockworkMod Recovery

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4, and am trying to install CyanogenMod 11 Snapshot, but I'm stuck. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery using Loki, but whenever I go into recovery with my phone, it ...
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How can I run a script on boot?

I'm accustomed to running scripts on boot in Linux, but I'm not sure how to do this in Android. I'd like to start my SSH daemon on start, so I'll always be able to connect. How can I run an arbitrary ...
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Factory reset a bricked device on adb

My phone is stuck on android logo. What i want is to factory reset my phone. I can not do anything else than rebooting my phone Recovery is not available What i tried : (My phone is rooted)
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Rooted phone bricked without CWM

Hello~ I just wanted to ask whether my phone has a chance to be fixed or not. My bro just installed a chainfire 3d app on it and the next thing I know, my phone was bricked and stucked on the android ...
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Nexus 7 won't boot up after the colorful X

My Nexus 7 will not boot up past the start-up animation (colorful X)-it's not a power problem as it charges up OK-just will not get past the X. I've powered it up and down several times but it hasn't ...
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Run on boot then quit?

I've tried searching around on various forums but can't find this answered anywhere. Is there a mechanism to automatically run an app on boot then switch back to the 'desktop'? Specifically I'm ...
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Allwinner A13 tablet stuck on boot screen

Okay, here's the deal- I received a generic Chinese tablet from a friend in early January, and it worked well for about two-and-a-half months. Then, just recently, I discovered rooting and the ...
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Galaxy tab 2 (gsm) P3100 stuck on start screen after installing clockwork mod recovery. Need help immediately!

I was following this tutorial form wiki.cyanogenmod.org and it went fine till step 12 #11. Unplug the USB cable from your device You can now manually reboot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery ...
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anycall Galaxy S freezes after media scanner running during boot up

this is my first post and im new here..any help is highly appreciated my anycall galaxy S freezes right after media scanner completes its scan from booting up... i tried restarting the phone many ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 won't turn on but it works well when I removed the SD card

My Samsung Galaxy kept on restarting on yesterday. Today, it can't start up and the Samsung logo keeps appearing. Surprisingly when I remove the SD card, it worked again. Why is it so?
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I want to execute a shell script on an Android device when it boots up

I want to run a shell script on my Android device every time it boots. What do I need to do? The script is stored on the MMC of the device and looks like this: #!/system/bin/sh ...
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Semi-dead Tablet - Is this a touch screen trouble or just a software glich?

My tablet is HKC P077A with 8GB ROM, 512 RAM and a 7'' Touch screen (Android 4.0.3). I am having 2 problems When I switch on the tab, first "HKC" logo comes to screen and then disappears to show ...
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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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Will Android Boot And Run With The Screen Removed?

I am developing an embedded system and am considering using the hardware out of a smartphone as it has everything required (3G, GPS, WIFI, Camera). By doing so I will need to disconnect the screen ...
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Changing startup and shutdown sounds

Is there any way for me to play certain audio files when my phone starts up and before it shuts down? I have a Samsung S3.
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Smart e Machine tablet stuck on “Boot into recovery…” screen

So I finally got my first android tablet, some cheap brand "Smart e Machine". It has android 4.0 on it. They just barely have a website and no type of support pages or anything, and apparently the ...
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Android can't boot — displays booting splash until battery drains

My Android can't boot. It displays the booting splash (a sci-fi planet-like image) until the battery drains. Is this condition what's referred to as a boot loop? Is there any chance to recover? ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate stuck at the boot screen

I have a Galaxy S Captivate and it has been problematic ever since. I flashed various stock roms (with and without bootloaders) in download mode and the phone always gets stuck at the boot screen ...
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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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What is meant by locked bootloader?

Everyone complains about locked bootloaders on phones. From reading the bootloader seems to be code stored on the partition which /boot is mounted. Once the phone is rooted why couldn't one just ...
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Galaxy Nexus Not Responding To Anything

So I was recently messing around with my Galaxy Nexus and I attempted to wipe everything but accidentally wiped the OS. I tried adb'ing a ROM to the device but it was getting halted at around 5MB (the ...
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Snapshots suffer from Short Term Memory Loss?

I have seen that despite repeatedly saving to snapshot, periodically (once in about 3 attempts to launch from snapshot) I get the error: emulator: ERROR: Unable to load VM from snapshot. The ...
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Disable splashscreen - BOOTLOGO disabled

First off all I must start by saying that I am not an Android Expert. I Have some android TV box ( not a phone ) which is of some unknown third party chinese vendor . it is already rooted . I need ...
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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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Android “Boot Logo Showing Time” Script

Did anyone know where's the "Boot Logo Showing Time" script location? i want to change the boot logo show up time, because my boot logo is only show up for a half-seconds (500ms) then disappear and ...
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Unlocking Bootloader

Recently I've unlocked my sony xperia p boot loader. I am sure that it is unlocked. But is there any option to find out that is it unlocked?
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Android crashes in a Bak BK-NB711G

I have a netbook device running Android, Gingerbread 2.3.x, but it does not load. Upon boot-up, it is forever stuck on the familiar splash screen with Android written on it. Can someone help me? ...
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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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Is it possible to transfer files to a powered off device?

Unfortunately, I have managed to delete an integral directory of the phone, which causes it to stuck on the boot-up screen. It would be very easy to repair this damage if I could find out how to mount ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note II slow startup

My Galaxy Note II used to statup in 5-6 seconds normally. But yesterday when i switched on the device after charging it, it took almost 14-15 seconds for my home screen to show up. I am pretty sure ...
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My tablet won't turn on

My tablet won't turn on and Android won't start up on it. As usual I charged it last night, and it charged to 100%. But now it is not turning on I have tried a lot of times to turn it on by pushing ...
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Android X86 and Grub

So I've installed Android X86 on my wetab tablet, using the corvus mod files found here, but for some reason, my tablet now boots right into a grub 0.97 command line (I suspect it does this because ...
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Samsung GT-I5500 hangs after boot

After booting I receive this message: Process system is not responding: 1. Close 2. Wait Whatever I choose I got only black screen. I'm using official unbranded latest rom -> 2.2. List of installed ...
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How to change /system mount point in booting

In init processing, my Samsung Note 2 mounts filesystem according to fstab.smdk4x12, by mount_all fstab.smdk4x12 in init.<vendor>.rc. In this file, the /dev/block/mmcblk0p13 is mounted as ...
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ZTE V9 light ftm startup error

My ZTE v9 light tablet won't go past the 'android' loading screen and go to the main menu. I think it happened when I didn't install an application the correct way and everything started crashing. ...
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SD card “damaged” after every reboot / power off

When I turn off my phone, next time it says SD card is damaged and all data is gone, I can only reformat it. The phone is "gionee iq275" (also known as "Fly" in Russia), Android version is 2.3.4. What ...
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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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Is it possible to boot an Android phone from a USB drive?

Is there any way to boot an Android phone* from a bus-powered USB drive**? If so, what are the steps to achieve this? * E.g. one with USB OTG functionality. ** E.g. a flash drive.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...