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

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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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Samsung Galaxy S stuck at bootloop

I've bricked my old Galaxy S (GT-I9000) into a bootloop. Trying to fix that, I've uploaded Semaphore's ClockworkMod Recovery to my device successfully via Linux. However, when I press ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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how to lower boot up time? (many apps 122, rooted device)

[old subject: link2sd not mounting second partition, "quick restart" fails too] [IMPORTANT: boot time took 20 minutes, see at the end...] My phone suddenly reboot (while I was ...
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Samsung Galaxy tab 10 does not start up

My tablet won't start. With the USB cable connected I can start my tablet using the "power & volume" trick. When in prompt menue for various reboot options it says in yellow text Can't access ...
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Samsung s duos not booting into recovery

I have flashed the recovery.tar using odin by following this tutorial http://www.droidiser.com/2012/10/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-duos-install-cwm.html but after this,when I try to boot into ...
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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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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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How to install fastboot drivers?

I have a cheap clone android (benss b3) that I managed to connect to win 7 by editing the .inf file in usb drivers. Now I want to load different ROMs via fastboot. However, when I boot to fastboot ...
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Why does my device not start up? [closed]

I have an MID with Android version 1.5. Today, when I turned it on, it just showed Tux the penguin for a very long time. It did not start up. The power was fairly well charged. I pressed the power ...
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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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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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How to install Android to any phone very first time?

I know this sounds weird one. But I have a Motorola Photon 4g which has got corrupted or some unstable ROM. I am facing 15-20 blackouts and restarts. This led to think like that. I want to know the ...
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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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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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HTC One S won't boot after battery fully drained

Today the battery of my HTC One S got completely empty and when trying to reboot it's just stuck on the splash screen. I am rooted and have Trickdroid 8.1 installed. This is an 4.0.4 ICS ROM. I've ...
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Computer does not boot when Galaxy 2 in USB port

Yesterday Samsung Kies updated my phone to Jelly Beans. After that if I leave my phone plugged in usb port of my Dell Precision, the computer does not boot. It loads the bios, but never goes to the ...
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Is it possible to Boot into Safe Mode on an Android Device as a Precautionary Measure If Required?

Is it possible to Boot into Safe Mode on an Android Device, similar to booting up into safe mode on a Windows PC ? An example being In Windows if you were infected with a virus you may want to ...
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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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what is the download mode

could anybody explain what is this download mode? As described in here How to root Innos A35 as I hold vol up +vol down 5 seconds and at the same time connecting the USB cable to my computer it shows ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 won't boot

My Samsung keep booting up and then after the intro where it should show my home screen it showing a blue flashing Samsung sign with the Led light glowing blue as well. I have tried taking out the ...
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I can not reboot my Glaxy s 9000

I was running CynogenMod 10 successfully on my Galaxy S 9000 till I got an update message which I unfortunately applied. It seems it could not get access to my apps installed to sdcard. Unfortunately, ...
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How to access the internal memory of HTC Explorer

I have HTC Explorer and with Root Explorer put a file into /system/lib directory. After reset, the phone will not boot. Now I cannot access to the internal memory via the phone and I need to access ...
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HTC Wildfire won't boot

My HTC Wildfire will not boot up. When I boot normally with the SD card in, I only get a screen that says "Fastboot" with the options bootloader, reboot, reboot bootloader and power down. It says to ...
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Creating partitions through script in init.rc

Context/Resume: I'm changing the android platform to create two partitions in a SD Card. I need to do this as early as possible. I'm currently trying in init.rc It would be nice to obfuscate the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-S959G Android version 2.3 in boot loop

This morning turned off my phone by pressing and holding down the power button. I waited a few minutes then tried to turn the phone back on. It began to boot up by flashing the normal Samsung Galaxy ...
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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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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...