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

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My xperia x10 is booting again and again

I just installed busybox and then my phone is rebooting again and again!! What can I do to stop it? I don't know how to boot it into recovery. I did it once (before I installed busybox) by clicking ...
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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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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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Why does the Ebay application automatically startup at boot?

I can't find a good reason that this application must always be running on my phone. However, it starts at boot and I'm constantly getting error traces in Logcat about the Ebay application. Why does ...
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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish this ...
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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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How can I get my phone to boot again?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570) and the ROM I'm using is CM10.1, I was messing with the developer options and I saw an option called "simulate second screen" and I clicked that and selected ...
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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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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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Failed to load Recovery mode

One of my friend had a Huawei Y210, it locked because of so many wrong pattern attempt. Unfortunately he hasn't google account to login with it. I want to hard reset it but it fails to load Recovery ...
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How to do a fresh install of Android : Nexus 5

I installed Cynogenmod 11 on my Nexus 5 through their Mac OS X app. Judging by the information that provided me, I would say it went fine. However, while my phone did the first boot, it got stuck in a ...
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Moto E is not switching on after changing runtime to ART

I changed the runtime option from Dalvik to ART. It asked for a restart. When I did the restart, Moto E has been stuck in boot time. When I hold the power button for sometime, it starts again. It ...
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Device not booting after factory reset

My problems is my phone keep showing 'ANDROID' after I'm resetting it. I tried to restart but it keep showing the same. What can I do?
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How to use Tasker to kill apps on/after device boot?

I have several apps auto start at boot, and it's really not necessary. So I'm trying to use Tasker to kill them on/after device boot. Tasker has a "Event - Device Boot" option, but it seems that does ...
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Desire stuck in Boot Loop After mod install

I installed an Audio Mod 'BeatsAudio' through clockworkmod recovery on my HTC Desire. After i rebooted it just keeps looping the boot logo over and over. I have tried removing the battery, sim and SD ...
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Is it safe to wipe boot?

Amon Ra recovery lets you selectively wipe "boot". Is that the bootloader? If "boot" gets wiped, can your phone still boot?
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Boot hangs after firmware update

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830) with the Cyanogenmod 7.2 release, the install went fine without any errors. Powering the phone on shows a black screen with the word "ANDROID" in white, ...
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Seems like my SD Card just died… can I insert a new one?

So today my HTC Desire randomly froze, then started acting strangely - only showed the background image, nothing else. Didn't respond to power-off or anything so I pulled the battery. After this, it ...
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Yellow Triangle at bootup

A few days ago I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2. But, at phone start up under the Galaxy S2 Logo I see a strange Yellow Triangle. I read a few forum posts found on google, but I have some doubts about ...
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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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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 does a tablet automatically power on when a power source is connected?

Please imagine a car situation where you have an Android tablet: And the following working rules (as expected in most cases): If the car is OFF, tablet is OFF; If the car is ON, tablet is ON ...
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(Re)boot an Android phone from USB

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (not rooted) and its lock button doesn't wrok anymore. That means I couldn't boot my phone if it happened to be turned off. But I need to restart it now because it's ...
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Mediatek-res.apk causing bootloop

Right, so I've been an absolute idiot and I uninstalled mediatek-res.apk. I was probably very tired and I was stupid enough to forget to make a backup in recovery. The phone is a Chinese clone (Jiake ...
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How to Backup when Samsung G S3 not booting stuck at Samsung logo?

How to Backup when Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting stuck at Samsung text logo? I can boot in the "Android System Recovery" Mode using "Volume Up"+"Home"+"Power". I don't have ADB USB Debug set up. ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a special boot mode to boot into a system with root access (on Galaxy S)?

What if the Samsung Galaxy S I've got has already been rooted?.. Is there perhaps a special boot mode which would boot into the system with root access? Or normally, a "rooted" device always boots ...
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My Sony Xperia S started rebooting after i installed Beats Audio Installation

I was looking through the Google Play Store after I rooted my Sony Xperia S The other day, and came upon the app "Beats Audio Installation" & Downloaded it and then when i opened the app and ...
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How to edit init.rc in Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300?

I would like to edit the init.rc in an i9300. I understand that editing the file as-is will not work as the file is reloaded from the boot image's ramdisk upon every bootup. After some googling, I ...
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samsung galaxy s2 continually flashes and will not turn on

I hope someone can please help me!! I have had my galaxy s2 for about 1 year with no problems until now. I have never dropped the phone or gotten it wet etc...today I forgot to pay my bill and phone ...
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Can I boot into other OS (such as Ubuntu) from an Android OS tablet that have a USB host?

I have the following scenario: A user have a Android OS tablet that have Android 4.0 The tablet have a full USB port (not the mini USB port) The user have a thumbdrive that have a boot from USB ...
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Arnova 10 G2 won't start

I recently got a Arnova 10 G2 in my workplace for testing. But unfortunately this device doesn't start up at all. I have charged it now for more than half a day. The Green led glows while I connect ...
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Why is my Kyocera Echo taking 6 minutes to boot?

I have a Kyocera Echo that now takes about 6 minutes to boot. I haven't rooted it or tried to perform any 'hacks' on it. I've had it for a few months now. It's running Android 2.3 if that helps. I am ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device?

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Droid-2 stuck at boot

When I woke up this morning, I found my good old Milestone² (aka Droid 2) in what first seemed a boot-loop: Google logo, CM boot animation, off, repeat – with the "off" state lasting a couple of ...
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Netcat udp listener upon boot

My goal is open a UDP listener on port 5555 upon booting my device. It's suppose to be looking for a specific message that will tell it to do some updates. I have a service started upon boot that has ...
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Recovery mode on android netbook?

2 years ago I was given a netbook for Christmas and it came with the Android 2.2 OS. Since then I haven't used the netbook much but recently I decided to put Linux Mint on the netbook. But I didn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy y does not boot even after factory-reset

Suddenly my Samsung Galaxy Y start to stuck at Samsung screen (not the initial Galaxy Y screen) and keep on restarting after that point. The situation is verymuch similar to this. I did a ...
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How do i copy the boot.img without rooting phone?

I want to get the boot.img of my android phone (mobile/model doesnt matter i want a general one) without rooting the phone. I have ADB installed and using a linux machine in which i can communicate ...