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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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How do I boot my Samsung Nexus S into safe mode?

I have a Samsung Nexus S with Android 2.3. I somehow managed to set the Zoodles application to start up with laucher. As a result, whenever I boot my phone, I see the Zoodles app and cannot close it ...
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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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(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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Running your own .sh script at vold.decrypt=trigger_shutdown_framework via init.rc (android 5.0)

I want to workaround a vendor bug in an Android 5.0 phone (chinese, MTK, no proper source) Problem is due to a bug in some binary, /data is not properly released on ...
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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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android box stuck at boot logo

I have an android box which is a no name chinese one RK3066 cortex A9 8GB android 4.1. it's been stuck on boot logo and since there is no reset or power or volume button on it I couldn't get it to ...
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Nexus 4 screen got hung until battery drained and on restart stuck on flying dots

I have nexus 4 with lollypop installed on it. Yesterday while operating its screen just went to hung state and stopped responding. I could not even power off the phone. Therefore, I let the phone to ...
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Nexus 5 won't start stuck on loading screen

My Nexus 5 has been stuck on the loading screen. After turning it off it wouldn't start and after showing the "Google" logo would just spin the 4 coloured dots for hours on end. I tried a few things ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android ...
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Customizing charging animation in Asus Zenfone 5

I recently rooted my Asus Zenfone 5. When I looked at the system files using ES, I found that the animation used while charging the phone, when it is charging. I was wondering if I would ruin the ...
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Wi-fi turns on when I boot my phone

For the past few days the wi-fi on my phone has been automatically turning on whenever I boot up my phone (Samsung Galaxy Light, SGH-T399) when it's fully turned off or restarted. To address the last ...
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Auto turn on after power on for an Android-based device

If I'm not mistaken, if an Android-based device is turned off (or powers down due to completely exhausted battery) and then is charged up again, it will automatically boot only to battery charging ...
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Modify boot.img of Moto G 2014 ROM

Starting from the Titan Prime ROM I would like to make some modifications to the boot.img. But if I try to unpack and repack the boot.img the phone jumps immediately into the bootloader after the ...
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my Xperia l not starting

I tried to install a custom rom on my Xperia L,but it aborted. Now my handset isn't booting up, when powered on it just shows SONY logo. What should I do now ?
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Asus Zenfone 5 phone not turning on after factory reset

I received an error message on my phone Unfortunately, the process.android.process.acore has stopped. So I have tried to factory reset it. Now it doesn't turn on at all. It just shows the Intel ...
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Show boot process on screen

I've borked something in my nexus 4 stock rom playing with system files over ADB, and my device no longer boots past the animation. Is there any way I can make the system show it's boot process ...
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Nexus 5 stuck in the start up screen

After running out of battery and turning off, I charged my Nexus 5 (which is running lollipop and not rooted) until the battery was full, but when I was going to turn it on it got stuck in the "flying ...
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boot process recovery or rom

When I power my device (htc one m8) on and press the volume down key I get into recovery. Now which part of the booting process checks if this key is pressed and uses the correct partiton (boot or ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and to be honest I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way ...
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Android 5.0.0 on Nexus 5 stuck on boot logo

I just recently received the 5.0 update for my Nexus 5 and now my device fails to boot. All that happens is the Google logo gets displayed on the screen and then the device does nothing else. I am ...
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White screen on Samsung i9105p

The other day I sideloaded an application and my screen froze, then turned white. After I restarted my device, it just showed white lines on a black screen. Sometimes it turns white, sometimes it ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 only boots for 5 seconds, then dies

Yesterday I was using my phone, and suddenly it shut off. I tried the power button, but it wouldn't turn on again. I then took the battery out, and put it back in. Immediately, the phone vibrated, and ...
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Understanding the android boot

I really want to run pure linux on my android based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions) and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 is not charging; it heats up when connected to a charger and it doesn't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. I had recently installed Cyanogenmod from CM Installer. But one day while I was flashing the stock ROM via Odin, the progress bar was stuck at factoryfs.img and ...
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Device does not boot after crash without power plug

In the last few weeks I'm faced with a somehow strange behaviour of my Android device (Samsung Galaxy S4 active, GT-I9295, Android 4.2.2, Kernel-Version 3.4.0-2015525): If the phone crashes resulting ...
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Secure boot while still being able to keep up with nightlies

Following this great answer, I've secured the bootloader on my Nexus 7 deb by using fastboot oem lock and installing the original Google-provided recovery image. However, I now have a dilemma. Here's ...
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HTC One X hangs at bootscreen, repair centre writes it off

..so am I screwed or what? I was running the ViperX ROM on my One X, based on 4.2.2, and a couple of days ago I started getting FCs on HTC BlinkFeed, even though I wasn't using it. I rebooted into ...
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Tablet stuck in boot animation

I have this tablet, MSI Primo 91 and just recently I booted into recovery mode in order to wipe the cache. On restart the tablet gets stuck in the manufacturer boot animation and refuses to boot up. ...
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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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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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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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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? ...