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

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Have I lost my phone forever because of samsung firmware?

Okay so I've had my s3 for quiet a while but never actually used it properly until today. First issue was it didn't get past the samsung boot logo, it showed the carriers boot logo( three UK) ...
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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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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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How to run a script on boot in CM12.1?

Most questions I can find related to this are dated 2011 and thereabouts, so perhaps it's not too surprising that things have changed since. I've tried a whole bunch of things, with no results ...
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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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Running service during bootanimation

I have modified my boot.img and want to run a service during startup. I set up a service and trigger it by class core/main or by a defined property in the build.prop. Unfortunatley, surfaceflinger is ...
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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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/system/bin/mediaserver and /system/bin/drmserver dont want these but Android disagrees

I used this link Use Adb to disable Media Server hoping to permanenenly disable the battery hogging media server process . It did not work Mediaserver still runs on my Android 4.4 Jiayu S3 phone as ...
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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 restore bootstrap nandroid backup after a failed rom flash

I was trying to flash my Droid X2 to CM7, but it failed. Before I attempted the flash, I did a nandroid backup using an app called "system recovery" (MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk). I want to restore ...
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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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HTC Desire C stopped working after factory reset

I have a HTC Desire C. I performed a reset to factory settings. It went through the whole process, was shutting down to restart but it never restarted and now I can't even turn it on. I have pulled ...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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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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S4 Wont turn on unless removing battery then turns off after 2 seconds

So, my Galaxy S4 turned off randomly today during charge. I attempted turning it back on via the power button but it would not respond. Then I tried taking out the battery and replacing it, the ...
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Custom recovery location in boot.img

I am using samsung galaxy y. I have installed a custom kernel and that kernel has a custom recovery that boots automatically when i boot into recovery. I want to change custom recovery present in the ...
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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 ...
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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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Samsung 6 edge stuck

When I plugged in my edge it made a couple of funny noices as if the charger doesn't make proper contact, then it just freezed on a blue screen with a down arrow, underneath it says "Downloading Do ...
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Kurio 7s tablet stuck on boot screen

So I have a kurio 7s tablet for over a year now. I used it regularly but recently it wasn't being used for about a month. But today when I charged it and turned it on it is stuck on the kd interactive ...
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My HTC Desire 500 won't start when i press the power button

Hi i gave my HTC Desire 500 Dual sim to someone so he root it for me but he says after he installed the costum recovery my phone wouldn't start and when i press the power button nothing happens i ...
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Google Nexus 5 doesn't boot

Last night my phone was casually working when all of a sudden, the screen froze on the active application. This happened before but usually it unfreezed or restarted, but now, the phone just turned ...
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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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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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Creating a script that cleans RAM upon locking the screen

I own an android with cyanogen mod installed and would like to add a script, that cleans the RAM automatically each time i lock my screen. I seek to achieve that remains of the encryption key are ...
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S5- Stuck in bootloop

I somehow deleted my ADB shell (of rooted S5) in superuser and then I was trying to flash it back. And because I didn't backup my root I ended up with it saying: KERNEL IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING ...
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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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Stuck at boot after OTA update

I just today updated my unlocked, rooted HTC One M7 as usual, by flashing the stock recovery rebooting and downloading / installing the system update The update went over without any problems, but ...
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Why does Android Boot relatively so slow?

This question is of concern to me (and perhaps many out there) because there is no spinning part in my phone. My phone has a Quad Core, 3 Gig of RAM, and so much storage space, all SSD-like in ...
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Using adb to backup data on an unbootable & non-rooted phone that does not have USB Debugging turned on

I have a phone (Moto G) that won't boot & I had not turned the USB Debugging on when it used to boot correctly. The motivation is to use adb to get a full dump of the data on the phone before I ...
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Galaxy Mini hangs at boot - how can I fix it?

My Galaxy Mini powers on, but then hangs on the "Samsung Galaxy Mini" splash screen. How can I re-install Android, or get it booting again?
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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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How can I reset my developer options, or otherwise boot my Galaxy S2 on CM10.1 again?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the ROM I'm using is CM10.1. I was messing with the Developer Options and I saw an option called "Simulate Secondary Display". I clicked that and selected 720 then it ...
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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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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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Samsung S4 logo shows for 1 sec then phone boots and repeat.

Pressed the power button for Samsung S4 and the logo comes out for 1 sec then phone boots again or shuts down. I cannot go into recovery mode or download/restart mode using the volume, home, and power ...
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Stuck in a boot loop with no explanation why

Device: 2012 ZTE Score Android version : Stock 2.3.4 Gingerbread Status : Never rooted I was right about to charge it when the battery died and the OS shut down the power. I reconnect it to ...
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dump_image: permission denied

In order to root a new device, I try to follow the tutorial to port CWM for an unrooted device. When I do dump_image boot/sdcard/boot.img I got dump_image: permission denied. How can I resolve this? ...
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Removing an android app making troubles from Recovery mode

I have "Call Recorder" app installed on my android phone and changed the recording option to Kernel and choose another device name. It caused phone to stop its touch working and etc after auto-running ...
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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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HTC One x Not responding to hard reset

I am using HTC one X and it turned off itself and its not turning on i tried hard reset , still nothing is happening , not even charging LED is glowing .Help me out please
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Lenovo a390 hangs at the boot logo

My Lenovo a390 freezes when I open it. It stops on the Logo 'Lenovo: for those who do.' I removed the battery but it is still hanging on that part. What should I do?
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Phone boots only to recovery

I have two Sprint/LG Optimus Elite phones, both with the stock rom/unrooted and with both of which seem to have the same exact problem. This problem being the inability to boot to Android. Both phones ...
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init.d doesn't get executed

i am using samsung s2 and a custom rom, external sd card is mounted to /emmc but i want it to mount to /mnt/sdcard/external_sd, how could i mount it using init.d? i made a file called "99mount" with ...
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Hearthstone installation failed, now phone won't boot

Hearthstone was released today for Android phones, so I attempted to install it on my Galaxy S2. When I launched the app for the first time it began unpacking files. This failed partway through, ...
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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How to install carliv touch recovery on my MediaTek MT6572

I own a spice mi 356 which have a dual core 1.0 ghz processor. It is a MediaTek device with MediaTek version MT6572. Now, my question is to install carliv touch recovery(a clockworkmod based recovery) ...
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

I have a Galaxy S3 phone with android version 4.1.2. I have not upgraded my phone recently nor have I rooted the phone. This afternoon when I turned on my phone, I got a message saying "Android is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S II with Cyanogenmod no longer boots

Earlier today my phone started acting up. I tried to take a picture and it shut down, this happened again later in the day. A couple hours later it shut down whenever I unplugged it from the charger ...
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Acer liquid e600 won't start after rooting

I have a problem with my smart phone Acer Liquid e600. I followed a procedure to gain root access in my phone, during the procedure, the phone was restarting twice, then it shut down and couldn't ...