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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 neither goes into Download Mode nor RAM Dump Mode

My Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 has just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung www.samsung.com" on a black background. I have tried to restart it and to take the battery out / ...
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Is it possible to keep track when my Android phone is startup and when it is shutdown?

Where can I get the information about when and what time my Android phone is being shut down and also being start up. (shut down / start up - meaning that someone press the Power button to cause it to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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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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HTC One X Does not charge or turn on

A day ago my HTC One X would not turn on. When I booted into developer mode it said at the top "**LOCKED**" and "Security Warning" (or something similar). It also said "cpu-bootmode: disabled". I was ...
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Device always boots in recovery mode, but apparently there is no recovery partition

We have a BSNL Penta IS709c (cheapest tablet currently available / Oct 2012) running Android 4.0. Feeling adventurous, I issued reboot recovery through adb and the device tried to reboot in recovery ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?

I have Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) and I've installed Cyanogenmod 10 M2. I can reboot into recovery from Cyanogenmod (Hold Power button, select Reboot and Recovery). However, I cannot boot directly to ...
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Is it possible to load only an .apk file on boot?

It is possible to override a step in the boot process (after all underlying dependencies have been met) to load an .apk file automatically? The optimal solution would be without something such as ...
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How to see what applications do some actions when I power on my phone?

I believe there's some set of “hooks”, which get executed when I power on the phone. I want to see it to figure out the reason why my phone sometimes doesn't wake up properly (wakes with black ...
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How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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How does the typical Android boot process work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device? Windows follow some specific way to boot: Start System > BIOS > Load Boot loader > Load WIN Kernel > Load WIN ...
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Can somebody explain the boot process of an Android device?

From the user's perspective when switch on the phone, I see two boot animations in my LG P500 running CM10. The first animation is from LG and the second animation is from CM10. Then it settles in ...
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How to enable adbd to listen to a port at boot time in Android?

I have a rooted HTC Hero, and what I want to do is to enable the adbd to listen to a port at boot time. I tried some code found here: setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd start adbd in an ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S stuck in boot loop when 100% charged

Before we start I should mention that I have not messed with the firmware in any way. But it seems that whenever I put it on charge and it reaches 100% capacity I turn it on and it gets stuck in a ...
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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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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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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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Extract boot.img

I have pulled boot.img from my phone's CWM backup. How do I extract it? I tried split_bootimg.pl. But throws an error - Android Magic not found in boot.img. Giving up.
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Does android keep a log of when it starts?

I'm making a parental control/accountability app for android. It consists of a monitoring service that runs in the background and starts when the phone is booted. Unfortunately, I have found that ...
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Does Android support the single-user mode runlevel?

Since Android is powered by a Linux kernel it should support booting in single-user mode. Which version of Android supports single-user mode and how is one able to start an Android device in this ...
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Android Nexus S Boot Freeze

My Android Nexus S does not boot anymore. If I start it normally, I get a screen like the following and it won't ever change (tried for hours): I can still go into the boot loader with PowerOff + ...
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Sprint Galaxy Nexus stuck in boot-loop

I have a stock Sprint Galaxy Nexus device. This device is unrooted, I have made no changes to the OS / Rom whatsoever. Today this device froze, it was showing a completely black screen except for the ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy s2 stuck on boot screen after an OTA upgrade

I upgraded firmware on my Samsung Galaxy SII via OTA. My starting firmware was android 2.3.4 (gingerbread) and after two successful updates it was on android 2.3.6 . Now it prompted me for another ...
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Autoplay video on device boot

I have a Noontec A9 Android Smart Box TV thingy that needs to play a video on loop for a very long time. I found multiple apps that can do this but I am looking for one that will start playing the ...
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How to re-edit /system file to reboot phone?

How does one re-set or edit the /system/build.prop, when changes kept it from booting up again? Rooted Optimus.
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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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Turn phone on with ADB or Fastboot?

My power button seems to have busted, is there a way I can boot my phone using ADB or Fastboot or some other command line interface?
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Why does adb work only while the tablet boots?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab. When I type "adb devices" or "adb shell", it works while the tablet is booting up - showing the Samsung logo or animation - but once the orange lock screen shows, the ...
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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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Very long boot time on my Galaxy Nexus

My Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 takes over three minutes to boot. Is this normal? Is it supposed to take this long to boot? Why does it take so long?
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Phone boots very slow and restarts by itself

My problem is when I turn on the phone, the Google logo stays stuck and after unknown minutes boots in with the software animation, but very slow and then starts over again! First a little history of ...
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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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Atrix will boot up but unlock screen is unresponsive

I'm having my first major issue with my phone, the Atrix (not Atrix 2). The phone is stock Gingerbread, not rooted, and I don't download any dubious or non-Market apps. While using my phone today it ...
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Access root directory?

Assuming that I am not able to start up my phone due to a file that is missing on the file system. Would it be possible to get to my phone's root directory on my computer and to place the missing ...
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Can't boot my Htc Wildfire S after deleting Sense

I wanted to free up some internal space. So I decided to delete some pre-installed apps. Then I accidently removed an app called HtcSense.apk. As I rebooted it didn't manage to start anymore. I would ...
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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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Android tablet booting issue (Sanei n80)

I bought Sanei N80 android tablet two months back(android 2.3).I tried to root using z4root app.It stuck in the middle so i switched off and switched on the tablet.Now the tablet is not booting up ...
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LG Optimus P690 - how to launch silently

Is there a way (without rooting) to skip the startup sound on LG Optimus P690 if sound was not disabled before turning the phone off?
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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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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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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 does one disable the media scanner? (obviously on a rooted device)

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with DarkyROM2 2.3.5 & SuperCore kernel. I have a 32 GB microSD card in addition to the 16 GB internal storage, and it takes ages to scan both when the phone boots. At ...
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Phone takes a long time to boot after installing Darky 10.2.2 EE

I took the plunge and installed Darky 10.2.2EE on my SGS. Now it takes a few minutes to boot, when before (stock + voodoo) it took less than a minute. Is this normal? If not, what can have caused ...
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How do I turn off the power-on sound and camera sound in a Galaxy S II?

I have followed several guides and can't get any of them to work on my Galaxy S II. How do I disable these sounds?!
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How do I fix my boot-looping Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

I have a Google IO Samsung Galaxy Tab that has decided it no longer wants to boot properly. It just constantly goes from the 'SAMSUNG' logo that flashes a couple of times to the stars and lines ...
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What's the name of the protocol that android devices use in debug mode?

I have a strange Android prototype what we got from a customer. Said customer has forgotten about it, and I'm now fiddling with it to see if I can make it do anything interesting. The device appears ...
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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 ...