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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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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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Android does not boot because of missing apk files in system/app folder

I moved the question from http://stackoverflow.com/q/15872848/1665807 I have a rooted Huawei u8825d phone.I want to know if there were no apk files in "/system/app/" folder. So,I moved these apk ...
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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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T-Mobile Prism won't boot

My t-mobile prism, will not turn on. It is unrooted. The only thing that happens is the backlight for the screen comes on and the buttons light up. When I try and boot it into recovery mode. Nothing ...
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Why will my Samsung Galaxy Gio not turn on

My Samsung Galaxy Gio hasn't been working properly for a few days, and now it won't even turn on. I can get it to the recovery page, but it will not do anything after that. I was thinking that it ...
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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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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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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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Xperia Play (R800a) stuck at Sony Ericcson logo on boot

OK then: Recently, the Xperia Play's screen has been broke. I just put in the new flex cable and THAT seems to work... except now: I can only start the phone on USB power, otherwise it freezes at ...
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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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How to speed up Android during bootup time?

I'm looking at the bootup time of Android on my embedded device and I'm trying to get a sense for where I can save some time. 1) What are some things that you've done to really help speed up the ...
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SD card “damaged” after every reboot / power off

When I turn off my phone, next time it says SD card is damaged and all data is gone, I can only reformat it. The phone is "gionee iq275" (also known as "Fly" in Russia), Android version is 2.3.4. What ...
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Is it possible to boot an Android phone from a USB drive?

Is there any way to boot an Android phone* from a bus-powered USB drive**? If so, what are the steps to achieve this? * E.g. one with USB OTG functionality. ** E.g. a flash drive.
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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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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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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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MicroSD card performance during boot

I have a Nook HD+ and a Nook HD. When I ran CyanogenMod off of a MicroSD card, the Class I (43MB/s) doesn't even boot! I spent $30 on a 32GB one. The Class 10 (10MB/s) 16GB booted, but ran poorly ...
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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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How can I know from boot which img is on (system or recovery)?

From boot, is there a way to know which .img is going to be run? Can I write a script / program that would run from init.rc (e.g. from pre-init), and print the .img (system/recovery)? Where is the ...
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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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How to determine cause of boot halt in Samsung logo screen?

The apps kept crashing on my phone (even MIUI Home) so I shut it down using the long power press and selecting shut down/power off option. When I powered it back on, it just stays stuck on the ...
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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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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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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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ZTE V9 light ftm startup error

My ZTE v9 light tablet won't go past the 'android' loading screen and go to the main menu. I think it happened when I didn't install an application the correct way and everything started crashing. ...
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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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Flash boot.img without using fastboot USB

So I've recently rooted my phone and tried a ROM or two. I find it really handy that you can use TWRP recovery to install another ROM from the SD card, you don't need to have it connected to a PC. ...
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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 ...