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

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How to get to know via command-line/adb where boot process hangs?

Question: (How) is it possible to get to know via adb where exactly a booting-up android device is hanging? My problem/ background information: I recently did changes on the automatic display ...
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How can I change preferred network type through a script (or terminal command)

I'm currently attempting to create a workaround for a problem that is plaguing a ROM that I'm using. While my phone and ROM are capable of using LTE, and use it perfectly fine, the "preferred network ...
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How to boot my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini when wall charger is plugged

I am Developing an Android Application, here i want my phone to start booting automatically when the phone is plugged into any power outlet without hitting any power button.I found many solutions and ...
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How to change the boot logo, Not the bootanimation 4.2.2

Im trying to find out if I can change the boot logo, the one that shows up right before the bootanimation. Currently it show's me a linux logo. I am looking to either completely remove it or change ...
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When and how is /data mounted?

I am exploring a bit on my Android device and I can't seem to figure out when /data is mounted. My first guess what it'd be in /init.rc, and while that file creates the /data directory, it doesn't ...
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What to do when delete data option doesn't work?

I wanted to know if I can fix my Huawei tablet. It stopped suddenly and it didn't boot up normally. I forced it to boot by holding the power button and now it got stuck at Android logo. I tried wiping ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually ...
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How to perform emergency call while “Android is starting…”

Sometimes when I start my phone I get this "Optimizing app" thing that takes about 10 - 20 minutes for it to finish. During this operation phone is unusable and reset doesn't help as the operation is ...
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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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Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3

The symptoms I'm seeing seem to be common, with many suggested solutions, none of which I've found to solve my case. I'm not sure to what extend it is related, but it happened after the screen was ...
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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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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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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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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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Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I've downloaded the latest Android x86 (android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso) from here and tried to install it to the HDD on a VM in VMware Workstation and in Virtualbox. The installation seems to proceed ...
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Nexus 4 Crash after Google logo, now red flashing light

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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My android stuck with page in Chinese

My device is a HTC desire 816 dual sim, and now the Android system is stuck on a form with Chinese language. Even after I performed a factory-reset it is still stuck with the same screen. So what ...
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

My phone is still stuck on "Android is upgrading.. starting apps" on boot. Earlier, my phone said "Unfortunately, Google Playstore stopped working" and I am unable to use my apps which needed ...
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Galaxy S5 G900V startup failure with inconsistent symptoms making troubleshooting difficult

o/ My Samsung Galaxy S5 suddenly and quickly started deteriorating a few days ago. I did also install a software update from Verizon about a week ago, but what's odd is how the symptoms worsened ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Automatic turning on an android

i have found a solution of the problem of automatic turning on an android (not samsung), when battery is charging for this i've inserting the line /system/bin/reboot in the file /system/bin/ipod ...
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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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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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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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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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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? ...
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Can't boot because of deleted com.android.launcher2

Stupid me deleted the com.android.launcher2 apk file (located in system/app) thinking that my tablet will boot with another launcher I installed and now it doesn't boot up (gets stuck in loading ...
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why my htc status goes back to its rom defult settings after restart?

i have HTC status i had unlock and root my phone and also i created a 2nd ext3 partition which i linked it with Link2SD in order to improve internal memory. then i installed a bunch of different ...
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Exotic case of Galaxy Nexus not booting

Symptoms : Put battery into Galaxy Nexus (tried with two different including a brand new one) Plug cord to USB host or charger Large battery charge indicator icon appears in the middle of the screen ...