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

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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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How to disable manufacturer logo in uboot

I have an Android tablet and I want the manufacturer logo not to display on powering up. It has something to do with the uboot-*.bin in NAND flash memory. The logo is stored in the bin file in GUNZIP ...
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After splash screens, Moto G screen goes black. Stock recovery won't start either. What to do?

I have a one-year old Moto G (1st Gen) that suddenly today refuses to boot usefully (a boot loop? Not sure.), has a blank dark screen but backlight stays on. Tried to restart it using the power off ...
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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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How to create start up scripts using the init.d folder?

In this answer to a question I asked a while ago, he said it's possible to have a script executed every boot. I created a file (without extension) that contains the following: #!/system/bin/sh ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...
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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 ...
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Snapshots suffer from Short Term Memory Loss?

I have seen that despite repeatedly saving to snapshot, periodically (once in about 3 attempts to launch from snapshot) I get the error: emulator: ERROR: Unable to load VM from snapshot. The ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AVOCA Tablet - Boot Freeze

I have an AVOCA 9.7" Tablet, Model No ( on back ) : STB9097-(V1) On Boot, I get the 'Android' screen, then the AVOCA Logo with the rotating 'O' but it freezes after on complete rotation...and stays ...
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Micromax Canvas Power stucks at boot logo after changing the logo

My phone is Micromax Canvas Power and it's rooted using Framaroot. I changed the boot logo, but now it's stuck at that logo. My phone only shows factory mode, no recovery mode. How to fix it?
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Phone won't go past Samsung logo without cutting off

I set my phone down. Somehow a tiny bit of bleach reached my phone. I took the battery out and wiped off my phone. I turned it on, then all of a sudden it turned off when I plugged it in. Without a ...
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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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Update made my tablet Force Boot when completed

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" tablet and when I had gotten an update it said in a toast notification Forcing Boot and when it succeeded in starting the tablet all apps that were on SD we're not ...
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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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Booting when charging - how to do it, how to watch what programs run

We are trying to set up an Android 4.4.2 device to boot once it is plugged in to a power source. The device is a POSH Titan HD E500. We've come across different ways that each manufacturer handles ...
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Nexus 4 Does not turn it on, Red Notification light blinks only

This morning my nexus 4 (Android 5.0.1) having some issues about crash of google applications. I decided to do factory reset so i went to settings and apply factory reset, it was showing power turn ...
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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 ...