The bootloader is started shortly after the device's basic checks and is responsible for loading the Android OS. It can be used to boot different rooms besides the stock firmware, if the bootloader is unlocked.

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Is there a way to tell if a boot loader can be unlocked before purchase?

For example are boot loaders unlockable only if the phone is branded and comes with a contract? If I bought a phone of Amazon.com would I likely be able to unlock the boot loader or is it really just ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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Can't unlock bootloader

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader of my tablet for hours now.. There's no solution out there that worked for me. I've already tried: fastboot oem unlock (the tablet responses with a question ...
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Can I flash a custom boot.img to Nexus 5 when “Secure Boot” is enabled?

I have compiled the Android Linux kernel for Nexus 5 with some modifications. My phone is LG Nexus 5, whose bootloader has been unlocked, but the "Secure Boot" is still enabled. As I understand, ...
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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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How can I see bootloader stdout debugging messages?

I'm trying to understand the mechanisms of the Android bootloader. The source code for this is here: ...
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Installing Android using only fastboot on HTC Vision

I lost my system somehow. My phone turned off and reboots during starting up. I'm only able to go to hboot (fastboot/recovery etc.) on my phone, and I'm unable to run Android system. I have tried ...
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Moto G XT1039: Random reboots to bootloader with “failed to initialize partition table” message

I have a Moto G 4g (peregrine XT1039), which in every one or two days reboots to bootloader with "Fastboot reason: failed to initialize partition table", see Image(1). In Image(2), you can also see ...
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Moto G 2014 XT1068 is bricked. Keeps looping and won't boot. What to do?

Ok so here's a couple things about my phone: Its bootloader is unlocked, it is rooted, and it has a custom recovery (TWRP). The problem is, my phone got stuck in the "WARNING, BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED" ...
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How can I unlock bootloader of LG Vortex (VS660)

I'm trying to flash CyanogenMod to an old LG Vortex. I believe the first step is to unlock the bootloader. (I have successfully done this to a Nexus 7). I have adb and fastboot installed on LM17. Most ...
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Bootloader frozen on Nexus 10

My Nexus 10s bootloader is stuck, it keeps saying "Downloading... Do not turn off target!!" and fastboot commands have no affect on it. I also can't use the volume rocker to boot into recovery or ...
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fastboot oem unlock: hangs with `…'

First of all, I am a newbie to Android. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 to run all the commads. I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Lenovo A536 (stock Android 4.4.2 aka KitKat). Here is what I ...
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Unlock bootloader using Ubuntu/Linux

I'm trying to root the device name: Overmax SteelCore 10+ to install ubuntu touch. When i use $ adb devices sometimes i get: 0123456789ABCDEF DEVICE and when i type to reboot ...
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Any way to get root without a custom recovery? (Unlocked bootloader)

I have a phone with an unlocked bootloader (Motorola Moto Maxx XT1225) but there's no custom recovery available for it yet. Is there any way to get root/flash super su without a custom recovery? Or ...
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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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How to flash Android onto an empty Samsung GT-P3100 (OMAP4430)

I'm about to purchase a replacement motherboard for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) as the original one has developed a hardware fault. Unfortunately the sellers (eBay) won't say if Android (or ...
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How to detect if bootloader is unlocked when fastboot doesn't work?

I have this tablet that runs on RK3168 (Rockchip) SoC. The problem is that fastboot doesn't recognize the device, but after so much toil, I managed to find Finless' flashing tool and flashed CM ...
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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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Factory reset generic android device

I have a cheap generic Android tablet (a Groupon special) that won't boot. My theory is that the storage is full because this happened to two different tablets after installing apps. update: I learned ...
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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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ZTE Nubia Z5 Problem?

I have a Zte Nubia Z5 ("2nd Hand") with a software camera problem (I think is a software problem because the camera works sometimes) The phone has Android 4.1.2. I tried to hard reset the phone but I ...
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Fastboot: Lock state - Locked on nexus 7

I am having trouble unlocking the bootloader on my Nexus 7. When I boot into fastboot I see the message LOCK STATE - LOCKED. I want to unlock the bootloader so I can re-install the stock operating ...
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How do I fix my NATPC M010SE (Allwinner A13) touchscreen/WiFi/camera?

My tablet wasn't booting at all but my dad managed to install this firmware update, now the touchscreen doesn't work, or the WiFi, or the (front) camera. Any help? I've tried installing some TS ...
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Extract boot.img issues

I have been having a lot of trouble trying to extract a boot.img. Its one of Samsung's with the funky headers so none of the scripts work. I tried HEX editing it so it is a gzip (1f 8b 08) and ...
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Flash Nexus 7 without USB Debugging

My Nexus 7 32gb WiFi, running stock 4.2.1, is stuck on the Nexus 'X' symbol loading screen after boot. It stays there until the battery goes flat. The issue is that I have not enabled developer or ...
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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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Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi stuck at google logo after rooting

I downloaded AOSP (5.1.51, APK is 22), made changes in the init.rc, and added the su-binary / SuperUser packages to the build. I also added proprietary binaries relevant to nexus-7 flo (for Android ...
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Y300-0100 Hard Brik

I Have Huawei Y300-0100. And i cant go to recovery. Just fast boot and adb. And update screen (boot loader). I unlocked it before and now i cant lock it because i got invade key or image ...
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Nexus 7 stuck in boot-loop

After a few minutes of use, my N7 restarts. It all started when I was in Chrome and watched a video in full screen mode, and when I tried to get out of it the tablet rebooted. And every time you ...
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Bootloader (fastboot mode) unresponsive after update from HHZ11k to HHZ12d (Nexus 5)

I have a rooted + Xposed installed Nexus 5 with Android 5.0. Two days ago it rebooted without any reason, underwent a few bootloops, and then got hard bricked. No idea why. Normally, forums say there ...
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Unlocking Bootloader on Motorola ET1

I would like to unlock the bootloader on my Motorola ET1, but I have a problem: once I restart the device in the bootloader, it is not recognized by my computer (fastboot devices doesn't detect it) ...
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Gionee E3 No command Error on booting

my Gionee e3 shows no command on booting .... I gave it to repair after which it happened ... he did something with charging socket and worked with IC for socket problems .... What should I do now ... ...
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How to remove pattern lock from Huawei G525 without using OS?

After two many pattern attempts on Huawei G525-U00, there is a sign in Google account request to unlock the phone. I've tried all of my Google accounts, and it seems none of my accounts are ...
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Does unlocking the bootloader erases all the OEM's special features

In sony phone's unlocking the boot-loader will erase the DRM keys which contains audio features and image processing,Does this apply to companies like Samsung,htc,sony, Motorola and Asus also? i mean ...
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How about if you have an LG e440 which is rooted and its unable to to power on?

I was changing the systems fonts when it went off before I finished changing them so that they could function and know when you power on it only shows you LG. I need to get those files back but I have ...
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Can I change the bootloader image on my unlocked moto g in an easy way for another custom image?

I have unlocked the bootloader of my moto G 2013 mobile and now I get the warning message and I'd like to change it for a simple highresolution image of my choice. Is there a really simple way to do ...
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Galaxy Note 2 is not recognized by PC

I flashed the official KitKat ROM from Samsung onto my rooted Galaxy Note 2 (GTN-7100) via Odin. It turns out that Odin performed a bootloader upgrade to FND3. Since then, no matter what Android ...
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Unlock bootloader - HTC Droid DNA

I am trying to unlock the bootloader on my HTC Droid DNA. When I enter: fastboot oem unlock into terminal, I get the following result: ... (bootloader) [ERR] Command error !!! OKAY [ 0.001s] I ...
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How to enable bootloader logs

I am working on a OEM project in Android. I want to take bootloader logs immediately after rebooting my device. How to take bootloader logs?
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Settings crashes with “Unfortunately, settings has stopped” each time I try to select system update

Settings crashes on my samsung s4 sprint SPH L720 each time I tried selecting the system update. I really need to fix this problem ASAP. I tried factory reset for uncountable times but no result, I ...
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Black screen after htc splash screen

My Htc Desire 620 get's on black screen after flash recovery with 'WinDroid Universal Android Toolkit v2.4.exe'. I can get into the bootloader. This is unlocked. fastboot getvar all ...
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How to unlock Sony Xperia Z1C bootloader?

Is there any way in which i could unlock it if it isnt officially supported? I've managed to get the XZdualrecovery working...
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Unlock Bootloader MTK65xx

Does anybody know how to unlock the bootloader in MTK phones? Thanks in advance! ;)
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Nexus S Change Bootloader. Is it OpenSource?

Loved my Nexus S but it's now been decommissioned and replaced. I've got a job for it to do, but to use it I think I would have to make a minor change to the Bootloader. Basically I want the Nexus S ...
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Access Bootloader on VSD241

I'm trying to access the Bootloader on a Viewsonic VSD241, but the menu that comes up tells me to hit the "volume up" button to select Bootloader from the menu. There are no hard volume control ...
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Device freezes after trying to reboot with bootloader

I have been trying to unlock my bootloader as per the instructions found here. I already have installed the drivers from Google USB driver folder that comes in Android SDK "extras" folder. However, ...
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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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How to unlock the bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT- P5100)?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 GT-P5100. I would like to unlock the bootloader because I want to be able to upload a custom ROM. How to do this?