The word "reboot" stands for the process of restarting a running device, i.e. it involves shutting it down and immediately starting it up again. The root of the word can be taken as advice: Get the device into its boots (i.e. running) again.

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Update to Froyo -=> reboot loop on Sanyo Zio

I have a Sanyo Zio. It was happily rooted and working until last night when the OTA update to FroYo arrived. Now, it boots, gets to the desktop, and freezes. It looks like it's still running, as I ...
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How do I reboot Samsung Galaxy S when it locks up? Is pulling battery bad?

My Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) occasionally locks up, so that the screen freezes and it doesn't respond to any user input. I also cannot hold the power button down to bring up the menu to Reboot, ...
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Does logcat dump debug logs while it isn't expressly running?

my android device reboots itself automatically sometimes,so i need to get a way to debug whats causing that. i know about logcat,but what about the debug msgs when logcat isnt running,does logcat ...
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Samsung s 6 stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone

My Samsung s 6 is stuck at checking for updates after reseting phone. How do i fix it??? When it reset, it was stuck at the checking for updates screen. I tried rebooting it and reseting it once but ...
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How to hard reboot the Nexus 7 (2013) when touchscreen is dysfunctional?

I am using the Nexus 7 (2013) with the latest standard firmware from Google and today I encountered a weird problem. When I turn the device on, the display lights up and all. I can also put it to ...
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GO Launcher EX: widget lost after reboot

Whenever I reboot, widget get lost in GO Launcher EX. how can I fix this? NB: the widget is on the internal memory
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Safe mode on LG Optimus 2X

I accidentally added a task to Tasker which reboots the phone on startup. How do I boot into safe mode on LG Optimus 2X to disable it?
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Phone keeps restarting / shutting down randomly is there any logging to help debugging

Sometimes my Samsung Europa restarts itself when it's on standby. Does Android have any logging which I can access to see what caused the restart? I have installed a few apps from the Android app ...
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Is it possible to reboot the Nexus 4 without root?

On the Nexus 4, the power menu only allows you to shutdown the device, but not reboot the device. Of course, you could wait for the device to shutdown and then power it up again. What I'm looking for ...
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My phone reboots after a kernel oops, what can I do?

I use the CyanogenMod firmware on my phone (CM7.2 on a HTC Wildfire) and when I take photos it sometimes reboots. I found out that a kernel oops happens due to a null pointer dereference in the ...
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Restart camera service

I have a smartphone which the camera doesn't work very well with CyanogenMod. Sometimes (and very often), after taking some picture the camera stops working until I restart the phone. When I try ...
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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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MadTeam's CyanogenMod 7 restarting itself randomly

I installed MadTeam's CyanogenMod 7 on my Galaxy 5 few weeks ago. First time I root and install a mod, but fairly uneventful process. My phone got way faster, and except for maybe getting a little ...
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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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Phone reboots when I navigate past Falkirk

Occasionally when navigating, my phone will freeze (the display and also the music, if it's playing) then reboot a few seconds later. I realised today that while it's happened in other places, ...
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How to reboot a frozen Android device?

When an Android device locks up, and does not respond to holding down the power button, is there anything you can do to reboot the device besides removing the battery? What do you do if the battery ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus keeps rebooting in Cyanogenmod 11 as well as in CWM recovery. How to backup data, or repair the ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I have installed CM11 a while ago, but for about a week it keeps rebooting too often; it stays on for about 10-15 seconds, and then reboots. I haven't installed ...
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Auto turn on after power on for an Android-based device

If I'm not mistaken, if an Android-based device is turned off (or powers down due to completely exhausted battery) and then is charged up again, it will automatically boot only to battery charging ...
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Unable to unlock/turn on Nexus 4 : Lollipop 5.0.1

I am running Android 5.0.1 on my Nexus 4. This has started happening recently. Whenever my phone is locked, and I try to unlock, nothing happens on pressing the power button. Initially I thought my ...
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Galaxy S4 restarting and freezing after root

I recently made the mistake of rooting my Galaxy S4, accompanied by a few more customizations. Problems that occur: TouchWiz freezes. One way to unfreeze is to hold down the Home button to see ...
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Mysterious “Installation Failed” and reboots

Non-programmer here. I've noticed recently a message popping up on my 4.1.2 Galaxy S3 running stock firmware (except I have root) build number JZO54K.T999UVDMD5. This was happening before I rooted it ...
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Required to Reboot my Android Device Every Week? [duplicate]

When I got my first Android phone (the rugged HTC Inspire), I was told that I should restart the device every week. The rational, which made sense at the time, was that it's a small computer and every ...
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My phone- HTC One V reboots when I insert my SDCARD

I have a HTC One V that reboots whenever I have my 8GB SDCard (Sandisk) inserted. Currently it has 2.5GB data in it. Once i remove the sdcard, my phone works fine. I have many apps and photos on my ...
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Cyanogenmod remains in a bootloader loop

Hello I have a Wildfire and I installed Cyanogenmod 7.2.0 following this guide: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/HTC_Wildfire:_Full_Update_Guide After I did this the keyboard stopped working so I ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 is constantly shutting down

Recently, whenever I am using an app or doing something on my phone other than texting or reading, my phone will up and shut off on me. When I try to reboot sometimes it will get all the way back to ...
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How to disable company starting screen when the phone is switch on

I am using a Samsang Galaxy Ace. When I switch my phone on, it takes too much time. The Samsung screen comes for approximately 30 seconds or more before the phone is on and usable. Can I change this ...
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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish this ...
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Does freezing apps in Titanium Backup Pro require a phone reboot to take effect?

When freezing apps using Titanium Backup Pro, do I have to reboot for the freeze to take effect? (e.g. not be started anymore, even if applicaple Intent is fired off?) Does it depend on whether the ...
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ClockworkMod Recovery pops up during phone turn on

When I turn on my Galaxy S2 phone, ClockworkMod Recovery v4.0.0.2 pops up with the list of options, 1- reboot system now 2- apply update from sdcard 3- wipe data/factory reset 4- wipe cache ...
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What is the difference between temp root & pemanent root? What is a soft reboot?

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently has temp root, but no permanent root. I am not 100% sure I understand the difference. From what I gather, temp root is lost if the phone is rebooted in a ...
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How can I execute a Tasker reboot command only 1 time?

I'm working with a chinese tablet which needs to be initialized every time after it's connected to a power source. I'm using Tasker to do so. Problem is: this condition makes tasker execute the ...
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HTC One M8 overheating, random reboots and unable to power it off

Last night I forgot to charge my HTC One M8 phone, and when I woke up in the morning, the battery was dead, Unsurprisingly. I plugged it in to charge for about 20 minutes (only to about 30% or so ...
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Micromax Canvas 2 Restarting Problem. Show modem log on the way?

I got sick of this. Whenever i restart my phone it shows "Modem log on the way". I don't know what type of log they are but it creates a folder in my internal storage named "mtklog" which contains ...
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Android copy file to /system/bin/sh, now devices can not booted

to day I add one daemon file to android devices, I use command: ./adb push XXXXX /system/bin/sh I say done, but when i restart the device, now it can not boot, no logo appear, just black screen, ...
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How can I get the LogCat before my phone restarts?

Recently my phone keeps on restarting randomly through the day, and I would like to trace what is the cause for that. I tried this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jtb.alogrec ...
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Android phone keeps rebooting, how can I save my data?

I hope this question fits this site, as in my opinion the problem is caused by Android. My problem is that my phone froze all of the sudden while browsing settings, and ever since the first freeze it ...
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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(Re)boot an Android phone from USB

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (not rooted) and its lock button doesn't wrok anymore. That means I couldn't boot my phone if it happened to be turned off. But I need to restart it now because it's ...
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Stuck in Boot Loop

I have an Android Jelly Bean, DOPO m7088, and its stuck in a boot loop. I did the hard resetting, wipe my data and everything and its still stuck. I've been searching the internet for weeks and ...
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HTC Desire Z stuck in boot-loop

I'm a total n00b with Android, and the existing questions tagged boot-loop didn't help me. Apologies if I missed something "obvious"! I've borrowed a used HTC Desire Z from my brother so I can decide ...
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BackupManager causing my phone to reboot

Every ~2 hours my phone reboots itself, it started doing this 2-3 days ago, I may have installed/uninstalled some apps around that time but I don't remember exactly. I've gotten a screenshot of the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Spica won't boot up fully. Just restarts over and over

My Samsung galaxy won't turn on properly. Basically it turns on, shows the 'OMG screen' which it does when it crashes, then goes to the Samsung loading bar, but then goes back to the crash screen. It ...
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The last App update keeps downloading after reboot

When I update an app everything works fine. Android Market shows that the update was succesful and nothing is downloading. Also there are no items in "downloads". But when I reboot, the progress bar ...
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Could a faulty SIM card cause my android to spontaneously reboot

My android (Sony Xperia 10a) spontaneously reboots on a 1m to 15m cycle. I had a Nokia before and I think it rebooted more often than expected as well. My Google contacts, a SIM and AT&T are ...
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shutting down takes ages (HTC Desire 2.1)

I wanted to reboot my HTC and it was shutting down for more than 10-15mins so I removed the battery... What can I do next time? Is that ok to be shutting down for ever? The mobile is almost new one. ...
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HTC One M8 rebooting

Recently I rooted my HTC One M8 (the process went well, no issues found) but now the phone randomly reboots. Things I've thought about would be the applications I've installed, but I'm not too sure. ...
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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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Nexus 4 - Random reboot

I have a 3 years old LG Nexus-4, I have tried multicore cpu controller pro and some cardboard/VR apps (google cardboard, fulldive, etc..) recently & I have faced some rare random restart for 4-5 ...
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After what types of failures is it advisable to reboot an Android device?

With some desktop operating systems, I often recommend that users reboot their systems after a crash. The logic is that memory could now be corrupted, and the system could be trending towards ...
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HTC. infinite reboot. How to turn off bluetooth from adb?

I have rooted HTC Evo 3d with android 4.0.1 Today i turn on bluetooth and my phone went to infinite reboot. Nothing helps! I think there is only one way to turn off bluetooth - ADB. I tried use this ...