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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How can I determine the cause of random device reboots?

After being annoyed with my previous ROM, I thought I'd install ICS on my SGS2 (until CM9 comes out). But, sadly, it now reboots several times a day without any real reason. The device is just lying ...
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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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my GT-S 5830 frequently restarting after factory reset

I have Rooted GT-S 5830 Galaxy ACE, was working slow, so i thought to Factory reset and i did it. But as the phone restart ,it start frequently restarting. Pls help me.
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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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Android boot-up messages for debugging?

I am trying to figure out if Android (i.e. Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and/or Motorola Xoom) come with some sort of capability to produce a "boot-up" log. (kind of like Linux boot-up screen) It would be ...
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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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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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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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My Device Keeps Rebooting (LogCat attached)

For some reason, after I changed my device's battery. It just keeps rebooting and here's a LogCat of the error: E/JavaBinder( 1305): *** Uncaught remote exception! (Exceptions are not yet supported ...
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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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Is there a way to preserve tabs that were open in Froyo 2.2's stock browser?

When my Droid X's Froyo 2.2 browser gets killed for whatever reason (reboot, memory manager killing it), it loses 100% of its open tabs and reopens with Google's home page in a single tab. If you ...
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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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Can an android app cause my phone to reboot?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (i500) running Android 2.3.5 Lately it has been rebooting randomly. Sitting on my desk and it just reboots, sometimes when I'm on the phone, etc. Does Android protect ...
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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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How can I reset my SGH-999?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-999) and am trying to do a hard reset. Somewhere along the line, things got a bit messed up. It keeps telling me I have a firmware update, and when I click start to ...
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Galaxy Blaze reboots upon power off

I have T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze, running 2.3.6. I rooted the phone months ago, uninstalled T-Mobile bloatware (using Titanium Backup Free), and have been enjoying using it for a while. Recently ...
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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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during reboot stuck on “Samsung” logo

After installing CM9 on my Samsung Galaxy S+ (Plus) it gets stuck in the "SAMSUNG" screen whenever I restart, the very first screen (I guess). I have to press the Power button 10 seconds to restart ...
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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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Something causes my phone to hang and reboot

This problem always happens after I restore my apps from Titanium Backup and move them to the SD card, regardless which ROM. However, I noticed that this problem has something to do with the SD card. ...
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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 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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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc randomly reboots

I realise this might be a repeat question, or discussed at length in some related posts, please don't hesitate to discipline me if I'm being redundant. I just really want to know not only if anyone ...
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What does Hot Boot mean?

In Miui ROMs, there are four options for rebooting a phone from the power menu: What does "Hot Boot" mean, technically speaking? Are there any circumstances where a hot boot could cause harm? Are ...
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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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How can I stop Samsung Galaxy Spica restarting itself in a loop?

I recently bought a used galaxy spica its in really good condition and etc..but when i launched it up there is something fishy going on... It restarts in a loop... As in, it boots up, i can use the ...
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How to get more information about Android random restarts

Android randomly restarts - where would I find an error log or some other way of enabling information gathering from this process? I want to attempt to troubleshoot this.
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How do I diagnose hanging and restarts?

I have a Droid which was running fine with Cyanogen Mod 6.0. I travelled for a week out of service range, and since I returned it's been both hanging (no response to user input) and spontaneously ...
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Troubleshooting why my Android phone is rebooting (Nexus S)

It seems to happen when I'm using Pandora. But then again, I'm always using Pandora. It also reboots so quickly that sometimes, I do not notice. Is there a way to see what caused the last 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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Galaxy S lagging

I've bought a brand new Galaxy S just several weeks ago and so far my expectations are not met. I've never used a PDA before, so I expected it to be a full power computing machine in a hand. :) But ...
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Motorola Droid 3 many random reboots

I am having the feared random reboots in my recently acquired Droid 3. It is rebooting more than 10 times a day randomly, both when idle and when doing anything in the phone. The only pattern I've ...
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Any tips for phone stability?

My Moto Droid has seen great performance improvements with each new Android version, and has been much more stable and reliable with each version release. Recently I was in a situation where the ...
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Why my app disappear at reboot?

When I reboot the phone, often, some of the apps a get generic icon and won't load anymore. A reinstall solves the problem but I'd rather not have to do that. Device is an Acer Liquid Metal with ...
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Why does my Xperia X10 spontaneously reboot?

Several times a day I find out that my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is waiting for PIN entry, probably because of a soft reboot. It annoys me to no end, and I end up missing calls beacuse of this. Is ...
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Why does the home screen stay empty (no application icons/no widgets) sometimes?

I have a Motorola Milestone, and sometimes when I press Home to go back to the Home Screen, the screen shows no application icons, no widgets. It simply stays blank, with the wallpaper on background. ...
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Can you restart the launcher apart from restarting the phone?

On my Galaxy S Android 2.2 , I just got the 'Activiate Starter took too long to respond . Force close ?', which I did. Now the home screen is black. :) So I killed the starter program, so it seems. ...
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How do I turn off the HTC Desire boot jingle?

Even with a set of headphones plugged in, when I reboot my HTC Desire it (ironically) still plays the 'quietly brilliant' boot screen jingle loudly on the built-in speaker. This can be utterly ...
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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. ...