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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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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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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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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Galaxy Nexus restarts non-stop before completely booting

I'm aware of the suddenly restarts of the Galaxy Nexus, but in my case it restarts before managing to boot completely and it does that in a non-stop loop. It happened while my phone was on a stand by ...
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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 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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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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Samsung Galaxy S heat up a lot, getting restarted and slow start up time

I'm using Samsung galaxy S with O.S. 2.3.3. I'm having the following problems. It is getting heated up a lot. Because of this the battery is drained so faster. That too when it is getting charged if I ...
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Should i do the factory reset? If yes, what will i lose?

My android ( htc desire s ) phone is working fine when i don't put my micro sd card in it ( this card was free with the phone ). But my phone keeps restarting every few minutes if i keep the memory ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Motorola Defy in a reboot loop

I bought a new Motorola Defy today. The phone switches on then asks to be connected to a Google account, I try to type in my login details and it reboots. The battery shows 100% but when in switch ...
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How to Stop Applications & Services from Starting on Boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I know how to kill running applications and services via Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > ...
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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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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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How can I fix Xperia x10i application crashes under CyanogenMOD 6?

I have a lot of issues with my Xperia x10i: I get a lot of forced close of apps I don't have zoom in my camera nor flash light I don't have Mediascape nor Timescape and maybe other apps I don't know ...
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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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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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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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What is safe mode?

My USC "Desire" locked up the other day. I have Android 2.2 installed. It just kept rebooting to the splash screen over and over and over again. Being an old Mac user I thought some "key command" ...
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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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Do I need to reboot my HTC Desire periodically?

I've had my HTC Desire for a couple of months now and it is awesome! (A huge improvement to my previous phone... Nokia 3315) Though recently, I've realised that the phone semi-freezes more and more ...
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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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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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Can't get past the pulsating boot screen after complete battery drain

My phone ran out of charge this morning after I made a couple of phone calls in bed. I was too lazy to get out of bed to plug it in. When I plugged it in later, and pushed the power button, the phone ...
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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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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 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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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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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. ...
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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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How to restart an Android device?

Is there a way to restart an Android device? Now I have to shut it down and manually turn it on again, but I'm looking for a solution where the whole process happens automatically. This might be ...
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Sometimes My Phone Just Restarts

Occasionally (maybe twice a month) my Milestone just reboots (goes black and then to the Android startup screen (but not all the way to the Motorola screen)). I presume that such behaviour could be ...
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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 ...