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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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 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. ...