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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's the best way to restart Android via command line (remotely)?

I'm looking for the best / friendliest way to reboot my rooted android 4.1.1 device. I found these solutions so far: su -c "reboot" - Causes problems with wifi after restart on my device... I read ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sony Live With The Walkman : Phone is restarting continuously

I have a problem with my Sony Live With The WalkMan phone, it has Android 4.0 (ICS) and was working well before last week, the problem started a week before when I tried turning on my phone's ...