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When write:

adb reboot -p

I expect the unit to power-down indefinitely. Instead it just reboots automatically, same has having written:

adb reboot

only.

Why is that? What should I write?

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    Related: android.stackexchange.com/a/138057/96277 – Firelord Dec 27 '16 at 12:54
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    From my notes, adb shell reboot -p. – beeshyams Dec 27 '16 at 13:00
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    @beeshyams is right :) – sunlover3 Dec 27 '16 at 13:33
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    @sunlover3 Thanks , but I have no idea why - Linux commands are not my thing. That's why I make notes of what works for me :) – beeshyams Dec 27 '16 at 14:03
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    @JohnyTex Nein, it's not the same. adb reboot -p means execute adb with arguments reboot and -p. adb shell reboot -p means execute a shell on the device, then execute the program reboot with argument -p which resides inside the device. This is the difference. – Death Mask Salesman Dec 27 '16 at 16:23
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Many phones start booting when a power cable is attached. This could be the reason here for the phone rebooting instantly instead of staying off.

  • Do know what could be done about that? – JohnyTex Feb 9 '17 at 8:25
  • @JohnyTex you would have to disconnect your phone just after issuing the command – Timo Schwarzer Feb 9 '17 at 8:37

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