Earlier today, I was using my tablet. It ran out of battery so I charged it.

Then my tablet got stuck at the logo screen. I booted into recovery and cleared the /cache partition.

Finally, I realized that the tablet was not stuck, it was taking a very long time to boot!

I wait at the boot screen for about 3 minutes, then it changes to the loading image (which for me is a lot of moving tiles).

Why does it take so long all of a sudden?


  • Tablet: Kobo Arc original White 32GB version
  • Processor: TI OMAP4470
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Graphics card: PowerVR
  • Did you install any system tweaks like Xposed? I am finding them slowing down Android booting. Even more different versions of Xposed cause significantly variable slowdown effect. – iBug Jan 26 '17 at 16:39
  • @iBug To avoid bricking it (like my previous 2 tablets), I haven't customized anything. – user186920 Jan 26 '17 at 17:24
  • That's over-cautious. I often modify /system and /data after a backup. It's safe if you only touch the ext4 partitions after backing up. As long as you don't touch anything else there's nothing to worry about. – iBug Jan 27 '17 at 18:10

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