I've added the following snippet to the end of /system/core/rootdir/init.rc file.

on property:dev.bootcomplete=1
    start bootcomplete_handler

service bootcomplete_handler /system/bin/bc_handler.sh
    class main
    user root
    group root

And /system/bin/bc_handler.sh:

echo hi > /data/hi.txt
monkey -p com.example.package 1

What I'm trying to achieve is to run an app when device boots up. That echo is just for test, as I check existence of /data/hi.txt, it won't be created when device boots up. Could someone help me? BTW, I'm using bullhead if matters.

1 Answer 1


Your service name is too long (or contains invalid characters).

Service names can be at most 16 characters long, and can contain alphanumeric characters, "_", and "-".


attribution: https://stackoverflow.com/a/33088141/1841194

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