I'm trying to have my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone start up into normal operation when USB power comes on. I have tested all the suggestions in this post and several others, but whatever I do the phone will not reboot into normal operation. My result is no reboot or reboot into Recovery mode.

I have also tested several ROMs with same result. There seems to be a problem when the \system\bin\reboot is called in LPM (Low Power Mode) mode.


/system/bin/lpm_orig &
while [ true ]; do
  sleep 1
  ps | grep lpm_orig && sleep 3 && /system/bin/reboot

(The "lpm_orig" is the original lpm file). Linux owner and execution rights have been checked. Does anyone have an idea what to try next?

1 Answer 1


This has been hell to figure out. Might as well put it out here to help anyone else googling around.

For the Samsung Galaxy S7, first the script:


# Script to reboot the system as soon as the charger is inserted
# https://android.googlesource.com/kernel/common/+/android-trusty-3.10/Documentation/sysrq.txt

# Enable kernel commands.
su -c "echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq"

# Send an immediate reboot request.
echo b > /proc/sysrq-trigger

And to install it, you first backup and replace the /system/bin/lpm file. As OP already mentioned, replacing the file will cause it not to work (explained here)

The inode (file unique identifier) of the lpm file has to remain the same before Android will accept it, so instead we have to replace the contents of the existing file.

That's easily enough done:

echo /system/bin/lpm > /system/bin/lpm.bak

And dump our script code into it:

echo /sdcard/reboot_on_charge.sh > /system/bin/lpm

Of course this will require root, and to remount the system folder as read-write:

mount -o rw,remount /system

And that's it! That's how I got this to work for the S7.

Undoing the changes should be as simple as doing:

cat /system/bin/lpm.bak > /system/bin/lpm
rm /system/bin/lpm.bak

Edit: - To add an extra detail, make sure the file is using Linux (LF) line endings as opposed to CR_LF (Windows). My git repo switched them out from under me and I was left debugging why the phone suddenly started going to recovery mode again when it reboots.

  • I try to run scripts. But have read only error. Feb 12, 2023 at 23:24
  • @Konrad Did you remember to mount your system partition as read-write? You have to do this before it will let you install the scripts. mount -o rw,remount /system
    – Sollace
    Jan 11 at 13:48
  • Thanks @Sollace I have tried on S6 Edge+ and it works #!/system/bin/sh\necho b > /proc/sysrq-trigger (the /system/bin/reboot does not work for this phone.)
    – Loc Huynh

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