My Galaxy Nexus 4.0.2 takes over three minutes to boot. Is this normal? Is it supposed to take this long to boot? Why does it take so long?

  • Shouldn't take that long... have you thought about trying a factory reset?
    – Bryan Denny
    Apr 25, 2012 at 13:07
  • This is the phone I use every day and without a better reason that just trying a factory reset it is to much of a hassle. I will however try the factory reset if there is a problem that only can be solved that way. There are lots of stuff that needs to be downloaded, set-up and re synced.
    – Anders
    Apr 26, 2012 at 21:03

2 Answers 2


My Galaxy Nexus (I9250, GSM version) with Android 4.02 definitely doesn't take that long to boot.

Just switched mine off to test, and from off it takes just under a minute to get to the SIM card PIN unlock code screen (and after entering my PIN it goes straight to the pattern lock with my normal wallpaper).

  • Then it must be something wrong with my phone?
    – Anders
    Apr 24, 2012 at 15:41

You may have encrypted your phone contents. Both of my phones take a lot longer to boot since having to decrypt on start-up.

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