If I'm not mistaken, if an Android-based device is turned off (or powers down due to completely exhausted battery) and then is charged up again, it will automatically boot only to battery charging mode1.

Is there anything (configuration switch, external application etc.), that would allow me to introduce such behavior to any other Android-based device? Or is this kind of behavior limited to mods only and I'd have to write my one mod to accomplish this?

1 The only exception, that I'm aware of, is my old good LG 540 with CyanogenMod 7 on board, which (for the reasons beyond my imagination, since I'm rooting or modding newbie) always powers on to full system, when charged up from off state.

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    Could you clarify what do you mean by "boot to battery charging mode"? Do you mean the battery charging animation?
    – Andrew T.
    Feb 9 '15 at 7:35
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    Exactly! I plug-in charging cable on completely turned off device, it turns on and a nice battery charging animation appears.
    – trejder
    Feb 9 '15 at 20:24
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It is a kernel (feature known as recovery) and you can't change this, unless you change your kernel with desired option enabled.

Didn't try this out, but Autosleeper Auto power ON-OFF application seems to do, what you want.

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    Autosleeper power ON-OFF looks like it puts your phone to sleep on power failure / turning off the car, then wakes it back up when the power is restored / the car is turned back on. So if the battery was drained completely, I don't see how it would turn the device back on. Jun 19 '15 at 16:11

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