Questions tagged [boot]

Use this tag for issues with the "boot-process" of your Android device.

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Suggestions to boot OnePlus 3T without any physical buttons?

As the title says, any suggestions for this would be welcome as I have lost the use of both power and volume buttons. Device is not rooted, running Oreo. I have access to both Windows and MAC ...
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Android only TWRP starts which doesn't load

I've an Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 7. I tried to updated it with Smart Switch. But after that, the phone ends with an "encryption unsuccessfully" error. I wanted to save my data, so I flashed twrp....
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LG V10 Mysterious Shutdown Loop

My phone is stuck in the strangest bootloop I've ever encountered. Last night my phone dropped to 0% battery, so I charged it on up and restarted it. I didn't look at it for a while but when I did it ...
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Android x86 not change resolution on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation

I installed android-x86_64-6.0-r3.iso and after launch I see: I tried to change resolution as described here: Android x86 Marshmallow not booting on Virtualbox and VMware Workstation https://www....
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Tablet with very long boot time, what can I try?

I apologize if this question is too open-ended, but I wanted to collect different ideas regardless of the specific tablet model. I've owned an Android 4.1 tablet for quite some time now. When I first ...
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Android Phone Off State and Boot process - Does Android consume power when switched off?

I am curious about the "turned off" state and the boot process after that in details. I found some good articles on this topic like this one: http://www.lieberbiber.de/2015/07/05/mediatek-details-...
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Booting android using 'fastboot boot'

With my android device attached over USB, I entered the following commands: adb pull /dev/block/by-name/boot ./boot.img adb reboot bootloader sudo fastboot boot ./boot.img and I received this output ...
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“Verification failed” upon startup after installing software update

My phone installed a software update and upon restarting, I get a 'verification failed' error message. It continues "Unable to restart you device. The integrity verification has failed. You need to ...
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Oneplus one is not starting as expected

My OPO(One plus one) with cyanogenmod (last update in August 2016) purchased 2.5+ yrs back, is not starting when it is connected to USB or starting to fastboot mode when it is not connected. It is ...
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LineageOS stuck on boot in Moto G1 due to WiFi error

I installed LineageOS on my Moto G1 (falcon) and after using it for a couple of weeks my phone restarted and got stuck on boot. I cleaned the cache in recovery mode but it didn't help. Afterwards, I ...
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LineageOS: run custom script (start service) at boot

Seems like a simple thing. How can I run custom script on my (rooted) android with LineageOS at boot? Neither creating it as /data/local/userinit.d/99sshd nor /data/local/userinit.sh did not help. ...
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Where should I place iptables update on Android at boot time?

I need to write specific values in the routing system using the iptables command for Android. The overall idea is that the user can navigate only using the provided DNS configuration. I've tried to ...
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What is the difference between my Android 7 x86 Live CD, and actual installation? (Stuck on Boot Logo after installing)

I am trying to install Android from the Android-x86 project on my PC. I successfully built an ISO from source, and I can boot from it. The Live CD comes up without any issues. My problem only shows ...
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LG G3 Verizon, No Boot

Last night I was using my Verizon G3, fully updated, not rooted, and it shut off and won't come back on. If I remove the battery it will begin to boot then go to black screen before it gets to the "...
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A question about Android recovery bootup sequence

What exactly gets copied into the /recovery partition when I execute the following command: fastboot flash recovery <my_recovery_image>.img As per my understanding, the recovery image contains ...
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Nexus 5 wont boot. Cant access recovery mode either

So my Nexus 5 just crashed (screen froze, i tapped power button once as if i wanted to activate lockscreen, led to it instantly turning off) and i cant get it to boot. It isnt stuck in bootloop though,...
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Boot Android disabling display

I know that android doesnot have a login prompt like linux and only has diplay to interact with the user. Still I want to boot Android without any display and I expect only the UART console prints of ...
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SwitchMe App crashed while switching to new user

I have installed SwitchMe app to use multiple users. When I tried switching to secondary user, the phone rebooted and stuck up on EULA and Diagnostics screen. When clicking next not responding and ...
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Can I replace my device's bootloader to grub?

Basically the title contains everything. I have an old smartphone lying around and I would like to change its bootloader. How can I know in which partition does it lie? How can I compile grub on my ...
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Removing charging animation from the tablet installed in a car

I've bought a no-brand tablet based on Allwinner A33 CPU running Android 4.4.2 to be put as a media system in a car. This tablet has few specific features which makes it suitable for the task but the ...
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Nexus 4 Crash after Google logo, now red flashing light

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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My android stuck with page in Chinese

My device is a HTC desire 816 dual sim, and now the Android system is stuck on a form with Chinese language. Even after I performed a factory-reset it is still stuck with the same screen. So what ...
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Asus Zenfone 2 Stuck at White USB Logo

My device has stuck displaying a white USB logo on boot. I have already tried a hard reboot (press power + volume up and select 'reboot') but the logo remains. How can I get past this and boot the ...
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How to edit splash.img which displays the boot logo in Snapdragon chipset devices?

As far as I know, most devices powered by Snapdragon Chipsets stores the boot logo (splash screen that shows up when device is switched ON) in a partition named 'splash' which contains splash.img Is ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 will not boot up

A month ago, i used Kingroot to root my Sony Xperia Z1 running lollipop . Today, my dad called me on the phone and i picked up. 5 minutes later, the phone will not boot up. I thought that the battery ...
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Moto E on Lollipop has KitKat's boot animation

I have a Moto E 1st Gen. When I updated to Lollipop, my boot animation updated too, but a few months later I did a hard reset to my Moto E. All was great, but yesterday I noticed that my boot ...
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GS4 not turning on, battery full, no screen activity or rumble

(Keyboard finicky, sorry for any errors!) Alright, so I have this GS4 that I got secondhand. It worked fine for a while, but now there is no activity AT ALL. I have tried Recovery Mode, normal boot, ...
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Stock LG-D500 Bootloop. Factory Reset only temporarily fixes

I checked a few of the other links/threads. Mostly it seems like people changed something (ROM, or went in a did something to permissions) whereas my phone has no changes made by me. There are/were ...
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ZTE Score only booting to recovery

I have a ZTE N788 MTS352 CDMA Mobile unlocked to use any CDMA in India. Rooted it perfectly. Deleted unwanted APP, by mistake deleted one sys app "wall paper change"- after that mob. not working. when ...
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Netcat udp listener upon boot

My goal is open a UDP listener on port 5555 upon booting my device. It's suppose to be looking for a specific message that will tell it to do some updates. I have a service started upon boot that has ...
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Recovery mode on android netbook?

2 years ago I was given a netbook for Christmas and it came with the Android 2.2 OS. Since then I haven't used the netbook much but recently I decided to put Linux Mint on the netbook. But I didn't ...
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Samsung Galaxy y does not boot even after factory-reset

Suddenly my Samsung Galaxy Y start to stuck at Samsung screen (not the initial Galaxy Y screen) and keep on restarting after that point. The situation is verymuch similar to this. I did a factory-...
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How do i copy the boot.img without rooting phone?

I want to get the boot.img of my android phone (mobile/model doesnt matter i want a general one) without rooting the phone. I have ADB installed and using a linux machine in which i can communicate ...
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android box stuck at boot logo

I have an android box which is a no name chinese one RK3066 cortex A9 8GB android 4.1. it's been stuck on boot logo and since there is no reset or power or volume button on it I couldn't get it to ...
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Nexus 4 screen got hung until battery drained and on restart stuck on flying dots

I have nexus 4 with lollypop installed on it. Yesterday while operating its screen just went to hung state and stopped responding. I could not even power off the phone. Therefore, I let the phone to ...
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Nexus 5 won't start stuck on loading screen

My Nexus 5 has been stuck on the loading screen. After turning it off it wouldn't start and after showing the "Google" logo would just spin the 4 coloured dots for hours on end. I tried a few things ...
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Wi-fi turns on when I boot my phone

For the past few days the wi-fi on my phone has been automatically turning on whenever I boot up my phone (Samsung Galaxy Light, SGH-T399) when it's fully turned off or restarted. To address the last ...
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Modify boot.img of Moto G 2014 ROM

Starting from the Titan Prime ROM I would like to make some modifications to the boot.img. But if I try to unpack and repack the boot.img the phone jumps immediately into the bootloader after the ...
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Nexus 5 stuck in the start up screen

After running out of battery and turning off, I charged my Nexus 5 (which is running lollipop and not rooted) until the battery was full, but when I was going to turn it on it got stuck in the "flying ...
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Obtaining boot.img for unrooted device?

I have a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo / Coolpad 8865U. I cannot find other means of rooting it and to be honest I don't trust most oneclickroot.apks. I am trying to root it manually but I cannot find a way ...
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Android 5.0.0 on Nexus 5 stuck on boot logo

I just recently received the 5.0 update for my Nexus 5 and now my device fails to boot. All that happens is the Google logo gets displayed on the screen and then the device does nothing else. I am ...
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White screen on Samsung i9105p

The other day I sideloaded an application and my screen froze, then turned white. After I restarted my device, it just showed white lines on a black screen. Sometimes it turns white, sometimes it ...
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Phone on, No Display

So my aunt told me to fix her android phone and here's the problem. After the android logo and text splash screen during the boot up, the screen is all black but I can still open applications ( just ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 only boots for 5 seconds, then dies

Yesterday I was using my phone, and suddenly it shut off. I tried the power button, but it wouldn't turn on again. I then took the battery out, and put it back in. Immediately, the phone vibrated, and ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 is not charging; it heats up when connected to a charger and it doesn't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. I had recently installed Cyanogenmod from CM Installer. But one day while I was flashing the stock ROM via Odin, the progress bar was stuck at factoryfs.img and ...
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Secure boot while still being able to keep up with nightlies

Following this great answer, I've secured the bootloader on my Nexus 7 deb by using fastboot oem lock and installing the original Google-provided recovery image. However, I now have a dilemma. Here's ...
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Tablet stuck in boot animation

I have this tablet, MSI Primo 91 and just recently I booted into recovery mode in order to wipe the cache. On restart the tablet gets stuck in the manufacturer boot animation and refuses to boot up. ...
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Allwinner A13 tablet stuck on boot screen

Okay, here's the deal- I received a generic Chinese tablet from a friend in early January, and it worked well for about two-and-a-half months. Then, just recently, I discovered rooting and the ...
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Android can't boot — displays booting splash until battery drains

My Android can't boot. It displays the booting splash (a sci-fi planet-like image) until the battery drains. Is this condition what's referred to as a boot loop? Is there any chance to recover? ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate stuck at the boot screen

I have a Galaxy S Captivate and it has been problematic ever since. I flashed various stock roms (with and without bootloaders) in download mode and the phone always gets stuck at the boot screen (AT&...