Questions tagged [boot]

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

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Install android on non-booting XT1033 (Moto G 1st gen) - USB debugging not enabled

I have a Moto G (XT1033) running Android 5.0.2 that went out of charge one day. It then decided to boot into a black screen - i.e. I can see the Motorola splash screen (animation) but all I get after ...
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Android x86 won't boot with GRUB 2 - stuck at Detecting Android x86

I recently installed Android x86, using ~~99 GB free space on an old drive, partitioning it into /dev/sdb3. After reinstalling grub (accidentally selected "yes install grub" in the installation menu),...
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ST21i Removed boot flag

I was trying to boot from the sdcard, as I thought it was a boot order issue, I disabled the boot flag on the boot partition. Now my phone will not turn on, or enter bootloader. I have found various ...
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Moto G stuck on the screen “Warning bootloader unlocked”

I'm trying to solve a problem that is affecting a Moto G 2014 XT1069 device. What happened is that the device did shutdown, then when trying to power it up again, it stayed stuck on the Motorola logo ...
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How does one disable the media scanner? (obviously on a rooted device)

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with DarkyROM2 2.3.5 & SuperCore kernel. I have a 32 GB microSD card in addition to the 16 GB internal storage, and it takes ages to scan both when the phone boots. At ...
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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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How to exit out from a stuck safe mode?

My Samsung Galaxy A3's power off button didn't work, so I held the Power off and Home key for 5 seconds which brought me to a custom OS warning. It showed that I could cancel and restart if I pressed ...
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How do I unfreeze my LG L15G sunrise?

I keep trying to turn it on and at first it just got stuck in a boot loop, so i factory data reset it and after the reset when it boots itself up it freezes on the LG powered by android screen. I have ...
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Is there anything like live CD for android phones?

We can go into recovery mode in android phones, which is usually home+volume up+power for samsung phones This answer says that the recovery mode is like a simple OS that the device boots into. This ...
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If I flash a custom recovery img, will I be able to boot the normal old system?

Can I flash a custom recovery (say, the one from Replicant with heimdall flash --kernel path/to/recovery.img, or ClockWorkMod) and then be able to boot the old system? Without reinstalling the main ...
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Changing bootlogo Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

I'm trying to change to splash-screen / boot logo of my Sony Xperia Z4 tablet (SGP771) I have already rooted my device. With the help of the bootimg.exe tool I unpacked the boot.img - exchanged the ...
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ADB can discover devices but not fastboot

I've searched on the web about this problem and it's usually solved by installing the appropriate drivers. Problem is I'm on a Mac. When I plug in my device, it can be discovered when I run adb ...
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How to fix a phone stuck at firmware update screen?

My phone was dead so I plugged it in to charge. I attempted to turn it on and saw: Firmware Update Do not unplug the USB connection until the process is complete. This was all it showed and ...
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what does ddi stands for in android os?

What does ddi stand for in android OS? My phone g532f couldn't power on, but enter download mode just by using "jig USB" !!.. this message appears in download mode. ddi read failed (in rad color) ddi ...
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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish this ...
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Android TV autostart script

I want to run a script after booting from a Android TV box (Xiaomi Mi Box) I tried a lot but nothing works. Is there any option to 'activate' an init.d folder?
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Samsung S6 Active Will Not Boot, AP Rom Flash Succeeds (Bootloader Flash Fails - EDIT: BL Flash Works, Device Still Won't Boot)

(See Update Below) Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. I am having trouble with my S6 Active. It has been stuck in a boot loop for a week now. It was running stock beforehand. I flashed a ...
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How to fix phone booting only into fastboot mode after flashing a custom ROM?

I have a Wileyfox Swift and I have tried to install lineageos 15.1 by following the tutorial that can be found on the lineageos website. I have successfully installed adb, twrp and used it to install ...
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Run a particular app on boot

I have a phone running Android 4.0 and I wish to know if it is possible to turn this phone into a dedicated calculator? When I say dedicated I mean - once the phone is turned on, it boots directly to ...
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How do you extract the boot.img from a samsung g4?

I don't image the adb command is able to access that sector of the device but for the record, when I connect, I can see the device but C:\Users\Brad2\Downloads\adbUnzip2Cdrive\adb>adb kill-server C:\...
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Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck at start up. Can I recovery the phone or at least the data?

My Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck every time when start up. It looks ok on the beginning, it shows "Samsung Galaxy S II ..." then change display to Vodafone logo then the shows word "samsung" and stuck here ...
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C105i tablet won't start up

I have an off-the-shelf Chinese call-touch c105i android tablet with an all-winner a10 CPU. Out of nowhere, it crashed and won't start up. When I turn it on, it just gets stuck in the logo screen. ...
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Is it possible to keep track when my Android phone is startup and when it is shutdown?

Where can I get the information about when and what time my Android phone is being shut down and also being start up. (shut down / start up - meaning that someone press the Power button to cause it to ...
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Reading phone partition and writing to SD Card

Guys i really need HELP Mine Docomo S7 from Japan aka SC-02H is bricked, so No Download - No Recovery - Not Turning ON I found another SC-02H working one from mine friend - I Read somewhere that i ...
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how to get my android to boot up and shutdown automatically

I want my android phone to boot up (I expect from a low energy state rather than off) automatically, run my app for a while, shutdown (ie return to low energy state) and repeat at intervals, say an ...
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itel phone unable to switch on

I bought a new itel phone yesterday. I charged it a bit then added apps and photos and music. I played some music during the night. I tried rebooting does not go on, it vibrates but screen is blank.
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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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Acer Iconia Tab 10(A3-A40) not booting

I deleted the rom and recovery(by mistake) from my tablet(Acer Iconia Tab 10) and at least it booted in a bootloop, now, after 4 hours, the display is not even turning on, I tried to recharge the ...
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Can downgrading OS make Xperia Neo V, boot after a boot loop

My Neo V MT11i was upgraded to ICS a few days ago. Today when I turned on bluetooth, it started to reboot repeatedly. I tried to hard reset using sets of button as posted in some blogs but still I ...
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actual limitations of locked bootloader

I have read in many posts that a locked bootloader prevents from flashing custom ROMs, because it checks the digital signature of the ROM itself. I thought a "bootloader" was only responsible for ...
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Unable to have applications run on startup Android 7.0

I can't seem to get any applications to start at boot. I wanted sshd to run at startup so I installed "Termux", "Termux:Api" and "Termux:Boot" and followed the instructions and placed the startup ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7582 does not start

My phone GT-S7582 does not start when powered on it only displays Samsung GALAXY S DUOS GT-S7582 and also it does not enter in to the download mode.
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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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How to turn off Nokia theme tune on startup?

My Nokia 6 always made the Nokia theme tune when it was turned on from being completely off. However, for a short period, I had another user account on my phone and it didn't make the noise every time,...
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Apps suddenly stopped starting automatically when my phone boots

I have two apps that I expect to start when I boot my phone: AccuBattery and Weatherbug. A few months ago though, Weatherbug stopped starting automatically, and AccuBattery stopped a couple days ago. ...
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How to fix Galaxy S4 stuck at boot screen despite factory reset?

I am new to all of this, and I am having trouble with my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. I am on a Mac, but can also run Windows 7 in VMware Fusion. A couple days ago, I successfully rooted my ...
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Turn on phone without Power and volume buttons

I own Panasonic Eluga Ray Max phone, How can I turn it on without power and volume button as both are broken. Device is already USB debugging enabled but adb cant see it while only charging. So my ...
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Lenovo a390 hangs at the boot logo

My Lenovo a390 freezes when I open it. It stops on the Logo 'Lenovo: for those who do.' I removed the battery but it is still hanging on that part. What should I do?
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How can I enable adbd during boot on Cyanogenmod?

I am stuck during the boot process, at first before entering the passphrase for /data and now at the SIM PIN screen. At this point, adb is inaccessible (normally adbd would start up after unlocking /...
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S4 Wont turn on unless removing battery then turns off after 2 seconds

So, my Galaxy S4 turned off randomly today during charge. I attempted turning it back on via the power button but it would not respond. Then I tried taking out the battery and replacing it, the ...
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Android mx tv box stuck at mbox logo

My Android TV box always gets stuck at the Mbox, "make your life colorful" logo, but it never goes to home screen, and also when I put the TV box into recovery mode I can't select anything, it just ...
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Nexus 7 not booting past google screen

I tried to factory reset my Nexus 7 this morning and it took 4+ hours, it stayed on the "erasing" screen so I got bored and turned it off, I figured no factory reset takes that long. Now when I try to ...
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E: can't mount/cache/recovery/log on Android Lenovo a1000

I have a problem on starting my lenovo a1000 , so i decided to install firmware on it. I tried too much, but every time the phone fishing flashing , and 100% passed with spd factory flashing tool , ...
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Lenovo vibe K5 is not turning on anymore

I have rooted Lenovo Vibe K5 and i had installed CM 13 (Marshmallow) it was working good cause of some need, i had to install CM 12.1 (Lollipop) and i tried installing through TWRP recovery CM 12.1, ...
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Lollipop - Apps not autostarting

I have Alcatel 5054D with Lollipop (5.1.1) on board. I noticed that some apps are not starting on boot or on events that are fired by the OS. For example, when my phone was not rooted I tried to ...
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Where is the battery animation called?

I have a tablet from China, it's a Q8H Allwinner. It is rooted, and I've browsed the internal storage for hours to find the battery animation, I found them at framework-res.apk... Now I want to find ...
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How to fix device when stuck in firmware update with “Do not disconnect USB” message?

I have an LG Android phone. When I turned it off last night, it turned itself back on again with the firmware update showing "Do not disconnect USB". But when I received it from my contract holders, ...
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Samsung 6 edge stuck

When I plugged in my edge it made a couple of funny noices as if the charger doesn't make proper contact, then it just freezed on a blue screen with a down arrow, underneath it says "Downloading Do ...
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How to make phone boot automatically upon battery insertion (unlocked bootloader and root: yes)?

By battery insertion I mean current flowing on the battery pins, not the micro USB port. Description The phone in question is a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, the bootloader is unlocked, and I have root ...
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Prestigio MultiPhone 5430 and nonexistant boot/recovery partitions

I've got the Prestigio MultiPhone 5430. It's built on Intel Medfield platform. The phone isn't popular as it was released about 6-7 months ago. Because (as far as I know) nobody before me has tried ...