Questions tagged [boot]

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

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How to get to know via command-line/adb where boot process hangs?

Question: (How) is it possible to get to know via adb where exactly a booting-up android device is hanging? My problem/ background information: I recently did changes on the automatic display ...
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Android Samsung S7 Auto boot on charger plug Script not working

I have successfully rooted my samsung Galaxy S7 using this tutorialhow-to-root-galaxy-s7-on-android-6-0-1-marshmallow/ Now i want to boot my mobile on charger plug when mobile is off. i found my lpm ...
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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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Android restore bootstrap nandroid backup after a failed rom flash

I was trying to flash my Droid X2 to CM7, but it failed. Before I attempted the flash, I did a nandroid backup using an app called "system recovery" (MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk). I want to restore ...
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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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (follow on Q'n)

I'm a newbie to digging into Android this deep, so please bear with me. FYI I'm more familiar with PC's, with a smattering of the back office side of things from muddling along. So any response ...
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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 to change the boot logo, Not the bootanimation 4.2.2

Im trying to find out if I can change the boot logo, the one that shows up right before the bootanimation. Currently it show's me a linux logo. I am looking to either completely remove it or change ...
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How to make marshmallow obey `ro.secure=0`

I'm using a Nexus 5X with release 6.0.0 (MDB08M). I unlocked the bootloader with fastboot oem unlock, then created a boot image with a /default.prop file containing ro.secure=0. This appears to work,...
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Fast boot up on iMX6

I'm working with a development board based on Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processors. You can have more info about the board on this link. The Android version I'm using is the one provided by the ...
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Running your own .sh script at vold.decrypt=trigger_shutdown_framework via init.rc (android 5.0)

I want to workaround a vendor bug in an Android 5.0 phone (chinese, MTK, no proper source) Problem is due to a bug in some binary, /data is not properly released on vold.decrypt=...
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After splash screens, Moto G screen goes black. Stock recovery won't start either. What to do?

I have a one-year old Moto G (1st Gen) that suddenly today refuses to boot usefully (a boot loop? Not sure.), has a blank dark screen but backlight stays on. Tried to restart it using the power off ...
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How can I change preferred network type through a script (or terminal command)

I'm currently attempting to create a workaround for a problem that is plaguing a ROM that I'm using. While my phone and ROM are capable of using LTE, and use it perfectly fine, the "preferred network ...
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When and how is /data mounted?

I am exploring a bit on my Android device and I can't seem to figure out when /data is mounted. My first guess what it'd be in /init.rc, and while that file creates the /data directory, it doesn't ...
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How do I troubleshoot the boot process ending up in the fastboot menu after LineageOS 17.1 upgrade?

I have an OnePlus6 (enchilada) which was working fine with LineageOS 16. I've just upgraded it to 17.1 following the official upgrade doc and using OpenGapps. Now, after the whole procedure, I am ...
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Samsung A20 SM-A205W stuck on download mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy A20 and I was attempting to unlock the bootloader and also install TWRP. While the bootloader was unlocked successfully, while doing the TWRP part I had to use Odin and used an ...
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xt1527 in boot loop with usb debugging disabled

a couple days ago my xt1527 started acting weird. Gapps started to crash out of nowhere. Today, every app that I tried to open crashed 2 seconds after, so I turned my device off to reboot and see what ...
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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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Modify AOSP to run a specific shell command on boot in Android 6.0

I am trying to modify AOSP to run a specific shell command on boot. I tried to modify init.rc in system/core/rootdir/ to run a command on boot, but I could not make it work. I know that I should use ...
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How to add sound in custom created boot animation?

I successfully created a boot animation but I want to add sound to it. How do I do it? Unfortunately "PowerOn.ogg" in /system/media/ui did not work. Any help is appreciated. ...
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Stuck at Google screen, recovery mode just turns the screen black

I have rooted my Nexus 5 and installed CyanogenMod (Android 6) a few months ago. It has always been running fine, but today while scrolling a web page it froze, so I long-pressed the power button to ...
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Beginner question about Android ROM and boot process

I read tons of things about Android devices, but I did not manage to find an overview about the boot process. My technical level is okay to fully (really) understand how a PC boots. What I ...
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language is being reset on boot

I have recently purchased a new phone (Laude M8), which is the first Android 5.1 phone I have used, and also the first phone I have used which supports dual SIM cards. I have only one SIM card ...
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How to boot my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini when wall charger is plugged

I am Developing an Android Application, here i want my phone to start booting automatically when the phone is plugged into any power outlet without hitting any power button.I found many solutions and ...
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What to do when delete data option doesn't work?

I wanted to know if I can fix my Huawei tablet. It stopped suddenly and it didn't boot up normally. I forced it to boot by holding the power button and now it got stuck at Android logo. I tried wiping ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually fixable)...
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How to perform emergency call while “Android is starting…”

Sometimes when I start my phone I get this "Optimizing app" thing that takes about 10 - 20 minutes for it to finish. During this operation phone is unusable and reset doesn't help as the operation is ...
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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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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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Automatic turning on an android

i have found a solution of the problem of automatic turning on an android (not samsung), when battery is charging for this i've inserting the line /system/bin/reboot in the file /system/bin/ipod ...
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Nexus 4: Stuck on boot animation for baseband version != 2.0.1700.48 and android version > 4.3

The symptoms I'm seeing seem to be common, with many suggested solutions, none of which I've found to solve my case. I'm not sure to what extend it is related, but it happened after the screen was ...
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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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Understanding the Android boot

I really want to run pure Linux on my Android-based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions), and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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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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T-Mobile Prism won't boot

My t-mobile prism, will not turn on. It is unrooted. The only thing that happens is the backlight for the screen comes on and the buttons light up. When I try and boot it into recovery mode. Nothing ...
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Samsung Galaxy S stuck in boot loop when 100% charged

Before we start I should mention that I have not messed with the firmware in any way. But it seems that whenever I put it on charge and it reaches 100% capacity I turn it on and it gets stuck in a ...
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HTC One M9 - Stock, never modified. Bricked after OTA update 15/06/2017

Please note that: This phone has never been reprogrammed/rooted/changed in any way/anything else like that. It is as stock as the day I bought it 2 years ago. I am happy to do whatever it takes to ...
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Difference between bootloader and Download mode in Samsung Galaxy tablets

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, specifically with Tab 3 (SM-T210) and Tab 4 (SM-T230), and being learning a bit about the boot and recovery images and the bootloader. I have not being able ...
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“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

My phone is still stuck on "Android is upgrading.. starting apps" on boot. Earlier, my phone said "Unfortunately, Google Playstore stopped working" and I am unable to use my apps which needed ...
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Help trouble shoot audio driver

So my audio stopped working after the upgrade to android 10. And I can not roll back to Android 9. Phone Samsung Note 9. Android 10. Need help understanding the start-up process in android. Which file ...
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Galaxy Note 4 “boot loop”?

I'm guessing it's called boot loop from research over the past few hours. I switch it on, it loads the logo and phone introduction screen, the screen goes dark, it resets and then repeats. Charges ...
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Galaxy A50 won't boot up or even try to

I was on my phone looking at twitter and then it just suddenly stopped working, i thought it was some app crash but my whole phone wasn't working, not even the power button. I force restarted my phone ...
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Help, I Accidentally Corrupted my MediaTek Preloader

Please help me, I have an Ulefone Note 7P and I wanted to upgrade my firmware, so I downloaded the latest of this ROM and I got the SP Flash Tool and followed the guide on that forum. So after loading ...
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If I generate my own custom key and sign a custom ROM, then will I be able to have root access after locking the bootloader?

So what I want to do is boot into my own custom ROM with a locked bootloader. I have a OnePlus 6T so it's possible, but can I have root access after I boot with a locked bootloader? If I replace my ...
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Is there a way to save this tablet from bootloop?

I have several generic tablets running Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Recently one of them started bootlooping out of the blue. Unfortunately, the tablets have proprietary, stripped versions of android and ...
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OnePlus 3T stuck on options menu with Power Key Damaged

i want to get it on/Started. But its stuck on the options menu. and my power key is not working . Is there any another way around this Instead of me waiting for its battery to get completely drained (...
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Fastboot recovery flash FAILED (Status read failed (Too many open files in system))

I'm trying to flash a magisk-patched boot image onto a device with an unlocked bootloader (but without a custom recovery). I've patched the boot image without issue, but when I go to flash, this ...
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Phone stuck in fastboot mode, can't boot into OS or Recovery mode and flashing stock rom doesn't help

When I tried to reboot my phone a few days ago, it booted into CSC fastboot mode and it couldn't boot into the OS. I tried Vol down + power off combo to boot into recovery but that doesn't work and ...
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How to multiboot 2 Android-X86 distro? (for instance PrimeOS and Bliss OS)

How to multiboot 2 Android-X86 distro? I tried to make a dual boot with Bliss OS and PrimeOS. I installed Bliss OS to its dedicated partition on my hard drive. It was perfectly booting and working....
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Boot Loop Philips 55PFS8153 - UART Logfile

My TV is stuck in a boot loop.The classic tips don't help, I can't get into the Recovery Menu or the Service Alignment Mode. I connected it to the service interface and this is what I got: =~=~=~=~=~=...

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