Questions tagged [bootloader]

for questions on the bootloader, which is kind of "BIOS mode" on Android devices

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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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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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Bricked Nexus 7, USB Not being recognised at all

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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Error installing CyanogenMod: Unsupported bootloader

I am trying to install CyanogenMod 12 on my Moto G 4G XT1040 Peregrine by following this guide from the Cyanogen Wiki. I have: Unlocked my bootloader Installed a custom compatible recovery (TWRP v2....
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Fastboot oem get_identifier_token - FAILED (remote: unknown command)

Hello Everyone! I am trying yo unlock the bootloader with no success. Basically, the following command Code: Fastboot oem get_identifier_token is hitting the error of: FAILED (remote: unknown ...
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Booting into custom recovery with a locked bootloader

I'm planning to flash a custom ROM on my device, but too lazy to take backups.. My favorite backup tool being Titanium Backup, I want root access on my device before I unlock the bootloader. But ...
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su fails: “wget: bad address 'static.zhiqupk.com'” and unable to unlock bootloader

A friend of mine bought a used Samsung Galaxy S6 or at least we thought so, but it looks that it might be a chinese phone. After wiping all data/cache, the phone still had a lot porn/advertisement ...
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Can't boot into custom recovery on Cyanogenmod 12.1

After installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 on my LG G2 (d800) I'm unable to boot into custom recovery. If I use Cyanogen to boot into recovery, my phone just turns off and I can't turn it on for several ...
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Keyboard settings crashes at post-reset setup, can't access phone

I rooted my device and everything went fine (Kingo Root automatic app). Some time after making my first steps into the rooted device, I tried a "Reboot menu" widget, a window with options popped out ...
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Nexus 6 no longer turns on, now that I have flashed a Marshmallow ROM + bootloader

I have a Google Nexus 6 (Telus/AT&T) and I had been successfully running the Lollipop version of Chroma for months now. Yesterday I flashed Chroma Marshmallow ROM, and the recommended Google ...
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Do devices with a fingerprint scanner secure access to the bootloader/recovery

Pretty simple question but as I have never owned a device with a fingerprint scanner... basically I was wondering: If you secure your device with your fingerprint - is it possible to access the ...
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How to reset phone (DROID TURBO) system settings without factory reboot? System UI has stopped working

So, a little bit of background. The worst part about this is that I'm pretty confident I know how to fix it, but I don't know how to go about doing the thing I need to do to fix it. Bear with me a ...
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Retrieve Files From Device in Bootloader

I'm working on an android application. I accidentally turned on a developer option(I'm guessing RTL Layout), and now I get the message "..System UI has stopped working". I tried to clear the cache ...
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Unable to flash boot.img in htc one v

I'm trying to install a new rom in my HTC one V. I could successfully do everything with my one V until I upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10. I already have CWM recovery. USB debugging is ON . I try ...
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HTC One M8 doesn't boot up completely after Lollipop update

How can I get my M8 to boot up again? It freezes at the white screen where it says htc. Some background: To run the software update on my rooted M8 I had to put stock recovery back on it. I did that ...
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How do I check if the bootloader is unlocked on the LG Volt 2?

I rooted using kingroot and kingroot is my superuser app. I want to install clockworkmod to install xposed but I don't know if my bootloader is unlocked.
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Vodafone Smart Tab 3G 7" not booting

I have a Vodafone Smart Tab 3G seven inch. This device was switched of & when I wanted to use it then it just displayed at bottom screen Powered by Android. And then black screen. Vodacom can't ...
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Flashed wrong recovery on a QTAB with no bootloader or fastboot. What can I do?

Hey guys I was just tinkering, and it was stupid of me not to take a backup of any kind. Anyway, QTAB doesn't have a bootloader or fastboot menu. When I try adb reboot bootloader or fastboot, it goes ...
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Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi stuck at google logo after rooting

I downloaded AOSP (5.1.1, API level 22), made changes in the init.rc, and added the su binary / SuperUser packages to the build. I also added proprietary binaries relevant to nexus-7 flo (for Android ...
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Relock Y300 Bootloader

I have hauwei Y300-0100. I unlocked Bootloader Of My phone before for root it. Now i want to flash my phone with stock rom but i cant. I tried to lock my phone with fastboot but i gave an error: I ...
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How to recover Nexus 5 data from memory chip

Edit 2: My Nexus 5 doesn't boot up the OS or the Recovery, but it boots the Bootloader. The service people speculate that the power IC isn't able to supply enough power for the first two but it's ...
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Unlocking Bootloader on Motorola ET1

I would like to unlock the bootloader on my Motorola ET1, but I have a problem: once I restart the device in the bootloader, it is not recognized by my computer (fastboot devices doesn't detect it) ...
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What does rooting, bootloader, twrp and recovery mean? [closed]

I have just bought an android phone and I want to get the latest OS. However, I must root and unlock bootloader and recovery. I understand that to root something you gain administrative privileges. ...
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Process List of Charging Powered Off Device

Is there any way to access or log the process list when the phone is off, but plugged into my computer charging? I'd like to see what system processes are running when the phone is connected to a ...
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How does encrypting a bootloader prevent it from being unlocked

As I'm waiting patiently (sigh) for the at&t note 4 root, I have been trying to understand the process of rooting. This website does a good job of describing what a locked/unlocked bootloader is, ...
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Moto G XT1039: Random reboots to bootloader with “failed to initialize partition table” message

I have a Moto G 4g (peregrine XT1039), which in every one or two days reboots to bootloader with "Fastboot reason: failed to initialize partition table", see Image(1). In Image(2), you can also see "...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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Can I change the bootloader image on my unlocked moto g in an easy way for another custom image?

I have unlocked the bootloader of my moto G 2013 mobile and now I get the warning message and I'd like to change it for a simple highresolution image of my choice. Is there a really simple way to do ...
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Moto G 2014 XT1068 is bricked. Keeps looping and won't boot. What to do?

Ok so here's a couple things about my phone: Its bootloader is unlocked, it is rooted, and it has a custom recovery (TWRP). The problem is, my phone got stuck in the "WARNING, BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED" ...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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Xperia M dual stuck at boot screen after unlocking bootloader!

Help needed it's urgent. So I have unlocked bootloader successfully via fastboot. Everything went fine until the end without any error. So I disconnected the device from PC and rebooted it and now it ...
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White screen while charging when phone is off

I'm using my phone (Lenovo A660) since more than two years. Usually, I do not boot the phone to often (approximately once a month). However, I recently realized when I turned of the phone, that the ...
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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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How can I unlock bootloader of LG Vortex (VS660)

I'm trying to flash CyanogenMod to an old LG Vortex. I believe the first step is to unlock the bootloader. (I have successfully done this to a Nexus 7). I have adb and fastboot installed on LM17. Most ...
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Unlocking the Nexus 9 bootloader

I'm trying to flash the Android M Developer Preview onto my Nexus 9 (volantis) following the steps from Google. However, when executing the unlock command, I get an error that permission is denied: $...
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Is it possible to compleately and utterly brick a phone with no chance of repair?

As i have recently gotten into some research about android kernel development and would like to fiddle around my phone and of course i have seen all the warnings about "bricking your device" but it ...
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Does 'fastboot oem unlock' still work?

Does this command still work? fastboot oem unlock I ask this question because I am obviously trying to unlock my phone's bootloader and can't seem to auto-tab the option or see an entry for this ...
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Can't unlock bootloader

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader of my tablet for hours now.. There's no solution out there that worked for me. I've already tried: fastboot oem unlock (the tablet responses with a question screen ...
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Bootloader frozen on Nexus 10

My Nexus 10s bootloader is stuck, it keeps saying "Downloading... Do not turn off target!!" and fastboot commands have no affect on it. I also can't use the volume rocker to boot into recovery or ...
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Access Bootloader on VSD241

I'm trying to access the Bootloader on a Viewsonic VSD241, but the menu that comes up tells me to hit the "volume up" button to select Bootloader from the menu. There are no hard volume control ...
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Device freezes after trying to reboot with bootloader

I have been trying to unlock my bootloader as per the instructions found here. I already have installed the drivers from Google USB driver folder that comes in Android SDK "extras" folder. However, ...
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How to unroot and lock bootloader in HTC desire 820?

I have unlocked the bootloader with windroid, then I flashed TWRP recovery, then I flashed supersu zip file through TWRP to root my phone. Now I want to Unroot and relock the bootloader, but when I ...
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Flash motoboot.IMG without computer

I need to upgrade my bootloader for lollipop, problem is my laptop is being repaired at the moment... Is there any way I can flash motoboot.img without a computer? I have root, Philz advanced ...
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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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Can I flash an unlocked G900T bootloader on a G900A?

I have a G900A and a G900T (short story: couldn't live any longer with the locked bootloader on G900A so I bought a G900T to use on AT&T). It's possible to flash a custom recovery/ROM onto the ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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fastboot oem unlock: hangs with `…'

First of all, I am a newbie to Android. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 to run all the commads. I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Lenovo A536 (stock Android 4.4.2 aka KitKat). Here is what I ...
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Enable framebuffer console in Android kernel source

Is it possible to somehow enable the framebuffer console in android kernel sources from samsung, to see kernel messages instead of just the bootlogo?
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“Locking” a Samsung Bootloader

In order to prevent cold-boot attacks against an encrypted Android filesystem, it has been recommended to keep your bootloader locked at all times with the original factory recovery installed. The ...