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Hot Reboot Allows Android Device Reboots in Half the Time

Want to reboot your phone in about half the time?  Then check out an app called Hot Reboot which makes your your device feel a little closer to the quick boot that the new HTC Sense offers.  You can see our demo on the Incredible here.  Hot Reboot starts just the graphical shell and not the entire device allowing you to clear memory and get your phone running as fast as ever.

Root is required though.  In the market for about $0.68.  Should work on almost any Android device.


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Cheers @tdog7879!

  • People that dont like sense, DONT buy a sense phone. If you dont like onions, do you still get them on your burger? Think with your heads.

  • People that dont like sense, DONT buy a sense phone. If you dont like onions, do you still get them on your burger? Think with your heads.

  • droidn

    When I hotreboot my DX it breaks the battery status under settings>battery manager>touch for usage statistics. When I touch I get an FC, if I do a full powerdown/up then it works until I hotreboot again….this is minor but still annoying

  • GHII

    Wow, what software is that running on that X? The launcher, clock widget, ROM, theme?

  • Thornfullessrose

    Working great on droid 2! Very useful!

  • Lilott8

    …most likely a stupid question, but what lock screen/home screen is the droidx running

  • Benjr06

    I bought it. Its pretty fast. Anyone know how to get rid of boot animation w/Cyanogen's mod?

  • famous101

    howww did you get frostwire on your droid?!?!?!?

  • after I deleted the boot animation it boots back the the motorola logo booooo hissss….

  • after i deleted the bootanimation it goes back to showing the motorola logo….. booooo hisss

  • Kdkinc

    $.68 just the icons worth that the app is free!!!!
    Nice App I like it…… LOL

  • cv

    KELLEX! let me get that lockscreen man! also, will check out this app

    • cv

      nvm. its your homescreen. nvm that comment, lol.

  • aczm1988

    2 second reboot using this app, man its sweet 😀


  • FortitudineVincimus

    hmm.. might check it out.. what is the downside of this versus a real reboot?

  • JackDroid

    Wow, really need that frostwire app. anyway anyone can post it up?

  • Really not seeing the need. Looks to be a tiny bit faster and by only reloading part of the system likely causing instability. No thanks the only time I ever need to reboot my phone, after initial bloatware renaming, is upon turning it back on when I wake up in the mornings this seems useless.


    or you could just delete the bootanimation file in system/bin……

    • aczm1988

      1 set my boot animation to display nothing, under shadow rom settings, now i get a 2 second reboot with this app. see my video posted up further ^^^^

  • machinegun68

    I tried this app. How do I know I didn't just pay $.68 to watch my phone boot sequence every time I use this app? Got my money back.


      just delete the bootanimation file in system/bin and it's quicker than this app.

  • Me

    I would buy it but my credit card won't work for overseas transactions.

  • How is this different than Fast Reboot (http://www.appbrain.com/app/fast-reboot/com.greatbytes.fastreboot), which is free and available for non-rooted phones?

    • JFKempf

      I think Fast Reboot terminates/restarts running apps, while this 'goes a little deeper' as it were, hence the need for root access.

  • Irie5447

    i guess its good if your IMPATIENT!

  • Maybe a dumb question. Is there a way to reboot a non-rooted Droid 1?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      turn your phone off and on 🙂

    • Lakerzz

      You could just try buying your phone a new pair of boots. (I know, I know…that was terrible..)

    • attempt to turn it off while plug'd in to power source… 😉

  • so it worked the first time on my droid now when i try it does the normal reboot what gives?

    • kellex

      Yeah let me know if that made a difference. I wouldn't think it would.

      • nope it works and then it doesn't work, i'm gonna uninstall it and reinstall directly to phone…

        • Ok this time I installed it directly to phone and instead of placing in LauncherPro dock i placed it on a homescreen. seems to be ok now

  • so will it only reboot if you click the icon or will it be set that whenever your phone reboots its a shorter time frame because if thats the case then its awesome if not waiting an extra 15 seconds wont kill me

  • link is broke

  • digitalicecream

    I see no need for this for rooted Sense devices that will implement it via a ROM. (or anyone who's rooted when they port this over) its suspend/hibernate for your phone. WIN!

  • Jdstell

    $.68 to reboot about 15 seconds faster? I reboot maybe once a week. I guess ROM developers, chronic ROM flashers, or others could use this. Seems kind of like a novelty to the vast majority of users though.

    • Timoh

      Sometimes images wont show up in my media gallery until I reboot. Would help with that, unless there's some other way I've missed.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        try SD Mount.. that is free and will address the Gallery issue

      • JFKempf

        Maybe SDRescan would do it?

      • Anonymous

        Awesome thanks for the replies guys.

    • kellex

      Wait, did you just complain about $.68? 😛

  • IMA_210

    Works are advertised! Rooted Droid 1

  • Yet another reason to root my Droid X. Sweet!

  • Jayrod718

    I bought it, reboots my droid 1 way quicker than the video of the x!

    • kellex


      • Rain_king46


        What is the icon second from the left in your status bar?

        • Lakerzz

          This isn’t Kellex, but it is usb debugging…

  • sslayer22

    This would be awesome integrated into a rom and put on the power button “phone options” pop-up. …silent, airplane, reboot, HOT REBOOT, power off…

    • PyroHoltz

      This please…

      Koush, you listening?

    • Actually, quickboot (or fastboot, I can't remember what their calling it) is already being implemented into cyanogenmod 6.1. I'll see if I can find the YouTube video showing it.

  • xFenixKnightx

    Root only? Boo-urns!

    • Rayman411vm

      I was saying boo-urns

      • I say boo hoo.

        to me this is problematic at best, i have gotten my phone to quick reboot as this developer has done many times, i have notitced it causes tons of issues, especially with widgets.

        anyone noticing these kind of issues with this app? oh and btw, expect your phone to still run like crap if its been running like crap and you are rebooting for that reason, you need to reload the kernel in these cases IMO.

  • se7h

    Does this app launch everytime you hold the power burton to reboot or do you manually have to use the app everytime?

    • kellex


  • tdog7879

    works well,,,follow @tdog7879

    • kellex

      Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  • droid 1 compatible?

    • kellex

      Should work on any phone as long as it's rooted.

  • tbaybe

    kick a$$