egzthunder1 · Sep 21, 2010 at 09:00 am

Reboot the Shell Only with Hot Reboot for Android

If your Android device starts acting funny, what do you do? That’s right, you reboot the device and everything goes back to normal. But, what if there was a faster way to solve your issues? Many times, the culprit of any and all failures is the shell itself. This can be easily terminated via any of the available task managers out there, but here is a better solution. XDA member appelflap has developed an app that will only reboot the Android shell. This has several advantages, like the fact that you will not have to go through menus and/or lists of apps to find the shell to stop it. Also, it is faster than performing a soft reset. And best of all, it is a one touch kill.

Please be sure to test this and leave any feedback for the dev.

root needed (+su, SuperUser and busybox)

Hot reboot by rebooting only the graphical Android shell. No more task killers, task manager etc. just hot reboot once in a while 

2 times as fast (at least) as a normal reboot on my Samsung Galaxy S…

Note: This is a no-nonsense app. Clicking on it will immediately initiate a reboot.

You can find more information in the application thread.


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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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