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boot 1

1. A durable covering for the foot and part or much of the leg, usually made of leather, fabric, plastic, or rubber.
2. A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
3. Chiefly British An automobile trunk.
a. A kick.
b. Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the.
c. Slang A swift, pleasurable feeling; a thrill.
5. A Denver boot.
6. A marine or navy recruit in basic training.
7. Computers The process of starting or restarting a computer.
8. boots An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.
tr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
1. To put boots on.
2. To kick: booted the ball into the goal.
3. Slang To discharge unceremoniously. See Synonyms at dismiss.
4. Computers To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.
5. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
6. Baseball To misplay (a ground ball).

[Middle English bote, from Old French.]

boot 2

intr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
To be of help or advantage; avail.
1. Chiefly Southern & Midland US See lagniappe.
2. Archaic Advantage; avail.
to boot
In addition; besides: The new cruise ship was not only the biggest in the world, but the fastest to boot.

[Middle English boten, to be of help, from Old English bōtian, from bōt, help; see bhad- in Indo-European roots.]


The process of setting up all of the operating programs of a computer, section by section until complete and ready to operate.
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To install TWRP, you need an unlocked bootloader. Bootloaders on Samsung devices are more difficult to install, as Samsung has two versions of its flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 - one powered by Exynos and one powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
When we talk about locked bootloaders in this context, they are actually locked and encrypted.
Intended for developers experienced with C programming and basic networking, this volume discusses such topics as processor architectures, basics of the Linux kernel, bootloaders, MTD subsystems and BusyBox utilities.
Similarly, Timesys's LinuxLink offers a highly customizable embedded Linux development environment that allows developers to easily mix and match kernel, toolchain, packages and bootloaders to build just the right Linux distribution for their embedded projects.
Many Linux guides permeate the market, but few offer the focus on embedded processing which includes everything from file systems and bootloaders to cross-development and real time solutions.
Ellen Siever,'s LINUX IN A NUTSHELL: A DESKTOP QUICK REFERENCE (0596009305, $44.95) appears in its updated fifth edition covering virtually anything a Linux programmer would need, from basic programming and network commands to quick references for bash, ksh, gawk and more, package management, bootloaders, and command-line utilities.
Often accessing bootloaders on carrier devices trips a security code within the handset and voids it's warranty.
Customers who bought the device via Google Play will be receiving unlocked bootloaders and can uninstall the software.
Recognised XDA developer and contributor, krabappel2548, has released an advanced stock kernel for Xperia Z Ultra with unlocked bootloaders. The stock kernel comes with both CWM and TWRP recovery.
The key feature of the toolkit is, it works on both locked and unlocked bootloaders. Along with rooting the device, the toolkit installs Busybox and SuperUser files.