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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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MTP not working but ADB works fine

I use Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android Phone, its MTP mode is not working just after I plugged it in to another PC some time for just USB charging. I re-installed the driver on my PC and removed the ...
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/sdcard not mounted

I have installed a nightly build of Cyanogenmod on my HTC One S. It has a problem that it doesn't have /sdcard (internal storage) mounted, so I can't save any data on the device. Applications install ...
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Can I pull data off of a Moto 360 (smart watch) using ADB?

I am a complete beginner to the world of Android, but I am also an intrepid forensics examiner. I have been given the opportunity to conduct research into pulling data from certain wearables, namely ...
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Bricked chinese android

Recently I edited build.prop of my Note 3 smn9006 clone with mtk6572 for enabling navigation bar, i.e qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 and restarted. Nothing happened. Then again I tried to enable navigation bar ...
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Get device's component information and health status

Is there any option provided by Android by which we can list down all the hardware and software component of smart phone? Also, we can check the health staus of all the hardware components. For ...
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How to authorize device for adb when the touch control is completely broken?

My Nexus 7 2012 has fallen from a table and though the display as well as the device itself is fine, the touch control is completely broken. You cannot tap or touch anything. I believe I can manage ...
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Galaxy S2 ADB offline device (display broken)

the display of my galaxy s2 is dead and now I'm trying to recover all my data. If I connect the phone via us bto my pc Windows recognizes it as an usb media but nothing more. Under Linux it gives me ...
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Permission Denial: Cannot dump DUMPSYS from code lines in Android 4.4.2 [closed]

I am trying to log phone status by calling ADB shell dumpsys in code lines. In fact, I follow this post. However, I run in a trouble similar to this post. I tried all solutions: rooted device, add , ...
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Basic actions on android wear using adb

I was playing around with an android wear and had a question. I looked at a few tutorials which describe on how to run apps on the android wear using adb shell. For example, adb shell am start -n ...
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How to verify an ADB backup file is complete and in a good state?

This is not a duplicate of How to verify a backup file from ADB backup. The poster there probably didn't know that an unrooted phone requires -nosystem (ref) and ended with a 0 byte file, where my ...
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Unlocking Nexus 4 with cracked screen [duplicate]

Recently a short fall broke not only my Nexus 4's cheap phone case, but the digitizer as well. The LCD and everything else is perfect, however the touch screen only works on the top quarter of the ...
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Howto get device's features with adb

Howto get device's features with adb - e.g. whether it has accelerometer, screen is capable landscape mode... These values are set in XML during build: <feature ...
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Load adb backup into emulator

I have tried loading the backup from my real phone into the emulator using adb restore backup.ab But after the short process i cant see any of the data on the emulator which is supposed to be in ...
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ADB not working, but Fastboot is

I recently bought a used Nexus 5. It came with the L preview on it, and I decided to flash CM 11 instead. My last phone was a Nexus S, and I've flashed various ROMs to that thing in the past. Using ...
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Moto X: Download pictures and data with broken touchscreen

Someone threw my Moto X straight at the ground, so the screen displays nothing but weird paint-like colors in some corners. And it doesn't seem like the touchscreen is working at all, since when I ...
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Unlock encrypted Android from ADB

I have the following problem: Somehow, this evening the touchscreen of my Sony Xperia Z broke. I have two thin cracks in the display and everything on the right side of the crack does not react. I ...
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There are options to move the page layout on top of the screen using ADB?

My Allview A4You has a problem with the touchscreen. menu / options button and about half of touchscreen not working(bottom part). I tried the "am display-size / density-display" but the page layout ...
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Xperia Go: Boot into Recovery Mode [duplicate]

First time messing with Android OS/ROM I have a Sony Xperia Go (ST27i with Android 4.1.2) I aiming to deploy the latest kitkat ROM for this phone ...
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Best Linux distro for Android development? [closed]

I would like to start experimenting with my phones. I don't want to develop applications (at this point), but to start navigate through their filesystem. My understanding is that the "safest" method ...
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get contactlist of my samsung galaxy via adb pull-command

Is there a way to get the contact-list of my samsung galaxy s3 via adb-command? I tried with the following but got a "permission-denied" error in windows-cmd. failed to copy ...
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Simulate missed call from ADB shell

On the adb shell I run the command "adb -s shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d tel:123456" to simulate a fake incoming call to my testing device. It works great. But I also want to ...
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Can't get into the bootloader in H9500 (zp900 unbranded)

Anyone knows how to get into the bootloader in H9500 (zp900 unbranded)? I tried adb reboot-bootloader but it just restarts the phone. No bootloader :(
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Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
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Enabling adb via recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm using a HTC One S (Ville C2) with TWRP as the recovery image, however I currently cannot see anything on the screen because the screen is cracked. I'm trying to recover the data inside the phone ...
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windows 8 - keeps disconnection samsung from computer

I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 8 and I have a problem with the USB-connection. When I plug-in my samsung galaxy s3 to the computer - a symbol pops-up and the adb-client can comunnicate ...
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Is it possible to clear-default of an app using an ADB command?

Not sure if that's the place to ask this (maybe stackOverflow is better), but here we go: Background There are plenty of possible commands that you can perform by using ADB. I use many of them on my ...
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Flashed Picuntu Now Stuck in Boot Loop

I have an android tv box. Model name is cs968 and it has RockChip rk3188, its rooted and i had cwm as recovery. The device is also mentioned in this xda thread : ...
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Can I format android phone's internal storage with adb?

I formatted my phones internal storage with ntfs and now it doesn't appeared in usb mode and also not in file manager. And phone's feature like gallery, camera, recording etc are not working. Is there ...
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does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? + Doing it without CWM?

does flashing a kernel ever wipe anything on the phone? and is it ever dependent on android version? e.g. 4.22 or 4.3 I have CWM and i've seen the option to install from zip within CWM recovery. ...
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How to backup applications' data from second or subsequent user of a currently non-rooted device?

Primary question: given a non-rooted 4.2.2 device which has second user added and used for awhile, is there any way to backup or otherwise safe the application's data of that second (or third etc.) ...
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Colored output in adb, e.g. for ls command

Is it possible to have colored output in adb shell, e.g. for the ls command? I've tried ls --color=auto . etc, but that doesn't seem to work. Colored output, however, works in adb shell, e.g. with ...
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adb closing when in command line

I'm trying to use adb backup command, but adb window just pops up and closes instantly, I've tried doing adb backup -all -apk -shared -system -f D:\backup.ab > D:\out.txt but the file is empty, ...
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Cannot access galaxy nexus via adb

Yesterday my noble Galaxy Nexus (maguro) sacrificed itself to save me when I fell from my mountain bike. I would like to copy the data to my computer. What is good: the screen and the sim card is ...
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ADB restore isn't working

I think there are a lot of this type of questions but I have a new (for me and can't find it anywhere) problem with the adb restore command. I created an adb backup -apk -shared -all and it looked ...
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Can't set date via shell

I've tried date -u 1407697765 output: time 1407697765 -> 1407697765.0 settimeofday failed Bad file number and busybox date -s @1407697765 output: date: can't set date: Operation not ...
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Configure UART GPS module for Friendlyarm nanopc-t1 on Android

have a NanoPC-t1 device and I'm running Android 4.2.2 on it. I want to install my gy-gps6MV2 module and make it work as the device GPS. Do I need root access? (I already tried to root device with ...
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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input keyevent seems slow

I'm writing a script that automatize our application login. adb shell "input keyevent KEYCODE_TAB; input text foo; input keyevent KEYCODE_ENTER;" and so on... Work great, but it seems a little slow ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY

I'm trying to install ISIS on my nexus 5. I downloaded the apk file but adb install says INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY. How can I install what is missing? $ adb install ...
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ADB Doesn't recognize device when on Clockwork Recovery Mode

I'm trying to install another rom on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and when in the Clockwork Recovery Mode, the ADB quits recognizing the phone. When I boot to the SO, the pc normally recognizes it, I gave ...
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Getting files using adb shell

I have a rooted Galaxy S4 device which runs Android 4.4.2 & I'm trying to get the files of an application using adb shell, when I navigate to where my directory is and get the root access in shell ...
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A question about bricked phone (moto g xt1032)

I hav moto xt1032. In short I can only access recovery and cmw. However it seems that either my usb debugging was turned off or there is somehow some sort of malfunction and in cmw adb does not detect ...
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Permanently set USB connection mode

My phones touchscreen has been gradually failing for a few months, so before it dies completely I rooted it and installed Webkey so I can control it via a browser. Of course that requires the wifi to ...
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Geeksphone Revolution device only working with adb when charging

I have: Geeksphone Revolution (Installed android 4.2 yesterday) adb 4.4.2_r2-1 Arch Linux (Updated packages) adb/Configuring USB Access With Firefox OS everything worked fine. Now I can only use ...
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Install app without touchscreen or ADB?

My phones digitizer seems to have gone bad (after 5hrs of few app updates and 3hrs of a fall, working twice after that for 10minutes). It doesn't seems that the USB Debugging option is enabled on the ...
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How to access bricked phone /system folder? Fix corrupted file

I have a SK504, brazilian phone. Well, i was trying to change my boot animation, but downloaded and installed a corrupted one. So, when i rebooted, the phone shows ANDROID like always, but after, a ...
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“In the setting will not be less than 2mb” Trying to enable adb debug

So, when I try to go to Settings > Applications > Development it simply states In the setting will not be less than 2MB. I have a stock Alcatel One Touch Revolve. Literally just got it. ...
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Remotely activating USB Debugging [duplicate]

I have two android phones with broken screen (black, touch seems to work though). These phones are not mine but of a friend. I personally have a (working) Galaxy S3. The idea is to get back data ...
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Uprading my flash rom and still stacked on detecting the COM port

Ok, it took me 2hours to search for a solution, however it is still not solved. Here's my Smart Phone Specs: Name: Goophone i5c (iPhone 5c clone) Processor: MTK6572 Battery: Unremovable I ...