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Cant install custom rom on Vodafone Smart 3

After i root my phone i installed ROM Toolbox Pro and start playing with it. After changed boot animation logo, phone crashed and now when try to start up is stuck on boot animation and won't go ...
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Modify shared preferences with PC

I wanted to ask, how I can edit files in the Shared Preferences of an app via Computer. Well, if editing doesn't work, replacing is fine too! The file I want to modify has only one value (Integer). I ...
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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How to get files off of Nexus 5 Android when LCD Screen + Touchscreen doesnt work?

So I have a Nexus 5 Android 32gb phone that boots up but the LCD screen and touchscreen doesnt work. I know because it gets detected on my computer. Also the bootloader is still locked, which means I ...
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Is this a A2Dp logging bug, or am I missing something?

I'm working on an automatic test for something, and to do it I'm parsing logcat. Part of my test includes knowing when A2Dp has begun playing sound. When my headset is connected, and nothing is ...
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Can I enable USB debugging using adb?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken and USB debugging is set to off too. How can I enable it using ./adb commands? I have done these steps already: ...
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recursive adb pull a directory using $EXTERNAL_STORAGE parameter

I wish to pull a directory from an Android device which contains screenshots, reason why, is that I don't know the name of these screenshots to pull them 1 by 1, so pulling the directory seemed a ...
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How to setup UIAutomator? [closed]

How do we setup UIAutomator on a system? What all languages does it support? How do we run a simple script on an Android device?
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adb locat - cannot redirect to textfile - read only filesystem

When I trie to show logs of a specific priority in logcat and direct the stream to a textfile I get the following error message: 1|shell@android:/ $ adb logcat "*:W" > logcat.txt ...
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My Phone Stuck in boot screen How to recover?

I am using micromax canvas hd A116. I tried to install Custom ROM and I installed safely. After 1 Week I tried to reset my phone using factory reset under settings. After that my phone is not ...
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adb backup gives “Bus error: 10”

I have just installed the latest version of the Android Studio. I now have adb and fastboot available through the platform-tools. When I run adb backup -all I get a "Bus error: 10". What's wrong ...
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adb devices gives same serial number for all Micromax devices

I have few micromax devices and I have different serial number for those in the box. But when I run the command adb devices for these devices, I get everything as 0123456789ABCDEF. Is there are way to ...
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How to exit from update with adb sideloaded screen

Ny phone shows this message, # MANUAL MODE # -- Applying Multi-CSC... Applied the CSC-code : VZW Successfully applied multi-CSC. Now send the package you want to apply to the device with `adb ...
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ADB- Cannot get the Path variable to work for ADB

I am unable to execute ADB from CMD after adding it to the Path Variable. I am able to launch it from the folder when I open a Command Prompt there. But I am unable to launch ADB straight from CMD ...
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Recover soft-bricked wrongly mounted Galaxy S4 gti9506?

I just rooted my SG S4 Android 5.0.1 with auto root and (a friend's) Windows Odin. Everything worked fine (root complete and SU installed) till I think I gave a bad mount command in the root directory ...
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How to fix emmc memory showing 0mb?

Yesterday actually I messed my Xolo Q700. Actually I wanted to install a custom ROM "experia final" on it. But I didn't installed any custom recovery previously. So I installed TWRP recovery using ...
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Is it possible to wipe data from ADB without turning on USB debugging?

I'm on manjaro Linux. A friend of mine broke the screen of his note 3, it's working, the screen stays black though. He wants to get all his data from it and format it, wipe everything, he's not going ...
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Access sdcard via adb shell on CM-12.1 (Lollipop)

I have recently installed CM-12.1 on my Galaxy S2 and discovered I haven't enough room in /system partition. So now, in order to resize the partition I want backup the entire / of my Android or at ...
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set pr_set_dumpable value to any apk on android device

I am trying to debug sigsegv errors in different apk files and found that many apps disable dumping the logs by setting prctl(pr_set_dumpable,0). Is there any way to get around this and get the ...
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Protect ADB access via network?

I have several Android devices in a local network. (Android Set Top Boxes from Geniatech, running 4.2 Jelly-Bean) If these boxes have problems or need debugging, I simply connect to them via adb ...
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How to connect to multiple devices at the same time using adb?

Things I'm using: PC: MacBook Pro (Late 2013), OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4 USB: ORICO H7928-U2/U3 USB 3.0 Smartphones: LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ADB version: 1.0.32 I'm trying to connect ...
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adb backup hangs and never finishes (Linux)

Whenever I run adb backup for a full backup, it never finishes. In Terminal, the command hangs indefinitely, and on the device, the backup cycles through a few apps before hanging on one (more about ...
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Nexus 7 debug output before system mount

I'm working on using a custom filesystem for the /system partition in Android 5.1.1 on a Nexus 7 (flo). At the moment, it appears that the system partition isn't mounting: when I power on the device, ...
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How to install ADB drivers on Windows 10 (OPO)

Problem: Install ADB drivers (google_usb_drivers) on a Windows 10 client in order to enable debugging for my OnePlus One (OPO). What I have tried: After some Googling I found several guides telling ...
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Forgot Oneplus One pin. How to enable usb debugging?

I forgot my oneplus one pin. I have tried using google device manager and have tried putting in my pin (150+ times) to be prompted for my google account. I was thinking if it would be possible for me ...
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Reviving my Bricked Tablet via adb and Samsung's Download Mode

Okay, here's the story: I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". The OS doesn't matter, because it's gone. I had lollipop 5.0.2, decided to root it. OK, rooted it fine. Then decided to get CyanogenMod on ...
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Samsung USB Driver for Windows 10 - Android Studio

I've got an issue setting up the AVD in my Android Studio as Intel HAXM is not working with my Windows 10. So, I am trying to debug and run my projects with my Android device. However, after trying to ...
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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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Android Studio says: “No device connected” yet I already tried many possible solutions

Running Windows 7, and I have just downloaded the latest Android Studio version, and started a project. Now I'd like to test the application on my device but Android Studio says on the bottom left "No ...
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How to use ADB to list remote directories?

I used adb push lol.png /storage/sdcard0/ to push a test file to my Galaxy S6, and the file was transferred successfully while failed to show up in my Android File Transfer. This is probably due to ...
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Android Highscreen Alfa R stuck in recovery mode, help?

today the phone got stuck during normal usage and I had to unplug the battery in order to restart it. However, it is stuck in recovery mode. Selecting any option given by the recovery will just close ...
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LG Escape 2 - bricked

I tried running a script that I got online. I downloaded the whole file which included the .bat file. I tried running the .bat file while forgetting that I needed to download the drivers (from the ...
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Error: package x.x.x is unknown, for “run-as (classname)” command on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running Android 4.4.2

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, Android 4.4.2. As a developer, I need to be able to see my files in /data/data/(classname), but I don't want to root my tablet. Found out one can read ...
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Is it possible to bind a TCP port or address to a real block device?

(Device rooted, forced Selinux permissive via kernel patching, frowny face) I know I can force adbd to listen/connect to a different TCP port: setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 Then I can restart ...
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Is Wireless ADB possible? [duplicate]

Is there, how can I setup, a form of wireless adb? I would like it control and logcat my device whilst it is borrowed by others.
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How to backup media without logging into the phone?

The screen of my phone is not responding. I tried to restart the phone but this didn't correct the problem. Now, I can't access it, and log in to my phone, so I probably need to take the phone to the ...
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turn the speakerphone on a call? ADB Shell

I'm trying to find a command in adb shell that lets me turn on the speakerphone when I start a call. First I make the call adb shell service call phone 1 s16 "" s16 "#####" the call starts and I ...
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ADB full backup restore command stuck on restoring app Clean Master

I have a full backup file using adb backup command. When I try to restore the full backup file using adb restore command it always displays "Unfortunately Clean Master has stopped working" while ...
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Nexus 5 not detected by ADB

When trying to connect to my Nexus 5 (5.1.1) in Android Studio (1.0.1) my device is not found. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro. In the [SDK]/platform-tools directory I ran the command: adb devices ...
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ADB Wi-Fi connection disconnects when device goes to sleep in Moto G 2014

I can connect the device via USB and manage to play the app from Android studio without issues. Then I do adb tcpip 5555 and adb connect <IP_ADDRESS:PORT> without problems. Same goes for running ...
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Does adb pull verify files automatically?

Does adb pull verify files automatically? For instance, does it check the hash/checksum of pulled files to see whether they were pulled correctly? I'm guessing it does, but I haven't found an answer ...
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Samsung sidesync run from pc

my phone's lcd and touch is broke, and I'm trying to use samsung sidesync to access phone. Problem is that that I can't run sidesync app. I have tried to use ADB but I'm 100% sure that I have disabled ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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ADB restore for a single package fails in Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NU

I have a simple script to keep two tablets in sync for a single application's data. Specifically, I run a backup without the APK (I just want to sync the data) i.e. adb backup -noapk com.some.app I ...
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File copied to /system/bin keeps disappearing

After copying Sqlite3 to by /system/bin folder, the file disappears. I can successfully change the folder to rw and modify the file properties on sqlite3. However, as soon as I remount my /system as ...
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Cannot connect Nexus 7 to computer to see internal storage after flashing Cyanogenmod

I've managed to flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 onto my Nexus 7 2012 to give it a new lease on life, but now I can't connect it to my PC to view it as a storage device! The Nexus 7 shows up as a "media ...
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Button to allow ADB backup not working

I have a Oneplus One running CyanogenMod 12.0. (Based on Lollipop 5.0) I'm trying to create a backup using ADB. I executed the command, and it gave me the usual prompt to unlock my phone and allow the ...
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/system/bin/mediaserver and /system/bin/drmserver dont want these but Android disagrees

I used this link Use Adb to disable Media Server hoping to permanenenly disable the battery hogging media server process . It did not work Mediaserver still runs on my Android 4.4 Jiayu S3 phone as ...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...