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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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It it possible for one to mess up their device(Nexus 4 specifically) with Fastboot such it can't be fixed with fastboot? [closed]

Is it possible for a person to mess up their device with fastboot such that it can't be fixed with fastboot? Or can't easily be fixed with fastboot? e.g. they erase a ton of different things or ...
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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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Restore encrypted adb Backup fails

EDIT: trying to unzip the tar with linux, appears to work for the moment I have a Samsung Duos(GT-S7562). Before installing a new Rom, i did an adb-backup(using: adb backup -apk -shared -all). The ...
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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 ...
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“adb devices” shows device as “unauthorized”. How can I fix this? [duplicate]

I just decided to move from Windows to Linux for my Android development, I just finished to setup Android Studio, I was able to import my project into it, but now I want to be able to run my ...
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Is it possible to unlock a device from terminal?

Is it possible to use adb (or a similar tool) to recover data from a password protected android device with a damaged screen? I have the password so this isn't about bypassing the password lock, I ...
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ADB has stopped working for me; *** LOCKED *** is at the top of the fastboot screen

I'm trying to root my phone (with a view to putting DebianKit onto it), and have had several attempts, each time getting a little further before stopping to look more stuff up. But now I seem to have ...
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How to Install App as System App [duplicate]

My S3 has a damaged motherboard (says Samsung Tech Center), only boots into safe mode. If I am to keep using the device I have to make the apps into system apps, so they run in safe mode. One way is ...
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Failed on cp file to /system - Cross-device link

I'm trying to mv .apk file from my /sdcard to /system and getting following error: failed on 'XXX.apk' - Cross-device link I did remount my /system as rw root@ghost:/ # mount -o rw,remount ...
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adb “CreateProcess Failure, error 5”

When I want to test an app in Eclipse (in an AVD), it throws out the following: The connection to adb is down, and a severe error has occured. You must restart adb and Eclipse. Please ensure that adb ...
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Receiving “Unknown id: disable” from ADB

I attempted to apply the following command through ADB... adb shell su -c pm disable com.google.android.gsf/.update.SystemUpdateService$Receiver But when I enter the command, I receive the following ...
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Serious issue of ADB auto exiting

ADB always exits by itself causing (many times) almost wiping my data folder on PC instead of /data on Android. It does this even while I'm typing commands (!) as if there is a timer that makes it ...
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adb/fastboot can't find device in bootloader, but they can do it when booted

I have worked on building Android from source code for few weeks. It used to be fine to me with my Galaxy Nexus, I can connect to my device via adb and fastboot and flash either the factory ROM or ROM ...
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I have broken screen. Can I root my phone only with downloading mode and recovering mode?

I want to recover my data from my Samsung S Duos. I have broken screen, so I can't do anything, even unlock (because I have a password to enter the phone). I tried to install CWM and connect with ADB, ...
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adb deamon run as root - help

I wanted to get adb daemon executed as root. So I followed following steps. adb shell su (now with root) I mount rootfs / in read write mode. I notice default.prop file and open it using vi. Value of ...
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Fully Wipe Nexus Device

I have a Nexus 7 2013 WiFi-only (flo) device. I rooted it and just generally messed around with it. Now I want to put it back to complete stock everything (bootloader, recovery, ROM, etc) AND ...
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adb pull /data fails

I have rooted my device HTC Evo Design 4G and I try to adb pull /data data and it says "0 files pull 0 file skipped" I was able to pull /System/build.prop. How can I pull root folder. Thank you iua ...
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Possible Soft-Brick Fix for my Galaxy S4

So, prior to my stupidity, I made a system.img dump via dd However, after my stupidity (tried flashing some lib files....), I am now stuck with only stock recovery mode, or download mode. How can I ...
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Interpretting the output of dumpsys telephony.registry

So when I run the command dumpsys telephony.registry | grep -i signalstrength I get the following output: mSignalStrength=SignalStrength: 99 0 -120 -160 -120 -1 -1 25 -93 -12 300 2147483647 ...
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Nexus 5 backup with ADB 'pull'

Is it possible to back up all the user data on my Nexus 5 (apps, pictures, everything) by running the following command while the device is in recovery (assuming all partitions are unmounted)? adb ...
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ADB device list empty, needed to edit build.prop

adb devices in the command shell gives me an empty list. I know this question is usually solved by: adb kill-server, adb start-server. However it still doesn't work. I had it working before because I ...
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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...