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Using ADB without MTP support

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with a Motorola Droid Turbo. When I plug the phone in with a USB cable, my phone does show any USB connection notification. I see that libmtp does not support Motorola's Droid ...
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ace 2, no download or recovery mode. Bootlooping

I checked out the new lollipop and flashed samsung official rom trough odin. after that i wanted to do wipe(without it my ace2 will bootloop). but I cant get into recovery or even download mode. Even ...
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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adblog spammed with wifi messages

My adblog is looping theese wifi related messages over and over again, why? I am running LG-D855 with Android 5.0. It seems like no other devices connected to the same wifi network has theese ...
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ADB over TCPIP connects, but no command works after connection has been done

I'm developing an Android app. The so-called app is being developed inside a Windows 7 Pro X64 VirtualBox machine which has a bridged connection with the host machine (a Windows 8.1 Pro X64). In the ...
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How can I get Skype to run on a MD700 tablet?

My uncle bought a cheap MD700 tablet (running Android 4.1.2) and strongly desired to use Skype on it, but for some reason the application didn't recognize microphone input. All it could be heard on ...
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ADB eclipse runtime error

When I am trying to run my program I am getting the following error : Now even after I restart Eclipse I get the same error. Also, I checked my adb is in the correct position.
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Logging usage time for SAM application [closed]

I wanna filter out one application like "com.xxxx.xxxx" and run logs like logcat. My test application is using SAM on a unit and for example send an getVersion() command to SAM card. What I want is ...
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ADB Debugging on LG Watch R

today i got a LG Watch R for a programming project - first i had a Gear Live that was now replaced. When i follow the guides step by step i never get the "authorize this computer" like i did with the ...
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How do you dd an android driod for old voicemails?

I have a droid razr I need to dd everything I can off of it so that I can run testdisk against the image and try and recover some old/deleted voice mails. I have the phone rooted but from a ssh ...
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Update and then root Infocus M512. Device Found but is offline. Can't enter Fastboot

I am having a really frustrating time updating the firmware on an Infocus M512 as a prelude to then rooting it. I am using the (flawed but usable) how to at this site, ...
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How to unbrick Nexus 4 after flashing compiled Android?

Today I compiled Android from source as explained following Google's instructions starting at https://source.android.com/source/initializing.html. After flashing the compiled image onto the device ...
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesnt find my xiaomi mi3

So a few days ago i finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiamo mi3 td. I found a android 5 Lollipop rom (by ivan) and thought that i test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so good, ...
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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
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Configuring instant lock on power press with SQLite

I'm pretty new to Android world and I haven't found any answer to that question on SO... so I'm daring asking it here : basically I need to write a script to automatically configure an Android device ...
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Is there any trick to set ADBD to work on TCP/IP on a non-rooted device?

What I want is to control a device from remote: turn display on/off, launch a specified application (clock), open a website. On a rooted device, I've installed a SSHD app, then I logged in to the ...
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LG - Fastboot doesn't recognize my device

I'm trying to get flash a custom recovery on my LG p760, however when I type fastboot devices in the command prompt (while booted into fastboot mode) nothing shows up. adb devices works fine though. I ...
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Simulating combination keyevents (ctrl+t) in input command

Using the input command over adb, I know how to send keyboard events using the codes in the key layout files in system/usr/keylayout. The LEFT_CTRL and RIGHT_CTRL keys are present in the key layout ...
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Broken Screen - Transfer info to Mac using ADB?

I have a broken Droid Razr Maxx and half of my contacts seem to be stored on the physical phone instead of the SIM and they never backed up to Google properly as there was some glitch I could never ...
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Mass deployment

Is it possible to take say a galaxy tab 4, set it up with a Google account install the apps you want and get the settings to how you want them, then, take an image of that pre-configured droid and ...
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Need help unbricking LG G2 LS980

I have just rooted my lg g2 LS980 and i also put a custom rom on it. All was well at first for about ten minutes until i realized that my phone was disconnected and i couldnt text or call so i tried ...
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Fix Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I am new to all of this, and I am having trouble with my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. I am on a mac, but also can run windows 7 in vmware fusion. A couple days ago, I successfully rooted my ...
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ADB Shell In Recovery Mode - Error:Closed

I smashed my display pretty good today and am unable to use the digitizer. The upper half of the screen is barely visible and the lower half is black. I have debugging enabled on the phone but I can't ...
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I can't see new files throught windows explorer

i can't see my new(!) files on android throught windows explorer while i can do it by ES explorer or adb shell. Is there any way to fix it?
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ADB backup restoration on an older Android version

I have made an adb backup of my OnePlus One running an unofficial CM12 ROM based on Android 5.0.2. Is it possible, considering the latest release of Android for the Nexus 5 is 5.0.1, to then restore ...
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Installing TWRP on Xperia running CM11

I've got an Xperia Z2 running CM11, and would like to switch to TWRP as my recovery. TWRP's website has the instructions I followed for this device. It states that "if you install current CM10 and ...
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Error “help: permission denied” when using ADB

Using this tutorial, I installed ADB shell. I actually just wanted to mess around and see what can it do. My device isn't rooted but that's ok, I'm not trying to do anything dangerous. Just trying run ...
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LG Optimus G fastboot not working

Alright, I have an LG Optimus G that I'm playing around with and trying to install ubuntu on. I'm following this guide I've done everything up to the point where you enter this into the terminal: $ ...
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Busybox Error: unknown option — eusage: nc

I've been trying to recover some photos and I've been following this guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-nexus/general/guide-internal-memory-data-recovery-yes-t1994705 However, after I ...
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Permission denied when accessing file pushed using boot insecure into my Nexus 4 with Android 5.0.1

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 5.0.1. I copy a file doing the following: I reboot to bootloader Boot using insecure boot.img: fastboot boot boot.img Pushed a file: adb push IMG_20140710_105128.jpg ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on boot loop after restarting while upgrading the OS

Last week, I received an update on my Nexus 5 for Lollipop 5.0.1. Version 5.0 was working fine, so I decided to just update. However, a few hours after updating, my phone started to lag and freeze, so ...
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Link to download adb for Mac,please? [duplicate]

sorry but i cannot find a link to download adb for Mac..can somebody provide me a link,please?thank you!
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Android 1.0 driver

I have run adb reboot bootloader and then my device manager show below error. Where can i find Android 1.0 driver ? PS: I'm using Google Nexus One with CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion.
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Loose connection USB Debugging

Somehow my Nexus 5 has a loose USB-Debugging connection recently... I recently upgraded to Android 5.0.1 I had this once before, but than it could be solved by simply using a different USB cable. If ...
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Show boot process on screen

I've borked something in my nexus 4 stock rom playing with system files over ADB, and my device no longer boots past the animation. Is there any way I can make the system show it's boot process ...
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chroot: can not execute /system/bin/sh

I'm trying to install Linux on Android according to this guide. I threw all the necessary files to the memory card, but it's having a problem when trying to run the bootubuntu script: #modprobe ext2 ...
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Physical Device does not show up in Android Device Chooser

I posted this in stack overflow, but I figured it would be more relevant here. When I open the DDMS, it shows the device there. However, when I try to run my program, Eclipse opens the Android ...
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What is the command line syntax of ClockworkMod recovery?

Background: I recently broke my phone's touch screen; everything else is working - I can even send inputs using adb shell sendevent ... and view the screen with screencap. ADB while in recovery works ...
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Unable to start chinese tablet even after installing recovery

When I try to boot my chinese tablet it halts on a small android icon and does not go ahead. It is not a boot loop. I just stays there. It booted successfully a couple of hours ago after two days and ...
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(Re)boot an Android phone from USB

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 1 (not rooted) and its lock button doesn't wrok anymore. That means I couldn't boot my phone if it happened to be turned off. But I need to restart it now because it's ...
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ADB Pull from data/data

So I am developing a Batch Script. It pulls an xml from data/data/my.app.test/prefs.xml I was successful with getting root using this command: adb shell su But when I run these commands they sit ...
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How can i run At-commadns with the ADB?

I'm new here. i hope you guys could help me. i try to communicate with the modem of my samsung galexy S3 GT-I9300 over the ADB tool. My galexy is rooted and is accessible through adb. Now i wanna ...
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Obtain package name AND common name of apps via ADB

I'm looking for a possibility to retrieve both, the package names and the common names of apps installed on an Android device via ADB – or at least to retrieve the common name if the package name is ...
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How to pull every file on the target device

My rooted device (production build) has been remounted successfully with: adb remount When I try to chmod -R 777 / it says : Unable to chmod /: Read-only file system The goal behind this ...
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How can I access multiple user spaces from adb?

I am running KitKat on a tablet with two users: primary (owner) and secondary. I need to access a file generated by an app of the secondary user. When I plug the tablet into my (Ubuntu) desktop via ...
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File “has unexpected contents” error when sideloading Android 5.0

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) (wifi) and am trying to update the software to Android 5.0. When I try to sideload I get this error: Installing update... mount: failed to mount ...
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Error Sideloading Android L

I am trying to update my Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi to Android 5.0 with adb sideload. I get this error: Finding update package... Opening update package... Verifying update package... E:footer is wrong ...
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Android emulator not responding after a while

I have a script that installs an apk file, launches it, and uninstalls it afterwards (using adb) on the android emulator. (After installation I get a response from the terminal: rm failed for -f, No ...
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Accessing internal storage on Moto G, locked phone, broken screen

my girlfriend dropped her Moto G and now the screen is completely black, the phone is secured with a lock pattern. It's very important for us to recover the pictures, because unfortunately they ...
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adb shell command to edit sim manager

Is it possible to open the sim manager under setting in the android phone using an adb shell command? I have alot of Android 4.04 devices (300) where I need to enable data roaming in the sim manager. ...