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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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Disable Android OTA update WITHOUT rooting

How can I completely disable OTA updates on Android devices? The devices are NOT rooted and I DON'T want to root them. Further data: I have multiple device models and Android versions, so the ...
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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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tf201 softbrick . No microSD - Fastboot works

here is the deal : tf201 with keyboard , last ROM : slightly modified original 4.1 (Root). guide that made it brick :http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2773812 - I didn't get past the ...
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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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i wanna change my OS android version [closed]

Is it possible that an android 4.0 remove from my phone and load android 3.2? How can it possible ?
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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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fastboot and Samsung Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500)

I have been having some problems working with the Samsung Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500) whilst working on a custom rom. I have successfully downloaded AOSP and compiled it. I have also compiled adb and ...
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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 ...
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ADB not seeing device after update

I just updated the Android SDK Tools to 22.6.4 and the Google USB Driver to Rev. 10 and now ADB cannot see the device. Device: Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black with 4.0.3 Modified the android_winusb.inf ...
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ADB shell: change IME method gives error “Unknown ID: null”

I bought a Chinese Android 4.2.2 smartwatch and discover it does not have a virtual keyboard. There is also no "input" option in Settings (there is "language" only). I installed a third party ...
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ADB shell-ing to wifi connected device when usb device present

I have two devices connected to my workstation simultaneously, one by usb, the other over wifi. C:\>adb devices List of devices attached Cxxxxxxxxxx2 device 192.168.60.69:5555 ...
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Forward console output to computer

Is there a way to forward the console output of your phone (I'm assuming there is some because Linux) to your computer, maybe using ADB? I'm especially interested in how to get the boot time messages, ...
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Oddities Reading boot.img - Way Too Big and Errors In Kernel

This is related to this question but as I've made some progress since and run into some rather different issues that would mean I'd essentially have to rewrite it to be a totally different question ...
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ADB “screenrecord” not working when executed form device

I recently found out about the screenrecord feature of ADB on Android since API19. If I try and execute this from Android Terminal Emulator on my device, I get the response from the device I would ...
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I can't find the boot/recovery partitions on my Android phone for backup - where are they?

I'm trying to back up boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img on my Android phone. I've found several mentions of running this command: cat proc/mtd and then just using dd to copy the listed mount ...
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Recording phone screen and playing the video file

I am very new to the whole world of android. I have been trying to record my phone screen(Nexus 5) through command prompt. I have also downloaded the SDK. I am able to record the screen. For some ...
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ADB Push not keeping file permissions, specifically execute permission

I "inadvertently" wiped system on my tablet with adb. No critique needed. I've already called myself all the names. What I need now is a way to put at least the "sh" program back on using adb or other ...
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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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Upload system directory from rom to system partition

I was updating my HTC Sensation (unlocked, S-OFF) from CM10.2 to CM11. I did standard full wipe, flashed boot.img using fastboot, and then gone to my recovery (twrp) to install the zip (contains ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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What application turn on wifi/GPS?

What application turn on wifi/GPS at specific moment (adb logcat or what tools to use, what strings look for)? What installed application able to turn on wifi/GPS? Or more generally how I can get ...
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adb shell su: permission denied

I was trying to unlock my android phone by adb installed. I tried to followed these steps: adb devices adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key But when I typed and enter su, it's showing permission ...
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How to end call via adb in android 2.2.1?

Im creating small call center like system based on pyadb. I was developing for my phone which has custom SlimKat ROM - kitkat based. To call i do :adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d ...
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I move a folder in android root directory to SDcard directory in internal phone memory. Is there a way to restore it back?

The folder was custpack in root directory and the phone will not boot now. I can still access a recovery mode but it only have a stock recovery from the manufacture. No custom recovery available for ...
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ERRORLEVELs in adb push and pull

I need to execute adb commands from DOS batch files, but I need to know if the push and pull commands were successful. Do these commands return an ERRORLEVEL, or some other environment variable to ...
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LG Optimus Zone 2, Kitkat ADB connection problems

I have purchased an lg optimus zone 2 to develop on and I have removed all of the drivers for the phone on my windows 7 machine. I downloaded the OEM driver from LG and disconnected my network. After ...
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Application not installed (different)

So when I updated my Android to 4.4.2, the default Samsung Gallery app disappeared. Now, I decided to dig into the files of the Android 4.4.2 update and extracted the system.img and found the ...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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How do I enable USB debugging on my broken digitizer nexus 7? [duplicate]

I dropped my Nexus 7 and the screen is broken (I can still see the background image, but the touch-input is broken. Everything else still seems to be working). I'm a noob at android, but I think I ...
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Measuring rendered frame statistics on Android

I have a 2nd gen Nexus 7. There's a adb shell command that can give the time it takes to render each of it's last 128 frames. adb shell dumpsys gfxinfo <package_name> But I want ...