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Is there a way to remove the switch users Icon without root?

I have a Verzon Moto E2 (so no hope of rooting) on android 5.1. I think you cannot completely disable it without root. I'd like to at least remove the little icon in the pull down menu. is that ...
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How can I get Reverse USB Tethering to work on my KitKat device? I've already got it running on my Jellybean device

FWIW Reverse USB tethering works great on my Jellybean device, lets assume it has the serial number 0123456789ABCDEF, here are the commands I use to get it running: adb -s 0123456789ABCDEF shell su ...
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Using Remix OS(Android-x86) terminal shell to turn off the touchscreen

I have recently installed Remix OS on my PC, and now it's like a craze. Nothing worked. I always think it was the problem with the touchscreen, because EVERY operating system I used on my PC, the ...
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Android Nexus 5 “Reboot&Wipe loop with hang” — Can't flash system

My Nexus 5 recently "soft-bricked" itself on an update, and I can't seem to get traditional methods via adb/fastboot (windows pc) to work. My phone is unlocked, and I have the necessary files in the ...
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No ADB driver for medion e4001 (MD 98500)

For testing purposes I need to debug an older android device: MEDION LIFE e4001 (MD 98500) There are no drivers available online and I wrote to the MEDIUM guys receiving the following answer: ...
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Can anyone tell me what made this file path on a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active?

Source adb-data.tar - Partition 1 - TAR (User Selected) - [ROOT]\shared\0.dom0o7b1i1le\dont_remove\03afdbd66e7929b125f8597834fa83a4.video\1454330917059 Also, where do I look in the phone dump to ...
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accidently sent repoort or update to adb amd now my phone will not show my data or set phone up unless with wifii

I was trying to factory reset my ZTR android and i accidently "sent an update to adb. Now my phone won't let me set up my phone unless over wifi
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Can't unlock phone with cracked screen - Stock Nexus 4

I cracked my stock Nexus 4 screen and I am unable to swipe my unlock pattern. I am trying to backup my phone (pictures/sms) but more importantly I need to have access to my Google Authenticator so I ...
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ADB pull error: remote object '/dev/block/mmcblk0p24' not a file or directory [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull the partition /dev/block/mmcblk0 directly to my Windows PC, following the instructions from: How to pull mmcblk0 to a windows pc? while the phone is in TWRP, using the command: adb ...
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Enable USB Mass storage marshmello 6 Galaxy note 5

I tried to enable UMS thorugh adb terminal with those commands adb shell setprop sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb adb shell setprop persist.sys.usb.config mass_storage,adb reboot and the android ...
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How does adb shell differ from a terminal emulator?

I have a couple of tasks I want to accomplish on Android 6.0.1 and they need root access when I run them on the device. This target device is not rooted. Can I use adb from a PC to run commands just ...
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Moto G on cyanogenmod 13 has a black screen but phone seems to be running in background

I have the CM13 installed on my Moto G (Falcon). Last week, I left the phone on charge longer than usual and I came back to find dark screen. I have tried restarting it and I can feel the phone ...
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ADB app uninstall from bootloader

I have a Galaxy Core Duos that I was playing with. It is stock rom, unrooted. However, I installed one app which is crashing the phone after startup. So I cannot use the phone anymore and I need to ...
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Half of touchscreen is unresponsive. How can I make Android only use the top half (rotated by 90 degrees)

So I have a broken LG G2 and a near-empty bank account, so buying a new phone isn't exactly an option right now. The bottom 50% of the screen doesn't respond to touch. Right now I am running ...
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Stuck on “Checking for Updates” after Factory Reset from Recovery Mode

I'm using a Gran Prime, Samsung Galaxy. I've tried a few things, to no avail. Any ideas on what to do?
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Is there a way to route all traffic from android-phone to socks proxy via adb?

Assume I have android-device without any internet connection (no wifi, no gsm). I have already got a vpn profile with credentials to connect to remote vpn server. Device is connected to my PC via ADB. ...
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Creating a backup with adb results in 41 byte file

I have an old droid RAZR Maxx (4.1.2) that I decided I want to root, but I want to make a backup first just in case. I've followed instructions from this site: ...
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Is an android 5.1 adb backup incompatible with android 6.0?

I recently loaded Cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 4. Prior to flashing, I did a full adb backup and an app data backup for com.king.candycrushsaga. The only thing that seems to need restoring is the ...
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Bricked Nexus 7 in Recovery Mode

I have a Nexus 7 2012 grouper in recovery mode (TWRP). I have wiped the /system /cache and /data partitions and believe it has wiped the /boot partition. When I go to file manager, it says the /boot ...
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My phone does not react to stock recovery factory reset and does not respond to flashing cwm

I have an Alcatel 4030e. Last night after I charged it full, things spammed me like android.process.acore etc. has stopped. It is ridiculously unusable right now. Flashing CWM, adb and factory ...
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Showing both “adb status-window” and “adb logcat” on the same terminal

I am attempting to get the adb status-window command to display anything useful, however it appears to be just showing the following: Android Debug Bridge State: device At first, I figured it ...
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Nexian NV 45 adb drivers [duplicate]

Trying to get the adb drivers for Nexian NV 45 phone, nothing from the manufacturer, does anyone know where to get them ? I tried the generic google driver (link), but it didn't work.
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How Do I Install Android 4.4 KitKat On A Blank Nexus 7?

I recently upgraded my Nexus 7 tablet to Android 5. The update made my Nexus really slow, and I decided to reinstall Android 4. I downloaded ADB and erased all data on my device. But, then I ...
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Setting Default applications through ADB

I have an android device (Android 4.4) with two launchers. One comes with the device and the other one is home made. I have the following questions regarding this scenario: How can I set the default ...
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ADB server start for usb devices

I have multiple devices connecte via USB and I want to start an instance of adb server for each connected device. I know that I can do this via Wi-Fi but I want to know if it's possible without ...
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Nexus 5 on recovery mode but power button isn't working

I have a Nexus 5 phone with a bad power button (completely not working). The phone was off for a while, and when I powered it on (using fastboot) it asked for cyanogenmod update - downloaded and ...
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how to transfer a file from within system partition on android to desktop

background I'm developing an app that downloads files to the device.. some of these files are acting out and to trouble shoot I want to actually transfer these files to my (mac) desktop and go ...
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my device shows briefly under adb devices then disappears

I got a (rooted) nexus 5 (with twrp custom recovery), and I develop on it using android studio 2.0. Recently when I type in adb devices, it shows my device for a couple of seconds then it vanishes! ie ...
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How can I unbrick a phone without being able to access recovery?

I have rooted my Zenfone 2 ZE551ML using a method which permanently replaces recovery (I didn't realize it back then). Can I unbrick it using only fastboot? I can't use adb, as I can't open recovery. ...
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How to unbrick phone when both recovery and system are abcent?

I have Lenovo A328 phone, after trying to upgrade to cyanogen it has no system and no recovery, when turning it on there is only loading screen. ADB asks to authorize the phone, but no dialog appears ...
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Run adb command inside the terminal emulator or programmatically without root

Is there a way to run theadb backupcommand on the device itself without using a ᴘᴄ computer ? Of course when I try to do it,adbcomplains the daemon isn’t started and it fails to find a device. ...
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Is it possible to allow adb over Ethernet/TCP only, and not adb over USB?

I want it to be possible to connect adb to an Android device over Ethernet but not via USB-cable. Is it possible to disallow USB only? How can I do that?
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ADB-client stops working when root is turned on

Very strange - I've Cyanogenmod rooted device and cannot use the adb-client from computer when rooting is turned on. In other words i have to go to developer settings, turn off rooting - then I can ...
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How to rebuild a modified backup.ab?

The process for extracting abackup.abfile is well‑known. However once the modified data has been repacked as a tar file, what are the steps in order to rebuild abackup.absuitable foradb restore?
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ADB Debugging over wifi not connecting

So I am trying to connect my device to adb over wifi. I have been following this tutorial http://codetheory.in/android-debug-bridge-adb-wireless-debugging-over-wi-fi/ I have been doing this adb ...
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Accessing device via adb on Boxed Windows

On my Mac, I run Windows in Virtual Box. I try to connect my device (Galaxy S5) via USB, but Windows won't recognize it. I downloaded and installed the USB drivers (aswell as ADB and Fastboot) via ...
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Can't make whole memory block backup

I try to make a nandroid backup (whole memory block) following this tutorial's instructions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818321 But the dumped mmcblk0.raw is 0 bytes. Can ...
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How can I activate UDP forwarding for USB communication between a PC and an Android app

I have an real Android device connected to a computer via USB. I managed to activate TCP port forwarding with adb forward tcp:<port> tcp:<port> and successfully communicate with sockets ...
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How can I get shell access on my almost dead phone

My phone broke, so I have been messing with it and from the errors I can see, it looks like all the system folders are missing. /system /data etc. I saw a YT video where the guy used ADB shell to ...
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ADB SHell last command is not working for bypass google account verification

I want to Bypass Google Account verification, adb devices and adb shell works fine but next command (am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.android.settings/.Settings) doesn't work it says ...
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Can't get ADB drivers and connect USB device on chrome

I want to use Chrome developer tools on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on my Windows 10 (64bit) Acer aspire. I am confident to say I have literally tried every tutorial I could found. On my mobile USB ...
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Uninstall via adb without root

I own an Asus Zenfone Go Z00VD running Android 5.1. It came preinstalled with TrendMicro Dr. Safety, which I absolutely have no use for and do not want running at all. This app starts itself ...
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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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Making mediaserver immediately scan a file created through ADB

The mediaserver in my stock and rooted Android 6.0.1 (running in Nexus 6) doesn't detect new files created or moved to into /sdcard using adb. It doesn't detect until I do a soft/full reboot which I ...
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Development drivers on MAC

I have a Huawei Y320-U151 and I'm unable to detect it on Android Studio running on Mac. Time ago I've been able to develop for other mobile phones without any issues both in Mac and on Windows -after ...
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How do I enable a keyboard OTHER than Google Keyboard via ADB?

I have got 2 keyboards in my phone: Google Keyboard and AnySoftKeyboard. Google Keyboard is my primary keyboard. I want to enable AnySoftKeyboard as my primary keyboard via ADB (I use ADB because the ...
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s6 won't fast charge or connect to pc

so i have an at&t s6. suddenly stopped fast charging. and when i say "stopped fast charging," i mean charges slower than molasses now. takes literally about 4hrs to charge from 80% to 100%. ...
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adb backups fail with “Internal exception during full backup”

For a while now, I've not been able to create a full adb backup of my Nexus 4. Now finally I've been able to catch a slightly more useful error report with logcat: D/BackupManagerService( 2061): ...
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Does adb's backup command backup user preferences that are not produced by apps?

Things like "downtime" and priority notifications and such. Also, is adb backup basically like backing up the phone to google's servers, just locally on your own workstation?
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Why not autostart PPP?

In the adb docs, under PPP it says "Note that you should not automatically start a PPP connection." Anybody know why this is discouraged? I'd like to do exactly that when I plug my tablet into my ...