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start app on startup and click coordinate

I want the tethering app to start whenever I start my phone, when the tethering app starts there is a big button on the center of the screen which has to be pressed so the phone would start to tether. ...
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ADB - Android emulator - Unable to record video - screenrecord not found with Android 5.11

I installed android emulator, the SDK Tools v24.1.2, Android v5.1.1. After all this the emulator is UP and I am able to run my app. Where I ran into problem was while trying to do a screenrecord ...
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Rebooting a non responsive Android device remotely

I have an Android devices connected to a PC at a remote location which I don't have physical access to. But I do have ADB access to it. The problem is that the phone sometimes crashes and I would ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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How to prevent access to a phone via ADB, Odin or similar via computer?

After been stolen 3 phones, with root and anti-thief apps installed as system and all the fancy things i still had no way to track them so i'm going extreme to make sure i will be able to track the ...
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Disabling “Storage space running out” notification in Status Bar?

Is there any way to disable the "Storage space running out" notification on Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 [Android 4.2.2], through ADB or otherwise ?
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No on-device prompt to confirm backup under Cyanogenmod?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 11-20141008 (Hammerhead) on a Nexus 5. I issued the following from the command line: adb backup -f nexus5-01.db -noobb -nosys The terminal responds with "now unlock your ...
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disable touchscreen on z2

I have a Sony Xperia Z2. The screen is physically fine, but the touch screen is crazy and registering random clicks all over the place. I can connect via adb, so I'm looking for an adb command to ...
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Cannot access any files on Samsung Tab 4 7" [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab 4, 7", rooted but running stock OS (Android 4.4.2. It was rooted using Odin 3.09 and TWRP recovery. I then enabled adb root with the adbd insecure app by Chainfire. It ...
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Flashing ROMs with adb sideload

Can I flash roms with adb sideload without rooting my android device ? I have tried installing custom recoveries once, but it didn't work. I had rooted my android device before, but due to some ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device?

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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Updating driver software for the Google Nexus 5 on Windows 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and have a Google Nexus 5 phone. I am trying to update the driver software. However, in doing this, I have come across a few issues (shown below): Stage One: Connecting the ...
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Failure with PDAnet handshake

I'm having a problem tethering off my phone with PDAnet/FoxFi. I'm using an HTC One M8 with Windows 7. First, I tried connecting straight up. I connected the usb to my computer. I pressed OK and then ...
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getting “E: failed to verify whole-file signature” and “E: signature verification aborted” when updating from 5.0 to 5.1

I have a Nexus 5 that I am trying to update from 5.0 to 5.1 via a sideload ADB update. The OTA update within Android fails at about 30% so I am trying to do it manually.I downloaded the file but when ...
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USB driver for RCA 7 Voyager rct6773W22

I can't seem to get my RCA rct6773W22 (7 Voyager) tablet to be detected via USB and RCA does not offer any driver. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, I would greatly appreciate it.
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OS X Yosemite - Nexus 5 - ADB Device Offline

I've been trying to initiate ADB commands on my Nexus 5 using my MacBook Air. However, when I type adb devices into Terminal, my Nexus 5 is listed as offline. I've tried disabling/enabling USB ...
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Does “adb shell pm set-install-location 2” work for moto e 2nd gen (Android Lollypop-5.0.2)?

I have a very fast miro SD card (class 10, sandisk 32GB) & I want to install apps directly to my sd card by default. According to this link its possible with adb. But some people reported that ...
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Installing Ubuntu - Issue with install scripts

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. I am using the tutorial located here: http://galaxytabhacks.com/galaxy-tab-10-1-hacks/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-galaxy-tab-10-1-tabuntu/ ...
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adb devices not found error?

hi have accessed the stock recovery on moto e and selected the sideload adb but on minimal adb and fastboot when I typed adb devices it is not showing any device attached ,what to do now help me ...
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How to find out currently running user name/ID from ADB

I am having Nexus 7 running multiple users. I am trying to find out which is currently running user using ADB. The best I could get so far was to check legacy directory linking which is either linked ...
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Reboot does not run at all

I followed this piece of command copied from this site http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/topic/82875-installing-cacert-certificates-on-android-as-system-credentials-without-lockscreen/ importing the ...
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iptables configuration file location

Where are the default rules/config of iptables located android. I do not mean source code of iptables (which is external/iptables) but I need the actual configuration file(s) that defines the rules. ...
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Update APK from command line using ADB?

I have a phone running Cyanogenmod, which is an AOSP derivative. It lacks Google Play. I installed Textra as the messaging app some time ago using adb install com.textra.apk. Textra was recently ...
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using usb connection instead of wifi

I own an Allview P5 Quad (Romanian smartphone brand) running Android 4.2.1 and a laptop running Linux Mint. For some time I've been using apps which connect my laptop to my phone, such as Remote ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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rename “Build - Copy.prop” to “Build.prop” in recovery mode

I want to remove the changes i'v made in the "Build.prop" so i deleted it and restarted the Phone but forgot to rename the backup, now my phone is softbricked. Help me please
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Recover photos and/or bypass lock screen on Android 5.0

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which I dropped on the ground so the screen broke. I had a swipe lock enabled. To be able to unlock it before it was repaired I locked it through Android Device Manager and ...
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Nexus 5 gives Status 7 error when flashing 5.1 OTA [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to install 5.1 OTA via ADB. In my struggle, I tried installing TWRP to try to get it to work, but it didn't. I since flashed the stock recovery. When trying to flash via ADB, ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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Update Android on HTC Evo 4G

I have a rooted FreedomPop HTC Evo 4G PC36100 with CyanogenMod 2.6.37.6. My Android version is 2.3.7. Beseband version is 2.15.00.01.15. How can I update Android to the latest version? Is it ...
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Unsure if 'adb push' has completed correctly in recovery mode

I did everything that the CyanogenMod wiki told me to, and I think I might be done, and I got this alert on my computer. But I'm not getting any alerts on ClockWorkMod.... I'm using the ...
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How to Uninstall the lollipop app [duplicate]

Could you please tell me how to go back to my old android? I have a Samsung S5 and I tried the factory reset and that did not work. I hate this new android version
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USB Debugging not working on CyanogenMod 12

I have the very latest nightly build of CyanogenMod 12 (March 21st, 2015) installed on a Nexus 4. For about a month I haven't been able to connect my phone to my computer. I have the latest USB/ADB ...
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Resized display because the touchscreen in the top 20% is unresponsive but it's sitting in the center, can I move it down?

Title says it all. the display resolution was set lower using an app that puts a few ADB commands downrange. Now the display sits in the center. Can I move it down?
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Changing DPI with adb

I have a HTC Evo 3D and i want to change the DPI. I am not rooted but I know that using adb and putting the command adb shell wm density 200 I will be able to change my DPI. But i am getting this ...
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Setting up of multiple tablets from out the box

I have the task of setting up 50+ tablets (Binatone Homesurf 744, Yes cheap & cheerful!), which all need the same App installed and same wireless settings entered but require different ...
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Unlock phone with dead screen locked through Android Device Manager

My screen is dead and I want to unlock my phone so I can access it through Kies to backup my pictures. I locked the phone through Android Device Manager setting an easy password (was hoping for an ...
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Can't install .apk via adb to SD Card

Alright, so I've made an Android app that runs fine on the emulator from Eclipse, but I can't get it to install on my actual device. I connect my phone to my PC via USB(USB Debugging enabled), I've ...
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command on adb waits forever

I can successfully execute ADB commands, but if the command has no output the command line just waits there and does not let me enter a new command until I press ctrl-c, the commands do work however. ...
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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Galaxy S4 does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I am trying to follow the instructions here, but my phone never displays the "Authorize USB Debugging" option. On the PC side, adb devices shows that the PC see the device, but it is listed as ...
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Connect to ADB without USB-debugging enabled? (broken screen) [not a duplicate] [duplicate]

I have an Motorola Droid Razr M with a totally broken LCD and slightly broken touch screen. I've been trying to connect it to ADB via usb, but it's not being found and I'm assuming this is because I ...
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Recover LG G2 (VS980) Phone Using Only Sideload

In an effort to resurrect my phone I have tried to sideload a number of things but always end up with one of three options. Oddly, although I "had" TWRP, the only thing I can get is Android System ...
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...
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ADB not recognizing my Micromax Canvas Xpress A99

It seems so obvious to me facing this problem.Before 3-4 days ago i have just updated my a99 from kitkat 4.4.2 to Lollipop 5.0 from the official software updater in the phone. Before updation,I can ...
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What might be the cause of messages like “SoftMJPG:: THREAD Exit routine process” (LG D724 G3, 4.4.2)?

I connected my device (LG D724 G3, android 4.4.2) to adb and I started receiving messages: 03-03 10:42:23.363 284-5950/? D/SoftMJPG﹕ SoftMJPG:: THREAD Exit routine process 03-03 10:42:23.363 ...
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Retrieve files from broken Samsung Galaxy S 4

I ended up stepping on my phone and cracking it to the point where I can see ink (liquid) coming out of the cracks. I need to know if there's some way I can get back photos and files off of it. There ...
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Accessing phone without using adb

Is there a way to access an android phone without using adb though the command line or an external application?