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adb unable to recognize Google Glass on Windows 7

On Windows7, I've updated the Google Glass android_usb driver configuration file to reflect the correct VID and PID and it does show up on Device manager as Android ADB interface. While the device ...
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How can I change pointer locations setting in developer options from adb shell?

I need to be able to select and deselect "pointer locations" from the developer options menu using adb. adb shell am start -n com.android.settings/.DevelopmentSettings, but once I'm there I can't ...
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Error in setting android usb debugging on ubuntu 14.10

I have a android phone from LG, and I want to use it for USB debugging. I followed the following steps: 1. Enabled usb debugging in developers option on phone. 2. After connecting to PC, phone shows ...
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Change device settings using adb

How I can change my device settings such as "Wi-fi region code" using adb?
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Which Android emulators can co-exists on single machine?

Which emulators can co-exists on single Windows machine and be used for app development (adb support)? I'm using Genymotion which seems to work on bare system; AVD x86_64 requires Intel HAXM driver; ...
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Why does this app not restore from Google Backup until I specify the set in adb?

I read this great answer about how sets work, but I'm seeing behavior I don't understand in this app. I just installed on a device that has never had the app installed (I think, see bottom) and ...
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What is actually included in an “Android backup”?

I'm really confused with the myriad of backup options and what they actually cover. I'll try to break down my understanding in this question and ask for corrections and answers to fill in the gaps. ...
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fastboot flash bootloader = FAILED (remote: (InvalidState))

I'm trying to flash bootloader on my Nexus 7 (2012) and getting FAILED: mbp:nakasi-lrx21p alexus$ fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img sending 'bootloader' (2100 KB)... OKAY [ ...
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adb reboot recovery no longer workiing

MY tablet was on bootloop using android sdk adb reboot recovery solved the problem now mY tablet is back on bootloop adb reboot recovery just reboot to bootloop i can not access the recovery menu ...
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ADB disconnect while using adb forward

I'm using JADS HTTP & HTTPS Proxy application along with 'adb forward tcp:8080 tcp:8080' to setup an HTTP proxy/tether setup on my laptop. This works fine for most of the time, however some sites ...
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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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How to root from adb?

I have a tablet called General Mobile E-Tab 4. I bricked it. It stays on load animation. I can reach recovery but there are 3 options: reboot device wipe data/factory reset wipe cache partition I ...
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How To Recover From Bootloop after installing fonts, dont have custom recovery and stock rom?

I am using Panasonic T11, it is rooted but do not have custom recovery mode like CWM, My problem is: after installing a custom font my device stucked in bootloop, i have adb, but i dont know how to ...
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Rooting issues Fire 7 HD (screenshots)

Description Using various methods, I've come to some terminal points in my android rooting process and thought up a number of questions as a result. I've used two PC's to attempt this, both PC's ...
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Insufficient Storage on changing default install location

After downloading an APK file from Play Store. It always prompts "Insufficient Storage" dialog. I changed the default install location into external memory(SD card) using adb command adb shell pm ...
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Unable to adb push on Samsung S4

I absolutely can't push to /system/app/ using adb on a rooted S4 with rw remounted filesystem. adb says: Read-only file system Mounts: /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/system /system ext4 ...
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My Nexus 7 isn't being detected by Windows. No OS on Nexus 7

I wiped my OS from my Nexus earlier as I had a ROM that I wanted to flash. When I proceeded to try and flash the ROM to my Nexus 7 using flash-all.bat (I installed ADB and Fastboot and Drivers using ...
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ICS device name not recognised under adb

I have a device to which I recently flashed CM 9 which I use for testing backward compatibility in apps. However, adb doesn't seem to recognise it. adb devices outputs the following when it is ...
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Tablet listed under adb devices, but not under lsusb while in recovery

I am working with a Gemini devices GEM1000 tablet, I have performed all the steps to get adb working, and the device shows up under 'adb devices' so I go to the bootloader with 'adb reboot bootloader' ...
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Permission denied while installing a system app with SSH

I have the APK file for an application I want to install as a system application via SSH on rooted Android tablets. I'm able to install this application via ADB with a script but the installation ...
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Windows doesn't show device in Explorer

After updating my Nexus 7 to the latest version of Android (4.4.4 at this point), Windows decided that it would no longer show the device in Explorer in MTP mode. PTP worked fine, but obviously this ...
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Need one-line adb shell su push & pull to access /data from Windows batch file

I've been struggling for two days. Hope for help here. I wrote a Windows batch file that replaces Amazon lockscreen ads with user images on rooted kindle fire hd 7", 2013 (kfsowi). Just learned I ...
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Nexus 5 nothing bootable?

I add Paranoid OTA on my Nexus 5, and I tried to uninstall it. During the processus, everything totally failed and my phone start rebooting itself all the time. Now : ADB is not working. (I tried ...
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Is it possible to add a file into an offline snapshots.img?

Now I have a snapshots.img, and use it to speed up booting the Android emulator. I also have an apk, whose size is 40M. If I use adb push, then the copy time will be 20 seconds. So, I want to copy ...
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A way to get location coordinates from command line

I'm looking for a command line, or a series of commands that can dump or list the latitude and longitude on a rooted device. I connect to a device using ADB shell. A way that will cause the ...
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Does adb backup include contacts?

Does adb backup .all -f backup.ab include contacts in the backup?
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How can I enable USB Debugging on an LG G2 (vs980) with a broken screen?

I have an LG G2 (vs980 - Verizon). The digitizer and screen is broken - I can view it, but not submit input. The device has fastboot and TWRP capabilities, and I can get to ADB from TWRP. The device ...
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adb shell remove directory with patenthesis windows

I'm trying to delete a directory that contains parenthesis in its name. So far I've tried: adb shell rm -r "sdcard/music/SomeArtist - (good stuff)" And I get: /system/bin/sh: syntax error: '(' ...
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Windows thinks phone is “Removable Storage” so adb won't work

When I plug in my phone to flash a new ROM onto it, I can't use adb and fastboot because windows thinks my phone is "removable storage." It doesn't list the Google phone driver anymore as an option, ...
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Eclipse is not able to detect smartphone

Debian 7.6, Eclipse 3.8. When i program with API8 for my HTC Froyo I have no problem: running the debug session i see the device in the device list and I'm able to debug my app. Since I started with a ...
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adb sync shows Product directory not specified

I am using android in an emulator integrated with eclipse. I was trying to import my gmail contacts into my emulator. For that purpose, I exported my gmail contacts to a .vcf file (contacts.vcf) from ...
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Random Brief Sound Reduction Detection

Over the last two weeks I've noticed that my phone sound output will randomly drop to ~15% for about 3-5 seconds and then returns to normal. This happens to any type of audio source (Spotify, Google ...
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dumpsys meminfo: differences between ICS and KitKat?

I noticed differences when I compare the meminfo of old Android and newer ones but I can't find documentation about it. Using the same apk, Graphics and GL only show up on KitKat and the usage on ...
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Why can't I upload binaries to Android Sony Xperia Z?

I recently upgraded my Android to 4.4.4 via 4.3.? When I was on 4.2.* I had no problem either uploading apks and pictures via usb nor via adb install / push. Symptoms below, any help appreciated. I'd ...
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How do I create an archive for easy extraction to /data/local/tmp/ in “adb shell”?

Usual shar archives fail to extact in adb shell due to problems with lock directory and temporary files for HERE documents. Zip archives are also not an option. How do I make an archive that can be ...
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Nexus 5 System.ui has stopped

I have tried to install a ROM for enabling battery percentage on my nexus 5 using CWM. Foolishly , I didn't make any backups before that. After installing the zip my phone continuously shows a message ...
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Asus Transformer Tab tf300t stuck on asus screen. No ADB, no fastboot, no recovery, no os

I'm very happy with cm11 on my Galaxy s3 so i wanted to try it on my tf300t. First i unlocked the bootloader which i succeeded in doing. Then i flashed clockworkmod recovery via adb. However, when i ...
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Mediacom 932i in loop at start. Chances Of Data Recovery before Factory resetting?

my tablet Mediacom 932i got bricked (at the start Mediacom Logo in loop forever) A simple request: Is Factory Reset the onlY way to make it start again? (no problem, I can do it) But I would love not ...
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SDCard permission issue

I have a Samsung S3 which I have installed Cyanogenmod on with a view to carry out some procedures with root permissions. At the minute I am trying to create a .img file of the userdata memory block ...
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how to adb wait-for-device until the home screen shows up?

I need to unlock my screen using adb, and wait-for-device exits way too early(when the device is booting up), and screen unlock fails. Is there a way to detect that the home screen, so I can fire ...
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Samsung S3 - Device Memory Damaged

I have a Samsung S3 GT-i9300 which has an error on booting up. It goes through the Samsung splash screen then displays the following: Device Memory Damaged The data partition has been ...
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LG G2 No Screen Need Access To Files [duplicate]

So my Sprint LG G2 (LS980) literally has no screen but I would like to be able to access it from my Windows pc. I don't think I had USB debugging enabled and without a screen I can't really do much. ...
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adb device not found

When I enter ./adb devices I get Device not found. Yet I can successfully unlock my phone via ./fastboot oem unlock. I can't turn on debugging since my phone is stuck in a bootloop and won't start ...
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dumped recovery is corrupted

I'm following his tutorial in order to port CWM for the samsung galaxy s3 mini I-8200 that has not been ported yet. I've done: $ adb shell shell@android:/ $ ls -al ...
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Secure ADB connection over network

I am using Geniatech ATV Android Set Top Boxes running android 4.2.2 for a current project. I might put some of those devices in public places like shopping centers. These boxes are connected to the ...
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Trying FTP file located in /data/data

I'm trying to use WinSCP to FTP a file out of /data/data (well, it's directory is contained in the /data/data directory, which is the important part). But I get a "Code: 5" error from WinSCP, access ...
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Get to data without touch access

The screen of my Nexus 4 has a crack and touch is not working anymore. I'd like to get to some of my data using adb, but can't authorize it because I can't click/touch the authorization dialog. Is ...
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Unlock not working (ADB FLASH)

So I'm trying to flash adb my android (mostly following this guide), and I'm getting stuck at the unlock device step. I can successfully unlock, but once I reboot my device it reverts to being ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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MTP not working but ADB works fine

I use Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android Phone, its MTP mode is not working just after I plugged it in to another PC some time for just USB charging. I re-installed the driver on my PC and removed the ...