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Installing TWRP on a Samsung device, no fastboot (using ADB or other ways)

My device (Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300) is not detected by fastboot in Download Mode, but it is detected properly by adb. I want to install TWRP as my device recovery. Is there any way to install it using ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 is not detected by fastboot under Ubuntu 14.04

When I connect my device in Download mode to my laptop, it is not detected by neither adb nor fastboot commands: fastboot devices and sudo fastboot devices returns nothing when device is connected ...
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nexus 7 (2013) adb connectivity issues Mac

The 5.0.2 OTA update soft-bricked my rooted but otherwise stock Nexus 7. I tried several times to wipe/reset from recovery, but it kept boot-looping afterwards. After a hundred tries or so was ...
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How to connect to ADB without USB Debugging enabled?

I downloaded a game on my friend's phone and it crashed. I searched Google and when I turned it on the phone got stuck in a boot loop. I asked someone at my college and he said to come on here and ask ...
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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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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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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 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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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” doesn't find my Xiaomi Mi3

So a few days ago I finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiaomi Mi3 td. I found an Android 5 Lollipop ROM (by ivan) and thought that I test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 trying to communicate with the modem of my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 over the ADB tool. My galaxy is rooted and is accessible through adb. I'm attempting to execute AT-commands over the ...
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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 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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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 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 setting up Android USB debugging on Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Android phone from LG, and I want to use it for USB debugging. I followed the following steps: Enabled usb debugging in developers option on phone. After connecting to PC, phone shows as ...
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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 simultaneously for app development (adb support)? I'm using Genymotion which seems to work on bare system; AVD x86_64 requires Intel ...
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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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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 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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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 ...