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Why doesn't my computer list Android devices in Device Manager, or detect my Sony Xperia Play (R800)?

I have an ancient Sony Xperia Play that I am trying to root. However, I can't even get it to show up on my computer. It's possible that I accidentally deleted my drivers by running an unroot script. ...
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Android App is running neither on AVD nor Android Phone

i have a windows 10 home edition PC. My android apps built on Android Studio are not running(neither the AVD nor Android Phone). In case of AVD, my PC does not support VT-x i.e Hyper-V technology(Only ...
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Allow USB debugging popup does not come in my new PC

I am using a Nexus 10 Tablet( Android 4.4.4) . I have 3 PCs where I was already doing android development and one new PC on which I started today. All are windows 7 64-bit Service Pack1. The only ...
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How do I get my device detected by ADB on Linux?

I just got my shiny new Wileyfox Swift – and before putting it to use I want to oem unlock and root it (as I usually do with new devices ;) Trouble is, though usb-debugging is enabled on the device, ...
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adb restore: 'Invalid restore data'

My Nexus 6 had a hardware fault so I sent it off for RMA. Knowing in advance that it was highly likely the service people would factory reset it during the process of fixing it, I decided to do an adb ...
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HTC stuck at logo screen while entering recovery mode

I want to install Kitkat 4.4.2 Rom to my HTC Sensation XL android phone. I followed instructions and I installed CWM (ClockWorkMod) but I can not enter recovery choice. When I click on that there ...
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Can't install TWRP LG Optimus G

This thread of mine is partly copied from XDA. I can't get through following issues. Phone's firmware is full vanilla since the very beginning - only updated from Jelly Bean/ICS to 4.4.2 with OTA. I ...
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What represents 'bootloader' in the possible outputs of `adb get-state`?

I recently employed the use of adb get-state and decided to know further about it. Running adb inter alia shows: adb get-state - prints: offline | bootloader | device I intend to ...
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Fastboot “waiting for device”

I have an galaxy s4 i33 that I need to have upgraded for work (or buy a new phone.) On both windows and Linux I can type "adb reboot bootloader" to open the bootloader. However, in windows: -Odin ...
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Windows 10/ADB/Fastboot not detecting Droid Turbo in fastboot mode

I recently tried to root my phone, and as you know the Droid Turbo is very hard to root. So I tried to use the TWRP recovery method. But when I try to use ADB or Fastboot to even list my device, it ...
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ADB Backup stucks at shared storage even after rooting

I've been trying to perform an ADB backup for a D6503 Xperia Z2 but I'm always getting stuck at Shared Storage even after rooting the Device with kingroot and root checker by JRummy states that the ...
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Devices are not found when executing command (but “fastboot devices” finds them)

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on Nexus 4 and so far I had done this: - installed google driver; - enabled developer options on my phone; - enabled debugging by USB; - unlocked my device using ADB; ...
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Repair bricked Nexus 9

During an OTA update the tablet went into a boot loop. I let this continue a few times until I was fairly certain it wasn't going to resolve itself. I never had a reason to unlock the tablet or use ...
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MOBII 5045 rom needed sideload

My Android started in a bootloop, continuesly bootloader on and of. i had the phone rebooted to factorysettings so wiped data factory settings, now stucked in bootloop. i tred the adb commands but ...
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Can I safely install Android system updates with disabled Gapps?

On my Nexus 5x for personal choices I disabled all the Gapps (Google apps) via the Settings menu, included "Google Play Services" and "Google Services Framework". With these two apps disabled the ...
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Sideload Factory OS via ADB

I have a nexus 6 which failed when updating to 6.0.1. I can no longer boot into the Operating System as the /system partition is corrupt. I ran a factory reset - but this didn't fix the problem ...
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Adb read contents of an Alert Dialog

i have an android phone connected to my pc, using ADB i can run some commands to the device and get output, now am in a situation where i want ADB to read the contents of an Alert dialog. i have been ...
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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'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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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: http://www.howtogeek.com/125375/how-to-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...