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Configuring instant lock on power press with SQLite

I'm pretty new to Android world and I haven't found any answer to that question on SO... so I'm daring asking it here : basically I need to write a script to automatically configure an Android device ...
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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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Broken Screen - Transfer info to Mac using ADB?

I have a broken Droid Razr Maxx. Half of my contacts seem to be stored on the physical phone instead of the SIM, and they never backed up to Google properly as there was some glitch I could never get ...
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Mass deployment

Is it possible to take say a galaxy tab 4, set it up with a Google account install the apps you want and get the settings to how you want them, then, take an image of that pre-configured droid and ...
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Need help unbricking LG G2 LS980

I have just rooted my lg g2 LS980 and i also put a custom rom on it. All was well at first for about ten minutes until i realized that my phone was disconnected and i couldnt text or call so i tried ...
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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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Busybox Error: unknown option — eusage: nc

I've been trying to recover some photos and I've been following this guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-nexus/general/guide-internal-memory-data-recovery-yes-t1994705 However, after I ...
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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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Android 1.0 driver

I have run adb reboot bootloader and then my device manager show below error. Where can i find Android 1.0 driver ? PS: I'm using Google Nexus One with CyanogenMod-7.2.0-passion.
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Loose connection USB Debugging

Somehow my Nexus 5 has a loose USB-Debugging connection recently... I recently upgraded to Android 5.0.1 I had this once before, but than it could be solved by simply using a different USB cable. If ...
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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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chroot: can not execute /system/bin/sh

I'm trying to install Linux on Android according to this guide. I threw all the necessary files to the memory card, but it's having a problem when trying to run the bootubuntu script: #modprobe ext2 ...
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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 new here. i hope you guys could help me. i try to communicate with the modem of my samsung galexy S3 GT-I9300 over the ADB tool. My galexy is rooted and is accessible through adb. Now i wanna ...
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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 to pull every file on the target device

My rooted device (production build) has been remounted successfully with: adb remount When I try to chmod -R 777 / it says : Unable to chmod /: Read-only file system The goal behind this ...
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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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Android emulator not responding after a while

I have a script that installs an apk file, launches it, and uninstalls it afterwards (using adb) on the android emulator. (After installation I get a response from the terminal: rm failed for -f, No ...
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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 shell command to edit sim manager

Is it possible to open the sim manager under setting in the android phone using an adb shell command? I have alot of Android 4.04 devices (300) where I need to enable data roaming in the sim manager. ...
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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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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 ...