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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Application not installed (different)

So when I updated my Android to 4.4.2, the default Samsung Gallery app disappeared. Now, I decided to dig into the files of the Android 4.4.2 update and extracted the system.img and found the ...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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How do I enable USB debugging on my broken digitizer nexus 7? [duplicate]

I dropped my Nexus 7 and the screen is broken (I can still see the background image, but the touch-input is broken. Everything else still seems to be working). I'm a noob at android, but I think I ...
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Measuring rendered frame statistics on Android

I have a 2nd gen Nexus 7. There's a adb shell command that can give the time it takes to render each of it's last 128 frames. adb shell dumpsys gfxinfo <package_name> But I want ...
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How to setup a PPP connection between an Android smartphone and a Linux computer?

For testing purposes, I need to connect an Android smartphone to my Linux desktop computer to enable communication between the phone and some servers on the LAN. I can't use Wi-Fi so I'm stuck with IP ...
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Transfer file securely android to pc via LAN

I need a file transfer from android device to pc server.Both of them is in same network.First i tried file transfer via adb.But adb is not secure connection. How do i securely transfer between ...
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Is it possible to cat a file to an android phone and dd to /dev/xxx on the fly with just adb shell?

adb shell dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 > backup.bin works to backup android phone partition to computer but when I want to restore using cat backup.bin | adb shell dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 ...
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adb push very slow in virtualbox

I am running Ubuntu 14 in a vm and when I use adb push to transfer a rom to my sdcard the average speed is 60B/s :) Has anyone a idea how to speed things up?
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Mount /system/app/ using adb (non rooted phone)

Is it possible to mount /system/app/ or to push an apk file to /system/app/ using adb on a non rooted phone? I am trying to use adb push to push an apk file to the aforementioned directory but it ...
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How to start root shell with Android Studio?

I just installed Android Studio. How do I get into root shell on my phone? Or do I have to download ADB separately?
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How to access data remotely in android [duplicate]

Hi I need a bit help of you. My android phone display and Touch screen had broken. i want to recover my all data. Unfortunately My USB debugging is OFF so I can not use adb shell and access my device. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 won't turn on after messing with build.prop

I went to mess with my build.prop to do some stuff and then my device wouldnt turn on. I tried looking everywhere for ways to fix it but none will work because it keeps ending with when im in cmd with ...
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Cannot find HTC One in ADB, SD card not mounted, incorrect kernel for installed ROM, no backup

Pretty much what the title says. I have messed up big time. Because I am switching carriers, I have to switch back to the stock ROM. It is stuck at the loading screen, most likely because of a kernel ...
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Identifying an unknown Android tablet through adb/shell without relying on build.prop

I obtained a cheap unbranded tablet from a friend, without a box or anything and I need to figure out what kind of tablet it is, through software. What I've established so far is that the tablet is ...
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Factory reset a bricked device on adb

My phone is stuck on android logo. What i want is to factory reset my phone. I can not do anything else than rebooting my phone Recovery is not available What i tried : (My phone is rooted)
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“Windows was unable to install your Nexus 7.” I'm having troubles getting the drivers to work in a way that allows me to run to device

My goal: I want to be able to run to device from an IDE, like eclipse/intellij. My problem: I cannot get the usb drivers to install. I have tried many guides, but they all fail at the step where I ...
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Htc one m7 International not recognized in adb mode

I have an htc one m7 running bootloader hboot 1.56. I unlocked the bootloader via htcdev.com The bootloader now shows Unlocked My phone is recognized in adb when the phone is turned on. But when i go ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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CLI commands in android?

Since Android is linux, cant i use standard linux commands inside android? I know there are applications that allow for a "Command Line Interface" (CLI). I also imagine that adb would provide access ...
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Sending intents with adb with ACTION_VIEW, setData, and putExtra?

How do I convert the following java code to an adb command? Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW); intent.setData(Uri.parse("com.glass.videoglass://")); intent.putExtra("startFromWS", true); ...
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Enable usb debugging mode from adb under clockworkmode “Broken digitizer” [duplicate]

My friend brought me a Xtreamer Q mobile phone with broken screen, clockworkmode is working, but USB debugging mode is disabled, I found some posts about how to enable it from adb i tried them and ...
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Is it possible to adb connect android via wifi without configuring port on android?

I can connect via wifi by typing these codes in android terminal - setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd start adbd and connect ip:port on PC adb .. it is connected .. Is there any ...
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ADB backup is not working

I just tried to make a backup from my Nexus 5 (before installing CM 11) It is unlocked but not rooted. On PC side I'm working with Ubuntu 13.10. When I type adb backup –all -apk -nosystem –f ...
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How can I syncronize android time with machine via ADB

How can I update android time via ADB? I know I can run this comand via windows cmd: adb shell date -s 20140414.130000 But I need to synchronize the time with my windows machine. Is this possible ...
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Manually switch from ART to Dalvik

I wanted to try out the new ART runtime, but didn't realize my custom ROM doesn't support it. So now I am getting recurring Force Closed messages after booting, and can't get through to the settings ...
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How can I manage “desktop” icons

I want to remove all the icons on the desktop, (and also in the bottom bar) and place new ones via ADB. My script already removes all the apps, but icons/shortcuts remanin there! Is there any command ...
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What does the command `adb sideload FILE` do?

I am reading a tutorial on the sideload command at link. It contains the steps of rebooting into recovery mode and using adb sideload [file].zip. My question is that what does sideload actually do ...
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How can I enable USB debugging on my HTC One with Android 4.4?

I have recently updated my HTC One from the stock 4.3 firmware it came with to the stock 4.4 firmware via an OTA update. Since this update occured, I am no longer able to connect to the device with ...
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Uninstall app without deleting data

I am building an app that receives updates from a server. So at the beginning of the app, a download occurs. However, this thing is getting a bit annoying since whenever I want to test a new build, I ...
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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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Help with this ADB REVERSE Tethering Script?

I added the functionality to automatically turn on reverse tethering after many fails: Now i only enter t into terminal alias t='r && sz $tether && r && sz $n' tether='am ...
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Please explain this weird response to adb command

127|root@android:/ # find / -iname "aaengine" find: /proc/19619: No such file or directory I dont know why I got told about some file I never known about when ...
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Is there a way to format sd card I can't see on a android device?

I tried to format my sd card by copying /dev/zero into it (low level format, dd if=/dev/zero ...) and unfortunately it went wrong (Ended up with return code 1) and now I can not connect this card to ...
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adb push command gone very wrong D: cant revert!

adb push kernel.zip /sdcard overwrote the sdcard folder (which is a symlink to /storage/sdcard0 ) with the kernel.zip renamed as sdcard! Then I improved my command to `adb push kernel.zip ...
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Go to recovery mode on device without volume key

Is there a universal way to enter recovery mode on an Android device with only one turn on/off button? I have a tablet (Navon Raptor 7) like this and I can't figure it out. An other problem is that ...
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I can reverse tether now by using alias but it stops on adb shell command

I made some aliases to quickly reverse tether. alias t='r && sh && n' alias n='netcfg rndis0 dhcp' alias sh='ad shell' alias r='ad kill-server && ad start-server' alias ...
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How to check where an app is sending data over internet on Android?

How to check where an app is sending data and making requests over the internet on Android? Is this possible with ADB or something else? I want to monitor an app for data it is sending over the ...
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ADB not recognizing Moto G

I've recently acquired a Motorola Moto G, and I plan to use it for development. I downloaded ADT, updated the SDK tools and the KitKat platform, but Eclipse still doesn't recognise my device. I'm ...
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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Stuck in Fastboot?! Help please!

I tried to get CM11 on my LG G2 on Bell Canada's network and I really messed it up. I can no longer get into recovery, adb doesn't see my phone, but download mode works (though I have no idea how to ...
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Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
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Adb can't see my device - PAP5400

When I connect my Prestigio PAP5400 DUO to my PC, ADB cant find it. I think the driver is wrong but I can't find right one. I have tried installing many drivers. PS: I have debugging mode ...
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crashes on CM11 and mysterious low space issues

I have several crashes (eg. can't start whatsapp, google play) sometimes clearing cache work. it's seems there is a race on storage the app that gets first cache works others did not. I tried to ...
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Why the file path the phone tells me ,I couldn't find in 'adb shell'?

I used my new Moto X phone, then I encountered a basic problem. It's running Android 4.4.2. I take a photo, and want to send it to my PC. The Gallery app tells me the photo is at ...
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ZTE Nubia Z5 Problem?

I have a Zte Nubia Z5 ("2nd Hand") with a software camera problem (I think is a software problem because the camera works sometimes) The phone has Android 4.1.2. I tried to hard reset the phone but I ...
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No OS and no recovery mode

My OS wasn't working anymore for some reason so I tried to restore it using recovery mode. I had TWRP and after trying a few roms and having it tell me every single time that it failed to install ...
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LG Optimus P500 system essential apps deleted accidentally

I recently rooted my LG P500 successfully. But after that, in removing some bloatware I deleted some of my system apps. After that my notifications area is visible but my home screen and apps screen ...