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Devices on adb are fluctuating

I have Ubuntu running on a Mac Mini with adb 1.0.31. I am trying to attach 3 devices directly and four devices via a powered hub. Every time devices attached start to fluctuate on adb after some time. ...
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Superuser does not show prompt

Firstly I need to say that I know this topic has been discussed many times but none of answers helped and I think this question is somewhat different than the others. I have tried to root my Android ...
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OS X utility to create stock images

Before I spoil my new HTC One. I needed a little help with the following Create a backup of the recovery Create a backup of the system Create a backup of anything that maybe required to bring the ...
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How to remove a system file using adb shell?

I have an android system file in /mnt/extsd/.And I wanted to delete that file. root@android:/mnt/extsd # ls -l d---rwxr-x system media_rw 1980-01-01 00:00 clockworkmod ...
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How to get “Non-Root” access on Emulators ?

I am running adb on emulators and by default, the emulators give root access. When I execute 'adb shell', I get root access to the emulator(virtual device). For some reason, I want to have non-root ...
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HTC One (m7ul) not found by ADB + formatted filesystem = bricked?

So, I'm really hoping that I haven't bricked my phone and that someone can help me figure out how to fix this. I can't remember exactly the steps I took to mess it up so spectacularly, but they ...
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Backup and Restore with Holo ( ADB ) from N4 to another N4 - some questions

I am soon receiving a replacement device for my Nexus 4, that got some problems charging now and then. Some questions regarding Holo Backup: It shall be no problem to restore a "Backup all without ...
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Can't remount /system in rw

I try desesperately to push an app with adb on the /system/app folder (to install the PlayStore on my low cost tablet). So i tried to remount the /system partition with root rights : mount -o ...
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LG G2 Not showing up in adb command even if i check USB debugging

Can someone help me. I still cant find my device in adb command in my LG G2 phone. I've been searching the net. Cant find the solution. Pls help I am using android 4.2
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Some magic to remount /system

First of all: Phone's model is Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini / 6012X Chipset model is MT6572 The short version: The device is in boot loop and to resolve this I must rename a file. The problem is that ...
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How can we see deamon proceses in Android?

How can we see all the daemon processes with their statuses on our android device? Reason for asking is that recently I came to know that adb (Android Debug Bridge) is a daemon process running on our ...
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How can I root my HTC One for T-Mobile using ADB?

I want to use ADB. FastBoot isn't working on my OS X machine. ./fastboot devices lists nothing. ./adb devices shows my device I downloaded SuperSu from the Google Play store but it says it I ...
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Check if an app is installed on the device

I'm trying to use the package name and determine the apk path of an app to check if my app is installed in the device. pathCmd = './adb shell pm path ' + packageName pathData = ...
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Sending linux commands over serial

I have a question about being able to send Linux commands over a serial connection to an Android device. I have heard of putty and tried to use it, but i am ultimately lost with it. Like if I was in ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (d2att) unable to boot after pushing build.prop

First of all, I have a Windows computer and a Samsung Galaxy S III (d2att). I pulled the current build.prop file with >adb pull /system/build.prop build.prop Then, I copied the file on my hard ...
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Help get SC-91JB Android tablet back - restore / recovery

My friend brought me his granddaughter's tablet a couple weeks ago and it was stuck at the Android logo screen, just gray "android" text with white highlight moving across repeatedly. I already had ...
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Can not uninstall standard Android keyboard or get it back working

I want to uninstall the standard Android keyboard com.android.inputmethod.latin. I googled and found multiple threads discussing this problem. What I did so far: 1.) Uninstall via intent -> doesn't ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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Acer Iconia Bricked with reboot loop after root attempt

I attempted to root my Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet and ended up bricking it because of not installing the partition fix apk (Bad tutorial). The tablet is currently in a reboot loop and I've tried so ...
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Device doesn't mount in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Android device (ICS) and it is visible and perfectly usable via ADB in Ubuntu 12.04. However Ubuntu can't mount it. I can't find it on /mnt or /media. How is that possible? I know there ...
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Installing ADB Driver (Manually?)

I'm trying to install ADB drivers for my phone on Windows 8. Previously on Windows 7 I used a driver that is not supported on Win8 and also doesn't work. Debugging option is set. Version 4.0.4 Sharp ...
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ADB can discover devices but not fastboot

I've searched on the web about this problem and it's usually solved by installing the appropriate drivers. Problem is I'm on a Mac. When I plug in my device, it can be discovered when I run adb ...
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Writing to /dev/log/main from command line

It is possible to write encoded messages into /dev/log/main and then see them in the adb logcat output. The command should be executable through adb from the host PC. Ideally, it should look like: ...
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Retrieving contacts from Nexus 4 with broken screen

My Nexus 4 is recognized by ./adb devices when connected via USB. Also USB debugging is enabled. Unfortunately the device isn't rooted so pulling the contacts db file doesn't work as I don't have ...
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Disable browser prompt when using ADB to open an URL

I'm trying to open an URL using the ADB command: ./adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -d URL When I have multiple browser support applications, I'm trying to open this using google ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 1 /sdcard/ folder tree

Hi I am searching for the factory folder tree for Samsung Galaxy Note 1. I want the folder tree, so I can perform adb shell commands to access these directories. In a quest of recovering data. e.g. ...
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Advanced Install Location with ADB

I'm used to setting the default install location using the get-install-location with adb but my new phone technically has two "external" storage devices. So in my storage manager I see: one ...
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ADB on WIFI for Android 2.3.7 [duplicate]

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Gio running MIUI 2.4.20. Is there any way to use ADB over the network?
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ADB won't recognize Sero 7 Pro

I just bought a refurbished HiSense Sero 7 Pro tablet. I have enabled Developer options and turned on USB debugging. When I plug the tablet into my Win7 PC, it fails to install proper drivers (which ...
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Pull or backup only the contacts from Android

My phone is on a bootloope _ soft bricked. I have managed to detect it via adb on recovery mode. So now I want to know the exact command to pull contacts first from the phone to my pc. Is this ...
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Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 1 update via adb? [duplicate]

I am trying to update my soft-bricked Samsung galaxy note 1 via adb. It has the option to apply update from adb side load. Can someone please point me to the correct update zip file?
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adb for bootloop

I am in the middle of trying to understand the correct procedure to recover my data from a phone that went into a bootloop. I installed android sdk, with adb tools. Also installed ODIN (although I ...
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Obtain the Phone Number through ADB

I have a rooted Android device, and I'm set up with the Android Debug Bridge (ADB). I'm having difficulty finding the phone number of the device through ADB. I'm hoping to eventually automate this ...
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Should the sdcard support case-sensitive files?

I've been testing one of my apps to see how it handles filenames in UPPER-CASE. I thought the Android libraries and system was case sensitive for filenames, however I eventually discovered that files ...
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Enable USB debugging on Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD Global with no screen

Before this gets marked as a duplicate please consider that virtually every answer involves vague references to things like 'fastboot' that I honestly don't understand and can't find any information ...
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HTC Evo 4G LTE not found in ADB

I am having a problem with adb not finding my evo 4g lte. I have USB debugging selected. The phone is updated to 3.17, so some of the options, like charge only/disk drive have changed (now i think my ...
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Windows doesn't recognize Nexus 7 in recovery mode

So I have the Nexus 7 (2012). When the tablet is on and USB debugging is enabled, ADB recognizes it. But when I shut it off and put it into recovery mode, then press power and volume up to sideload, ...
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Access desktop files from ADB connected device

Is it possible to access the desktop files from Android device ? The device is connected to the desktop through USB.
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Make a device appear in ADB

I have a Zen Touch 2, a Cyclone Voyager and a Samsung galaxy Fame, all configured for USB debugging. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, the standard ADB obtained from apt-get, and Fastboot ...
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accidental wipe android nexus 4

Well, accidentally ended up formatting a nexus 4 by clockworkmod, was the system and everything else, I've tried various ways to try to recover this brink, worked no more, all require the famous usb ...
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Enable and disable system apps via ADB

Is there any adb command to enable/disable a system app? Thanks
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can't use adb shell in recovery mode

I have a china tablet named Quest. I have accidentally repeated pattern lock more than 5 times. Now I have also forgotten the email address. So for a factory-reset of my tablet I simply booted it ...
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Nexus 7 Stuck on X: Can a backup be done using the .sh file?

My Situation My Nexus 7 2013 won't start up. It gets stuck on the X screen. Since there are pictures on it from my vacation, I would like to get them off before I attempt a factory reset. ...
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Is there any way to dump the Data Usage log through the ADB shell?

The reason I would need to dump these data is because in smalls display (S5301) doesn't fit everything and data is cut. I couldn't do anything to move that graphic. Look, I've searched in Google ...
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How old is the datalog when just starting “logcat”?

When I run adb -d logcat it dumps data from a time before. How old is that data?
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adb restore across different devices, android versions

Once upon a time, I ran this on an Android 4.3.0 Nexus 7 2012 running ParanoidAndroid: adb backup -all -nosystem -apk -shared \ -f backup-all-nosystem-apk-shared-201309132331 Now I would love to ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 won't start up again!

As you may know, you have to backup the TA-partition before you put a custom ROM on the Sony Xperia Z1. I've backupped the partition with this .bat file: ...
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HTC Desire S-Off

My HTC Desire is stuck in a boot loop: HTC Desire Boot Loop I am trying to set S-Off so that I can use the Windows version of ADB and delete some apps/data off the phone memory. I don't want to ...
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How can I enable adbd during boot on Cyanogenmod?

I am stuck during the boot process, at first before entering the passphrase for /data and now at the SIM PIN screen. At this point, adb is inaccessible (normally adbd would start up after unlocking ...
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How to fix “error: device not found” when I try to use ADB

I'm trying to get my phone (JiaYu G3T) working under adb on Windows 8 x64 (worked fine on Windows 7 x64 before reinstalling my OS). Driver Android Composite ADB Interface, version 8.0.0.0, works ...