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Changing DPI with adb

I have a HTC Evo 3D and i want to change the DPI. I am not rooted but I know that using adb and putting the command adb shell wm density 200 I will be able to change my DPI. But i am getting this ...
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Setting up of multiple tablets from out the box

I have the task of setting up 50+ tablets (Binatone Homesurf 744, Yes cheap & cheerful!), which all need the same App installed and same wireless settings entered but require different ...
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Unlock phone with dead screen locked through Android Device Manager

My screen is dead and I want to unlock my phone so I can access it through Kies to backup my pictures. I locked the phone through Android Device Manager setting an easy password (was hoping for an ...
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Can't install .apk via adb to SD Card

Alright, so I've made an Android app that runs fine on the emulator from Eclipse, but I can't get it to install on my actual device. I connect my phone to my PC via USB(USB Debugging enabled), I've ...
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command on adb waits forever

I can successfully execute ADB commands, but if the command has no output the command line just waits there and does not let me enter a new command until I press ctrl-c, the commands do work however. ...
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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Galaxy S4 does not show Authorize USB debugging dialog box

I am trying to follow the instructions here, but my phone never displays the "Authorize USB Debugging" option. On the PC side, adb devices shows that the PC see the device, but it is listed as ...
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Connect to ADB without USB-debugging enabled? (broken screen) [not a duplicate] [duplicate]

I have an Motorola Droid Razr M with a totally broken LCD and slightly broken touch screen. I've been trying to connect it to ADB via usb, but it's not being found and I'm assuming this is because I ...
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Recover LG G2 (VS980) Phone Using Only Sideload

In an effort to resurrect my phone I have tried to sideload a number of things but always end up with one of three options. Oddly, although I "had" TWRP, the only thing I can get is Android System ...
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...
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ADB not recognizing my Micromax Canvas Xpress A99

It seems so obvious to me facing this problem.Before 3-4 days ago i have just updated my a99 from kitkat 4.4.2 to Lollipop 5.0 from the official software updater in the phone. Before updation,I can ...
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What might be the cause of messages like “SoftMJPG:: THREAD Exit routine process” (LG D724 G3, 4.4.2)?

I connected my device (LG D724 G3, android 4.4.2) to adb and I started receiving messages: 03-03 10:42:23.363 284-5950/? D/SoftMJPG﹕ SoftMJPG:: THREAD Exit routine process 03-03 10:42:23.363 ...
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Retrieve files from broken Samsung Galaxy S 4

I ended up stepping on my phone and cracking it to the point where I can see ink (liquid) coming out of the cracks. I need to know if there's some way I can get back photos and files off of it. There ...
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Accessing phone without using adb

Is there a way to access an android phone without using adb though the command line or an external application?
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Unable to connect to adb shell via USB

I have a Karbonn Sparkle V AndroidOve device that was previously getting connected to the adb shell using an USB but after the recent factory restore I am absolutely unable to connect to adb shell. ...
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How to pipe output of dd to a computer via adb shell?

I've accidentally wiped my phone and lost all my photos. I'm going to try to run photorec on an image of my phone. What I'd like to do is somehow something along these lines: adb shell dd if=/data ...
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Asus memopad7 170C, unlocking bootloader fails

I'm trying too root my Asus memo pad 7 (170C), I've tried EVERY method, using KingoRoot, SuperOneClick, Frameroot, motochopper. None of them worked. So I decided to do the rooting stuff myself, first ...
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how can I debug a failed restore from a full adb backup of non-rooted phone?

How can I check / see why a full backup did not work for restoring with adb? The long story: # Hello there, I need some info on how or if it is possible to make use of my full adb restore file or ...
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Control phone with broken screen and no root/adb

I have an old Nexus 4 with a broken screen which seems to be fine otherwise. I would like to use it for something else which doesn't require a screen. But unfortunately it seems like it is stock ...
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Changing resolution problem

I recently used nomone resolution changer to change me tablet resolution with 1920*1080 220dpi. Upon restarting one day all of a sudden i get com.android.systemui and com.android.phone crash. I have ...
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The computer found my phone as adb device but not in adb shell

I recently installed adb and all drivers to rescue my dead phone. I finally found the appropriate drivers and got adb to work, it detected my phone as "015d2995140fee12_PTPADB device" which doesnt ...
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UDP Ports used by an Android Application

I am trying to figure out how to get a complete list of UDP ports opened by a specific PID within a given time interval, on and Android Device. In my current solution I am using a combination of ...
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2.3 Tablet bootloop, trying to pull logfile with root adb [duplicate]

I have an old android tablet (2.3) which I've had for a number of years now. I've been trying to get access to the application data storage, because I had some important documents stored in a notes ...
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Connect to Sony Xperia M Dual with adb/fastboot

I want to ask how to install custom rom on Xperia M Dual I had tried adb and fastboot command in cmd but it shows waiting for device.. Help me please I'm too frustrated
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I tried to install Cyanogen last night. Here are some of the errors that I got that the guide didn't really cover.

It would be cool to get some advice on where I went wrong etc... Computer : Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit for this. Phone : Samsung S3 LTE (i9305) So I installed heimdall from the given link and ...
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Nexus 10 not recognized on Debian Wheezy/mac OS/Windows 8 with adb

I'm trying to connect my tablet nexus 10 + android 4.4 + cyanogen-mod 11 to my desktop computer where I have installed debian wheezy using adb. It worked until some time ago,now it doesn't anymore ...
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Backup device without root access [duplicate]

I am thinking of rooting my device. However, to not lose any data i'd like to somehow backup it. I have taken a look at Helium Backup, but i am not sure how well it will work. What is the best way to ...
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“Mediatek-res.apk” Accidentally deleted

I accidentally deleted mediatek-res.apk. Is there a way we can reinstall that specific file back? ive done several research but failed to do so..ive tried adb but it seems to be not working. can ...
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How to set WIFI proxy via adb shell?

Genymotion 2.2 & Android 4.0 I want to set a global HTTP proxy in Android, and all Apps will go through this proxy. Now I can only do this in GUI as following way: Wi-Fi -> WiredSSID -> Modify ...
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USB Debugging disabled, screen doesnt work. How can I backup my phone? Galaxy s4 [duplicate]

I broke my Galaxy s4's screen and it doesnt work, or show anything. Its just blank. Now my PC doesn't recognize my phone when I connect it, so I can't access the files from my PC to backup my ...
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HTC One M7 - Unauthorized in adb

After 10 hours spent, it seems that I need to remove /data/misc/adb/adb_key file and restart the phone. But how can I do it if phone is not rooted and adb has no access? It's a not rooted HTC One M7 ...
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How to rescue OnePlus One not responding to touch, bootlooping

My OnePlus One has randomly decided to brick itself. It doesn't respond to touch within the recovery (darn, why didn't I use CWM with button controls...) and whenever I try to boot into one of my ROMs ...
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Success in sharing internet connection with desktop PC. How to access web server on port 80?

I have a situation at home, the room where I have my desktop PC, router, printer, etc is being remodeled so I moved my PC to another room. Now the PC is far away from the router but it will be only ...
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Where to find “adb” version 1.0.32 to install on Ubuntu?

My laptop has Ubuntu 14.04 as OS. I installed latest version of "android-adb-tools" available in "Synaptic Package Manager". After installation, adb command --help says that adb's version is 1.0.31. ...
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extSD card does not work after adb push to /mtn/extSdCard

After I run adb push cm-11-20141115-SNAPSHOT-M12-i9300.zip /mnt/extSdCard the command replied me 3949 KB/s (223217798 bytes in 55.194s). After that my micro SD-card is not detected neither by device ...
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Is it possible to power off the device using adb? [duplicate]

Is there any way (command/option) to power-off the device using adb command?
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ADB, root, fastboot help?

I have a non rooted htc, s-on with usb debugging off and can't get into phone to turn it on. I'm wondering if it's possible(and how if so) to turn usb debugging on via ADB? Remember usb debugging is ...
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adb does not reboot my Samsung Galaxy SIII I9300 to bootloader (download) mode!

My device is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and I did a complete factory reset. Device is NOT rooted yet. It works properly. I can do all of following with my device: Power off using device keys. Start ...
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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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ADB Device not found in shell

I am trying to install CWM for my rk2928 device, Here is how I done ; adb devices List of device attached 8AC7QGZ8GA device adb shell shell@android:/ $ adb push flash_image /dev/ error: device ...
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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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ace 2, no download or recovery mode. Bootlooping

I checked out the new lollipop and flashed samsung official rom trough odin. after that i wanted to do wipe(without it my ace2 will bootloop). but I cant get into recovery or even download mode. Even ...
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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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adblog spammed with wifi messages

My adblog is looping theese wifi related messages over and over again, why? I am running LG-D855 with Android 5.0. It seems like no other devices connected to the same wifi network has theese ...
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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 ...