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Grant permissions app Android to avoid root

I want to use an app on Android to modify dpi of mi device. It needs root but i want to avoid It. I have already grant permissions to an app to change the localization of apps that are installed on. ...
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adb command to disable Headsup notification in Android 5.1 [duplicate]

Is there an adb command to turn off the headsup notification at the top of the screen? I get loads of notifications throughout the day, but everytime it popsup I have to wait for it before I can press ...
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push entire folder with ADB

By mistake I deleted the .EXT folder (which contains a file "su") from the system/bin folder of my Android device. Is it possible to use ADB to replace this folder? I have a copy of the Bin folder and ...
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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Need direction on best course of action with an lg16c with Kitkat

I have recently started teaching myself Android systems, and I'm not sure if I bricked or what happened. Now I could seriously use some direction as to the best course of action. Somewhere in the ...
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After OTA update all my data are in shell folder

I have Acer Z530 with Lollipop 5.1, kernel 3.10.65+. I have the 16GB version, without external SD Card. Today I have received an OTA update and after the restart all my data were gone as well as some ...
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adb>shell returns “error: closed” - how to “open” adb shell access through adb sideload

my device got broken but i am still able to connect usb in the stock recovery mode. if i try to start a shell via adb while the device is in recovery mode, i fail. my terminal echos the line: "error: ...
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What is the command to encrypt Android rooted phone directly from the command prompt?

I want to encrypt my Android phone which has an engineering/userdebug binary. Generally it takes around 1 hour, but I heard it can be directly encrypted it with the adb command-line tool. So how do ...
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Copy contacts to sdcard from android 2.3

how to copy my contacts from my sony ericsson wt19i android 2.3 to sdcard? I tried to do this by adb, but does not work. I do it like this: adb devices adb shell su mount -o rw,remount rootfs / ...
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Can't get adb on Macbook to see Pixel C

I'm trying to connect my 2014 Macbook pro to a Pixel C tablet. The tablet has developer settings enabled, usb debugging enabled and unknown sources enabled. 'adb devices' shows nothing and there is ...
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How to check for root access via ADB? [duplicate]

Is there a way to check root status via ADB? Like a command for it or something? So far I've tried pushing some bash scripts that try to mount the system partition and return "Yes" if they succeed, ...
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partition on flash storage via ADB shell

I want to make a FAT 32 partition on unmontable flash because I did something wrong that I can get mount agaim the internal SD of my tablet. So I start with (in ubuntu environment) adb shell cd ...
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Unbrick Lenovo ZUK Z1, after every partition was formatted

Bricked my phone trying to install Cyanogenmod on it. Formatted every partition, including /boot and /recovery. The phone can't: Boot into home screen. Be reached by ADB. Have it's bootloader ...
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xperia z5 broken screen locked need data

I had a sony xperia z5 compact for about 2 weeks until i smashed the screen. I have searched online to find some help to recover my photos and videos taken with the device. I didnt have any cloud set ...
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Recovering files in Android phone, phone stuck in boot loop

My phone is currently stuck in a boot loop. I tried using minimal adb and fastboot but I can't seem to do it. I have also read in some forums that usb debugging should be enable and the phone should ...
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Cannot remove/rename/move build.prop, new insights

I've already asked this question before but I haven't gotten any progress, but did note some things. First the problem again. I soft bricked my phone by editing a line in build.prop, specifically ...
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Cannot remove/rename/move build.prop

I soft bricked my phone by editing a line in build.prop, specifically this one. ro.config.hwtheme=1 to ro.config.hwtheme=0 My phone didn't like that apparantly. It supposedly fixes the xposed ...
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Fully reseting android system on XCover 2

My brother yesterday tried to install some cracked apps and let a virus in his XCover 2 and i'm afraid that he gave it root permissions. It seems like that virus has removed those permissions or ...
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Entering safe mode from adb shell

My question is similar to this one, but I don't necessarily have a powered off device. How can I enter Android' safe mode (or make it boot into safe mode the next time) from within my recovery image? ...
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Execute APK in /data/local/tmp?

I built an APK using Apache's Ant. I also used Ant to install it on a Cyanogenmod device: $ cd Android-PRNG Android-PRNG$ ant debug install ... install: [echo] Installing ...
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ADB Backup does not work for Skype App

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 6. The ROM is stock and not rooted. My bootloader is locked too. When I try to save the Skype data files (chats, messages...) nothing will be saved. adb backup -noapk ...
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Keyboard not shown completely after resizing screen for dead zone

I have a dead touch zone on my phone screen just what OP had in this question: "Resize screen for Dead touch zone" I've managed to reduce screen height successfully but unfortunately part of the ...
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ubuntu fastboot devices not returning anything

I have tried the following for Note 3 running kitkat 4.4.2 Downloaded android sdk and hence using the latest fastboot (adb can see device) Added myself to plugdev grp and setup udev mentioned below. ...
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Cannot use ADB on a bricked phone

I'm trying to unbrick a soft-bricked Android phone, and many tutorials say to use ADB to fix it, but I cannot use ADB or fastboot, since the device is not reconized. It's a Lenovo Zuk Z1, I am running ...
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Pattern-locked Samsung Galaxy with SuperSU and no internet

Some months ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy and installed SuperSU. Stupidly, I'd had believed that the only thing that happens when you enter the pattern wrong too many times is that you have to wait ...
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ADB Drivers: Installation and Use

There is very little documentation available for the ADB driver. I started off trying to install the official thing. No clue on if you are supposed to install the driver listed on the same page ...
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Can I control android through adb ? cannot accept an RSA key through device(broken digitizer)

Hello Fellow android enthusiasts, Happy holidays! I have a rooted LG G2 running android 4.4 with a unresponsive screen, luckily USB debugging was enabled but sadly I cant accept the dialog asking ...
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Rooted device not booting. SU suspected culprit

I have a LG Power (LGL22C) from Tracfone and I recently rooted it. I was in the process of moving the Super User manager from KingUser to SuperSU with SuperSU-Me and it worked (I think), but when I ...
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Adnroid recover data (adb device unothorized)

I am trying to recover data from my phone(s3 mini) which screen is cracked. I want to this using adb. But my device is unauthorized. How can I solve this? I don't have acess to the device therefore ...
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Cannot uninstall an app from adb

I am trying to uninstall an app which came to me with the phone ( an app for senior users - sort of launcher). My device is : LG L70 Android version : 4.4.2 However I cannot uninstall it from the ...
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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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adb doesn't work

I downloaded SDK from the official website. I installed it, but when I try to use it this happens: What mistake did I make? I use Ubuntu 14.04.
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Cannot enter lock screen Android 5.0

I cannot enter my lock pattern because the first row of dots does not accept touch input. The screen should be fine, since I can enter my PIN and and touch in the area everywhere else (camera, before ...
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Accessing my phone whose screen died

My Samsung's screen (Samsung S-III mini) seems to be dead (it suffered mechanical damage at the top, mostly the right corner). I can't really tell if the phone boots completely normally or not, tho ...
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Replace su binary with another one

I have the SuperSU installed (with su binary in /system/xbin), and another su binary compiled from SuperUser sources by myself. I want to replace the existing su binary by my one via the command ...
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Windows 8 does not recognize HUAWEI Y536A1 for debugging

The problem: My device (HUAWEI Y536A1) isn't getting detected in Android Studio The solution: Install the correct usb drivers The problem that arises to the solution: I am not able to...and here are ...
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How to turn off Radio Signal via adb without airplane mode?

As I'm trying to make a script to restart radio signal and I'm not using usb cable for adb, I need to turn off my mobile signal WITHOUT using airplane (because I'm using Wifi Hotspot and Wifi ADB). ...
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How to push gapps via adb to a rooted device

I have a Samsung t355c. A China model of the normal tablet that doesn't have gapps and as far as I get it a locked bootloader. There is no custom recovery for it. Runs 5.0.1 I managed to root it ...
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how to fix permissions on soft bricked phone

I accidentally used root explorer to remove execute permissions from the system folder of my chinese phone (x Tigi A7) android 4.4.4, my phone is stuck in a boot loop, it powers on directly to the ...
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Stuck in fastboot oem unlock (Fly IQ4503)

Trying to install another OS on my Android phone. Fly it isn't so popular phone, so I have lots of problems within installation. Also I used for this my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10. Now I'm trying to ...
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ADB and Fastboot displays different devices

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader of my device, Cherry Mobile Fuze, which is a port of Micromax A96. As seen on the screenshot, is it normal that the ADB displays a device that is different from ...
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Asus Zenfone 2 can't accept RSA confirmation

So, I want to root my Asus Zenfone 2, but there are some problems. I'm trying to use the 'Temporal CWM method' but after I enter 'ACCEPT' in the 'cai_dat'CWM.bat' it throws me this error: I ...
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Wipe /data/ but not /data/media/ through ADB shell or fastboot

I know I can use fastboot -w or fastboot erase userdata, but these erase /data/media/, the internal storage which is located at /data/media/0/..., which I don't want. Is there a way that doesn't ...
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How do I encrypt entire device using ADB only? (4.4.2)

I have a coolpad arise and want to do whole device encryption, the settings way of encrypting does not work and the company has yet to get back to me with anything other than to go to settings, blah ...
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How do I get su binaries installed without access to the system (i.e., using only bootloader- and/or recovery-level operations)?

I am trying to recover my bricked android (lollipop) device. I do not have access to the system. I have sucessfully flashed SuperSU, but I still don't have su binaries installed (I get "su: not found" ...
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Is this the right way to use dd for a full backup?

Sadly my device (sm-g3185) isn't supported by any of the CWM or NANDbackup so I am trying to do a backup manually. I found this thread which tells me to open one terminal (I'm on Arch Linux) and run: ...
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Hot to bypass rsa fingerprint in adb

I have a G3 with a cracked screen/digitizer screen doesn't not work i have twrp installed and phone it rooted and want to connect to it though adb but am not verified with rsa. Is there anyway to ...
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LG G4 not restarting

My device is rooted. It was working fine for months. But suddenly it struck and now its not restarting back. It struck at LG logo. I have no idea why its happening. Also, it is rebooting again and ...
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How to install Nexus 6 / 5X / 6P Drivers in Windows 7 properly where fastboot can see it?

I have the Nexus 5X drivers installed properly on Win7 64bit and it shows up in my device manager as Nexus 5x. I can verify that it gets detected as I see it in chrome inspect page. But when i try to ...
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Open file using a specific App from ADB Command

I tried to open a pdf file using a specific App (let say PDF Viewer X) from ADB command line but it has not been working to date despite searching for the solution in the last 2 days. I used the ...