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Install app without touchscreen or ADB?

My phones digitizer seems to have gone bad (after 5hrs of few app updates and 3hrs of a fall, working twice after that for 10minutes). It doesn't seems that the USB Debugging option is enabled on the ...
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Android ADB connect to device with broken USB and no root

I've read through the thread below and come across 2 solutions for connecting a device with ADB. Android - Run/install/debug applications over WiFi? The first is to use USB, and this isn't an ...
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How do you remove permanent adb authorization?

I have a Nexus S running Cyanogen 10.1.2 (Android 4.2.2). I require adb authorization, but I accidentally "permanently" authorized a device. How do I remove the "permanent" authorization, so that ...
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Can “adb remount” be used on a stock phone (unrooted)?

Is it possible to use adb remount with a standard firmware and without having rooted the device? If not, is there another way to force the system to make /system writable without rooting the device?
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How to prevent data extraction from rooted phone via adb?

I've a question regarding security in a rooted device. Being superuser means that you can access the /data/data directory, and that's a lot of personal data (I think it is almost all the data there ...
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USB drivers for using ADB with Samsung Galaxy S on CyanogenMod 7.1?

I recently installed CyanogenMod 7.1 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and I have some problems now to get ADB on my Windows 7 64-bit computer to recognize the device. Currently, adb devices returns no ...
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A way to get location coordinates from command line

I'm looking for a command line, or a series of commands that can dump or list the latitude and longitude on a rooted device. I connect to a device using ADB shell. A way that will cause the ...
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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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Edit hosts file on Kindle Fire

I'm trying to edit the hosts file on a Kindle Fire. I should say that I'm not interested in rooting the device (unless I have to) and am not trying to hide adverts or prevent software updates etc. I ...
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What is the applypatch tool and how does one use it?

I recently stumbled upon the applypatch tool, but I couldn't find any documentation for it online. Here is the usage output (this is after typing adb shell) shell@android:/ $ applypatch --help ...
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Prestigio Multipad USB debuging

I am having troubles with Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B. I enabled USB debuging in Settings, but when I plug in my device to a computer and start adb devices, it does not recognize it. Does anybody have ...
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Can't connect to the device with ADB when it's in recovery mode

I am having some problems with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and I want to start an fschk session on the device. So, I installed Android SDK with platform-tools. I can access to the device when it's normally ...
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adb push and mount problems

I'm using Android 2.3.3 and I want to copy the iwconfig file to /system/xbin. First I tried doing it with adb push using this: adb push iwconfig /system/xbin But in return I had: failed to copy ...
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Do I need Android SDK to connect my phone in USB debug mode?

I'm following the steps provided here to root my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S). I install the USB drivers in the link provided. Whenever I connect my phone, I get the error There was a problem ...
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ADB command to wipe data the phone?

I have 200 Russian Phones to flash with UK Firmware. Now when i flash the UK firmware through Odin, it works fine but Russian firmware is still on it, however it does become UK if i factory reset the ...
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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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Howto get device's features with adb

Howto get device's features with adb - e.g. whether it has accelerometer, screen is capable landscape mode... These values are set in XML during build: <feature ...
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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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How to “adb connect” to Samsung Galaxy Tab (P3100)?

I am trying to connect to my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab P3100) through network. > adb connect 10.0.0.2 unable to connect to 10.0.0.2:5555 > adb connect 10.0.0.2:5555 unable to connect to ...
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Backing up everything on my kindle fire with ubuntu before installing firefirefire, can't get past Hellions with blue flames when rooting

I'm trying to follow this post in order to install firefirefire on my kindle fire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1369405&page=1 I'm at the part at the beginning of the guide ...
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Fail to install CM13 on Oppo Find 7a

I would like to install Cyanogenmod 13 on my Oppo Find 7a. I am following the instructions from CM wiki. I am using a laptop with Linux (LMDE2). I fail to install a TWRP recovery. Fastboot seems to ...
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touch screen and usb not working: any way to remotely control my phone?

I recently had my phone water damaged during my vacation. The phone still boots up but it doesn't respond to any touch input. When connecting to PC, a notification would appear on my PC that the ...
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Can you dump the contents of your phone (os + apps + data) and run that in an emulator/Android Studio?

Is there a way to dump the contents of your phone (OS + apps + data) and run them on a PC in an emulator of some sort? I feel like there are security implications to being able to do this but with ...
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Does adb backup include contacts?

Does the command: adb backup -all -f backup.ab include contacts in the backup?
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windows 8 - keeps disconnection samsung from computer

I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 8 and I have a problem with the USB-connection. When I plug-in my samsung galaxy s3 to the computer - a symbol pops-up and the adb-client can comunnicate ...
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Colored output in adb, e.g. for ls command

Is it possible to have colored output in adb shell, e.g. for the ls command? I've tried ls --color=auto . etc, but that doesn't seem to work. Colored output, however, works in adb shell, e.g. with ...
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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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error with adb push

Hi I want to push an APK Expansion file to my phone so I am executing: C:\Users\dogface\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>adb.exe push c :\main.1.com.redcricket.Audiobook.obb ...
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adb shell mount command: documentation?

I'm creating a guide for noobs on editing the SystemUI.apk on the US Galaxy S3. But, before I post the guide, I want to make sure I know my stuff! I'm looking to learn about ADB (and ADB shell) and ...
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Can't connect an already booted device to adb

Every time I want to connect my phone to adb via USB I need to turn it off, plug the cable and turn it back on. Is this the right way to go or am I missing something? Documentation doesn't seem to ...
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Galaxy S2 - Accessing Internal phone memory in Recovery Mode

How can i access to Internal Storage in Recovery mode using Android Debug Bridge (ADB.exe) ? C:\Users\MohammadReza\Desktop\platform-tools>adb devices List of devices attached 4F58000600000001 ...
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Deleting Pictures through adb - Yet They Remain in Gallery

I'm attempting to write a script to test out a camera for long periods of time, and one of the issues right now is the fact that it runs out of space when pictures are taken. My initial approach is to ...
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How to mount system in rw mode if no custom recovery

When I changed my build.prop for spoofing another device model, I copied build.prop from another device having gingerbrad but my system is froyo. When I rebooted, I lost my internet connection. It ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus — adb drivers

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus tablet on my hands, and I am trying to test my "large" scale layouts. The device shows up in harddrive mode on my computer (Win XP), but adb does not recognize it ...
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How to make Android Amoled screen to display colours for hardware testing, through commands?

In hardware testing i want to display colours like red, green, blue etc.., on the android screen i.e., Amoled display. Can you help to do this through commands and how the invoke the android display ...
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adb pull - copy whole folder to computer

How do I copy a folder from my android device to a certain folder of my computer? if I use this command: adb pull efs It copies the contents of the efs folder to my computers root directory. I ...
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How can I get the refresh rate via ADB?

How can I use ADB to get the refresh rate of a device's screen? For context: I'm working on a python script that is going to display how many dropped frames occurred while it was measuring. In order ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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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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Unlocking Nexus 4 with cracked screen [duplicate]

Recently a short fall broke not only my Nexus 4's cheap phone case, but the digitizer as well. The LCD and everything else is perfect, however the touch screen only works on the top quarter of the ...
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How can I find out which bands my phone supports

Background: I recently bought the Padfone X, and have been attempting to get it on my network. Part of this effort has been verifying information I have found online which claims that it supports LTE ...
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How to end call via adb in android 2.2.1?

Im creating small call center like system based on pyadb. I was developing for my phone which has custom SlimKat ROM - kitkat based. To call i do :adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.CALL -d ...
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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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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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Why is adb backup with system apps unsafe? (Holo backup)

In holo backup, adb backup with system apps is said to be unsafe. I was and am not sure why it is. But I tried it anyway, and slept then when I woke up in the morning, my computer crashed. So I am ...
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Is it possible to pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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Backup and Restore using adb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New phone: How to transfer game progress? I recently got a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I am wanting to transfer my Jetpack Joyride game progress from my old HTC Legend. There ...
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Can the on-board ADB Server find the device itself?

I know that Android devices have an on-board adb server. I am able to start the server through the terminal emulator and run adb commands, but the device itself does not show up in the device list. ...
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How can I use su again after OTA-upgrading my rooted phone?

I had previously rooted my droid when it was running 2.2 froyo. Using the OTA upgrade, i got a gingerbread (2.3.4) for my phone. As obvious, the root privileges were gone..but the superuser app and ...
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Up and down arrows in adb shell

I have an HTC Desire HD. When I connect to it with adb shell from Windows, the up and down arrow keys work fine and I get command history. But when I connect to it from Mac OS, the up and down arrows ...