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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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Disable Camera on Android using ADB Shell

I am using 4.1 JB Rooted Device & want to completely disable Camera on my mobile as it is not allowed at my work place. Currently I am using 'Disable Camera device' app but one can easily Enable ...
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How to use dd in linux to create a disk image of android [duplicate]

First of all, is it possible to use dd in linux to create a disk image of android cell phone disk? If so, what should be the step? Should I use adb?
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How to setup ADB for TCP on Galaxy S3 with broken USB port

I have a SGH-I747 phone that has a problem with the USB port (it will charge, but is never recognized so no ADB. Phone was actually sent to Samsung and they stated 'Beyond repair - gross ...
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How to put a ROM on read-only /sdcard, while adb shell not working (HTC One X)

I've been searching my _ off for two days now to find a solution for my problem, but I can't find one working for me. What I do have right now: NO working ROM (I believe because of a failed atempt ...
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adb backup that operates similar to dd

Do adb backup methods contain those that operate similar to how dd backups data? So I want to know if adb backup method that hard-copies every bit of disk exists. If it does not exist, is there any ...
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Issue with the adb shell on a tablet 20080411

Hello i am trying to fastboot my tablet serialno 20080411 my problem is when i try to acces in the shell of the tablet that happens the problem, i try to make a ls the system said /system/bin/sh: ls: ...
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Kindle Fire's actual name on the ADB Devices List Not user-friendly

When I connect my Kindle Fire and give the "adb devices" command this is what pans out: aneesh@nb-14:~$ adb devices List of devices attached D026A0A0305501NC device If there is no other USB ...
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fastboot doesn't see device

I've read a lot of articles about this problem but I can't resolve it. I decided to install my developer application on phone using wifi. To do this I need to do some things with my phone. The first ...
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How to find files related to a process

I was using adb shell to have a peek at what's going on a Sony Xperia Z phone. I've noticed a few services (e.g. com.sonymobile.socialengine.plugins, com.google.android.youtube, etc.). I'd like to ...
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Problems with a linsay f-10hd cosmos locked [duplicate]

so I have this tablet linsay f-10hd Specs 10.1 " 0S: 4.04 Google Android CPU: 1.5 Ghz CORTEX A-8 1 GB RAM 4 GB Hard Drive Internal Memory Web CameraBuilt in 3-D acceleration, 3-D Effect 2160 P HD ...
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Activate Device Administrator via ADB

Is it possible to activate Device Administrator via ADB command instead of tapping "Setting -> Security -> Device Administrators --> Select App --> Activate" on handheld? If it's possible, how?
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ADB RSA key popup not showing on Nook Tablet with official CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies

I have a B&N Nook Tablet (my only Android device) with CyanogenMod 10.1 official Nightlies installed on it. I am trying to use ADB, I tapped on build number, opened dev options, and enabled USB ...
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no adb devices detected after failed revert to Android

Just a few days ago I tried to revert my Asus Nexus 7 wifi back to Android from Ubuntu Touch Preview and made a mistake somewhere. To sum up, now my device has no OS on it so it will only show the ...
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adb backup disabled on phone

I am attempting to run an adb backup to my computer from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, version maguro, v4.2.2 (I guess it's worth mentioning I'm running Windows 7 on my computer). I have tried this with ...
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Terminal or ADB command to force-stop applications

What is the terminal or adb command to force-stop an application? Like for freezing we use pm disable application_name.
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Windows wont install android USB driver automatically or manually

I've had all sorts of problems getting ADB to run in the past so I generally know how to trouble shoot this but now I can't get windows 7 to recognize or install the USB driver when I plug it in. It ...
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VNC style connection over ADB?

Could I connect to a device over USB ADB, get a shell and then launch a VNC type graphical connection where I can use that device? I have a android device at a customer remote premises and I want to ...
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How to install Android Composite ADB Interface

Having trouble with this line on this tutorial: "In your Android SDK directory, at \extras\amazon\kindle_fire_usb_driver, run KindleDrivers.exe, and then follow the instructions on the screen." ...
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Trouble installing ADB correctly, Kindle will not show up in device manager

Currently using kindle fire HD 7.3.1 7" and would like to be able to add google play but when ever i try to install adb it says that I correctly installed it. I have both ADB turned on in the kindle ...
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A way to get the current resolution size and DPI from the command line/terminal/adb?

I've got adb access to my android phone. So I know that I can override screen density and screen resolution with the am command provided with Android. That's great and dandy, I guess. But is there a ...
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ADB without USB connection [duplicate]

The micro-USB port of my Xperia Arc with ICS it's broken. How can I enter to ADB by wireless, without connecting the cable? I am not root, and I need to enter to ADB to root my phone. I can connect to ...
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adb restore time

I want to use the adb restore . I use adb restore to restore a backup. But my problem after some delay if i don't click ok, the mechanism restore stops. I want my restore do not stop. And if possible ...
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How to Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under ...
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Disable Backup Service in Android Emulator

I'm trying to replace sms and contacts database on Android emulator with some other (extracted from other phone). I've already succesfully pushed files into emulator (using adb push), but I have to ...
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No Permissions Error Regardless of sudo or shell

I have a Huawei comet u8150 That I decided to root seeing as I'm stuck with it for the time being. I rooted it last night, Flashed Clockwork Mod Recovery 5.0.2 and Installed CyanogenMod 7 for the ...
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Can I send Ctrl+C to Android terminal from Windows Powershell?

Adb shell should let me Ctrl+C to exit a command like top. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work in Windows. Is there a workaround?
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Cant see device with lastest adb.exe version but I can see it with an old adb version in Windows

My device is a Wolder Manhattan 7" Android tablet which is a clone copy of BQ Pascal 2. In order to get root and use adb, most guides use the BQ Pascal 2 Windows drivers for Wolder Manhattan: ...
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How to switch off HDMI

I have an android box with a HDMI port. Im connecting it to a projector. To the same projector Im also connecting a PC via VGA cable. Now I want to give my box a command to switch off the HDMI port, ...
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Android does not boot because of missing apk files in system/app folder

I moved the question from http://stackoverflow.com/q/15872848/1665807 I have a rooted Huawei u8825d phone.I want to know if there were no apk files in "/system/app/" folder. So,I moved these apk ...
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ADB shows unknown device

I've been developing in several Android devices since now but this one has me totally puzzled. ADB in Windows detects the device just fine, but I cannot make ADB recognize this device in Linux (Ubuntu ...
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Android ADB drivers installation error

I am trying to install the usb adb drivers. I turned the debugging mode on in the settings of my phone, connected to the PC. I click update drivers and manually selected the folder where the drivers ...
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Non-root backup with multiple users (non-owner or secondary users)

I really did spend some time researching this and was surprised to not find any answers (this great thread doesn't address this problem at all.... I'm trying to recover from my unfortunate situation: ...
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Is there any adb shell command to focus camera?

I would like to record some movie on my desk but camera doesn't focus so I would like to force my phone to camera focus. Is it possible?
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How to get my tablet listed by adt

When I run adb devices from my Windows XP machine there is nothing listed. The tablet's Vendor ID is 18D1 and the Product ID is DEED. It gets enumerated as a USB device with a name MID. When I enable ...
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Installing ADB drivers for Micromax A89 Ninja - Windows 8

Micromax does not provide any drivers for its phone - Micromax ninja a89. We are trying to use the phone for development and are unable to install device driver in windows 8. We tried the adb ...
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how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
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Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a clone of a tablet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a copy of tablet? In fact I want to recover the contents of a tablet using adb backup and then install it on the tablet that have the same type with ...
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How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default

I am following this tutorial for moving apps to sd card. How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default But My Default Location is not changing. And My Phone Memory is full and unable to ...
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Can't seem to configure my phone to download to SD card by default

Well, I have a Motorola Razr I and, as expected, my internal storage was pretty limited (only 5 gbs). Of course, I already had a SD card which I inserted into my phone to expand it's memory to 25 gbs ...
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Do I need adb? Whats wrong with terminal?

I'm pretty new to Android, but I have a bit of linux understanding. Do I need to use adb and do I need to type adb before every command? I have SSHDroid running on my GS3. I open my regular linux ...
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Is there a minimal installation of ADB?

When it comes to troubleshooting, I often read recommendations like "Use adb logcat to find some more details". Looking for a good way to backup all my apps including their data, Full Backup of ...
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Problem with attaching Archos device on Ubuntu

On my laptop I have Ubuntu 12.04. 1) mounting the tablet $ sudo mkdir /media/tb $ sudo chmod 777 /media/tb $ sudo mount /dev/sdc /media/tb 2) downloading and updating Android SDK $ cd ~ $ wget ...
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How do I patch the Android ADB driver?

Headaches with Android SDK again! I know how to set up the Android SDK. I have done this multiple times over the years. And I had to do some patching of the driver for the ADB every single time! I ...
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The process has stopped unexpectedly - recovery

When I start my tablet Archos 7 Home tablet it shows this message box: Sorry! The process android.process.acore ...
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ADB driver MK808 installed but ADB is not working

I wish to setup ADB for MK808 I used Moborobo and it installed ADB driver. When I connect MK808 I see "ADB Interface - ADB Device" in Device Manager (instead of unknown device MK808B) I added ...
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Control Android with broken screen from PC

My rooted Galaxy Nexus has a broken screen. How can I use my PC (ie, via ADB) to control the phone? androidscreencast would be the ideal solution, but its keyboard/mouse control feature does not work ...
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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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Backup using ADB without root or usb debugging

I have a Nexus S (on android 4, not rooted) device who's not able to boot. It opens and get stucks to the X screen. I can only access the recovery mode. I tried to backup data via ADB, but the phone ...
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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 ...