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adb connection problem on Kubuntu 13.04 x64

I'm facing a problem with ABD connection under Kubuntu 13.04 x64. Every time I try to push/pull/shell ls the adb disconnects from device. I tried the following solutions: Added device ID into ...
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Using adb backup to recover files in Android

I encountered a situation similar to the question: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. From the previously linked question, is there away that I ...
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What can I do to save my Samsung Galaxy from a bootloop?

I have a relatively old phone that I would like to make some use of again. It's the GT-I9000, and it's currently stuck in a bootloop. I'd like to install CyanogenMod on it. I've already flashed it ...
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My phone's screen died but it still works. How can I get the text messages from it? [duplicate]

People are still sending me texts even though I can't read them. I've gotta get a replacement quick, but I also need to get the important texts I missed. Is there any way I can get them through my pc? ...
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How do I get my Nexus 7 to show up in the adb devices list?

So I have a Nexus 7 that I'm trying to connect to my Windows computer for debugging over adb. Adb works fine with my phone, but when I plug in the tablet and run adb devices in Windows I get an empty ...
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How install gapps with adb commands

How can I install google apps with adb commands ? I don't know how to unzip . I used busybox. But it is not useful. Please guide me . Thanks to all and everythings. :)
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Android Dongle ADB Shell Recovery Segmentation Fault

I am trying to wipe out data from android dongle with help of ADB commands. When I typed ADB shell command then it will provide me root@android:/#. Now when I type recovery or recovery wipe_data in ...
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How I shutdown Android phone with adb command?

How do I halt an android phone using adb command? I can reboot, but I don't know how to halt. I tried shutdown -k wait command, but it did not work.
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how to change input method with ime command

I want to know how to change input method using the command line. Any ideas? Sorry for my english. I have tried this: C:\Users\admin>adb shell shell@android:/ $ ime list -a ime list -a ...
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No-name i.onik android tablet not recognized by adb — adb devices empty

I have followed various instructions and finally was able to connect my ZTE Blade to my Ubuntu laptop for USB debugging. The same setup does not work when I exchange the phone by my "no-name" i.onik ...
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Is there a USB driver for the alacatel onetouch 983?

I have purchased an alcatel one touch 983 running android 2.3.7 for development purposes. So it is critical that I can view logcat messages and connect to it from eclipse via USB. But so far I have ...
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'adb devices' is not listing my phone

I am trying to do a full backup of my Galaxy Note 4.1.2 phone using the adb command. t says it couldn't connect to my device. Then I did a 'adb devices' and there where no listed devices. My Windows ...
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No ADB connection to Transformer Prime TF201 on 4.1.1

ADB connection to Transformer Prime TF201 on 4.1.1 With USB Debugging disabled I can see the TF as expected. With USB Debugging enabled I can see an entry under Device Manager for ASUS Transformer ...
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`adb shell ime list` commands - Please clarify!

What do the following two commands mean adb shell ime list -s adb shell ime list and why don't the return anything at all? See code below: aneesh@nb-14:~$ adb shell ime list -s aneesh@nb-14:~$ adb ...
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Flaw in `adb shell ime list -a`?

I wanted to understand how to work with IMEs. More precisely, I was trying to figure out how to disable in a single command one can disable all the input methods so that the hardware keyboard takes ...
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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 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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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 ...