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Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
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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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crashes on CM11 and mysterious low space issues

I have several crashes (eg. can't start whatsapp, google play) sometimes clearing cache work. it's seems there is a race on storage the app that gets first cache works others did not. I tried to ...
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Why the file path the phone tells me ,I couldn't find in 'adb shell'?

I used my new Moto X phone, then I encountered a basic problem. It's running Android 4.4.2. I take a photo, and want to send it to my PC. The Gallery app tells me the photo is at ...
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ZTE Nubia Z5 Problem?

I have a Zte Nubia Z5 ("2nd Hand") with a software camera problem (I think is a software problem because the camera works sometimes) The phone has Android 4.1.2. I tried to hard reset the phone but I ...
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No OS and no recovery mode

My OS wasn't working anymore for some reason so I tried to restore it using recovery mode. I had TWRP and after trying a few roms and having it tell me every single time that it failed to install ...
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LG Optimus P500 system essential apps deleted accidentally

I recently rooted my LG P500 successfully. But after that, in removing some bloatware I deleted some of my system apps. After that my notifications area is visible but my home screen and apps screen ...
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Access encrypted internal storage without touch

Is there a way to access the encrypted internal storage without using the display? I damaged the display of my nexus 4 (Android 4.4, cm-11-20140104-SNAPSHOT-M2-mako) and need to access the encrypted ...
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Using ADB with usb debugging disabled, and no root

I have an Android Device running Android 2.3.7 . The device is locked due to exceeding pattern attempts. So now Android is prompting me to enter my gmail id and password. The problem is, the WiFi is ...
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How to batch install apks from computer to android without actually touching my android

I want to batch install apks from my desktop directly. Such as I downloaded many apks on desktop and want to install apks without actually touching my android
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How to recover data via adb?

My phone is huawei u8800 and it keeps restarting as soon as opened. Now it is closed and in adb, I tried adb backup -all but it gave the error now unlock your device and confirm the backup ...
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adb blind backup

I need to repair my Android phone (it is Jiayu G4 with Os 4.0.2) since display is not working. Yet touches are being handled. Could anyone with Android devtools installed at their PC instruct me which ...
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Does adb root command survive reboots?

I am little confused by the behavior of my device recently. I tried to push a file into my unrooted device and it did throw "Permission denied on me". i did adb root and then tried to push the file ...
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How to execute a file via adb command line?

I am trying to root my Motorola Xoom. Root checker pro currently tells me that "Executing this file can grant root access!" So I want to try that. the file is located in system/bin and is called su. ...
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Run native executable in Android

When I install FaceNiff on Bluestack and try to run the executable file from adb shell by ./FaceNiff I get the error: /system/bin/sh: ./FaceNiff: not executable: magic 7F45 I have rooted the ...
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How do I connect Nexus 5 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for USB-debugging

When I connect my device to my Linux laptop (debian-Ubuntu) I don't get any output in adb logcat If I connect it to another laptop it works fine in KDE I can open the Directory and copy files, so ...
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How to change system fonts and Sounds

How to change system fonts using adb and also system sounds using adb? I have sucessfully changed system sounds: adb devices adb remount adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/Unlock.ogg adb shell rm ...
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Pulling dbdata file with not rooted device

The screen of my Galaxy S is broken, so I can't see anything and the touchscreen doesn't work. After a while, I managed to get everything I needed from the /sdcard folder with adb. Now I have some ...
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HTC EVO 3D not appearing on Mac OSX adb

I am having a funky issue connecting my HTC EVO 3D (Running 4.0.3) to my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.1). I have connected this phone using adb and Android Studio for development, using the same cord, same ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and ...
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How to use adb to back up more than 2GB?

I'm trying to back up my Nexus 7 before installing a new factory image. (There is an issue preventing OTA update from succeeding.) But when I run adb backup -f android-nosystem-backup.ab -apk ...
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List of supported A/V and Image Codecs

Using ADB, is it possible to obtain a list of audio, video and image codecs supported on a given device? Whether or not they physically play is another story. I'm just trying to poke the device and ...
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Unable to Install APK Via ADB Shell

pm install /mnt/sdcard/Documents/ClientFrontEnd.apk command excuted on rooted device. This command is working via terminal. but when it comes to installer application it gives error. $ pm install ...
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Android Wifi : How to change network interface used by android

When I boot up my Android Device and go to Wifi settings,the status of wifi remains "Turning Wi-Fi on" forever.I looked up in logcat logs,below is the error that I see. E/wpa_supplicant( 1713): ...
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How to disable screen lock during Android development?

I am developing Android app with my daily phone, I want to turn off screen lock only during development. I can done this manually, but that is too troublesome and sometimes I forgot to enable it ...
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Enabling adb on Beaglebone Black

I have successfully loaded TI-Android pre-built image on a BBB which was downloaded from here. Everything works well on the device. I have been trying to enable adb without much luck. Basic HW and SW ...
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Can I use 'adb tcpip' on Gingerbread devices if I root them?

I have tried using the command adb tcpip 5555 to be able to connect wirelessly to my test devices. It's working fine for devices running Android 4.0+, but every 2.x device (like the Galaxy Ace, ...
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How do I authorize my Galaxy Nexus for adb usage

I have a Galaxy Nexus and the adb thingy isn't authorized. I also can't access into bootloader mode because my volume button is spoilt. =/ Is there anyway I can get into bootloader mode?
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Harden adb on Android 2.3

Actually I was never thinking about leaving my adb debugging enable on my cellphone when going outside. Now on cyanogenmod 10 and newer, it asks me to verify the rsa key of the host, which makes ...
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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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22MB backup on new nexus 5 - too small?

Trying for the first time to root my device, using a Nexus 5 that I just got yesterday. I'm naturally trying to back things up before doing anything that can wipe memory, but the size of the .ab ...
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adb doesn't detect phone on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 PC that sometimes does not detect my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone. The following error message will pop up when I connect the device. Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Unable ...
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Forcing an Android tablet to connect to a wifi from PC

A while ago, I had a tablet (Coby Kyros MID9742), that got shelved when the screen quit (half of the area of the touchscreen won't recognize touches, split among 2 sections). I am trying to repurpose ...
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mount: Permission denied (when mounting /system directory on android device)

I have rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 (Int) using CynongenMod OS. I am trying to install and run an executable file which needs its configuration file to be copied to the /system directory. Now, after ...
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ADB does not see connected Samsung S4

I'm on Windows 7 and have developer options including USB Debugging enabled. I have opened Kies and it recognizes the S4. However when I try adb devices, nothing to be found. It works perfectly fine ...
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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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Use ADB To Lock Phone

I have a security app that needs to be able to activate the default lockscreen but with a passcode. Is it possible to do this with android shell commands?
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Why is my Galaxy S4 still not appearing as a device in Mac OS X

I am trying to solve the problem of having an empty list of devices when running adb devices. Why is it not appearing? I have tried the following to no avail: Installed Kies and ran Tools > Install ...
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Is there a way to backup contents of internal SD, while preserving the file's modification date?

I'm having problems with my internal flash storage (namely not being able to create folders in root, which prevents some apps from working, plus periodic unmounts), and I have tried unsuccessfully to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 adb “device not found”

I'm trying to reinstall Android on my first-gen Nexus 7. I'm using adb to do so because the install is so corrupted I can't even use the touch screen. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have adb and fastboot ...
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Make device available in ADB (Windows 8)

A while back, I asked this question about the ADB. I now have another laptop running windows 8.1 and the problem is the same. Please look at the previous post for details. Please help
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Cant connect S3 with CM 10.2 to adb [duplicate]

I cant get to use adb with my S3 in Windows 7. I am using CM 10.2, when I run adb devices nothing is shown. I also tired adb kill-server and adb start-server I tried in Ubuntu and worked perfectly. I ...
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Android TOP command CPU usage

I'm running a simple command line audio processing program in a shell on my Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2), and want it to consume 100% CPU while it runs. The reason being, if I know it used 100% CPU, I can ...
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How can I get the last dialled number and call duration via adb?

I'm creating a computer system for telemarketing. I'm using adb commands to dial numbers Link Is it possible to get last dialled number and call duration via adb? If it is, how?
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ADB is not detecting my phone (Micromax A35) in CENTOS

ADB is not listing my Micromax a35, but it detects Samsung phones. How can I install Micromax a35 drivers in CENTOS?
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Devices on adb are fluctuating

I have Ubuntu running on a Mac Mini with adb 1.0.31. I am trying to attach 3 devices directly and four devices via a powered hub. Every time devices attached start to fluctuate on adb after some time. ...
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Superuser does not show prompt

Firstly I need to say that I know this topic has been discussed many times but none of answers helped and I think this question is somewhat different than the others. I have tried to root my Android ...
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OS X utility to create stock images

Before I spoil my new HTC One. I needed a little help with the following Create a backup of the recovery Create a backup of the system Create a backup of anything that maybe required to bring the ...
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How to remove a system file using adb shell?

I have an android system file in /mnt/extsd/.And I wanted to delete that file. root@android:/mnt/extsd # ls -l d---rwxr-x system media_rw 1980-01-01 00:00 clockworkmod ...
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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 ...