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Forgot Oneplus One pin. How to enable usb debugging?

I forgot my oneplus one pin. I have tried using google device manager and have tried putting in my pin (150+ times) to be prompted for my google account. I was thinking if it would be possible for me ...
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Reviving my Bricked Tablet via adb and Samsung's Download Mode

Okay, here's the story: I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". The OS doesn't matter, because it's gone. I had lollipop 5.0.2, decided to root it. OK, rooted it fine. Then decided to get CyanogenMod on ...
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Samsung USB Driver for Windows 10 - Android Studio

I've got an issue setting up the AVD in my Android Studio as Intel HAXM is not working with my Windows 10. So, I am trying to debug and run my projects with my Android device. However, after trying to ...
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Process List of Charging Powered Off Device

Is there any way to access or log the process list when the phone is off, but plugged into my computer charging? I'd like to see what system processes are running when the phone is connected to a ...
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Android Studio says: “No device connected” yet I already tried many possible solutions

Running Windows 7, and I have just downloaded the latest Android Studio version, and started a project. Now I'd like to test the application on my device but Android Studio says on the bottom left "No ...
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How to use ADB to list remote directories?

I used adb push lol.png /storage/sdcard0/ to push a test file to my Galaxy S6, and the file was transferred successfully while failed to show up in my Android File Transfer. This is probably due to ...
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Android Highscreen Alfa R stuck in recovery mode, help?

today the phone got stuck during normal usage and I had to unplug the battery in order to restart it. However, it is stuck in recovery mode. Selecting any option given by the recovery will just close ...
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LG Escape 2 - bricked

I tried running a script that I got online. I downloaded the whole file which included the .bat file. I tried running the .bat file while forgetting that I needed to download the drivers (from the ...
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Error: package x.x.x is unknown, for “run-as (classname)” command on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running Android 4.4.2

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, Android 4.4.2. As a developer, I need to be able to see my files in /data/data/(classname), but I don't want to root my tablet. Found out one can read ...
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Is Wireless ADB possible? [duplicate]

Is there, how can I setup, a form of wireless adb? I would like it control and logcat my device whilst it is borrowed by others.
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How to backup media without logging into the phone?

The screen of my phone is not responding. I tried to restart the phone but this didn't correct the problem. Now, I can't access it, and log in to my phone, so I probably need to take the phone to the ...
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turn the speakerphone on a call? ADB Shell

I'm trying to find a command in adb shell that lets me turn on the speakerphone when I start a call. First I make the call adb shell service call phone 1 s16 "" s16 "#####" the call starts and I ...
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ADB full backup restore command stuck on restoring app Clean Master

I have a full backup file using adb backup command. When I try to restore the full backup file using adb restore command it always displays "Unfortunately Clean Master has stopped working" while ...
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Nexus 5 not detected by ADB

When trying to connect to my Nexus 5 (5.1.1) in Android Studio (1.0.1) my device is not found. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro. In the [SDK]/platform-tools directory I ran the command: adb devices ...
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ADB Wi-Fi connection disconnects when device goes to sleep in Moto G 2014

I can connect the device via USB and manage to play the app from Android studio without issues. Then I do adb tcpip 5555 and adb connect <IP_ADDRESS:PORT> without problems. Same goes for running ...
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Does adb pull verify files automatically?

Does adb pull verify files automatically? For instance, does it check the hash/checksum of pulled files to see whether they were pulled correctly? I'm guessing it does, but I haven't found an answer ...
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Cannot install Google Camera on Nexus 5 running CM 12, neither from Play Store, nor with ADB

I need to reinstall Google Camera, and I tried to remove it via Settings -> Applications. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it back via Play Store, it said: Unknown error code ...
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Samsung sidesync run from pc

my phone's lcd and touch is broke, and I'm trying to use samsung sidesync to access phone. Problem is that that I can't run sidesync app. I have tried to use ADB but I'm 100% sure that I have disabled ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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ADB restore for a single package fails in Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NU

I have a simple script to keep two tablets in sync for a single application's data. Specifically, I run a backup without the APK (I just want to sync the data) i.e. adb backup -noapk com.some.app I ...
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File copied to /system/bin keeps disappearing

After copying Sqlite3 to by /system/bin folder, the file disappears. I can successfully change the folder to rw and modify the file properties on sqlite3. However, as soon as I remount my /system as ...
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Cannot connect Nexus 7 to computer to see internal storage after flashing Cyanogenmod

I've managed to flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 onto my Nexus 7 2012 to give it a new lease on life, but now I can't connect it to my PC to view it as a storage device! The Nexus 7 shows up as a "media device"...
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Button to allow ADB backup not working

I have a Oneplus One running CyanogenMod 12.0. (Based on Lollipop 5.0) I'm trying to create a backup using ADB. I executed the command, and it gave me the usual prompt to unlock my phone and allow the ...
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/system/bin/mediaserver and /system/bin/drmserver dont want these but Android disagrees

I used this link Use Adb to disable Media Server hoping to permanenenly disable the battery hogging media server process . It did not work Mediaserver still runs on my Android 4.4 Jiayu S3 phone as /...
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How to delete SU binaries without root?

My Android device used to be properly rooted, I had root access to things, but the root manager (old version of vRoot, no computer) was a virus. So, I deleted the root program and I was gonna root ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 - no adb devices

I wanted to install a custom ROM on my old Galaxy S4 I9500. I installed CWM recovery at first with Odin, and it worked really well. Thereafter, I tried side-loading or pushing the custom ROM using ...
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ADB authorization prompt missing in Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803)

I just bought a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) and I'm trying to root it. I'm following this link for instructions, but I got stuck at the "Rooting with exploit" step as I can't authorize the ...
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defining functions in TWRP

In "normal" android you start up a Terminal emulator or do "adb shell" and then from there you can defining a function by: function name { #code } name #runs "name" But by using adb shell over ...
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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Toggle location services via adb in Android 5

I see this answer from 2013, but now there are options for High Accuracy, Battery Saving, and Device Only. Also, there was no command for disabling location.
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Samsung note 8 n5110, adb sideload <filename>

I have a soft-or-hard bricked Samsung Note 8, n5110 and now would like to rebuild it to a somewhat workable state. The device has a flaky power-charging system and may not be worth repairing. I use ...
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Attempting to update ADB from 1.0.31 to 1.0.32

I'm trying to update Android debugging software from version 1.0.31 to 1.0.32 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have consulted an earlier Stack Exchange post on the same topic here but it has not helped. I've been ...
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How to copy the entire contents of an android device to a linux PC

Ok, so some background, My original goal was to transfer some recently purchased nook .epub books to my PC so I can remove the DRM via Calibre. However, nook has removed the nook books from the usual ...
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What does “Archive does not contain 'android-something.txt'” mean?

So I am trying to flash my OnePlus One with CM12s through fastboot on command prompt, but whenever I type fastboot update romname.zip I am presented with: archive does not contain 'android-info.txt' ...
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Force 720p Resolution on InForce 6540

I'm working with an InForce 6540 board that has 5.0.2 Lollipop installed. I am trying to connect a display device that has a max resolution of 720p at 60hz. I am using a micro HDMI connection. The ...
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How to check usb connection time duration using adb command?

Is there any way to check when and how long was my android device connected via usb? I cant find any adb command to check it.
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How can I check when was the phone rooted?

In the adb shell command when I entered su, it prints: su root@hxjgeakt:/ # It means my phone is rooted right? How can I check when exactly was the phone rooted?
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How can I get into my device using command prompt?

My OnePlus One is partially bricked. When it turns on, it does not pass the "1+ powered by android" screen. I do not know what caused this, but there is a more detailed explanation of my issue here. I ...
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Devices names from android system

for several days I'm trying to find devices ( accelerometer, g-sensor etc ) names and placement of theirs drivers? I'm new to android and linux and can't figure out where can I find this info. I was ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database (/data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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ADB (in recovery-mode) gives “adb server out of date. Killing…” followed by “error:closed”

I connect my device to my PC in recovery-mode, when I write adb devices I get: List of devices attached 4d00ededbeaca0bd sideload However, when I try to adb shell I get: error: closed ...
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How can I access my Android Internal Storage (data/data) from the pc?

Not the SD Card that downloads, folders, gallery, etc. goes to. I mean the data/data internal memory of the Android device, where game saves, factory apps, etc. goes to. As much as I'd love to root ...
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How do i recover my wifi pass from android using adb?

I'm connected to a wifi spot with my android, but i'd like to connect with my laptop aswell. I don't want to root my phone (warranty and stuffs) nor reset the router, as it has complex settings on it. ...
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BOOTLOADER - USB Device Not Recognized

I am currently using a ROOTED "Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite" tablet and am having issues entering the bootloader. When powered on and connected to a PC, the device is seen in adb using the command adb ...
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Is it possible to downgrade firmware via ADB sideload?

I have an Asus zenfone 2. I want to downgrade it from firmware 2.19 to 2.18. They both are built on Android 5.0
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(adb) How to Backup things from /data/data using a shell terminal emulator on the same device without root?

~ I have Nexus 5 running Android L 5.1.1 ~ I want to backup one App cach from /data/data ~ I don't concider rooting my device ~ I installed a Shell Terminal Emulator from the app store. ~ I've ...
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ADB doesn't recognize my device in recovery mode

I have an ASUS ZenFone 2. I have tried using ASUS USB drivers and Google Android composite ADB drivers on my computer, but neither recognize the device while it is in recovery mode. Can anyone help ...
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ADB sideload and fastboot uses. What's the difference?

1) If i want to flash a stock rom what should I use adb sideload or fastboot. I have seen on youtube people using both of these. Are both of these similar or different. Sorry if this sounds stupid but ...
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Nexus 7 - Stuck on boot animation. Fastboot detects device but ADB doesn't

My Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) is stuck on the boot animation. I can detect it in Fastboot but not with ADB. Is it still possible to backup the data before I wipe it? It's not rooted and the bootloader is ...