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Oddities Reading boot.img - Way Too Big and Errors In Kernel

This is related to this question but as I've made some progress since and run into some rather different issues that would mean I'd essentially have to rewrite it to be a totally different question ...
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ADB “screenrecord” not working when executed form device

I recently found out about the screenrecord feature of ADB on Android since API19. If I try and execute this from Android Terminal Emulator on my device, I get the response from the device I would ...
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I can't find the boot/recovery partitions on my Android phone for backup - where are they?

I'm trying to back up boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img on my Android phone. I've found several mentions of running this command: cat proc/mtd and then just using dd to copy the listed mount ...
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How can I record the phone screen from the command prompt?

I have been trying to record my phone screen (Nexus 5) through command prompt. I have also downloaded the SDK. For some unknown reason I am unable to open or play the file saved using this script: ...
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ADB Push not keeping file permissions, specifically execute permission

I "inadvertently" wiped system on my tablet with adb. No critique needed. I've already called myself all the names. What I need now is a way to put at least the "sh" program back on using adb or other ...
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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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What application turn on wifi/GPS?

What application turn on wifi/GPS at specific moment (adb logcat or what tools to use, what strings look for)? What installed application able to turn on wifi/GPS? Or more generally how I can get ...
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adb shell su: permission denied

I was trying to unlock my android phone by adb installed. I tried to followed these steps: adb devices adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key But when I typed and enter su, it's showing permission ...
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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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I move a folder in android root directory to SDcard directory in internal phone memory. Is there a way to restore it back?

The folder was custpack in root directory and the phone will not boot now. I can still access a recovery mode but it only have a stock recovery from the manufacture. No custom recovery available for ...
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ERRORLEVELs in adb push and pull

I need to execute adb commands from DOS batch files, but I need to know if the push and pull commands were successful. Do these commands return an ERRORLEVEL, or some other environment variable to ...
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ADB connection problems on LG Optimus Zone 2 running KitKat

I have purchased an LG Optimus Zone 2 to develop on and I have removed all of the drivers for the phone on my Windows 7 machine. I downloaded the OEM driver from LG and disconnected my network. After ...
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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Accessing android device via ADB shell with broken touchscreen (can't authenticate)

So, the touchscreen on my Nexus 4 broke this weekend. I have a new device coming in, but in the meantime I need to be able to access the device to use a few different apps and send/receive some SMS ...
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Application not installed (different)

So when I updated my Android to 4.4.2, the default Samsung Gallery app disappeared. Now, I decided to dig into the files of the Android 4.4.2 update and extracted the system.img and found the ...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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How to setup a PPP connection between an Android smartphone and a Linux computer?

For testing purposes, I need to connect an Android smartphone to my Linux desktop computer to enable communication between the phone and some servers on the LAN. I can't use Wi-Fi so I'm stuck with IP ...
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Transfer file securely android to pc via LAN

I need a file transfer from android device to pc server.Both of them is in same network.First i tried file transfer via adb.But adb is not secure connection. How do i securely transfer between ...
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Is it possible to cat a file to an android phone and dd to /dev/xxx on the fly with just adb shell?

adb shell dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 > backup.bin works to backup android phone partition to computer but when I want to restore using cat backup.bin | adb shell dd of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 ...
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adb push very slow in virtualbox

I am running Ubuntu 14 in a vm and when I use adb push to transfer a rom to my sdcard the average speed is 60B/s :) Has anyone a idea how to speed things up?
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Mount /system/app/ using adb (non rooted phone)

Is it possible to mount /system/app/ or to push an apk file to /system/app/ using adb on a non rooted phone? I am trying to use adb push to push an apk file to the aforementioned directory but it ...
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How to start root shell with Android Studio?

I just installed Android Studio. How do I get into root shell on my phone? Or do I have to download ADB separately?
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How to access data remotely in android [duplicate]

Hi I need a bit help of you. My android phone display and Touch screen had broken. i want to recover my all data. Unfortunately My USB debugging is OFF so I can not use adb shell and access my device. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 won't turn on after messing with build.prop

I went to mess with my build.prop to do some stuff and then my device wouldnt turn on. I tried looking everywhere for ways to fix it but none will work because it keeps ending with when im in cmd with ...
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Cannot find HTC One in ADB, SD card not mounted, incorrect kernel for installed ROM, no backup

Pretty much what the title says. I have messed up big time. Because I am switching carriers, I have to switch back to the stock ROM. It is stuck at the loading screen, most likely because of a kernel ...
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Identifying an unknown Android tablet through adb/shell without relying on build.prop

I obtained a cheap unbranded tablet from a friend, without a box or anything and I need to figure out what kind of tablet it is, through software. What I've established so far is that the tablet is ...
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Htc one m7 International not recognized in adb mode

I have an htc one m7 running bootloader hboot 1.56. I unlocked the bootloader via htcdev.com The bootloader now shows Unlocked My phone is recognized in adb when the phone is turned on. But when i go ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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CLI commands in android?

Since Android is linux, cant i use standard linux commands inside android? I know there are applications that allow for a "Command Line Interface" (CLI). I also imagine that adb would provide access ...
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Sending intents with adb with ACTION_VIEW, setData, and putExtra?

How do I convert the following java code to an adb command? Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW); intent.setData(Uri.parse("com.glass.videoglass://")); intent.putExtra("startFromWS", true); ...
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Enable usb debugging mode from adb under clockworkmode “Broken digitizer” [duplicate]

My friend brought me a Xtreamer Q mobile phone with broken screen, clockworkmode is working, but USB debugging mode is disabled, I found some posts about how to enable it from adb i tried them and ...
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Is it possible to adb connect android via wifi without configuring port on android?

I can connect via wifi by typing these codes in android terminal - setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555 stop adbd start adbd and connect ip:port on PC adb .. it is connected .. Is there any ...
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ADB backup is not working

I just tried to make a backup from my Nexus 5 (before installing CM 11) It is unlocked but not rooted. On PC side I'm working with Ubuntu 13.10. When I type adb backup –all -apk -nosystem –f ...
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How can I syncronize android time with machine via ADB

How can I update android time via ADB? I know I can run this comand via windows cmd: adb shell date -s 20140414.130000 But I need to synchronize the time with my windows machine. Is this possible ...
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Manually switch from ART to Dalvik

I wanted to try out the new ART runtime, but didn't realize my custom ROM doesn't support it. So now I am getting recurring Force Closed messages after booting, and can't get through to the settings ...
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How can I manage “desktop” icons

I want to remove all the icons on the desktop, (and also in the bottom bar) and place new ones via ADB. My script already removes all the apps, but icons/shortcuts remanin there! Is there any command ...
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What does the command `adb sideload FILE` do?

I am reading a tutorial on the sideload command at link. It contains the steps of rebooting into recovery mode and using adb sideload [file].zip. My question is that what does sideload actually do ...
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How can I enable USB debugging on my HTC One with Android 4.4?

I have recently updated my HTC One from the stock 4.3 firmware it came with to the stock 4.4 firmware via an OTA update. Since this update occured, I am no longer able to connect to the device with ...
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Uninstall app without deleting data

I am building an app that receives updates from a server. So at the beginning of the app, a download occurs. However, this thing is getting a bit annoying since whenever I want to test a new build, I ...
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adb sideload does not transfer data

Just to clarify, it's my first time trying to unlock and root my phone, so I'm not very knowledgeable in this matter. I basically followed the steps to unlock the bootloader. Everything worked ...
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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Help with this ADB REVERSE Tethering Script?

I added the functionality to automatically turn on reverse tethering after many fails: Now i only enter t into terminal alias t='r && sz $tether && r && sz $n' tether='am ...
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Please explain this weird response to adb command

127|root@android:/ # find / -iname "aaengine" find: /proc/19619: No such file or directory I dont know why I got told about some file I never known about when ...
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Go to recovery mode on device without volume key

Is there a universal way to enter recovery mode on an Android device with only one turn on/off button? I have a tablet (Navon Raptor 7) like this and I can't figure it out. An other problem is that ...
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I can reverse tether now by using alias but it stops on adb shell command

I made some aliases to quickly reverse tether. alias t='r && sh && n' alias n='netcfg rndis0 dhcp' alias sh='ad shell' alias r='ad kill-server && ad start-server' alias ...
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How to check where an app is sending data over internet on Android?

How to check where an app is sending data and making requests over the internet on Android? Is this possible with ADB or something else? I want to monitor an app for data it is sending over the ...
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ADB not recognizing Moto G

I've recently acquired a Motorola Moto G, and I plan to use it for development. I downloaded ADT, updated the SDK tools and the KitKat platform, but Eclipse still doesn't recognise my device. I'm ...
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...