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Using adb to backup data on an unbootable & non-rooted phone that does not have USB Debugging turned on

I have a phone (Moto G) that won't boot & I had not turned the USB Debugging on when it used to boot correctly. The motivation is to use adb to get a full dump of the data on the phone before I ...
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I can't see my device in Android adb list

I have LG G3 with android 5.0 lollipop and I want to connect it to my laptop with windows 8.1 OS (For using unity remote). When I connect my phone I can access to storage but I can't see my device in ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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Android Composite ADB Interface Windows 8 driver for iRulu U2?

I downloaded and installed via Android SDK Manager (rev 24.2) the latest Google USB Driver (rev 11). adb devices works well with my Nexus S G4 (Android 4.1.2) and is able to list it without any ...
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Upgrade of HTC software hid Nexus 7 from adb

adb devices shows my device in its listing up until I installed a new version of the HTC Sync Manager (for my HTC One M7). I've also tried reinstalling the device drivers and even adding a new %...
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Simplest way to find the PID of your app

When using the adb Monitor tool to read the Logcat, I like to filter out all everything but what directly affects the app. Trouble is, it's really hard to tell what the PID of your app. It easy enough ...
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Why does “adb reboot” shut down my phone so much faster than usual before it reboots? Is it skipping important steps?

I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. Also, I have adb installed on a PC. When I long-press the Power button then tap "Restart", my phone takes about ten seconds to shut down. Then ...
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How to setup wifi from adb shell?

I'm using adb over USB to shell into a rooted CyanogenMod-modded device. I wanted to debug my wifi connection through the command line, connecting to an open (unprotected) wifi network. Is it possible ...
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Cannot read Android Partition Image created using ADB

I am currently working on a Mobile Forensics demonstration for my college's computer science capstone. For this demonstration I have been trying to create a partition image of the an old Droid x2 user ...
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App not installed for this user

I see App in my Apps section of settings which says App not installed for this user. It's completely greyed out and I cannot uninstall it. When I install the same from play store it says incompatible ...
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Recover CM system with bad Google Apps update

I recently updated Google Apps on my device. Now, when I start my phone, I get repeatedly inundated with "Unfortunately, {{app}} has stopped." with Keep, Gmail, Wallet, etc. filling in the blanks. The ...
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Log adb commands

I am trying do do some stuff the Android Device Monitor does on command line in a script. As far as I found out you cannot use the monitor from command line without GUI. My approach is to capture (adb)...
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ADB Backup of Unrooted Motorola Droid Maxx (XT1080) Fails

I'm trying to create an Unrooted/Unlocked ADB Backup of a Droid Maxx (XT1080) with Android 4.4.4. I read in another thread that I needed when I select to backup the device, because the system files ...
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How to install adb/fastboot in cmd (with usb-drivers)?

I need adb for some reason, but don't know how to install it and getting the usb-drivers? I heard you have to download the full android sdk? What is to do?
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Is there a way to keep an old Android installation as virtual machine?

With PCs I have made good experiences virtualizing the machine when changing to a new system (e.g., buy a new computer, change the operation system). Doing this, you can preserve your old system and ...
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Get into fastboot mode without root or hardware buttons

I own a relatively unknown Chinaphone, the CUBOT GT72+ (MTK6572 SoC) - on which I was attempting to gain root access. No known exploit-based root methods exist for this device (which runs on Android 4....
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How can I get the refresh rate via ADB?

How can I use ADB to get the refresh rate of a device's screen? For context: I'm working on a python script that is going to display how many dropped frames occurred while it was measuring. In order ...
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Input command is exiting ADB shell after execution

Whenever I run input command through my bash shell of Slackware 14.1 in the adb shell, the adb shell exits after executing the command, which is highly unproductive. The temporary get around for this ...
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full desktop backup using adb not working with yu yureka

I am using a desktop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed to do a full desktop backup of my Yu yureka phone. I used the command sudo adb backup --all then it shows Now unlock your device and confirm the ...
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What is the pathname to my application executable? [closed]

I wish to get the pathname for an application I am creating and have installed via Eclipse and ADB. My application is installed as I see an icon that I can invoke to launch successfully my ...
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Device freezes after trying to reboot with bootloader

I have been trying to unlock my bootloader as per the instructions found here. I already have installed the drivers from Google USB driver folder that comes in Android SDK "extras" folder. However, ...
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Can I read a data file without root access

I've been playing around with my phone, specifically the file /data/system/gesture.key, and have run into an issue. Using adb, I can get right up to the file but I can't read it or copy it to my PC. I ...
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start app on startup and click coordinate

I want the tethering app to start whenever I start my phone, when the tethering app starts there is a big button on the center of the screen which has to be pressed so the phone would start to tether. ...
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ADB - Android emulator - Unable to record video - screenrecord not found with Android 5.11

I installed android emulator, the SDK Tools v24.1.2, Android v5.1.1. After all this the emulator is UP and I am able to run my app. Where I ran into problem was while trying to do a screenrecord ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Disabling “Storage space running out” notification in Status Bar?

Is there any way to disable the "Storage space running out" notification on Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 [Android 4.2.2], through ADB or otherwise ?
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Cannot access any files on Samsung Tab 4 7" [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab 4, 7", rooted but running stock OS (Android 4.4.2. It was rooted using Odin 3.09 and TWRP recovery. I then enabled adb root with the adbd insecure app by Chainfire. It ...
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Flashing ROMs with adb sideload

Can I flash roms with adb sideload without rooting my android device ? I have tried installing custom recoveries once, but it didn't work. I had rooted my android device before, but due to some ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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getting “E: failed to verify whole-file signature” and “E: signature verification aborted” when updating from 5.0 to 5.1

I have a Nexus 5 that I am trying to update from 5.0 to 5.1 via a sideload ADB update. The OTA update within Android fails at about 30% so I am trying to do it manually.I downloaded the file but when ...
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USB driver for RCA 7 Voyager rct6773W22

I can't seem to get my RCA rct6773W22 (7 Voyager) tablet to be detected via USB and RCA does not offer any driver. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, I would greatly appreciate it.
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OS X Yosemite - Nexus 5 - ADB Device Offline

I've been trying to initiate ADB commands on my Nexus 5 using my MacBook Air. However, when I type adb devices into Terminal, my Nexus 5 is listed as offline. I've tried disabling/enabling USB ...
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How to find out currently running user name/ID from ADB

I am having Nexus 7 running multiple users. I am trying to find out which is currently running user using ADB. The best I could get so far was to check legacy directory linking which is either linked ...
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Update APK from command line using ADB?

I have a phone running Cyanogenmod, which is an AOSP derivative. It lacks Google Play. I installed Textra as the messaging app some time ago using adb install com.textra.apk. Textra was recently ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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Recover photos and/or bypass lock screen on Android 5.0

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which I dropped on the ground so the screen broke. I had a swipe lock enabled. To be able to unlock it before it was repaired I locked it through Android Device Manager and ...
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Nexus 5 gives Status 7 error when flashing 5.1 OTA [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to install 5.1 OTA via ADB. In my struggle, I tried installing TWRP to try to get it to work, but it didn't. I since flashed the stock recovery. When trying to flash via ADB, ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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Update Android on HTC Evo 4G

I have a rooted FreedomPop HTC Evo 4G PC36100 with CyanogenMod 2.6.37.6. My Android version is 2.3.7. Beseband version is 2.15.00.01.15. How can I update Android to the latest version? Is it possible?...
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Unsure if 'adb push' has completed correctly in recovery mode

I did everything that the CyanogenMod wiki told me to, and I think I might be done, and I got this alert on my computer. But I'm not getting any alerts on ClockWorkMod.... I'm using the ...
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How to Uninstall the lollipop app [duplicate]

Could you please tell me how to go back to my old android? I have a Samsung S5 and I tried the factory reset and that did not work. I hate this new android version
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USB Debugging not working on CyanogenMod 12

I have the very latest nightly build of CyanogenMod 12 (March 21st, 2015) installed on a Nexus 4. For about a month I haven't been able to connect my phone to my computer. I have the latest USB/ADB ...
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Resized display because the touchscreen in the top 20% is unresponsive but it's sitting in the center, can I move it down?

Title says it all. the display resolution was set lower using an app that puts a few ADB commands downrange. Now the display sits in the center. Can I move it down?
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Changing DPI with adb

I have a HTC Evo 3D and i want to change the DPI. I am not rooted but I know that using adb and putting the command adb shell wm density 200 I will be able to change my DPI. But i am getting this ...
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Setting up of multiple tablets from out the box

I have the task of setting up 50+ tablets (Binatone Homesurf 744, Yes cheap & cheerful!), which all need the same App installed and same wireless settings entered but require different ...
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Unlock phone with dead screen locked through Android Device Manager

My screen is dead and I want to unlock my phone so I can access it through Kies to backup my pictures. I locked the phone through Android Device Manager setting an easy password (was hoping for an ...
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command on adb waits forever

I can successfully execute ADB commands, but if the command has no output the command line just waits there and does not let me enter a new command until I press ctrl-c, the commands do work however. ...
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...