Logging is the process by which the system records what's going on - i.e. events, errors, warnings, and related information. Most apps provide details in log files, so the system logs help to debug problems.

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Show boot process on screen

I've borked something in my nexus 4 stock rom playing with system files over ADB, and my device no longer boots past the animation. Is there any way I can make the system show it's boot process ...
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Call log not displaying missed call when Network Data reenabled?

Sometimes Network Data is off. This could happen because the user intentionally disables it for some purpose (such as to decrease exposure to radiation), or because the user is on a plane and when ...
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Analyze backtrace of Kernel panic / find cause

I have this problem on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE with random reboots and kind of clean restarts in the kernel logs (no oops / panic, even though some usb errors) and now I got a kernel panic in the ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere?

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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Console logs disappear quickly

When I debug any app (native or hybrid), the console device logs they appear in the logcat but after 2+ min they automatically cleared out by Eclipse - though my device does not go in sleep mode. It ...
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How can I Know about SD card logs (eject or mount details) in Android logs?

I want to maintain a log of when the SD card is ejected or mounted in my Android device. How can I do this?
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View LogCat from unrooted android device without computer assistance

Ever since Android 4.1's new security model, all LogCat viewers I've came across require root access. Even the LogCat viewer for the IDE I'm using (AIDE) won't work. Without rooting my device, or ...
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How To Take Logs with adb from Android Device [duplicate]

I am new to android OS.Can someone help me with step by step procedure of taking android logs and debugging with adb and what is best way to look into log-cat logs. your help will be appreciated.
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Android device randomly crashes (signal 11) after being sent for repairs

For the last two years, I've owned an ASUS PadFone 2 and an ASUS PadFone Infinity (A86) after the PadFone 2 broke down. It started off with the PadFone 2 randomly rebooting, I couldn't find a certain ...
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Does android save a log of its own IP addresses?

I have a Wifi network to which I connect at work. The IP address has always been DHCP, but today the DHCP server is down. If I can figure out what IP address I had, I can set it statically (after ...
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Record a custom log into sdcard in background

I've been using CatLog, which actually lets you record your logs with a filter. My filter is "pressS", which filters the "pressSnooze" and "pressStop" messages from AlarmAlert process. So that, I'm ...
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How to check logs with no adb on KitKat after a reboot crash?

Navigating the site I see reboot questions are common, and there are two main suggestions for log viewing: (1) adb, which requries a computer nearby, and (2) aLogrec, which seems to not be working for ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago ...
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Is it safe to rename, delete or disable system/bin/mediaserver?

mediaserver is constantly running in the background eating up CPU. I don't care at this point if I don't get to use the gallery app and I'm fed up with having to reboot every time I hop out of my ...
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Low internal memory led to installation error

OK, so this is the problem. I own a lenovo idea tab A3000, with no SIM cards inserted( that results in impossibility of using a dial pad) but rooted. Android version 4.2.2 . Like many other users, I ...
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Read logs from recovery

I want to read logs of Android device having stucked at boot logo,I don't have adb access,So is it possible to read logs displayed by logcat in recovery by mounting /system/ partition ?
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Nexus 10 does not show stacktraces anymore

I have an Nexus 10 with Android 4.4.4 (Stock, no root). Today I noticed a strange behaviour: When an App crashes, the device doesn't show the Stacktrace in Logcat. I purposely implemented a Bug in ...
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Which app sent the unauthorized texts?

Today I got an automated text from my wireless provider saying I'd gone over my text limit. This is odd because I send maybe 50 texts a month. When I logged into their customer site I found over 3000 ...
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How to Manage (and preferably clear) the `Frequently contacted` list in the Favourites tab

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with Adroid Version 4.4.2 If you click on Phone and then go to Favourites (The 3rd Tab at the top), you will see 1 or 2 lists: Favourites Frequently contacted I ...
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Recent activities log

Is there an easy way to view a list of recent activities? The one I'm looking for doesn't seem to be showing up in the main recent apps view, and adb logcat is so noisy I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Can a user read crash logs on Android?

I have HTC One X running Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5. Lately I have been encountering some wierd issues. And the most irritating of them is that my phone keeps crashing randomly. By ...
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Tracking down which app makes HTTP requests [duplicate]

After configuring my Galaxy S4 (Android 4.4.2) phone to use a proxy server for debugging an app, I noticed that other apps on my device were making some suspicious HTTP calls. I would like to track ...
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Looking for a log file telling me when my phone was on?

My android 4.4.3 phone was off and in storage but when I got it back the battery was flat and there was some stuff on facebook I can't account for. Is there any log files which would confirm when my ...
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My android restarts when I use 3G network. How to debug this?

I am using Android 4.1.2 in a Samsung Galaxy S2 Lite. Using wifi is fine, but if I use 3G, in some minutes the cellphone just RESTART from nothing. It happens always near my house. In other places it ...
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Resources on how to decipher Android Error logs

Are there any resources that explain how to read logs for troubleshooting purposes. Mainly the fatal errors and warnings. It can be confusing but may help explain why a issue occurs could check the ...
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missed calls in Android not shown in log

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young with Android 2.3.5. Today I have been told that my phone rang while I was away and when I looked at the lock screen I sax that there has been this red band indicating a ...
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Wiko Iggy draining too battery and strange log in the Android Developer Tool

My girlfriend complain that her Wiko Iggy (stock jelly bean 4.2.2 and stock rom) drain too much battery. I usually develop android app with ADT and my galaxy nexus, but today I tried her mobile. My ...
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Are those log files in /storage/sdcard0/log necessary?

On my SGS2 (GT-I9100, Android 4.1.2), 1.2GB of log files piled up in the folder /storage/sdcard0/log . I have almost no space left on the internal SD card and a lot of the space is used by those ...
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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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Where can I find HTC error report log?

HTC devices offer sending error report to HTC after the device crashes. Before sending the report you can view the error log. However there's no option for saving it (at least I haven't found one). Is ...
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What possibilities of diagnosis do I have when my phone crashes?

My phone crashes or shuts down (I am unable to differntiate) and I want to find out why. From Linux I am used to syslog etc. I fear with an unrooted phone, I have little chances to read it out? So ...
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History of files sent over Bluetooth?

Does Android keep a history of the files sent via Bluetooth? I didn't see anything like that in the user interface (there's a log of received files, but not sent ones), but maybe there's a hidden log ...
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Auditing application's use of GPS

There is an application on my phone that triggers the GPS at random intervals. The start of this polling doesn't correlate with any newly installed applications so I imagine a recent update or ...
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Apps spamming my log

I've been looking at my log recently for more development of android applications, and I've noticed my log is spammed with all sorts of information that I wouldn't considered needed to be logged. ...
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Clearing logcat on HTC one X

I've faced with insufficient storage problem on my HTC One X (rooted, stock ROM 4.2.2, CWM recovery). I've solve this problem before on a Samsung device by dialing *#9900# then press Delete ...
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Where is the old DDMS debugging log (logged before I my smartphone gets turned off)

Where are old DDMS debugging logs that are logged before my smartphone is turned off? I forgot to keep my logs before I turned it off yesterday. I usually enable debugging mode in case of suspicious ...
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Is it possible to disable logcat logging for an application?

Is it possible to disable logging to the logcat for an application (APK) in Android entirely. Since i make heavy use of my logcat output, I'd like to see only bits that are relevant to me but there ...
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Why are there a ton of Logcat processes slowing down phone?

I noticed a major slowdown on 2.2.2 Android, and it looks as though it's caused by too many logcat processes. With adb shell, I ran ps | wc -l and there were about 400 processes, after running killall ...
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How can I determine what is causing my Nexus 4 to freeze?

I have a new-ish Nexus 4 with Cataclysm ROM installed (rooted, 4.3). The device has recently started freezing - being unresponsive to button presses, but with the white LED pulsing. I have to ...
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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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Help with dumpstate log in my Galaxt S2?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with CM 10.2. When I run the *#9900# I get the following error: Connection problem or invalid MMI code Also, I tried to install the app 'Logs Eraser' from Liam W. ...
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Writing to /dev/log/main from command line

It is possible to write encoded messages into /dev/log/main and then see them in the adb logcat output. The command should be executable through adb from the host PC. Ideally, it should look like: ...
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How can I get an infinite callhistory in CyanogenMod 10.0?

I would like to have all calls I ever called or called me in the history. Is this possible?
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What Options Are Available For Viewing the LogCat?

I recently had to capture my logcat for my HTC EVO 4G device to try and identify the reason why updates sometimes fail claiming there is insufficient memory (issue discussed more extensively here). ...
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Is there any way to dump the Data Usage log through the ADB shell?

The reason I would need to dump these data is because in smalls display (S5301) doesn't fit everything and data is cut. I couldn't do anything to move that graphic. Look, I've searched in Google ...
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How old is the datalog when just starting “logcat”?

When I run adb -d logcat it dumps data from a time before. How old is that data?
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Where and how do I read logs for a specific app?

I know there are a lot of threads about android logs but I can't find an answer to this: Where and how do I read logs for a specific app? I have installed the Android SDK, connected my device and ...
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ADB_SERVICES error on catlog errno = 5 I/O error

I'm using catlog to find error for an issue. Although that issue did not reappear , I see a constant Error ADB_SERVICES ERROR: fd = 13, n = -1, errno = 5 (I/O error). Sorry quite new to all this , ...
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Debugging Galaxy S2 Bluetooth problem: Bluetooth disconnects, Bluetooth status never fully turns on, Only reboot resolves this

I know many have problems with Bluetooth and certain car kits. I specifically have a VW. In any case, my Galaxy disconnects from not only my car, but also from my Philips in home audio system. In both ...
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What does the error message “Light old sensor_state 0, new sensor_state : 128 en : 1” in logcat mean?

I have my Galaxy S4 connected with my PC and ran the "Building My First App" tutorial from http://developer.android.com/ . There were no problems, but I noticed many messages about the LightSensor in ...