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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how to troubleshoot fongo app?

How do I determine why a VOIP app, fongo, hangs on Android x86?
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How to identify fake call log entries in the Android call log database?

Is there a way to discriminate between real call events and fake call log entries (made using some app) from the call log database in Android?
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Getting to the bottom of excessive logs?

I'm a fairly new Android phone user and I have a question about excessive logs. My phone battery is pretty awful (Elephone P9000) so I thought I'd hook it up and look at LogCat. In just over 20 ...
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Logcat not working on my LG G4 (H815)

I can't read the logcat from my phone. As an Android Developer, this is terrible for me. The message that I'm getting is: logcat read failure Looking the sources, it seems like a generic error: ...
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Android logcat which app spams logcat

On my Oneplus Two android phone I recently updated to android 6.0. Since then my battery life has decreased drastically. Plugged into my computer I saw that a app is spamming the logcat even when the ...
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Strange sound from an unknown application

From yesterday my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.4.2) is playing strange music (midi) from time to time and very often. Sometimes it goes as it comes, with no obvious reason. It looks like an alarm. ...
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How can I run continuous Logcat in the background?

I want to run a continuous logcat in the background to capture everything happening on my phone. This needs to be written to disk line by line without delay. I want to capture the cause of random ...
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Is it possible to only use your Google account for Google Play only?

I'm developing Android applications on a phone (5.0.2) provided by my company so I'm supposed to log on Google Play in order to download other applications and test them. The thing is with that, all ...
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How can I save bug reports from my Android device to my local storage using ES or any other app?

When I take a bug report (e.g. through the power menu, after this option has been enabled in Settings), a notification appears and after tapping this, I get a number of options to complete the action. ...
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How to diagnose battery drain on Android device using logcat?

I have been facing a severe battery drain issue on my official Cyanogenmod custom ROM. After discussing it on community forums, it was suggested that I use logcat for troubleshooting the problem. ...
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Logs for debbuging wifi issues on Android 4.1 and 4.4

What logs and files for debugging wifi connection issues are there in Android 4.1 and 4.4? I've searched but haven't been able to find much. The only file I've found is /data/misc/wifi/...
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How can I get the LogCat before my phone restarts?

Recently my phone keeps on restarting randomly through the day, and I would like to trace what is the cause for that. I tried this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jtb.alogrec ...
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How log logcat in a bootloop?

I have a Pipo X8 device, and I want to log logcat output because it gets stuck in a bootloop when I try to install Xposed framework. The problem is that there is no USB, thus no USB-debugging, and ...
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Is there something like memcheck and fdisk for android?

Basically I want to connect my android asus to my computer and then do fdisk and memcheck. I suspected that the disk is not perfect and so is the memory. Sometimes it crashes with no reason.
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Play Store crashes after converting to system app

Im on KK 4.4.2 I converted google play store and google play services to system apps since they were hogging a lot of space with their updates. I used romtoolkit to convert them to sys apps after ...
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Internet browser not logging in to SE

Some time ago, I asked this question on Meta. It seemed I could not log in to SE from the mobile. Then I realized it was actually the Internet browser (the default "Internet" browser app) that did not ...
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debugging frequent crashes/reboot with nexus 6p

Like many of you I eagerly awaited the release of the nexus 6p.. unfortunately it has been crashing a lot lately (a problem many seem to have). The first thing I tried was running a factory reset, ...
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How to find logs of unhandled exceptions in Android?

In Windows, when an application crashes because of an unhandled exception, there is a place called Event Viewer that gives a good amount of informative data about the process being crashed down. ...
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How to show all braodcast events of a particular app?

I know its possible to show all broadcast events/intents that are triggered in android. But I wanted to list all the broadcast events of a particular android app. My purpose is, I want to test a ...
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Phantom noise diagnosis: logcat included

I've got brand new Moto X Style. Great phone, but I have a weird issue which I'm trying to diagnose. My phone sometimes makes that volume change acknowledgement noise without any interaction. If you ...
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Find out when the memory card was removed

A very strange thing happened today. My roommate was complaining that his memory card went missing this afternoon. And now I found that my memory card is also missing. I don't know what to say. It ...
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How to log all user interaction on my device?

I would like to know whether on an Android device it is possible to: Log the date and time of every time a password is entered on my Android phone (this security measure would mean that if someone ...
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Where does Lollipop stores notification log?

Android 4.3 and above allows access to a list of historical notifications using the Settings widget. The scope of "historical" is limited to current session of Android and the list is populated with ...
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How to rollover the logcat files in android?

I have gotto put huge logs so the logfile keeps growing. At some time it will be difficult to go through the complete log file . Coming to the point. I need to have rollover of log concept in android ...
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How to store list of installed (paid and unpaid) apps to a log file?

I would like to store a list of all paid and unpaid apps in a log file (which I would then upload to Google Drive or FTP to some other server). This way if my phone is lost, stolen, or breaks, I will ...
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Is this a A2Dp logging bug, or am I missing something?

I'm working on an automatic test for something, and to do it I'm parsing logcat. Part of my test includes knowing when A2Dp has begun playing sound. When my headset is connected, and nothing is ...
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What is the difference between “beginning of main” in logcat and bugreport

I see that "beginning of main" section is present in both, logcat as well as bugreport. What is the difference between the two?
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adb locat - cannot redirect to textfile - read only filesystem

When I trie to show logs of a specific priority in logcat and direct the stream to a textfile I get the following error message: 1|shell@android:/ $ adb logcat "*:W" > logcat.txt ...
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How to know if phone has been connected via USB? (connection log on the phone?)

I'm trying to find out if someone has connected the Android phone (Samsung Note 4) to the PC via USB. Is there a log somewhere on the device showing the timestamp of connection? Preferably without ...
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Read more about system incidents in Diagnostic application?

Long story short, we bought a new phone: Sony Xperia M4 Aqua dual SIM 16GB version. The phone is on with Android 5.0 and is pretty new, but he doesn't stop keeping restarting itself. (he just blink 2 ...
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How to find and read boot up log files?

My phone's SD card got stolen yesterday, and I'm trying to find a way to read the boot up logs. I had left it at work by accident, and I know that it had to have been stolen by one of our employees in ...
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Debugging faulty Andriod apps

Okay I am running a Cyanogenmod Nightly build on my Samsung Galaxy P1000. The problem is that it has a camera app that crashes if I switch to video recording mode. The worst part is that I don't know ...
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How are the commands “log” and “logwrapper” used?

I'm trying to figure out the usage of "log" and "logwrapper" command but so far cannot find out a good manual. (E.g. This is a very good manual written for "logcat"). I'm looking for a real-time ...
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View when a known Bluetooth device was last connected

I somehow managed to loose my LG G Watch, and it has now been about 2 weeks :/ Around the time that I lost it, I was doing some traveling, so I am trying to figure out where exactly me device might ...
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Swiftkey (or other app/system?) slowness. How to find the cause?

Since the last 2 months, my SwiftKey keyboard has been at times almost unusable: keystrokes are lost and taps are understood as swipes. This doesn't always happen, and together with the fact that its ...
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How to Diagnose WiFi Issues?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9515) with Android 5.0.1 does not connect to one particular WiFi any more - the Eduroam network at my workplace. The network is listed in the available networks list, with ...
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How do I know which process or app currently accessing camera?

How do I know which process or app currently accessing camera ? android 5.1, nexus 5, shell access (no root)
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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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Unable to read from '/sys/class/leds/wled:backlight/max_current'

I updated my Sony Z1 Compact to 5.0. And now every 50ms I see message in LogCat Unable to read from '/sys/class/leds/wled:backlight/max_current' What's the problem? And how can i resolve it?
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“Storage Space Running Out” even though plenty of storage remains?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy i9000 equiv(T959) that has recently been showing "Storage Space Running Out". I have been running Cyanogen 10.1 for a couple of years without any problems, until now. But I ...
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retrieve logcat after a system crash

Is it possible to retrieve a logcat from before a system crash after the phone recovers? I.e. my phone is running normally, then it crashes and reboots, and I want to view the logs when it recovers ...
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How to troubleshot: IpcThreadState log spam / system_server eating battery

The last days, i encounter the issue of my phone draining its battery fast (about 10-15%/h when idle). I'm trying to see what's happening, there are no unusual or suspicious alarms or wake locks. ...
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Background logcat with filter

I have an app which seems to crash sometimes but of course not at that time when I have it connected to my PC and run logcat. Is there a good method of grepping logcat in background (best would be ...
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2.3 Tablet bootloop, trying to pull logfile with root adb [duplicate]

I have an old android tablet (2.3) which I've had for a number of years now. I've been trying to get access to the application data storage, because I had some important documents stored in a notes ...
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How can I take a log snapshot of device information?

If I experienced a problem with my phone — for example, if I cannot make calls, or cannot download or watch videos — I would like to take gather a log of device information including which ...
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Why is my Nvidia tablet looking for chinese servers(baidu.com)?

I am not sure if this is the right area for the question, or if it is even a big deal, but here i go. When using by Nvidia tablet to develop an app I realized that it was attempting to reach a server ...
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Which application is switching on wifi?

I am running Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S3, switching on or off WiFi on a need-to-use basis. A few days back, I realized that WiFi would spontaneously be switched on. I switched it off, but it ...
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Android device crash logs?

I've been having issues* with my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Rooted, Echoe rom, SCH-i545, 4.4.2) lately and have been trying to figure out why. Problem is, it seems like neither alogcat nor adb can show, that ...
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View log files on rooted Nexus 9

I'd like to check some log files of a app I've downloaded from the browser. I rooted my device already and saw in the "SuperSU"-App a Logs-Tab. How can/do I use that? Or do I have to do something more?...
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phone crashing constantly

can you help me discover what is causing my phone to crash? I've been having this problem for a while now but it seems to be getting worse. it happens at random and is almost like a RAM seizure. the ...