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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What is the origin and purpose of RS_##.log files?

On my Galaxy S3 (I747, rooted stock ROM, 4.1.1 jellybean), there are a number (currently 66) of files in /data with names following the format RS_##.log, where ## is a 1 or 2 digit number, currently ...
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How can I monitor and log data connection mode and rate, and log with location?

I would like to understand what connection type and theoretical data rate my phone is using for its data connection, and how it changes with different locations. I'm not looking for an actual data ...
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What would cause the existence of a /sdcard/logfile.log?

Since quite some time I've been getting a file /sdcard/logfile.log which gets really big quickly, last time I checked it was about 2MB. That file seems a general system log since I remember seeing ...
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How do one know what is the reasons why an android apps exit with exceptions?

Sometime, when you install a particular apps in the emulator, it work perfectly fine. So, you install the apps into your phone and/or tablet and it throws an exception when you run it. Similar, when ...
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Can the on-board ADB Server find the device itself?

I know that Android devices have an on-board adb server. I am able to start the server through the terminal emulator and run adb commands, but the device itself does not show up in the device list. ...
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How can I get a LogCat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and examine the Android log? Sometimes I get asked for a LogCat. What is this? What is it supposed to do? How can I get it?
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How to troubleshoot a lockup/freeze

I have a GNex running on CN(A) 3.8. It has started to lockup/freeze when the screen is off. So far it occurs mostly overnight while it's charging. I have to pull the battery to resolve. I believe it ...
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Dangers of Apps running in “Hidden mode”?

I have downloaded an app to record all my calls. The app is working great but the trouble is that it doesn't shows up under the "Ongoing" in the notification bar nor does it shows up in "active ...
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Is there a way to get detailed information on why an OTA update fails?

I'm trying to figure out why my OTA update is failing. I have unrooted my Droid Bionic, and did a factory reset. It starts to update, then reaches about a quarter of the way and stops. It just ...
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How can I see bootloader stdout debugging messages?

I'm trying to understand the mechanisms of the Android bootloader. The source code for this is here: ...
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What is the format of Android's logs?

I'm trying to gather data about my phone by analyzing the log files in /dev/log. I'm specifically looking at /dev/log/main. I always thought that any sane log format would be plain text, yet these ...
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How can I track my app usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I track app usage? If you're not familiar with the late Wakoopa app for desktop, it's a small utility that runs in the background and monitors what application / ...
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How can I access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?

Since aLogcat now no longer works with Jelly Bean, how can I access the system log files on my device without either root access or attaching it to a computer? I have tried using adb logcat from my ...
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How active should I expect my Jelly Bean system log file to be?

When using aLogcat to view my Android log files, I find very few messages showing up in any of the views. Selecting Verbose level and no filter, I see that Main contains mostly garbage collection ...
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Pause Android LogCat output

How can I get a wider LogCat output than the one from the terminal window? I also want to be able to pause the output so I can actually read something. My OS is Windows 7 X64.
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Problems accessing message logs on Jelly Bean with aLogcat

Summary I have been having problems accessing the K9 log messages using aLogcat, see below for more details. What I would like to know is: Why are no log messages from K9 appearing in the aLogcat ...
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How to log and visualize resource usage stats (to identify resource hogs)?

I want to be able to collect up to, say, a couple of day's worth of resource usage statics for my android, at the resolution of individual apps, and ordered according to their shares of the resource. ...
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Android debugging-Boot Loops: Is there any way to get a log of information without ADB? Can the emulator even help? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Android boot-up messages for debugging? Related to this post I created: Does the Android emulator generate some sort of log file I can access if it crashes? I have ...
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Does the Android emulator generate some sort of log file I can access if it crashes?

Let's say I am working with the Android emulator, and get it to run one of my custom images/custom kernels, and it gets stuck in a boot-loop or crashes after a little while in booting up, does it ...
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Is there a good way to find out why an Android phone hangs?

Are there any log files you can look into, or any good ways of finding out if an app is causing the phone to hang (if even possible)? My friend has an Xperia Arc and after a while with a custom ROM ...
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Does android keep a log of when it starts?

I'm making a parental control/accountability app for android. It consists of a monitoring service that runs in the background and starts when the phone is booted. Unfortunately, I have found that ...
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rmt_storage keeps polling and spam logcat

In logcat I can see rmt_storage keeps doing something every 2/3 seconds I/rmt_storage(15279): rmt_storage open success I/rmt_storage(15279): rmt_storage shared memory ioctl success ...
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LogCat shows exception in SyncProcessorQueue every 5 seconds

I just started noticing this in my Logcat, it seems like every 5 seconds I get this exception caught. Does anyone have any idea what app or part of the OS it could be? I can't imagine whatever this is ...
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Something causes my phone to hang and reboot

This problem always happens after I restore my apps from Titanium Backup and move them to the SD card, regardless which ROM. However, I noticed that this problem has something to do with the SD card. ...
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Where is the Android log file to see if app installed correctly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and examine the Android log? Where is the log file. Why not logs/system.log? I see a log using app but nothing about install information. Like failures ...
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My Device Keeps Rebooting (LogCat attached)

For some reason, after I changed my device's battery. It just keeps rebooting and here's a LogCat of the error: E/JavaBinder( 1305): *** Uncaught remote exception! (Exceptions are not yet supported ...
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How do I increase the log size of dev/log/main?

How do I increase the size of dev/log/main by a factor of 10? My understanding is the log has a fixed size (16K?) and rolls over when that limit is reached. I'd like to find out what the log size is ...
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Dropbox not installed, but there is log activity in /data/system/dropbox?

I don't have dropbox installed, but whilst checking log files I've found that there is a /data/system/dropbox directory with log files from the 18th (which I think is the last time I rebooted my ...
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Can I delete the log files on my device?

I'm currently developing on an Android 2.3.4 device. I've got root access to the file system, and I'm looking for the location of the system log files (like /var/log) so that I can delete them, but ...
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Is there a way to save pop up alerts?

After every call/message, my service provider (airtel) displays a popup which has the last call cost and current balance. Is there a way I could log them automatically and have the latest balance ...
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Enabling logcat in a ROM that has it disabled

I'm running Liquid Smooth 3.2 on my Motorola Droid 1. This ROM comes with logcat disabled (/dev/log/main doesn't exist). I tried starting the logcat service myself by adding the following to ...
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How can I log the start and stop connection with known WI-FI networks

At the end of a week , I would like to see a log for each connection with a (known) WI-FI network I made with my Galaxy phone. I automatically connect to different networks. It would be nice to see ...
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Is it possible to track what information on your phone an app is uploading?

If you are concerned about what information an app is sending about you (your privacy concerns) is there any way of tracking this? Can you see if an app is sending photos on your phone? Can you see if ...
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Is there a way to read a network log file directly from the Android device using a Linux tail command like?

Is there a way to do what's asked in the topic subject for unrooted and/or rooted phones? I'd like to read from a system log file instead of constantly listening the network activity for battery ...
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How can I view and examine the Android log?

There is a lot of interesting stuff in the Android system log, that is helpful in many ways find root causes of problems identify misbehaving apps How can I view and examine the Android log?
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Why does the Ebay application automatically startup at boot?

I can't find a good reason that this application must always be running on my phone. However, it starts at boot and I'm constantly getting error traces in Logcat about the Ebay application. Why does ...
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How can I record touches?

Is there an existing app I can install that will record my touch interactions in the background? I just saw this and it made me want to play around with my touch data to see what it looked like. ...
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Are there any log files you can examine do determine why an unrooted Android device is rebooting repeatedly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are log files located on Android? Yesterday evening I left wi-fi enabled overnight. This morning I found my Archos 101 rebooting over and over again (eating up the ...
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HTTP Connection refused ! _ BASIC question

I am using my Android to talk to my wamp server . I am sending bits via http connection to a script on /www/ directory. But in logcat, i am getting the foll, error ; ~error in http connection ...
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Is there a program which will log each program I start on my Android device?

I am looking for a program that will count each start of a program on my Android device. Over time, you install quit a lot of programs. It would be nice to see how many times you actually start ...
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How can I keep track of all types of contact interactions in one place?

I'd like to record the interactions with different companies (e.g., the cable company) and document my interaction with them by recording the phone calls, uploading photos/pdfs of paperwork and set ...
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Android Log Output KINETO

On my T mobile G2 there is always a lot of action in my Log output that has the tag KINETO these are the two most common things it puts in there: ERROR/KINETO(9304): KLOG0C3- xmk_QueryOSQueue SDL ...
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Does logcat dump debug logs while it isn't expressly running?

my android device reboots itself automatically sometimes,so i need to get a way to debug whats causing that. i know about logcat,but what about the debug msgs when logcat isnt running,does logcat ...
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Does access to logcat need root?

My device is already rooted, this is why I'm asking. Do you need root to monitor the logcat stream on the phone? If I ran the logcat command from within a Terminal on the phone, would that work?
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Where are log files located on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and examine the Android log? My android (2.1) phone (a HTC Wildfire, if that matters) sometimes reboots without an apparent reason. Not extremely ...