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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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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Accelerometer data to a log file or sd-card [closed]

I have created an application to read the accelerometer data . It shows different values for x-axis, y-axis as well as z-axis. I want to save this data into log files so that I can retrieve them and ...
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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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What are these dumpstate logs?

So, these files were filling up my /data/logs directory, causing me to run out of storage space rapidly. What are they, why are there so many and how can I stop them clogging my storage? Screenshot ...
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Android early boot console over usb

I'm trying to port newer kernel versions onto my Nexus S device. Most newer kernels panic very early on in the boot process. I would like to debug this. However, since the phone has been provided to ...
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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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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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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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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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logcat log loss

I am using android jellybeans. There is a large amount of debug information being dumped by many components. So, I notice that logs from my application are often lost. I have tried dumping logcat log ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I begin to troubleshoot aCal?

I'm running aCal on my Samsung Galaxy S / Gingerbread and it isn't updating. Adding events pushes them out to my CalDAV server, but I don't see any events. In aLogcat I see an awful lot of errors: ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 black screen and automatic reboots

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, purchased on July 2012. Sometimes, when I press the power button, the screen keeps black. The button LEDs turn on, but nothing else happens, and I have to remove the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I monitor and log the connections to my phone's wireless hotspot?

I'm sure the phone will be logging all connections and connection attempts when it is used to set up a wireless hotspot - my question is how can I view these logs? If the default setting is not to ...