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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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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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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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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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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How to enable bootloader logs

I am working on a OEM project in Android. I want to take bootloader logs immediately after rebooting my device. How to take bootloader logs?
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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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How to clear sysdump logs from Asus Zenfone 5?

I have an ASUS Zenfone 5 (501CG) 16 GB model while phone is nicely built and good to have if you have one extra power bank. Since few days I see some lag in its UI, I feel it is because of the known ...
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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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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 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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Logcat command not reading arguments properly

I'm trying to get my phone to constantly record its logcat. I'm using the following command: logcat -f /sdcard/logcat.log -r 1024 -n 10 & The problem is when I execute this, it only saves 5 ...
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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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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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Galaxy S2 Lite restarts when using 3G network

I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 Lite running on Android 4.1.2. Using WiFi is fine, but if I use 3G, in some minutes the phone just restarts from nothing. It happens always near my house. In other places ...
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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 ...
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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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Log of all user activity

Is there a place or file where android saves all user activities? For example something that records when users send mail, receive a call, send a message... I know that there are log files, but I'm ...
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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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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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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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How to get dumpstate logs in samsung galaxy grand?

While working on my app, I have faced app crash. But I can't get any dumpstate log from data/log folder. So what is the solution to get dumpstate. Or I have to create any folder on my app name in data ...
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How to Logcat everything (Main, Radio) at the very first boot in production builds

Hello Android Enthusiasts; I want to logcat the Very first boot in a chinese MTK production device, the ADB comes disabled with the device. is there any way to enable it before boot. The used ...
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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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After using *#9900# to delete logcats all the apps aren't responding. How do I solve this problem?

After running out of internal storage (device storage running out. Some device functions may not work) I used *#9900# and chose 2nd option to delete logcats but now every app I touch the phone become ...
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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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What is a cops.log file?

Suddenly my internal storage was totally full. Many things didn't work anymore in my phone including wifi and my launcher (even the option in the settings disappeared). Some apps crashed also. So I ...
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Analyzing packets in android

I want to analyze packets on my rooted Android mobile phone. What I did so far: I have installed shark for root and shark reader. I tried to sniff packets, but shark reader only shows RAW packet. ...
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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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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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Is my Wifi Chip broken or just a software issue?

I have a Oneplus One Chinese version loaded with Official CM11S XNPH44S. Problem is that I can turn on my wifi but most of the it can't see the wifi networks around, even I have a wifi network in my ...
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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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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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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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How to enable USB diagnostic port in an android phone?

Currently we are developing a LTE software which need the information from the Phone using QXDM tool.As of now,Most of the USB dongles and mobiles which i bought are having ROM with USB diagnostic ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...