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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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HTTP Connection refused while connecting to a server

I am using my Android device to talk to my WAMP server . I am sending bits viahttp connection to a script on /www/ directory. But in logcat, I am getting the following error : ~error in http ...
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Debugging bootloop: Get an information log without ADB? Can an emulator 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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AbsListView on Samsung Galaxy's logcat running Android 4.3 JellyBean

I've been having an issue on my Galaxy S4 following the 4.3 update whereby it will occasionally reboot the phone then go into a reboot loop. If connected to a charge the loop will stop and the battery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...