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Can't run adb shell (exec permission denied 13)

I wanted to push a file (a C program compiled on a Linux machine) to /system/bin so I can see if I can run it (people on the Internet say it's possible) but I accidentally pushed it to /system/bin/sh. ...
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Adb read contents of an Alert Dialog

i have an android phone connected to my pc, using ADB i can run some commands to the device and get output, now am in a situation where i want ADB to read the contents of an Alert dialog. i have been ...
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Is there a non-app tool for batch backup of APK files?

Just as the other times, an answer to my question shall not contemplate an app from either the Play Store, or any other source. What I'm after, is a tool capable to backup user apps, system apps or ...
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Getting absolute path with “ls” command

Is it possible to output the absolute file path when executing ls -l on Android (e.g. via adb shell or in a terminal app)? Here is the output I get from ls -l /etc/ (I have root access): ...
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How to kill dhcpcd?

The following command works perfectly to start DHCP: # dhcpcd -p eth0 DHCP cannot be stopped once it is started. The following command does not work: # dhcpcd -k eth0 It returns the following: ...
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Run script in smanager script manager fails with “no such file or directory”

I have tried to run 3g turbocharger script in my Android phone with smanager as root, but it doesn't work. The result is no such file or directory How can I get this to work correctly?
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Is there a shell command to open Ethernet settings?

To open the Wi-Fi settings, one can use the following command: # am start -n com.android.settings/.Settings\$AdvancedWifiSettingsActivity Is there a similar command to open the Ethernet settings ...
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mount in shell as user or root with different output

I have a rooted Android Phone and a native service which detects if the system partition is mounted read-write or read-only. If I run the mount command in the user shell, the partition is mounted ...
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How can I get shell access on my almost dead phone

My phone broke, so I have been messing with it and from the errors I can see, it looks like all the system folders are missing. /system /data etc. I saw a YT video where the guy used ADB shell to ...
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How to enable/disable DHCP of eth0

"ifconfig eth0 dhcp start" or "ifconfig eth0 dhcp drop" does not seem to work for Android. Is there a way to enable/disable DHCP for eth0 via shell commands?
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How does changing IP and mask by ifconfig work?

I am sorry for this rudimentary question, but I cannot find a good answer. Here is the effort to change IP and mask: # ifconfig eth0 eth0: ip 192.168.0.133 mask 0.0.0.0 flags [up broadcast running ...
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Does “ifconfig wlan0 dhcp status” work for Android?

I cannot get any response from an Android device (Android 4.2) to command "ifconfig wlan0 dhcp status" Command "ifconfig wlan0" returns the following: wlan0: ip 192.168.0.14 mask 255.255.254.0 flags ...
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Help! Renamed /system/bin/sh to sh.old.bak, lost root, can't rename, no nandroid backup

I did something incredibly stupid today. I renamed /system/bin/sh to /system/bin/sh.old.bak on my rooted Huawei y536a1 running 4.4.3 KK. I was going to install a app I thought might overwrite it ...
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Run downloaded shell command without root?

My phone is a Galaxy S3, not rooted. I have "ES File Explorer" and "Terminal Emulator" installed. I downloaded an Android build of 'wget', intending to execute it from the Terminal Emulator app. ...
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Nexus 6 automatically remounting system read-only, deleted files returning

tl;dr I mount system rw I try to copy/update/write /system/xposed.prop System is auto-remounted ro, causing the write to fail (applicable to a variety of workarounds) Moving/renaming/deleting files ...
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Cannot mount mtdblock partition

I'm trying to mount the boot partition of a tablet with MTD partitions. This is the output of cat /proc/mtd: root@android:/ # cat /proc/mtd dev: size erasesize name mtd0: 00400000 00004000 ...
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How to run alsamixer command for android shell

I am trying to configure sound for a specific sound card and I need AlsaMixer to open but I can't find the right command to open it from terminal. Any help would be appreciated
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Change path via script?

Currently, after I shell into my devices I run this script: #!/system/bin/sh export PATH=$PATH:/data/local/tmp echo $PATH /system/bin/sh The sh at the end of the script inherits the new path from ...
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How do I install missing command line tools onto an Android device?

Android installations do not always have all the tools one would expect to have on a Unix-like system. For example, right now I have a problematic device which doesn't have find CLI utility. I mean, ...
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No prompt in Terminal Emulator after failed install of SuperSu/replace KingRoot

I have a Huawei Union (y538) and rooted it using KingRoot. I then followed a guide to replace KingRoot with SuperSu. Terminal Emulator displayed some permission errors, SuperSu opened, but the install ...
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adb>shell returns “error: closed” - how to “open” adb shell access through adb sideload

my device got broken but i am still able to connect usb in the stock recovery mode. if i try to start a shell via adb while the device is in recovery mode, i fail. my terminal echos the line: "error: ...
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android command line shell

I have a Nokia X running Android 4.4.4 and I have Terminal Emulator and Busybox 1.24 installed but I can't still find some useful commands to perform several operations with the command line ...
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Overlapping data and sdcard partitions; no USB access

After making some incredibly clumsy choices in TWRP v2.8.6.0, my Xiaomi MI2S can no longer mount /sdcard when booting into the system. Storage information shows that the system spans all of the ...
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Lenovo S6000 - Auto power on after connecting charger

I searched the web to automatically power on my lenovo tablet after connecting the charger, but all the guides are for samsung and some other brands. File /system/bin/playlpm doesn't exist in lenovo ...
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Shell command for going to home screen HTC LTEVO

I am using this app that unlocks/locks your phone when you cover it, but whenever it unlocks, it opens up the app. I am trying to use automatit pro to run a shell command to go to homescreen at screen ...
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How to scroll horizontally in Terminal Emulator for Android

When I'm using Terminal Emulator for Android (also available here), long commands frequently scroll horizontally off the window. I feel quite dense, but I can't find a way to quickly scroll left and ...
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How can I run shell commands on a schedule?

I would like to be able to run shell commands on a schedule, similar to running commands from cron on Linux. The commands I have in mind are native shell script, or perhaps Python scripts, if I could ...
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How do I avoid losing root shell in rooted Android?

I have: Successfully rooted my Android 5.0 (custom ROM) Installed busybox Installed Android-Terminal-Emulator However on the command prompt, whenever I use su or /system/xbin/su, it shows the: ...
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Invoking in the terminal

I have downloaded Python 3 and a terminal emulator. But when I type python3 in the terminal, it says "not found". How do I run the python interactive shell inside the terminal?
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Permission denied

[ASL] gives this error in library installations: %ANDROID%\platform-tools\adb.exe push %NATIVE% /data/local/asl-native --->RUN '/data/local/asl-native':Permission denied How can I overcome this ...
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adb shell -> su: not found

How can I overcome this problem? Devices: Samsung Galaxy TabS - Android 4.4.2 HTC M8 - Android 5.0.1 The two devices have the same problem.
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How to read shell commands documentation in android

I have busybox installed in phone. Also, my device is rooted. I tried to use man command: $ man ls However, it returns no manual entry for 'ls'. I tried to navigate to /bin/busybox but there is no ...
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How to pull mmcblk0 to a windows pc?

So here is what i want to pull : mmcblk0 whith it's size 15.7 GB. C:\adb>adb shell shell@android:/ $ su su shell@android:/ # fdisk -l /dev/block/mmcblk0 fdisk -l /dev/block/mmcblk0 Disk ...
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Using the Cerberus shell to input commands

I'd like to use the Cerberus shell to input commands like taps, swipes, and text. I know how to do it using the command line and ADB shell, but I don't have USB debugging enabled on my Nexus6, so I'm ...
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Check OpenSSL version in Android with Java runtime or shell command

I have a problem with checking OpenSSL version in Android device. I've tried to grep OpenSSL from system/lib/libssl.so with java runtime.exec, but it doesn't work? Anyone can help me, how to make a ...
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Issuing adb shell commands with arguments

So I can issue a shell command on my GalaxyS5 device using this: $ adb shell run-as com.steenriver.littlecrane 'sh -c pwd' /data/data/com.steenriver.littlecrane $ adb shell run-as ...
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Automating adb commands

is there a way to run adb shell commands via windows? I would like to run a batch script such as this adb shell mount -o rw,remount /system exit Currently when i run the batch script it only ...
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Rooted phone no root access in bash but sh

on cm 12.1 (I know the nightlies) I experienced something very curious. at first, if I start a terminal emulator, I'm not root. I'm just the user the app is running in. so if I do echo $USER it ...
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Deleting 'infinite' recursive directory

I created a new folder inside /sdcard/ and something went wrong with it since other 600 sub-folders (one inside the other) were created as well. I noticed the problem when trying to rename the ...
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Shell .profile or /etc/profile for old android 2.3.3

Just rooted my old phone with Android 2.3.3 and I would like to define some aliases for each shell I start (with adb or terminal app). I found this question where one answer says that /etc/profile ...
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SQLite database operation from Android terminal

I want to do SQLite command like sqlite3 myDb.db, or do other SQLite command from Android shell, like Terminal Emulator or something else. I have tried googling for these, but no luck. Is it possible ...
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How to run 2 shell scripts from ramdisk?

I am attempting to setup my ramdisk to fire off 2 sets of scripts. 1 is ramdisk /sbin only, the others are user allowed scripts # Check Properties on property:dp.early_init.done=1 chmod 0777 ...
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Is it possible to start an infinite loop within init.d?

I would like to create an init.d script to control the fan of my Odroid XU3 under Lollipop 5.1.1, CyanogenMod 12.1. I already make one on linux which is working well and would like to port it to ...
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Run Bash Script from Terminal

I have modified a kernel's ramdisk to include a "settings" terminal run bash script. However, when I type in terminal su dp I get file is not found. dp exists in the ramdisk as /sbin/dp I've ...
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Disable touchscreen input via console

I'm looking for a way to disable and enable the phone's touchscreen via console, and possibly the physical buttons, so to prevent finger touches from being processed. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy ...
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Create symlink/mount/bind in root [closed]

I want to compile (through make) on my Android phone. I have root access. I have almost all the things set up. But there's this hitch. All the configure files have a shebang of #!/bin/sh. I can ...
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defining functions in TWRP

In "normal" android you start up a Terminal emulator or do "adb shell" and then from there you can defining a function by: function name { #code } name #runs "name" But by using adb shell over ...
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How do i recover my wifi pass from android using adb?

I'm connected to a wifi spot with my android, but i'd like to connect with my laptop aswell. I don't want to root my phone (warranty and stuffs) nor reset the router, as it has complex settings on it. ...
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How can I run a file on my phone, via the terminal on my computer?

I'm doing this. There is a detailed version of what I did. Now someone suggested me to install TWRP recovery, it could be installed via the playstore, but now I have no idea on how to make android ...
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Turn off radio layer hardware calls to save battery when your broadband hardware is gone

With reference to my question here: IM-A870L Radio Interface Layer broke down Summary: My android phone broadband chip is dead. For some reason, its not working anymore. Now I can use the phone for ...