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How to get to know via command-line/adb where boot process hangs?

Question: (How) is it possible to get to know via adb where exactly a booting-up android device is hanging? My problem/ background information: I recently did changes on the automatic display ...
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Is it possible to disable confirmation dialogs in Android 4.4?

I have an LG G2 which came with Jelly Bean, and I have recently updated it to Kit Kat. I have noticed that the amount of confirmation dialogs when changing phone settings seems to have gone up from ...
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Music playback stops randomly

I have bought the Xperia ZQ (Xperia ZL's alias in Brazil) C6503. I am experiencing a very annoying problem: from time to time the audio playback in any audio app just stops. If I hit play again it ...
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Is it possible to change values in build.prop without editing it?

I want to change the line ro.build.type from user to userdebug in /system/build.prop to enable multiwindow. But this modifies the /system partition and will prevent OTA updates (and some apps) from ...
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Is there a way to set a time frame for updating applications?

I would like to know if there's a way to limit when the applications are updated by the system. For example, I set the system to update applications only between 00:00 and 03:00. If an app has an ...
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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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Is there a list of android system status bar icons?

I'm not sure what some of the status bar icons mean on my Android Nexus 5 device (I'm referring to the icons in top right of screen, adjacent to the time). I've googled frequently but I keep getting ...
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Huge system data on my Blu quattro phone, #9009# does not work

Most of my Blu quattro (not rooted) phone's storage is taken by system data. I checked it with the DiskUsage application (system data takes about 800 MB of my 1 GB of phone memory). I saw this to be a ...
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Auto boot when charger connected (for HTC Magic)

I want to let Android OS to boot automatically when the charger connected (for HTC Magic) without pressing power button I found this guide: Complete boot when charging If your phone only gets one ...
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How To Disable htcCheckinService?

This process causes CPU spikes and sometimes incredibly slows down whole system. I need to know how to disable it. Tried with Quick System Info PRO but it won't allow me to end process or close it. ...
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The amazing expanding “android files”

Guys, I've got a Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos version) which just received an update over the weekend from Samsung. Since then, I've had a really weird issue with the phone suddenly telling me that all the ...
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Why can I write to a read-only system partition?

I have a rooted phone running android 4.4. When I check the output of 'mount' it says system is read only. My root file manager or terminal can't make any files or folders there, though only the file ...
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What is android.process.acore?

What is the purpose of android.process.acore? I see many, many questions about acore-related error messages and how to fix them, but not really anything about what the process is in the first place. ...
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What system data can I purge from my LG Tribute Android phone?

I own an LG Tribute Android phone, with Virgin Mobile service. The phone has 4 GB of storage and despite the fact I only have a handful of apps installed (Acrobat Reader, Starbucks, OpenTable, Skype, ...
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best way to change files in system partition from a PC (no root)

What is the best way to access the via USB the system partition of a Android device (not rooted)... Through Windows, directly or via ADB Or through Linux, via ADB, direct with console or with shell ...
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Update last checked ^ 1

When I navigate to settings -> about tablet -> system updates, it tells me updates were last checked "^ 1" instead of giving a date and time like I expected. Clicking on check now does apparently ...
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How to turn off or disable text font anti aliasing or smoothing globally or just for one app?

How do I turn off font smoothing globally or just for one app like firefox? Can it be done with a mod like cyanogenmod or xposed framework?
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What is the system APK that handles the calls in ICS?

I'm trying to figure out what system APK handles the calls in Android ICS? I've found that Messaging is the one for SMS, but what is for phone calls? The reason I'm asking is because I'm adding them ...
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Changing some system file values in Android failing

I am trying to change some sys values but I don't seem to be having much success. In my case I am trying to change values of files in the folder "/sys/devices/platform/omap/musb-omap2430/musb-hdrc/...
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motog (XT1033) - bootloop - e2fsck /system gives error #4

I have a moto g which is in bootloop. I have unlocked bootloader and unable to flash stock or custom ROM (though it does not give error, it does not flash it) booting TWRP, i could find out that /...
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What are HPROF files?

What are hprof files on Sony Xperia mobilephone and Is it alright if I delete them from the internal storage?
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Does You Android drains battery after system update?

I've recently received 2 updates for my Samsung Galasy S5 (SM-G900F) Android 5.0 There was security patch 2015-05-01, and some other update. I can not prove that, but my battery drains like 3x ...
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How to fake my android - Zuk-Z1 to look like Nexus 5x/ 6p

How to fake my android - Zuk-Z1 to look like Nexus 5x/ 6p My office has a policy only to allow email and calendar over Gmail native app on Nexus 5/ 6/ 5x/ 6P devices with latest factory Rom. I just ...
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Lock/sign Android OS from being changed

I want to set up an Android device in a way that all data is encrypted and the OS cannot be changed. I thought about fully encrypting all files including the system partition (like BitLocker). However,...
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How to make android application as preinstall application?

i am using the command adb push 'application_name.apk' /system/app/ . this command push the apk in the /system/app/ folder of emulator from my computer directory . and an icon is created on the ...
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`system_server`: segmentation fault (keeps crashing and restarting in endless loop). How to track down?

On my device, system_server keeps crashing (and beeing restarted) in an endless loop, not allowing me to use the device other than via shell via adb via USB-cable. It just started to happen, while I ...
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How to edit /system/bin/lpr in Samsung S4 i9295 running 5.0.1 Lollipop

How do I edit /system/bin files in Android since after 4.x? Has something changed? I seem to recall just opening the file playlpm on the device in a text editor and seeing and making needed ...
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moto g2 system update problem

My moto G2 device is running on Android 5.0.2. I can't update the system software while on the mobile network. When i an trying to update it's notifying "system update is available in home network ...
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Phone's inbuilt memory usage goes on increasing, What are the possible solutions?

I'm using Asus Zenfone 2 - 2 GB RAM & 16 GB in-built memory with lollipop 5.0. It was going good since last system update, but after doing last system update in-built memory usage went on ...
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Manually place CF SuperSU files on System.img(unpacked)

Is it possible to manually install SuperSu on unpacked System.img. I can't install a custom recovery on Phone: Samsung Galaxy S6(Clone) MT6572 Model: ALPS.KK1.MP6 .V1 Board: P725_MB_V1.2 94V-0 ...
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Where are Androids’ developer options stored?

Can anyone please tell me, where Androids’ developer options are stored? I’m trying to modify the Pointer Location developer option in this file. After recompiling Android, where is the file ...
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I need to access the “system disk” on my Android phone from my laptop

I need to copy text messages from an Android phone to my laptop. When I look at the contents of my Android phone from my laptop through a USB connection I can only see and copy the "local disk" ...
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Android 4.4 update to 5.1

I have a Moto G that was originally formatted for Boost Mobile. I had it flashed to Verizon/PagePlus, and it currently has the KitKat operating system. Recently i got a notification of a system ...
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Silent, non-obstrusive system tray pop-ups on schedule?

Anyone know an easy way to set a recurring alarm that doesn't (1) wake up the phone, (2) make any noise, (3) vibrate? I essentially want a reminder to populate that I will see when I turn on my phone,...
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weird problem with auto sync on LG G2

sorry for the long post I need your help with a weird problem. I usually don't write in forums, instead search for solutions for a similar problem that someone else has asked before (and usually find ...
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Unable to move sqlite3 file to system/xbin

I have a rooted nexus 5 stock firmware,build number- LMY48M .I have xposed framework installed .For a mod called whatsappX , I need to copy sqlite3 to system/xbin, but it says not enough space . I ...
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My Lg L90 crashed

I rooted it and deleted some vital apps. In an effort to void the issue i commenced to hard factory reset it. After completion, upon reboot, the system wouldn't even start. It's toast. I thought my ...
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is possible to Install additional languages patches in cell?

Well, I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Pocket duos, bought in Brazil, but this device don't have installed Portuguese Brazilian, this device have only English (USA, Canada, Australia...), Indian Languages ...
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Increase phone speed

My phone is sometimes freezed. I have installed and configured Clean Master and Battery Doctor, but it still slow. My Phone is Huawei Y300, running Android 4.1. What can I do for speed up the system? ...
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storage space of system is showing insufficient

I have an Oppo R2001. it has three storages: system, phone and external SD. I have enough space in phone and SD but only 40MB in system storage. When I am trying to install an app of 24MB my mobile is ...
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Shell with su cannot remount /sytstem. adb can.

I am trying to mount the /system file partition in Android as rw. I have ro.insecure=0 in my default.prop. I have su installed and working correctly. I can remount the file system using 'adb remount' ...
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Error: “read only file system” on rmdir

I have problems with my Google Play so I tried to solve them from this blog, You gonna need Android Terminal Simulator or equivalent terminal app. This will also require your Android rooted. ...
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Flashed system partition differs subtly from system.img

When I flash my Nexus 7 2013 with a rebuilt aosp system.img using fastboot, the data in the partition (as read back by dd) is very slightly different from the system.img data used to flash it. A block ...
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Permissions for /system/etc

I was trying to enable writing titanium backups to the SDCard by editing the file: /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml However I was not paying attention and now everytime I boot up I get spammed ...
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Android system folder permission lockout

I have apparently messed up the permissions to the /system/ folder in android (a galaxy s3 sgh-i747, which is rooted). I think I locked myself out of being able to execute anything in that folder, ...
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Problem with System UI stopping

I have an Android tablet with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 installed. I downloaded an app onto it yesterday and then started seeing the dreaded "Unfortunately, system UI has stopped" error message pop up when ...
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Does Android indeed need defragment?

I have recently format(not just wiping) userdata partition on Note 2 N7100 and Tab 7.7 P6800. I also restore /data using nandroid and restore internal sdcard by manually copying files. I notice that ...
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“can't read /etc/fstab: No such file or directory” when mounting system?

I am running CyanogenMod 7.2, and when I type mount system in Terminal Emulator, it gives me mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory What's wrong? It obviously can mount the /...
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Turn off power notification sound on LG G2

I've got an LG G2 (Verizon) and I'd like to turn off all the notification sounds for when I plug in my phone, when I unplug it, and when it gets to full power. I've turned the system notification ...
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How do I keep my /system mounted as read+write all the time?

I'm running ChainFire3D and for some reason, the per-app setting doesn't seem to work at all. But when I set the default setting itself, it works. I saw that one of ChainFire 3D's requirement is for ...