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After connecting via USB and receive the message "connecting as installer" on your phone's screen, make sure you're phone isn't on the lock-screen and swipe down from the top (or at least on my Verizon device) you can access "USB PC connection" settings under the "ongoing" tab. Check one of two options, MTP or PTP. This would be the same pull-down where you ...


In android 4.2, it was possible to access a hidden setup menu and fix the usb settings. The 4.3 update reverted usb setting to the broken default. The access codes for the advanced setup menus have been changed or removed. Samsung claims they've removed access, for what ungodly reason I don't know, and repeated requests and hours on the phone with them got ...


Generally, what you need to achieve this is to connect to the serial console of the system. Like on a desktop system, this gives you all the kernel and init messages as the device boots, and access to a shell once the device has booted. How to connect to the serial console varies between devices, and you haven't told us which device you have. Usually, you ...


What is a LogCat? A "LogCat" is for debugging applications / Android system. When applications / Android crash the output the "explanation" for the crash, the Exception Stacktrace, to a Log. This log can be saved and help developers to fix the crash. What is it supposed to do? It will help to solve your questions, if your asked for a LogCat it is always ...


(If you've got adb enabled on your tablet and installed on your PC, skip the next two paragraphs) If you've only been replacing apks, you'll need to enable Developer Settings (Settings -> About tablet -> scroll down to "Build number" and tap seven times). Then, go back, and into the developer options panel, and scroll down to the "debugging" section. Enable ...


If the device in question is rooted, you can write to the system settings directly from a shell command in adb shell. The name of the setting to write depends on which Android version you have. If your device isn't rooted, you can't change the USB debugging setting from adb or any non-system app.


In case anyone with a Samsung S4 running USB Mass Storage Enabler and Busybox runs into this issue, be sure that the USB computer connection is set to MTP. This setting sometimes toggles off for some odd reason on my phone. Click the text box and you should be good to go.

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