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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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(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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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is it possible for someone to install apks without you noticing, using remote debugging? Yes. First you have to have remote debugging (ADB over TCP/IP) on (typically requires root). Then they have to know your device's IP address and the port number used for ADB over TCP/IP. If done through a malicious app, you would have first had to install the app, ...


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The attack (in question) mentioned in the said research paper would work on a device only when your device is running ADB in TCP/IP mode. You have to specifically give the instructions to bind the ADB on a particular port on your device. Entering adb help would give one such entry: adb tcpip <port> - restarts the adbd daemon listening ...


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These features are part of Developer Options. Settings > Developer Options > Input Turn off Show touches Turn off Show pointer location. This terminology is from my Samsung S3, yours may be similar. This is deep into the settings heirarchy, it is unlikely accidental.


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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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