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Dec
29
comment Droid Explorer does now show hidden files
@VivekJi it was already mentioned that ES Explorer was tried, and that it shows "data" as empty. Both in the comment above yours, and in the original question.
Dec
29
comment Should i do the factory reset? If yes, what will i lose?
no, not "all data". It will not remove anything on the internal sdcard, nor the external sdcard. But any settings and things that applications save in /data/data will be gone.
Nov
9
comment Droid Explorer documentation?
As the lead developer of droid explorer, I want to point out that while this is a great answer to where the documentation is, the documentation is very limited. Also, the GitHub wiki and code is not official and won't be official until I do the next release.
Nov
2
comment Unable to start ADB with root access
For backup, droid explorer just uses the device backup and makes it a bit easier to use. The backups are saved in C:\Users\<username>\Android Backups
Nov
2
comment Unable to start ADB with root access
it will continue to function, for the most part. You may have some issues accessing folders like /system/apps/ or opening a shell with root access (you should still be able to say "su" in the shell manually though)
Nov
2
comment What's using my GPS?
@DanielS., That's fine that you down-voted, but I am not trying to convince anyone of anything, I provided information. Based on the information supplied, I gave the best answer I could; any application installed could be using the GPS, if it requests the permission. Also note, my answer is about 4.5 years old.
Oct
25
comment Unable to start ADB with root access
Yes, I get that you have root. but you cannot start ADB in ROOT MODE unless it supports it, either with a custom kernel, or using ADBD Insecure. Running an app on the device that requests root is different than how Droid Explorer uses root. It requests it through ADB, and if adb does not run in root mode, it will not have access to folders that require root.
Oct
18
comment Compass feature in all Android phones?
What is the "problem" you mention? Your question is unclear. If you are only asking if every single android device has a compass, then the answer is no. An example, I don't know of one set top box that runs android that would have a compass.
Oct
1
comment How do you progress through the Droid Explorer unpack option?
So this question, sort of looks like it could be answered here. I don't think it is a bug with droid explorer, because in the 2 environments I tested this in, I do not have this dialog. It looks like it could be an issue with your install of java. maybe your java path is not added to the PATH environment variable.
Aug
31
comment Droid Explorer does not recognize Android Studio as a valid Android SDK during install.
ok, great. And I will look in to installing the Android Studio and see what is different about the SDK and see if I can add support for that in the future as well.
Aug
31
comment Droid Explorer does not recognize Android Studio as a valid Android SDK during install.
Ahhh, So I was not aware that the layout changed in SDK for 5. I will look in to what has changed and will make changes to support that. So, since that is the case, yes, currently, the latest SDK is not supported.
Aug
31
comment Droid Explorer does not recognize Android Studio as a valid Android SDK during install.
Why would you have to install an older version of the SDK? What I am saying is currently, Droid Explorer does not support the SDK that is installed with Android Studio, the only officially supported SDK is the Standalone install of the SDK. If you have an issue with 2 versions of the SDK, then you can have Android Studio use the SDK that is installed by the standalone installer.
Aug
30
comment “input string was not in a correct format” DroidExplorer Desktop
I think i found some more information that may lead to me being able to fix this. I have added another question to the bug if someone could provide information, it would help.
Aug
28
comment Droid Explorer is unable to browse device
I just saw the second part that you have the same issue with the device running CM11. This sounds more like something that I would consider a bug. If you could file the bug on the Issue Tracker. Sounds like the application is locking up for some reason. In the bug, please provide as much info as possible. OS, system specs (like memory, processor), android sdk version, phone info. Thanks. I am going to vote to close this, as I do not think there is any answer that would solve it, unless I can reproduce it.
Aug
27
comment Droid Explorer is unable to browse device
Without investigation, I would suggest you make sure you have busybox installed on the device. It is a requirement for droid explorer to work correctly.
Aug
11
comment Cannot find SDK or point to it, both programs installed
are you on a 64bit machine? if so take a look at HLKM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\DroidExplorer\InstallPath\. On 64bit, this node still resides in the 32bit hive.
Jun
1
comment “input string was not in a correct format” DroidExplorer Desktop
I have added a comment/question to the bug. Once I get that information, I may be able to provide a "work around" here, and then a fix in code later.
May
29
comment “input string was not in a correct format” DroidExplorer Desktop
This is more suitable as a bug report. I am out of town and have very limited computer access. But my initial thought is it has to do with the versions of the platforms downloaded with the SDK. There as a time that one of the platform names did not follow their own standard. You could try to remove the platforms by deleting all the folders in the SDK platforms folder. Then add the platforms again.
May
26
comment Can't install or update applications - “insufficient space”
You should take a look at Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space and Install/Update Apps gives “Insufficient Storage Available” error
May
15
comment Restore Droid Explorer Backup
@RobFisher it would be in the same location. Make sure you have java installed, as it is required to unpack.