If I have bug reports enabled in dev options and I take a bugreport from the power button menu, where are these reports saved?

I see there is an option to share it, but I want to pull it directly through adb for analysis.

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As of Android 10, at least for Pixel devices, bugreports taken from the device are available in /bugreports - even without root access! You can get the names of the available bug reports with

adb shell ls /bugreports/

then get the file you want with adb pull, e.g.

adb pull /bugreports/bugreport-foobar-lotsofnumbers-date.zip
  • It worked for me on my Galaxy Note 9 but my bugreports were in /bugreports/bugreport/
    – Gazumbo
    Aug 27, 2021 at 17:55
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    Officially documented at Capture and read bug reports - Save an older bug report
    – Weekend
    Jul 6, 2022 at 7:15
  • If you don't have adb set up, it is available in the Android Studio Device File Explorer. Just open the top level shortcut to the directory bugreports Aug 29, 2022 at 0:10

Bugreports are stored in /data/data/com.android.shell/files/bugreports.

You can't access the file directly without root access.

  • On Android 6 (at least on Samsung Galaxy J5) is /data/data/com.android.shell/files/bugreports accessible also for shell user.
    – pevik
    Nov 15, 2017 at 20:27

In my case, they are in /data/user_de/0/com.android.shell/files/bugreports/

  • and linked as /bugreports Sep 22, 2019 at 5:44

You can connect your device to your PC, and use android SDK tools adb, then go to the directory and in your command line use adb shell bugreport > bugreport.txt Your bugreport will output.

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    That will work for taking a new bugreport but not for retrieving one that already exists (i.e. taken while using the phone unattached to adb)
    – arcyqwerty
    Mar 28, 2016 at 14:52

If you want to view the bug reports on your PC, run adb from a directory where you want to save the bugreports with

adb pull /data/data/com.android.shell/files/bugreports

But this may require root permission.

  • That has already been mentioned in this answer – apart from the adb pull part. When using adb, on the device's end it's usually running as shell user – which IMHO is the owner of that location, so no root should be needed to pull the files.
    – Izzy
    Oct 25, 2017 at 14:02

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