I have a rooted Galaxy S4 device which runs Android 4.4.2 & I'm trying to get the files of an application using adb shell, when I navigate to where my directory is and get the root access in shell and type

cp -R com.samsung.android.hostmanager C:\Useres\S4

I don't get any errors but the files isn't in the destination folder, I did try to use mv which seems to work as the application crashed on my device but even though I still didn't get the files. Where I'm going wrong?


This won't work because C:\Useres\S4 isn't a path on your phone, it's a path on your PC. Normally you need to use adb pull from your PC to copy files from your phone, but when you need root to access those files, it's not quite enough. Izzy's answer here explains how to achieve this.

  • Thank you for the explanation, I did that, however, when I installed the adbd insecure and enabled the insecure adbd option, it says at the current status Binary: Insecure, USB debugging: Disabled, even though I did enabled that in the developer options and now when I type adb devices, I don't get my device name!! actually I wasnt able to get my device name after installing the appplication !
    – Sasha
    Aug 6 '14 at 13:00

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