I've borked something in my nexus 4 stock rom playing with system files over ADB, and my device no longer boots past the animation.

Is there any way I can make the system show it's boot process instead of the animation? Or at least a way to enable adb at this stage so i can logcat and try to identify the problem

I still can do whatever I want with the device - I have cwm and the device is unlocked but I'd prefer to fix the problem instead of backing up my files through adb for hours and reflashing stock rom


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Have you tried this app from Chainfire?


From the description, it shows a logcat of the boot process over the boot animation.

  • Yeah, I can't really install an app before I boot into the system.. That's the whole problem. I'm looking more for a solution involving some modification to android files allowing me to do something similar to this.
    – Michael S.
    Dec 18, 2014 at 23:48
  • Oh yeah. Missed that part!
    – 1990clb
    Dec 18, 2014 at 23:48

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