Questions tagged [adb]

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App not installed error while sideloading and Install failed UID changed via adb [Not rooted]

I am having hard time getting an app installed since none sideloading nor adb install work...since I dont have root i cant delete the app's data folder from the data/data folder.. seems delete that ...
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How can I record the phone screen from the command prompt?

I have been trying to record my phone screen (Nexus 5) through command prompt. I have also downloaded the SDK. For some unknown reason I am unable to open or play the file saved using this script: $...
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Fastboot command returns a list of question marks

I am trying to root an Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet using a script. I have adb working and fastboot works too, however, command fastboot devices returns a list of question marks. Eg: ???????????? ...
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I move a folder in android root directory to SDcard directory in internal phone memory. Is there a way to restore it back?

The folder was custpack in root directory and the phone will not boot now. I can still access a recovery mode but it only have a stock recovery from the manufacture. No custom recovery available for ...
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Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 won't turn on after messing with build.prop

I went to mess with my build.prop to do some stuff and then my device wouldnt turn on. I tried looking everywhere for ways to fix it but none will work because it keeps ending with when im in cmd with ...
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Rooting Unknown Device

Actually i want to root not-branded tablet. That table is running Android Jelly bean 4.2.2, Kernel 3.0.8+. Current my status: From the start i have root access in adb shell I managed update su ...
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No OS and no recovery mode

My OS wasn't working anymore for some reason so I tried to restore it using recovery mode. I had TWRP and after trying a few roms and having it tell me every single time that it failed to install (...
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LG Optimus P500 system essential apps deleted accidentally

I recently rooted my LG P500 successfully. But after that, in removing some bloatware I deleted some of my system apps. After that my notifications area is visible but my home screen and apps screen ...
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How do I connect Nexus 5 on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for USB-debugging

When I connect my device to my Linux laptop (debian-Ubuntu) I don't get any output in adb logcat If I connect it to another laptop it works fine in KDE I can open the Directory and copy files, so ...
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How to change system fonts and Sounds

How to change system fonts using adb and also system sounds using adb? I have sucessfully changed system sounds: adb devices adb remount adb shell rm /system/media/audio/ui/Unlock.ogg adb shell rm /...
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adb doesn't detect phone on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 PC that sometimes does not detect my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone. The following error message will pop up when I connect the device. Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Unable ...
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how to change boot logo without using fastboot

I know how to change the boot logo(logo.bin) from fastboot, but the problem is how can I change the boot logo without using fastboot. I can't go to fastboot mode because I think my device(ME-702) ...
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Devices on adb are fluctuating

I have Ubuntu running on a Mac Mini with adb 1.0.31. I am trying to attach 3 devices directly and four devices via a powered hub. Every time devices attached start to fluctuate on adb after some time. ...
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Backup and Restore with Holo ( ADB ) from N4 to another N4 - some questions

I am soon receiving a replacement device for my Nexus 4, that got some problems charging now and then. Some questions regarding Holo Backup: It shall be no problem to restore a "Backup all without ...
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Sending linux commands over serial

I have a question about being able to send Linux commands over a serial connection to an Android device. I have heard of putty and tried to use it, but i am ultimately lost with it. Like if I was in ...
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Installing ADB Driver (Manually?)

I'm trying to install ADB drivers for my phone on Windows 8. Previously on Windows 7 I used a driver that is not supported on Win8 and also doesn't work. Debugging option is set. Version 4.0.4 Sharp ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 1 /sdcard/ folder tree

Hi I am searching for the factory folder tree for Samsung Galaxy Note 1. I want the folder tree, so I can perform adb shell commands to access these directories. In a quest of recovering data. e.g. ...
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Pull or backup only the contacts from Android

My phone is on a bootloope _ soft bricked. I have managed to detect it via adb on recovery mode. So now I want to know the exact command to pull contacts first from the phone to my pc. Is this ...
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Fail to connect to ADB Wifi when device goes to idle state?

I am connecting to my Android phone with ADB WiFi (no USB plugged in). However, whenever my device goes to sleep, I am losing connection and unable to reconnect. In what I am trying to do, I need to ...
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lsusb lists Galaxy Samsung Tab s2 & adb devices lists nothing

really, I do all my efforts to run an android project through eclipse on a tablet "Samsung galaxy Tab s2/ GT-P3100" under linux (Ubuntu 12.04). i add the vendor id of samsung in ~/.android/...
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Connecting android tablet as testing device

I have a problem related to connectivity between my desktop (Windows) and tablet (Android 4.1). I bought a new device (Colorovo City Tab Vision 7) and now I want to use it for testing of my ...
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Can ADB Handle Multiple Connections?

I am trying to script ADB and I was wandering if it can handle multiple installs at the same time in different threads. Does anyone know if this is possible?
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How did can I find important partions of any android devices?

Please Help Me !!! How did can I find important partions of any android device . Using adb or fastboot . Such as, boot, recovery, etc... I mean to backup any androdi device rom . I have tried with "...
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Issue with the adb shell on a tablet 20080411

Hello i am trying to fastboot my tablet serialno 20080411 my problem is when i try to acces in the shell of the tablet that happens the problem, i try to make a ls the system said /system/bin/sh: ls: ...
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Trouble installing ADB correctly, Kindle will not show up in device manager

Currently using kindle fire HD 7.3.1 7" and would like to be able to add google play but when ever i try to install adb it says that I correctly installed it. I have both ADB turned on in the kindle ...
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No Permissions Error Regardless of sudo or shell

I have a Huawei comet u8150 That I decided to root seeing as I'm stuck with it for the time being. I rooted it last night, Flashed Clockwork Mod Recovery 5.0.2 and Installed CyanogenMod 7 for the ...
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Cant see device with lastest adb.exe version but I can see it with an old adb version in Windows

My device is a Wolder Manhattan 7" Android tablet which is a clone copy of BQ Pascal 2. In order to get root and use adb, most guides use the BQ Pascal 2 Windows drivers for Wolder Manhattan: ...
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Installing ADB drivers for Micromax A89 Ninja - Windows 8

Micromax does not provide any drivers for its phone - Micromax ninja a89. We are trying to use the phone for development and are unable to install device driver in windows 8. We tried the adb ...
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Is is possible to make a non-rooted Huawei U8110 (T-Mobile Pulse Mini) recognisable by the `adb devices` command on OS X?

Currently, on OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, this is all I get, even with USB debugging enabled on the phone: $ ./adb devices List of devices attached $ The phone shows up under About This Mac, and its ...
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GS4 - Stuck in a bootloop on stock ROM

SGH-I337 I got recently is stuck in a bootloop. Itll post and then attempt booting and stay on the screen forever. As this phone is completely stock and never touched so usb debugging is not enabled. ...
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ADB over wifi goes away after unplugging usb

connect the usb to your phone open the cmd and type: adb devices Huawie Mate 8 device and it gives something like this. This is the device connected over usb.Now type adb tcpip ...
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Phone won't boot/start after successful flashing through QFIL

My phone was bricked, so I decided to flash my phone LYF f1s with the stock ROM through QFIL, but after after successful flashing it won't start !! Nothing happens, no matter which combination of ...
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forbid ADB install apk through a password

pls is there a way to forbid the adb install to install apk into tablets unless there's a password? Android 5.0 - rooted devices? thank you
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remount file system with “adb remount” in production builds Marshmallow 6.0

Before Marshmallow the solution of adbd insecure from Chainfire was working great on rooted Lollipop and previous builds. But now, with Android 6.0 the adbd insecure apk doesn't work. Question: is ...
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Retrieve Files From Device in Bootloader

I'm working on an android application. I accidentally turned on a developer option(I'm guessing RTL Layout), and now I get the message "..System UI has stopped working". I tried to clear the cache ...
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adb devices gives same serial number for all Micromax devices

I have few micromax devices and I have different serial number for those in the box. But when I run the command adb devices for these devices, I get everything as 0123456789ABCDEF. Is there are way to ...
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How can i run At-commadns with the ADB?

I'm trying to communicate with the modem of my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 over the ADB tool. My galaxy is rooted and is accessible through adb. I'm attempting to execute AT-commands over the adb-tool....
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ADB “screenrecord” not working when executed form device

I recently found out about the screenrecord feature of ADB on Android since API19. If I try and execute this from Android Terminal Emulator on my device, I get the response from the device I would ...
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Rooting and run adbd service automatically

I try to use create root package that run adbd service automatically,so: I download root package for gti9300 from autoroot.chainfire.eu I extract package multiple times to get recovery.img and cache....
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Forcing an Android tablet to connect to a wifi from PC

A while ago, I had a tablet (Coby Kyros MID9742), that got shelved when the screen quit (half of the area of the touchscreen won't recognize touches, split among 2 sections). I am trying to repurpose ...
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Trying to install Copperhead OS on Nexus 6P

I want to install CopperheadOS on my Nexus 6P. They have installation instructions here: https://copperhead.co/android/docs/install Unfortunately, I'm already stuck at the beginning. The installation ...
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How to Clear Caches in LG G2 Running Lollipop 5.0.2

The Lollipop update for AT&T LG G2 has pretty much destroyed my phone. I'm hoping clearing out every sort of cache might help. But I can't clear the caches the usual ways because (1) the ...
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bootloop without power button

I have a Nexus S which sadly has a broken power button. This means I cannot do anything in recovery mode. Recently, after downgrading from a Cyanogenmod 10.1 nightly to and experimental build, it got ...
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Error when trying to use adb shell in recovery mode

I have a Chinese phone which I've been unable to install ClockworkMod on. I decided to try booting into recovery mode to manually backup/restore the system partition. However, if I plug my phone into ...
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How to connect soft bricked tablet to pc without USB debugging enabled

I tried rooting my Galaxy tab a 9.7 using Odin and soft bricked it. I went into system recovery mode and clicked wipe data/factory reset thinking it would reset back to stock. My tablet is still ...
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adb for bootloop

I am in the middle of trying to understand the correct procedure to recover my data from a phone that went into a bootloop. I installed android sdk, with adb tools. Also installed ODIN (although I ...
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ADB keeps showing my samsung as unauthorized

Adb keeps saying unauthorized on my Ubuntu and Android will not pop up with the menu to accept a computer with such and such ADB key hash. I got it to work once or twice by plugging and unplugging and ...
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Android Studios Adb server problems

I formatted the desktop and i'm try to install the Android Studios version 3.2.1 installation setup was completed but when try to run the project .It show error log like this Unable to detect adb ...
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I am trying to change my device's Mac address from adb shell but

I tried to change the Mac address of my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 (running Android 7.1.1) from adb shell. But the command ip link set wlan0 [...........] returns permission denied. Any ...
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How to backup the entire device from a computer and mount any of the bakup partitions in Linux?

I am looking for some tutorial or help to be able to make a backup of all Android partitions directly on my computer and be able to mount each of them from Linux to view them.