Questions tagged [adb]

For issues specific to the Android Debug Bridge (adb), a command-line tool to interact with Android devices and Emulator instances. See the full tag wiki for details and hints.

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Cannot uninstall an app from adb

I am trying to uninstall an app which came to me with the phone ( an app for senior users - sort of launcher). My device is : LG L70 Android version : 4.4.2 However I cannot uninstall it from the ...
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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk -...
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Accessing my phone whose screen died

My Samsung's screen (Samsung S-III mini) seems to be dead (it suffered mechanical damage at the top, mostly the right corner). I can't really tell if the phone boots completely normally or not, tho ...
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Replace su binary with another one

I have the SuperSU installed (with su binary in /system/xbin), and another su binary compiled from SuperUser sources by myself. I want to replace the existing su binary by my one via the command ...
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Permission denied

[ASL] gives this error in library installations: %ANDROID%\platform-tools\adb.exe push %NATIVE% /data/local/asl-native --->RUN '/data/local/asl-native':Permission denied How can I overcome this ...
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Use a different adbkey

The adb command uses ~/.android/adbkey by default. Is there any way to specify a different key that should be used, either on a per device or per adb instance basis? The functionality I'm looking ...
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ADB push failed to copy, function not implemented

I cross compiled a library for my Android phone, and I keep getting the message when I try to push failed to copy '/home/sanctus/Desktop/native-android-ports/libc-arm/crypt/libcrypt.so.1' to '/...
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'adb backup -apk -shared -all -f "D:\backup.ab' initiates backup, completes, but produces a file that is only 1kb

I'm attempting to backup my old Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S3, so that I can lend it to my friend while his is away at repairs, then restore it when he's done with it. I have the Samsung USB ...
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adb sideload Throws error: closed on Nexus 6

I am trying to sideload the Android Marshallow OTA on my Nexus 6 using adb sideload "<android marshmallow OTA>.zip", but the console keeps printing out error: closed with no success. I verified ...
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Configure & connect to Wi-Fi using ADB on Android 5.1.1

I'm using Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1. I need to connect to Wi-Fi router in my automation. For that I need to use ADB interface. I connected to mobile using ADB. I also configured the wpa_supplicant....
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ADB can't find Nexus 7 after bootloading

I am trying to update my (unrooted and unlocked) Nexus 7 2013 wi-fi to Marshmallow via OTA. My Nexus is in USB debug mode and I have installed adb on my system and download the update package file. ...
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Using ROMs made for a specific device

I have a moto x 2013 Dev edition and got the unfortunate news yesterday that Motorola will not be updating my device to marshmallow, which I understand as an older device, but the specs of this phone ...
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How can I install e2fsprogs on my device?

My phone has the "Monkey Test" virus and there is solution in here, but when I try to execute this command: chattr -iaA providerCertificate.apk I receive the error "chattr : not found". I found a ...
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ADB sideload doesn't work, no drivers

Sometimes on my Nexus 9 (LMY48M)ADB sideload doesn't work as the device doesn't have a driver. This is true for both stock and TWRP. However, ADB from booted Android works perfectly. I have ADB ...
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ADB version of these terminal emulator instructions?

I have the "Insufficient storage" bug on my Moto G X1032. This answer fixes it with the terminal emulator app, which i can't install. They recommend performing the following commands in adb if that's ...
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Fastboot command not working as expected

When I connect my android phone in fastboot mode and enter fastboot devices ,I get no output at terminal ,but when I enter fastboot -i 0x1ebf devices I get an output.I need -i option with every other ...
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How to access internal memory of android device with a broken display and without root permission?

My Samsung Galaxy Grand has a broken display. I need to access my media files( Photos and Videos ) from the internal memory of the device. What I have tried - Tried with Samsung KIES. tried to ...
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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My Phone Stuck in boot screen How to recover?

I am using micromax canvas hd A116. I tried to install Custom ROM and I installed safely. After 1 Week I tried to reset my phone using factory reset under settings. After that my phone is not ...
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Forgot Oneplus One pin. How to enable usb debugging?

I forgot my oneplus one pin. I have tried using google device manager and have tried putting in my pin (150+ times) to be prompted for my google account. I was thinking if it would be possible for me ...
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Process List of Charging Powered Off Device

Is there any way to access or log the process list when the phone is off, but plugged into my computer charging? I'd like to see what system processes are running when the phone is connected to a ...
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LG Escape 2 - bricked

I tried running a script that I got online. I downloaded the whole file which included the .bat file. I tried running the .bat file while forgetting that I needed to download the drivers (from the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 - no adb devices

I wanted to install a custom ROM on my old Galaxy S4 I9500. I installed CWM recovery at first with Odin, and it worked really well. Thereafter, I tried side-loading or pushing the custom ROM using ...
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How can I get into my device using command prompt?

My OnePlus One is partially bricked. When it turns on, it does not pass the "1+ powered by android" screen. I do not know what caused this, but there is a more detailed explanation of my issue here. I ...
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ADB (in recovery-mode) gives “adb server out of date. Killing…” followed by “error:closed”

I connect my device to my PC in recovery-mode, when I write adb devices I get: List of devices attached 4d00ededbeaca0bd sideload However, when I try to adb shell I get: error: closed ...
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Is it possible to downgrade firmware via ADB sideload?

I have an Asus zenfone 2. I want to downgrade it from firmware 2.19 to 2.18. They both are built on Android 5.0
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How to install Android ADB drivers on Windows? (Any Android Phone)

How can I install the Android ADB drivers on a Windows 8.x PC/Laptop? I followed tutorials on the internet but nothing worked for me. PS: The adb driver should be compatible with any Android ...
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How do I upgrade the Android LG G2 D802 to Kitkat OS?

I bought LG G2 phone just a few days and I wanted to upgrade it to possibly Android 4.4 Kitkat from Android 4.2 Jellybean (I think which is the software update is trying to do as well as shown in ...
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My OS Loads, but no Recovery

Handset: Huawei Honor Holly Root: Yes I am trying to install CWM recovery on this phone. I tried it using Flashify after reading guidelines from a website. Now, my stock recovery is gone. Also, ...
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backup android-operating system

I am trying to backup the whole android OS with all kernel files, systemfiles, efs-data and more on my rooted samsung galaxy s3 but when I open the the backupfile (.ab) on my computer i can only see ...
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Nexus 5 in Recovery mode not detected in ADB but another Nexus 5 gets detected

I think I soft bricked my Nexus 5. I was planning on wiping all data from Nexus 5 and installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 following the normal procedure in the Recovery Mode but the wiping got stuck at ...
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Can a looped Android be rooted?

I deleted a system file from my Android (com.android.providers.settings.apk) and now my Android is in a loop. It is a KitKat tablet and I am able to use adb sideload. Is there a way to root the tablet ...
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Error in connecting Samsung A3 to Ubuntu 14 (USB); adb unauthorized (no pop up on device too)

I have a Samsung A3 with Android 4.4.2 (not rooted) and a computer running Ubuntu 14. I am trying to connect my device to my computer through USB to be able to perform some tests on it. I have ...
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Using adb to backup data on an unbootable & non-rooted phone that does not have USB Debugging turned on

I have a phone (Moto G) that won't boot & I had not turned the USB Debugging on when it used to boot correctly. The motivation is to use adb to get a full dump of the data on the phone before I ...
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Recover CM system with bad Google Apps update

I recently updated Google Apps on my device. Now, when I start my phone, I get repeatedly inundated with "Unfortunately, {{app}} has stopped." with Keep, Gmail, Wallet, etc. filling in the blanks. The ...
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Can I read a data file without root access

I've been playing around with my phone, specifically the file /data/system/gesture.key, and have run into an issue. Using adb, I can get right up to the file but I can't read it or copy it to my PC. ...
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Cannot access any files on Samsung Tab 4 7" [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab 4, 7", rooted but running stock OS (Android 4.4.2. It was rooted using Odin 3.09 and TWRP recovery. I then enabled adb root with the adbd insecure app by Chainfire. It ...
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Flashing ROMs with adb sideload

Can I flash roms with adb sideload without rooting my android device ? I have tried installing custom recoveries once, but it didn't work. I had rooted my android device before, but due to some ...
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getting “E: failed to verify whole-file signature” and “E: signature verification aborted” when updating from 5.0 to 5.1

I have a Nexus 5 that I am trying to update from 5.0 to 5.1 via a sideload ADB update. The OTA update within Android fails at about 30% so I am trying to do it manually.I downloaded the file but when ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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Please any ideas for installing settings.apk to system without root on 4.4.3?

I will answer any questions you have for me....but I am just in need of an answer to the question as posted I cannot access the settings on my device, as the settings app is not showing on the ...
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Recover photos and/or bypass lock screen on Android 5.0

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which I dropped on the ground so the screen broke. I had a swipe lock enabled. To be able to unlock it before it was repaired I locked it through Android Device Manager and ...
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Cannot get a G2 to connect to anything via USB

I just bought a G2 on craigslist. It came rooted and with custom recovery. Whenever I plug it into my computer (tried my mac and two other PCs) the phone does not recognize it's plugged into a ...
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Update Android on HTC Evo 4G

I have a rooted FreedomPop HTC Evo 4G PC36100 with CyanogenMod 2.6.37.6. My Android version is 2.3.7. Beseband version is 2.15.00.01.15. How can I update Android to the latest version? Is it possible?...
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Unsure if 'adb push' has completed correctly in recovery mode

I did everything that the CyanogenMod wiki told me to, and I think I might be done, and I got this alert on my computer. But I'm not getting any alerts on ClockWorkMod.... I'm using the ...
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How to Uninstall the lollipop app [duplicate]

Could you please tell me how to go back to my old android? I have a Samsung S5 and I tried the factory reset and that did not work. I hate this new android version
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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Recover LG G2 (VS980) Phone Using Only Sideload

In an effort to resurrect my phone I have tried to sideload a number of things but always end up with one of three options. Oddly, although I "had" TWRP, the only thing I can get is Android System ...
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recovery does not recognise / mount SD card

As reported in an earlier post, I have rooted my HTC Desire Bravo with tacoroot and revolutionary, and my idea was to install a recovery ROM via the SD card. The problem is that neither ClockworkMod ...
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Retrieve files from broken Samsung Galaxy S 4

I ended up stepping on my phone and cracking it to the point where I can see ink (liquid) coming out of the cracks. I need to know if there's some way I can get back photos and files off of it. There ...