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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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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Unable to modify build.prop

I'm using a stock Nexus 5X. I tried to edit build.prop the following way: I unlocked the bootloader and booted into TWRP (not flashed) I mounted system I then adb pulled build.prop, edited it, then ...
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how to transfer a file from within system partition on android to desktop

background I'm developing an app that downloads files to the device.. some of these files are acting out and to trouble shoot I want to actually transfer these files to my (mac) desktop and go ...
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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 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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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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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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Adb doesn't work, “adb.exe has stopped working” window appears

I want to learn flutter, so, I installed Android SDK from Android Studio but when I tried to connect my device a "adb.exe has stopped working" window showed, then I tried using 'adb devices' command ...
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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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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 waiting for device

I am trying to install TWRP on mt LG Stylo 2 android 7.0 using adb. When i try to install it using this command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img I get the messages waiting for device. Thing is ...
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Receiving “Unknown id: disable” from ADB

I attempted to apply the following command through ADB... adb shell su -c pm disable com.google.android.gsf/.update.SystemUpdateService$Receiver But when I enter the command, I receive the following ...
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Device serial number (using ADB commands)

I'm using an automation platform that has an ADB session which requires the device_serial_list, which is the serial number. However, if I do adb get-serialno I get a different value than the one shown ...
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Rooting Motorolla X2 adb shell problem

i tried this tutorial and in step 1 i followed method 2. I try step 3, and when i try adb shell it works fine. but the line after, sh /sdcard/motoroot-step1.sh, I get sh: Can't open /sdcard/motoroot-...
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Using ADB to install ARcore APK on adnroid

trying to install the ARCore apk using adb on my S8+. Enabled USB debugging. Used powershell on E:\Users\black\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\platform-tools then used ./adb shell to get 127|dream2lte:/ ...
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Writing to files from batch using adb not working

I am trying to have an automatic batch file replace a file on my android device, it works when i type it in manualy but for some wierd reason it doesn't in the batch file. Here is my code: @echo off ...
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Device recognition on Android SDK

I've got a Chinese aPad running Android 1.5, how do I get it to be recongnised by Android SDK? I want to do adb hacks as recommended by this answer. Pointers to using adb also welcome.
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How to list system packages uninstalled (for a user) via ADB?

I want to research the bloatware that I disabled using pm uninstall -k –user 0 <package> and I just realized that I don't know how to make a list of those specific apps. I can list the file ...
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Don't have a keyboard in my phone, and cannot install a new one with ADB either

I had a keyboard in my phone (Google Keyboard), which, when I somehow installed yesterday, didn't give me the option of moving it to the SD card. Today, for some reason it gave me the option to move ...
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adb doesn't work

I downloaded SDK from the official website. I installed it, but when I try to use it this happens: What mistake did I make? I use Ubuntu 14.04.
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Connect to Sony Xperia M Dual with adb/fastboot

I want to ask how to install custom rom on Xperia M Dual I had tried adb and fastboot command in cmd but it shows waiting for device.. Help me please I'm too frustrated
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Link to download adb for Mac,please? [duplicate]

sorry but i cannot find a link to download adb for Mac..can somebody provide me a link,please?thank you!
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how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
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i am trying to install an apk using abd shell on my huawei p30 lite

My display and touchscreen is broken and I am trying to get a number from my contacts and I am trying to install vysor.apk on my phone to use it using my pc. I am using adb shell to install the apk, ...
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Fastboot don't Show device

I want to root my Umidigi A5 pro and I found a working way(many users said it is working). I installed adb, the adb drivers, the drivers for my phone and I enabled USB debugging. I connected the phone ...
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Is it possible to make multiple adb commands a one-liner command? (case change bootanimation.zip)

Is it possible to make the following commands a one-liner command ? to change bootanimation.zip quickly and gain some C:\Users\User\Desktop>adb push bootanimation /sdcard C:\Users\User\Desktop>...
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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.
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How do you install your Android Studio app onto an LG Smart Watch Sport?

I am building an application to run on a smartwatch using Android Studio, and I want to install it onto my LG Smart Watch Sport, but I do not know how to do this with this watch. That's because you ...
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Adb Tool showing No Devices Found

I had flashed v10 stock rom in my coolped note 3 plus, I was done successfully, But after that My device stuck in FastMMI mode, Everyone suggesting me that enable usb ddebugging, but how can i enable ...
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Nexus 5X in setup wizard mode

I was developping an Android app on my stock 7.1.2 nexus 5X and next thing you know, the bottom buttons are not working anymore and I can't open the notification tray. I can't access developer options ...
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Boot huawei's recovery on nexus 5

I have to recover some data from my phone.I know that huawei's recovery has a function to do a backup of data of android.So I had an idea:can I boot from fastboot through the command "boot" a huawei's ...
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What does ADB Back up restore to an android device? [duplicate]

Does ADB Back Up contain system files? Supposing an un-rooted android device has got an ADB back up and something goes wrong and the device does not boot up, then can the ADB back up be useful?
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2013 Nexus 7 frozen screen/stuck on language set up/boot loop

I see similar questions here but none of them refer to being stuck on the language set up screen. I have tried to use ADB driver and Toolkit but I cannot seem to get my pc to recognize device half the ...
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Is it possible to delete CWM backups without CWM

Previously I have installed CWM as my recovery but then I have flashed the stock rom back. CWM was removed as a result and I can no longer access CWM. I am trying to delete all the backups I made. ...
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Can a hacker simply copy shared prefs from one device to another to hijack a user session/state?

I'm an Android apps developer. I'm trying to address a security concern in one of my apps. I need to test a scenario in which someone will try to copy the shared prefs file (or files) from one ...
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partition on flash storage via ADB shell

I want to make a FAT 32 partition on unmontable flash because I did something wrong that I can get mount agaim the internal SD of my tablet. So I start with (in ubuntu environment) adb shell cd ./dev/...
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LG G4 not restarting

My device is rooted. It was working fine for months. But suddenly it struck and now its not restarting back. It struck at LG logo. I have no idea why its happening. Also, it is rebooting again and ...
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Does “fastboot flash recovery <recovery-file.img>” command work with any android device? [duplicate]

The command is used to flash a recovery. Do you have to use odin like tools to flash it or you can just use adb? Thank you
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Get device's component information and health status

Is there any option provided by Android by which we can list down all the hardware and software component of smart phone? Also, we can check the health staus of all the hardware components. For ...
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How to revoke root permission to an app in adb?

I think I have got a scam app in my device. I granted it root access and then whenever I open an app it,the scame app closes the app. Please help me I am stuck in here. Aah my head is aching.
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Connect through adb to a Nexus 4 with a broken touch screen?

I have a Nexus 4 with a broken touch screen from which I would like to recover some files. adb is a tool often referred for this purpose, as in this guide. I have installed adb and fastbook on my ...