Questions tagged [scripts]

Scripts are small programs written for a command interpreter or another scripting language.

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How to use rclone-mount with Termux:Boot?

I would like to do what is described in this post: How to mount rclone on Android? and then have Termux:Boot automatically mount my rclone remotes at boot time. As per that post, I am using the static ...
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Write a script to extract memos?

Is it possible to run a script on Android that would access the Samsung memo app, take each note in there, copy its content, send it somewhere (e.g. an email or just store in a text file) then delete ...
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How to automatically set a CPU governor on boot?

There are apps that can accomplish this task (e.g. "Kernel Adiutor" and others), however they in turn require other apps that can grant them root access to begin with, which is a lot of ...
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Executing Edify script via adb shell

Edify script is a very limited language that is being used in flashable zips (mostly updater-script files); Within Edify script we can execute shell commands (run_program()) but what about the vice ...
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Run a batch file in Android

I have WhatsApp installed, and the notifications from one group that I am admin for are driving me mad. WhatsApp has the facility to "mute" notifications for 8 hours, but I have to do this ...
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Addon.d script on Android 11

Google introduced system_ext partition in Android 11 which can use system resources and can include system modules that: Extend AOSP system modules in the system partition. We recommend upstreaming ...
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Does Samsung Browser protect the user from drive-by download attack?

If I visit a malicious link with Samsung Browser, can the attacker successfully carry out a drive-by attack?
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How can I Automate for selected apps to only use cellular data and not Wi-Fi... and vise versa?

I tried doing it myself (On Automate) but it's a bit too advanced. Can I get your help? Also, I think Android overriding data connection when wifi is on might have to be factored in. I could use ...
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How via "a script" to move files (pics and videos from Camera) from phone to SD card?

A user may have a slow SD card. So taking pictures and videos on internal storage solves the problem nicely. It has 100GB. However, it can get big. And the SD card is 256GB. So the user wants to free ...
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Settings get global mobile_data always returns 0

On a rooted mediatek 6580 phone running Android 5.1.1, if data is enabled using svc data enable or even pulling down the notification bar, the command settings get global mobile_data shows an output ...
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how to add a location tracking script on android?

How can I add a custom script that retrieves the current location and also fetches current sim's cellphone number? I want to root my phone and add a script that notifies me of its location and user ...
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Is there a way to write/ run custom scripts in the background on my phone?

What I have in mind is pretty simple. I want to write a small script for simple file managing, and I would like for it to be run automatically like once a day. I have some coding experience under my ...
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How to enable "Disable HW overlays" at startup?

Question is simple, is there an easy way to enable developer options on startup from a command line script or 3rd party app? I want to set the flag for 'Disable HW overlays' on startup because it gets ...
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adb pull says it pulled all of the files from my Android phone into my Windows PC but in reality it didn't

So I am using adb to copy all of my Android files to my Windows PC with this command: adb pull -a /mnt/sdcard C:\backup And when it's done it says all x amount of files have been pulled, I can ...
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Run script using init.rc doesn't work

I'm trying to run a script that exectues when the device has finished booting. This particular device does not support running scripts from an init.d directory, which is why I am using init.rc. The ...
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How to long-press in android 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 using ADB?

I discovered that the command below does not execute in android 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 but it executes from android 4.4+. input touchscreen swipe x1 y1 x2 y2 [duration] I am using my old android 4.1.2 and ...
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Error trying to copy gz userdata file to partition in adb shell

Dealing with limited space I split my userdata image file with this command: dd if=/dev/block/mtd/by-name/userdata | gzip -c | split -b 250m - /mnt/sdcard/userdata.gz. That works fine, but when I ...
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Android stops/pauses execution of my background script?

Short version: Why is my bash script (running in the background, started via SSHD) not running every ~30 seconds when it should? (NOTE: SSHD and the script are running as root!) I have a script that ...
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SHELL Command works fine as a standalone command, but fails when put into a shell script?

Android 8.1 PIXEL 2 with root access. I have seen this asked here once before but the only solution didn't help me at all. I am going to try and make this as simple as I can for the example. If I ...
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Command has different output when running in a shell or in script

I'm trying to run a script on the Nox emulator through adb. After connecting to Nox via adb with adb connect localhost:62001 and copying a script into a /data/scripts/script.sh folder, executing it ...
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Where can I run a .sh script on Android without root?

Lately I've been playing around with .sh scripting in Android. At first I used BusyBox and it's integrated scripting utility, though I quickly realised that coding on the phone isn't the best, so I ...
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How to automate sending my current battery percentage to PC over the internet every 5 minutes?

I'm using Android 9 on my device, there are many times when I'm away from my phone and it is charging in a different room or someone else is using it, is there was a way to send over the battery ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...
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How to run a script in background from adb shell?

I have a problem with USB tethering on my rooted Nougat phone (LineageOS). After some time phone stops USB tethering. To fix that I run the following script like this: adb shell su nohup sh tether.sh ...
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Detail information on running scripts on the recovery screen

I am looking for more detail information regarding the process mentioned here: 1 https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2058944 2 https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=...
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Clock resetting when battery is removed

Every time I turn off my phone and remove the battery the clock on it gets reset and it causes problem for some apps I was wondering if there is some other way to sort out the problem like is it ...
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How to run an Android init service with superuser SELinux context?

I want to run an Android init service. I have a device which has rooted shell (purchased from manufacture as rooted). This device doesn't have Magisk or other su manager but adb shell is rooted and it ...
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How to run an executable on boot and keep it running?

I have an executable build from a ndk-build program. I want to run it on a rooted Android device. How much is the possibility that Android will kill my executable? Using adb shell, I am able to ...
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How to create Android sepolicy based on the denial "execute_no_trans"?

I am trying to execute my script /vendor/bin/init.inmod.sh using below method: Script init.inmod.sh: #!/shebang??? /vendor/bin/test_disp hdcp disable In vendor specific .rc file: on ??? start ...
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Adding custom bootup script to Android-x86 Nougat

I've been happy using Android-x86 Nougat on my system. Thanks to everyone who made that work. I'm now trying to make one small change which is that I want to run a custom init script (a shell script) ...
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find: multiple "-exec" for list of files not working?

I am trying to figure this out on an Android phone running Oreo / 8.0, with toybox 0.7.3-android. I am trying to get a list of files inside a folder and their respective mtime. I am running this ...
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using printenv in script sh in recovery TWRP return error execv failed : Exec format error

for example just try this script #!/sbin/sh printenv | grep sdcard >> /tmp/tong.txt in recovery.log i've run_program: execv failed: Exec format error run_program: child exited with status 1 ...
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how to display text on TWRP recovery screen using a sh file?

I'm trying to display message on TWRP 3.2.3-0 recovery screen using a .sh file. i was thinking using echo command to make that. my update-script is like this ifelse(is_mounted("/system"), unmount("/...
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How would I automate repetitive tasks in Android?

There are many tasks I do repetitively, like connect a Bluetooth headset or connect to a hotspot. How do I typically "code" this? How do I execute? Is there a consistent library or package manager, ...
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Commands run on terminal but throw errors in shell script

I created a .sh script which sets app permissions on Android devices. If I push the script on /sdcard and run it through adb shell with command sh ./test.sh, the following error occurs on each ...
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How to press & long press the "back" key with a terminal command?

We manage Zebra Mobile computing units running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow through an MDM. For some reason, the MDM interface doesn't show the Android buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, home, ...
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How to enable/disable lock screen from shell script when a special wifi SSID is present?

My Java skills are low, but I'm mastering shell. Is use LineageOS 14.1 (forked from cyanogenmod). I would like to create a shell script on a rooted devive to enable/disable lockscreen (PIN). I ...
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Listening to in-app triggers [closed]

How can we listen for and record in-app events? I've been searching the net for some time without the slightest hint. Bellow are my case specific details for clarity, (though maybe I should be ashamed)...
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Android 4.2 - how execute shell command on system boot? [duplicate]

How do I do that? I have root access and the it's a custom build of AOSP project.
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Permission Denied on injected /sbin Scripts

I have an android device.. and Honor View 10... L04 version (US). I have a set of tweaks I am injecting into my kernels ramdisk, that all fire off without issue when I adb shell in and manually run ...
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Record setting changes as script?

I am looking for a way to record the setting changes I do manually, in order to be able to repeat them later by running the same script. I tried the MacroDroid app, but it doesn't look it has a "...
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How to set CPU frequency as early as possible?

What I mean by this question is the sequence of execution of scripts at boot time. Suppose I have this line of script: echo 307000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq I want ...
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How to Check if Script is run once device is booted?

I have a script I need to run once, and only once the phone is booted. I have attempted init.qcom.post_boot.sh, init.sec.boot.sh, debuggerd, and finally mkshrc While my script ran with debuggerd, I ...
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Scripting app that can listen on notifications [closed]

I'm looking for an app that can run in the background, and listen for a silent notification from a different app (i.e. shows up on notification list but makes no sound) and once it appears, make a ...
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Android TV autostart script

I want to run a script after booting from a Android TV box (Xiaomi Mi Box) I tried a lot but nothing works. Is there any option to 'activate' an init.d folder?
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Staging of several android devices made simple

I have to stage several android dongles to comply to my company’s need. I need to setup the WiFi, google account, download 3/4 apps, configure them, change background picture... i’v been Trying to ...
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Script to pull from directory containing spaces

I'm trying to pull Whatsup images from my android phone via ADB using the following script: HOST_DIR=/myImageDirectory DEVICE_DIR="/sdcard/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp\ Images" echo started for file in $(....
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Script to disable email signatures in default Android email app

We use Airwatch to manage our company phones, and the task was handed to me to make sure the "Sent from..." default was disabled. Is it possible to create a script that could be pushed out to turn ...
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mkdir based on arguments then copy files to that directory

I'm trying to create a simple script that I can run through the Android adb shell to move two specific files to a directory that is named based on the argument provided but haven't been having any ...
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How can I run a custom .sh script at each startup (without native init.d support)?

This looks like a general concern of rookie Android system players who have just rooted their phones. The most prevalent method may be throwing your script into /system/etc/init.d. If the ROM supports ...