4.1 jelly bean - How can I access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?
Thursday 06th of September 2012
Since aLogcat now no longer works with Jelly Bean, how can I access the system log files on my device without either root access or attaching it to a computer?I have tried using adb logcat from my PC and that worked fine, so I know that plenty of messages are being logged.Using logcat from Android Terminal Emulator on my Nexus 7 shows almost no output though and adb logcat from Android Terminal Emulator, starts the daemon but then just says - waiting for device - and nothing more appears.So, is it possible to access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?
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Want an apk but don't have the market... WORK AROUND!!!
Thursday 17th of February 2011
Step 1:During my internet searches for the newer version of Gameboid Lite... I came across an interesting article about how to use your PC to test out apps you are making for Android... this is where I found another key to victory, although I didn't know it at the time. Believe it or not there are programs for your PC that will completely emulate an Android OS... and when run on your computer will in fact even be able to access the internet as if they where real devices, your mouse can even click on the Emulated Device's screen like it's a touch screen... in fact if you sign into your gmail account with the device it will even tell you if you have new mail. These Emulated devices however do not have the market on them, and do not really save apk files... but instead use an image file of an Android OS system to tell the emulator what programs the Device would be running. These Fake android devices also do not have the market app and it is impossible to transfer files from your computer to them or get files from them to your computer... meaning getting the market on them, or getting ap
posted on: HTC Droid Incredible
Root Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 using Qemu Automated Root Utility by sparkym3
Thursday 20th of September 2012
A couple of days ago, we’ve posted a working root guide for the Kindle Fire HD but it seemed to be somewhat too hard to apply. However, sparkym3, who is a Recognized Developer at XDA, managed to create a full automated tool called Qemu, application that you can use to root your Fire HD 7 much more easily.Use the instructions that I have listed in this article and you will learn how to use the application and how to successfully root your brand new Amazon tablet. Rooting your device is easy with it and you will gain access to all system files, use root-based apps, change various system functions and features.This is an easy to apply guide. Note that it isn’t necessary for your computer to have the ADB or the Android SKD installed on it, as all the files you need are listed in the tutorial below. However, if you have SDK and ADB installed then it is OK, as it won’t interfere with the root process. Note that you shouldn’t have any other Android device, besides the Kindle Fire HD 7, connected to your PC. The root will be applied with help from sparkym3′s lo
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[HOW TO] Root without using ADB
Thursday 22nd of July 2010
Update: This guide is for Android 2.1 and is now obsolete.Try this guide:http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-hacks/80080-much-simpler-guide-rooting-no-pc-required.html Now that root is available for the Droid X, there is going to be a swarm of people installing the Android SDK to have access to ADB. But you don't need to do this. You can install a terminal emulator from the Android Market and root your Droid X without using a PC. We'll be using a modified version of the guide on Alldroid.org to do this. Thanks to birdman and everyone else involved! Here's how: Get a terminal emulator and AstroThere are a few available on the Market. Any of them should work fine. I recommend Better Terminal Emulator ($1.99 I believe) but there are free options available. Then download Astro file manager. There's a free and pay version, either will work. Download the files you needYou'll need to register on Alldroid.org to download the files. Then download the attachment (using your Droid X) in the first post of this thread: DROID X IS ROOTED! (ADB and Shell as SU with System mounted as R/W, NO F
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Miss Your Old Ringtone? Here's How to Get it:
Saturday 17th of December 2011
Here's what I did and how I did it:The astronomical ringtones on Nexus are - IMHO - lacking. I missed my stock Android ringtones from my Droid and wanted them back!Since my Droid is rooted, I went into Astro, navigated to the system folder, went into "media" and copied - one at a time - the ringtones and notifications I missed. Navigated back to the SD card's "media" folder and pasted them there. One at a time.THEN I connected the Droid to the PC via USB and moved them to the PC. You can use an existing folder or create a new one on the desktop just for the occasion. Afterwards, I unmounted the Droid and disconnected the cable.THEN I hooked up my Nexus to the PC, and moved the ringtones to the "Ringtones" folder and the notifications to the "Notifications" folder. Pulled Nexus off the cable and started setting things up.Lo and behold: there's my favorite ringtone and notifications listed! Remember: your Droid must be rooted so you have access to the system files or you won't be able to access the ringtones.
posted on: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Xtreamer Mobile to reinvent smartphone pricing
Wednesday 12th of September 2012
Xtreamer is a company you've probably never heard of, and that's OK, because we had to Google them too. Apparently they're a South Korean firm that makes digital media players for home theatre systems. So, say you have a huge collection of MKV files: instead of buying a PC and putting it next to your TV, instead you can go to Xtreamer’s website and buy one of their many products.That's enough background, here's the news: the company is going to release a mobile phone called the “Xtreamer Mobile“. It's going to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it'll have a 5 inch screen, it has two SIM card slots, a “powerful battery”, it'll get software updates from the ClockwordMod team, root access will be enabled out of the box, and, best of all, it's supposed to be cheap.When will it come out? We don't know. How much is it going to cost? We don't know. What system on a chip is inside this thing? You guessed it, we don't know! So why are we even covering this thing? Because it looks like the Xtreamer Mob
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[HOW TO] Root without using ADB - Page 11
Wednesday 22nd of September 2010
Originally Posted by qonceptNow that root is available for the Droid X, there is going to be a swarm of people installing the Android SDK to have access to ADB. But you don't need to do this. You can install a terminal emulator from the Android Market and root your Droid X without using a PC. We'll be using a modified version of the guide on Alldroid.org to do this. Thanks to birdman and everyone else involved! Here's how: Get a terminal emulator and AstroThere are a few available on the Market. Any of them should work fine. I recommend Better Terminal Emulator ($1.99 I believe) but there are free options available. Then download Astro file manager. There's a free and pay version, either will work. Download the files you needYou'll need to register on Alldroid.org to download the files. Then download the attachment (using your Droid X) in the first post of this thread: DROID X IS ROOTED! (ADB and Shell as SU with System mounted as R/W, NO Flashing or bootloader yet) - Motorola Droid X Rooting - AllDroid Public Board - DROID X IS ROOTED! (ADB and Shell as SU with System mounted as R
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[App][Tools] Wifi Transfer Magic
Monday 29th of April 2013
Wifi Transfer MagicApp infoTransfer folders and files over WiFi to & from your Android device.The only app that let's you transfer any file & folders between your PC & Android with just one drag&drop.Copy your entire music collection with just one drag&drop - just like you do on your PC!Features include: - copy files & folders between any PC in your network and your Android device using WiFi - full integration with Windows - access your Android files from "My computer" - two modes - basic (access to common folders), expert (access to full Android file system) - simple yet secure authentication - enter a 6-digit PIN while connecting your device for the first timeWatch our video to see how simple it is! Drag&drop a file and it's there.IMPORTANT: This app requires you to perform a one time fast setup on your PC (compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8) - less than 5 minutes required.Package contains a 7-day trial version. Test this app for free and if satisfied upgrade to full version (upgrade option available in the app)Unfortunately currently we d
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Sunday 30th of January 2011
Not sure if I'm in the right forum, or if this is even the right version. But I just got a MID from amazon, Amazon.com: 7 inch Touch Sreen Android 1.9 Tablet PC: Computer & AccessoriesOne thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of diff versions out there and stuff like that. I don't want to do much with it, other than web-browsing, and the biggest thing is to have access to the actual Android Market.Can someone point me in the right direction?Mem Size 256Firmware Version Android2.0Kernel Version 2.6.29-00236-g4f8dbbbb-dirtyBuild Number WMT2.1.2.I've noticed people referencing linux commands on how to work with it. Is there some program out there that lets me access the file system through my computer?Still not used to this, I was able to get to the file browser easily enough, but couldn't figure out how to view the plain txt files like /proc/cpuinfo.Any help would be appreciated.
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How to edit files on SD Card when Samsung Tab 3 (7") is mounted on Windows 7 PC
Sunday 05th of January 2014
I have a 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (SM-T210R) with Android Version 4.1.2. I have recently purchased a Defender case for my Tab 3 that surrounds the entire tablet. Unfortunately, it's difficult to access the micro SD slot on the tablet since the casing is hard to disassemble once the tablet is placed in the case. Previously, I have been able to dismount the micro SD card from the tablet and edit files on my PC after inserting the micro SD in to an adapter. As mentioned earlier, it's difficult for me to remove the micro SD card on the tablet and so I have attempted to access the micro SD files via USB connection between my PC and tablet. I am able to access the micro SD file system on my tablet, but whenever I open a document, I find that the file is "Read Only," which consequentially inhibits me from saving any changes to the files on the tablet's micro SD card after editing the file on my PC . I was wondering if there was a way to change the tablet permissions so that I can edit files on my tablet's SD card while my tablet is connected to my PC. Thanks in advance for you
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