[GUIDE] How to take a logcat using debug

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By bomdia, Member on 20th May 2014, 07:03 PM
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if you need help for a bug probably the developer ask you a logcat in this guide i will tell you how to do with adb and a pc.

  • a pc.
  • an android phone.
  • a usb cable to connect phone to pc.
  • adb

1) ADB (if you have already it go to next point)

for windows:

Download THIS
unzip it and copy the file in C:\Windows\

for linux:

for debian based distro's (like ubuntu)
open terminal and type :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools&&sudo apt-get update&&sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb
2) Debug usb (on your android phone)
  • Open setting.
  • Scroll down and tap on About phone.
  • Tap build number until it say you are a developer.
  • Go back and open Developer option.
  • assure USB debugging is flagged.
  • connect phone to pc.
  • confirm on the phone the dialog.
3) Get the LogCat

for windows:

Open cmd (search it on start menu)
type into cmd :
adb logcat > logcat.txt
to stop logging close cmd or press ctrl + c
for linux:

for debian based distro's (like ubuntu)
open terminal
type into it:
adb logcat > logcat.txt
to stop logging close terminal or press ctrl + c
4) Upload the logcat

you now have 2 way to provide the logcat to a developer
the first method and most used is to Attach it to the post .
the second is to upload it on a hosting like .
Last edited by bomdia; 20th May 2014 at 07:07 PM. Reason: stop logging
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21st May 2014, 02:50 PM |#2  
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It would have been better to post in the General section imo.
Anyway thanks for sharing even if there's already several guides for logcats

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