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By benzyniarz1, Senior Member on 30th August 2011, 10:08 PM
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The Team Lambent Corrosion member presents:

The AndroidExplorer app is a program, which can help you to explore, copy, move and remove files in your device in the easites way.

Small FAQ

-I know that there are other similar tools, but I have two main reasons for finishing this project: 1. competition - it always helps to reach a better quality of app and users have more apps to choose from. 2. Improving programming skills.

-When it will be done?
-I don't know yet, it depends on functions you want to see.

-Can you improve/implement..?
-I'm opened for any ideas about functionality! Please leave the ideas in here..

-I can't connect to phone!
-Unplug and plug your device, wait 30 sec and try connect again.

Preview screenshot

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What is working?
-Exploring files in your PC and Android
-Drag and Drop
-Mounting as RW
-Two ways to copy/move file - copy immediately or add it to the task list (queueing)
-Shortcuts to the most useful folders
-Coloring the items that are present on task list
-Expanding a directory tree after refreshing
-Executting files via double-click
-Preview of the tasks list
-Executting tasks in separate thread (no freezes while working)
-Log file
-Shortcuts like CTRL+C etc, based on popular file commanders
-Chmod/Chown permission
-Updating module
-Installing pacakges
-Reporting a bugs
-Editing files with automatic pulling and pushing
-Executting single adb command

-Framework 4.0
-Full ADB root
-USB Debbuging mode

BUGs to fix
-Problems with handling files that paths are very long (I need to figure out how to solve it)

AndroidExplorer - DOWNLOAD
Caution: the link contains always the newest version of the AndroidExplorer (including nightly, untested and unstable version)
History of progress: Preview...7

Tested with Galaxy 3.. I'm not responsible if app will damage your computer/phone etc. Use for your own risk.
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31st August 2011, 03:33 AM |#2  
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Nice app.. Thanks I been looking for such apps because copying and pasting using Root Explorer is too difficult. I hope using this app we could replace Framework-res.apk file etc.
31st August 2011, 06:17 AM |#3  
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Good that you posted it here, it'll get more attention
31st August 2011, 08:34 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by ShyamSasi

Nice app.. Thanks I been looking for such apps because copying and pasting using Root Explorer is too difficult. I hope using this app we could replace Framework-res.apk file etc.

Yes, you can replace framework-res.apk etc unless there are bugs

Originally Posted by cdesai

Good that you posted it here, it'll get more attention

I hope so

By the way, new version released with changes:
-Android context menu updated
-Chmod/Chown permissions working (I think so)
-Backuping files from the device
-Fixed bug while opening Desktop via Users directory

Bugs: Drag&Drop needs improvements.
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31st August 2011, 05:01 PM |#5  
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Like dharamg3 has noticed, the mounting system as r/w is not working (the method used in app works only with Galaxy 3). I'll try to release in few hours update - in configuration form there will be a possbility of changing mounting point that proper to a specify device.

Great thanks to dharamg3
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this is open source i think you can take some of the features here and ad them to your project or even better work together to make a better android explorer application just my 2 cents!!!
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1st September 2011, 08:32 AM |#7  
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Great work benzyniarz1 however, when I try to connect my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) I get the following error:

"Error: no device found! Please connect your phone in Debbuging USB mode."
(Spelling copied from error message) :)

My phone is in debugging mode and I have tried turning this off and back on.

1st September 2011, 08:50 AM |#8  
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i thinnk your app could become my favorite one...

but I have to try it first

first start i got a crash clicking adb start button (it say LogFile.txt not found, so I have to manually create it)

second start it crash again, seems to be due a string to DateTime conversion

tied to restart adb server & client, same result

in LogFile.txt I found the list of connected devices and the ls of root dir (note the blank lines, could be this the problem?):
Command: adb shell ls -l 
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root             0 Aug 28 17:23 acct

drwxrwx--x    1 system   cache         2048 Aug 28 17:24 cache

dr-x------    2 root     root             0 Aug 28 17:23 config

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            17 Aug 28 17:23 d -> /sys/kernel/debug

drwxrwx--x    1 system   system        2048 Aug 28 17:24 data

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           118 Jan  1  1970 default.prop

drwxr-xr-x   12 root     root          1320 Aug 28 17:23 dev

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            11 Aug 28 17:23 etc -> /system/etc

-rwxr-x---    1 root     root         94372 Jan  1  1970 init

-rwxr-x---    1 root     root          1677 Jan  1  1970 init.goldfish.rc

-rwxr-x---    1 root     root          3469 Jan  1  1970 init.mahimahi.rc

-rwxr-x---    1 root     root         15021 Jan  1  1970 init.rc

drwxrwxr-x    6 root     system           0 Aug 28 17:23 mnt

dr-xr-xr-x  201 root     root             0 Jan  1  1970 proc

drwx------    2 root     root             0 Jun 18 19:11 root

drwxr-x---    2 root     root             0 Jan  1  1970 sbin

drwxrwx--x    7 system   system        1024 Aug 22 06:59 sd-ext

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            11 Aug 28 17:23 sdcard -> /mnt/sdcard

drwxr-xr-x   16 root     root             0 Aug 28 17:23 sys

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          2048 Jul 26 14:22 system

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root             0 Jan  1  1970 ueventd.goldfish.rc

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root            26 Jan  1  1970 ueventd.mahimahi.rc

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root          4027 Jan  1  1970 ueventd.rc

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            14 Aug 28 17:23 vendor -> /system/vendor
crash info (italian sorry):
Le informazioni su come richiamare il debug JIT (Just-In-Time) anziché questa finestra
sono riportate in fondo al messaggio.

************** Testo dell'eccezione **************
System.FormatException: Stringa non riconosciuta come valore DateTime valido. Rilevata parola sconosciuta con inizio in corrispondenza dell'indice 6.
   in System.DateTimeParse.Parse(String s, DateTimeFormatInfo dtfi, DateTimeStyles styles)
   in AndroidExplorer.ADB_Access.GetItemsFromDevice(String path)
   in AndroidExplorer.mainForm.RefreshList()
   in AndroidExplorer.mainForm.tsConnect_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
   in System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   in System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   in System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
   in System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   in System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   in System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Assembly caricati **************
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.235 (RTMGDR.030319-2300)
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32:
    Base di codice: file:///X:/Desktop%20Sidebar/My%20Dropbox/Android/tools/AndroidExplorerTP/AndroidExplorer.exe
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.235 built by: RTMGDR
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.236 built by: RTMGDR
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 10.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/v4.0_10.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.1 built by: RTMRel
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_it_b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.resources.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.235 built by: RTMGDR
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_it_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll
    Versione assembly:
    Versione Win32: 4.0.30319.235 (RTMGDR.030319-2300)
    Base di codice: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/mscorlib.resources/v4.0_4.0.0.0_it_b77a5c561934e089/mscorlib.resources.dll

************** Debug JIT **************
Per abilitare il debug JIT, è necessario impostare il valore
jitDebugging nella sezione del file di configurazione
dell'applicazione o del computer (machine.config).
L'applicazione inoltre deve essere compilata con il debug

Ad esempio:

    < jitDebugging="true" />

Quando il debug JIT è abilitato, tutte le eccezioni non gestite
vengono inviate al debugger JIT registrato nel computer,
anziché essere gestite da questa finestra di dialogo.
Nexus One on Cyanogen 7.1.0 RC1 (2.3.4)
Win XP
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1st September 2011, 11:51 AM |#9  
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May I suggest ADB over WiFi for ease of use?
1st September 2011, 12:13 PM |#10  
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@tjsantos please send me logfile please :)

@c3k the problem is... the date. I see that there might be problems with parsing the date, i have other format (dd-mm-yyyy) in my system and it is as one string, it is divided in your system. I'll try to solve it :) i have just though that adb returns always the same format of the date.

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