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[Tool] ADB Fileexplorer

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By DareT0Be, Junior Member on 8th August 2012, 10:39 AM
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I have built a little tool, which enables the user to browse through the phones filessystem via ADB.
You can also connect an android via ADB over TCP if its enabled on the phone.

Prerequisites are is a JRE version 1.7.0_03 or higher and ADB in Path.

Short feature overview:
- pull files from the phone to the local filesystem
- push files to the phones filesystem
- connect a ADB-over-TCP enabled Android device
- browse trough the phones filesystem
- deleting files on the phone

Double-click on a folder will browse into it.
Double-click on a file will pull it into the pull destination an open it.

I donīt take any responsibility for data loss or any other possible damage.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome.


2 Notes about the source:
- my GUI-Design skills are not very well. If somebody got some enhancements, feel free to send me a message or a pull request.
- my code is using the commad "adb -s <device> ls", I didnīt found any note or documentation about this. So there are maybe more hidden adb command. It would be great if someone got an idea how to find them.


Known Issues:

  • adb freezes while loading files
  • output shows a failure after successful file movement



v0.3 - 28.08.2012:

  • white space issues fixed
  • version number added
  • about menu added

  • multiple language support added

Thanks to mGi00 for the slovak translation
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8th August 2012, 03:23 PM |#2  
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Haha! I was just looking for an app like this. Thanks bro!

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12th August 2012, 08:33 AM |#3  
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Small bt grt job man

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12th August 2012, 09:31 AM |#4  
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It doesn't seem to work for me.

adbfileexplorer can't find the adb.
I have placed adbfileexplorer in the same directory as the adb.exe
12th August 2012, 09:40 AM |#5  
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12th August 2012, 11:18 AM |#6  
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after java se 7 update 5 install, still getting the error :

Cannot run program "adb": CreateProcess error=2, propetie file not found.
12th August 2012, 01:16 PM |#7  
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You gotto set PATH variable in windows. Google it very easy.
12th August 2012, 02:29 PM |#8  
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Windows Onlyc

on ubuntu it opens up the jar as an archive hmm
12th August 2012, 03:02 PM |#9  
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If you are getting issues trying to run it on Windows 7, just make a batch file to run "java -jar c:\path\to\adbfileexplorer.jar"
12th August 2012, 03:13 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by LastStandingDroid

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on ubuntu it opens up the jar as an archive hmm

Starts up okay for me on archlinux. Looks like you need to be running Java 7, though.

From command line, I entered:

java -Xmx512m -jar /opt/android-sdk/platform-tools/adbfileexplorer.jar

and the adb explorer window opens up fine.
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