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18th May 2012, 10:43 AM |#51  
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Here is a list of some of the adb and terminal command I have used it Android frequently. I found that I was always having to look up these commands so I figured I would start keeping track of the common ones in case they can help anyone else. If any of these needs corrections or if you have a good one to add please post it.

Note, I type "cd C:\Android" to get to my Android folder before doing these commands in the command prompt in windows. That way when I do things like pull apps they end up in "C:\Android\apps", same thing if I want to send I file to my phone I throw it in my Android folder and send it to the phone from there.


Through ADB

Pull apps off phone onto computer

Code:
adb pull /system/sd/app app
adb pull /system/sd/app-private app-private
Push apps back to phone from the computer
Code:
adb push app /system/sd/app
adb push app-private /system/sd/app-private
Delete existing apps on SD
Code:
adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app
adb shell rm -r /system/sd/app-private

Through Terminal

Partition SD card - This erases everything on your SD card (*size* being the size of the FAT32 partition)
Code:
$  su
# cd /data
# wget http://64.105.21.209/bin/lib/droid/sdsplit
# chmod 555 sdsplit
# /data/sdsplit -fs *size* (add -nc to the end for JFv1.5ADP)

From the Recovery Screen

Sending an update file to your SD card:
Code:
adb shell mount /sdcard
adb shell rm /sdcard/update.zip
adb push *filename* /sdcard/update.zip

From Fastboot

Restoring a nandroid backup - Start command-prompt/terminal cd to the nandroid folder and enter following commands
Code:
fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash userdata data.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot reboot

hi i am tring to restore using fastboot . but always waiting for device , mu devices is adb connected , does it take very long time ?
 
 
6th August 2012, 09:20 PM |#52  
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What about /data directory???
9th August 2012, 02:51 PM |#53  
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Do I need root to pull installed apps?
15th August 2012, 08:07 AM |#54  
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Originally Posted by Pinesal

Maybe some commands on how to navigate the phone. I'm a DOS guy and the commands are similar

"dir" is "ls" for when you want a list of files and sub-directories in the current directory

"cd\" is is just "cd " (cd[space]) for changing the directory

returning to the previous directory is "cd .."

"del" is "rm" for deleting files (caution).

That's all I can think of right now.

how to make a nandroid backup?
3rd July 2013, 08:24 PM |#55  
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Sorry wrong forum...
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noob questions u.u
what are the commands to delete folders, not files or apks, inside the sdcard?

how can i partition the internal emulated sdcard of my phone, so that i have another separate partition in fat23 (or ntfs if possible)?
14th January 2015, 10:31 AM |#57  
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I refresh
command "rm -rf /system/app/folderX" deletes the entire folder and its contents? yes?
which command deletes all files in the folder, but does not delete the folder?
for example, I would like to delete all the files in the "folder/system/media/audio/alarms" but without removing the "alarms" folder
4th March 2015, 06:15 PM |#58  
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This comes in handy as well when trying to modify system files:

mount -o remount rw /system
14th February 2017, 11:27 AM |#59  
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Fix NO SIM / MODEM after Recovery with TWRP
Hello,

I´m looking for the ADB command to fix the bug that after a revocery with TWRP the SIM card and / or the modem is not working correctly. I did this once before, unfortunately I lost that bookmark of this specific page with the solution.

There is a ADB command to fix this problem. Something with ADB SHELL /auto or like that. Anybody know what I´m talking about ?

Thanks,

regards, Gopher.
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