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Support ADB, Why and How i use it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PFKaKRL, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. PFKaKRL

    PFKaKRL Newbie
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    Sep 27, 2010

    Sep 27, 2010
    First of all i have to say that i am just an ordinary (casual) user I have no connection with developers of Galaxo/GAOSP. I just want to share my casual knowledge with friends.

    I used this topic to get adb work with my Ubuntu GNU/Linux Box)

    adb is "Android Developer Bridge" with using it you can access to your phones some features. Like: shell (terminal/command line), install programs, (if you have a rooted phone) play with the /data partition, push & pull files, etc..

    so what i do?
    I use Dropbox regularly, i have got 2 accounts one is for work and the other is for personal use. I have got a limited DSL connection on my GNU/Linux box which i have to use for connecting to my work VPN (they allow only fixed ip to connect to VPN server) just because it is a limited (4 Gb upload & download quota) i can't download large files with my pc.. So i use my Phones 3G connection to do things like that.

    I ssh to my SeedBox located somewhere in North Europe and move the finished files to my dropbox folder in that machine, after finishing the upload to Dropbox servers i just adb to my phone and write "adb shell" then "cd /sdcard" and write down "wget http://dl.dropbox.com/myclientidhere/filesnameblablahere.extension" and it starts to download the file. When it finishes the download i just write "adb pull /sdcard/filesnameblablahere.extension /home/myusername/SeedBoxDownloads/" and it pulls the data from the phone.

    Yes it is a bit strange to tell all these but i do and use it like this. :)

    anything else?
    yes i use ddms (Dalvik Debug Manager | i don't know why "s" is there) to take screen captures from my device and check what it is doing. It's state etc..

    Also i didn't want the advanced launcher which is coming with Galaxo 1.6.4 and i removed it with adb shell..

    If anyone thinks that this is a good topic or will have questions about adb i may try to answer or add things here as an ordinary user..


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