adb devices reporting Nexus 7 offline

Occasionally run into a problem when switching devices (unplugging one device and plugging in a different one to collect logcat information), “adb devices” reports my Nexus 7 (running 4.2.2) as offline.  Bouncing the adb service (adb kill-server, adb start-sever) doesn’t fix it, either use unplugging the device and plugging it back in.  So far, one […]

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Doing it all on a Mac (osx)

  Mobile testing at a new company, the catch is I am not on a Mac, I have the commands (adb) work the same as before, but getting the Android SDK stuff to run is a bit different than I am used too (since I configured everything on windows before) at least I shouldn’t have […]

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Backing up the Android

WIP – I think this would be straight forward since one of the “adb” subcommand options is “backup” however it doesn’t seem to be that simple (at least for me). First the command: adb backup [-f <file>] [-apk|-noapk] [-shared|-noshared] [-all] [-system|nosystem] [<packages…>] Note: If a file isn’t specified than it defaults to backup.ab However apparently […]

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