Android :: Extracting Zip / Tgz Files

Jul 20, 2010

anyone knows how to extract zip files/tgz files in Android? i tried Astro File Manager but it does not work.

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Android :: Extracting Files From APK

Aug 3, 2009

I'd like to extract classes.dex from an APK file. I've tried using aapt, but I can't see an option for extracting the files. When I run the aapt tool without options it prints out the list, dump, package, remove, add and version commands, but it doesn't seem to me like any of them extracts files. Could someone please tell me which options I would have to use to do it?

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General :: Extracting And Editing OBB Files?

Jul 24, 2013

how to extract an .obb file so that one can edit the contents. In my other thread [URL] where I was trying to figure out a way to activate the Japanese vocal track in Final Fantasy IV with the game's locale in the US/English. I've hit an impasse as I've been able to deduce that the Google play version of the game (which seems to have a 15mb .apk, and a 400+mb .obb ) retains the Japanese audio track but only plays it in conjunction with JP text if the Android locale/language is Japanese. Thus, I figure that somewhere in that .obb there will be the JP audio track file which I can copy over the English audio track file and thereby access Japanese audio w/ English text since SquareEnix didn't give us the option for some god-awful reason.

However, the only way this can work is if I can get into that .obb file! I saw links elsewhere on the forum suggesting that all I had to do was rename the .obb to a .zip or .rar, and then use 7zip or WinRAR to open it, but attempts with both programs and numerous file types (.zip, .rar , .tar etc..) all report that the file is not an archive and thus cannot be opened. This is different from the .apk file, which easily seems to (upon rename to zip) unveil its secrets with 7zip extraction. So, does an program or method necessary to unpack/extract/read/edit an .obb file besides the simple archive rename? Is there some Android development program or function?

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General :: Extracting Audio From APK Files

Aug 17, 2012

i trying to extract audio from a apk. I decompiled but did not see audio files. Is this possible?

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Samsung Galaxy I7500 :: Extracting APK Files From Your Android

Aug 20, 2010

so the story behind this mini-tutorial is that I live with other people that have Galaxies and I upgrade their phones periodically, as part of the upgrade process I have to wipe the phones and a nandroid backup doesn't always work (like if you go from 1.5 to 1.6.3.4) and with the wipe some important things are lost: APN settings, Hebrew fonts, Hebrew Keyboard, etc.I have to install the keyboard, fonts, script utility, etc. every time on every phone; some of these apps are in the market, but to use the market you need to do the setup wizard to add your Google account to the phone. And sine sometimes the owners of the phones aren't around, I need to have the .apk files with the apps I need to install so I can do it without downloading them from the market. Hence, I had to figure out a way to extract the .apk files from my phone so I could install them on theirs. Here's how it's done:Prerequisites:
- Android SDK
- Android USB driver

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Extracting MD5 Hash From App?

Oct 8, 2011

I'm writing a simple program where it scans the installed apks. It returned an apk like: org.myapk.MyApp. Okay, now, I would like to calculate a hash (md5, crc32, sha1, sha256, no matters.. ) from this apk. How can I proceed? Its possible because any antivirus does it.

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Android :: Extracting Colors From Themes?

Apr 26, 2010

I want to use colors from a Theme to apply it to HTML my app is rendering. I am wondering if I can do that? I am looking to use colors like they are specified in themes.xml: <itemname = " color Fore ground">@android:color/bright_foreground_dark</item> name =" colorBack ground " >@android:color/background_dark</item> <item name ="textColorPrimary" >@android: color/primary_text_dark</item> I get this as a result: I/System.out( 1578): tv.string=null I/System.out( 1578): tv.coerced=#ffffffff I/System.out( 1578): colorResourceId=-1 I/System.out( 1578): tv.string=res/color/primary_text_light.xml I/System.out( 1578): tv.coerced=res /color/primary_text_light.xml I/System.out( 1578): colorResourceId=-16777216 The results are different. The first one actually gives me the color "#fffffff" which would work for me, the second one only gives me an xml. Do I need to jump through a few more hoops here to resolve the actual color? Does my original intention work at all? Maybe it won't work, because colors could be arbitrary drawables? I didn't find any relevant documentation, but if you know any, just point me there please. Btw. I also tried obtainStyledAttributes(), but this had basically the same issues. ou received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android Developers" group. To post to this group, send email to android-developers@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to android-developers+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers?hl=en

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Sprint HTC Hero :: Extracting .apk From Stock Rom

Nov 17, 2009

Shortly after rooting, my voice search and google maps got corrupted. How do I extract these out of the stock rom? Or is there a place to get these already extracted?

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Android :: Webview Extracting Html

Jan 30, 2009

guys, is it possible to extranct html content from webview component/ class? I wanna show an img file from getting rid of <img...> tag from html of webivew.

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Motorola Droid :: Extracting Rar File

Mar 9, 2010

Is there an app that can do this? I am trying to extract petes latest Rom from a rar file he posted but can't extract on my phone and don't have access to a pc right now. What gives? Why would he post in a format that cannot be extracted on the phone itself? I have a hard time believing this can't be done.

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HTC Incredible :: Extracting An APK Fom Rooted Dinc

Sep 12, 2010

My Dinc is 2.2 rooted s-off. I have an app on the phone that I would like to extract it as an apk for future use. Can anyone offer me some instructions on getting this done?

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Android :: Intent Not Extracting Extra

Aug 3, 2010

I have this code: protected void onListItemClick(ListView l, View v, int position, long id)
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Log.i(TAG, "The id of the selected note is " + id);
Intent editNote = new Intent(this, TaskEditActivity.class);
editNote.putExtra(TasksDBAdapter.KEY_ID, id);
startActivityForResult(editNote, EDIT_TASK_REQUEST);
}And this code that retrieves the extra FROM A DIFFERENT ACTIVITY: if (savedInstanceState != null) { id = savedInstanceState.getLong(TasksDBAdapter.KEY_ID); Log.i(TAG, "Id of note = " + id);In the first code snippet, Logcat says: The id of the selected note is 2, but in the second code snippet, Logcat says: Id of note = 0. What just happened here? Any solutions to this VERY annoying problem.

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Extracting Permissions Required For A Given Function

Nov 4, 2013

I was wondering if there is a way to way to extract set of functions associated with each permission for all android permissions available on Manifest.permission | Android Developers.

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General :: Extracting SMS From CWM6 Nandroid

Aug 19, 2012

I've been trying to restore my sms-es from a nandroid backup. Apps like appextractor do not work as my backup was made using the new method introduced in CWM 6. The data files are store in a file called data.ext4. is there anyway to extract my data?

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General :: Extracting APK - Can Only See Icon / No Image

Sep 22, 2013

So I extract any APK, and then go into "Res" folder, but all I see is the icon for the apk.

Where are the rest of images?

- I also have "show hidden files" on my pac/pc turned on.

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Motorola Droid :: Extracting Apps From Your Sd Card

Nov 8, 2009

i placed some new apps to my sd card from my pc i have a file manager app and need to know how to extract it and where to put it on the phone

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HTC Desire :: Extracting Contact Multiple Numbers From Sim

Jul 20, 2010

Sorry I am a bit of a newbie on phones.I kept with my Motorola 1000 till I got a Desire. On this phone on the SIM card I could store several numbers for each contact/person.I swapped the SIM card into the Desire, and all the first number for each contact is there, but I can find no way to access the other numbers e.g. landline that I had against each contact/person.Does anyone know where I am going wrong?

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General :: Extracting APKs - Where Images Located

Sep 2, 2013

So I know how to extract APKs with APK manager.

However, I want to know, when you extract APKs, where are the images of the APK located?

In which folder when you extract the APK files, are the images?

- It used to be easier back in the day, you would extract and all the images would just be there.

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Android :: Extracting Zip To SD Card Very Slow - Optimize Performance?

Oct 20, 2010

my app downloads a zip with about 350 files. A mix of JPG and HTML files. The function i wrote to do it works just fine but the unzipping takes for ever. At first i thought the reason might be that writing to the sd-card is slow. but when i unzip the same zip with an other app on my phone it works much faster. is there anything that i could do to optimize it?

here is the code:.................

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Android :: Extracting String Resources To A Jar - Referencing Error

Jan 27, 2009

I'm just about to start externalizing all my String-resources to a new project and then bring them back by including the exported jar-file of this 'i18n'-project. Doing so i18n for different languages becomes easier (I could simply export just a handful of languages to the jar). can successfully change the java-references to the outsourced foo.bar.i18n.R.java BUT, all references of the xml-layouts fail Sample: ############ android:label="@string/app_name"> ############ where: "@string/app_name" is now unknown =/ I'm asking myself whether this is possible and how to resolve my issue / properly reference the externalized string-resources.

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General :: Extracting Audio From Android Game Or Recording It Somehow Possible?

Jul 7, 2013

I just finished Final fantasy 4 (android), and I wanted to have the remastered soundtracks from it. But on the internet the remastered version is not available yet, I could only find the old soundtracks.

I tried screencast recorder, z screen recorder etc(to record video+audio then extract audio), but they all record audio from the microphone, so that didn't work out. is there a way to extract the audio from the game somehow, or some on screen audio recorder for android devices?

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General :: SH-06D NERV - Extracting Official ROM Image From Update File?

Nov 21, 2013

i have stumbled into sharp's official rom update for SH-06D NERV, this is an Android 4.0.4 (ICS) update.

http:[url]....

i tried downloading it but the update file seems encrypted. is there any way to extract this one? these would be great for those who needs official apps based on ICS for porting and creating themes.These are the list of files i got from extracting the 693 MB zip file:

disclaimers.txt
disclaimers_en.txt
DOCOMO_SH-06DNERV_Image.xml[code].....

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Android :: Extracting Activity Code And Creating Graph View Class

Mar 1, 2010

I had a bunch of code in an activity that displays a running graph of some external data. As the activity code was getting kind of cluttered, I decided to extract this code and create a GraphView class:

public class GraphView extends LinearLayout {
public GraphView(Context context, AttributeSet attrs) {
super(context, attrs);
LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater)
context.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
inflater.inflate(R.layout.graph_view, this, true);
}
public void start() {
// Perform initialization (bindings, timers, etc) here
}
public void stop() {
// Unbind, destroy timers, } }

Moving stuff into this new LinearLayout-derived class was simple. But there was some lifecycle management code associated with creating and destroying timers and event listeners used by this graph (I didn't want this thing polling in the background if the activity was paused, for example). Coming from a MS Windows background, I kind of expected to find overridable onCreate() and onDestroy() methods or something similar, but I haven't found anything of the sort in LinearLayout (or any of its inherited members). Having to leave all of this initialization code in the Activity, and then having to pass it into the view seemed like it defeated the original purpose of encapsulating all of this code into a reusable view. I ended up adding two additional public methods to my view: start() and stop(). I make these calls from the activity's onResume() and onPause() methods respectively. This seems to work, but it feels like I'm using duct tape here. Does anyone know how this is typically done?

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Motorola Droid :: Install Additional Live Wallpapers On Sd Card And Extracting .zip?

Mar 25, 2010

So I downloaded a couple different colors of the Nexus style Live wallpapers, and I want to install them with the Cyanogen 5.0.5 i am running. Is there a certain way to do this or is it as simple as putting the files on the sd card and extracting the .zip?

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Android :: Extracting Android .apk And Reading Contents Of XML File In Layout

Oct 6, 2010

I am trying to reverse engineer an existing android app and understand how a particular UI is constructed. I've found that I can rename the apk to zip and view some of the compiled source. The res/layout directory is populated with all the xml files that define the UI, but while they do have the xml extension, they are not in XML format. Is there anyway to convert these files back to text based markup?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 :: Delete Downloaded Files And Browser's Temp Files

Nov 6, 2010

Sometimes I'm browsing the web and... One more download... And then oops! Another one...Then I realised that those downloads are still in my download list and there's no option to COMPLETELY remove them. Also, where do I clean browser's temporary files?

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Media :: Music Player Can't Find All Files / Need Doesn't Use Native Index Of Files?

Apr 4, 2010

I have a Samsung Galaxy I7500 using android 1.5. I extended my phone with a 16GB microSD. I copied a big music collection (around 800 files) into a folder on this SD. Now the problem is that the music player can't find all the files.

I know that there are several threads about android not finding music. The answers are usually that the library hasn't yet been updated or that the ID3 tags are not correct.
I have checked both.

Btw. I can play the files using ASTRO.

In my opinion it seems as if android can't build up a library with too many entries. If I rename the files or put them into different folders, songs disappear and reappear quite randomly.

Do you have any solutions? Is there a music player which doesn't use the native music players index of files?

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Android :: Directory To Store Files Generated By App (audio, Video Files Or Images)?

Apr 24, 2009

Can anybody advice what is the recommended directory to store files generated by your application: audio files, video files or some images.

If the phone contains SD card, it is clear that files should be saved there, but if there is no any external storage. where would you recommend to save to?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 :: Can't Send Any Files(pictures,mp3 Files) Through Bluetooth / Solution For This?

Oct 21, 2010

I cant send any files(pictures,mp3 files) through bluetooth.

Can anyone give some solution on how it works?

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Android :: Writing To SD Card - Deleting Files On It - Number Of Files Relevant

Mar 19, 2009

I wrote an app that downloads web sites and all their assets (images/stylesheets) to "disk" and therefore stores lots of small files on the SD card.

Sometimes it fails to delete large amounts of files and afterward the file system is r/o. To analyze that behavior I tried to do the removal of the files by hand and then go from there. But that already failed.

localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell mount [.. some mounts ..] /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0711,dmask=0700,code­page=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,utf8 0 0 --> R/W

Last login: Wed Mar 18 19:41:49 on ttys005 localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell rm /sdcard/newsrob/a* [.. minutes of silent deletes ..] rm failed for /sdcard/newsrob/a2aade03616c28b30_113.png, Read-only file system localhost:~ mkamp$

localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell mount [.. some mounts ..] /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard vfat ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0711,dmask=0700,code­page=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,utf8 0 0 --> R/O now

The log contained nothing but the usual gc output and random WiFi status changed mumbo jumbo.

Anybody else seeing this behavior?

There were 6.500 files in that directory. Might that be the problem? I don't access the files with queries, I always have the exact name.

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Android :: Access Larger Files - More Than 1 Mb Plist Files - From Assets Folder

Nov 4, 2010

I am working on an android app. Where i need to parse some plist files from assets folder. I do understand how to use assets in android but now problem is that file sizes are more than 1MB and so android gives error Data Exceeds UNCOMPRESS_DATA_MAX (2183588 vs 1048576). how to access such larger files from assets? Also I cant reduce a file into small buffers because i am just sending it to "DocumentBuilder.parse(in)" as a whole so can not use buffer. The error is on line: Document doc = db.parse(in).

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Motorola Droid :: Unnecessary Files - Safely Delete Them - Just The Files Not Folder?

Nov 17, 2009

I uploaded about 50 pictures from iPhoto (using a Mac) just to see what they looked like and then later formatted the Droid's SD card, so the pictures were no longer there.

Now, if I mount the Droid via USB and view the file structure there is a folder named /albumthumbs which contains 50 files, presumably for the 50 pictures a had on the SD card.

To me, these file, unless linking to actual photos stored on the SD card, take up extra space in the phone's memory (not worried about the SD card). I wonder if I can safely delete them (just the files...not the folder)?

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Android :: Using Local Files - Overlay Route Data In KML Files On MapView?

Jun 11, 2010

I am trying to overlay route data in KML files on a MapView.

The following code works great:

CODE:................

The only problem I have with this is that I don't need to re download these KML files every time. I have about 10-15 KML files that will rarely change. Also since it has to connect, download, and parse these each time there is a delay in opening the maps.

It would make a lot more since for me to save these as a local resource and have the URI reference it there. Is there a way to construct a URI using the geo: scheme and have it point towards a local resource?

It looks like file:///sdcard support was included in 2.1. The only reference I could find to it was at the end of this bug report thread. I am currently at work and don't have time to play with this yet but I would like to figure it out later. I feel like there are a lot of people on stackoverflow and elsewhere who would really appreciate a reasonable way to do this.

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Apr 30, 2014

i not able to transfer files from my note 3 n9000 my laptop detects my phone but not able to copy files from my phone but able to send files to my phone

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HTC Desire :: Checking Files - Deleting Files - Making Space

May 7, 2010

How do you go about checking what is stored on your phones memory and deleting content? For example I used dropbox and downloaded a 7mb photo onto my phone. Can't find it in the photos app or anywhere else. Going into SD & phone storage under settings doesn't do anything. It says I have 70mb available space under phone storage but you can't click on that to get any further info. Same goes for the SD card options.

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Android :: Install Apk Files In Androd 1.5 Using Eclipse IDE - Apk Files Installed

Jul 29, 2009

To android working on eclipse with android 1.5 r2 version when i am running a basic program its showing a error .apk file not found.

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Android :: Retrieve Files Or Audio Files Programmatically From Device

May 11, 2010

I want to know how to get the ringtone,audio files in the device and I want set them as alarm. I am working in the code to set the alarm and I want to know how to retreive audio or ringtones from the device.

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General :: Sync / Compare Files (with Emphasis On Music Files)?

Sep 3, 2013

got a Samsung Galaxy S4 (for several years I had iPhones) and I am enjoying it. Now that I have gotten all my music files away from iTunes' clunky clutches I have reorganized them and they are on my S4's sim card and it works great.

The issue is that I have updated a few of the files and moved a couple more around. I want to update those music files on my S4 from my PC. I could just delete the Music folder on the S4 and recopy everything over, but that seems to be a huge overkill.

What is a good way to compare files between my S4 and folders on the PC and match/update between the two? I am using Windows 7. I have tried to map the Sim Card as a drive but couldn't get that to work. I have Kies from Samsung but that is kinda clunky. I have also tried AirDroid (which I think is great) but I can't really sync files with that. Normally I would use a Windows application like Beyond Compare or WinMerge to do something like this.

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General :: How To Upload Files Other Than Images Or Music Files In Web Browser

Jul 3, 2013

I am on a standard website that has a normal upload button, I need to upload a PDF file, But when I click on the upload button on the web site a popup window from my Android phone appears and says "Choose action" and gives me access to the gallery, camcorder, voice recorder , choose music track, gallery (again), select music track and voice recorder (again).

I need to some how get access to my SD card and my download folder to be able to pick the the pdf file that I need to upload. I have tried this both on the default internet browser and Google Chrome, but both give the same options.

I am on a rooted HTC ONE on ATT

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General :: Transferring Files BACK ONTO SD Card From PC (Note 3 Files)?

Mar 19, 2014

My Sandisc 64GB SD card went kaputt last week, it froze at 33GB, luckily the existing files are all ok and I was able to copy all the files onto my PC, however nothing new can be written to it. I've tried formatting with no success. So I copied the files onto the PC and just got a new this time Samsung 64GB micro SD card. Problem I'm having now is that on several attempts it's failed to copy the files back to my SD card (from PC) I've formatted the card in the Note 3..the music files about 4 GB transferred just fine, the problem seems to be with the Pix and Videos. I'm currently trying to copy the DCIM folder back onto the micro sd and it's saying it'll take 6 hours.

I have tried: copying from PC to micro SD in the phone via USB copying from PC to micro SD in SD card adapter plugged directly into PC

copying from PC to micro SD in USB adapter plugged into PC

all results the same

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General :: Exchange Stock Rom Files With AOSP Files

Jan 3, 2013

im trying to exchange some files in /system/framework of a stock jellybean 4.2.1 rom that came with my nexus 10.

I have built a workin rom from AOSP sources and made little adjustments that are present in /system/framework/services.jar and services.odex

I have built full_manta-user (not -userdebug!) so that the rom gets odexed and matches my stock rom.

The problem is i get stuck in a boot loop when i use my services.odex file on my stock rom. Is there a way to make it work or debug it?

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Sep 2, 2009

From the Android documentation:

"You can store files directly on the mobile device or on a removable storage medium. By default, other applications cannot access these files. "

I could write to the sdcard (/sdcard/file.tmp) and other apps could access these files, right?

I would like some local storage that I can write files to (and read from later) that are not accessible to other applications, and I will always have access to. The problem with the sdcard is that if someone plugs in a USB cable and turns on MSC, my application (and all applications on the phone) will lose (both read and write) access to the /sdcard directory. So I need something more reliable.

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May 6, 2010

I'm trying to download the SMS app from XDA and the guy has it up as a zip file. I download it and extract it, and it's a folder with random crap in it. No apk.

Then I read that I just change the file name. I'm on a Mac, so I change the filename and it verifies if I want to change it from .zip to .apk and I say "yes." Put it on my card and Astro still doesn't recognize it. It's list, but it's an icon with a window and a gear in front of it.

I installed the Vanilla email app, no problem. Not sure what the deal is with this one.

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Dec 11, 2009

I try to create 'foo/bar.txt' in Android's /data/data/pkg/files directory.

It seems to be a contradiction in docs:

To write to a file, call Context.openFileOutput() with the name and path.

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/data-storage.html#files

The name of the file to open; can not contain path separators.

[url]

And when I call

this.openFileOutput("foo/bar.txt", Context.MODE_PRIVATE);

exception is thrown:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: File foo/bar.txt contains a path separator

So how do I create file in subfolder?

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Jun 29, 2013

My searches all bring back ways to transfer files using my Windows Explorer on my PC Interface via USB and on Android "Es file explorer" using wifi.

I use ES file Explorer to view shared folders on my PC via wifi. I want to do the same thing only faster through USB. Similar to how you connect the android to your pc and it shows the internal sd and external sd in windows explorer.

For example... I want to browse my vast collection of "Justin Bieber's Monkey confiscated by German customs for excessive spanking" pics on my pc to find one that looks good as my android wallpaper. I dont want to use wifi and cant load the 74GB of pics from my pc on my 8 GB SD card on my Android to go through them.

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