POSTS TAGGED: Logcat
Posted October 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The importance of proper logging is undeniable. No, we’re not talking about lumberjack work. We’re talking about tools like logcat and kmsg, both of which are used for the most basic debugging purposes, and so many custom ROM users have done at least once. To obtain a log, you don’t even have to use a USB cable, since everything can be done directly from the phone itself.
To obtain a certain type log, usually you have to use one application per one log. It’s a big waste of internal storage and application grid. XDA Senior Member Bassel Bakr gave us the pleasure to meet Andy Log, the logging application to rule them all. The concept of Andy Log is very simple, yet innovative. The applicatio. . . READ ON »
Posted September 17, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The developers of Android, that is Google, gave users several great debugging tools that can be used in development. The most basic (yet still quite powerful) of these is undoubtedly Android Debug Bridge, otherwise known as ADB. It’s a very handy tool that can be used by developers and regular users through USB, WiFi, or even directly on the phone.
One of the most popular ADB-based utilities for Android is aLogcat Free. This app was originally released way back in 2011. Unfortunately the developer who created the app, Jeffrey Blattman, decided to abandon his project and aLogcat Free wasn’t updated since 2012. XDA Recognized Developer pedja1 decided to give this application a second life and c. . . READ ON »
Posted May 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Conan Troutman
If you’ve ever pulled a logcat to help a developer find and fix an issue, you might have done so in one of several ways. There are numerous applications out there that allow you to generate logs quickly, easily, and usually with some degree of formatting and/or filtering. However, log files exported from Catlog, which seems to be a popular choice for people sending logs to developers, aren’t always easy to look at and sift through—especially for those who may not have a great deal of experience.
Posted February 21, 2014 at 06:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
What ties together logcat and Holo UI? Possibly not much, as logcat is just a output of hundreds of processes running deep inside the phone, and Holo is an Android UI paradigm present since Honeycomb. It’s hard to find a connection between these two things, but there is one: a holo-fied logcat application made by XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899.
The application doesn’t differ greatly from the original CatLog, but a few things have been changed to make the application even more efficient. The top search and action bar were removedm, and ActionView method was replaced by ActionBar. The application was heavily redesigned in terms of UI and looks in order to be totally different from its predec. . . READ ON »
Posted December 2, 2013 at 06:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Logcat is a powerful diagnostic tool designed to help developers with debugging errors in their applications. Without it, fixing most of applications would be significantly more difficult. However, it appears that logcat is not the only diagnostic tool available to app developers.
Now, there is an alternative tool ported by XDA Senior Member alireza7991. STrace is a debugging utility to monitor a program’s system calls or signals it receives. Unlike logcat, Strace can be used to monitor a single application, so it’s much easier to find abnormal behavior. This tool can then be used to find causes for crashes or anomalies.
Using STrace is really simple. All you need to do is to push the bin file to . . . READ ON »
Posted August 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm by Conan Troutman
As we’ve mentioned before, there are no shortage of options available when it comes to logging what your device is doing. Whether it’s for the purpose of debugging or reporting an issue and you want to grab a log via PC or straight from the device, your options are myriad. If you prefer to use an application on the device itself to see exactly what’s going on, here’s a little something that you might just want to check out.
Logcat Extreme, by XDA Recognized Developer xdaid is an Android-based logcat tool that brings a few extra things to the table. It offers all of the features you would expect as standard such as live viewing with the ability to pause / resume / record, sharing logs, fi. . . READ ON »
Posted August 9, 2013 at 04:30 pm by Conan Troutman
If you’ve ever spent any amount of time using a beta version of an application or flashing the latest “bleeding edge” firmwares to your device, it is highly likely that you will have been asked to submit a logcat when reporting a bug. In fact some would say that you haven’t actually reported a bug until you have submitted a logcat.
While pulling a log and sending it on to a developer is not a difficult process, it can be cumbersome enough to discourage people from coming up with the relevant reports. This can be particularly frustrating for a developer if they are unable to reproduce the bug themselves. XDA Recognized Themer majdinj put together a Windows-based tool called AIO Logc. . . READ ON »
Posted June 1, 2013 at 04:00 pm by Will Verduzco
If you’re an Android user, there’s really almost no reason why you shouldn’t have some basic knowledge on how to use ADB and pull a logcat. After all, what better way is there to give back to the developers that help make our mobile devices better than by giving them the tools they need to diagnose issues effectively whenever they arise? And while most casual users have used the Dalvik Debug Monitor Service to take screenshots before the feature was officially added to the stock Android UI, there’s much more that can be done with the tool.