• Will QtADB work for me?

Check “adb shell busybox ls -l -a”. if it works, You can use QtADB, if not…make it work and then try QtADB

  • Why I cant see Recovery and Fastboot button?

Recovery and Fastboot pages are only available when You restart Your phone in recovery or fastboot mode

  • I’m launching it and it tells me that some files are missing (WINDOWS)

Be sure that You have QtCore4.dll, QtGui4.dll, QtNetwork4.dll and mingwm10.dll in one dir with QtADB

  • How to install QtADB? (WINDOWS)

You don’t install it. Simply unzip QtADB.exe and run it.

  • After click on Apps it tells me that I don’t have aapt…

You have to download aapt from our site and place it to /sdk/tools

  • I found bug in the app/ something doesn’t work as it should…

Run the app in debug mode, recreate bug and email(qtadb.manager@gmail.com) us with debug.log file.

  • QtADB works strange…one feature works fine, the other doesn’t work.

Make sure that You have all required permissions to files

  • How to run debug mode?

Run application with --debug parameter (f.e. “c:\QtADB.exe --debug“) and in the QtADB.exe’s dir You will have debug.log

  • I have system apps and no regular applications…whats the problem?

Check if You have permissions to /data/app dir (chmod 777)

  • I have apps list but with no icon, name,version etc.(LINUX)

Check if Your aapt file has permission to execute (chmod +x)

  • I have  ./QtADB: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii  issue

You have wrong version of Qt libs (QtADB needs Qt 4.7)

  • How to connect QtADB with Phone via Wifi

1) connect Your phone via usb,  when it’s connected choose Connection->WiFi from menu and type phones IP and port (to change connection mode You need to connect QtADB with phone because its changing options in phone, not in QtADB. Next time You don’t have to connect usb before connecting via Wifi)

2) install on phone adbWireless and run. Press green button, it will show Your IP and port on phone screen. Type it to the QtADB and press connect.

  • How to use file association with QtADB on WINDOWS?

Click on “Associate apk files with QtADB” on Settings page. Now in windows explorer after right click on apk file You will have “install apk” option(it will start apk instalation) and after double-click on apk You will have information about app(name, version etc.).

  • QtADB doesn’t see my phone

Does “adb devices” showing Your phone like this?: “<serialNumber> device”

  • adb devices showing me “????????????    no permissions”. What should i do?

“gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules” and insert it into this file:
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, SYSFS{idVendor}==”*VENDOR”, MODE=”0666″

*VENDOR find here: android.com

  • How to make translation for QtADB

All You need is on that page: translating guide

  • It keeps prompting to choose sdk/tools dir and not recognise it…

Make sure that dir You are choosing contains adb and aapt binary files

  • What is production build?

It is stock rom with root (without any modifications) or custom rom which author forgot to change ro.debuggable variable. On these roms You don’t have any permissions to /system partition

  • I have MacOS and I can’t run it. terminal (“open -a QtADB.app”) giving me “LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed” problem. What should I do?

“chmod a+x ./QtADB.app/Contents/MacOS/QtADB”

  • How to copy/paste in Shell?

type “qtadb -help” in shell to see all available hotkeys

  • SMS Manager is not working. What should I know about it?
first of all make sure that You have QtADB service running(download QtADB.apk from download page, install in Your phone, run it and press ‘start service’ button). Remember that You have to connect Your phone with WiFi to use SMS Manager!
  1. November 10, 2010 at 15:22

    Where can i find adb drivers for windows 7?


    • November 10, 2010 at 18:05

      You can download usb drivers using sdk setup

  2. Maci
    November 28, 2010 at 20:49

    Hello there… If i ran “adb shell busybox ls -l -a” i got “busybox: permission denied” Help me, please, what to do. (LG GD540 2.1r1)

    • Maci
      November 28, 2010 at 20:56

      but the “adb shell ls -l -a” ran succesfully

    • November 28, 2010 at 21:31

      find busybox (i have it in /system/xbin) and use:
      chmod +x busybox

      regular user doesn’t have permissions to run busybox

      • Maci
        November 29, 2010 at 08:29

        Well, problem solved. I do not have busybox in /system/bin or /system/xbin dir :O

  3. Hieu
    November 30, 2010 at 15:44

    where i can find Sdk/tools ?

    • November 30, 2010 at 16:50

      tools is dir in androidSDK

  4. Cor
    December 16, 2010 at 15:04

    After using QtADB successfully for a while on Kubuntu, suddenly, if I open an .apk on my desktop, the “App name”, “App version” and “Package name” text areas are blank. Likewise, if I click “Open in Market”, Market gets an empty string. Quite weird.

    Any ideas what might have caused this and how I might fix it?

    ;o) Cor

    • December 16, 2010 at 15:13

      make debug.log. precisely describe this situation (screenshot would be helpfull) and send it via email: qtadb.manager@gmail.com

  5. wilberfan
    December 30, 2010 at 18:25

    QtADB is EXACTLY what I was looking for! 🙂 It starts, I can display files/directories in both panels….but I can’t change/create anything on the phone side.

    The phone is rooted, in USB debug mode…

    cat /proc/mounts shows: /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system yaffs2 rw,relatime 0 0

    And yet, I seem to be ‘read-only’ on the phone side of QtADB!

    Can you help??

    • December 30, 2010 at 18:54

      Glad you like it! Did you read the post above?? You should read it.
      What is important for you: “Will QtADB work for me?”, “I found bug in the app…” and “How to run debug mode?”

      • Anonymous
        December 30, 2010 at 19:06

        qtadb :
        Glad you like it! Did you read the post above?? You should read it.
        What is important for you: “Will QtADB work for me?”, “I found bug in the app…” and “How to run debug mode?”

        That’s the first thing I did…

        I think I have a fundamental permission problem. I can’t even do an adb push command! (“Read-only file system). I don’t think QtADB is where my problem is…

      • wilberfan
        December 30, 2010 at 19:21

        That busybox thing is the first thing I tried…

        I think my problem is NOT with your app, though: I can’t even do an ‘adb push’ command (“Read-only file system). It’s an LG Optimus M–if that tells us anything?

  6. wilberfan
    January 21, 2011 at 04:30

    My attempts to install QtADB on my lappie keep failing: http://archlinux.pastebin.com/de2FF3c7

    The odd thing is, is that the file it says is missing, is present. Any thoughts?

    • wilberfan
      January 21, 2011 at 05:47

      Never mind. There was a line out of sequence in the PKGBUILD…

  7. Attila
    February 11, 2011 at 11:24


    I use ubuntu 10.04, and so far could not reach any success accessing my ZTE Blade:

    # ./adb devices
    List of devices attached
    ???????????? no permissions

    Feb 11 12:12:57 ws udevd[10246]: SYSFS{}= will be removed in a future udev version, please use ATTR{}= to match the event device, or ATTRS{}= to match a parent device, in /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules:1

    • Attila
      February 22, 2011 at 07:59

      The USB debugging was off in Android Settings! All issues of starting the program have been solved.

  8. Attila
    February 11, 2011 at 13:16

    Good news: after editing 51-android.rules to contain all the possibilities of ATTR and ATTRS and capitalized IdVendor, now I have:

    # ./adb devices
    List of devices attached
    P729T_TMOBILE offline

    What’s next?

  9. February 11, 2011 at 13:46

    I’m not sure but I think that You’ve installed wrong drivers…

  10. Andrea
    February 13, 2011 at 16:59

    Hey man!!
    I followed your guide to connect via wifi
    Connected usb then selected wifi and gived the ip
    Wifi never worked but now USB DOEN NOT WORK ANYMORE!!!
    I totally lost adb access to my phone!
    Please give me a quick fix!

    • February 13, 2011 at 17:03

      above You can read:
      “to change connection mode You need to connect QtADB with phone because its changing options in phone, not in QtADB”

      use adbWireless to change connection type for adbd

      • Andrea
        February 13, 2011 at 17:08

        And what happen if u uninstall adbwireless? (wifi is not working! so there is no reason to keep a useless app…)
        What type of modifications qtadb do in my phone? I just want to revert back

  11. February 13, 2011 at 17:12

    it restarts adbd in wifi mode:P it is standard adb operation. You have 3 ways:
    – properly connect Phone with QtADB choose USB connection
    – install adbWireless to change connection mode to USB
    – restart Your phone

    please. use this app only when You know what You are doing…

  12. Andrea
    February 13, 2011 at 17:17

    – properly connect Phone with QtADB choose USB connection
    Obviously is the first thing i tried. No results. Usb still not working
    – restart Your phone
    Second thing i tried. No results. Usb still not working
    – install adbWireless to change connection mode to USB
    This solved the problem, but only launching the app, turning wifi adb on and off again

    So, again, can i unistall this app safely? Will my adb still work in usb mode?
    I’m not an expert neither a total noob.
    I am only sure that your app does not work via wifi

  13. Andrea
    February 13, 2011 at 17:19

    Oh, and just another bug
    In logcat tool, if u filter the logs the windows does not auto scroll

    • February 13, 2011 at 17:23

      this thing with wifi is not a bug! it is android component and thats a way it is working. You can uninstall adbWireless but do not try to connect QtADB with phone via wifi.

      and second thing: it is not a bug. auto scroll in logcat is ON when last row is selected

  14. TS
    February 19, 2011 at 23:52

    So when I try to connect via wifi, my IP is ***.***.0.***, but the program asks for 3 digits between each period. For the 0, should I enter three 0’s to fill the 3 spaces?

  15. February 20, 2011 at 08:16

    You can type: or

  16. Silviu
    March 10, 2011 at 04:55

    What is the meaning of: ‘It seems that adb is not working properly’?

  17. March 10, 2011 at 07:05

    It means exactly what it looks like. adb deamon doesnt work properly. maybe damaged adb binary file, maybe no permission to run. have no idea because QtADB couldn’t check it

    • Silviu
      March 10, 2011 at 14:52

      I apologize. I need to be more specific. I installed QtADB on a mac 10.6.6 version. I installed the QT libraries downloaded from nokia. I copied the 2 library files from osx_libraries into android_sdk/tools directory. When I started QtADB first time I pointed to the location of the libraries. How can I debug the stuff? Can this error be because I do not have an android device connected to the computer? Thank you.

      • Silviu
        March 10, 2011 at 14:56

        The permissions on the mac says ‘Read & Write’.

    • Silviu
      March 10, 2011 at 15:03

      I take this back. My newbieness. Now it seems to be working. Thanks.

  18. Nir Israel Hen
    March 14, 2011 at 22:11

    When I enter Logcat, it says: “able to open lo device ‘/dev/log/main’:No such file or directory”

    How can I fix it?! I need the log! I’m getting FCs…


    • March 15, 2011 at 06:51

      first of all any bugs or problems you should report to our email: qtadb.manager@gmail.com.
      before you do that check adb logcat command and send us output if it would work then it’s QtADB bug if not – it’s something with your device and we can’t help

  19. zulguchoniemy
    March 22, 2011 at 03:59

    Hi, is it possible to install 0.8 version on ubuntu 10.10? It complains about some missing libraries (libQtDeclarative.so.4). Any help please?

    • zulguchoniemy
      March 22, 2011 at 04:07

      nice just some missing deps. this is the perfect app i was looking for 🙂 many thanx

      • March 22, 2011 at 06:08

        I’m glad You like it 🙂

        ps. on download page You can find: “requires Qt 4.7 libraries: libqtgui4,libqt4-network and libqt4-declarative”. this is for future questions of the others 😉

  20. Mimmo
    April 1, 2011 at 09:58

    great software. But I have a problem.
    QtAdb connect to my IQ701 via usb, I try to backup apps+data but in my external sdcard can’t see QtAdb/Backup. When i stay in file mode and click on Sdcard is empty, help me!

    thank’s in advance

    • April 1, 2011 at 18:49

      if sdcard is empty there is one software solution: “mount /sdcard”

  21. Mimmo
    April 2, 2011 at 14:40

    I’m beginner

    I open shell from QtAdb and type in MOUNT /SDCARD but never change… 😦

  22. April 2, 2011 at 15:47

    did I wrote “MOUNT /SDCARD” or “mount /sdcard”??

    and what output do You have after that? give me something so I could help…

  23. Mimmo
    April 2, 2011 at 22:02

    Thanks for your help

    After “mount /sdcard” i get this putput:

    Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory

    • April 7, 2011 at 10:40

      so use mount -w /sdcard

  24. jcv
    April 7, 2011 at 09:54

    I would like to install this very promising app, but…

    why exactly don’t you add your app to the androidmarket? wouldn’t be easier to follow your updates?

    • April 7, 2011 at 10:42

      1. it is not android app so I can’t place it in market
      2. app has option “check updates on start”. if You have it enabled, QtADB checks last version on start
      3. to follow this blog (informations and new versions) You have follow/subscribe blog option

  25. johnw
    April 10, 2011 at 05:05

    Is this open source?
    where can i download the source code?

  26. Anonymous
    April 15, 2011 at 01:57

    qtadb is not detecting my phone!
    i’ve connected via usb in debugging mode but it reads “connect your phone” with a refresh button below it

    • April 15, 2011 at 05:22

      what about first point of FAQ?

  27. Jorje
    April 15, 2011 at 17:01

    Everyhting works fine (USb and WiFi) but the messages.
    When I hit the message button on qtadb I get after couple of seconds “connection to client failed”.You have the option to hit close and then again the “connection to client failed” screen.You hit again close and then you get a gray screen reading messages and stuck.Refresh list won’t do anything.Yes you can close that window and the rest of the features work.
    I have windows 7 with droid 2g 2.2.1 stock rooted.Any idea? Thank you.

    • April 16, 2011 at 07:34

      To use SMS manager You have to install and run QtADB service in Your phone. If it will not help You can’t use it for now (it is beta feature)

  28. Jorje
    April 18, 2011 at 12:42

    Sorry I didn’t read carefully.Installed the service and everything works perfect now.
    On windows platform drag&drop into files or apps would be a great feature.

    • April 18, 2011 at 12:47

      Do You mean d&d QtADB System? It is on “to do” list.

  29. Jorje
    April 18, 2011 at 12:58

    And delete messages.Fantastic app.Thank you man.

    • April 19, 2011 at 05:05

      delete and backup for messages is also on ‘to do’ list;)

  30. mark
    April 19, 2011 at 23:40

    Installed the said libs via synaptic, marked it as executable and doesn’t do anything, literally nothing. Is there something I’ve missed??
    Os – Ubuntu 10.10

  31. mark
    April 20, 2011 at 00:03

    Found I’m missing a dependency, libQtSvg.so.4 .Doesn’t show up on synaptic or apt-get, Looks like its back to googling!!.

    • April 20, 2011 at 05:04

      strange…this library should be in libqt4-gui package

  32. mark
    April 20, 2011 at 10:22

    Ah! its all good!! Apparently I had a dummy transitional package installed (looked at apt-cache show via terminal), synaptic showed a green light next to it so i didn’t look any further when installing said dependencies apt-get found them :.)

    Thanks for the quick response.

  33. Mark
    April 21, 2011 at 01:45

    I’ve found the problem, there are two packages libqtgui4 which contains these libs:
    libQtGui.so.4 libQtGui.so.4.7 libQtGui.so.4.7.0

    and libqt4-gui contains these libs:
    libQtAssistantClient.so.4 libQtAssistantClient.so.4.3 libQtAssistantClient.so.4.3.4
    libQtDesigner.so.4 libQtDesigner.so.4.3 libQtDesigner.so.4.3.4
    libQtDesignerComponents.so.4 libQtDesignerComponents.so.4.3 libQtDesignerComponents.so.4.3.4
    libQtGui.so.4 libQtGui.so.4.3 libQtGui.so.4.3.4
    libQtOpenGL.so.4 libQtOpenGL.so.4.3 libQtOpenGL.so.4.3.4
    libQtSvg.so.4 libQtSvg.so.4.3 libQtSvg.so.4.3.4

    It’s the libqt4-gui you need not libqtgui4 (licqtgui4 is a dependency of libqt4-gui)

    I hope this info is useful :.)

    • wilberfan
      August 24, 2011 at 19:33

      Thanks for figuring this out. It had me stumped for quite awhile! Not sure why it’s not corrected on the download page… (“(updated August 8th 2011. requires Qt 4.7 libraries: libqtgui4,libqt4-network and libqt4-declarative)”

  34. Joao Carlos
    April 26, 2011 at 00:44

    Hello, I’ve installed QTsdb and it works great.. except the “Screenshot” function! what could be the problem?!

  35. Jeffrey He
    May 12, 2011 at 14:05

    qtadb :

    I’m glad You like it
    ps. on download page You can find: “requires Qt 4.7 libraries: libqtgui4,libqt4-network and libqt4-declarative”. this is for future questions of the others

    I am trying to use it on Ubuntu 10.04, but couldn’t find the package named “libqt4-declarative”. any help?

    • May 12, 2011 at 14:08

      try this
      python-pyside.qtdeclarative Qt 4 Declarative module – Python bindings

  36. Jeffrey He
    May 13, 2011 at 14:09

    qtadb :

    try this
    python-pyside.qtdeclarative Qt 4 Declarative module – Python bindings

    Thank you for the quick response. However, there is no package named “python-pyside.qtdeclarative”, “python-pyside”, “qtdeclarative” or “pyside” either…

    • May 13, 2011 at 15:42

      I have libqt4-declarative package in synaptic on my Ubuntu 10.10 so try to update Your system

  37. Jeffrey He
    May 14, 2011 at 13:32

    qtadb :

    I have libqt4-declarative package in synaptic on my Ubuntu 10.10 so try to update Your system

    Resolved! For those who have the same issue as me.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libqt4-declarative

    But… I got the following error…

    jeffrey@ubuntu:~/Desktop/QtADB_0.8.0_linux32$ ./adb devices
    List of devices attached
    ???????????? no permissions

    My device is Moto ME525 Defy. Could you help me with the config file?

    • May 14, 2011 at 14:06

      Why are You commenting page that You haven’t read? this problem is described on this site…

  38. Jeffrey He
    May 14, 2011 at 14:14

    qtadb :

    Why are You commenting page that You haven’t read? this problem is described on this site…

    Sorry sir, I did read it, but I couldn’t access the website http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/device.html#VendorIds
    That’s why I asked you for help…

  39. Jeffrey He
    May 15, 2011 at 02:35

    Jeffrey He :

    qtadb :
    Why are You commenting page that You haven’t read? this problem is described on this site…

    Sorry sir, I did read it, but I couldn’t access the website http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/device.html#VendorIds
    That’s why I asked you for help…

    After modify /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

    ./adb kill-server
    sudo ./adb start-server

  40. Please Help Me :)
    May 24, 2011 at 20:23

    I have this strange Error:

    ./QtADB: error while loading shared libraries: libQtSvg.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    • May 24, 2011 at 20:27

      omg…You could at least read this page before posting…

  41. DTM
    June 8, 2011 at 04:28

    qtadb :

    To use SMS manager You have to install and run QtADB service in Your phone. If it will not help You can’t use it for now (it is beta feature)

    Same issue here, still occurring after installing and running the service on my Desire HD running LeeDroid. Do I need to change permissions somewhere? I realise it’s beta but it would be really nice if it worked! Just donated $10 to the cause.

    • June 8, 2011 at 09:51

      Hmm I had some reports that DHD works with messages like a charm. if it is not working properly, and You’ve donated especially for messages I can return You Your money. I’ve made 10days trial so people could test it before donation

      • DTM
        June 8, 2011 at 10:09

        I’m very happy to donate, I really appreciate the work that has gone into this! If others have it working with the DHD then I’ll try a few other things and let you know. I’ve tested different permissions on the mmssms.db file but to no effect.

  42. June 8, 2011 at 10:15

    You don’t have to change permissions for mmssms.db because when You start QtADB service (qtadb.apk, ‘start service’ button) then qtadb.apk gets messages from Android system like normal sms application but after that it sends messages list to QtADB(PC) via WiFi. make a debug.log for messages and send it to me (7ymekk@qtadb.com)

    • DTM
      June 8, 2011 at 12:35

      Hey I just tried it over wireless and it worked! Seems like it’s only an issue over USB. Thanks for your time. 🙂

      • June 8, 2011 at 12:57

        heh unfortunately Android has some problems with port forwarding via usb so I had to make it over WiFi only

  43. Attila
    June 8, 2011 at 11:33

    Do not recognise my Blade (running CM7 nightly ROM). Starts normally, but says “connect your phone”. When I click “refresh” qtAdb stops responding, must be killed!

    • June 8, 2011 at 12:59

      read this page first. then You will know what to do

  44. June 19, 2011 at 15:25

    I Love the application, i’m trying it on my PCLinuxOS, and although adb itself works without a problem, i get this message when i open QtADB:
    klauncher(14360) kdemain: No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have started the DBUS server.
    kdeinit4: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!

    When exiting the application, this appears:
    Segmentation fault

    I have all the files downloaded from your site, and some things do appear to work, such as:
    Files (detects phone, but doesn’t show files), Phone Info (shows only serial), Screenshot, Settings,

    Is there anything i can do ?

    • June 20, 2011 at 14:46

      I’m glad You like it.

      On this page You have answer for “i found a bug” request. find it and do what it says

  45. Anonymous
    June 21, 2011 at 12:24

    how can i change folder of aapt wen i already chose wrong folder????

    • June 21, 2011 at 12:30

      remove adb from the old path.QtADB should ask You for new one

  46. harry
    July 3, 2011 at 20:38

    I also get the “connect your phone” message. Now, before you start telling me I should read the FAQ. I did. Where do i “check” (?!) “adb shell busybox ls -l -a”. I do have busybox installed on my Samsung Galaxy S, if that is what you mean. Could you be a bit more specific in you guide, not al of us speak guru 🙂

  47. July 3, 2011 at 20:42

    check=test=verify. “adb shell busybox ls -l -a” is for checking if adb works properly (it will give You an output with some files

  48. July 16, 2011 at 13:50

    i have installed qtadb on natty 64-bit version . it shows connected to the phone but actually it does not connect to the phone. the files , apps, phone info is not shown only screenshot works . Please solve this !!!!!!!!

  49. Scott M
    August 20, 2011 at 23:47

    My 0.8.0 Mac version keeps telling me that version 0.8.1 is available–but I don’t see it on the download page… 😦 Am I missing something??

    • August 21, 2011 at 05:23

      Yes. the last post on the main page of this website.

      ps. sorry but windows, linux and mac versions are checking for new version in one place. I’m working on it so it should be soon

  50. Anonymous
    August 22, 2011 at 19:38

    hi. i can’t run qtadb. it says: there is no application installed for executable files.

  51. August 23, 2011 at 22:05

    1-st :i think iam read only
    the color of phone path is blue colored

    2nd : how i can use dropbox

  52. sitole
    August 26, 2011 at 03:21

    I’ve installed qtadb 0.8.1, either on windows and linux. both installation was success, and able to connect to phone.

    The problem was… every time i try to connect with my phone, an error message show up. It says : “adbd cannot run as root in production builds so you can’t do anything with /system partition …. bla bla bla…”. It happen on both installation of qtadb (linux and windows)

    What should i do to fix this problem?


  53. August 26, 2011 at 04:45

    this is problem with your phone. not with QtADB or OS. you need full root to use all features of QtADB

  54. Gusta
    September 6, 2011 at 21:01

    Phone info gives me greyed out ext4 partition?!

  55. September 21, 2011 at 20:03

    I’m getting a *blank* response to # “adb devices” on Ubuntu 10.10 (NOT the “???????????? no permissions” response:

    # adb devices
    List of devices attached

    I’ve added the “/etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules” and rebooted. USB Debugging is enabled on the phone. The sdcard WILL mount if that option is selected. What have I missed?

    • September 21, 2011 at 20:05

      Dammit. It was a wonky USB cable connection. I wiggled it a little at the front of the tower where I had it plugged in, and everything is fine now… (Why didn’t I try that before I posted the previous?!)

  56. Allan
    September 22, 2011 at 19:16

    I’m on Ubuntu 11.04 x64, and every single time I start QtADB, it asks me to point to where adb and aapt binaries are. How can I get it to remember from launch to launch where it is?

    • September 22, 2011 at 19:21

      I’m not unix expert but it seems like QtADB doesn’t have permissions to Your user home dir. it stores settings in /home/user/.config/Bracia/QtADB or something like that…if QtADB doesn’t have permissions to this dir then it can’t save settings

  57. September 29, 2011 at 18:14

    I can’t see apps and files when I connect my galaxy tab with QtADB. You can see in following picture: http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll319/huuchien86/linhtinh/qtadb.jpg

    • September 29, 2011 at 20:23

      read faq again so You can find info about debug.log…

  58. September 30, 2011 at 14:54

    I fixed my problem. Thank.

  59. October 18, 2011 at 11:28

    I have connected my beetel tablet (Huwaei ideos s7) with usb-computer, enabled root, and granted qtadb root access. but when qtadb run in computer, the phone root (/) contents was empty (?). I drop down the combo, it lists (/sdcard/, /data/,/dta/app/,/system/,/system/app/) i selected each one but found nothing listed. The only thing working is screenshot and shell. I can browse the tablet file structure using shell with su user. On clicking phone info, qtadb application crashes everytime. Also i frequently get the error message that says “There was problem while checking for updates”. The basic thing that i trying to take help of qtadb is to uninstall the update of market. it was problemetic because, market failed to install, uninstall update and uinstall any apps. finally answer was to uninstall the market update. but that too is not working (failed to uninstall). so trying with qtadb. I am not sure where these updates can be uninstalled for market and where they are located on my tab. i did the rooting of phone and then moved most of apps to the sd card. they all are now disappeared somehow. i reset the tab to factory setting but market update is still there. any clue how QTadb work for me to uninstall the apps? its apps is not showing any of the content with all three (application, backups, system application) option along with all filter (applicaiton name, package name, file path , location). any of the combination yield empty results. even tried to select the refresh button there that is only enabled in addition to two combo box and a filter one (that i tried empty to get all list and done for *.apk also). Thanks

    • October 20, 2011 at 07:34

      QtADB needs full root access not shell root. And it seems that you have only shell root. What is the difference? full root allows pc to access system directories through adb command (like adb push, adb pull and etc) and shell root won’t allow to do this. Shell root allows to access system directories and files from shell or phone after you type su. To determine if you really have shell or full root type in pc (while your device is connected) adb root command if it tell you that adb is running as root or restarting as root then you have full root it this command outputs something that adb cannot run as root on production builds then you have only shell root.

  60. October 28, 2011 at 13:10

    I am at this moment assured that i should root my mobile. With thanks for the awesome tips

  61. Anonymous
    October 28, 2011 at 15:48

    The new version of QTADB for windows is damaged.Doesnt open in winrar – its says unexpected end of archive.

    • October 28, 2011 at 15:54

      download it again because I can open it with winrar

  62. jcrompton
    January 7, 2012 at 20:43

    I have installed and got the connection with my SG2 , my Win 7 machine both via wireless and USB. However every time I try to transfer a file the program suddenly stops working and closes.

    I can do the other functions such as screenshots, info etc. Just unable to transfer files . Any ideas ??

    • 7ymekk
      January 14, 2012 at 10:08

      I have no idea what is wrong. send me debug.log (read FAQ how to do it)

  63. powerpenguin
    January 8, 2012 at 14:39

    Very good program! But it suddenly stopped working for me: all phone output is empty within QtADB. I’m on kubuntu with kde 4.7.4 and QtADB-0.8.1. adb commands from the shell still work without any problems. debug.log does not show any errors (but does not show much info, only commands executed but no phone output). It used to work about a week ago, I’m not sure what is different since then, though I might have updated kde (auto update kubuntu?). Any ideas? TIA

    • 7ymekk
      January 14, 2012 at 10:06

      do You have busybox? check first point of this FAQ

  64. Uwe
    January 27, 2012 at 22:56

    Thx a lot for this good Programm. It help me in Ubuntu 11.10 got connection to my Galaxy Tab 10.1. 🙂

  65. February 24, 2012 at 11:40

    How could i get qtADB working with a Bluetooth connection???

    Details here http://fomori.org/blog/blog/2011/12/05/android-adb-over-bluetooth/

    The steps are also out of order i should note. You need to initiate the PAN connection first in order for the bnep0 alias to be created and in order to be utilized.

    • 7ymekk
      March 9, 2012 at 06:50

      QtADB is Windows/Linux/OSX application and it has one source code and one features list. if something is possible on Linux but not in Windows or OSX then it will not be in QtADB

  66. March 16, 2012 at 05:17

    hey, i’m a new ubuntu users, how can i install this tools? cause i can’t install it using
    make install

    anyone can help me?

    • 7ymekk
      March 16, 2012 at 06:10

      You have to download QtADB package from download site, unzip it, give x permissions and run. of course You need AndroidSDK installed and required libraries

  67. mathew
    March 23, 2012 at 01:15

    i have figured out a temporary way to give access to the /data on a galaxy s
    get file manager from the market
    run the app and change permissions for /data and /data/app directories to enable “other” read and write.
    are there any other directories that QtADB requires to access???
    this measure is only temporary and will reset when the phone is restarted

  68. Guest
    May 13, 2012 at 16:02

    Could you please make qtadb compatible to use with the emulator (from the andorid sdk)!
    As far I understand qtadb cant connect to it. If it is possible, please tell?

    • 7ymekk
      May 13, 2012 at 16:18

      it works for me with console and logcat. The rest of features needs busybox so I haven’t test it with emulator but it should work just like with regular phone

      • Guest
        May 13, 2012 at 18:21

        ok sounds god, but how do you connect to the emulator?
        There is only two choices, usb or wifi. Read somewhere it was not possible in a forum but tried with wifi anyway because it was the only way I saw it would be possible.
        I was unsure tho which ip to use, but when I tried to connect the emulator just closed every time. I guess it is through wifi you connect but which ip do you use? Is this the right way?

  69. 7ymekk
    May 13, 2012 at 18:26

    I’m using USB connection. check if You have emulator in “adb devices”

  70. Felix
    June 24, 2012 at 08:06

    Ok, I got it working in windows. *I downloaded the 0.7 with libs version.
    It can access files in my phone.

    But in mac, It can’t access any files, apps and info shows nothing but adb devices code.
    The only thing that works is screenshot
    *I downloaded 0.8 version and qt libs opensource 0.7.3

    Any Idea??

    Btw, I am running in mac lion 10.7.4 and phone xperia arc S 4.0.4

    • 7ymekk
      July 18, 2012 at 08:14

      Mac version was tested on osx 10.5 so there could be some problems with newer versions. You can always generate and check debug.log

  71. Ketan Patil
    July 18, 2012 at 08:00

    Can this backup and restore messages (SMS)?

    Phone: LG P500

    • 7ymekk
      July 18, 2012 at 08:14


  72. khamim
    September 1, 2012 at 17:26

    Wow it can backup application… btw where is saved apk & data folder?

    • khamim
      September 1, 2012 at 17:40

      umm, qtADB can’t backup app in the second partition? I use link2 SD and it can only read app in internal and firt SD partition

      • 7ymekk
        September 11, 2012 at 20:13

        QtADB save in /sdcard/QtADB/backup

        Unfortunately there is support for only one SD partition

      • khamim
        February 18, 2013 at 14:45

        I mean external partition (ext 4) that made by cwm

  73. October 3, 2012 at 07:20

    I installed Qt using macports. It’s qt4.8.3. https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/aqua/qt4-mac/Portfile
    and I getting this error:
    dyld: Library not loaded: QtDeclarative.framework/Versions/4/QtDeclarative
    Reason: image not found

    What should I do?

    • 7ymekk
      October 3, 2012 at 08:26

      You should install QtDeclarative library for OSX. I recommend You to install all Qt libraries

      • October 3, 2012 at 19:32

        How can I download all qt libraries?

  74. October 21, 2012 at 07:28

    I just want to thank you for this wonderful application.
    Absolute lifesaver! 🙂

  75. Александр
    November 19, 2012 at 17:50

    Замечательная программа!Вот только плохо что нельзя прошить телефон(или я не знаю как?)наподобее прошивалщика ODIN -без манипуляций самим телефоном

  76. Tonal
    December 6, 2012 at 17:12

    In phone info tab i can not see my sd ext partition.It is empty.In Titanium backup sd ext is visible , also in 4ext recovery (ext3). I can install aplications to sd ext or move them to sd ext
    and everything works fine.
    How to make sd ext visible in QTADB.Phone is HTC Desire MildWild V-4.4.

  77. Alex
    February 28, 2013 at 10:12

    Thanks for your app! How come that /ext indication is not working for me? The Refresh button is frozen, text around is set to grey. – I have an external card partitioned into 2 sections FAT32 13 Gb and ext2 2 Gb just to work with Link2SD. Your app is featured to back up apps, but not those linked by Link2SD due to its complex partition on the external SD card or there are any other grounds not to let work with such cards? I can see in Qtadb only one half of all apps installed on my Android device, as the other half is relocated by Link2SD, which has been helpful so far. Don’t you think it would be nice to involve such external cards, too?

  78. May 2, 2013 at 08:43

    i don’t know how to connect my phone through usb
    for (htc wildfire s)

  79. Peter Mayr
    February 7, 2014 at 15:58

    Segmentation fault on Arch Linux qtadb 0.8.1-6

  80. June 24, 2014 at 05:25

    Hi i made sure the files you mentioned were in a folder with qtadb when installing to windows. When i run the qtadb.exe it asks for folder where files are. I select the folder but it says no adb binary in this folder…. Thanks. Steve.

    • 7ymekk
      June 24, 2014 at 06:29

      Hey, make sure that adb works. QtADB should look for adb and aapt in the same directory. Go in there with cmd and try running ‘adb devices’ command.

  81. vitaly51370
    July 12, 2014 at 13:05

    Hi 7ymekk! Why the names of the files with Cyrillic characters are displayed as “?????”. Please tell me the solution.
    PC – Windows XP sp3, Tablet – Android 4.2.1, QtADB – 0.8.1 fix

    • 7ymekk
      August 6, 2014 at 05:57

      Hey, Cyrillic chars should appear correctly the same as special Polish chars, Greek and more. try changing language from English to Russian

  82. Anonymous
    August 8, 2014 at 23:00

    Process: QtADB [517]
    Path: /Users/USER/Downloads/*/QtADB.app/Contents/MacOS/QtADB
    Identifier: com.yourcompany.QtADB
    Version: ???
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [174]
    Responsible: QtADB [517]
    User ID: 502

    Date/Time: 2014-08-08 17:58:50.733 -0500
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)
    Report Version: 11
    Anonymous UUID: 08E39F86-97D0-6C7B-1CE3-64F84BE3DDB6

    Crashed Thread: 0

    Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

    Application Specific Information:
    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: QtDeclarative.framework/Versions/4/QtDeclarative
    Referenced from: /Users/USER/Downloads/*/QtADB.app/Contents/MacOS/QtADB
    Reason: image not found

    Binary Images:
    0x8feda000 – 0x8ff0c417 dyld (239.4) /usr/lib/dyld

    Model: MacBookAir3,2, BootROM MBA31.0061.B07, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 1.86 GHz, 2 GB, SMC 1.66f61
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, NVIDIA GeForce 320M, PCI, 256 MB
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x02FE, 0x45424A3130554538454655302D41452D4620
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x02FE, 0x45424A3130554538454655302D41452D4620
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xD1), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Bluetooth: Version 4.2.6f1 14216, 3 services, 15 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
    Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD TS128C, 121.33 GB
    USB Device: SAMSUNG_Android
    USB Device: FaceTime Camera (Built-in)
    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader
    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
    Thunderbolt Bus:

    Is all I get.

    • 7ymekk
      August 13, 2014 at 13:33

      Hey, unfortunately it looks like QtADB haven’t found QtDeclarative module. You have to install all of the Qt libraries 4.8.6 for Mac

  83. August 24, 2014 at 14:58

    Excellent app 🙂

  84. Anonymous
    November 5, 2014 at 12:19

    what is adb binary?

    • 7ymekk
      November 5, 2014 at 12:23

      ADB – Android Debug Bridge. Android SDK component

  85. vitaly51370
    December 4, 2014 at 13:52

    The correct display of names of files with cyrillic (instead of”????”) depends on the version of the set busybox (for example v1.21.1).

  86. Anonymous
    December 13, 2014 at 16:12

    I am not able to use it.
    plz help. Getting following error

    ” It seems that ADB is not working properly”

    • 7ymekk
      December 19, 2014 at 10:11

      make sure that adb works fine in terminal (first point of the FAQ). I think that there is some problem with that.

  87. Henry
    December 17, 2014 at 17:14

    I am running debian wheezy. adb,fastboot,and fsutils are installed. adb devices list my phone, but when I run qtadb –debug I get device not found. I have created the udev rule suggested in the fac.

    • 7ymekk
      December 19, 2014 at 10:39

      Check debug.log and look for ‘no permissions’ or ‘?????????’. If You find it, that means You have to run adb server as root. It also can happen when You are using ‘adb devices’ with one adb binary, and QtADB uses different version. Make sure that adb in Your PATH is the same as the QtADB uses.

  88. jon
    April 23, 2015 at 21:54

    hello. Please would you inform me on how to uninstall qtadb from debian derivative?
    sudo apt-get remove QtADB is “Unable to locate package QTadb”
    Synaptic Package Manager does not show it either.
    And aptitude show qtadb is “Unable to locate package qtadb”
    The package from this website was installed. Shows in menu.

    • 7ymekk
      April 24, 2015 at 05:21

      Hello, QtADB doesn’t have debian package, so You have to simply remove QtADB folder from Your computer.

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