Logcat

Android Logcat without Root

Read Android logs without root access. The app uses remote debugging to connect to phone local ADB daemon. Configuring remote debugging on a phone can be challenging and requires some technical expertise. It has to be done once and after each device reboot.

Enable USB debugging first on your device. Navigate to Settings > About Phone and tap Build number seven times. Go back, access the Developer options menu and check USB debugging option.

Next step is to enable remote debugging. You need to have Android SDK installed on your computer. Connect your phone via USB cable and run following adb command:

adb tcpip 5555

Disconnect USB cable before trying to use the app. Some phones have problems handling network ADB connection when they are connected via USB as well.

Sometimes establishing connection to ADB hangs and requires killing and restarting the app. It seems to be a problem with ADB daemon itself and not the app issue.

License: Apache License 2.0

Issue Tracker: https://github.com/tananaev/rootless-logcat/issues
Source Code: https://github.com/tananaev/rootless-logcat

For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.7 (8) - Added on Jun 13, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • INTERNET
  • Version 1.6 (7) - Added on Jun 2, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • INTERNET
  • Version 1.5 (6) - Added on Apr 17, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.7 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • INTERNET