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-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.

Version 1.5 - Added on 2017-04-17

This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball below.

download apk 1.7 MB (+13 kB) GPG Signature
source tarball 81 kB
no permission changes
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Version 1.4 - Added on 2017-04-08

This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

This version is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to the source tarball below.

download apk 1.7 MB GPG Signature
source tarball 76 kB
view permissions [ 1]


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