adbLink 3.4: Windows/Mac/Linux Companion for Kodi

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jocala Offline
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(2017-02-02 09:37)LiTtLE_DeE Wrote:  i have a kodi costom setup on a fire TV stick & I'm thinking of buying an Android TV box. Will I be able to backup to my Fire stick setup to my PC then transfer it to my Andriod TV box with ADB?


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Yes, depending on the box. adbLink has been tested with Nvidia Shield TV and the Xiaomi Mi box (USA #3), both Android TV. The only connection I have working for the Mi is USB, so for that box you need a USB A male/male cable as well.

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-02 09:54 by jocala.)
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I ran into some problems with my Kodi installation and now I'm doing a backup, before I swipe the installation. Is there an option to restore just specific folders afterwards?
Likewise I'd wish it would be possible ignore some userdata during backup. 820 MB of Thumbnails is insane and a waste. Wink
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-22 18:57 by Silrog.)
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Sorry, no.

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
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adbLink 3.0 changelog

Parallel background processes: Potentially lengthy jobs (backup,restore,etc)
are now assigned a job ID and the running state is displayed in a
listbox.

New file manager: Easy move/copy/delete of files and folders on
Android devices. Copy multiple files and folders from Android
devices to PC/Mac or from PC/Mac to Android device.

The progress bar style activity indicator has been replaced by a
color-changing icon. It turns green while background processes are
running, blue when the job queue is empty.

The listbox of connected devices now shows device name not
IP address/USB serial number. For USB-connected devices, the
serial number is displayed only for devices that have not
been entered into the adbLink database.

File selection dialogs, log viewers and editors are now
resizeable.

Fixed: adbLink not working in space-embedded folder

Uninstall APK search filter fixed

Keypad button help/tooltip corrected

Easy edit of Kodi XML files on any platform.

Local IP address reported in log file.

Toast-style notifications added

Message added for device connection errors

Stop ADB button focus issue fixed

Root menu restored for /system partition mount

Check for updates button in device record restored

Menu function: Kodi Data Usage added.
Shows amount of space used by Kodi data.

Menu function: ADB/WIFI. Enables
ADB debugging over WIFI for devices
that lack this feature.

Moving Kodi data updates Kodi partition in device record

Data move routine now checks for valid
media center data before writing
/sdcard/xbmc_env.properties file.


adbLink is tested on Windows/Mac/Linux with Amazon Fire TV devices, Nvidia
Shield TV, and Xiaomi Mi Box 3

available for download at http://www.jocala.com

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
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New videos:

An overview of adbLink 3.0

https://youtu.be/c1k3PQhdl50

An overview of the adbLink 3.0 File Manager

https://youtu.be/SZkDjbhluOk

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
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Can you make it so there is an OK button, after a restore? It only stays up for a few seconds and if im not watching, I'll miss if it says Restore Complete, or Restore Failed. Thanks a ton for this great tool!
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(2017-03-26 07:25)XorCist Wrote:  Can you make it so there is an OK button, after a restore? It only stays up for a few seconds and if im not watching, I'll miss if it says Restore Complete, or Restore Failed. Thanks a ton for this great tool!

Jury's still out on the toast-style notifications, but in the meantime, just check your log if you miss one. That will tell you if your restore succeeded as well.

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
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(2017-03-26 08:17)jocala Wrote:  
(2017-03-26 07:25)XorCist Wrote:  Can you make it so there is an OK button, after a restore? It only stays up for a few seconds and if im not watching, I'll miss if it says Restore Complete, or Restore Failed. Thanks a ton for this great tool!

Jury's still out on the toast-style notifications, but in the meantime, just check your log if you miss one. That will tell you if your restore succeeded as well.

+1 on leaving the notifications up until the user closes them (if it's possible).
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(2017-03-26 07:25)XorCist Wrote:  Can you make it so there is an OK button, after a restore? It only stays up for a few seconds and if im not watching, I'll miss if it says Restore Complete, or Restore Failed. Thanks a ton for this great tool!

You can always just check the log...
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(2017-02-02 09:53)jocala Wrote:  
(2017-02-02 09:37)LiTtLE_DeE Wrote:  i have a kodi costom setup on a fire TV stick & I'm thinking of buying an Android TV box. Will I be able to backup to my Fire stick setup to my PC then transfer it to my Andriod TV box with ADB?


Tia

Yes, depending on the box. adbLink has been tested with Nvidia Shield TV and the Xiaomi Mi box (USA #3), both Android TV. The only connection I have working for the Mi is USB, so for that box you need a USB A male/male cable as well.


Thank you,
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adbLink 3.1 changelog 05/01/17

The file manager is now root-aware. Perform common file management
functions (copy,move,rename,mkdir,etc) on the /system and /data
partitions if your device is rooted.

When upgrading adbLink versions, data is preserved. Tested
with adbLink 2.04 and up.

The database and log files are now stored in a standard
directory located in the user's $HOME. Mac users can
now run adbLink without admin privileges.

The progress bar activity indicator is back.

Devices can be accessed on an ad hoc basis: double-clicking
a USB serial number or entering an IP address on-the-fly
allows interaction with the device w/o first creating
a device record. In this case, Kodi defaults are assumed.

Notification messages: toast-style messages or normal style is
now a preference, with normal set as default.

A global folder location for files copied from your device
is set to your system $HOME. Changed to a global location of your
preference, or overridden by a per-device preference in a
device record.

Keypad now uses device address as dialog title

Log filename defaults to kodi.log or spmc.log depending on
configuration

System help updated

http://www.jocala.com

New video for adbLink v3.1 will be available later this week.

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-02 06:16 by jocala.)
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Hello my name is Scott.

I'm a Mac user that jailbreaks many fire sticks using ADBLink and the Keyboard Maestro Macro.

I like all of the improvements accept for 1 major thing.

Sometimes on ADB Link 3.1 when restoring Kodi, the Kodi restore will fail,
upon second attempt it will say "Local Kodi Restore" instead of the device name and Kodi Restore.
And this will also fail.

At this point ADB Link 3.1 will be completely frozen.
After force quitting ADB Link,

Almost all of the applications on my macbook will be deleted, even the ones that are currently open.
When I try to open an application that is deleted, but still in the dock it will have a Question mark over it. When I go to the application folder all of the applications are either deleted or corrupted except for a few such as Safari and iMovie that came with the Mac.

This has happened to me across multiple Mac Books, and multiple times on the same Mac Book.

This is a huge issue that I never noticed with version 3.0 I will go back to version 3.0 and see if this issue goes away.
I will update if I determine any more pertinent information.

Confused
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(2017-05-06 19:15)GXstick Wrote:  Hello my name is Scott.

I'm a Mac user that jailbreaks many fire sticks using ADBLink and the Keyboard Maestro Macro.

I like all of the improvements accept for 1 major thing.

Sometimes on ADB Link 3.1 when restoring Kodi, the Kodi restore will fail,
upon second attempt it will say "Local Kodi Restore" instead of the device name and Kodi Restore.
And this will also fail.

At this point ADB Link 3.1 will be completely frozen.
After force quitting ADB Link,

Almost all of the applications on my macbook will be deleted, even the ones that are currently open.
When I try to open an application that is deleted, but still in the dock it will have a Question mark over it. When I go to the application folder all of the applications are either deleted or corrupted except for a few such as Safari and iMovie that came with the Mac.

This has happened to me across multiple Mac Books, and multiple times on the same Mac Book.

This is a huge issue that I never noticed with version 3.0 I will go back to version 3.0 and see if this issue goes away.
I will update if I determine any more pertinent information.

Confused

I develop on a Mac and have never seen this. Please provide steps to duplicate this issue, if you can. Please email me directly at [email protected]

adbLink The Kodi Companion. GPL 3.0, Sources on Github, Available for Windows, Mac & Linux.
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-06 19:48 by jocala.)
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(2017-05-06 19:15)GXstick Wrote:  Hello my name is Scott.

I'm a Mac user that jailbreaks many fire sticks using ADBLink and the Keyboard Maestro Macro.

I like all of the improvements accept for 1 major thing.

Sometimes on ADB Link 3.1 when restoring Kodi, the Kodi restore will fail,
upon second attempt it will say "Local Kodi Restore" instead of the device name and Kodi Restore.
And this will also fail.

At this point ADB Link 3.1 will be completely frozen.
After force quitting ADB Link,

Almost all of the applications on my macbook will be deleted, even the ones that are currently open.
When I try to open an application that is deleted, but still in the dock it will have a Question mark over it. When I go to the application folder all of the applications are either deleted or corrupted except for a few such as Safari and iMovie that came with the Mac.
You
This has happened to me across multiple Mac Books, and multiple times on the same Mac Book.

This is a huge issue that I never noticed with version 3.0 I will go back to version 3.0 and see if this issue goes away.
I will update if I determine any more pertinent information.

Confused

Very strange. Works perfectly on my iMAC.
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I was able to recreate it.

When Restoring Kodi.

Running Job must read "Local Kodi restore"

ADB Link must be Force Quit while this is running.

It also deletes almost all the files on the desktop.

I didn't have any other programs running besides ADB Link

I recommend backing up your computer before trying.

Scott
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