[root] live logcat lite

[root] live logcat lite

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live logcat is the one and only boot animation replacement that shows the actual logcat log (Android debug messages). It looks a bit similar to a BIOS boot. Handy for developers too! Unlike other similar apps, the information you see on screen is real and live, not a pre-recorded fake.

The paid version price is aimed at being "one beer" (at the bar, not the supermarket). Google does the price conversion, but if it comes out way above that in your area, let me know.

!! requires a fully rooted device !!

!! install on DEVICE, NOT on SD-CARD !!

The paid version adds features to hide the copyright notice, enlarge the text size, and rotate the display. For the ultimate geekgasm, get the paid versions of both live dmesg and live logcat, and display both in split screen mode during boot. In that case you can also switch between the three modes during boot by tapping the screen.

The application uses some (root) trickery to get itself installed and running, and it may not be compatible with all devices. It also requires writable /system in many cases ("S-OFF"). It has been tested and found working on the following devices (though it may not work on all firmwares and kernels for a specific device):

- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1"
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7"
- Asus/Google Nexus 7
- Samsung Vibrant
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC/Google Nexus One
- HTC Thunderbolt
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire Z (T-Mo G2)
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible
- HTC HD2
- HTC Evo
- HTC Hero
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Droid X
- Motorola Cliq
- Motorola Milestone
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- MyTouch 4G
- LG Optimus 2X

It is likely to work on many more devices, if you use a non-listed device and it works, please leave a comment! Note that it will never work on ALL devices, so please don't just rate it 1-star if it doesn't work for you.

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Recently changed in this version

v3.0:
- Numerous fixes and adjustments to fix crashes, error messages, broken functionalities, and touch screen and button input support on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean builds

v2.6:
- SGS2 (Gingerbread) fix, broke in 2.5

v2.5:
- Various OMAP4 devices now supported
- Fixes for some Honeycomb devices
- Fixes for some Ice Cream Sandwich devices
- Theme now standard device theme


Comments and ratings for [root] live logcat lite
  • (64 stars)

    by psychoTR2 on 13/05/2014

    I can confirm that this works on the 2012 Kindle Fire HD 7 (Tate).

  • (64 stars)

    by Anirban Ray on 04/05/2014

    Poor app. Don't download .

  • (64 stars)

    by Keith Champlin on 18/04/2014

    It boots normally, but at the end the text shifts sideways, and when the lock screen shows up, the top pixels of the screen are at the bottom. However, the touch interface is still at the standard positions, resulting in difficult use. Also, if I turn the screen off and on, it fixes the issue. Makes phone look awesome until it glitches at the end

  • (64 stars)

    by Tremoneck AMG on 16/04/2014

    I have an Xperia S with cm 11 a d 4.4.2 and everything works fine for me, the only problem is, that you can hardly read all of it because it,s going g so fast through the screen. Well done.

  • (64 stars)

    by Dammy Samarapathi on 11/04/2014

    Doesn't seem to work with the HTC One M7. Gives a black screen on boot. If I wait it out, the phone DOES boot, but the whole boot process is a black screen so there is no way to tell if it has hung without tethering to a computer. I thought it had soft-bricked originally, but no, it booted successfully. Even when this app doesn't work, it doesn't screw the system up. Five stars <3

  • (64 stars)

    by Yicong Fu on 12/03/2014

    At least put some warning in the description about such danger!! Fix: As long as still can boot, and adb via USB can work for even a short time during booting, run following and wait until returns to normal: while (true) do adb shell 'su -c "mount -o rw -o remount /system ; cp /system/bin/bootanimation.backup /system/bin/bootanimation; mv /system/bin/boot-dmesg /system/bin/boot-dmesg.bak"'; sle

  • (64 stars)

    by Josh Horner on 10/03/2014

    Super small writing but that's okay I goes way too fast to read it anyways. Sweet boot animation if you ask me. Works on hammerhead if it's not already on the working devices already.