1. andywaldorf7's Avatar

    i have an android phone connected via USB to a PC.
    problem is i need to find a way of getting info from it WITHOUT ROOTING!

    i need to find out certain user settings/preferences set on the phone currently.

    Several such settings like wifi, bluetooth, api version etc are available via the >ADB shell dumpsys command.
    However i could locate the GPS settings only in the /data/data/com.android.settings/shared_prefs.xml file. This cant be pulled without rooting as far as i tried. Is there any way to maybe just read this xml file and get the setting?

    I am not creating an app..and will mostly be doing this remotely so cant install anything on the phone.

    i know the xml/database locations of all variables on a rooted device. Want the same without root permission.

    i am totally new to android!
    07-30-2012 05:44 AM