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About this app

A simple open-source tool for quickly taking and sharing system logs.
Root is required to grab all logs, but you can manually grant access to the main log (Logcat) through ADB:

adb shell pm grant com.tortel.syslog android.permission.READ_LOGS

More details about this can be found on the application's website.

Log types supported:
* Kernel logs (dmsg)
* Last kernel log (last_kmsg, if device supports it)
* Pstore logs
* Main log (Logcat)
* Modem log
* Event logs
* SELinux audit logs

After taking logs, it compresses them into a single zip, and allows you to share or upload them right away - great for helping debug system issues.

New in v2.0.0: Support for viewing the current system logs in near-real time.

You can also include notes within the zip, and append up to 10 characters to the file name.

All the source is available at https://github.com/Tortel/SysLog
Licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2.

Uses libsuperuser by Jorrit 'Chainfire' Jongma, available at https://github.com/Chainfire/libsuperuser, AndroidX, the Material Design library, and Android-Terminal-Emulator by Jack Palevich.
The log scrubbing utility came from the CyanogenMod bug report tool
Updated on
May 27, 2020

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

896 reviews
Have gone going Somewhere
December 28, 2020
Uhm, I can't see wrong in this app, this app really work (for rooted device) I use this app to see if my app (does rooted app I also use) does it really running perfectly and I see no wrong, and everything on "live log" shows what I opened so, just you really need root, though it's 2020, I still use root on my Android 9 phone for costume ROM, root apps and some CPU/GPU tweaks
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August 19, 2020
People that complain about this app go read why he even created this app pretty much to help you find the hidden key logger on most phones called carrier iQ and it finds those files no problem so it gets a five stars from me cause those files are very hard to find and hard to remove cause there tracking everything you do so thank you Mark Warner.
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A Google user
February 28, 2020
WHY ARE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT ROOT?? Seriously, didnt you know that accessing / partition requires root? Why give the developer no stars for that? If you could use this app without rooting your phone that means that essentially you could run a command on your phone that bricks it. Seriously, read a bit before you cry about it not working.
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What's new

v2.4.1 (May 27, 2020)
- Updated FAQs and About text

v2.4.0 (May 27, 2020)
- Darker theme
- Change log storage to application's cache directory
- Remove no longer used permissions
- Logs collected can now be attached in other apps - select the SysLog app from the document picker to view collected log files

v2.3.0 (February 17, 2020)
- Dark theme
- Fixes for Android 10
- Improve error handling

v2.2.1 (October 13, 2019)
- Updated dependencies
- Updated to API 29 per Play Store guidelines