Is this data stream reading bytes chronologically?

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http://stackoverflow.com – I'm new to Android/Java programming, but I'm working to create an app that handles incoming byte streams and shoots it over to HTTP after performing operations on it. The byte stream I'm handling has a certain structure that I should be able to parse through, but I'm not seeing the expected results. I've narrowed it down to two possible problems-- 1) I'm not properly handling the byte stream. For some reason I may not be getting data chronologically. 2) The circuit board broadcasting the byte stream is also broadcasting junk data. While I'm testing option two on my own I figured I'd get som (HowTos)