Use this tag when your issue involves a Linux laptop/PC, or addresses Linux specific topics of your Android device. (Note that running Linux distros on Android is off-topic.) In the latter case, consider if other tags like e.g. 'command-line' or 'shell' might be better fitting. See the full tag wiki ...

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How can I root the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 on Ubuntu?

I am trying to root a Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 on Ubuntu. I have attempted to install TWRP for the purposes of getting root access, but the installation of TWRP appears not to have worked. What I've ...
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How to install a wireless usb adapter driveer on android

I have a Xiaomi mi4i (codename:ferrari) with sensei kernel, And I have NetHunter installed on it, So I would like to do some wireless pentesting with it but the problem is that my device won't ...
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Add user System to group [closed]

I'm developing an ICS application along with a custom Android ROM that requires me to access a certain folder in the Android file system. The application has System privileges and the user System ...
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Unable to paste files on sd card on ubuntu

I am unable to paste files on SD card of my phone connected to Ubuntu pc in MTP mode. When I try to paste files, it shows the following error. There was an error creating the directory in mtp://[usb:...
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Lock and unlock andoird lockscreen using script

Is it possible to lock and unlock the android lock-screen using shell script ?. I am planning to run these scripts as cron job at my desired time.(I am doing this because of my crazy addiction level. ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 9 - fastboot finds device, adb does not

I am running Ubuntu 16.04, and have a soft bricked Nexus 9. I have been in this state before and used this guide to get back to normal. Not learning my lesson about applying OTAs through the OS aside, ...
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chroot: can't execute /init.sh: Permission denied - Error while want to start linux on Android

Introduction: I formatted a SDCard in ext4 and copied an ArchVersion on it to run it from Android like in this guide (step 7). Of course my device is rooted and I am running the following scripts and ...
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Access Laptop Webcam from Android Phone

I'm on Elementary OS Freya (Linux) and I have an Android device. I leave my laptop on all the time. Is there a way for me to access my laptop camera from my Android phone? It should not require the ...
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Unable to install kali linux using linux deploy

[14:47:05] Removing environment ... done [14:47:12] Updating environment ... done [14:47:20] Updating configuration file ... done [14:47:20] >>> install [14:47:20] The container is already ...
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fastboot responds, except that it won't flash my recovery image

I have installed Cyanogenmod (v13) on a Xiaomi Redmi 2 phone. So, it all worked, but then I tried a manual update. I booted into recovery (TWRP), and flashed the new cyanogenmod ZIP file; then flashed ...
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How to upgrade Android kernel version

I am running a Android device with a kernel version of 3.4.5 on a soc made by mediatek (MT6582). Now recently I found a within post with the stock untouched KitKat based kernel for MT6582. This new ...
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Why does Android differ so much from Linux?

I have read all related questions here, but they don't answer my questions or are not up-to-date since Android is particularly included in Linux kernel ( > 3.x.x). Why didn't Google just take a Linux ...
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I was able to run backtrack 5 on my nook simple touch. I want to be able to encrypt my ubuntu.img file on my sdcard like hdd ecnryption

I was able to run backtrack 5 on my nook simple touch(which runs android). I am currently in the process of trying to encrypt the "ubuntu.img" file as an hdd. My kernel is old and I can only be able ...
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Easy and efficient way to run GNU/Linux on top of Android on an x86 device?

I have a quite powerful x86-64 Android phone. I want to run a GNU/Linux desktop distro (preferably Debian-based) on top of Android. I have the stock firmware, but rooted and with Xposed Framework. I ...
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Data recovery from android device with broken screen

Situation Summary - I have an Android device with a broken screen, LCD and touch I have an android phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which I have flashed with the Android firmware for the E4.5 - ...
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Phone is plugged into computer via USB, charging but not entering adb mode

I am on Linux, so this is not a driver problem. I have a Huawei Union, USB Debugging is enabled in developer options, and I have previously been able to use ADB when the device is plugged in via USB. ...
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How to distinguish two usb printers in an android device

There are two printers plugged into an android board by usb ports. I was trying to print doc from the android device. when the first printer plug in, there will be a path "dev/usb/lp0" show up. and ...
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Android keeps reloading when mounting internal SD card

running CM13 here on an Galaxy S5. Until yesterday, it worked pretty fine. Due to some error the phone crashes and now the FS on the SD card seems to be damaged. It's a 64 GByte Sandisk, formatted as ...
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No connection to wifi - automatic connection

I've hosted a wifi network using hostapd and isc-dhcp-server on my pi. This works pretty well, but unfortunately there's a problem: If I click on the "connect" button manually in the wifi settings ...
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Reinstall AVD on Ubuntu 16.04

Emulator was not installed upon installing Android Studio. Here is the error when I call tools/android/avdmanager: sh: 1: glxinfo: not found sh: 1: glxinfo: not found libGL error: unable to load ...
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Nexus 5 unable to reflash

I have a nexus 5 which has ubuntu touch on it. The OS is broken and won't boot. I am trying to flash CyanogenMod to it, i've hooked it up to my ubuntu server, and am following this: https://wiki....
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Use mobile internet though connected to WLAN

On an Linux based system I created a WLAN Hotspot. I want to provide a single webpage via a webserver on this system. When I connect my Android devices to it they expect to get internet over this ...
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How do I get my device detected by ADB on Linux?

I just got my shiny new Wileyfox Swift – and before putting it to use I want to oem unlock and root it (as I usually do with new devices ;) Trouble is, though usb-debugging is enabled on the device, ...
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can't get monitor mode for my galaxy alpha's wifi in stock rom

so i am trying to do the monitor mode for my phone's wifi which is samsung galaxy alpha sm-g850f running stock 5.0.2, and i used the bcmon app and it says no firmware detected . also i installed kali ...
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DNS name resolution with manual setup (USB boot)

I'm running Android 6 on my laptop x86. I couldn't figure out the GUI so on the cmd line I setup networking by doing: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10 up #to setup the NIC with an IP ip route add default ...
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How can I run linux debian under my android phone without root?

Is this possible? Emulate it via vm or chroot it in some way? Wich trusted app can I run for this purpose (even paid but must work flawlessy). The problem is that I use the stock rom of my phone and ...
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Access bluetooth RFCOMM through android terminal

I would like to access to RFCOMM to set up a bluetooth virtual serial port on my Android device using the terminal. I do have root permissions on my android device. When I type "rfcomm" in the ...
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Why not autostart PPP?

In the adb docs, under PPP it says "Note that you should not automatically start a PPP connection." Anybody know why this is discouraged? I'd like to do exactly that when I plug my tablet into my ...
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Running a Debian installation on Android as a NAS / VPN - what would I lose as compared to a Raspberry Pi or similar comp? [closed]

I have a rooted Android phone that is no longer in use. I have currently been using Linux Deploy on an Android tablet to run a Debian installation in chroot, and have found it so useful that this (...
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Nexus 5 softbricked bootloader not working

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 5 ( not the 5x). It failed (hangs in the splash screen.) I then tried to wipe it with Ubuntu's own recovery. The phone went bang. It boots to the Ubuntu ...
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Synch a phone to Linux PC without Google

Is there a way to synch the SMS/Calendar/Contacts/what not (I am not talking about files, and pictures, etc.) to a Linux (Ubuntu) PC? The quirk is to bypass Google in the process.So I would envision ...
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linux kernel not seen from android filesystem?

I'm reading 'embedded linux' and in chp.6 "filesystems" there is a figure that I do not understand. here it says that the 'linux kernel' is not seen from android filesystem. This give me some ...
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device not showing in fastboot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (GT-P5210GNYXAR) currently with NO OS (I completely wiped the tablet in TWRP.) However, I did root the device, so now it has the TWRP thing. I tried installing the ...
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Intermittent micro SD with complications

I have read several threads about intermittent SD cards on here. I have a Motorola XT1505 and a 128 gig Sandisk micro SD I bought about November 2015. I partitioned the card with Gparted and ...
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Android device as usb‑bluetooth adapter for desktop computer

Ok, just the matter of being simple, my desktop computer doesn’t have bluetooth hardware right know, so I can’t use bluetooth joysticks on it. Would it be possible to use my tablet as a usb‑bluetooth ...
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How do you backup your stock recovery from an unrooted Android device?

TL;DR Okay, so for the past month I have been researching how to do this, either on Windows or Linux.. I have yet to find a direct answer, or anything which is relevant. I am a lot more comfortable ...
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Stuck on “Switch_root” command trying to follow tutorial on “How to run Debian on Android” on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

I'm trying to install debian on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 (where previously I've installed android 4.4) using this tutorial as reference : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I need your help ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

All the guides that I can find online refer to the Windows-only "Odin" software. I also found an open-source alternative "Heimdall" but the Samsung S6 is not supported (and apparently it's not ...
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class 4 sd card- write and format issues

I am using transcend clase 4 8gb sd card. I am not a le to erase the sd using my phone. 1) all the files can be accessed. I cannot send any files. Nor i can delete. 2) when i delete the files and ...
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LinuxMint not detecting Nexus 5

I'm trying to test a custom ROM for my Nexus 5 however I can't get started because my computer can't detect my phone. I've switched on USB debugging and downloaded adb/fastboot however my adb devices ...
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Issues installing iCal Import/Export

So I downloaded an app called "iCal Import/Export 2.4". I'm supposed to create some sort of "cloud" account(??). So I got almost all the way done with my profile, & it asks me for my "PHP version" ...
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How are internal components of Android tested before releasing?

How are the internal components of Android such as Zygote and Binder tested before being released? I tried looking around for answers to this but most resources (blog posts and research papers) I ...
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Some apps are not able to access internet when connected to Laptop's shared wifi on Ubuntu

In my office my mobile used to be connected to the office wifi. There I didn't face any internet problem, all apps work fine. But in my home my mobile is connected to my Laptop's shared wifi and ...
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Nexus 7 tablet stuck in a boot loop

How can I fix my Nexus 7 tablet, or at least back-up the files? I tried updating my Nexus 7 tablet (the 2013 version) to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) a few days ago and found that it reboots after ...
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How to quickly understand the Android UI

I have experience with Windows, the MacOS, the iPad and Linux UI's like KDE. I have not used an Android device however so I do not really understand how it works and compares. My general understanding ...
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Acquire Android image using flash drive OTG

In Linux, the dd command is used to pull the image from the smartphone to computer. And of course, the smartphone need to be rooted before the dd command launched. Is there any specific command or ...
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Installing Custom ROM from external sd

I managed to brick my phone the other day. I had a rooted phone, with all the google features deleted. Worked nicely for about a year, but I couldn't do any updates. I did manage to find the factory ...
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Is it possible to install Android app in Ubuntu phone?

I was searching to have a convenient way of installing Android apps (APK file) in Ubuntu phone. Can anyone help?
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Can I use symbol links in Android to move programs onto the SD card when they insist on being on harddrive?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Mini with Cyanogenmod OS. One of the most frustrating things about it is that many applications want to be on the phone instead of the SD card, but the phone has ...