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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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Using android's BLOBs in GNU/Linux environment

I've successfully BOOTED to debian. I installed a regular debian file system under /data/debian with debootstrap, made a tiny init file in initcpio to tell it to switch_root to /data/debian and ...
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chown and chmod are not working on /usr/bin/sudo even when I run them as root on a GNURoot

I was installing and tuning GNURoot with WheezyX on Android 4.1.2 so that I did not had to root my tablet to be able to run linux on it. I created a user called user belonging to a newly created ...
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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 ...
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Reverse Tethering over USB with non rooted Android 5.1 Phone and Linux PC

I have a PC running Slackware Linux and a non rooted Motorola Moto-G with Android 5.1. Following this guide I should be able to share PC internet connection with my phone. But when I finally launch ...
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How to migrate a Genymobile Android virtualmachine from one computer to another

I have a Genymotion Android virtual machine on one computer (running Linux), and I've tried copying the entire .Genymobile directory to another computer (also running Linux), and Genymotion on the ...
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I can use a USB keyboard and mouse with my phone but no terminal app will use them

I have a Samsung Mega (SPH-L600) and I have it working great with USB Keyboard, Mouse and HDMI monitor by using this: . However, I cannot find an SSH client that will use the keyboard exclusively. ...
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can't mount iso in android

I tried to mount an iso on android, using busybox mount. It always gives me No such device. strace -- busybox mount -t iso9660 /sdcard/some_iso.iso /sdcard/a: execve("/system/xbin/busybox", ...
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Fastboot not showing device, adb finds it

I'm having issues trying to get Fastboot to find my device. Interestingly ADB finds it. My specs are below: Computer: Ubuntu 14.04 Phone: One Plus Two Oxygen OS 2.1.1 james@james-Aspire-3830TG:~$ ...
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Android Emulator not starting

Using Ubuntu 15.10 I am not able to emulate an Android device using any x86 images. The emulator starts but the screen stays black. Using an ARM image works. From what I found it seems to be ...
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Run script on Linux PC over network

I wonder if it's possible to run script on Linux PC from Android device over network. I don't want to run a script on the phone. I just want to use my phone like remote. There is a way to make it via ...
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Find out when the memory card was removed

A very strange thing happened today. My roommate was complaining that his memory card went missing this afternoon. And now I found that my memory card is also missing. I don't know what to say. It ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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Access Android file system through ubuntu 14.04 over LAN

I have SOC which run android 4.4. I have connect this to my network using LAN. Now I want to access android root file using my Ubuntu desktop. Something like ssh. How to do this?
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Installing linux in android using Linux deploy

I need to install ubuntu on my android mobile using linux deploy. There is an option to download the ubuntu package from internet and install. I have my ubuntu ISO on my SD card . Is there any way to ...
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Issue with GNURoot and XServer XSDL

I followed the instructions from this question However, I am running into some trouble getting it to working. After I type in GNUroot: DISPLAY=127.0.0.1:0.0 startxfce4 I switched to XServer XSDL ...
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How to determine if my device supports USB Ethernet controller?

I'm about to purchase USB-OTG Ethernet controller, but I read what it doesn't work on all devices. Furthermore, I've read what this functionality depends on Linux kernel been compiled with Ethernet ...
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Getting “???” and no permissions when using 'adb devices' on Linux

I am new to Android and ADB. This is my first time trying to install Linux on an Android device. I have been stepping though this tutorial. I am at step 5, where the tutorial claims I will need to ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini not recognized by Linux in Download Mode

I'm currently trying to root my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, so to install CWM, I boot the device into download mode using my Linux Mint 17.2 laptop: $ adb reboot bootloader Now, as intended, my phone ...
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Unlock Galaxy S5 - freez at: downloading do not turn off target

Before everything I request do not link to irrelevant questions such as this. What I want to do: I want to install Ubuntu Touch on samsung galaxy S5. I use ubuntu on my laptop. What I have done: I ...
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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla via sftp

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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How to delete a file (e.g. malware app) that cannot be even removed with root access?

I have root access in my device, but there is a malware in /system/app/ that I can't delete. This malware installs TimeService, MonkeyTest, and also some other apps like DR battery and privacy guard, ...
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Can one achieve directory permissions on Android?

On any android device 99.5% of the apps want the permission "Write / Read contents of SD card" in a combination with "Full network access". Theoretically these 2 permissions are enough for the app to ...
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How to root MTK based mobile devices using a Linux PC?

It is easy to root an MTK device in MS Windows using powerful tool like SP Flash Tools, or a one-click root solution. Can it be done (especially with that flash tool) using a Linux machine? I've ...
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adb backup hangs and never finishes (Linux)

Whenever I run adb backup for a full backup, it never finishes. In Terminal, the command hangs indefinitely, and on the device, the backup cycles through a few apps before hanging on one (more about ...
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AVD Manager missing from Android Studio (Linux)

This question has been asked before for WINDOWS, but I can't find an answer for Linux. My AVD Manager is greyed out (button) on the Android Studio bar. The 'Android' menu is also missing from Tools. ...
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Install/Run Android Skype on ARM LInux?

I have a Chromebook with an ARM processor. I have installed Ubuntu on that Chromebook. However, since there is no Skype-binary for ARM Linux, is it possible to use the version of Skype of the ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying ...
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what do the numbers after the : /dev/block/vold/179:xx mean?

I've been trying to figure out an micro sd card issue and just stumbled upon a page where someone mentioned that the numbers after the colon would represent xyz and if they are something different ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Sony XPERIA Model C5303

So, I read somewhere recently (I read it here) that you can install Linux (in my case, Ubuntu) onto an Android running phone by rooting the device and overriding the software. I'm going back and forth ...
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access media files through sftp

I am trying to access the media files on my android device in my terminal(ubuntu) through sftp. I am able to view the image/video/audio files present but I am unable to open them. Is there a way to ...
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Attempting to update ADB from 1.0.31 to 1.0.32

I'm trying to update Android debugging software from version 1.0.31 to 1.0.32 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have consulted an earlier Stack Exchange post on the same topic here but it has not helped. I've been ...
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Devices names from android system

for several days I'm trying to find devices ( accelerometer, g-sensor etc ) names and placement of theirs drivers? I'm new to android and linux and can't figure out where can I find this info. I was ...
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How to upgrade my Android from Linux?

Using Asus Zenfone 5, which I want to upgrade to Android Lollipop. The instructions say that I have to copy the OTA files to my SD card from my PC, but unfortunately I use Linux (ubuntu and mint). I ...
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Nexus 5 not detected in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to build an android image in my Nexus 5, but the adb devices cannot detect the device. I think I have a USB access problem in my laptop. When I plug the device, it is not connected. Here are ...