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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399

I have recently purchased the Galaxy LITE phone. I am having trouble rooting this device. It would be easy if I had a windows computer, but I only have a MAC, and a LINUX computer. Instructions on how ...
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Romdump via Ubuntu

So I'm teaching myself linux and android deving, far away still but slowly but surely getting there. Anyway, I'm trying to push the romdump to my device via Ubuntu 13.10 via this code adb push ...
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How can to specify a wireless interface to an AVD using command line?

I am searching for a terminal command on AVD (Android Virtual Device) which supports attaching to a wireless interface in an AVD. Is there a way to connect to wifi in AVD?
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How do the Android X11 App differ?

How do the Android X11 Apps differ? XServer XSDL appears pretty polished and mature. I suspect the X Server app has been around longer, ranks higher on google. Are there any glaring problems with ...
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How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Ubuntu PC by using a USB cable?

Im completely new user and inexpert. I made a video with the phone. How do l transfer it to an ubuntu pc? I plugged in the usb cable but apparenntly my pc does not see the phone. Thanks for help
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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Connect my Android phone to a WiFi hotspot from my laptop

I want to connect my rooted HTC Ville to a WiFi hotspot I made with my laptop, since I don't have WiFi at home. I'm running fedora 20 on my laptop and CM 11 on my HTC One S. I can see the WEP ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-s7562 rooting using (Arch)linux

I have a Samsung Galaxy Trend II Duos (GT-S7562) bought from China.(I live in Ireland) Hence, I am not able to access any google services through apps (no access to Play Store, Google based apps). I ...
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AVD's configuration is missing a kernal file

Recently I've migrated from windows to ubuntu, installed Android SDk in Ubuntu 12.10 and created the AVD launched it shows this Error: This AVD's configuration is missing a kernal file, I installed ...
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Problematic rooting of Samsung Galaxy s7562 (duos) under linux

I am trying to root my Galaxy s7562 (duos) on my linux machine. However, when I execute the psneuter script, I get the following error: Failed to set prot mask (Inappropriate ioctl for device). What ...
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Unable to see all folders on Moto G using FTP

I have set up an FTP server on my Moto G, and I'm trying to copy (music) files from my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) using FileZilla. I understand that user data appears in the /data folder, but ...
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How to add a symbolic link to bypass unavailable busybox applet

I have BusyBox version v1.15.3 installed that came with the ROM gingerdx 31b. This busybox version cannot be updated/changed, because if it's being updated, the phone goes into a bootloop on the next ...
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Why does android init not die?

As I read from the book Embedded Android (Karim Yaghmour), android init does not die. However, Linux init systems usually die. Why doesn't the android init? And also, why does android not use / need ...
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Does adb root command survive reboots?

I am little confused by the behavior of my device recently. I tried to push a file into my unrooted device and it did throw "Permission denied on me". i did adb root and then tried to push the file ...
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Why are there not generic phone OS installers?

I am used to install and remove various operating systems in my PCs, even having several at a time. Usually, to install a new OS means: Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD/USB. Insert it. Boot. (Maybe you ...
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MpDecision - cpu power consumption

I have a customize rom. With battery drain, about 3 times vannila/stock rom. with gapps, wifi off. proc/uptime show same wake time as stock/vannila for the same scenario possibilities of battery ...
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How to use adb to back up more than 2GB?

I'm trying to back up my Nexus 7 before installing a new factory image. (There is an issue preventing OTA update from succeeding.) But when I run adb backup -f android-nosystem-backup.ab -apk ...
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Given that every application runs as a separate user, what happens when you want to add a new user account?

According to this, every application in Android runs as a separate kernel-level user, with a unique user ID and group ID. So, what happens under the hood when you add a new user (e.g. to your shared ...
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Installing CyanogenMod on Galaxy Note N7000 with Linux

I tried it for at least four to five hours now, but I don't succeede: Replacing the regular firmware of the Galaxy Note with it's latest stable CM version. I rooted the phone with framaroot and then ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 adb “device not found”

I'm trying to reinstall Android on my first-gen Nexus 7. I'm using adb to do so because the install is so corrupted I can't even use the touch screen. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I have adb and fastboot ...
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ADB is not detecting my phone (Micromax A35) in CENTOS

ADB is not listing my Micromax a35, but it detects Samsung phones. How can I install Micromax a35 drivers in CENTOS?
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Devices on adb are fluctuating

I have Ubuntu running on a Mac Mini with adb 1.0.31. I am trying to attach 3 devices directly and four devices via a powered hub. Every time devices attached start to fluctuate on adb after some time. ...
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Do the cores really operate at the frequencies requested by CPUFreq subsystem in Android phone?

I have SAMSUNG Galaxy Note-3 (SM-N9005) Qualcomm version, I want to know if it is really the case that cores operate at the frequencies requested by CPUFreq subsystem of the linux kernel, or CPUFreq ...
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How to remove a system file using adb shell?

I have an android system file in /mnt/extsd/.And I wanted to delete that file. root@android:/mnt/extsd # ls -l d---rwxr-x system media_rw 1980-01-01 00:00 clockworkmod ...
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VNC android app which takes native control of touch as a mouse

I've been trying to install a linux distribution onto my android tablet for some time now and have done so but have recently stumbled upon a problem. When connecting the mouse, naturally the app does ...
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Where is the / or /sbin file system or directory mounted from on Android?

Where does the root file system (ie, / not /system) come from on Android? I can see that /system is mounted cat /proc/mounts rootfs / rootfs ro,relatime 0 0 ... /dev/block/mtdblock8 /system ext4 ...
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Can't tether my android galaxy note 2 with usb to my ubuntu 12.04

I turn tethering on and the wired connection shows up in ubuntu. I can connect to it but Internet doesn't work there like it does on my phone. Can't load pages or ping google. When I look at ...
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fastboot not finding SPH-L720 on Linux

This is with Ubuntu 13.10 on the host and a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720. When in normal mode, 'adb devices' finds my phone. I do 'adb reboot bootloader' to reboot my phone into bootloader ...
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How to connect Sony Xperia L with Ubuntu?

How do I connect my Sony Xperia L in MTP mode with Ubuntu? If I connect in MTP mode, Ubuntu fails to read my files from internal storage. What can I do?
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nexus s in bootloader mode does not appear in lsusb

I have a Nexus S, and I'm trying to root it. The bootloader is already unlocked. (I got it from a friend, he unlocked it so I don't know any details on how that was done.) When I start it and plug it ...
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Turn a Android Phone with broken screen into dedicated Web server

I have a Nexus 4 with a broken LCD/Digitizer, I have no control via touch at all. The other parts of the phone are functional. Now, what I want to do and hope is possible is to clear the phone and ...
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Device doesn't mount in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Android device (ICS) and it is visible and perfectly usable via ADB in Ubuntu 12.04. However Ubuntu can't mount it. I can't find it on /mnt or /media. How is that possible? I know there ...
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What's the impact of changing root's $HOME env variable?

I'm using rsync in my application for rooted devices with passwordless authentication with credentials. When the linux command runs I get read-only filesystem as it is trying to write the known_hosts ...
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system.img file is missing after building Android source [closed]

I am attempting to flash a modified Android build to my Nexus 7 tablet. I am following this tutorial from Google, and using the specific build commands found here for my device, ...
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Ubuntu for Android

Is this actually downloadable in Google Play or elsewhere or is it just a project for willing OEMs? Did anyone here use it? http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/ubuntu-for-android
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how to boot ubuntu on asus transformer tf101

I want to boot ubuntu on Asus tf101 with Android 3.2 ROM from a microSD card, by using Windows. Can someone explain how to do it or link a wiki for it? Thanks in advance.
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local cloud storage solution

I have got a 1 terabyte external hard drive, and I would like to find a seamless way for my android device (an HTC one mini) to be able to access that hard drive. In the old days when I wanted to do ...
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android rooting and security

I read here that the way to become "root" in an Android device(Galaxy S3) is to use Rooting. However it has been said that if we do that, even normal applications will be running with root privilege. ...
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Will Linux overwrite android?

This is properly a silly question but if I use Complete Linux Installer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid), will it overwrite my current system? And if it ...
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Where should I install cross-compiled programs and libraries?

I've been cross-compiling libraries and programs designed for Linux for my Android device. Given that Android has a very un-Linux-like way of structuring its filesystems, should I install them in ...
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Display media from HTC One on a computer display

The title says it all. I am wondering if I can display slideshows among other things on a computer display. I know that it has to be a DLNA compatible device, which I believe most of computer ...
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Make a device appear in ADB

I have a Zen Touch 2, a Cyclone Voyager and a Samsung galaxy Fame, all configured for USB debugging. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, the standard ADB obtained from apt-get, and Fastboot ...
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Relation between Linux and Android kernel versions [duplicate]

I know Android is a modified linux kernel, but does that mean there is any relation between the kernel numbers? In other words, Is kernel number (for example) 2.6.xx of Android somehow based on or ...
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Enable USB debugging for Android at Android Linux command

OS: Android JB. HW Platform 1: sama5d31-ek (ATMEL ARM) HW Platform 2: TI-Sitara SK Enable USB debugging for android at android Linux command prompt. Usually USB debugging for android is enabled ...
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What is the default CPU Freq governor of the SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 GT-I9500 Octacore version?

I have been playing around with CPUFreq governors of the octacore version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and I forgot what was the default governor device was configured to operate at by Samsung?
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Linux connectivity

I am wondering how to best connect Android smartphones with Linux boxes. The best thing would be a program like Samsung's Kies, but Samsung seems to target Windows and Mac OS. Is there such an ...
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Android Micro SD Card Show Wrong Size

I have a 32GB Lexas Micro SD card in my Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100. For some reason, the card consistently shows 12gb as the size of the card. It just randomly started doing this about 2 weeks ago. I ...
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Install Android to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with GNU/Linux

I'm looking forward to reinstall Android on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Are there compiled images for this device? Do I have to build it myself? If so, do I need propietary drivers from Samsung? All ...
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Unable to mount SD card to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Can anybody explain how to mount ICS/Jellybean on Ubuntu 12.04 without rooting? When I connect my phone, it goes into charging mode, however, I can't mount the phone memory/sdcard to my Ubuntu system. ...
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Nexus 4 Access Point details

Where can I get details about access point opened by my Nexus 4? I need them to describe network in wpa_supplicant.conf on other device that will be using this network. network={ ssid="example" ...