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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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Where to find “adb” version 1.0.32 to install on Ubuntu?

My laptop has Ubuntu 14.04 as OS. I installed latest version of "android-adb-tools" available in "Synaptic Package Manager". After installation, adb command --help says that adb's version is 1.0.31. ...
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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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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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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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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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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399)

I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Lite (SGH-T399). I am having trouble rooting it. It would be easy if I had a Windows PC, but I only have one Mac and one Linux PC. Instructions on how to ...
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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 root@android:/mnt/...
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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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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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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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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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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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X Window with GNURoot

I have installed GNURoot (Fedora flavour) on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 (2014 edition). I am trying to get GUI applications to work (gvim, for starters), but I've been unsuccessful so far. I've ...
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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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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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How to use terminal to ssh access my server

Can I ssh into a linux Server from my android device.?
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Linux Deploy on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5): “Configuration file not found!”

I used Linux Deploy on Kitkat before and it worked. Now that I updated my Nexus 5 to Lollipop (Chainfire-rooted the device), I installed Linux Deploy again, but whenever I would like to create the ...
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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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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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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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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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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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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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Network storage application

I have android device eGreat U9 with attached external HDD. I'd like to use this device also as a NAS and mount it's drive as a network disk on my linux desktop. Here is what I've already tried: SMB/...
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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 establish a LAN directly between an Archos G9 (Android 4.0, WiFi) and a linux box?

I am buying an Archos G9 (Android 4.0). And a Raspberry Pi. I'd like to take them along for trips, and they need to be able to communicate over a network so I can use stuff like VNC etc. How do I do ...
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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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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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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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bootloops / random restarts on Note 2 LTE, worse with SIM inserted? analyze kernel log “last_kmsg”?

when I started using my Note 2 LTE with an LTE sim card (tested LTE long ago without problems), running CM11 nightly from approx. 1 month ago, it started to reboot randomly. But it also happened with ...
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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 http://i.stack.imgur.com/CgT4d....
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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 my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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Can I install another OS on Android?

I have a Samsung galaxy note 3 which has root access (I think, I mean I can access and change files in /root by the help of an installed SuperSU) and I'm wondering if I can install and .ISO from a DVD,...
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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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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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How to debug inetd server on rooted Android phone?

I would like to run an inetd server on my rooted phone to accept incoming connections and launch an application in response. I've installed BusyBox since it includes inetd and I created a file /etc/...
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Is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android?

I'm wondering if there is there any open source remote desktop solution that is as fast as TeamViewer or Splashtop that works on Android? Right now I use Splashtop for fast use that has audio support ...
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How to sync contacts and calendar with Linux system, without using Gmail?

How can I sync my contacts and calendar with a Linux system? I'd prefer to sync with my desktop, but setting up a server on the internet would also be possible. I want to avoid Google mail for ...
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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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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 ...