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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" ...
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swiftp :“failed to start FTP server”

i install apk file of swiftp soft via adb line command : adb install be.ppareit.swiftp_free_28.apk Install was done successfully i open the software , and i check Running ,however , a message was ...
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How to disable softkeyboard in cyanogenmod 10.0.0 parmanently?

I want to disable the soft keyboard on asus tf300t permanently. I have read a lot of post on stackoverflow that allow you to block the soft keyboard but all of them explain how to do them in a ...
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lsusb lists Galaxy Samsung Tab s2 & adb devices lists nothing

really, I do all my efforts to run an android project through eclipse on a tablet "Samsung galaxy Tab s2/ GT-P3100" under linux (Ubuntu 12.04). i add the vendor id of samsung in ...
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How do I install USB drivers in Ubuntu 13:04 for Nexus S?

I am trying to follow this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2163085 However I am unable to connect to my android phone via USB. I think I need to install the USB drivers ...
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ADB on Ubuntu does not recognize Nexus 4

I'm unable to get my Nexus 4 phone recognized by ADB on Ubuntu (12.04 with a newer kernel installed: 3.8.0-30-generic). Developer mode is enabled on the phone. The device shows up in lsusb: $ lsusb ...
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unlock Xperia Neo bootloader on linux

I was following these instructions to unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo until I reached steps 9 and 10. There was no extras/google directory or android_winusb.inf file anywhere. ...
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How to find the pathname of the swap partition on SD card?

As this warns, you should not enable swap on the wrong partition or you can destroy your phone: OK before we go any further! previous phones had a partition layout where mmcblck0 was the SDcard ...
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Control PDF presentations on Linux — Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I use LaTeX for all my presentations and therefore use a PDF viewer as my presentation software. I would like to be able to control my PDF presentations using my Galaxy Note 2. I'm looking for an app. ...
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Linux fails to mount Android device in USB MSC mode

I wish to mount my Sony Xperia ST21i (Android 4.0.4) under Linux (Debian) via USB. However, I get this error: # mount /dev/sdb /mnt mount: no medium found on /dev/sdb What I did so far: On the ...
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Installing ps2pdf command-line program in Android

I just bought a Nexus 7 2013. It's very good and I'd like to use it to (in case of emergency) edit some of my latex documents using TexPortal. Some latex documents of mine get compiled properly only ...
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How can I root my TCL Idol X (S950) with Linux?

I have a TCL Idol X (S950) phone and I found out that I can root in using 'V-Root' (a Chinese software) however the software is for Windows. The problem is that I don't have Windows, more ...
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How do I make my Linux PC mount my Android 4.2.2 phone using MTP?

I have just purchased a new TCL (S950) Idol x phone and I'm figuring out some issue to make it visible on my system. This phone uses Android 4.2.2 and I guess this is the cause of the issue: my ...
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Android runs ON Linux?

I bought an Android PC from Amazon and found it booted Linux then booted Android. I mean literally booted Linux (penguins splash), then booted Android (Android splash). I contacted the vendor asking ...
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Why do we need Kies (ADB driver) in Windows but not in Linux?

Why do we need an ADB driver in Windows but not in Linux? I have been working on Android for the past few months in Windows. To run my project on my Samsung device I had to install Kies first. ...
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Programmatically speaking, how is Android set to be “unrooted” by default?

I am not asking what the process is to undergo doing it, but how it is programmed in the first place to prevent certain actions, such as: 1.Downloading to SD card from Google Play store. ...
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Unable to run su in adb shell on an Ubuntu machine

Device: Unbranded Android tablet Android: 2.2 I was trying to root my tablet using my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I followed the following instructions from a site: 1. adb Install Superuser.apk 2. adb ...
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Mount inside subdir of /storage/emulated/0/

I'm using Debian Kit to run a Linux system on my Nexus 7 running Cyanogenmod 10.1, and I'd like to be able to mount arbitrary things inside of my /storage/emulated/0/, such as WebDAV or sshfs. The ...
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File transfer error between Samsung Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu 12.04 over Bluetooth

I got my Samsumg Galaxy S3 paired and connected over Bluetooth to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 Both the mobile and the laptop states that the bluetooth connection is up and running I can query the ...
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How to connect Samsung GT-i8160 and Debian via WiFi-Direct?

The wpa_supplicant documentation contains information suggesting it is possible to set up a WiFi-Direct connection between a Linux box and another WiFi-Direct device. It seems it is necessary to use ...
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adb connection problem on Kubuntu 13.04 x64

I'm facing a problem with ABD connection under Kubuntu 13.04 x64. Every time I try to push/pull/shell ls the adb disconnects from device. I tried the following solutions: Added device ID into ...
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Does Android 2 support swap space?

With Android 2.3 being Linux-based, can Android 2.3 use a swap partition without being rooted?
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No-name i.onik android tablet not recognized by adb — adb devices empty

I have followed various instructions and finally was able to connect my ZTE Blade to my Ubuntu laptop for USB debugging. The same setup does not work when I exchange the phone by my "no-name" i.onik ...
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Rooted Kindle Fire - Mounting Filesystem from Ubuntu

I have a first gen Kindle Fire that has been flashed with Android 4.0.4 (hashcode's of course). The device was rooted using my thoshiba NB305 netbook running ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). While the original ...
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What is the difference between the Linux Kernel and the Android Kernel?

What are the modifications done in linux kernel to make it an android kernel ? By this question I mean what are the differences between linux kernel and android kernel ?
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Dual booting linux on android galaxy note 10.1

I have a samsung galaxy note 10.1 and would like to be able to run a linux distribution. I would suspect that this is attainable, and that people have already done it. What I want to know is the ...
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Android Emulator (API 10) Camera Not Working - ADT Bundle Linux

The Camera on my Android API 10 Virtual Device isn't working. While creating the AVD there are three options I found for Back Camera: NoneWebcam0Emulated I tried all options 1, 2 and 3 to no avail. ...
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How can I update the Linux kernel of my Android device?

I am using Sony Xperia E Dual with the kernel that identifies as 3.0.8-perf administrator@ubuntu-scm01 #1 and now I want to update it to the latest and the best one. Please help me understand it can ...
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Linux doesn't recognize Galaxy S 3

I've bought a Samsung Galaxy S 3 device today, but found out that I could not get my PC with Fedora 18 (Gnome 3) to recognize it (nothing happens when I plug it in). As file transfer etc is essential ...
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Using busybox telnet, teminal emulator and ubuntu

I want to conrol android command line (Jackpal's Terminal) using busybox telnet. With Spartacus Rex' Terminal ide telnet works but cant get out of 'application's context.' So I want to use Jackpal's ...
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Run Ubuntu from SD Card on Android Tablet

I'll be acquiring my first tablet in a few weeks, and haven't tinkered with Android much besides my 1st gen Motorola Droid (I had an HTC Sense, but a power surge fried it and turned it into a brick, ...