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How do I send a YouTube video from my desktop to my Android tablet?

Apps such as YouTube and Netflix use the X protcol to conect to smart TVs so you can send (a link to) the video you're watching to the TV, and it starts playing on the TV right away. I'm looking for ...
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What does it mean by letter 'g' in a kernel version string such as 3.4.0-gd59db4e?

In my Nexus 5 device, I can see the kernel version as follows: 3.4.0-gd59db4e I know 3.4.0 is the linux kernel version number, and d59db4e is short of a commit sha1. here is another example. I just ...
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Fastboot doesn't recognize moto g 4g on linux

I have a Moto G 4g. ADB recognizes the cell and I can restart it in fastboot mode, but when I check in the terminal with: fastboot devices Nothing appears, and if I go on with fastboot oem ...
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Install custom ROM from Linux on a LG GT540

I'd like to install a custom ROM on my LG GT540. It looks like that in order to enable fastboot and make the whole process a lot easier, a custom ROM must be installed the first time with a program ...
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Confusion over Linux deploy

I want to get full Linux with GUI and desktop on my android tab (rooted). I heard about this app called " Linux deploy". However I have a few doubts : 1) Is it possible to get full Linux with gnome ...
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Editing files with Linux Deploy

I have a 2013 Nexus 7 that I'm trying to use to replace my laptop. I recently installed Linux Deploy and am running the testing distribution of Debian on the device. I've installed all my productivity ...
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Heimdall error: Setting up interface failed!

While trying to know the pits available in my phone (Samsung GT-I9082, the Grand Duos) heimdall (in Linux) throwed me this error. What does it mean? How to resolve it?
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Sharing Linux desktop's wired internet connection using Nexus 5 as access point [duplicate]

My Hardware I have an Android phone (Google Nexus 5) running CyanogenMod I have a desktop computer running Linux connected to the Internet via PCI ethernet card My Question I would like to ...
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Using a wifi dongle to monitor network

I have an android smart box with a built-in wifi and I want to add a dongle to the box so that I can monitor the network. I have found a similar question with somewhat vague answer(at least to me); ...
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Internet sharing - Ubuntu

I have a smartphone (from a local manufacturer). It has an option saying 'USB Internet' with description 'Sharing windows PC internet via USB cable'. My first question is whether I can bridge my ...
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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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establishing USB connection takes > 3 minutes and times out, charging works

Some time ago I've been able to connect my "Smart"phone to my Ubuntu 14.04 PC as mass storage device with an micro USB cable hitting the ~"Activate USB storage" (translated) button in the notifiaction ...
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BatteryManager inner workings

I recently installed linux on a Sony Xperia Neo (on SD), but the Android kernel remains under the hood. I've only changed kernel initrd to boot off the SD's Debian. The real question is: ¿What is ...
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How can I get JOdin3 to root my i897?

I am running the downloaded version of JOdin3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I tried running it in my browser, but it would not detect my device, nor would it do so in the new window. I downloaded it, ...
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Is there any easy way to get GNU build tools on Android? If not… why not?

With the growing number of Android devices in all sorts of different form factors (dev boards like Raspberry Pi/ODroid, Android-on-a-stick, etc), it seems like it would be great to be able to actually ...
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Linux Deploy removal

I was going to install Linux Deploy , but then if I don't like it how can I remove the Linux installation?
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Is Android connected with Ubuntu by the expected style?

I need a bluetooth connection between Android Ice Cream device and Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I am able to transfer ordinary files through a bluetooth connection which is attached as a picture below. But ...
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how to measure the RSSI strength signal between peers using wifi direct?

there is no feature to measure the RSSI between peers in Wifi-direct, so how to get RSSI between them. actually i go under API for WIFI to see how they measure WIFI RSSI So i see that they send ...
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How to partition SD card on Android 4.1.1 using Linux?

Hi I have a HTC Desire X and this device has a SD CARD with 16 Gb. I want to extend my memory using Link2D. I read I have to make partitions on my SD Card. The problem is that I do not know how. If I ...
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Geeksphone Revolution device only working with adb when charging

I have: Geeksphone Revolution (Installed android 4.2 yesterday) adb 4.4.2_r2-1 Arch Linux (Updated packages) adb/Configuring USB Access With Firefox OS everything worked fine. Now I can only use ...
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Understanding the android boot

I really want to run pure linux on my android based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions) and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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Dual boot linux and CM 10.1 (android 4.2) on transformer prime

I have seen guys could setup stock android (v4.1) with a Linux Distro on TF201 in this link. But I was wondering for those who have already installed a CyanogenMod custom ROM on the device, is there ...
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Issues getting screenshots in emulator. parts of screen missing

Hello I am wondering if anyone has ever experienced this problem. I am trying to take screenshots of my app (or any app that I have tried) in the emulator. When I take a screenshot quite frequently ...
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Is this command safe to run from / as root

find . * -depth -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir It finds and removes all empty folders (including hidden ones) recursively. I only tired it on my home folder and a pendrive in Linux PC and it worked but I ...
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How to browse Android mounts like /system on a PC?

I know that AndroidCommander works but its site is offline so I can only download version for windoze. I ALSO want to do this if possible the other way round too (access PC files in Android not only ...
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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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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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Ubuntu connection woes, device not showing up in lsusb any more

I have a really weird issue in connecting my Samsung GS2 to my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I found the ID via lsusb at first, and added a udev entry. Everything was perfect and I was happily ADBing away ...
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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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Ubuntu Dual Boot “Failed to get SU Permissions”

I followed the instructions on LifeHacker / the Ubuntu site. I got to the point where I have the Ubuntu Dual Boot app and have tried to make it install. The download proceeds without any problems, ...
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Send files from Linux to Android via ssh

I want to send some specific files from my linux PC to my android device. I'd like to send it automatically using terminal commands, so there will be no drag and drop files. I don't know what is the ...
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adb push very slow in virtualbox

I am running Ubuntu 14 in a vm and when I use adb push to transfer a rom to my sdcard the average speed is 60B/s :) Has anyone a idea how to speed things up?
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Can't run Linux over Android 4.3 after official update

I used to run a Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) on a S3 running android 4.1. I updated the device today with the official rom, android 4.3, then rooted it again. But now I can't run linux anymore. Any ideias, ...
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Treat Android as USB for forensics

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini. I want to plug it into Linux and treat it like a hard drive or USB device so I can use Recoverjpeg to recover photos from it, and use dc3dd so I can take the image of the ...
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Eclipse AVD emulator stops at black screen with time

I've downloaded the latest Eclipse ADT bundle for linux and now I'm trying to run the "Hello world" project. Whenever I run the application the emulator shows android splash screen and then stops at ...
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connect android devices in ad-hoc mode without needing to net connection?

can we get android devices in ad-hoc mode using WIFI-card but without access internet ? i mean to connect peers to send and receive messages between them but without having internet connection ? i ...
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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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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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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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Lots of “Input/output error” after connecting Samsung Galaxy S2 via USB

I'm trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-9100, Android 2.3.4, I9100XXKI1) with my Linux box (Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric). I'm using the USB storage mode (Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB ...
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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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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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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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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 can I successfully run this script on a emulated terminal on Android?

Background I am trying to install Ubuntu onto my Acer Iconia A500 using VNC and this application called Complete Linux Installer. My tablet is rooted and I have found several sources saying they have ...
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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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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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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 ...