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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...