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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, ...
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How to find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As i was following instructions here. I found a problem that my /proc/config.gz does not contain CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET setting. But my /proc/iomem contains 40000000-5bffffff : System RAM. What value i ...
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I mounted Android on Ubuntu. Can I create subdirectories using mtpfs?

I use Android 4.0 and followed a tutorial to mount my tablet on Ubuntu using mtpfs when the device is connected via cable. It works almost perfectly. I can copy files and even whole directories to ...
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ADB shows unknown device

I've been developing in several Android devices since now but this one has me totally puzzled. ADB in Windows detects the device just fine, but I cannot make ADB recognize this device in Linux (Ubuntu ...
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What is the method to debug Android kernel from booting in tablet?

I have to test a custom Android build on a tablet and I need to know the method to debug the Android kernel from booting in the tablet? The tablet has only a screen, 2 USB ports and an HDMI port.
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I cannot use a USB cable to access my version 2.3.6 phone's SD card with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a problem. Googling shows that other people have similar problems, but unfortunately the solutions that worked for them didn't work so me, so I'm going to have to ask myself. I have a (rooted) ...
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It seems that I managed to enable “mousekeys” on my android. How do I disable it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I am using it with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. From time to time, I use a VNC client (androidVNC or FreebVNC) to connect to different machines. At some point I ...
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Connect to Ubuntu Linux VPN

How can I connect my Android devices (2.3.3 and 4.0) to VPN setup in Ubuntu Linux?
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Is it possible to use Samsung Galaxy Nexus as a bootable USB stick?

I want to install centOS linux distro on my desktop, which does not have a disk drive. Moreover, I posses a 4GB usb stick which is insufficient for installation. I need a usb stick with atleast 8GB to ...
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How can I directly, wirelessly copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu?

I would like to copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu without giving away too many privileges - just copying said file without any rooty system modifications (I want to keep the carrier-warranty ...
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get wireless tools in Android devices?

i see this link about enable wireless tools on android. but i can't understand the way he follow to enable tools on what terminal or adb shells for the device or on linux platform !! also from ...
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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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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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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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ADB unable to connect my Nexus 7 on Ubuntu

I want to be able to connect my Nexus 7 in order to test my applications from Eclipse on the physical device. I followed this Google guide. My /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file contains this : ...
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Bash terminal on tablets

I would like to buy a tablet and use it as a netbook to work using a keyboard dock (I still like the touchscreen and stylus options over buying a netbook). I work mostly on linux machines where I need ...
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Once you have Ubuntu installed on a Nexus 7, how do you get back to stock Android?

I currently have a Nexus 7 with the default "out-of-the-box" Android Stock OS (as of this post JB 4.2.2). From what I've read online, Ubuntu has made a mobile version of their OS. Usually, they ...
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How to install Gmail apk on emulator (from Android Development Tools, ADT)?

I'm working on an email app for Android, and I'd like to install the Gmail apk on my emulator in order to test it. How can I do that? I have seen tutorials on how to do it on windows, but I'm ...
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Unlock bootloader using fastboot using Ubuntu/Linux

I am trying to unlock bootloader for my HTC Legend. I have ADT (Android SDK according to release 21.1) on my Ubuntu/Linux box. While following the HTCDev instructions to unlock bootloader of HTC ...
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Is it possible to flash htc desire on linux (drivers concern)?

I'd like to flash 'HTC desire' and found this: http://www.jphellemons.nl/post/Cyanogenmod-on-my-HTC-Desire-the-easy-way.aspx I started to wonder if I'm able to do the flash.. because i use Debian ...
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How do I check if I have Cyanogenmod on my phone?

Is it possible to check using shell whether or not Cyanogenmod is installed on a device? In other words, something like uname -a (which tells the system Linux version and architecture). Can the ...
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Why can't I get root access from shell?

> adb shell sh-4.1$ su Permission denied I have rooted my phone successfully. I know this because I'm able to install apps on SD card and I have a program called SD Maid that is able to operate ...
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Why do linux commands not work properly on android?

> adb shell sh-4.1$ ls -F -F: No such file or directory -F switch works fine on my Ubuntu. Why doesn't it work on android? Is there a way to make it work?
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How to recover Samsung Galaxy Fit using software that works on Ubuntu?

I tried to install the new Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy Fit, but it got stuck during installation with an error on /tmp/slideloadpackage.zip. Now, my original Android OS lost. How can I recover ...
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Configuring ADB for Nexus 4 on Ubuntu 11.10

I'm trying to deploy and test an Android app on my Nexus 4 from my Ubuntu 11.10 computer, but ADB doesn't recognize it. I think I need the Google USB drivers, but I cannot find instructions on how to ...
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Mount pendrive in chroot on Android

I have a fedora chroot running on an Android device and want to be able to plug a USB pen drive into the Android device and have it accessible to a user in the fedora chroot. The pen drive is ...
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How do I get my Android Phone to connect its internal SD to my PC via USB?

For some reason my Galaxy Y GT-55360T phone running Android 2.3.6, won't connect its SD card to my Ubuntu 12.10-running PC when I plug the USB cable into it. It did before, I have no idea what I did ...
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What packages can I safely remove from GNU/Linux distro running inside Android? [closed]

To be more detailed, I'm running Archlinux ARM on Android device through chroot. When I need the GUI, I use androidVNC. But Archlinux image file contains all the packages for standalone OS (kernel ...
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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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My phone reboots after a kernel oops, what can I do?

I use the CyanogenMod firmware on my phone (CM7.2 on a HTC Wildfire) and when I take photos it sometimes reboots. I found out that a kernel oops happens due to a null pointer dereference in the ...
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“Ubuntu” kernel version - what does it mean?

I have a 4.0.3 tablet (Genesis GT 1230 running some preinstalled rooted custom rom from factory). It reports its kernel as "3.0.8+ root@ubuntu #412". Why "ubuntu"? What does it mean? Do I have ...
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How does the Ubuntu Phone OS relate to the Android OS?

I've read that the new announced Ubuntu Phone OS was heavily inspired by Android, while not using Java and the Dalvik VM for its apps. However, it was also not clear whether it's a fork of the AOSP ...
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Is it possible to reinstall stock Android on the Nexus 7

I'm new to rooting my phone, but I was thinking of trying out the KDE tablet interface on my Nexus 7. I'm probably not going to keep using this, since I like the huge app ecosystem on Android, so is ...
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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 ...