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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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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 to dual boot Ubuntu on Asus Eee Pad Slider (SL101)?

I am able to run Ubuntu in chroot environment on my Asus Slider sl101 (cousin of the original tf101 asus eee pad transformer). But, for various reasons I would like to be able to actually boot into ...
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Android chroot ubuntu - is it possible to get ubuntu to recognise usb devices

I've managed to setup the chroot but I'm unsure how to get the chroot to recognise usb devices. I'll be doing so work with microcontrollers hence I neeed to to recognise my usb based programmer. For ...
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LG optimus P-500 firmware update: PC suite for Linux?

My phone, a LG Optimus P-500 requested to be connected to the PC suite in order to perform a firmware update (the official one). I don't have the PC suite and have only access to Linux computers. The ...
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Error while running debian on Arm6 based phone

I have cynogenmod7 on my optimus one phone. I followed this guide to run debian on it. When I give this command: busybox mount -o loop,noatime $kit/debian.img $mnt I get a no loop device, file ...
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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 ...
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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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DNSCrypt on Android

I'd like to install DNSCrypt on Android. I have installed it on Windows 8, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux. But I'm very new to Linux, thus dealing with Android as a Linux distro is way out of my league. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Push notifications to my Droid on local network

I am looking for either an app or a way to allow my 3 Ubuntu server's running in my house on my local network to send a notification to my Android phone when a task is done. Every hour or so one of ...
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why there are so many tty files in the dev directory?

it is confusing that there are so many tty files in the directory... by the way, what each file in /dev stands for, do they stand for physical devices which are part of my android device? for ...
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Linux ADB Driver for LG Viper (LG-LS840)

On most devices I've run across I can plug the device into a Linux machine and no additional drivers are needed in order for ADB to communicate with the device. However on two LG devices from last ...
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Non-root tethering app with Ubuntu client for Moto Droid on Verizon

I love PDAnet for android, works great on my Windows machine. Unfortunately, I just found out (after installing Ubuntuon my HP mini) that there's no Linux client. Can anyone recommend a tethering app, ...
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what do the numbers after the : /dev/block/vold/179:xx mean?

I've been trying to figure out an micro sd card issue and just stumbled upon a page where someone mentioned that the numbers after the colon would represent xyz and if they are something different ...
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How do I repair Android DHCP issues?

My phone plan comes standard with a lot of data and as a result, I've been regularly using the Mobile Hotspot feature built into it, on my laptop. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 and is rooted on a ...
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Mounting a remote folder as local folder

I have spent hours researching this and unable to come up with a solution, if anyone knows of one please let me know. I am looking for a way to mount a remote folder on a server (using either WebDAV, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to root MTK based mobile devices using a Linux PC?

It is easy to root an MTK device in MS Windows using powerful tool like SP Flash Tools, or a one-click root solution. Can it be done (especially with that flash tool) using a Linux machine? I've ...
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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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flash-all doesn't work, command not found - Ubuntu

Trying to install the new Android 5.0 Preview. I first installed it a while ago on Windows with no problems. I switch over to Ubuntu a few weeks back, and now, after unlocking, I can't flash-all.
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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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How to play YouTube or any audio from my desktop Linux and send the audio playback to Android?

I have many music lists and local files which is playing in my Fedora, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Solaris, FreeBSD. How can I send the playback audio to my Android so that I can hear using my headphone from ...
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Galaxy Nexus: Safely Remove the device in Linux?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (based from Ubuntu 12.04) as my main operating system. I have been using the adb shell and use push and pull in transferring to and from my Galaxy Nexus. As I have read ...
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Are there any dependencies for unrevoked3 to run on stock ubuntu?

I cannot get unrevoked 3 to run on either my laptop or desktop which both run 64 bit Ubuntu. Is there a dependency I need? I download and extract to ~/Downloads cd ~/Downloads gksu ./reflash ...
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How to play/record sound from Debian chroot?

There's big file with ext2 with ARM Debian where I can chroot to. There's functional mplayer (I can -ao pcm or -vo yuv4mpegpipe) there. How to record/play sound (or video) from this Debian? Is there ...
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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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TWRP USB-OTG won't work?

I have a nexus 7 (2012). I have installed the most ercent version of TWRP for it, and TWRP seems to work. Im trying to do this, and have reached the part where it says Once Team Win boots, go ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Android Main Storage MicroSD 64GB Somehow Corrupted (Perhaps Filesystem Issue)

I've had my Android phone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (rooted) for around 5 months. It has been working fine. That was until a few a days ago, when the external MicroSD card (I presume), which I use ...
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Success in sharing internet connection with desktop PC. How to access web server on port 80?

I have a situation at home, the room where I have my desktop PC, router, printer, etc is being remodeled so I moved my PC to another room. Now the PC is far away from the router but it will be only ...