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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 are there not generic phone OS installers? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Problem installing ubuntu on Galaxy S2 ICS

The Error: when running the ubuntu install script (ubuntu.sh) I get: ubuntu.sh[11]:cut not found This script requires root! Type:su what I have done so far: Installed a custom kernel that roots ...
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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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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 do I get my phone to connect the internal SD by USB?

I recently rooted and upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 to version 4, ICS. Since doing so, when I connect my device by USB to my Ubuntu computer, only the 12GB internal storage shows up on my desktop and ...
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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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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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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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Connecting Google Nexus 7 to Linux

Has someone been able to connect Google Nexus 7 to Linux. I'm using Linux Ubuntu 12.04? I've already installed mtp-tools and mtpfs but still cannot get it right. Can someone help?
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Nexus 7 doesn't have sdcard folder when connected to PC

I've just bought a Nexus 7. When I plugged it into my laptop, it shows the media folder, I'd like to access the sdcard folder just like the other devices. How to transfer files? I think "adb push" ...
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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 ...