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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 ...
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How to make Android phone as my wireless dialer, so that i can dial the phone and send / receive SSH, FTP etc?

How can i make the Android mobile phone number +3900000 as incoming dialing number from computer running Linux (ArchLinux, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu) using modem. Once the connection is made. How is it ...
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Can't explore files on my Sony Xperia U using my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop

I previously used Ubuntu 12.04. When I connected my phone (Sony Xperia U) in MTP mode, I would be able to see it in Nautilus as a "SEMC HSUSB device" and browse files, copy files, and so on. Now, I ...
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How to root my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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FFMpeg stream to FFServer from Back Camera

I'm looking for a way to stream my camera video from my Android phone to an FFServer, like I would with FFMpeg from the command line in Linux: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Syncing playlists between Ubuntu and Android smartphone

I'm looking for a simple and reliable way of syncing music playlists between Ubuntu and an Android smartphone. Some time ago I was using Banshee, but then it suddenly stopped working. My understanding ...
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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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What are my options for connecting my Android to Ubuntu?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 running rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.2. My computer is running Ubuntu 12.10. Before, in Android 4.0, I simply plugged the USB in, and a notification would pop up, and I was ...
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Tethering data allowance from phone to laptop via usb

I don't have a problem doing this, I can use my phone and connect to the data allowance from my sim card and I can also connect my phone to a wireless network. I can then plug my phone into my laptop ...
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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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Sync music tags to PC

My music library is located in my PC, and it is copied to my phone SD using the media player I use in the PC. Now, I listen to music mostly out of home, using the phone. I think it is safer to keep ...
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Tethering CM10 - high latency, high(ish) throughput

I am recently having an issue where tethering my PC (Arch Linux) to my Galaxy S2 has a very strange result. While tethered, web surfing on my PC is painfully slow - not because of slow download ...
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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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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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How to create a soft link between root partition and ext3 partition(on SD)

I am trying to create symbolic links of /data/sdext2/app/* on /data/app. This is what I did in adb shell ln -sf /data/sdext2/app/* /data/app/ But it is telling "link failed No such file or directory". ...
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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 do I export display to Android native X server?

I downloaded Ubuntu precise with Complete Linux Installer which uses VNC by default. Then I found a native X server on Google Play and I'd like to try it. I read somewhere I must export display, but I ...
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Airdroid modifies timestamps of copied files

MTP does not work in Ubuntu so I am using Airdroid to copy photos off my phone (Galaxy Nexus) to my computer (Ubuntu 12.04). My problem is that the files downloaded via Airdroid all have modification ...
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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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execute linux commands on android froyo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I use shell commands and interact with the Linux system underneath? I want execute linux commands on my android (Froyo). How can i do it? any idea? Should I ...
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Can Applications With Root Access Modify Their Own Permissions?

For rooted phones, there are several apps which require root privileges. Knowing this, the user does allow the app to get root. Now, the app would have been installed with a set of x permissions, say ...
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If I put mkfs.ext3 file from another Linux system on my android ,will it work?

I want to know if I take the mkfs.ext3 file, or any other mkfs file, from another Linux system like Ubuntu, and put it with my mkfs.vfat and mkfs.ext2 located at /system/xbin, Would it work? And how ...
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How is it that Rooting is always possible?

Having spent some time researching what actually goes behind rooting an Android phone, the main reason that leads to the ability root is an inherent vulnerability on the Linux kernel that leads to the ...
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How to flash Samsung devices from a GNU/Linux host running on ARM architecture?

To flash a Samsung Galaxy S (where do not have root access in the currently running OS, and with a stock recovery) with a new firmware (OS), I need to connect it with a USB cable to another computer ...
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VNC client with mouse capture

Been using Ubuntu over chroot on my Asus sl101 eee pad slider. Works nice but I would like mouse integration like in virtual box etc. Any VNC apps out there that will capture/integrate my mouse so ...
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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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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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How to get a more Linux like experience on Android?

Are there projects (e.g. ROMs) out there that offers a more Linux like experience on Android? Here are some things that I hope for easy installation on similar platforms shell access development ...
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Questions about phone migration using rsync

I'm planning to get a new android phone and I'm wondering what's considered best practice to move all data and settings. I know that lots of stuff goes to google, but I'd like to migrate app data as ...
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How do I access .img files with yaffs2?

I've tried mounting them in Ubuntu, no luck, mount does not recognize the yaffs2 file system. I've tried yaffs2utils and ./unyaffs2 but it doesn't actually unpack the img files, I've posted an issue ...
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Telnet from Linux to Android devices

I am attempting to telnet from my Ubuntu commandline to my Android phone and pad using the following syntax: > telnet 192.168.0.4 Trying 192.168.0.4... telnet: Unable to connect to remote ...