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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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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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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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Connecting Android to Fedora to browse the web

I have bought an Android phone Spice MI-270. I wanted to connect the phone to Linux Fedora so that I can browse the web using the services provided on my SIM card. How can I connect the Android phone ...
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Cannot access local storage on HTC Desire HD with Linux

If I set my new HTC Desire HD to connect to PC in disk drive mode, a Windows computer can see the internal storage as a Removable Disk. If I attempt the same with my Linux system, "HTC Android Phone" ...
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Using android's BLOBs in GNU/Linux environment

I've successfully BOOTED to debian. I installed a regular debian file system under /data/debian with debootstrap, made a tiny init file in initcpio to tell it to switch_root to /data/debian and ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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How are internal components of Android tested before releasing?

How are the internal components of Android such as Zygote and Binder tested before being released? I tried looking around for answers to this but most resources (blog posts and research papers) I ...
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Some apps are not able to access internet when connected to Laptop's shared wifi on Ubuntu

In my office my mobile used to be connected to the office wifi. There I didn't face any internet problem, all apps work fine. But in my home my mobile is connected to my Laptop's shared wifi and ...
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Android Emulator not starting

Using Ubuntu 15.10 I am not able to emulate an Android device using any x86 images. The emulator starts but the screen stays black. Using an ARM image works. From what I found it seems to be ...
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Find out when the memory card was removed

A very strange thing happened today. My roommate was complaining that his memory card went missing this afternoon. And now I found that my memory card is also missing. I don't know what to say. It ...
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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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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla via sftp

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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Attempting to update ADB from 1.0.31 to 1.0.32

I'm trying to update Android debugging software from version 1.0.31 to 1.0.32 on Ubuntu 14.04. I have consulted an earlier Stack Exchange post on the same topic here but it has not helped. I've been ...
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Linux Elementray Os Luna not showing in my devices when I connect my Asus Zenfone 5

It seems to work fine in other Windows based laptops but when I connect it to my Dell (with Elementary Luna) it doesn't show in my devices but it still charges. I have turned on MTP and also USB ...
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Installing Android on Linux set-top box

Ok.. here is where I stand. I have a STB that has an old version(12.4) of Ubuntu on it. I was told that it previously had Android 5 on it but it was overwritten when Linux was installed. What I would ...
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Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode

My Nexus 4 fails to mount with mtp mode. All other modes work (ptp, adb, fastboot). Three months ago I was able to copy the /storage/emulated/0 directory from the Nexus 4 to my pc for backup so all ...
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How can I set the Accelerometer Sensor Range?

The Accelerometer Sensor is set to a Range of 2 - 4 g on most devices. There is no option to turn it up to 8 or 16 G, which my sensor and most others are capable of. I found some information but can't ...
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fixing a corrupted SD card in linux

My phone is a HTC Desire (model Bravo) and I previously rooted it (using tacoroot and revolutionary) and had the clockworkmod recovery (5.8.0.2) on it as well as the liquidsmooth v3.2 rom for the ...
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fastboot oem unlock: hangs with `…'

First of all, I am a newbie to Android. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 to run all the commads. I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my Lenovo A536 (stock Android 4.4.2 aka KitKat). Here is what I ...
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Linux Deploy: Making new disk image (size) … fail

I am trying to use Linux Deploy on my rooted Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 / Slimkat 4.4.4. But when I press install: Updating configuration file ... done >>> begin install Checking mount ...
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Running android apps directly on ubuntu or gentoo

I wonder if is it possible to run android applications DIRECTLY on a Linux distribution like ubuntu or gentoo? I mean running the apps on linux without the help of virtualbox,simulators like ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

How does one root a Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100 (with its original Android 2.3 Gingerbread), preferably under Linux Mint? This questions pertains specifically the GT-i9100 version (not GT-i9100G nor ...
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Error setting up Android USB debugging on Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Android phone from LG, and I want to use it for USB debugging. I followed the following steps: Enabled usb debugging in developers option on phone. After connecting to PC, phone shows as ...
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Need one-line adb shell su push & pull to access /data from Windows batch file

I've been struggling for two days. Hope for help here. I wrote a Windows batch file that replaces Amazon lockscreen ads with user images on rooted kindle fire hd 7", 2013 (kfsowi). Just learned I ...
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How can I add the user of an application to the group of another application?

I'd like to add the user of one application to the group of another so that I can read the other applications private content without doing a su every time. I can't find the adduser or the useradd ...
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Running Linux on Android with a rooted OPO

I tried to run Linux on Android and I had some issues setting up Debian. The VM is running, but I can't connect via VNC. I already searched the FAQ & Google what to do, but I found no answers. My ...
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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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Linux Deploy - Fail to make disk image

I am trying to use Linux Deploy on my rooted Galaxy S4 with stock Android 4.4 rom. But when I press install: Updating configuration file ... done >>> begin install Checking mount points ... ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As I was following the instructions from 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internet from Ubuntu to Android via USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use usb as network access for android device? How to set up reverse tethering over USB? Is there any option to use the internet connection from my PC running Ubuntu ...
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Loop device possible on Android 2.1 Hero?

I'm trying to get Ubunto running on my Android after failing with Debian. I couldn't mount the image. Now the Ubunto Tutorial says that the phone must support loop devices. How can I figure that out, ...