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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Data recovery from android device with broken screen

Situation Summary - I have an Android device with a broken screen, LCD and touch I have an android phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which I have flashed with the Android firmware for the E4.5 - ...
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Nexus 5 unable to reflash

I have a nexus 5 which has ubuntu touch on it. The OS is broken and won't boot. I am trying to flash CyanogenMod to it, i've hooked it up to my ubuntu server, and am following this: https://wiki....
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linux kernel not seen from android filesystem?

I'm reading 'embedded linux' and in chp.6 "filesystems" there is a figure that I do not understand. here it says that the 'linux kernel' is not seen from android filesystem. This give me some ...
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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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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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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 http://i.stack.imgur.com/CgT4d....
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Connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: [grease-lightning]/home/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...