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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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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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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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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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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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How do you set up internet pass-through (reverse-tether) on linux?

I have an HTC Desire S that has the option to connect through usb, and use the computer's internet connection. This works fine on Windows, but I'm struggling to set it up in Ubuntu. When I plug in and ...
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Android Emulator (API 10) Camera Not Working - ADT Bundle Linux

The Camera on my Android API 10 Virtual Device isn't working. While creating the AVD there are three options I found for Back Camera: NoneWebcam0Emulated I tried all options 1, 2 and 3 to no avail. ...
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How can I update the Linux kernel of my Android device?

I am using Sony Xperia E Dual with the kernel that identifies as 3.0.8-perf administrator@ubuntu-scm01 #1 and now I want to update it to the latest and the best one. Please help me understand it can ...
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I cannot use a USB cable to access my version 2.3.6 phone's SD card with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a problem. Googling shows that other people have similar problems, but unfortunately the solutions that worked for them didn't work so me, so I'm going to have to ask myself. I have a (rooted) ...
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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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Run Ubuntu from SD Card on Android Tablet

I'll be acquiring my first tablet in a few weeks, and haven't tinkered with Android much besides my 1st gen Motorola Droid (I had an HTC Sense, but a power surge fried it and turned it into a brick, ...
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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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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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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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Do you have to root an Android device to install Ubuntu?

Just as the title says. In order to install another ARM based Operating System or to dual boot your phone, do you have to have root access? I'm currently using a Motorola Atrix, not sure if that ...
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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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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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Anyone have an alternative dowload site for a fastboot binary?

I'm working on rooting my android kernel and most sites list http://android-dls.com/files/linux/fastboot as the place to look for the fastboot binary. However, I've been getting a 404 (Page not Found) ...
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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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Optimal Linux Distro to Install to SD card to use as USB-Bootloader for PC?

Many people install Linux-based distros on USB drives to use for, largely, basic PC troubleshooting. Has anyone tried installing such a thing on their Android phone's SD card? That way instead of ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux program to transfer file from/to an android device?

Do you know if there is a linux program (possibly nautilus plugin) to transfer file from/to an android device? What is in my mind is a program which does "adb push", "adb pull", and "adb shell ls" in ...
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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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I want to execute shell commands on my pc from my android via USB

I have a linux box, without any network interface, only usb. I have my andorid phone, and the USB cable. I would like to connect from my android device to the linux box,and execute shell commands on ...
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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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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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Device recognized as ????? in ubuntu

Hello good people of stack exchange, I am having trouble setting up my Ubuntu 11.04 boot to use for app development on a hardware device. I have followed the instructions here to try and recongnize ...
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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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How can I directly, wirelessly copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu?

I would like to copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu without giving away too many privileges - just copying said file without any rooty system modifications (I want to keep the carrier-warranty ...
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get wireless tools in Android devices?

i see this link about enable wireless tools on android. but i can't understand the way he follow to enable tools on what terminal or adb shells for the device or on linux platform !! also from ...
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Can you run Linux command line apps on Android?

I'm brand new to Android; in fact I've never owned one. But I'm traveling all this summer, and I'm very interested in doing some programming while I'm on the run. QUESTION: Is it possible to run a ...
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Is it possible to have a TCP/IP network using bluetooth?

I have my Android U8220 and I need to have a network with my laptop as if it was an ad-hoc wifi connection (tcp/ip). Is that even possible? If you want to know, I'm using bluez as manager in my Linux ...
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Can I run Ubuntu desktop x86 applications On Ubuntu For Android?

This may be a fairly simple question, but I want to be sure. My guess is that it can't be done. Question 1: For example, I have an executable for Linux (no GUI , just cmd line , it just makes some ...
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Browse or mount SD card over WiFi on Linux?

Is there a way to browse the contents of my SD card from my Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) machine over WiFi? I used to connect with a mini-usb cable, or send files through gmail. Surely there must be a way 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 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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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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How do I set up a VPN from Android 2.3 to my home Ubuntu desktop?

I want to configure a VPN from my Nexus S (2.3.4) to my home Ubuntu desktop. Has anyone tried this yet? I would deeply appreciate tips on which VPN server to use (e.g., is openVPN support native ...
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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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Can't transfer file from Ubuntu to Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1

when connecting my Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 (USB debugging off) to my PC running Ubuntu 10.10 the device seems to be mounted properly, but I can't transfer any file (I always get "Error creating ...
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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 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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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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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 ...