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Rooting the Samsung Galaxy LITE (SGH-T399

I have recently purchased the Galaxy LITE phone. I am having trouble rooting this device. It would be easy if I had a windows computer, but I only have a MAC, and a LINUX computer. Instructions on how ...
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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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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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Mounting a remote folder as local folder

I have spent hours researching this and unable to come up with a solution, if anyone knows of one please let me know. I am looking for a way to mount a remote folder on a server (using either WebDAV, ...
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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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How do I install USB drivers in Ubuntu 13:04 for Nexus S?

I am trying to follow this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2163085 However I am unable to connect to my android phone via USB. I think I need to install the USB drivers ...
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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 boot ubuntu on asus transformer tf101

I want to boot ubuntu on Asus tf101 with Android 3.2 ROM from a microSD card, by using Windows. Can someone explain how to do it or link a wiki for it? Thanks in advance.
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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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Confusion over Linux deploy

I want to get full Linux with GUI and desktop on my android tab (rooted). I heard about this app called " Linux deploy". However I have a few doubts : 1) Is it possible to get full Linux with gnome ...
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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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Send file via NFC from Galaxy S2 Plus and Sony vaio with Ubuntu OS

I have a problem with sharing files between my Galagy S2 phone and Sony vaio model SVF1521DCXW with NFC support. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop version and I don't have any idea how can I use NFC 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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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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Unable to see all folders on Moto G using FTP

I have set up an FTP server on my Moto G, and I'm trying to copy (music) files from my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) using FileZilla. I understand that user data appears in the /data folder, but ...
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Best Linux distro for Android development? [closed]

I would like to start experimenting with my phones. I don't want to develop applications (at this point), but to start navigate through their filesystem. My understanding is that the "safest" method ...
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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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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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Sharing Linux desktop's wired internet connection using Nexus 5 as access point [duplicate]

My Hardware I have an Android phone (Google Nexus 5) running CyanogenMod I have a desktop computer running Linux connected to the Internet via PCI ethernet card My Question I would like to ...
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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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BatteryManager inner workings

I recently installed linux on a Sony Xperia Neo (on SD), but the Android kernel remains under the hood. I've only changed kernel initrd to boot off the SD's Debian. The real question is: ¿What is ...
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How can I get JOdin3 to root my i897?

I am running the downloaded version of JOdin3 on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I tried running it in my browser, but it would not detect my device, nor would it do so in the new window. I downloaded it, ...
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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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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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Can you use a boot disk with Anroid 4.1 Tablets

I was wondering if you could give me steps (if even possible) as to how you would boot (ubuntu linux since Android is linux based) a flash drive on my Android Tablet. I currently run on an OTG capable ...
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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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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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Understanding the android boot

I really want to run pure linux on my android based device (please, no chroot, etc. suggestions) and I want to fully understand how my device boots, from the bootloader as far as the init system. I'm ...
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Dual boot linux and CM 10.1 (android 4.2) on transformer prime

I have seen guys could setup stock android (v4.1) with a Linux Distro on TF201 in this link. But I was wondering for those who have already installed a CyanogenMod custom ROM on the device, is there ...
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How to transfer files from an Android phone to a Ubuntu PC by using a USB cable?

Im completely new user and inexpert. I made a video with the phone. How do l transfer it to an ubuntu pc? I plugged in the usb cable but apparenntly my pc does not see the phone. Thanks for help
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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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DNSCrypt on Android

I'd like to install DNSCrypt on Android. I have installed it on Windows 8, Linux Mint, and Kali Linux. But I'm very new to Linux, thus dealing with Android as a Linux distro is way out of my league. ...
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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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X Window with GNURoot

I have installed GNURoot (Fedora flavour) on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 10.1 (2014 edition). I am trying to get GUI applications to work (gvim, for starters), but I've been unsuccessful so far. I've ...
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How can I compile native applications on my rooted phone?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 7 on my Nexus One, and I wanted to compile and run LAME on my phone. I've already downloaded the source package and have tried to ./configure it, but I'm told that neither cc ...
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Flashing Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Android on Linux

Is there a way to flash my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with stock rom(Android KitKat 4.4.2) in Linux(any distribution)? EDIT: I can't figure out how to flash this firmware with Heimdall. All I can find is ...
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Setting up web server on flooded HTC Wildfire S [duplicate]

A couple of months ago I got my Wildfire S accidentally flooded. It was just collecting dust since then, but today I came up with an idea to get a web server running on it. As far as I know, ...
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How can i forward USB OTG to Chrooted Ubuntu?

I have install ubuntu through an App from the Google Play, Now i have Ubuntu Through Chroot in a Command-Line, Now how can i make this Chrooted Ubuntu Detect USB Devices, For Example, i want to plug a ...
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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, ...