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Android integration with Mac OS X

Is there a way to connect Android phone with OS X Yosemite, just like (or similar) iOS does? Apple - OS X Yosemite - Mac + iOS Continuity. I'm aware of AirDroid | Delight Your Multi-Screen Life, but ...
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How to access my rooted Android from Mac?

I have a rooted Android device. Now, I'd want to access it from my Mac machine. I want to look into the file system. How do I do that? Nothing is mounted when I plugs it to a Mac machine.
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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Is it possibile to extract individual files from a .ab backup file?

If I run: adb backup -apk -shared -all -f \Path\to\backup.ab Can I then later extract the .ab file on OSX to view and edit individual files?
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro?

The Macbook Pro does recognise my Galaxy S4. I've just downloaded and opened the latest version of Kies, restarted everything, and the "connecting" wheel just keeps going round and round and round. I ...
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Motochopper root failure message

I want to use Motochopper to root my Samsung Galaxy Fame, but I found this failure message at the end. Does anyone know how to fix this? [*] [*] Motochopper: Android root exploit (Linux/OS X version) ...
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How transfer documents (not music/video/photo) from Mac to Tab S 10.5?

HELP: Really stuck just can't seem find a solution to move documents (powerpoint etc) from my Mac to a new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 - nothing seems to work - any suggestions please (of course i can fall ...
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Reasonable way to copy files to a new SD card using a Mac

I have a Mac and want to transfer about 30 GB of data to a larger SD card for use with a new Android phone. The phone in question is a Galaxy Stratosphere II. There doesn't seem to be a ...
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ADB is working, fastboot is not (HTC Desire Z)

The adb devices command is working for me, the fastboot devices command is not (Mac OS X Mavericks, SDK downloaded yesterday, phone is a HTC Desire Z): $ sudo fastboot -i 0x0bb4 -p 0x0c91 devices $ ...
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nexus 7 (2013) adb connectivity issues Mac

The 5.0.2 OTA update soft-bricked my rooted but otherwise stock Nexus 7. I tried several times to wipe/reset from recovery, but it kept boot-looping afterwards. After a hundred tries or so was ...
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Broken Screen - Transfer info to Mac using ADB?

I have a broken Droid Razr Maxx. Half of my contacts seem to be stored on the physical phone instead of the SIM, and they never backed up to Google properly as there was some glitch I could never get ...
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Mac OS X fastboot is just waiting (HTC M8 T-Mobile)

I'm trying to run fastboot oem get_identifier_token on Mac OS X Yosemite but I get stuck on "< waiting for device >": ➜ platform-tools ./adb devices * daemon not running. starting it now on port ...
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Why do I need to use “Android File Transfer” to transfer files from my mac?

I'm curious as to why I need to download and use 'Android File Transfer' so that I can transfer files from my mac to my nexus 5. I assumed because they had a similar file structure that viewing files ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Screen Lock Error

I have no idea what happened, but the last few times I have connected my Galaxy S4 to my Mac OSX to try and transfer music files (or any files for that matter) I get the message "can't access device ...
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Note 3 on OSX. Stuck in “Connected as a media device”

I'm studying tutorials on Android development. After struggling to get an AVD running on my system, I'm using my personal cell (A Note 3 on Verizon) to test the small programs I'm writing. I enabled ...
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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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Is there a setting to allow folders to be uploaded from a PC/Mac to an Android phone via bluetooth?

Reason I ask is because I get an error message saying that the type is not acceptable/supported when I attempt to drag and drop a folder into the window on my Mac showing the contents of my Android SD ...
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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Path for Nexus 5 from OS X

I would like to export the list of files so I'm looking for a command to change path from Terminal of OS X 10.9.2. Could you kindly tell me how to change path? i'm using this command to get the list ...
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Nexus 7 is not being detected on Mac

Nexus 7 is only charging if it is connected to my mac. It is not being detected in Android Studio nor Android file transfer and there isn't anything popping up or showing a USB symbol on the Nexus. I ...
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does SDK disk images of APIs for windows and mac differ?

Okay its my very first question, sorry if it doesn't fit the community standards! I have started developing on a windows machine, I use the ADT with Eclipse, my SDK is updated with all the possible ...
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Android emulator with snapshot option not working

I create an android device with configuration: API Level 19 (4.4.2) CPU : ARM(armeabi-v7a) Emulator option :Snapshot Enable . For the first time the device load takes approx 3 mins. After that ...
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Problems Connecting Asus Transformer TF101 to Mac OS X 10.92

Please bear with me if this is an insipid question, but I am not able to connect my Asus tablet to my Mac. It has been recommended that I go and download the USB drivers for the tablet here. Seemed ...
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how come my android devices are not visible on my Mac?

I'm new to android development so apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm having trouble seeing my android devices in Eclipse. I've switched on USB debugging, configured them to connect as a ...
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kies stuck on “connecting” on mac+galaxy s2

i have the latest version of kies,os x, and a galaxy s2 with cm10 on it. it is set to MTP with usb debugging off (if it's on usb storage rather than mtp, kies crashes). i tried playing with many ...
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How to root a S4 google play edition on mac?

I have been cracking my head open trying to find a good guide to root my Google Play Edition Samsung. I have sought out YouTube videos that utilize motochopper and terminal and while I manage to get ...
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How do I transfer media from a Mac to Android? [closed]

Please help me with this problem, thanks
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HTC EVO 3D not appearing on Mac OSX adb

I am having a funky issue connecting my HTC EVO 3D (Running 4.0.3) to my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.1). I have connected this phone using adb and Android Studio for development, using the same cord, same ...
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Android USB Debugging on Mac OS X 10.9.1

I have installed Mavericks on my computer. Before I had Mavericks, I could plug my Android device into the USB port and it would show up in the Finder and the 'USB Debugging' display would show on the ...
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Why is my Galaxy S4 still not appearing as a device in Mac OS X

I am trying to solve the problem of having an empty list of devices when running adb devices. Why is it not appearing? I have tried the following to no avail: Installed Kies and ran Tools > Install ...
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Nexus 7 (2012) no longer connecting via USB Mac OS X

I plugged my original Nexus 7 into my Mac earlier today to build an application onto it for testing. It failed, and then I realized that the tablet did not appear to actually be connected to the ...
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Install .APK on bluestacks for mac

how do you install .APK file on bluestacks for mac? More specifically, where is the directory for bluestacks kept and do I have the 'APK Handler'? Thanks in advance!
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Display media from HTC One on a computer display

The title says it all. I am wondering if I can display slideshows among other things on a computer display. I know that it has to be a DLNA compatible device, which I believe most of computer ...
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Why is Android File Transfer necessary?

Apparently newer versions of Android require the use of Android File Transfer. I have an older machine that doesn't require this, and just mounts as a USB mass storage device. I can't see a technical ...
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How to enable experimental reverse port forwarding in chrome?

Commonly you have a web server running on your local development machine, and you want to connect to that site from your device. If the mobile device and the development machine are on the same ...
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How to restrict syncing to only calender and not contact

I have contacts and calendar on my Mac but like to sync only the calendar to my android through google. Whenever I sync with google, both my local contacts and calendar are being synced. Because I ...
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Watch WWDC session videos on Android

Does anyone know how to watch Apple WWDC session videos on Android (not the keynote)? They are like Google I/O sessions videos but on Apple platforms. On the Mac, one can watch it with Safari (not ...
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Cannot start emulator on Mac OS X

I'm using MAC M.L & Eclipse 4.2.2 ADT I've installed Eclipse on MAC OS X I can't create Virtual Device (AVD) Android SDK Manager error is Failed to run the Android SDK manager.Check the Android ...
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Samsung Grand duos not visible in Mac Finder but visible in DDMS

I have eclipse installed and can see my device DDMS tab. Debugging also works normal. But oddly, I dont see my device (both internal memory and sd card) in Finder. I am unable to transfer to-and-fro ...
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Galaxy S2 through USB won't connect to my Mac?

I have an Android Evo, and it connects to my Mac just fine when connecting the USB cable. I can access the entire phone data. However, my wife's Samsung Galaxy 2's data can't be accessed on my Mac, ...
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Bypass 4GB limitation of Android file transfer

Both my phone and my SD card (exFAT formatted) support big file size. However, Android File Transfer app does not allow send files bigger than 4GB. Is there a way to bypass the limitation?
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Android File Transfer problem [duplicate]

I connect my Samsung S3 to my Mac and Android File Transfer says "Try reconnecting or restarting your device". I have restarted my phone and computer numerous times, uninstalled and downloaded AFT ...
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Problem connecting Galaxy Note 10.1 to Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm trying to connect my Galaxy Note 10.1 (running Android 4.2.2) to my Mac OS 10.8 machine via USB. I used Android File Transfer, but it gives me an error that says: Could not connect to device. ...
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SSH to Mac using Android Phone

I am trying to SSH into my Macbook Pro (10.6.8) using my Android phone. It is a SGH-T989 running the latest stable Cyanogenmod 10 (4.1.2). I have enabled remote login on my Mac and confirmed I can ...
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Alternative file transfer clients

I think most people will agree that the official file transfer client for OS X is painful to use. It seems to stagnate at version 1.0 and only offers the bare minimum. Since my camera connection ...
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Turn on Mac with Tasker

Is there any way to tell my iMac to turn on via tasker. If so, would both devices have to be on the same network? Is there a way to do this without being on the same network? Would my computer have to ...
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Android USB “Disk Drive” disappeared on HTC EVO V 4G (Virgin Mobile)

I'm not sure if it's a result of the recent upgrade to ICS 4.0.3, but when I connect my USB cable to my Mac, I no longer see the "Disk Drive" option on the Android. My only choices are: Charge only ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 new software won't connect via USB with Mac?

My Samsung Galaxy S 2 just got updated software over the weekend and now it's completely different to use. I've nutted out most of it but it is no longer recognised by my laptop and I can't share or ...
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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Currently running Mac OS X 10.7.5. Are there any tools specifically for this?
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How to sync photos from Aperture on Mac to Android?

My photos are stored in Aperture on my Mac. I would like to sync them so they show in Gallery on my Nexus 7. Restrictions: I want to sync over USB or, preferably, WiFi. Uploading to a cloud server ...