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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'?
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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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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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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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Control phone on MacBook Pro via bluetooth?

I'd like to control my Galaxy Nexus via my Macbook Pro via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Since connecting the Galaxy Nexus to an Adhoc, WiFi created by the MacBook Pro doesn't work. That's why I'd ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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How do I connect LG P500 to Mac OS X Lion?

I've been given a nice LG-P500 phone for my 67th birthday. How the heck do I transfer music, photos and videos from the phone to my iMac OS X Lion, and vice versa? I can't access the mini-SD card, ...
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Reverse tethering Android to Mac via Bluetooth

I'm trying to let my Android (4.1.1) phone use my Mac's (10.8.2) wifi connection via Bluetooth. This is what I've tried: Paired devices successfully; PAN interface created on the Mac Enabled ...
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Unable to mount from a Mac OS X using sshfs

I have SSHDroid running on the Android. I'm trying to mount it from a Mac using Fuse for OS X. I can SSH, but I am unable to SSHFS. When I try to sshfs, I get the following error "mount_osxfusefs: ...
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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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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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How to install LG Optimus One PC Suite on Mac?

For the LG Optimus One the PC suite and USB driver are all Windows-based. My home computer is an IMac. Are there versions of these downloaads that will work with my Mac?
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Fastboot hanging after first command (osx)

My fastboot binary from OSX is responding weirdly and i can't figure out why. It seems to work great at first since the first command i'm sending works (and this whatever it is) ; but any command ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I sync a calendar on Android with iCal without using a web-based service or manually importing/exporting calendars?

I'd like to sync my calendar on Android with iCal on OS X. I cannot use any web-based synch services (such as google cloud). Ideally, I'd like to simply connect my computer and phone together either ...
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Trouble connecting Samsung Galaxy S6 to my Macbook Pro

The problem that I am having is regarding the connection between my galaxy s6 and my macbook. When I connect my phone to my computer, I get the notification on my phone that it is charging; however, ...
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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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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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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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How can a flash A10 based tablets on OSX?

I need to flash roms on the road with my mac, is there an alternative to loading up a VM and using livesuit?