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My Mac doesn't recognize my Galaxy S2 through USB

My Snow Leopard Mac doesn't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S2 for file transfer over USB, and it's starting to drive me nuts. I've tried the following: Connect Storage to PC Settings > Wireless and ...
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Intel HAXM and Host GPU on Mac OS 10.8.2 (NVIDIA)

I installed HAXM 1.0.4 and I cannot run Android emulator with option 'use host gpu' checked, it shows cyclic GL_* errors. I am using Mac OS X (mbp with NVIDIA GeForce 320M). Without gpu emulation ...
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USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Tab — How do I prevent it from resetting debug setting?

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab that I'm using for development purposes. For some reason, when I choose 'Enable USB Debugging' in the settings menu, it turns off after a random period and drops whatever ...
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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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Apple connectivity with Android devices

I am considering a new phone and right now my choice is between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm not overly concerned about apps since most of the stuff I use is available for both environments. I ...
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How to do USB tethering with an Android Froyo and a Mac OS X?

With Android Froyo (OS 2.2), how can I do USB tethering with a Mac OS X?
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How to root my Epic 4G on mac?

Hello i am trying to root my samsung epic 4g (galaxy s) with my macbook air. I was going to use superoneclick but i cant find a version for mac, does anybody know how i can easily root my phone using ...
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Stop Android File Transfer Popping Up

Bit annoying that Android File Transfer pops up whenever I connect my Nexus 7 to the Macbook. Is there any way to keep it active but hidden initially?
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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-based remote software to log in to OSX desktop?

I have an Android phone that I'd like to use to control an iMac running Snow Leopard. Like everything else they do, it seems Apple has their own take on how a VNC server should work, so their "remote ...
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How can I root my Android on my Mac?

I've been looking into rooting my Android phone, which is a ZTE Score. The only way I've found so far is to use the ZergRush tool (Or something like that..) But I believe it can only be used on a ...
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sync htc / android phone with macbook / mac os x

I use MacBook (which have Mac OS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard). How can I sync data between my HTC phone and my MacBook. I have HTC Wildfire, and HTC Sync software only supports Windows.
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Install Android APK as Mac OS X app

Is there a tool to package a particular emulator/SD configuration + APK as a Mac OS X application so that it can be distributed and run with a simple double-click? Something like Fluid for web apps... ...
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How do I view apk information in Mac OS X?

On windows, I have Android Commander installed so whenever I double click on an APK file, the information about it (ie: package name, version, etc) is displayed. I'm looking for something similar for ...
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Sync birthdays between iCal and Android

I have an HTC Desire and a Mac (10.6, if that matters) and I sync them via Google Contacts. Many of my contacts in Apple's Address Book.app have a birthday set, but it does not transfer to Google ...
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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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Can't see Macbook WiFi access point on Android smartphone

I'd like to connect my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Stock JellyBean) to my Macbook Pro (early-2012, running OSX Lion) via an access point created by my Macbook Pro. Sadly I can't even ...
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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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What happens when you kill the Samsung Kies Wifi Agent?

My Macbook Pro was running hot, the fans running constantly. This is not usual behavior. When I looked at the running processes, I saw that the Kies Wifi Agent was gobbling up a lot of RAM. I tried ...
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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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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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Root Nook Color without removing Nook OS

I have a Nook Color 1.3.0 and a Mac OS X computer. I have a microSD card with ClockworkMod and such for installing the Android OS, but I would like a solution that would allow me to root so that I ...
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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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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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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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How do I root my device with Mac OS X?

Similar to How do I root my device?, except using Mac OS X. Everywhere I try to find the answer to leads me to Windows applications. Are there any guides or tools for OS X?
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How can I connect my A500 to an iMac for charging and file transfers?

I have a Acer Iconia A500 and I am using an iMac. I cannot charge or share my device as mass storage with my computer over USB, though I am able to use bluetooth for transferring data. Are there any ...
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How can I browse my Mac's hard drives with my Android phone?

Is there any Android software that can understand afp or browse OS X filesystems some other way ?
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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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LG Optimus G and Mac OSX

I just got an LG Optimus G from my carrier, and was extremely excited for it! I finished recovering my documents and such, and then I went to load my music and pictures... But my Mac isn't recognizing ...
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How do I prevent auto-mounting of ext2 partition on OSX?

I've created a 512Mb partition on my HTC Desire's (running LeeDroid) SD card to store apps. When I used Windows, I'd never had a problem with this partition becoming read-only, unreadable or ...
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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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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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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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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 enable USB tethering on your Android phone to Mac OS X Lion

I want to tether an unlimited data plan on a Nexus S (with 2.3.6) via USB cable to a MacBook Air (with OS X Lion). The articles I read imply that given Apple's restrictions, that's imposible! Found ...
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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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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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How do I tether over USB in MacOSX?

How do I tether over USB in MacOSX? I plug the phone in, pick up: USB tethering Share phone's mobile network with PC which causes the computer to discover a new network interface, but it ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I connect my Galaxy 3 to my Mac?

How can I connect my Galaxy 3 (running Android 2.1) to 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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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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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 ...