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Why can't Windows be used for building kernels? [on hold]

Building Android kernels from source is usually done on Linux or on Macintosh, using the terminal for pulling repositories, making builds, etc. But, why can't the same be done on Windows? If Linux ...
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Asus zenfone 5 USB device not recognised by windows 8.1

I have zenfone 5 (A501CG) with Kitkat 4.4.2. When I connects mobile to my laptop it shows popup saying that "USB device not recognized. the previously connected device is malfunctioned". To solve this ...
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ipconfig alternative in android

I use a batch file to reset networks settings and configurations that is written like this : Ipconfig /flushdns Ipconfig /release Ipconfig /renew The question is how to make the same effect in ...
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MyMobiler says mobile may not be connected or activesync in busy on Windows 8 computer

I've been working on this for hours, and I still can't get this to work. Every instruction video I've seen MyMobiler being installed on were Windows 7 or earlier.
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Connect to ADB without USB-debugging enabled? (broken screen) [not a duplicate] [duplicate]

I have an Motorola Droid Razr M with a totally broken LCD and slightly broken touch screen. I've been trying to connect it to ADB via usb, but it's not being found and I'm assuming this is because I ...
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HTC and Win XP mystery

At work I use windows xp and every time I connect my HTC One for charging, I get messages that prompt me to download HTC Sync. I can't stop these disruptive messages and there's no other way to ...
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Win8.1 doesn't see Android device?

Not sure why, but even though my Android is connected, charging, and set to Media Device mode, Win8 will not even notice it. Any advice? Ask any questions necessary. It's an Moto X 2nd gen KitKat and ...
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Bridge Wi-Fi through router > Galaxy S3 > desktop Windows

I'm usually hooked up to a wall Ethernet port on my PC, but I'm away for a little over a week now and I only have access to Wi-Fi. The signal is just barely out of range. I can use Skype and whatnot ...
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Is it possible to install android on nokia lumia 800 [duplicate]

I searched the whole internet but found nothing, does anyone here have an idea wether it's possible to install android on nokia lumia 800. Windows phone is cool, but I don't have any big choice of ...
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Android smartphone cannot play music from Bluetooth [duplicate]

I would like my laptop with Windows 8.1 to stream music to my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with Android 4.1.2. So, I paired my devices and tried two approaches. Both failed. Approach 1 Based on this ...
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Problem with Android Emulator on Android Studio. HAXM Kernel Module not Installed

I recently switched over from Eclipse ADT to Android Studio and as soon as I tried to fire up the emulator, I saw the following message: emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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Using Bluetooth keyboard and mouse via Remote Desktop

I occasionally use my Galaxy S4 Android phone to connect to my computer via Remote Desktop in order to use SolidWorks for 3d modeling. In order to make this more comfortable, I want to get a ...
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ADB device not found - Samsung galaxy S3 with Custom ROM

I'm trying to test ADB in samsung device thru USB. It is working as expected in Ubuntu and MAC OS. In Windows7, Im getting "error:device not found" in phone mode, but the phone is getting detected in ...
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Can i use my android device as a windows touch pad?

i want to use my android device as a touch pad for windows like ipad and other tablet device do for designing what should i do for this problem
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Nexus 5 Windows 8.1 Connection Issue

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 running Windows 8.1 64bit. Upon connecting my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 via USB, the device seems to keep connecting and disconnecting repeatedly. I don't have the ...
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Importing wifi settings from microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved wifi passwords on my windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
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I can't see new files throught windows explorer

i can't see my new(!) files on android throught windows explorer while i can do it by ES explorer or adb shell. Is there any way to fix it?
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Nexus 7 + Windows 7 = “A device attached to the system is not functioning.” when transferring files from Nexus to Windows

I connected a Nexus 7 (rooted Android 4.4.2) to my laptop (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate). I see Nexus 7 in Windows Explorer and can browse the files in the Nexus 7, but when I tried to move files from ...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

When the device is set to use MTP, neither Windows, nor ADB will detect the device when connect via USB cable. I have tried multiple cables, in multiple USB ports. I have not tried other computers ...
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How to recover data from broken android phone [duplicate]

In an accident my phone Samsung galaxy s4 broken and lock screen does not work . I want to recover my all data like contacts,photos,videos and .txt files that is saved in internal memory. I ...
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problem connecting my android to my pc

i just got a new laptop for school, its a cheap win8 asus everything is working except for when tried to plug in my sony xperia Z1.for some reason it keep connecting and disconnecting very quickly (i ...
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HTC One m8 keeps disconnecting and reconnecting in Windows 8.1

I have been having issues connecting my HTC One M8 to my laptop with windows 8.1. THe phone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every second. Because of this i am not able to Sync or take backup of ...
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How to access shared folder from Android Browser

I'm trying to access file shared with firefox from Ubuntu to Windows (as server) via WIFI, all of setting has been properly set before. I'm using smb protocol via desktop browser from Ubuntu and it ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Windows mount android file system

I want to edit some files on my phone but I can not access the root folder on my phone. I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 5 running Android 5.0. I can read/write to my /, and /system by Android's ES ...
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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adb unable to recognize Google Glass on Windows 7

On Windows7, I've updated the Google Glass android_usb driver configuration file to reflect the correct VID and PID and it does show up on Device manager as Android ADB interface. While the device ...
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No access to Windows Vista PC

ES File Explorer sees my Windows Vista PC. Clicking on the PC icon shows filders like ADMIN$, C$, D$ etc. No userID or password is asked. Clicking on such a folder raises the error 'Login failed, this ...
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Can I perform phone tasks through a Windows 7 PC directly?

As an developer and QA tester, spending hours on my Xperia Z1 Compact isn't too cosy. Therefore, messing around with android emulation software like BlueStacks, I run into compatibility problems, ...
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samsung galaxy prevail download mode drivers

I have windows 8.1 and a galaxy prevail running 2.3.6. I can put the device into download mode, but windows says device not properly attached or something. I'm guessing I don't have the download mode ...
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How do you add an Android device as network share in Windows?

I want to access an Android (KitKat) device as a network device in Windows 7 SP1. The purpose is to be able to transfer files to/from the Android device seamlessly in Windows Explorer, just like any ...
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HTC One detected as CD Drive

I am experiencing a similar problem as described there: Whenever I connect my HTC One to my Windows 8.1, it is recognized as a CD Drive. So I tried the solution proposed by Macha's answer, but I ...
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Windows 7 fails to see my Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and a Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (rooted Android 4.1.2). When I plug the phone to the computer's USB port, I can't access the phone through Windows Explorer. I ...
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Can't ping windows 7 from android phone and vice versa

I have an android phone with wifi and I have notebook with windows 7 with wifi. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...
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I can't connect my phone as a debugging device

I have a newer phone (an LG G2), and I'm trying to develop on it using a new laptop for the first time (I've done this before w/ other phones and other computers). I've installed all of the Android ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures, with windows 7

Importing files with windows7 will detect all phone photo files and not just those under camera/DCIM directory , want to use windows so can change files names same way as when importing from camera, I ...
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Windows doesn't show device in Explorer

After updating my Nexus 7 to the latest version of Android (4.4.4 at this point), Windows decided that it would no longer show the device in Explorer in MTP mode. PTP worked fine, but obviously this ...
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how to populate external SD for Android

Contrary to advice given here I'm not observing LOST.DIR folder created in cases of corruption. Here's my sequence of steps: Unmount external SD card in Android. Put it into external card reader for ...
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Phone in always on usb not shown in my computer

When I plug my phone (Galaxy S2, I9100) in an ordinary usb port on a HP Folio laptop it appears in windows explorer and I can browse phone content. But when I plug it in an always on usb the phone ...
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how to move synced videos from Dailymotion app to PC

The videos I downloaded from Dailymotion app work fine through it, but how can I move and play them on PC? I know where the files are but they don;t play after changing the extension. Stored at ...
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Windows thinks phone is “Removable Storage” so adb won't work

When I plug in my phone to flash a new ROM onto it, I can't use adb and fastboot because windows thinks my phone is "removable storage." It doesn't list the Google phone driver anymore as an option, ...
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Windows 8.1 to Android 4.4

I am playing Asphalt 8 Airborne game in my Windows phone. I would like to switch over to Android and would like to continue playing it in Android. By doing so, I would not like to restart the game ...
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Is it possible to reach hidden SMB/CIFS share from Android?

I am using ES file explorer to browse my Windows shares. Now I made some SMB/CIFS shares with Linux, and it is able to make "hidden" shares, like this: [priv] comment = Private path = ...
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Asphalt career performance isn't synced between my PC and Android phone

I am playing asphalt 8 airbone on my pc which runs on windows 8.1 pro and on my android smartphone. I connected Asphalt 8 with my same facebook account but it doesn't show same career performance, my ...
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Method for reverse tethering through usb for android 4.1.2 (Samung Galaxy Core) without extra apps [duplicate]

how to reverse tether through usb cable for samsung galaxy core (android 4.1.2) without any extra app and without rooting.
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Large files on machine after installing Eclipse and Android Studio

After installing and uninstalling both Eclipse and Android Studio several times, I have some very large (> 200MB) files on my PC (Windows 7). I currently use the Android Studio version that is ...
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windows 8 - keeps disconnection samsung from computer

I recently upgraded from windows xp to windows 8 and I have a problem with the USB-connection. When I plug-in my samsung galaxy s3 to the computer - a symbol pops-up and the adb-client can comunnicate ...
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No menus on bluestacks (on WIN 8)

I've just installed the latest bluestacks (for the first time) on my WIN8. I don't see any menus such as configuration menus. the only thing I see is the main screen with all the apps. no buttons on ...
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Can't connect Samsung Note 3 to a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox

I'm trying to connect my Android to my Linux Laptop, I use VirtualBox and in it a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit virtual machine. I've been able to connect in the past but it's not working anymore. I have ...
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How to control a Nexus 7 Tablet (Android 4.4.4) with Windows? [duplicate]

My Nexus 7 tablet glass' is broken but I don't want to repair it. Everything else of my tablet works. Is it possible to control my tablet by remote using my windows client over wifi?