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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 development machine

After installing and uninstalling both eclipse and Android Studio several times, I have some very large (> 200MB) files on my PC (Win 7). I currently use the Android Studio version that is installed ...
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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?
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Why do I have trouble seeing files from Windows?

I have a Nook HD+ with kivy installed. When I connect the device with USB I can use Windows Explorer to see the directories and copy files to the Nook. But the log files it generates don't show up in ...
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Connectivity issues with Windows 7 “hostednetwork” wifi hotstop

I have a 3g USB stick modem, connected to my Windows 7 laptop. I am sharing the internet connection using hostednetwork (Windows 7 facility to turn a laptop's wifi into an Access Point). Now... it ...
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Move photos from Android to PC wirelessly *in one step*

My Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD is full of pictures. I have Windows 7, the USB cable, WiFi and Bluetooth. Photos are stored both on internal storage and overflow onto the SD. I want to take all photos ...
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Is it possible to connect Nexus 4 to Windows Server 2012 R2?

I'm trying to connect Nexus 4 (Android 4.4.4) to Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter for purpose of debugging from Xamarin Studio. What I did: Activated Developer Settings Checked USB Debugging ...
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how can i acces files on my pc remotely from my android? [duplicate]

i want to get files from my windows vista pc directly to my phone. i dont want remote control like i get from teamviewer. there are people using the computer while i am using my cell phone and i need ...
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adb “CreateProcess Failure, error 5”

When I want to test an app in Eclipse (in an AVD), it throws out the following: The connection to adb is down, and a severe error has occured. You must restart adb and Eclipse. Please ensure that adb ...
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Mount HTC One as Removable Storage

I was in two minds whether to post here or Superuser so let me know if you think I made the wrong decision. Does anyone else remember the days when we would plug our HTC into our (Windows in my case) ...
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Can't create files on Galaxy SIII via USB

I just got a Samsung Galaxy SIII and connected it to a Windows 7 PC. I installed the Samsung Andorid (sic) USB drivers for Windows too. When I connect the phone, I get the typical popup asking me ...
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How can I wifi connect my samsung S3 to use my dell win xp laptop's usb broadband internet

I'd like to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 running 4.3 and unrooted to my Dell laptop running XP - home edition SP3. I've managed to add an adhoc computer to computer network under my wireless ...
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How can I make Windows remember my Galaxy S3

Whenever I tether my Galaxy S3 to my laptop, using the built-in functionality from the Network Settings, Windows considers it a completely new connection: It labels the network "Network X" (with X ...
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Moto G in to USB Debugging mode issues on Windows 7

I've installed Motorola USB Driver and enabled USB Debugging mode as well with MTP enabled. The Issue is - The device hardly shows as available in Eclipse for << 1min time and after that it ...
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Getting apps to work on Android-x86 with Virtualbox

Almost every app, from chrome to gallery simply crash right after launch, and others like maps have bugs that render it unusable (it all goes black and only the search bar and location button are ...
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Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 file transfer, USB not recognised. No USB options in Settings menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 and I wish to transfer some audio files from it to my PC, running Windows 8. When I connect the phone to the computer with the USB cable, the phone beeps and begins ...
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How to see hidden files/folders on android internal storage over USB

I have a windows 7 pc and a Sony Experia Z android phone. I use a downloader app to download files to the phone, and then hook it up to USB to copy to the computer. The only problem is sometimes the ...
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Subfolders and files ignored when copying from sdcard to PC through USB

So I have a music folder that I'm trying to copy from my sdcard onto my PC using Windows Explorer. For some reason, when I attempt to do this, it 'completes' really quickly and I only end up with a ...
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How to connect to a Windows PC through SSH from an Android phone?

I have connectbot in my Android Phone (GT-N7000).And how to access a PC through that app ?. I tried to use putty to establish ssh in my PC but it didn't work well. Can anyone give my a solution for ...
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CyanogenMod installer won't connect to internet

As per screenshot below, I have been unable to proceed with the CyanogenMod Installer (Windows). This is what I get: Having internet troubles? Please check your network connection. Screenshot ...
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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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Galaxy S3: “/sdcard/Sounds” folder appears empty in Windows 7

For some reason, the folder that once allowed me to access all my recordings using the default Sound Recorder app appears empty in windows even though the files are still there according to ES File ...
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Installing SDK on Windows 7

I have downloaded the SDK from Andriod site on a system where 32bit Windows XP is installed. Now I am trying to install this on system where 32bit Windows 7 is installed and this pc is without ...
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How to do reverse USB tether without extra app? [duplicate]

I searched on StackExchange and Google for a long time. There are many threads about reverse tether. A perticular one is http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287494, which states that not ...
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How do I get Windows to allow transfers of Ogg Vorbis music files?

When transferring music to my phone, Windows stops any ogg vorbis files with a warning that the device may not support the format. If I'm copying them myself via Explorer, I can choose to continue, ...
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Install WinXP/7/8 on Android Device

I know that it's possible to install WinXP or other Windows versions to an Android device, but I don't know how. I tried BOCHS but it doesn't work on my Xperia Z1 or I don't know how to set it up ...
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Rooting Galaxy S3: Entry in device manager not found when entering download mode

I am trying to follow this guide on rooting the Galaxy S3 (Referred to by this A.SE question). I'm getting stuck at step 5. I have now repeatedly used Kies 3 to reinstall the device driver: Tools ...
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Unlocking Bootloader of HTC One X on Windows 8.1 / Linux Ubuntu 14.04

How to unlock the bootloader of HTC One X on Windows 8.1? Since I want to install MIUI Rom. When I install the latest version of "HTC Sync Manager", It shows me that the Windows 8.1 is not competible ...
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Access Windows admin share from Android?

I have tested several Android apps and none of them seem to be able to do what I want. How do I access admin shares such as \\host\c$ from Android? Note that admin share access is enabled on the ...