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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace not detected AT ALL on Windows 8 Pro

Here is the exact same problem but with a different phone: Unable to connect Galaxy S3 to PC via USB This is not the standard device on recognized ordeal but a device is not even being detected at ...
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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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Fastest method to transfer files from Android to Windows on the same network [closed]

There are many ways to transfer files from an Android device to a Windows computer across a single private WiFi network: FTP, SMB share, HTTP, web-services, proprietary protocols, et al. What is the ...
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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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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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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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Adb can't see my device - PAP5400

When I connect my Prestigio PAP5400 DUO to my PC, ADB cant find it. I think the driver is wrong but I can't find right one. I have tried installing many drivers. PS: I have debugging mode ...
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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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run android on windows 7

all I want to do running android on windows (7) is using whatsapp for certain group discussion. I tried BlueStack, but it causing keyboard issue, at many times, certain key act like got stuck, keep ...
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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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Can't connect Samsung Note 3 to Windows 7

I am having problems connecting my Samsung Note 3 to Windows 7 64bit on my laptop. I have installed Kies and drivers already and still nothing. Under device manager it is still labeled "Unknown ...
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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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Driver issues when using Samsung Galaxy SIII via USB for development

The phone is connected via USB to Windows 7 64-bit. The USB debugging option enabled. When I connect the phone to the computer, I'm notified that some drivers failed to install. Do I need these for ...
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Windows doesn't recognize Nexus 7 in recovery mode

So I have the Nexus 7 (2012). When the tablet is on and USB debugging is enabled, ADB recognizes it. But when I shut it off and put it into recovery mode, then press power and volume up to sideload, ...
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Windows 7 Laptop unable to recognize Samsung GT-S7562 and Micrommax A116 Android Device

I have two Android phones: a Micromax A116 and a Samsung GT-S7562. I am able to connect both of the devices on an XP Machine at the office. But at home I have a laptop running Windows 7. When I try ...
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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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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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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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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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Samsung galaxy s3 driver problem on win7 ult 64 bit machine

The Driver Problem. When I install the drivers and restart my system it will not pick them up, I have tried USB debug mode and normal mode it still won’t work. Even multiple installs of ...
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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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Running older windows versions on Android

Read about running Windows 95 (blog post seems to be 9-12 months old) and 98, XP (XDA has few threads) on Android. I'm interested (because of mind mapping software I use on Windows) but don't really ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows doesn't recognize Huawei Ascend G300

I have installed many ROMs, and the phone worked fine. One day (and I don't know why), Windows couldn't recognize my Huawei. Windows can't install the drivers, and it named the phone as "Unknown ...
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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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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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How can I get back access to the media interface drivers?

After much waiting and tribulation, I've finally successfully unlocked tethering and installed Paranoid Android on my Nexus 7 3G device. In the progress, I had to tell Windows to ignore its default ...
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Connecting Android to Windows 7 fails

My Windows 7 doesn't recognize my android phone. HTC Wildfire S Are there any updates of drivers that I need? If I use VMWare it works properly here's what it showed in VMWare. But here's what ...
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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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Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows

In Android 3 the connection to PC as Mass Storage Controller feature was removed. Is there a way to access MTP-mounted phone as a drive letter? I want standard file manager programs (e.g. Total ...
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MTP Driver fails to install for CM 10.1 on Samsung Galaxy Note II

The nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note II was just released. I have been using CM on my devices since the G1 (ADP1) days so I decided to give it a try. I have only had 2 ...
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Access Android Phone on local wireless network from Windows device

Is what the subject implies possible? Typing \\{phone IP} doesn't seem to work as it would with other Windows running devices on the same network. Thank you.
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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 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?