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“MTP USB Device” driver error (screenshot) when connecting my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode — How can I resolve this problem?

I always got this error when trying to connect my Galaxy S to my PC in Kies mode. I can connect it as "Mass storage" with no problem. But I need to connect with Kies mode to get 2.2 (froyo), but I ...
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Connecting Android Devices to Windows 7 via Bluetooth

I'm trying to connect both of my Android devices to my Windows 7 laptop, to see what I can do with them (file transfer, bluetooth tethering, etc.) Here is the hardware I'm working with: Samsung ...
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How would I use Tasker to boot my PC when I get home?

I have an Android phone running the Tasker app. I have a home computer running Windows 7 as well. Is there any way I can have Tasker detect that I've arrived at home, and send a "Wake On LAN" packet ...
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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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How do I run WindowsXP as a virtual machine on Android?

I would like to run Windows XP as a virtual machine on my Android tablet. Since Android is based on Linux, is it possible to compile VirtualBox to run in Android? If not possible, is it possible to ...
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How to set up tablet to use a local DNS server thru VPN rather than Google's DNS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server running in our home network. It has VPN functionality installed and fully working. If I connect with a computer, the computer will get right DNS ...
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Why do we need Kies (ADB driver) in Windows but not in Linux?

Why do we need an ADB driver in Windows but not in Linux? I have been working on Android for the past few months in Windows. To run my project on my Samsung device I had to install Kies first. ...
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How do I get my Nexus 7 to show up in the adb devices list?

So I have a Nexus 7 that I'm trying to connect to my Windows computer for debugging over adb. Adb works fine with my phone, but when I plug in the tablet and run adb devices in Windows I get an empty ...
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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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My Windows laptop wants to repair my phone, but my phone is happy

When I initiate a USB mount of my phone, Windows 7 tells me the disk is going bad and wants to know if I want to rapair it (Motorola Droid 1; FRG22D if that matters). I am assuming this is a problem ...
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Can I share files over WiFi as a Windows share with my Nexus One?

I have a Nexus One full of songs and when I go to my friend's house I would like to play songs off of it. Since I have my phone connect to my friend's WiFi, the phone has a local IP. If my phone's ...
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What options exist when the vendor does not supply an ADB driver for an Android device?

I bought an Android phone and the vendor does not offer any drivers whatsoever. The Android SDK and the drivers that come with it don't seem to work with the device, but the device itself reports as ...
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Changing SD Card Just a Simple Copy & Paste

I'm migrating to a larger SD Card and I'm wondering if it is just a straightforward copy of the data from one card to the other in Windows? Specifically, can I just copy the card using Windows ...
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Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB?

I'd like to be able to stream video to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S rooted 2.2) from a PC running Windows XP (I'm at work!). There's no wireless network here, VLC and similar marketplace apps ...
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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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Problem connecting Nexus 7 as mass storage device on Windows 7

I have an Asus Nexus 7 tablet, and was trying to connecting it in MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode to my Samsung Series 5 laptop running Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium Edition. I have a bunch of Android ...
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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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Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 really incapable of connecting to ad hoc Wi-Fi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does any version of Android support ad-hoc connections? Why can't my device see an ad-hoc WiFi network? I created an ad hoc Wi-Fi network on my Windows XP laptop but ...
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Can I use my phone as an audio device via Wifi?

Is there any way to stream all audio from my (Windows) PC to my phone via Wifi, so that my phone acts like a sound card? I basically want to use my phone with my headphones as wireless headphones. It ...
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How to play android games on PC?

I have Asphalt 6 on my HTC Desire S. That looks awesome on phone, now I want to play the game on PC. Is it possible at all? I mean is there any app which will let me play this game on my PC over wifi ...
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Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB

I'm trying to connect my Google Nexus 7 to my PC for Android development but so far I've been unsuccessful. I've tried connecting to my PC using different cables. When I connected the device to my ...
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ADB status offline when trying to root Kindle Fire

I'm trying to root Kindle Fire but it always show "ADB status: Offline" when I start "run.bat". Could you help me out of this problem? :( I tried to plug, unplug, connect, disconnect the Kindle many ...
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Messages on computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received? I have the LG Optimus One p500. It comes with LG PC Suite IV which is great. It allows me to download ...
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Should I let Windows “Fix” my SD card?

Windows is popping up a message that my card may have been improperly ejected and is offering to fix it. Should I let it?
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HowTo : Android ICS Tethering & sending SMS from desktop [closed]

I'm a long time Nokia user (currently on an E6) who is now considering the move to Android. I'm almost sold on the HTC One V. I will be buying the phone from a reseller, so no carrier restrictions ...
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Do I need Android SDK to connect my phone in USB debug mode?

I'm following the steps provided here to root my Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S). I install the USB drivers in the link provided. Whenever I connect my phone, I get the error There was a problem ...
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Sony Xperia ZR fastboot driver

I am trying to get the fastboot driver for Sony Xperia ZR (dogo) for Windows 7 x64. I found a page with instructions which pointed me to a Sony site where you can download a android_winusb.inf file ...
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Cannot get Android drivers to install on LG Thrill

I've Googled everything I could think of and I can't get this to work. I'm trying to help someone set up his Android phone - an LG Thrill 4G - to connect to his PC so he can text from his computer, ...
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My Nexus One cannot connect to Wi-Fi being broadcast by a Windows 7 laptop

My Android (Google HTC Nexus One) is not detecting Wi-Fi being broadcast by my Windows 7 laptop. However, my iPhone can detect the laptop's network. Why is that? Is there any solution for connecting ...
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Is it technically possible to run Android on MS Surface Windows RT tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Android on my non-Android device? Is it technically possible to run Android on MS Surface Windows RT tablet? How would I make a dual boot solution or run ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus — adb drivers

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" Plus tablet on my hands, and I am trying to test my "large" scale layouts. The device shows up in harddrive mode on my computer (Win XP), but adb does not recognize it ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Not Recognized by Windows 7

When I connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon) with a USB cable to my work PC that is running Windows 7, my work PC recognizes it immediately. I see all my pictures, music, etc. When I connect my ...
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Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an emulator

Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an Android emulator using a PC?
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Connecting an Android device to a Windows network

Is it possible to connect my Android phone to my Vista network? I want to add files in a shared folder which I can access over a wifi network on my phone. I tried to add my phone to the network ...
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Execute Windows Run Command or Some Windows Batch Process from Android

Can we execute a Windows run command from an Android device? Like for example I want to open a file in PC using my Android device such as Run>C:\abc.exe. Or you can say I want to run a batch ...
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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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Emulating a windows environment

Is there an emulator available for Android that mimics a windows environment? WINE for Android does not look like it will be out for a while, and those that I've found don't look like they support ...
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Using Android phone as Bluetooth headset to PC [duplicate]

I'd like to use my HTC One S (running Android ISC) as a Bluetooth "headset" for my computer, so I can use it to make VOIP calls. For devices without that capability built in, are there ...
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How to enable a HTC MyTouch 3G Slide USB tether in Windows 7?

I'm trying to use HTC MyTouch 3G Slide for USB tether instead of my old G1, which works perfectly. On the first try the ADB driver didn't recognize the phone, but worked fine after adding this to ...
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Android is not able to run .exe file

I have just downloaded uTorrent on my Galaxy S running Android 2.3. The .exe file has been downloaded and is in the download folder, but when I open the download folder on my sdcard and click it, 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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Dual Booting a Windows 8 Tablet/Smartphone with Android OS?

Is it possible and indeed practical to dual boot a Windows 8 tablet/smartphone with Jelly Bean 4.0 + ? Are there significant restrictions or limitations in doing so? If this is not achieveable as yet ...
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Connect LG Optimus 2X to Windows/Ubuntu via Bluetooth/Data Cable to use Internet

I want to connect my LG Optimus 2X (P990) to my PC to use the Internet. I tried using the LG PC Suite 4 available for windows, but it crashes as soon as I make a connection with my phone. And, ...
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Nook Color with CyanogenMod7 is not visible via ADB over USB

I recently bought a Nook Color. My intentions from day 1 was to install CyanogenMod7 on the device to get a full Android experience. That process worked just fine, and the device is now running CM7. I ...
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Substitute Win7 USB drivers for ADB mode

Under Mac OSX there is no need for a USB driver for ADB mode. Under windows, apparently, there is. I'd like to be able to adb shell to my android tablet from my Win7 PC. This table gives a list of ...
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Nexus 7 32GB - Cannot mount as a drive in Windows but USB cable still charges

I have tried this on multiple machines - my Nexus 7 doesn't actually mount in Windows no matter what I try. The USB cable works as I can see that the device is still charging - I've tried this with ...
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Why is my Xoom showing up as a Windows Portable Device?

I have connected my Xoom to a Windows XP64 machine, and it shows up in the device manager as a Windows Portable Device. However, it does not show up in My Computer as a Windows Portable Device as the ...
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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 ...