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When adb shows devices as ???????????? it's usually a permission problem and the usb device file. Your udev rules doesn't seem right. Make sure that you have udev configured to something like this: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666" Where 04e8 is Samsung's USB Vendor ID. Under Linux there is also an adb_usb.ini from the SDK where you ...


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Android comes with a basic video player called "Movies", although it might not show in the application list for some devices. To use the built-in player, you need to use the Gallery or a file manager to invoke the Movies app on the movie file you want to play. Alternatively there are many alternative movie players on the Market. Here are a few threads to ...


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In the Market settings you can add a PIN to protect purchases; that should lock them out effectively enough. I don't know of anything offhand to prevent all installs, though. I would assume you'd need to be rooted for an app to intercept and prevent install attempts. If you are rooted, you could use something like Titanium Backup to back and uninstall the ...


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There's really no way to answer this question. There are devices out there that got to version 1.6 and are at the end of the line. I have a DROID with Froyo (2.2) and don't expect to get any more OS updates. It all depends on the hardware and, most importantly, how much effort the manufacturers and/or carriers want to put in to update the device. If the ...


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This community wiki will list all of the known and rumored dates for devices. If you have an update make sure to follow the format that's been established, and the following guidelines: Keep phones in alphabetical order listing the manufacturer and model Specify if the date is confirmed or rumored and link to the source If there is an unofficial release, ...


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Actually, I found that all downloaded files are always stored in /mnt/sdcard/Download no matter they are "opened" or "saved" so I can grab them from there with any file manager


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As you don't ask to restore them (just to backup): Did you take a look at TxtArchive SMS Backup? Yupp, costs a few bucks. But hence it needs no ads, and no internet: Read SMS/MMS, Read Contactdata (both are connected -- you surely want to know who wrote the SMS ;), and store to SD. Similarly SMS Backup & Restore Pro for about the same price (2 Euro), ...


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An part of the RAM is reserved - often for the GPU - and not useable by the dalvik VM and Apps. This is not uncommon: Samsungs Galaxy S has also 512MB but only 334MB are useable by Apps. This can differ from ROM version to version.


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Install SSHDroid on your phone and mount it on your Linux box using sshfs. Even if a wifi network is unavailable, you can still manage a transfer just by setting up wifi tethering on your phone (this will even work without a data connection, say when you're travelling). Connect your laptop to the wifi tether and then turn on SSHDroid. After that it's just ...


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I have a Galaxy S2 and I resolved a similar problem using the phone just as a mass storage device (and not using MTP), following this tutorial from askubuntu (it worked nicely): go to the settings under Wireless and network click on "More" select USB utilities click the "Connect storage to PC" Now you can plug in the USB cable and use ...


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The Kids Place app (free) permits you to set up a locked screen with just the apps your kids are permitted to play; just make certain that Market is not one of those apps.


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Solution: apparently there is a bug with this in Android 3.2. Rotating your Xoom will fix it.


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I use TVersity to stream to my Android device, Logitech Revue, Original Xbox, Xbox 360, etc. TVersity can transcode the video on the fly. I have, in the past, been able to get Matroska container files to play, but not always and with varying results. Sometime they don't play at all, sometime they played fine, and sometimes they play, but the video is ...


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The problem is related to SuperGNES app. I've tried other emulators like SNESDroid and Animaonline SNES and voilà worked as a charm!


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I assume you have Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb and don't have a SD card slot, but have 16/32 GBs of internal storage. In Honeycomb, MTP mode (Windows Media Transfer Protocol) is used instead of USB Mass storage. That's why it's isn't working for you perhaps. First read what MTP is and why it's being used by OEMs now here. MTP and ICS. Also this Question should ...


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Have a look at SlightBackup or (again) at LifeSaver2: SlightBackup on f-droid.org LifeSaver2 on f-droid.org Some notes on LifeSaver2: Not the one in Google Play but the old version! An older version of LifeSaver2 is available on the purely open source f-droid.org repository. Permissions for the old version: Used to read SMS: ⚠ Read SMS or MMS ...


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The android developers web site has the new features for users and developers listed under the "Android 3.2 platform". Digging into that page, under the revisions heading it lists "3.2, Revision 1" as the only revision. I would guess that this would be the 3.2.1 update then. New user features Optimizations for a wider range of tablets ...


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There was a recent (around 5-Oct-2011) update of the offical Google Docs App, with the following changes: What's new in this version: Optimized experience for tablet users, Honeycomb (Android 3.0+) New 3-panel interface for improved browsing Details panel showing a thumbnail and sharing information Improved sharing experience with autocomplete system ...


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Getting to your external in File Manager HD is...not very obvious. The only way I'm aware of to get to it is to hit the Home button at the top right on the action bar (not the Android OS button in the bottom left) and then hit Up. This should put you at /mnt, so you can get to the external at /mnt/external1. The "Storage" shortcut on the left pane also takes ...


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The hacked apk from here works: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18058380&postcount=147


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DroidTV Primetime is the one that I find most useful. I was hoping to use Netflix or LoveFilm on a tablet - even if I had to go iPad - but offline viewing seems fundamental to the nature of these devices and yet completely unsupported.


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Just bought a Galaxy Note 10.1, and ran through same problem to transfer file through USB with my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. Now, it seems that using 'connect as a camera' is smoother... No need of any other software. Go to Settings / Developer options, and check 'USB debugging' Then open the main menu (where you get the notifications) and tap on "Connected as..." to ...


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Honeycomb was actually meant for devices with large screens like tablets etc.., There is no Official update for S5300. So you'll have to root your phone and install a custom ROM(such as CyanogenMod) on your phone. Keep in mind that rooting your phone will void your phone of any warranty. Also beware that any error made while flashing ROM could brick your ...


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I am using VUDU for my offline viewing on my Samsung tablet. I am a newbie at this. I downloaded a few movies and then also used VUDU to download my UltraViolet movie. it seems to work. my tablet is a little slow at first, basically thought it wasn't working then it popped up. Flying to Hawaii later, long boring sardine style flight so I hope it works...


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I did what @Logos suggested. If you are looking for solution for your Galaxy Tab (tablet, not Galaxy phone), then upon plugging usb data cable to your linux computer you will see a usb connection icon. Tap on notification aera, then on usb connection, then tap on check-box that is non-MTP connection option. Then you will see your Galaxy tab's SD card mounted ...


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Ubuntu 10 requires manual editing of your udev config in order to recognize an Android device's SD card. As root create the text file "/etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules” and add this line for a Samsung device: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="04e8", MODE="0666" Save the file and exit the editor, then set the permissions of the file and restart the ...


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The best hassle free way to transfer files between Ubuntu and your device is by using and ftp client like FileZilla on Ubuntu and Software Data Cable for your android device. You can then transfer files via FTP. Works for me. Hope it helps.


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The answer is similar to the one in this thread: Asus Transformer video playback To reiterate, make sure to download the codec pack from inside the app if you are using MoboPlayer. When you first install and open the app, there are two options, one to install the codec packs directly from the web or from the market. I find choosing the former works best.


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Seems due to a limitation in the OS (Android I mean) that hides (why the hell??!?!?) ad hoc networks like HD2 creates. Solution is posted on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1060909 and is now working!


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On Android < 3.0 or on Firefox v8 or earlier I think you still have to use the clunky, not-so-intuitive method. You swipe the screen to the left and it will reveal a sidebar on the right side of the screen which has the bookmark star. Press that and it bookmarks the page. How they expected to you to find this on your own I will never know. On Honeycomb ...



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