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Newer Android devices don't support USB mass storage because it has a big shortcoming: the phone and the PC can't access the storage at the same time that way. This is because USB mass storage is a low-level protocol giving the PC low-level access to the whole filesystem. This causes knock-on problems when you connect your phone to the PC:- Apps on the ...


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According to Android.com: Browse the files and folders on your Android device, add folders, copy files up to 4GB to or from your Mac, delete files, and more. As a workaround, install an FTP server on your Mac, and transfer the file via Wi-Fi or mobile data. OR, via adb pull (adb pull /storage/sdcard0/ dir here) using the Android SDK. Source.


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First, I am an pure Android user. I have never owned an MAC, so I can't comment on everything. Since both use iCal, some kind of sync should be possible. But I wouldn't recommend that. IMAP is no problem and you lose nothing. IMAP is supported by Android's mail client and K-9. You don't need GMail for contact sync. I would recommend using Google contacts. ...


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In my case the Android File Transfer App made my whole Macbook touch input freeze, so I had to find a away around this problem. The solution from this page worked: https://cooltrainer.org/taming-android-file-transfer-on-mac-os-x/ Kill all Android File Transfer (AFT) processes using Activity Monitor Remove AFT from your login items Remove the agent with the ...


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tested on mac osx snow leopard and Mountain Lion: with your device unplugged go to settings->developer options disable usb debugging; Go to Settings, in wireless and network section, go to "more"->usb utilities Tap on "Connect storage to PC". Plug in your device to your mac and the tap on "Turn on USB storage" and OK. You should see your device just like an ...


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The best and quickest way to use it is to obtain the tool from the Android SDK, called aapt and invoke it from the command line like this: aapt d --values badging some_apk_name.apk An example of the output is shown: package: name='foo.bar' versionCode='1' versionName='1.00' sdkVersion:'7' targetSdkVersion:'16' application: label='FooBar' icon='res/...


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Have you considered running Android directly from the SD card? It runs great (just don't go cheap on the SD card), is surprisingly easy to set up (the hardest part for me was being patient for the Nook to finish its initial charging), and if you have any problems or change your mind, you just pop out the card and it's a bog-standard Nook again.


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BlueStacks for Mac is currently in "alpha" testing, and is probably your best option at this point, although I don't believe it provides any kind of simple per-app packaging.


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You should try LogMeIn - Ignition for Android. I find it much faster than VNC when accessing my Macbook from my Windows PC. I'd image it works just as well with Android.


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PDAnet: http://www.junefabrics.com/android/mac.php


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If using a better cable doesn't work be sure to enable the USB debugging feature under Developer options > Debugging


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The Default mode for Android USB Transfer is MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), which isn't supported by Mac. Apple’s Mac OS X is a holdout — it doesn’t include MTP support at all. Apple’s iPod, iPhone, and iPad use their own proprietary syncing protocol along with iTunes, so why would they want to support a competing protocol? Google provides an ...


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As of now, there's no counterpart on Mac for HTC Sync. You can however try MissingSync for Mac - which allows for syncing of contacts, calendars, notes, tasks etc. on Mac


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Ok so it looks like you are not trying to run it properly. First things first you need to create an Android Virtual Device (AVD). This will be the profile of the device you will be emulating. Open up a terminal and follow these steps. Make sure you have the SDK installed and you are in the ./tools directory of your SDK. For this example I will be creating ...


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Answer: I was using the cable that Samsung provided with the phone Solution: Go get a USB<>MiniUSB cable that was provided with a digital SLR a few years back and use that instead. The S4 now appears in the adb output and in Kies just fine. <sarcasm>Thankyou Samsung</sarcasm>


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In my search, I came across an interesting thread that was related, but in order to install their script, you need to have a custom recovery tool installed or to be able to boot into it (e.g. fastboot boot recovery.img). I had the stock Cyanogen Recovery tool and I couldn't boot into TWRP because of my actual problem (cannot unlock bootloader anymore), so I ...


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EasyTether Lite works for me. I've used it on an XP machine as well as a Mac. I love that it's cross-platform. Shares your phone Internet connection with computer/laptop/notebook (Windows 7/Vista/XP 64-bit/32-bit, Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6, Ubuntu 10.4+). EasyTether works via USB. Does not need root access. There's also EasyTether Full. ...


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Astro File Manager has an SMB module that appears to work for browsing the filesystem via Samba. I haven't found any AFP or Bluetooth modules (yet); for the latter, Android likes Bluetooth OBEX-FTP but the only server implementation I could find for OSX is ancient and bitrotted. Android doesn't appear to have any way to do the kind of OBEX stuff OSX wants —...


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According to this thread, you need to use software like PdaNet to get it to work.


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As eldarerathis mentioned, you need to charge the tablet using the charging adapter rather than USB. The A500 has 2 USB ports. A regular one, like you'd find on a laptop, for connecting USB devices to the tablet (memory sticks, for example), and a Micro USB port for connecting the tablet to a computer. Make sure you're using the Micro USB port. (Your ...


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I searched for that one click root tool and found a post in XDA's Amaze 4G forum that has a Mac version. I would expect it to be the same as for the ZTE Score, you can try it out anyways: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1310115


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It's not recommended to even attempt to do syncing Windows. Android have a very different design than, say, an iPhone; Android is designed to sync over the air with cloud services like Google Contact, Gmail, Google Calendar, etc. In Android, you shouldn't need to tie your device with a computer. What you need is a Wifi or 3G connection, and you don't need to ...


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It sounds to me like you want to keep a rooted version of the nook OS (which will have to be rebooted to run non-BN apps) (quoted from the cyanogenmod wiki) Prior to rooting the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, it is recommend you register it with the Barnes & Noble. Setting up uNooter In order to properly flash an uNooter image to a SD card, you will ...


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It is possible to set up dual boot for the nook color. Booting normally will boot into say cyanogen, pressing volume down during boot will boot into the nook stock rom. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275859


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It's very device-specific, of course, so you'll have to follow the directions given for the device. Generally it works to follow the Linux directions for the device, except that you need ADB for Mac OS X.


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You can use QuickLookAPK, a APK Quicklook plugin. It's actually a wrapper of the aapt tool t0mm13b mentioned here. Instructions: Download QuickLookAPK.qlgenerator zip file, unzip and put it in: ~/Library/QuickLook. Run qlmanage -r ; qlmanage -m Now press space key for selected APK file in Finder and view the AndroidManifest file info.


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In Snow Leopard (sorry, I don't have a Lion to try this with): In System Preferences > Sharing, Enable 'Internet Sharing' Enable 'To computers using AirPort' Click the 'Airport Options' button and set up hotspot's network name and encryption. The AirPort will have to be off for this button to be active. 'Ok' to back out to the Sharing pref pane. On the ...


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The way it works for me is that I use the "MTP" transfer function on my LG Optimus G, together with the Android File Transfer, which is downloadable here: http://www.android.com/filetransfer/ And tadaaa! It works.


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If you want to go the wireless route I'd recommend Wi-Fi File Explorer pro. Just make a Tethered WiFi network(or be on the same router) use the app on your phone to get a local IP and transfer all files directly. It needs no installation on your computer; just install it on your phone and use it.



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