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


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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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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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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' ...


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Download the Android File System application. Install the Android File System app by opening the DMG file, and then dragging the App into your Applications folder. Once installed, connect your Nexus 7 to your Mac via the USB cable. Open up the Android File System app. It should recognize your tablet and then open up a Finder type window. You can ...


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There are plenty of printer apps available for Android. Some of them are manufacturer specific, others are more generic. Some only support network-enabled printers, but many also support printers attached to a computer (e.g. via USB), some even print via Cloud services. Not knowing your printer, I cannot give a specific recommendation – but the linked list ...


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There's an article over there at the XDA Forum, titled Epic 4G Touch Root on Mac or Linux using Heimdall!. I'm not sure whether these steps apply to your device (not having the "touch" mentioned) -- but as there was no real answer yet, I thought you might give it a try. The linked article includes a video tutorial, which you might want to watch first. ...


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It's quite simple to turn this off... I'm using OsX 10.7.4 and I did this: I went to "System Preferences", than in the line "System" I went to "Users and Groups". In the top, there is "Password" and something like "Login Items". I went to this "Login Items" and just clicked one time in "KiesViaWifiAgent" and than in the " - " button under it. Now, I can ...


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I'm no Linux buff but this Macworld article seems promising assuming you know the UUID for the volume and don't mind working from the terminal. The article wisely recommends backing up the volume before messing around too much. Also... Googling for Android+phone+UUID is returning links which are related to programming. Perhaps retrieving the UUID from an ...


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EasyTether i think would be your best option. The free version is full-figured, and paying for the full market version will get you https:// sites. And the drivers for it are available on their website for download. P.S. it's only $4.99 right now in the Amazon Appstore ;)


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If you want to sync media files, I suggest you to connect your device in Storage mode or use Dropbox. If you mean that you want to sync contacts, appointments and this kind of stuff, just migrate all that information to Google Contacts, Calendar and others using iCal and Contacts on your Mac. If you really want something like HTC Sync you have two options: ...


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For data not including contacts, email, etc since they're already synced for you thru Gmail... you could try Dropbox or some other cloud service. Dropbox would appear as a folder on your computer (Mac or Windows), and Dropbox would run as an app on your phone. So, whatever files/data you have in the folder on your computer would be accessible from your ...


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I personally used Missing Sync, it's quite a good app for Mac http://www.markspace.com/products/android/missing-sync-android.html



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