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Android camera access [duplicate]

I mean if when one app is using camera in background , is using another camera app at the same time possible?? Some people say it depends on how the applications is coded. Also the app “sound ...
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Rooting android phone [duplicate]

In rooted android , apps can have root permission so they can do everything. I want to know if an app perform factory reset of command rm-rf, Will it reset everything including system partition? Cuz ...
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Matching a kernel's config for compatible kernel modules

I'm trying to compile a kernel module for an Android device for which I don't have the source for. I have: Downloaded the exact kernel version running on my device from an AOSP mirror (4.9.170) (...
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Required Img files for heimdall root

Folks, I'm trying to root a phone with Heimdall (on Linux). Completed steps so far: Downloaded Factory Firmware patched it with Magisk setup heimdall downloaded PIT from phone backed up phone with ...
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Frame buffer not working in Android emulator when accessed from Linux

I am running Linux with kernel from Android SDK in an Android emulator. When writing from /dev/urandom to /dev/fb0, nothing is drawn in the emulator window. Why? Can you help me with this problem?
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How can I get a ubuntu desktop on my Galaxy S8 Ultra?

I have installed UserLand and selected Ubuntu but all I see is this (note that I am in DEX mode on a Galaxy S8 Ultra): All the tutorials say I have to set a VNC username and password but it never ...
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How to install Google Play or other repo's on Waydroid?

Having just installed waydroid, how is the Google Play Store installed? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo waydroid shell /system/bin/sh: No controlling tty: open /dev/tty: No such file or ...
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How to save data/settings of OS in termux?

Short story. Installed termux, installed Ubuntu 20.04 using Andronix, curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AndronixApp/AndronixOrigin/master/repo-fix.sh > repo.sh && chmod +x repo.sh &...
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scrcpy access problem with Linux

I have 2 Android devices: a tablet from Denver and a cell phone from Xiaomi (Redmi 9C), I installed scrcpy on my MX Linux pc, I have no problem to access tablet through scrcpy, but when I tried with ...
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Can I turn my Android to Linux desktop?

I want to turn my phone into a Linux Desktop when I connect it to an external display but not using screen mirroring (I.e., the external screen is running while phone screen is turned off). There is ...
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Traffic from mobile apps doesn't reflect in my Burp Suite

I need to send the traffic from mobile apps to my proxy (Burp). When I finally did it, I found out that everything is working only in Windows. The traffic from mobile apps is reflected in a Burp only ...
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Everything freezes during booting virtual device in genymotion/android studio

I can't understand what's going - every time I try to boot virtual device in genymotion or android studio my laptop just freezes and needs to reboot. Every process just stuck. Can't fix this problem. ...
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How does Android creates block devices and mounts it?

How does Android create block devices in /dev? Android does not support devtmpfs and Android /init does not use udev or (busybox) mdev. ueventd.rc doesn't contain strings for /dev/block/.... But, ...
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Why are Android ELF files different?

When I try to run a x64 ELF file which was build for Android on my desktop PC I get a "file not found" error. I think that's normal because Android ELF files aren't compatible to normal ELF ...
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VLC for Android: No connection to local network

All of a sudden, my VLC for Android app just up and stopped showing the local LAN network shares which are Samba running on a Xubuntu 20.04 host. I have no clue to what caused this. I have verified ...
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MTP changes with Android 12 update on Pixel 5?

I have a Google Pixel 5 that recently updated to Android 12. Since then, it has not been able to connect to my Debian 11 Linux desktop to transfer files in the usual way. The "usual way" is, ...
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Why is a vendor blob needed to build an Android ROM?

Why do we need a vendor blob in order to make our custom Android ROM from the AOSP project? As far as I know, the vendor blob contains the required proprietary drivers. But these drivers we could have ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mido userdata partition type / data recovery

I am doing data recovery on a Xaomi Redmi Note 4(x?) [mido] and I have finally gotten a flash dump ( the screen is scuffed and no perms have been set ( no adb,oem unlock, storage access )) Only way to ...
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ADB crashes on Raspberry Pi when certain amount of data is transferred

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3 with Kali 2021.2 running on it. This RPi works as a little server which I SSH to. The RPi is connected via USB to an Android 8.1 device, so I can SSH to ...
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Installing v4l2loopback and other modules on android?

I'm trying to install v4l2loopback, ffmpeg and v4l-utils onto my android device. I believe I have figured out how to install v4l2loopback (by pushing it as a signed kernel module), but I'm stuck ...
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How can I transfer files between this phone and my laptop?

I connect my Moto G Pure phone to my laptop (running NixOS) using the charging cable of the phone, with the phone turned on and with it turned off. In both cases, the phone doesn't show up in the ...
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How to install gapps on anbox for linux [duplicate]

I want to install gapps on Anbox. Below is a screenshot of Settings, about device. I'm hoping to find out what version of gapps should be used.
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Hotspot DHCP issues without mobile data (dhcp4 request timed out)

By default, does the Android "hotspot" functionality provide a DHCP server to its clients? Or does it just pass DHCP info on from the network that it's connected to? I'm trying to create a ...
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File attributes on Android (Linux): Any way to make a file fully writable but not deleteable?

I tried chattr with the +a (+i is even more restrictive), but it immediately caused app panic aka "app has stopped". What I want to do is make a file & folder undeletable. You can ...
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Rooting android with the dirty pipe vulnerability

there is a newly discovered Linux Vulnerability has which lets you inject code in root processes (source), i have been looking into it but failed to pull anything off, for what i understand to gain ...
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How use Live boot on Android devices?

I want Live boot a Mobile Linux distribution(for example Mobian) on the Android device. I also have an adb and fastboot and my device is rooted. Is there a way to Live boot on Android? Sorry for my ...
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How to navigate system image?

I've got a complete system backup mmcblk0.img I've tried various linux-based tools in order to be able to navigate inside this file (and thus access specific files or folders), but have so far been ...
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How to make a really complete backup of an Android device?

AFAIK, all Android partitions are listed in /dev/block/by-name. Assuming device encryption is turned on, if I backup all partitions with e.g. (one at a time) for PARTITION in $(ls /dev/block/by-name) ...
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Remote access to Android local network

I have devices connected to Android phone hotspot and phone have internet through LTE. I need access in my phone local network to access all devices web interface. What solution can you recommend? I ...
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Linux laptop connected to Android device via Bluetooth as playback device instead of computer

I have a Pixelbook running both Debian and Ubuntu and a Pixel 5. The following relevant software are present: bluez, blueman, gnome-bluetooth. However, when I connect the Pixelbook to Pixel 5 via ...
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Fastboot flash boot (FAILED)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and when trying to boot into, or flash, the TWRP recovery bootimage image I compiled. I have no additional information on why I got this error. Just flashing twrp ...
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What file systems can I use with my SD card on a Samsung A10S?

I'm using a Samsung A10S phone. I use Arch Linux, no Windows, and I want my phone's SD card to be highly compatible with my PC. The default SD format seems to be vFAT which disallows many special ...
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How to mount Andoid 10 file system on Ubuntu 20?

On the phone, I did Settings --> Developer Options --> Default USB Configuration --> Transferring files / Android Auto Hoping that would mount its filesystem on Ubuntu 20 when connected USB....
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Fastboot recognizes device but unable to flash (stuck with no output)

I'm trying to flash a custom ROM on my Android smartphone using fastboot. When trying to flash the recovery, the command does not output anything and is stuck. ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ...
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backup on Linux desktop of an android phone

I am fluent with Linux command line (using Linux since 1993). I have a Ubuntu 21.10 desktop (with root access, and good fiber-optic connection to the internet). My mobile phone is a Redmi Note 7 (...
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After "du -a", video file format not supported in android

I connected my android device to ubuntu, and ran the command du -a . | sort -n -r | head -n 10 by going to the home directory of the android file system to know the top 10 largest folders occupying my ...
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How to mount mmbclk0 for data recovery using testdisk and the like?

No standard Linux tool seems to be able to mount mmcblk0.img The partition table isn't something regular tools know of. Testdisk knows nothing of it either. For background, I formatted the device by ...
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Commands failing to write due to protocol error in Fastboot using Linux Mint on ONN 100015685-E

FAILED (command write failed (Protocol error)) Any command I try to run in fastboot fails to write ONN Surf 100015685-E I tried using Windows and kept having problems so I'm trying Linux I'm trying ...
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Native Linux on Android's SOCs

I wanted to know for quite some time why linux operating systems are not ported to phones or tablets SOCs with android? Like how they are on desktops and laptops. I know linux can run on various ...
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Linux on Android

I'm currently working on Android applications development. The projects are majorly about management and integration of Android applications on linux. and deployment of the codes on my applications, ...
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How to Autostart App on Android TV

I'm using an Amlogic TV Box with Android 9. I'm trying to get an app to launch at startup, but the app will not launch. The method I'm using is: /data/local/userinit.sh #!/system/bin/sh am start com....
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Modifications of vendor image on Android 10

There is a vendor image in my device I want to change (unpack/mount, doing changes, pack/umount). My purpose is to update boot.img with my new kernel (in rooted device). Unfortinatly it does not ...
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Create and edit a bash script in an USB connected smartphone

The question explains it all. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I have connected an android smartphone to pc using USB. Changed directory to internal storage using: cd /run/user/*/gvfs/*/'Internal Shared ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu Touch kernel at startup?

I have tried the latest Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 5, but it was useless because an exential app doesn't work with Anbox. So i want to try an Lineage 18.1 unofficial image. I have installed the image with ...
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Why 'ping localhost' command in Termux returns a normal response even though there is no local web server?

I just tried 'ping localhost'command in Termux and response was positive. How this is possible since I don't have a local web server running.
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How to access to USB port from ubuntu emulator on android?

I installed userland on my Android device and I run Ubuntu on it and connect to it with VNC server, how can I access the USB port from Ubuntu? Is it possible at all? If userland can't access the USB ...
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Is there a way to transfer SMS mesages from a Samsung Galaxy S5) to an Ubuntu PC, in a form in which I can view the SMS messages on my PC?

I want to transfer the SMS messages on my Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to my PC (with Linux Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), in a form in which I can open and view the messages on my PC as I do on my smartphone. ...
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how to get data from Android phone internal memory in downloading or recovery mode

My Yotaphone 2 started to boot loop (can not finish booting). I can only reach "Downloading mode" or Android system recovery with options: "reboot system now" "apply update ...
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Android TVs and LINUX 4.9.118+ [closed]

Perhaps an obvious question for some, but, is my Kogan brand Smart tv using Android and google play pre-installed apps running Linux 4.9.118+
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What does it mean when a file is owned by the user “system” and the group “system”? in android file system

I just trying to understand What does it mean when a file is owned by the user “system” and the group “system”? in the android file system. In the android device file system root@xyz:/ # ls -l cache/ ...
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