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Unable to connect via adb on a firewalled Android device

Connecting from Linux, using an older adb (downloaded at tried 1.0.41 just to troubleshoot this - no difference, except that the messages now do include "Connection refused"), and the ...
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Can I mount dead phone's partitions in VM?

Dead phone. Have all partitions saved/read off internal memory including data partitions, all not encrypted, phone was rooted. Android 11 custom ROM, crDroid. Need to mount data partition if possible, ...
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Termux and Termux11 change root/home directory

as default termux use /data/data/.../home as home directory and we access file in home, but we can't use or see (permission) for other subdirectory, that which make sense application like intelij or ...
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error when compilling TWRP for VTR P10

i'm using manjaro linux i/m trying to compile TWRP for Huawei p10 vtr-l09 i'm using this repo: https://github.com/minimal-manifest-twrp/platform_manifest_twrp_omni?tab=readme-ov-file and this is the ...
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Unlock Unisoc bootloader on Linux

I need a Linux command to unlock my Unisoc bootloader using modified fastboot. The command ./fastboot devices keeps telling me permission is denied. joseph@penguin:~/modified_fastboot$ ./fastboot ...
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Intel Atom powered tablet running android. Can It run a Linux Distro?

I recently got my hands onto a Neso N810 i7 (ECS TA80TA1 rebranded) tablet, powered by an Intel Atom Z3735E processor, 1GB of DDR3, and 16GB of internal storage. It runs Android 4.2.2, and given the ...
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Access Pixel 2 XL "taimen" through ADB (while in the process of installing lineageOS)

I followed this guide until fastboot flash boot boot.img included and OK Then reboot in recovery mode Then "Now tap Factory Reset, then Format data / factory reset" included and OK /!\ BUT ...
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How to recover files from Android device on bootloop?

I have an old Android device that is stuck on bootloop. I found on another website that you can use adb for this purpose. I installed adb and found the device through adb devices command but when I ...
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Android/Linux system is changing the audio drivers on boot with USB mic attached

I have logged the proc/asound/cards for sound drivers below. You can see the first one is before I attach the mic array, the second one is after I attach it at runtime, and the third is after ...
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Export Recorder tracks preserve file dates

I need to copy tracks from the system app Recorder (apk: com.android.soundrecorder) onto Google Drive and/or Linux PC with file dates preserved. I've tried Send and Save options to phone SD and Google ...
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Can't recover Storage Taken By Linux Deploy

I used the Linux Deploy app to install Linux on my phone using root Access. It seems to make a partition on my device to install Linux which took up some storage on my Phone. Now I want to recover ...
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Can I run an Android emulator (with GUI) on a headless Linux server?

I have a hosted server that runs the Ubuntu server, and I was wondering if there was a way to run Android applications and get access to the Android GUI remotely, such as with a remote desktop. Also, ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running Lineage OS not rebooting properly after `adb reboot` unless USB disconnect

I am currently facing an issue with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet running Lineage OS. Whenever I attempt to reboot the device using the adb reboot command through adb, it enters a strange hanging ...
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FakeGPS apps on android are not affecting on other apps

I downloaded some fakeGPS app. enabled mock location (developer options) but some app won't take the fake location. For example tiner. The above solutions did not work for me because I was testing on ...
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How to make my PC become an "psudo/fake" external display for android phone via USB ports (without using any USB to HDMI dongles)

I want my Android phone to recognize my PC as its external display (psuedo/fake or virtual displays) via USB connection (USB-C - USB-A cable or TCP connection) without using any USB to HDMI dongles or ...
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ADB | How do I Authorise Amazon FireTV Stick via. USB? - to run shell script on boot

Goal: Follow this tutorial, to run a shell script on boot. Despite following the tutorial and trying various solutions, I am still unable to authorise the ADB connection. I'd greatly appreciate any ...
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Android: how to use adb commands to block/unblock specific app from using the Internet, on rooted device if needed?

Background I want to temporarily block a specific app from using the Internet on my Android device, using a batch file. The device is rooted, so it should be possible via the PC. The problem I ...
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Does Termux have media folder?

I am running a Java application using Termux. I need a media folder to store a folder named DSKEYS with pfx key file because the Java application needs that pfx file from media/DSKEYS/. I could not ...
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How to resolve cannot stat /data/dalvik-cache when installing ubuntu via termux

I am trying to follow the suggestions in the answer to this question (How can I get a ubuntu desktop on my Galaxy S8 Ultra?) in order to be able to run vscode and ubuntu on my samsung galaxy s8+ ...
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Unable to use Ctrl+A+D to exit screen session of Termius

I am using Termius Android app on my phone to SSH connect my server. When I get in a screen session, it can't input Ctrl+A+D to leave this session, only Ctrl + one key can be input. Also, my program ...
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Hardening android to use it as a Linux Server

I want to convert a set of relatively old Android devices into Linux servers, while avoiding too many device specific actions, to make this an easily repeatable and shareable action. This means ...
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How to notify Android that MicroSD is mounted?

I manually mount MicroSD like this: nsenter -t 104 -m mount -t sdfat -o rw,gid=9997,noatime /dev/block/mmcblk0p4 /storage/extSD As a result, file managers can work with it. But Android still thinks ...
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Anyone know what rooting an android device actually does? [duplicate]

I am wondering about what rooting my android device actually does. I know quite a lot about linux and android, so I think it just uses an exploit to install a su binary onto the android rootfs. I'd ...
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Run avdmanager with sudo

I am running avdmanager create avd from my python script that I start with sudo -E to make my script be able to do priveldged stuff. But for some reason avdmanager created AVD inside /root/.android/...
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Mount a MicroSD to all namespaces on Android 11

I'm trying to mount a MicroSD. As I understand it, this should be done in the global namespace. Root - Magisk. I tried: su --mm -c mount -t sdfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /storage/0123-4567 nsenter -t 1 -...
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How to mount full image backup properly?

Did a full backup mmcblk0.img of a Redmi Note 7 (codename lavender) running Android 10. However, I'm not sure how exactly to mount it or view files. Worth noting that I was suffering from an ...
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How to dig deep into mmcblk0? [duplicate]

I've got an old backup file: mmcblk0.img I'm wondering if there is any specific tool that can work with this file, as no standard partition tool has been able to view it. I think there's a chance it ...
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VM acceleration is not working on another VM for Android Emulator

We want to run our instrumented tests on Gitlab. We've created a Linux runner(amd64,Ubuntu 22.04) to execute connectedAndroidTest gradle task. However we've come across some obstacles. I have two ...
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Attempting to extract .img files from a Samsung Rom, how?

So far i have extracted the files out of system.img and cache.img, but the others dont work, they dont seem to be ext4 or something, i tried 2 roms of different phones and tablets, i was able to ...
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Final steps to repair corrupted F2FS SD Card - How to fix "can't read superblock"

[I modified the question to reflect the progress] The TLDR version is, the card is adopted storage that says corrupted f2fs. I used the process detailed Here but when I tried to mount the decrypted SD ...
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Why does the emulator perform so many writes?

I'm using the Android Emulator from IntelliJ on Kubuntu. I noticed in plasma-systemmonitor that qemu-system-x86_64 continuously does on the order of a few MB/s of disk writes even as I'm not using the ...
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How do I have a Mediatek USB driver for Linux to flash a smart phone?

I am a Linux beginner, I just wanted to know how I properly download and use a "Mediatek USB driver". I am using a Linux Mint MATE, and I cannot turn on the USB debugging of that phone ...
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adb server stutters ubuntu desktop

My environment is: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (xubuntu to be more specific), NVidia driver 470.103.01, Android SDK 33 When I start adb server by running some adb commands, the UI, mouse and other things ...
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Some tablets respond to pings, others don't

There are dozens of tablets on my table that are all connected to the same 5GHz Wi-Fi network. All IP addresses were given by DHCP in subnet 192.168.34.0/24. I want to find the ip addresses of all of ...
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Why can't I turn on Wi-Fi on the Waydroid emulator?

I just installed the Android emulator called Waydroid on Ubuntu 22.04. Almost everything seems to work as expected, except that I'm completely unable to turn on Wi-Fi usage. Whenever I toggle Wi-Fi on ...
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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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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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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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