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(ROOTED PHONE) Using WiFi and LTE Simultaneously

I have a rooted Google Pixel 4a and an IoT device which I connect to over WiFi. This WiFi network does not have internet connectivity and simply serves as a way to control the IoT device. I have a ...
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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 transfer files from Linux to android using the command line. (Linux/Fedora26)?

When I plug in my Galaxy S4 into my computer running Fedora 26, I am able to easily write files to the SD card by dragging and dropping them onto my phone's SD card in nautilus, the file browser. ...
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learning then mastering and using Android for a Linux "guru" using the command line? [closed]

I am a 60-year old Linux guru: coding Bismon (documented here) and using and coding on Unix since 1987 (SunOS3.2) and Linux since 1993 (but I never used Windows, and very probably never will). Of ...
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Rooting acer liquid mini with Ubuntu?

can someone explain how to root android phone using ubuntu or any linux distro please? There are so many app like superoneclick, z4root etc..but android is based on linux right? so it should be easy ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying one,...
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Device doesn't mount in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Android device (ICS) and it is visible and perfectly usable via ADB in Ubuntu 12.04. However Ubuntu can't mount it. I can't find it on /mnt or /media. How is that possible? I know there ...
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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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Is there a safe way to install Ubuntu on my Android phone? [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with decent specs: Snapdragon 845, 6 GB RAM, and enough storage. I was wondering if there is a tried-and-tested way to install some Linux Distro on it (preferably Ubuntu) ...
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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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How to continue using an android system with a broken touchscreen?

I have many working android cellphones with broken touchscreen but with a working screen and I would like to use them as computing device and/or additional screen. Is there a way to do that?
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How can I access my SanDisk sdcard from Linux Deploy

How can I access my SanDisk sdcard I would like to know how to see it contents and set it RW property, ejected it copy,delete and so on from the command line using JuiceSSH and vnc file manager going ...
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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 a rooted device). Unfortunately, it does not ...
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Boot Linux from stick in Termux

This question explains in detail why it's basically impossible to boot Linux from a USB stick. But I am still wondering: is it possible to load and "boot" a stick-bound Linux distro from a ...
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How to create a copy of a file immediately when it's created? [duplicate]

I have an Android app that will create a file in /data/ and immediately delete it. I want to know how can I catch this file or create a copy or even disable user permissions to delete a file? I have ...
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How to capture kernel panic logs when ROM failed to flash?

Background: Stuck in boot-loop when unpack and pack system.img? Short Description: I am trying to modify the system partition of my Samsung S10 5G system-as-root treble device. I have successfully ...
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fixing a corrupted SD card in linux

My phone is a HTC Desire (model Bravo) and I previously rooted it (using tacoroot and revolutionary) and had the clockworkmod recovery (5.8.0.2) on it as well as the liquidsmooth v3.2 rom for the ...
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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla via sftp

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: https://i.sstatic.net/ZlbzJ.jpg https://i.sstatic.net/b1X4i.jpg https://i.sstatic.net/CgT4d.jpg ...
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How can I root my TCL Idol X (S950) with Linux?

I have a TCL Idol X (S950) phone and I found out that I can root in using 'V-Root' (a Chinese software) however the software is for Windows. The problem is that I don't have Windows, more ...
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Questions about phone migration using rsync

I'm planning to get a new android phone and I'm wondering what's considered best practice to move all data and settings. I know that lots of stuff goes to google, but I'd like to migrate app data as ...
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How to create a soft link between root partition and ext3 partition(on SD)

I am trying to create symbolic links of /data/sdext2/app/* on /data/app. This is what I did in adb shell ln -sf /data/sdext2/app/* /data/app/ But it is telling "link failed No such file or directory". ...
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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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Mount /system and /data partition of an android phone in Windows/Linux

How can I mount the /system and /data partition of an Android Phone via USB on a computer? It will need to work with Windows and Linux. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with CyanogenMod 12 and working ADB. ...
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How to mount an ext3 partition from an external sd card on android

I'm trying to run Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to external sdcard. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I've ...
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Transfer root to SDcard with switch_root didn't work

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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Make a device appear in ADB

I have a Zen Touch 2, a Cyclone Voyager and a Samsung galaxy Fame, all configured for USB debugging. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04, the standard ADB obtained from apt-get, and Fastboot ...
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How to root my Motorola Flipside?

I am a relatively new Android user, but I have a bit of experience with Linux. My new Motorola Flipside MB508 has quite a few unwanted preinstalled applications on it, which I would like to remove. ...
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Why fastboot devices is empty on Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu Yakkety Yak, 16.10. According to Android SDK manager: Android SDK Tools v 25.0.3 Android Build Tools v 25.0.2 Android SDK Tools v 25.2.5 My phone is a OnePlus 3t and I'm developing ...
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How do I get a version of Android with linux kernel >= 3.18 on a Nexus 5?

According to this post Android 7.1 has kernel 4.1.1 and Android 6.0 has kernel 3.18.10. I installed Android 6.0 on a Nexus 5 (using the latest google image) and ended up with kernel 3.4. Then I ...
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Reverse Tethering over USB with non rooted Android 5.1 Phone and Linux PC

I have a PC running Slackware Linux and a non rooted Motorola Moto-G with Android 5.1. Following this guide I should be able to share PC internet connection with my phone. But when I finally launch ...
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Getting "???" and no permissions when using 'adb devices' on Linux

I am new to Android and ADB. This is my first time trying to install Linux on an Android device. I have been stepping though this tutorial. I am at step 5, where the tutorial claims I will need to ...
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Is it possible to decrypt an encrypted SD card without rooting the Android phone? (How to get the .key file of /data/misc/vold?) [duplicate]

I'd like to encrypt my SD card for Android conveniently, safely and in a cross-platform way so that it can also be used on other devices. I asked about that here. As of right now there doesn't seem ...
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How to patch `system.img` using MagiskManager patch feature to root the device?

I have a treble and system-as-root but it is not an A/B device. I have rooted it with the help of the MagiskManager patch feature. My understanding is: MagiskManager has modified the following three ...
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How to extract `magiskpolicy` from `magiskinit64`?

I have cloned the Magisk code at my Ubuntu machine. I have successfully run build.py and get the Magisk.zip file in Out directory. This zip contains arm, chromeos, common, META-INF and x86 folders. ...
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