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Questions tagged [mac-os-x]

For questions related to interaction between an Android device and macOS, Apple Inc's desktop operating system.

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USB cable not working

I'm using MacBook Air(MacOS Sierra) and have installed Android File Transfer on it. The problem I'm getting occurs sometimes and works well the other time. When I connect my phone with my PC with a ...
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How to open collaborated iwork file in android

I hope that somebody knows a workaround to a situation. Recently, I needed to share a numbers file with a large number of coworkers. I used the collaborate option and opened up the file for viewing. ...
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How to increase charging current on OSX computers when using USB 2.0 from 500mA to 2000mA?

Authenticated Apple devices can charge at up to 2100mA x 5V. Apple-non-fast-charging and non-Apple devices are relegated to much slower 500mA x 5V charging. Thus, while my OnePlus One phone itself ...
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Android device is listed and recognized using adb, Hardware Overview but won't show in Finder?

I'm using a Macbook Pro OS X Sierra, with Android File Transfer installed. When plugging in an Asus Zenfone 2, a popup shows with the message (minus the Initialize button): However, this is followed ...
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Android File Transfer - how to clear the cache on my Mac?

I use Android File Transfer to copy files from and to my Mac. I've noticed that when I move folders on the phone, AFT doesn't see this. Apparently it remembers the old folders, and there's no way to ...
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Should I add sudo before the fastboot command on macOS just like on Linux?

I will be using fastboot on macOS. I will be following this tutorial. The guide only mentions Windows and Linux, and I do not wish to install those on my Mac right now, and as I think fastboot is the ...
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Android File Transfer not working between El Capitan and Android 6

I have a Nexus 7 and a MacBook Pro running El Capitan (10.11.6). I just installed Android File Transfer (1.0.11) and connected my Nexus. Result: Android File Transfer automatically opens, but says: ...
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Unable to detect Android device with ADB on Mac but can detect it through Fastboot?

I am unable to view my Android device, an Oppo Find7, with ADB. I can view it with Fastboot. As I use a Mac, I followed this guide to install ADB and Fastboot. More generally, I am having issues ...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 not recognised by Android Studio

I am trying to use my Galaxy S8 with android studio as an external device but it seems like my Mac cannot recognize it. I have developer mode and USB debugging enabled ADB drivers are installed, but ...
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How to fix the “Andy Installation failed - Please verify your connection” error when installing Andyroid?

I'm getting this error whenever I try to install the Andyroid Android Emulator: I'm using macOS 10.13.2 on a MacBook Pro (2016, with Touch Bar, 13", 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM). I've tried the following: 1. ...
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Transfer file from Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Mac

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A I bought in China a few months ago still running the Chinese ROM. Android version is 6.0.1 MMB29M MIUI version is MIUI 8.5 | Stable 8.5.4.0(MCCCNED) Laptop is MacBook Air ...
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HandShaker App not connecting via USB, how can I fix?

I have used HandShaker to transfer files from Android Phone to Mac for a while. Either using WiFi connection or USB both worked fine. Before when connecting the device to Mac via USB a notification on ...
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Fastboot error on Mac OSX

I'm having problems using ´fastboot´ in high sierra. When I run the command: fastboot devices it tells me: ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be) Now, I've googled a lot and a lot of ...
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Phone no longer recognizes USB connection from computer

Using a Samsung Galaxy S7 (Android 7.0) and a MacBook Air (macOS Sierra 10.12.5), I connect the phone's charging port to the computer's USB port. Neither the phone nor computer bring up any ...
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Can't mount filesystem from LG-V20 on MacBook

I have a question about connecting an Android phone to a Mac. I expect you'll need to know some specifics about the hardware and OS versions I'm using. So let me start with that. Macbook: MacBook ...
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How to run Android apps on Amazon EC2?

I'm aware of two Android emulators such as BlueStacks (Windows and macOS) and Genymotion (macOS and Linux). They both use virtual images to run Android emulation and they work fine on my MacBook. ...
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Allow S7 to draw >500mA

I have a MacBook Pro - as we know, a USB 3 port can output at least 900mA at 5V for 4.5 Watts. However, when I plug in my S7, it only draws 500mA. What is the trick to allowing a device to draw 1A? ...
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ADB is causing kernel panics in OS X

The following question is irrelevant. While MDM is problematic in many other ways, it is not responsible for the kernel panics. I also learned that Motorola mistakenly cites that its drivers must be ...
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Fastboot freezes on Mac OS Sierra

I just got a new MacBook 2016 with Mac OS Sierra installed, after setting up my complete development environment and all required tools via Android Studio, I tried to flash a new Android Wear release ...
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USB modes, for transfering files with AFT

Why do I have to go into the phone (Galaxy S7 Edge) everytime I connect it to my Mac and manually switch the USB option from charging to MTP?? This is annoying and a hassle, why can't the phone ...
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Android File Transfer not working on Sierra

I have a Huawei Mate S with Android 6. After updating my MacBook Pro 13" Retina to Sierra I noticed that Android File Transfer correctly opens up when I plug the phone into the USB, but the window ...
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android mac file transfer HandShaker app

The app HandShaker does not work, please help. I downloaded app called HandShaker (version 2.0.1) which allows for file transfer between android and MAC. I have oneplustwo phone with Android 6.0.1 and ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

When I use the native USB tethering function of my phone, it makes MTP stop working. I can't use both MTP and tether both at the same time. However, when I USB tether via ClockworkMod Tether, I can ...
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Restore IMEI on Android One through Macbook

I recently flashed my Android One device & installed a custom ROM on it. I've lost my IMEI number during the process. How can I restore it permanently so that the IMEIs don't get erased on next ...
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Possible to transfer songs from iTunes (on Mac) to Android phone?

I have a significant music collection on my computer, which I am still frequently adding to. While the songs I've downloaded in the last several years are all DRM free (either downloaded for free or ...
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Non-Rooted Android Emulators for Mac

I was running some apps on Android Emulators for Mac. But one day they stopped working. The error said that I was using a rooted device. I tried to unroot the emulators but they all did not work. So ...
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I can't use android emulator in android studio in Mac

Can anyone help me run emulator in android studio in Mac? I tried to run it but it says the following as portrayed in the given image.
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Data recovery from android device with broken screen

Situation Summary - I have an Android device with a broken screen, LCD and touch I have an android phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which I have flashed with the Android firmware for the E4.5 - ...
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Moto G external storage failing to show on Mac and other USB issues

Since upgrading my Moto G 2nd gen to OS 6.0 I am having issues with USB and file transfers when connected to 3 different Macs with different OSes which all worked OK before. Sorry this is a bit long......
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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Basically I'm trying to run my application on a Samsung S7 but my Mac isn't recognizing the device. I've tried installing Android File Transfer and it doesn't recognize it either. USB Debugging is ...
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Android x86 native resolution fails

Running Android x86 iso (5.1 rc1 or 4.4 r5) in my native resolution 2880x1800 fails with black screen with blinking cursor. Actually it is a prompt accepting commands but stops without any message or ...
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Connecting a Galaxy S3 to my MacBook Pro 10.10.5

I am trying to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone to my OS X 10.10.5, with no luck. I have tried all sorts of different cables, and have checked USB debugging. The phone successfully charges when ...
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Could not create folder. Try reconnecting or restarting your device

I am using a Xperia C4 with Mac OS X Yosemite. I have Android File Transfer Installed. It allows me to drag files over and transfer but it won't allow me to create folders or move folders across ...
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How to re-unlock bootloader for OnePlus One

I have OnePlus One with CyanogenMod 12 from factory and I decided to update to CM 13 (nightly build). To achieve this I did the following from OSX: Unlock the bootloader (fastboot oem unlock) Boot ...
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(Why) does Android connected to Mac not just behave as a normal USB drive?

When I connect my Android (Galaxy S5) phone to a Windows computer, I can browse the phone storage just like any USB/external drive. That's not the case on Mac. There I need to install Android File ...
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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk -...
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EasyTether Pro and Mac OS X (El Capitan) 10.11.1 not connecting HELP!

Recently upgraded my Macbook Pro to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and since then my easytether pro app will not connect. It just says "Waiting for connection from the host" I reinstalled the correct ...
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Root LG G3 D855 5.0 Lollipop with a Mac

I have been trying to root my LG G3 (D855) with Android 5.0 using my Mac Book Pro and so far I haven't been able to find a working method. I followed this guide, but it seems that the combination of ...
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Wanted: A shell script to automate upgrades

I have a rooted Nexus 5, but this question would apply, I think, to any rooted device running Android 5.x and higher. Note also this is a question about a script to run on a osx/linux to manipulate ...
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adb and platform-tools not working anymore on Mac Lion

Ok, I had that eclipse + SDK + all projects working fine on my Mac (Osx Lion). After updating the SDK recently, everything stopped working. It seems that some very smart guy there forgot to allow ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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Fastboot hanging after first command (osx)

My fastboot binary from OSX is responding weirdly and i can't figure out why. It seems to work great at first since the first command i'm sending works (and this whatever it is) ; but any command ...
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How do I reformat a fixed-state/pseudo-readonly SD card?

Alright, so this is an ongoing saga of trying to fix my broken SD card. Let me struggle to explain what's wrong with it. When copying files to the SD card The files are completely corrupted. For ...
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Android integration with Mac OS X

Is there a way to connect Android phone with OS X Yosemite, just like (or similar) iOS does? Apple - OS X Yosemite - Mac + iOS Continuity. I'm aware of AirDroid | Delight Your Multi-Screen Life, but ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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Is it possibile to extract individual files from a .ab backup file?

If I run: adb backup -apk -shared -all -f \Path\to\backup.ab Can I then later extract the .ab file on OSX to view and edit individual files?
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro?

The Macbook Pro does recognise my Galaxy S4. I've just downloaded and opened the latest version of Kies, restarted everything, and the "connecting" wheel just keeps going round and round and round. I ...
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Motochopper root failure message

I want to use Motochopper to root my Samsung Galaxy Fame, but I found this failure message at the end. Does anyone know how to fix this? [*] [*] Motochopper: Android root exploit (Linux/OS X version) ...
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How transfer documents (not music/video/photo) from Mac to Tab S 10.5?

HELP: Really stuck just can't seem find a solution to move documents (powerpoint etc) from my Mac to a new Galaxy Tab S 10.5 - nothing seems to work - any suggestions please (of course i can fall ...
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Reasonable way to copy files to a new SD card using a Mac

I have a Mac and want to transfer about 30 GB of data to a larger SD card for use with a new Android phone. The phone in question is a Galaxy Stratosphere II. There doesn't seem to be a ...