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How can I receive 2 video streams from 2 Android phones over USB tethering using IP Webcam?

For a Live DJ streaming setup (on a budget), I would like to be able to receive two or more video streams from two or more Android phones via USB tethering using the IP Webcam android application. It ...
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Pixel not recognized in fastboot on Mac

I bought a used Pixel 1 (non-Verizon). I have OEM unlocked it, and restarted into bootloader through adb. At that point, my MacBook can't recognize the device any more. It's not there when I use "...
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Can not use Alt - C in in android phone and mac laptop

I bought a Samsung galaxy a71 recently then I installed an app called alt-c in my phone and my MacBook air and it works fine, but the app can not copy text from my own phone to my mac and a message ...
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Android File Transfer shows folder ans then pops up the can't access device storage message

android file transfer was working fine until today. Usb debugging is on. File transfer is selected on the usb connection. I am able to see the folders and files but the message pops up and it is not ...
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Phone not listed when using 'adb devices' command on mac

My Google Pixel 2 is stuck in a boot loop and after searching for ways to fix this online I found that applying a Rescue OTA to the device has solved a few people's issues. Initially I downloaded ...
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Can I turn my Fire Tablet into a Drawing Tablet for MAC

I have a FIRE Tablet that I would love to use as a drawing tablet for my MacBook Pro. Dows anyone know how I can move forward with this project?
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Connecting Samsung S9 to MacBook's USB Type-C behaves like charging - not charging - charging - etc

I am trying to use my Samsung S9 to test a mobile app. I activated the "Developer options" and these are my "USB settings" (opened when I tap on the "Android System" notification): And when I "Tap ...
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How to keep adb from connecting to a network device

When I run adb devices on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.14.6, I see not only my phone connected by USB but also a network device that I have no interest in. This forces me to manually specify which ...
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How to attend my phone call from android phone in Mac?

I am using Asus Zenfone Max M1 Pro with Android 9.0 I wanted to attend my phone calls from mobile in Mac machine running 10.15.1 macOS Catalina, I have tried, Airdroid, it doesn't support. Any help ...
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“Item not found” error on Bluestacks for Mac

Very simple question: I've downloaded Bluestacks for Mac and am trying to install WhatsApp. Any app I attempt to install, however, takes me to a page with the message, "Item not found." This happens ...
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How to change location of AVD (Android Virtual Devices) files to external SSD?

I have limited SSD on my Mac. I have an external SSD. I would like to store multiple virtual devices, far beyond the capacity of the Mac internal storage. How to configure location of AVD? Attempt ...
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Android tv box MAC address keeps changing

I had a MAC address when I was using IPTV on my android tv box in Turkey but since I've returned to the UK and plugged my it in here the MAC address keeps changing and now I can no longer access my ...
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Why can't I find a CERT.RSA file in my Android APK?

I need to view the certificate of an Android APK, however when I look in the META-INF folder, there is no CERT.RSA file. I know that somehow the APK must be signed, because I was able to put it on an ...
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OSX - Android Emulator closed because of an internal error:

Trying to run an emulator via a fresh install of Android Studio on a new MacBook Pro and the emulator fails to start with the error message below. I have attempted re-installing HAXM, re-installing ...
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Plugging phone into laptop charges laptop instead of phone

When I plug my father's Xiaomi 5X into my MacBook Pro, it shows up as a charger on the MacBook and I don't get the usual USB options on the phone. Tried it on two Macs with same result. Also tried my ...
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Mac Fails to recognize my Android phone through USB

I installed ADB via homebrew but running adb devices returns an empty list. I also tried system_profiler SPUSBDataType but I still fail to find my device here. I don't have EasyUSBTethering issues on ...
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“Fastboot devices” command doesn't work after macos high sierra 10.14.4 upgrade

I recently upgraded my 2016 MacBook Pro to High Sierra 10.4.4 update and since the update "fastboot devices" command hasn't been working. "fastboot" itself gives a response but "fastboot devices" ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...