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Fastboot not dectecting device mac

I'm trying to flash TWRP on my Samsung but during the flashing process, fastboot can't detect my device. I've looked around forever and can't find anything to help me. My mac OS is Ventura and my ...
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ADB not responding

Multiple times per day, ADB suddenly stops responding. After this occurs, every adb shell command fails to finish or produce any output. IntelliJ and Android Studio no longer recognize my phone(s). ...
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How to mount AFP/SMB drive to Nox Player?

I use the latest version of Nox Player (android emulator) on Mac OS Catalina. I would like to mount my AFP or SMB drive to Nox Player. I've connected to Nox Player thru ADB: adb connect 127.0.0.1:...
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Intercept all key on Xiaomi Pad 5 with physical keyboard

I'm trying to create a remote workplace with: AnyDesk MacBook Xiaomi Pad 5 Logitech MX key. On a Mac, I enabled a keyboard assistant to track keystrokes. AnyDesk on both devices. The keyboard works ...
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How to control Android phones from a macOS computer by projecting a cursor onto the Android device?

I used to use Samsung Smart Switch for this purpose, but the feature has been discontinued. Currently, I am using scrcpy to mirror the Android screen on my Mac and control it, or I connect to the ...
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How can I get Android File Transfer working between Mac 13.2.1 and Android 13?

There are a lot of very old answers to this question, and they are not helping me. I am running MacOS Venture 13.2.1 I have a Pixel 4a running Android 13 patched to March 2023 I have Android File ...
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MacOS - Unable to transfer files with Android File Transfer as 2 popups conflicts with each other

When I connect my phone to my Macbook, I see a popup saying I need to allow permissions on my phone (see screenshot). So I click 'Allow' on my phone. Now the error popup still stays while the main ...
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wDisplay Android hotspot in macOS Wi-Fi menu

Preface: I suspect the answer is "no", but I reckon I'd shoot my shot. MacOS has an auto-discovery called Instant Hotspot feature for shows nearby iPhones that are available to provide a ...
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Samsung MTP Requires "Allow" access to files every time when connecting to Mac

I have a Samsung M51 device running Android 12 and a MacBook Air M1 running macOS Monterey. I have installed Android File Transfer App and tried to transfer files between the devices. The issue is ...
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How to connect Xiaomi 12 with Mac?

I just recently bought a new Xiaomi 12 (MIUI 13.0.17 Global) and I cannot connect with USB to my Macbook Pro (OSX 12.1) The issue starts with the prompt (selecting between MTP, File transfer, charging,...
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LG V20 not recognized by MTP apps when in MTP mode on Mac

Problem Summary Neither Android File Transfer nor OpenMTP will detect an LG V20, model LG-H910, over USB when it's in MTP mode. The phone is detected by them in other USB modes, there are no issues ...
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How to reinstall android kitkat in HP Slate 7 voice tab using Mac

My HP slate 7 voice tab is stuck with its logo when I try to switch it on. I also tried to hard reset it by holding all the three buttons (volume up + volume down + power) but it gets stuck on "...
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Android file transfer does not mount Android internal storage

How could one mount internal storage of Android phone within the macOS terminal as a volume?
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My phone is charging my MacBook over USB C, and not showing up as an adb device. Is there a fix?

Sorry in advance if this is a duplicate, I couldn't find a solution to this exact problem posted anywhere. I'm using Unity on macOS and I am trying to build for Android. I'm running into an issue ...
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Connected android device is not showing up in android studio in m1 Mac mini

I have installed android studio in m1 Mac mini and connected pixel-5 to it. The device is not listing, instead it is showing "loading devices". I have the same setup in intel MacBook Pro and ...
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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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Cannot use the "Alt-C" app on Android phone and Mac laptop

I bought a Samsung Galaxy A71 recently then I installed an app called Alt-C on my phone and my MacBook air. It works fine, but the app cannot 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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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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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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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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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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Android File Transfer not working for transferring music files

I have a Mac, and I want to delete all the music on my phone and replace it with all the music on iTunes in my Mac. I've done this before, but it is not working. For some reason, my music is not in ...
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I can't use the Android emulator in Android Studio on Mac

Can anyone help me run an Android emulator in Android Studio on Mac? I tried to run it but it gives me the following messages: No USB devices or running emulators detected and minSdk(API 23, N preview)...
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