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How to access the URL field used by the macOS Calendar on Android?

I use the calendar application that's built in macOS. Events created there have a URL field. How do I access that field from an Android phone? A sample event with an URL created on macOS, exported ...
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Transferring files applications via USB on Mac

I have Nexus 5 and I'm using the Android File Transfer as explained on Google's official support: Transfer files between your computer and Android device. However, after either copying zip archives ...
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Bypass 4GB limitation of Android File Transfer on macOS

Both my phone and my SD card (exFAT formatted) support big file sizes. However, the Android File Transfer app does not allow sending files bigger than 4GB. Is there a way to bypass the limitation?
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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 come my android devices are not visible on my Mac?

I'm new to android development so apologies if this is a stupid question. I'm having trouble seeing my android devices in Eclipse. I've switched on USB debugging, configured them to connect as a ...
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how to connect Galaxy S4 to Macbook Pro? [closed]

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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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ADB is working, but fastboot is not on Mac OS X with HTC Desire Z

The adb devices command is working for me, the fastboot devices command is not (Mac OS X Mavericks, SDK downloaded yesterday, the phone is an HTC Desire Z): $ sudo fastboot -i 0x0bb4 -p 0x0c91 devices ...
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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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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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Kies stuck on "connecting" on Mac+Samsung Galaxy S2

I have the latest version of Kies, OS X, and a Samsung Galaxy s2 with CM10 on it. It is set to MTP with USB debugging off (if it's on USB storage rather than MTP, Kies crashes). I tried playing with ...
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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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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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Control phone on MacBook Pro via bluetooth?

I'd like to control my Galaxy Nexus via my Macbook Pro via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Since connecting the Galaxy Nexus to an Adhoc, WiFi created by the MacBook Pro doesn't work. That's why I'd ...
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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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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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Nexus 7 (2012) no longer connecting via USB Mac OS X

I plugged my original Nexus 7 into my Mac earlier today to build an application onto it for testing. It failed, and then I realized that the tablet did not appear to actually be connected to the ...
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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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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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Root HTC one V on Mac OS X

I'd like to root my HTC One V. Are there any tools specifically for this? I'm trying to follow this guide but having trouble with step 6 in the HTCdev-Unlock Bootloader guide. Currently, running Mac ...
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Note 3 on OSX. Stuck in "Connected as a media device"

I'm studying tutorials on Android development. After struggling to get an AVD running on my system, I'm using my personal cell (A Note 3 on Verizon) to test the small programs I'm writing. I enabled ...
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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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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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Can't create folder on device using mac Android File Transfer app

When trying to create folder on Samsung Galaxy TAB 2 using the Android File Transfer app from my mac computer, I get an error alert: Could not connect to device. Try reconnecting or restarting your ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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USB connection unreliable while tethering

Device: Galaxy Nexus Android: CyangenMod 11.0 (Android 4.4.4) The IT department of my company doesn't support access of Mac devices to its network, but it does for Android devices. So I would like to ...
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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 do I connect LG P500 to Mac OS X Lion?

I've been given a nice LG-P500 phone for my 67th birthday. How the heck do I transfer music, photos and videos from the phone to my iMac OS X Lion, and vice versa? I can't access the mini-SD card, ...