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Why is Android File Transfer necessary?

Apparently newer versions of Android require the use of Android File Transfer. I have an older machine that doesn't require this, and just mounts as a USB mass storage device. I can't see a technical ...
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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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How to do USB tethering with an Android Froyo and a Mac OS X?

With Android Froyo (OS 2.2), how can I do USB tethering with a Mac OS X?
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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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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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My Mac doesn't recognize my Galaxy S2 through USB

My Snow Leopard Mac doesn't recognize my Samsung Galaxy S2 for file transfer over USB, and it's starting to drive me nuts. I've tried the following: Connect Storage to PC Settings > Wireless and ...
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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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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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Why is my Galaxy S4 still not appearing as a device in Mac OS X

I am trying to solve the problem of having an empty list of devices when running adb devices. Why is it not appearing? I have tried the following to no avail: Installed Kies and ran Tools > Install ...
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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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Root Nook Color without removing Nook OS

I have a Nook Color 1.3.0 and a Mac OS X computer. I have a microSD card with ClockworkMod and such for installing the Android OS, but I would like a solution that would allow me to root so that I don'...
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Samsung Grand duos not visible in Mac Finder but visible in DDMS

I have eclipse installed and can see my device DDMS tab. Debugging also works normal. But oddly, I dont see my device (both internal memory and sd card) in Finder. I am unable to transfer to-and-fro ...
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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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How can I do usb tethering with Mac Os X (using gingerbread Acer Liquid Metal & snow leopard)?

I would like to use my Android phone to let my hackintosh (10.6 snow leopad) surf the internet. The standard way of selecting usb tethering on android and plugging the usb cable tested on windows and ...
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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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