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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. ...
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"Fastboot devices" command doesn't work after macos high sierra 10.14.4 upgrade

This might be a regression in android-platform-tools. Try fastboot version 9dc0875966c0-android from android-platform-tools 26.0.1 as it works for me on macOS 10.14.4
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Plugging phone into laptop charges laptop instead of phone

This is called PD charging. There should be a setting in connection dialog. Also there should be the same options in Developer Settings
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Possible to transfer songs from iTunes (on Mac) to Android phone?

Of course, it's trivial to transfer the non-DRM music. There are lots of apps on Google Play that effectively sync iTunes with Android in an iTunes-iOS way. Personally, I really like iSyncr used ...
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Cannot use the "Alt-C" app on Android phone and Mac laptop

Had the same problem and it seems that since Android 10, apps can only access the clipboard if they are in the foreground. So the only way for the copy to work from Phone to Mac is to open the app on ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

It is possible to use the "Android Debug Bridge" command line tool. It is intended to test and install apps, however it enables developers to run commands like adb ls to list all files, and adb pull &...
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How to run Android apps on Amazon EC2?

Thanks to Ravello’s full nested virtualization support, it is possible to run Android emulator with hardware acceleration in any public cloud by following these steps: Create a host VM in Ravello (on ...
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"Fastboot devices" command doesn't work after macos high sierra 10.14.4 upgrade

I had the same error in version 28.0.3 but it's fixed in 29.0.1. You can download it from the official site. It's also available from MacPorts, e.g port install android-platform-tools
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How to fix the "Andy Installation failed - Please verify your connection" error when installing Andyroid?

What worked for me was uninstalling Virtual Box and letting Andy install the version it wanted. A hassle for sure.
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Unable to mount from a Mac OS X using sshfs

There's a bug that prevents the OSXFuse implementation of sshfs from working with many versions of sshd, including the one used by dropbear, which is the implementation used by most SSH server apps ...
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Can't connect Samsung S7 to Mac

Go to Settings -> SYSTEM(last tab in settings) -> About Device ->Tap on " Build Number" 7 times, this will enable developer mode. Go back one screen and you have a new menu option for "Developer ...
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Fastboot freezes on Mac OS Sierra

So this was an official Android fastboot bug. They are currently testing a fix in their QA department. With the new platform tools release it will be fixed: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

There is an application called SyncMate that claim: SyncMate can easily sync personal data, media files, folders and lots more between your Mac and Android device. Mounting Android device as Mac ...
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Bypass 4GB limitation of Android File Transfer on macOS

You can install android-platform-tools with Homebrew to install ADB. brew cask install android-platform-tools And then use adb pull or adb push like the geffchang's answer above.
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Reverse tethering Android to Mac via Bluetooth

What worked for me is in this answer. Are there any Android phones that allow Bluetooth PAN off the shelf? Having enabled internet sharing via bluetooth on the Mac, which doesn't need command line ...
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Fastboot freezes on Mac OS Sierra

Not really a solution but a workaround: I've been having the same issue without finding anything online. Am using a 2016 Macbook Pro, Nexus 4 and a USB A to micro USB cable with an A-to-C adaptor. I ...
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Why does one type of tethering obstruct MTP while another doesn't?

It's probably because ClockworkMod Tether is using a different USB mode (getprop sys.usb.config) which has MTP mode enabled too. native USB tethering: sys.usb.state = rndis,adb (where rndis is the ...
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I can't use the Android emulator in Android Studio on Mac

The app you are trying to run has a larger minimum SDK requirement than what is provided by the device you are trying to run on (22 vs. 23). Check out the changes you need to make in your manifest ...
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How to run Android apps on Amazon EC2?

There is a Genymotion on-Demand available in AWS Marketplace to get Android emulated directly using AMI (support for Android 5-7). Genymotion on-Demand for AWS, based on industry-leading Genymotion,...
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Fastboot freezes on Mac OS Sierra

Google has released an update to Android Platform Tools that fixes this. You can use Homebrew to install the latest version: brew update brew install android-platform-tools Once you update to ...
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Fastboot error on Mac OSX

THere's an open issue with macOs High Sierra. There hasn't been a release of a known working version, but you can download the working platform-tools version 4455170 (actually in development) from the ...
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"Fastboot devices" command doesn't work after macos high sierra 10.14.4 upgrade

This is a Fastboot problem which has been fixed by google. See the release notes here: SDK Platform Tools release notes Here is what solved my problem: Start android studio->go to sdk manager->...
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"Fastboot devices" command doesn't work after macos high sierra 10.14.4 upgrade

Short answer: brew cask install android-platform-tools Long answer: I was in the same case (on macOS 10.14.6): $ fastboot devices ERROR: Couldn't create a device interface iterator: (e00002bd) I ...
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Why can't I find a CERT.RSA file in my Android APK?

Sometimes the "CERT.RSA" file is called something else. No idea why. I have often found the certificate file to be called something".RSA". For example, when I decompile the "wp.wattpad" APK, it has ...
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How to keep adb from connecting to a network device

The listed device 192.168.86.223:5555 device belongs to an device that has sometime been connected to your PC. adb saves this info until you manually disconnect this device. To get rid of the entry ...
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How can I get Android File Transfer working between Mac 13.2.1 and Android 13?

It turns out that a number of applications can block access to USB connections to my phone - here are the applications I exited: Google Drive OneDrive Calibre I figured this out through installing ...
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How to increase charging current on OSX computers when using USB 2.0 from 500mA to 2000mA?

I can confirm that for my MacBook Pro, charge current is increased above 500mA when using a POWER ONLY cable. My understanding is that if the phone is connected via a POWER & DATA cable, the '...
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Transfer file from Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Mac

Here are the ways you can transfer data between your Android phone to Mac. https://101android.com/transfer-data-android-to-mac/
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Transfer file from Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Mac

Sorry didn't get your question initially because of "I'm not looking for non-USB solutions for this question." sentence. As for Bluetooth solution - Open Mac->Settings->Bluetooth on your Mac, there ...
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Phone no longer recognizes USB connection from computer

Some computers only recognize devices when they are plugged into the right usb ports. Have you tried using a different port? Also, some chords can be finicky, some of the cheaper ones don't like you ...
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