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taking ANDROID_HOME PATH error while building cordova project

I'm tring to install cordova on linux. When I want build android platform taking ANDROID_HOME is not set and "android" command not in your PATH. What I did; 1. installed lubuntu 2. sudo apt-get ...
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How enable x86 android emulator without KVM

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and my system does not support KVM . I want to use x86 emulator for android in my system. But it tells KVM should be installed for running x-86 emulator. Currently I am using ...
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OpenJDK vs. Oracle JDK for Android Studio

When I run Android Studio with OpenJDK installed I get a warning recommending the use of Oracle JDK. Is Oracle JDK actually better or is it fine to just stick with OpenJDK? Installing Oracle JDK seems ...
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Music control with android and ubuntu desktop

Is there a application/synchronization (not entirely sure what I am supposed to look for) that makes it possible to play music on my ubuntu desktop and then change/pause/play it with my Android phone? ...
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Can't install Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and am not able to completely install Android Studio. The setup process hangs at: Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool. For which I googled and found this question on ...
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Android studio on Ubuntu doesnt connects to API server

So I am working on a app which is created by a fellow programmer who is now not available. When I run the app via android studio it starts normally but when I click on login button on the login screen ...
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I want to flash my Moto G using ADB in Ubuntu [on hold]

I want to flash to a previous Android build using ADB as I am having touch screen freezing problems. I have tried to install Ubuntu Touch but it is not supported for my device. I have downloaded ...
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Icon stuck after moving files

I've recently found this thing after I moved a file onto my android. Basically, the file that you moved to your android got stuck anywhere. What I mean anywhere is this! Pictures! This bug is fixed ...
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sftp to android microsd - no permissions [on hold]

I finally got an sftp connection from my linux box to the microsd card on my android phone. The only problem is I can't drop files onto the microsd card from my linux box. Can anyone help me with ...
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Error when running Android Virtual Device

Firstly, I want you all to know that I am completely new to Android development and this is the first time I'm trying to run an Android virtual device. I get the following when I run an Android ...
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How do I root my phone from Ubuntu?

I'm trying to root my galaxy s3 sgh-1747, but all the instructions are how to do it from Windows. I currently have Odin for Linux installed (not in wine), but I have no idea how to use it. Any advice ...
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How I can connect Xiaomi Mi4 as usb storage with ubuntu 14.04

Recently I buy one Mi4 and I try to transfer my files into phone but not able to transfer files. I also enable files option from files/photos options when we connect phone to system. I also want to ...
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????????????????? [null] in Android Studio

I am an android developer working with my office mac. but now i want to migrate the projects to ubuntu. I installed Android studio and trying to run project on my device ASUS Zenfone 5 (Kitkat). ...
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Will I be able to install ubuntu touch on a Meizu MX4 with android?

I'm thinking about buying this Meizu MX4 that comes with Android. I was wondering if it would be possible to install Ubuntu Touch on it and keep receiving OTA updates. Being able to dual-boot it ...
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Connecting an android device to ubuntu router/server

I have made my ubuntu server into a router with dhcp functionalities inside vmware workstation. My LAN is 10.1.10.0. I can assign static addresses to any pc and connect them all to a switch for them ...
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strange problem booting android 4.4

Running ubuntu 14.04 and used unetbootin to install the android iso. Ubuntu is on hdo,5 and windows 7 is on hd0,3. Android runs fine when booting from the usb but freezes on the boot menu after ...
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Mobile USB internet connection

As I stated here, my computer seems unable to set an hotspot for wifi connection, so I'm looking for something else in order to connect my smartphone (android) to internet through my computer. For ...
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Install Ubuntu Touch for the UMI Hammer?

UMI Hammer: It's an unsupported phone, and it's really frustrating that it comes with Android 4.4.4 on it, and the bootloader is in Chinese, and I can search and search to no avail... ADB and Fastboot ...
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Failed to find version-tag string

BUILD FAILED /home/vmuser/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:649: The following error occurred while executing this line: /home/vmuser/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:694: Execute failed: ...
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Detecting memory leak with libc_malloc_debug_leak.so for specific processes

In Android, for detecting memory leak I am using libc_malloc_debug_leak.so. But as soon as I do that it starts tracking memory operation details for all processes which makes the device very slow. Is ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu 15.04 and android smartphone via wifi

I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) ...
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How to get Ubuntu Touch on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I guess I have a two part question. I've looked over the guide on how to set up a build environment and even tried doing some of those steps, every route failure. Why can't I just use someone else's ...
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How to install UbuntuTouch on a HP Slate 7 tablet [duplicate]

I've seriously been looking everywhere to find a way to change android 4.1.1 for the really cool looking UbuntuTouch. I tried a lot of things that might have worked but the main problem is that I have ...
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Run Android Studio after installation (and other programs)

I'm a brand new Linux Ubuntu user and I'm already struggling installing a program, lol :( So, I downloaded Android Studio from the official website, started the installer with the terminal ...
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Udev rule is executed twice because Android Smartphone is mounted 2 times

I need your help. :-) First I want to excuse for my Englisch, I´m from Germany. I have a Bash script which should be executed every time an Android Phone is connected through USB. This is done by my ...
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ANDROID_HOME is not set and “android” command not in your PATH

this is the error i got when i try to build ionic android app on ubuntu 14.4 i did every thing to fix this problem but nothing work for me this is the error i got [Error: ANDROID_HOME is not set ...
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Replace ubuntu touch with android? [closed]

Evening all, I have an Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition which I bought to play around on. However, my daily use phone has died and the E4.5 is going to have to fill the gap. Is there any way in which I can ...
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How do I flash Ubuntu touch to samsung s4?

I would like to know an easy and or fool-proof method I am at stock android and have just enabled developer tools so what now? Also I am using ubuntu 15.04 as my desktop
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can't install tablet driver

so I've been trying to run the binary from http://rfc2822.github.io/GfxTablet/ to try and draw some stuff for fun. but it won't run, chmod a+x (following these instructions) didn't do anything, ...
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vlc can't compile

OS: (Ubuntu 14.04 32bit) linux ubuntu 3.13.0-32 generic 2014 i686 NDK: android-ndk-r10e JDK: adt-bundle-linux-x86-20140702 32bit java-version : java version "1.7.0-79" OpenJDK runtime Environment ...
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can't connect to windows 8.1 shared folder

I have a ntfs 1TB drive shared on my windows 8.1 computer, I use my microsoft user id & pass to access it (as shown in the android ES explorer screenshot). I could also connect using the same ...
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Smartwatches with the Ubuntu Phone

Can you pair a Android Wear based Smartwatch with the Aquaris E4.5/E5 Ubuntu Edition?
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Galaxy s4 usb debugging

I want use my galaxy s4 for debbuging but it not connected to kubuntu 14.04 I enable usb debugging on developer options , but nothing happoens. Try plug and unplug. I try with other phones galaxy s5 ...
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How to access hotspot created from android device?

I am able to create hotspot(ad-hoc) and it is visible to other laptops and connects successfully but hotspot is not visible to android devices.
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Android Studio: Rendering Library more recent than version of Android Studio

I am trying to browse a pre-made program and while i can access some parts of it such as the stored pictures in the resource folder i cannot see the .xml because my rendering library is more recent ...
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Moto G not charging when connected via usb

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). When I connect my phone to the computer via the usb cable I cannot get the phone to charge. I could do data transfer and access the internal storage but just ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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sharing a PC's internet connection to connect HTC One M8 device to the internet

I've HTC One M8 and in the settings there is an option called:"share a computer's network connection with this phone" any one who use HTC One M8 can reach it by going to: Settings WIRELESS ...
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ubuntu touch dual boot, cannot upgrade android

My nexus 4, android/ ubuntu-touch dual boot, is running normally. An update via OTA notification appeared. I followed steps to have upgrades as the How can I do an Android upgrade with dual boot ...
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How do I pull photos from my dead phone?

Here is my situation, my phone won't turn on, I can get it to show the start up image and then it resets. I can get it into the boot options and it shows Battery OK and transfer mode: USB connected. I ...
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“adb devices” command wont detect my 4.4 android phone [closed]

I've been having a issue trying to get the adb devices command to pick up my LG TRANSPYRE™ (VS810PP) phone. Keep in mind the command does in fact work. So it's not an issue with adb, more so the ...
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Sync Android with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a lot of trouble syncing my device (Motorola XT1080) with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried different ways of altering MTP options (here, here, and here) but nothing seems to work. The ...
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How to install Ubuntu on MK809II?

I have a TV dongle. Its Vendor is Rockchip. Its model is MK809II. It has Android OS 4.2.2 preloaded. But I am more suitable with Ubuntu. So I want to change the operating system. But I searched the ...
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Error “Cannot utime: Operation not supported” when restoring a tar archive on an android device

I replaced the MicroSD card in my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running CyanogenMod 11 with encryption) with a bigger one. Before I pulled the old one out I backed up its content into a tar file: ...
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What is my problem in VIM?

I am adding to PATH in VIM in terminal but I'm getting an error. I followed this guy's instructions carefully and even though he didnt get the error i did. I was following Android Development for ...
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Do I have all the security benefits of Ubuntu if I install it on an android tablet?

Background: I will go traveling and need a small computer to check things, do banking, book flights and write. I want Ubuntu on it to have a secure, save and stable environment (as I have it on my ...
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How to add device sources to the repositories?

I just tried to build Android from source code, using this guide: http://xda-university.com/as-a-developer/getting-started-building-android-from-source The problem is there: Once you have obtained ...
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Android Studio AVD's Not launching HELP

I'm doing a school project using Android Studio and I can't seem to get my AVD to launch. I'm using the school's 32bit Linux computers. I'm running into this error when I try to launch an AVD. ...
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I can't connect to Virtual Ubuntu Server from smartphone

I'm developing a web app for my degree. Due to security reason I installed Ubuntu Server on VMware Workstation and, with IP that I found thanks to ifconfig command I can reach the app from desktop ...
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Will Ubuntu work on my Amazon Fire Phone?

It seems to fit the hardware requirements and there are plenty of guides on how to install on an Android, but I wanted to learn as much as I can before rooting my phone and possibly installing it. ...