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connecting an Android device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that I have no problem connecting to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have another android device (a Prestigio Multipad 7.0 plus) that Ubuntu doesn't see at all, but Windows 7.0 ...
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Ubuntu for Android dual-boot Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Is there an offcial dual-booting procedure for ubuntu and android on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that I can do because the whole "desktop on your phone" feature got me hooked?!
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize Android devices anymore

Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize any of my Android devices anymore. (Tried with the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus) I thought this was an MTP or ADB-problem, but connecting / disconnecting the devices ...
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Android Virtual Device is not starting

I am facing a problem to run the AVD in my Xubuntu 14.04 64bit version. Before that I used Xubuntu 32bit and that time my ADT(32bit) worked. But now I am using 64bit ADT and 64bit OS. everything is ...
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Bluetooth's driving me crazy!

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin). I installed blueman bluetooth manager as i was not satisfied with ubuntu's default bluetooth manager. Anyway, when I try to send multiple files (pictures and ...
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Why am I getting Error: need a single repository as argument for sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio

I am executing the following command as per the instructions in the link. sudo add-apt-repository ppa: paolorotolo / android-studio I am getting the error - Error: need a single repository as ...
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Need help adding a remote storage ubuntu 13.10

Im trying to root my droid bionic and im having trouble creating a remote storage. Every time i tap connect i get back a window saying "Network Error. There is a problem in your network connection ...
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I am looking to switch to Ubuntu [on hold]

I have run Macs for over 10 years, my current MacBook Pro is 6 years old. Macs are great, much better than PCs but every year Apple seems to trend towards Microsoft and their priority behavior has ...
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is there any ubuntu 14.04 img avilable for android [on hold]

I was just wondring if there is any ubuntu img 14.04 available for android devices currently.
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How to mount a samsung galaxy s5?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and when trying to connect my phone to access files through the usb port, this comes up: Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Error initializing camera: -60: Could not lock ...
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How do I get Banshee to work with my Android 4.4.2 device?

I have a new Galaxy S5 (SC-04), with Android 4.4.2. When I plug it in as an MTP media device, it's visible in Nautilus (Gnome Flashback, Ubuntu 14.04) and I can browse and edit files and folders no ...
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How do I make Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Galaxy S4 as a Microphone via 3.5mm jack/USB?

Long story short, I'm trying to get some screen recording done and my puppy chewed my microphone rendering it useless. I've managed to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 connected as a microphone ...
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How to run ubuntu on android?

I was on the Canonical website and I clicked on products, upon clicking on that I saw under Ubuntu there was a picture of ubuntu on a phone and tablet http://www.canonical.com/products as seen here. ...
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Android apps in Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu on a netbook and am looking for a way to run reasonably basic android apps. The only ways to do that I've seen are to either run the emulator from the SDK or a VM, but those aren't really ...
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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Ubuntu interaction with Android

Is there any way to have a littlemore sync/interaction between my Ubuntu desktop and my Android? Ideally I'd like to use my desktop as a mini/personal cloud backup point but I'd also like to push ...
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If Android is Linux then why can they get malware? [closed]

OK so I know that GNU/Linux is not immune towards malware and that it is because it implements a multi-user environment where users are granted specific privileges. Is it GNU/Ubuntu/Arch/Android and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 I 9100 Ubuntu development

several users of great phone S2 are asking when will ubuntu be stable to flash on our devices.So im asking is there someone that will soon fix all necessery issues to make ubuntu live on our phone.We ...
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Android Studio doesn't launch (arm chromebook)

I have recently installed ubuntu with xfce on my arm chromebook, when I try to launch android studio (which I downloaded from a ppa : Following this article I then launched it, it said it didn't like ...
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How to transfer files from Samsung Galaxy?

:) I have a Samsung Galaxy that doesn't communicate very easily with any computer... I want to be able to transfer files (now I email them one by one..., nope don't have cardreader either) I found ...
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How to add arabic keyboard to Galaxy S3 [on hold]

I have a Galaxy S3 and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I am having a problem adding the Arabic keyboard. I've tried many times to add the Arabic keyboard from the keyboard layout but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Very slow especially with Android Studio

I have an old laptop with the following specification: Memory: 485 MiB, Processor: Genuine intel CPU T2300 @ 1.66 GHz ×2, OS Type: 32 bit, Disk: 78.1 GB, I installed on it Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I ...
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What applications are available to Ubuntu for Android?

I was checking this Ubuntu for Android stuff. Is it an Android system, meaning that I can install basically any app from Google Play or does it have specific applications?
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Ubuntu Touch Installation [duplicate]

i have an ASUS Phone model ZenPhone"5" i want to install Ubuntu Touch in it. it have CPU = 1.6 GHz , Intel Atom Z2560 , Dual Core,RAM= 2 GB Internal Storage 16 GB can Ubuntu Touch support this ...
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libGDX project generator: Build Failed : Cannot find java system compiler

while generating a project libGDX throws thid error: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':core:compileJava'. > Cannot find System Java Compiler. ...
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Genymotion in Ubuntu

Is there anybody to help me? I've installed Virtualbox and Genymotion on Ubuntu successfully. Then I selected Samsung Galaxy s5 4.4.2 on Genymotion, downloaded it succesfully either, but I've got ...
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Why won't my Android SDK Manager show up when invoked from Eclipse?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I'm running the Eclipse IDE with the standalone Android SDK plugins installed. I'm using it this way instead of using the ADT Bundle because I'm also using Eclipse for other code. If ...
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Error to run android eclipse on ubuntu

I downloaded adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20131030 and it works well on my pc but now I want to run it on my laptop but it returns an error! I installed wine but it didn't help actually this eclipse ...
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Why I am getting following error when trying to start SDK manager?

I have a 64 bit- 20 GB Ubuntu partition which has very less usable space. So I have put Eclipse in my Ubuntu and downloaded sdks to a folder in my another partition. So when I try to start sdk ...
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USB mass storage couldn't get mounted

It's my android phone SD card which was indicated damaged by android yesterday night, out of the blue! I put it directly to a USB port with a USB SD card holder case, so in that way I can recover it ...
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How to access an Androidphone's filesystem

I want to have access to my rooted Android-phone's filesystem using a USB-cabel-connection and either a Terminal or Nutilus. I also want to be able to edit the system files usinf VIM or any other text ...
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Ubuntu for Lg G2 D802 [duplicate]

I got some questions, 1 Is there full version of this operating system for my device? 2 I'm interested on games and can I install apk applications as in Android Jelly bean or kit-kat? If not, which ...
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configure android access for adb device - Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7 in.)

--UPD-- i forgot settings / dev options /usb debugging = true... that solved it. issue - adb devices shows blank list ON the tab-4, when connected to PC, it does show USB symbol on sts bar ...
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Screen flicker present in all operating systems after error in Ubuntu Touch [Nexus 7 2012 wifi]

I installed Ubuntu Touch stable 10 with MultiRom. When I swiped from left to right Ubuntu froze and the screen started to flicker. I have removed Ubuntu Touch and still have the stock Android 4.4.4 ...
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android USB debugging disappeared and not working anymore

I was working on my project using my own device ( LG Optimus G E975 , android 4.4.2) on ubuntu 12.04, and everything was going fine, eclipse could detect the device and I could easily debug on device. ...
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Cordova / npm problem in sockets connection Ubuntu 14.04

I am facing a problem while using Cordova, every time Cordova/NPM needs to access web resources, like add a android platform. I have the android sdk up and running. And using Ubuntu 14.04. When I ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...
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Error: after flashing the new image

I got the source code downloaded using below command phablet-dev-bootstrap --sources aosp --repo-branch phablet-4.4.2_r1 -c ./<my-dir> I've gotten the kernel and device folder synced, and build ...
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Ubuntu on Android Mini PC?

Is there a way I could get Ubuntu (Any version) on my KeyII Android 4.1 Mini PC? I heard that other people did it.
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How to setup USB wireless card as AP hotspot (tl-wn725n)

I tried to set up hotspot for my android mobile on my ubuntu 12.04. follow the instruction of here: 'http://thenewbieblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/wifi-hotspot-setup-on-ubuntu/' However it does not ...
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create a AP-hotspot from a wireless connection

I need to create an AP-hotspot from a wireless connection. I use an external wifi adapter connected to my USB port on my laptop as a source for network connection. What I need to do is to extend that ...
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What could “reject due to mismatch with WPA/WPA2” in output of wpa_supplicant mean?

I'm trying to connect to an Android 4.0.4 device set up to be a wifi tether using wpa_supplicant with /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant ap_scan=1 ...
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Question Tablets [duplicate]

Ubuntu is compatible with any of the shitty korean tablets that has android by default?Or someone could give me a list with the supported tablets?
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Is ubuntu for android phones available? Will playstore run on it? [duplicate]

I've an android phone and love ubuntu much. So I would love to change my android device to ubuntu if ALL APPS WORK THE SAME WAY as in android.
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Starting X server on remote display without starting it on local display

If I have a mounted Ubuntu image. How to start its GUI on my rooted android device via a VNC client without starting it directly on my display (because that will send Android out)?
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Android Screen Display on 14.04

i know that windows allows this to be easily done with android kitkat but im wondering with the method that windows uses to mount and display your androids screen on your desktop is it able to be done ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 Server on my Android Phone?

Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 Server on my standard, run of the mill, arm based Android Phone?
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Stuck trying to Securely access my home network from my Android phone over 3g/4g

First, I am able to use simple port forwarding on my router to access each IP cam individually. This is an unsecured method and is exactly the solution I am trying to get away from. I am a Linux ...
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Genymotion Emulator Screen flickers while using X.Org X server(AMD/ATI display driver wrapper)

I have been facing this weird situation in Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) while using Genymotion emulator. I have always used X.Org X server opensource driver for daily use. The driver is working fine, except ...
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How do I get ubuntu for my Android phone? [duplicate]

Can someone please suggest me on how can I replace my android phone os with Ubuntu?