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How can I install the latest version of libmtp?

In the latest version of the libmtp library there are fixes for my Android device so I would like to install the latest version I'm just not sure how! I would assume that this would pushed into the ...
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New AVD not creating properly in android

I have copied android-sdk-linux folder from one PC to another PC, and installed Eclipse and Set appropriate paths (both tools and Platform-tools) but I cannot create any avd. When I try to create ...
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Host local database using ubuntu for external applications

I am trying to build an Android application and I need to install a database to store all my data like users, passwords etc. This is the first time when I do something like this and I dont have a clue ...
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How to access hostspot in moblie phone?

Is is possible to access hotspot in mobile phone or not? After I start Hotspot from my laptop ,the hotspot id is shown in the mobile while i refresh for the available wifi's but it never gets ...
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Ubuntu hotspot unstable and unable to connect to it from android 4.4.4 cyanogen mod

okay im using kde nm connection editor for the trick yesterday it worked but today after i booted up and started it it ran well but when i try to connect to it from my device the thing i see is ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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Ubuntu armhf 404 packages! Please help! Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Ok so here is every error that I get during sudo apt-get update or any sudo apt-get operation BEFORE YOU LEAVE PLEASE READ! (thank you ^^) (Remembered to add this after finishing the text: I'm ...
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Geny Motion - trick to download the .ova files for Ubuntu 12.04 (old links are not working)

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version . I had also installed the genymotion. But I had a slow internet connection, so I'm unable to download that large size file in my home. I had searched many ...
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Ubuntu 14.014 not detecting my ASUS Zenfone 5

I want to connect my ASUS Zenfone 5 to an Ubuntu OS but the system is not detecting it. I have tried to install mtpfs but still its not working. Need help on this. Thanks.
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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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ARM - Java 6 works, Java 7 doesn't [closed]

I have a ARM Android phone, and want to use it to test Java projects on it, because it's the only "PC" that I can have close to me all the day. Right now, I installed Linux Deploy and then created a ...
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How do I set up Ubuntu interaction with Android Device?

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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Can I run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone? [duplicate]

When I use the new Ubuntu phone, I hear that I wont be able to use apps for Android. Is there an easy way to modify the operating system to support the Android java style applications on Ubuntu Phone? ...
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Creating an application launcher icon for Android Studio

I currently launch android studio by going to /path-to-android-studio/bin and running ./studio.sh and it works fine. However, I want to create a launcher on the Dash and side menu for launching it ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Android studio only starts with sudo

I just installed Android Studio, but I can only start it with root permissions: sudo ./studio.sh otherwise it fails with Error: Could not find or load main class com.intellij.idea.Main I am not sure ...
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Android SDK and Eclipse can't fetch packages

I have this problem where I can't download packages in my android sdk and eclipse. Apparently these programs can't fetch the repository. For android sdk, it always gets stuck on fetching the ...
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How to resolve fatal error while installing repo?

I am trying to install the android source code(2.3.6) using repo, but I'm not able to get rid of the fatal errors. This is what I did as described in source.android.com. $ mkdir ~/bin $ ...
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Question about Ubuntu Touch kernel version

I'm using a Nexus 5 device installed with Ubuntu Touch for a while, and i've noticed that the kernel used by Ubuntu Touch is nearly the same as Android 4.4.4 and 5.0.2 are using. I'm very interessted ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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Can you run Ubuntu on an HP Slatebook?

The HP Slatebook runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I wanted to get a new laptop to run Ubuntu on, and since this one doesn't run windows, it's cheaper. I wasn't sure if because it ran a tablet-like Android ...
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Device is not detected via MTP (TCL Idol X S950 phone)

I have just purchased a new TCL Idol X S950 phone and I'm figuring out some issue to make it visible on my system. This phone uses Android 4.2.2 and I guess this is the cause of the issue: my ...
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Why am I getting these error messages when I try to view media files on my Android device?

(Note: This question originally expressed two problems. After creating the bounty, I figured some things out, so I've narrowed it down to just one problem.) I have just made a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox crash when trying to connect Android device

This happens with both Rythmbox and Banshee, but I'd prefer to solve the problem with Banshee, as that is the player that suits me better. When I run Banshee, and connect my Android device using PTP, ...
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User doesn't get gksu dialog so apps just fail

I am using Ubuntu with Xfce on Android in a chroot (via Linux Deploy). When I try to run some software that requires admin/root access the GUI does not prompt me for the admin password like it does ...
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Can I switch the focus of programs running on Ubuntu from an Android device?

I have a computer monitor from which I can watch videos, using my Android tablet as a remote. I can watch local videos with VLC and use a VLC remote app, and I can also watch YouTube videos in Chrome ...
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Apktool error Terminal inquiry

when I run Apktool to build a package for android I get this output: :~$ apktool build '/home/...' I: Checking whether sources has changed... I: Checking whether resources has changed... ...
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Text appearing on top whenever I open terminal

Whenever I open my terminal I get this text at the top: bash: export: ...
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Can I use apt-get to swap my Android device into Ubuntu?

As they both stand for Linux. How can I convert Android into Ubuntu with apt-get, aptitude and other minimum features?
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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 access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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How to add Android Studio to the launcher?

I'm trying to install the android studio so that I can launch it from a launcher instead of via terminal. Can someone give specific instructions please? I think this is something to do with the ...
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Generating .ovpn Config for android phone

I'm using an Ubuntu Server and I wanted to use OpenVpn for my server and my android phone. I installed OpenVpn connect for my phone and the software needs *.ovpn file from my server. How can I ...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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Android - modify FBReader for android under ubuntu environment

I want to modify open source FB Reader (epup pdf reader) for android so that I can include my own defined capabilities. As per the assignment given to me that I have to modify the code of the .cpp ...
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What module or Package enables USB tethering support

I have Ubuntu desktop that handles Android tethering. i.e. using the internet from the Android device. If I wanted to add that feature to Ubuntu server what module/package would I need to install.
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Can I run Ubuntu OS on a Android 4.0 tablet?

I have a cheap Chinese made tablet from Dubai called the Crony Dubai (www.cronydubai.com). It has a micro B, mini HDMI and a USB labeled as "Host" as well as a micro SD slot. It came with a micro B to ...
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Usb-thethering unsuccessfull from Android to Ubuntu (non-english)

I cant get an internet connection from mine Android phone for desktop with Ubuntu via USB-thethering, unless Ubuntu is not localized English (I need Estonian). If Ubuntu is set for Estonian, it ...
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“Please ensure you have JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE” message

I have java installed aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis java java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis javac javac: /usr/bin/javac /usr/bin/X11/javac and ...
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Android Mirror - JUC600 for Ubuntu

I was recently reading an article about a device that mirrors an Android device onto a computer. Once connected you can then interact with it via the computers keyboard as well as amplify the screen. ...
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Installing Airstream issues: how do I enable?

Talk to me like I am 5... Very light user of my Ubuntu (Lubuntu) system, my Terminal installation and configuration knowledge is basic at best.. I want to stream music and video to my android using ...
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Is it possible to mask tethering usage from my Android service provider (Team Mobile) in Ubuntu?

Under the Windows OS, I was able to tether via USB from my droid without being detected by my carrier. This was thanks to the special features of PdaNet which allow you to mask your tether usage and ...
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How to edit PATH in order to change path of a directory?

I want to add ANDROID_HOME into my path. I added following lines: export ANDROID_HOME=~/android/sdk/ export PATH=${PATH}:$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools I want to edit ANDROID_HOME ...
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Ubuntu touch on note 10.1 (2014) WITHOUT rooting

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (SM-P600) and wanted to test Ubuntu on it (and maybe on my Galaxy S4 as well). It is still under warranty, so I do not want to root it or do ...
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Is there an Ubuntu distribution which is customized to run on the android kernel? [duplicate]

Every android device has a more or less customized kernel. Most of these are open source?!(I am not sure about the "most".) Is there a Linux or even better ubuntu distro which comes with has support ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) slow USB transfer, messy file browsing

Working with Ubuntu 13.04, connecting my Nexus 7 (2nd gen, 2013) via MTP works fine. I just connect the Nexus 7 and Nautilus immediately opens up in the correct directory. No more need to fiddle ...
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How to share current desktop through tightvnc

Is it possible to share my current desktop in ubuntu 14.04 with tightvnc and connect and control it using an android app (vnc viewer). I have installed tightvncserver and am able to connect with vnc ...
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Launching Android Studio from Terminal [duplicate]

I've downloaded and installed Android Studio and also added the path to my .bashrc export PATH="~/android-studio/bin/:$PATH" What I'm looking at now is that one command which will launch android ...
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Uninstall Android Studio completely

I installed Android studio some time ago using the suggested method: To set up Android Studio on Linux: Unpack the downloaded Tar file, android-studio-ide--linux.zip, into an appropriate ...
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Unable To Run Cordova Platform add android on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried running both cordova platform add android and sudo cordova platform add android and I get the below error: sudo cordova platform add android Creating android project... ...