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Converting Android contacts2.db to .vcf gives an (almost) empty file - what to do?

I followed this wonderful guide How to convert Android's contacts2.db to .vcf? and everything works fine, except for that the output .vcf file has only one line: "END:VCARD" my contacts2.db ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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Is this image only for ARM?

This app told me to download this Ubuntu image so that I can run Ubuntu on top of Android on my phone. But I suspect this image may be for ARM? My phone has an x86 processor. Can I use that app ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
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How can I stop 'Unable to mount Android Device' messages from popping up?

Using 15.04 When I connect my phone to my PC, I get a message popup saying that Ubuntu was unable to mount the device - however I'm able to access the storage on my phone to add/remove files etc. ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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Sync notes between Android phone and Ubuntu?

I want a note taking app on my Ubuntu running laptop and an app on my Android phone which can sync with each other, through online means or manually syncing. So far the only thing I've seen is the ...
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fastboot not detect my android device - ubuntu

I have Lenovo Yoga Tablet PC 1051L. I try this : $ lsusb result : Bus 002 Device 006: ID 17ef:77a5 Lenovo then: $ adb devices result: List of devices attached Baytrail678EC0A0 device ...
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KDE Plasma and KDE Connect

I have kubuntu 16.04 with KDE plasma, kernel 4.6.2. I connected android smartphone to KDE via KDE connect feature. Its work fine exclude notification from android to desktop. Notice, that ...
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How to send a file from my computer to my phone using KDE Connect?

I made sure that the Share and receive plugin of KDE Connect is enabled and the software installed both on my Android phone and my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. However, I can't find how to send a file from ...
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Why android studio is not working from dock and my applications?

Yesterday, I installed Android Studio and everything worked fine. Now when I click on icon (in dock) nothing happens (same with Android Studio in my applications) as if these icons are not clickable. ...
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I messed up the ~/.bashrc file and now terminal doesn't open ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I just installed Android Studio on my ubuntu 16.04 machine and as I didn't want to go to its own home directory and now every single time I try to open the terminal, it tries to start android studio (...
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Frontend to view Android's videos in Ubuntu

I have videos taken by my Android phone Samsung galaxy S4. I see the device and the memory card in my system. I could search those files by find [/media/] -iregex *.mp4 but I would like to sync those ...
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To sync notes of S Memo to Ubuntu?

I have the Android phone where I have notes. I would like to control them periodically in my Ubuntu laptop because too much work to handle them with the phone itself. It would be great if the phone ...
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Any tool available for managing android phone on ubuntu?

I find it's not convenient to manage and back up android phone via its self, such app uninstall, merge contacts, bulk delete messages etc... there are plenty of apps on Windows. is there any candidate ...
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How do I transfer files to and from Nexus 7/Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to connect a Nexus 7 tablet (Android 6.0.1) from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I started by following the instructions from this answer. When I execute the last command android-connect, it tells me: ...
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Unable to run mksdcard SDK tool ubuntu 16, 2016

Followed How to install Android Studio on Ubuntu? to install android studio. But get error (hardware : aspire e15 E5-573G): Downloading android-sdk_r22.6.2-linux.tgz from https://dl.google.com/...
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PC crashed. Can I install Ubuntu onto my PC via my Android smartphone?

As the title states, my computer went all blah on me and I'm trying to fix it. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed prior but now both are not wanting to start. Is it possible to download Ubuntu onto ...
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how to install android studio completely?

Hello every one I want to install android studio and first I run the .sh file by this command ./studio.sh and after that I try to install it but at first I have this problem but the thing is that I ...
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Can not Unmount mtp

Events in chronological order: 2 days before I connected my friend's phone (Motorola G2) via data cable but somehow it does not mount properly and so I have to unmount it It unmounted properly but a ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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Sync list of custom words in spell checker

Is there a way to sync the list of custom words I added to the spell checking dictionary of firefox? I would like to sync this list to a different pc. It would be even better if I could sync this to ...
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Java doesn't work on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to install Android SDK, but it doesn't work. I'm following this gist: https://gist.github.com/wenzhixin/43cf3ce909c24948c6e7 When I run the ./android command, I just get: java.lang....
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Ubuntu wifi hotspot not working properly

I have created wifi hotspot on my Ubuntu 14.04 following these instructions. It was working fine. But recently I applied the updates on Ubuntu and since then the hotspot is not working properly. My ...
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installing and using android studio with virt on ubuntu 16.04

It will be better if there's a step by step installation for android studio and qemu vm. Cause i'm going through hell trying to fix a lot of ish here. Tried umake android 'android-ndk' That's using ...
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14.04 Cannot create/delete/manipulate files on my Android device via USB

I've always had issues with compatibility between my Android phone and Ubuntu, but now it's gotten to the point that I can't do anything with it over USB. It's always been that when I plug in my ...
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PPA for Android Studio?

Android Studio was released a few days ago and it's still in early access preview, but I would like to know if there is any PPA I could add to my Ubuntu Raring to automatically keep it updated with ...
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Remove Ubuntu from Meizu Pro 5

I bought a Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu edition. I love the phone, but Ubuntu touch isn't what I thought it would be. The App Store is lacking many popular apps. I contacted Meizu and they said the phone could ...
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Gennymotion unable to load virtualbox engines

When I start gennymotion this is the error message shown: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. Make sure that it is properly installed before starting Genymotion. For more information, please ...
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Adding Android SDK platform-tools to PATH downloaded from umake

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I downloaded Android Studio with the umake tool provided by Ubuntu. This downloaded Android Studio at /root/tools/android/android-studio, and platform-...
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Install android-sdk from official packages

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and trying to set up a cordova build environment. I need Android-SDK for building locally android apps (only the sdk, not android studio). Since 16.04 there are the packages ...
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Bluetooth tethering in Crouton with bnep

ChromeOS does not support Bluetooth tethering. This is a pity since my C720 is designed to be used on-the-go, needs internet access, and Android doesn't leave WiFi hotspot on by default since it uses ...
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Can't install ubuntu-touch (dual boot) on mobile (stuck in <waiting for device>)

Here is the output after running ./dualboot.sh (link here) No device ID specified, picking first available device Waiting for device CB006626 to install Ubuntu installer to. Detected connected ...
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Android Studio fails downloading SDK Components

I installed android studio using ubuntu-make like umake android after starting android studio, it asks some questions and then starts downloading SDK components, but it never finishes that ...
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Connect Android Phone to Ubuntu 14.04

I am looking a way to connect my Android phone(HTC One Mini android Version: 4.4.2) to Linux Virtual Machine on the host (Both HYper v and Virtual Box). I actually want to enable sending SMS from ...
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Android studio doesn't detect any connected android device [duplicate]

My device ran into a problem running my test project on my android device after downloading android studio. How can I configure android studio 2.X to connect to my device through the adb port?
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installing ubuntu touch on android os phone

I want to install Ubuntu Touch on my Samsung Galaxy wonder. It freezes while I reboot when I issue the command adb reboot bootloader. I then have to use the volume bottom to accept or say "no" to the ...
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How to setup media-server on ubuntu watch movies on mobile in local network and from internet?

I want to setup a media-server to store movies and videos in Ubuntu and play and watch them on a mobile device or a tablet. What i have to do to make that happen ?
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sudo ionic run android not working

I am trying to run a hybrid app on my android phone using ionic using the following command: sudo ionic run android However I keep receiving this error : Error: Failed to find 'ANDROID_HOME' ...
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Share Wired Ethernet Internet Connection via Wifi Adapter to Connect from Android

I am using ubuntu 14.04 with kde plasma and i want to share my wired ethernet internet connection via my realtek RTL8188eu Wifi adapter so i can connect and browse internet from my android Samsung ...
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Ubuntu as Miracast Sender/receiver

couldn't find anything about Ubuntu act as a Miracast receiver or sender. General info about Miracast at Wikipedia Should this work? Supported HW? (Wifi direct?) only via WiFi no LAN? If Wifi direct ...
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partition scheme for dual boot with android-x86

For an old Inspiron 1420 laptop, how can I dual boot (not VirtualBox) with android-x86? What options do I select when installing Ubuntu 16.04 that the partition scheme will work for both OS's. GPT ...
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How to reset .bashrc file which edited before to set PATH ANDROID sdk? [duplicate]

bash: export: `/home/entw/bin:/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local /bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/bin': not a valid identifier bash: /home/entw/.bashrc: line 111: ...
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How can I receive files on ubuntu via dukto app from my Android device

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, and I installed DUKTO app on both it and my Android device. I can receive files from my PC, but I can't receive files going to my PC. I entered my PC's IP to the app on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Android, can't see phone on my computer

I have installed gMTP and tried to follow this tutorial to solve this problem: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html But neither worked. I tried to connect both my ...
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Can an Android phone control Ubuntu like a remote?

I am looking at making a budget media centre. I am new to Linux and have not yet installed it but think I can manage. I want to use Ubuntu and would like to use my Android phones to control or work as ...
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Port ubuntu touch: segmentation fault (core dumped)

I asked previous question 2 weeks ago and don't got answer on it. This question still actual. I follow this guide to build my own ubuntu touch firmware and stuck on build your first Ubuntu image for a ...
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Install adb on Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. I tried to install adb on my system using following commands. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb ...
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Cannot create a persistent Bluetooth connection between phone and laptop using rfcomm

I already successfully paired my Android (6.0.1) phone (Sony Xperia Z3) with my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04). I can send files back and forth. The Bluetooth connection menu shows that the connection ...
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USB Tethering keeps disconnecting

I'm trying to connect via USB tethering from my LG G4. I have Ubuntu 16.04 The tethering works for just 1 or 2 minutes but after that it disconnects. If I unplug and plug again the cable it ...