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Chrome Remote Desktop with android

I have a dream that one day I can remotely connect to my Ubuntu using my android(remote desktop)... On a more serious note I have tried many solutions for doing that , lastly I have tried the chrome ...
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go-mtpfs and Android Mounting problem

I had real problems mounting my samsung Galaxy S3 Neo on Ubuntu 12.04, one lucky random day and it mounts and then for several days it doesn't then again randomly for once does ! This had been going ...
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How do you connect a Tesco hudl 2 to Ubuntu 15.04

Sirs, I have Ubuntu 15.04 and have been given a hudl 2 tablet. Is it possible to easily connect and transfer files between these two (say, via the USB cable) ? Having tried MTP and gMTP, I find the ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Touch function similar to toasts in Android?

I'm jumping into development for the Ubuntu phone and I've found a situation where I believe a short, ephemeral message similar to Android's toasts would be appropriate. Is there a similar function ...
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ubuntu touch S6102 no bootloader

I have a Samsung S6102 with android 2.3.6. I have tried to install ubuntu touch while following the instalation instuctions on your page step by step. However I have a problem. While android is ...
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Mount Android phone for another user

There are 2 Android phones connected to a particular machine, and they're mounted automatically in /run/user/<my_uid>/gvfs/. That's cool and all, but unfortunately I need them to be mounted ...
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Android phone's microSD not useable by Windows 8, after using under Ubuntu

I connected my Android phone (as 'mass storage') to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It has a microSD card with fat32 filesystem. Thereafter I logged it to Windows and connected, but my Windows 8 didn't recognise ...
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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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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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Android AVD Emulator Runaway CPU. Fix? Anyone else having the same problem?

When run one Emulator the CPU runs real hard, about 4 X times as before an upgrade a couple of weeks ago. Seems like each Emulator is using more RAM than before as well. Can only run at most 3 ...
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Build Ubuntu Touch: adding android system image to installation … error: device not found

I'm trying to build Ubuntu touch from source. I'm building it for nexus 4 (mako) I've alredy install ubuntu on it, but a want to play with the source code so I need to build it. Everything seems to ...
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How to install Ubuntu Touch on to Lenovo Android tablet

I got some exotic device and it's apparently a Lenovo tablet simply with label LifeTab of Aldi-Süd ?! - here are the specifications after lsusb -vv output is: Bus 004 Device 021: ID 17ef:78ae ...
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Root HTC One m7 with Ubuntu

Is there a easy way to root HTC One M7(Lolipop) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am a beginner with Ubuntu.
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Sending messages over Wifi to a Android / iPhone

Is it possible to send any kind of notification message in text to an Android or iPhone device from an Ubuntu terminal using WiFi only? How the text is sent to the device is not important other than ...
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can't browse on wifi (wlan0)

At this moment I'm in hospital and I'm trying to use the Wi-fi network that is available for the patients. Even if I'm connect to the network and the signal strength is excellent I can't browse on the ...
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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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Errors when trying to compile Android

Here's my error, any help would be greatly appreciated: libcore/luni/src/main/native/Register.cpp:36: error: undefined reference to 'register_android_system_OsConstants(_JNIEnv*)' clang: error: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and MTP/Android (Samsung s3 mini)

I have some issues with MTP/Android on my Ubuntu 14.04. When I connect the cell phone to the Laptop (HP ZBook 17) it will be recognized by the system as well (sometimes I have to reconnect the cell ...
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Error during Building Chromium_org_openmax_dl for Android Lollipop

I'm on fresh Ubuntu 14.10 64 Bit. I followed the How to from here: https://source.android.com/source/initializing.html to set my system for building. I'm getting following error: ...
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Can't play music downloaded from ubuntu on my android

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Android 2.3.5. I tryed to download music from youtube with the youtube-dl -x in the m4a format and mp3 with other applications, but then I can't play it on Android. I don't ...
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How to install Moto drivers for ADB

As stated above, I want to install moto drivers on my laptop thats running ubuntu 14.04. I have adb installed but im not sure how to install my drivers. http://developer.android.com/tools/device.html ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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Connecting phone in mass storage mode

I am trying to connect Xiaomi Rednote phone using USB cable. I would like to connect the phone using mass storage mode to copy big amount of data to the SD card. If followed a tutorial to enable ...
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Android device not recognized in 14.04

I was trying to connect my Android phone to my laptop as an MTP device. Two days ago I had tried it and it had worked fine. This time it was recognized in PTP mode but not in MTP. I ran these ...
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How to create a static wifi with hostapd UBUNTU 14.04?

I am trying to connect my android phone with wifi ubuntu. Things I have tried: 1) ap-hotspot -> , phone stuck in obtaining ip address, then avoided due to poor internet 2) manually configured ...
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mtpfs error, tried everything it seems

Attempting to connect to my Samsung Galaxy S4 using mtpfs as many guides tell me to do results in this: leaves@sakamoto:~$ mtpfs Unable to open ~/.mtpz-data for reading, MTPZ disabled.Listing raw ...
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How to make Android share Ubuntu's proxy?

I had make my android mobile connect to ubuntu using reverse tethering mode according to this link forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287494. below is my script, and works well. ▶ cat ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS disconnect from Wifi when another device connect

Novice Ubuntu user here. I have a very strange problem. I have a wireless connection at home. At one time there could be 3 machines that are connected using wireless (Windows 7 laptop, Window XP ...
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Cannot Find Content in Samsung GT-N8000 (Note 10.1 Kitkat) Connected to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Dell)

I am a beginner-level Ubuntu user. My Samsung Note tablet (specs given in Title) connected without issues and showed as an external USB device on the dashbar at first. After a few days, and a lot of ...
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Sharing mobile broadband connection through datacable on android device

Okay so I baught a new android device with kitkat and I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an LTE device connected as a mobile broadband. I do have a 3g connection on my cell though but when I was browsing ...
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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 ...
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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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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 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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WiFi Access Point in Ubuntu 12.04

I know that this question had been asked several times on this site, but I couldn't find answers for my problem. I want to create "Access Point" on my Ubuntu 12.04-LTS and share it with my Android ...
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How To Add LZMA Files

Maybe someone here can help me. Is there a way to add LZMA files? You have your uImage; you extract the kernel and then decompress it and run binwalk on it to get this (example): DECIMAL HEX ...
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Ubuntu is not recognizing android phone

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Android SDK, ADB and some other stuff to develop android app on Ubuntu but phone is not recognizing by computer. Adb is working and phone debug settings are ok. How can ...
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Trying to mount my Nexus 7 via MTP

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I plug in my Nexus 7, nothing shows up in Files to allow me transfer files onto the tablet. When I plug the tablet in I seem to be getting different error messages each ...
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I have tried to install the LinConnectServer on my Ubuntu 13.10 and I cant install it

I have tried installing the LinCOnnectserver on my ubuntu 13.10 and it failed to install. I have tried it in two ways. The first method is by using the direct commands given in the ...
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Can only transfer photos from Moto X to Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Moto X and use Ubuntu 14.04, as far as I know 14.04 has mtp support in addition to the mtp-tools I installed but for some reason I can only transfer photos from my phone to my pc. When I ...
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How to develop android apps in eclipse with gstreamer?

is there a good and clear tutorial to make install eclipe with andoid and gstreamer developpement in ubuntu 12.04? when I import the tutorial, that an error "gstreamer can not be resolved " with the ...
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Restrict ap-hotspot to connect to a fixed number of devices or only to known devices

I use ap-hotspot (http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html) to share LAN connection on my Ubuntu PC to my Android mobile. I want to know if I can restrict the ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments ...
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Can Ubuntu for tablets run Java applets?

Can Ubuntu for tablets run JAVA applets in browser? My bank has netbanking build in Java and I need to use it on my android tablet which does not support Java browser applets. Don't have experience ...
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enabling ccache in ubuntu for android development

http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html#choosing-a-branch following the instruction, I installed ccache and edited .bashrc with export USE_CCACHE=1 but when I start a build, and typed ...
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ADT Bundle's Menus Does Not Open on 13.10

I download Android Bundle 64bit to my 64bit Ubuntu 13.10. Installation was correct. Bundle opens properly but when I try to use top menus of Eclipse they don't open. How I can solve this problem?
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ssh dynamic socks server running in the system is not accessible from outside

I have an infrastructure hotspot setup on my Ubuntu machine using ap-hotspot. I connect to this hotspot from my Android phone and am able to access the internet through this. Now, I have a ssh ...
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Trying to share internet on non-AdHoc WiFi, not working

The usual situation: Android phones don't like ad-hoc networks, so I'm trying to make Ubuntu act as hotspot with a non-ad-hoc network instead. I'm on a fresh install of whatever version of Ubuntu the ...
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How to use an android phone as computer speaker

Is there a way to use a plugged in android device as usb computer speaker?
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'Android SDK missing' error when trying to install Titanium

I'm trying to install Titanium on my Ubuntu 13.10. But I can't setup Android SDK. It always show an Error like An Android SDK is missing. Titanium requires Android platform: 2.3.3 or above. I have ...