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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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getting rid of dialog box when android phone connected

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, whenever I connect my Android Galaxy SII to my laptop via USB to charge, I get a dialog box that says Unable to mount SAMSUNG Android Unable to open MTP ...
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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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Is it possible to shrink/enlarge/edit Ubuntu partition/filesystem on a Nexus4 dual boot system?

I have just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4 device, using this procedure, in dual boot mode (Android 4.4.2 + U.Touch). Then I was trying to install some packages (prerequisites for another ...
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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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Samba File Sharing over Wan

How do I get access to smb over wan. I can access the server over lan. I've forward port 445, but when I try to connect, the connection times out. I am using Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 as the server and ...
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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 ...
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Nexus 7 Desktop Raring Killed on Update

So my formerly awesome desktop Raring multiboot partition on my Nexus 7 was just killed during an update from the official ARM repos... Everything seemed to work fine but on reboot I get the ...
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See Byobu Screens using ConnectBot

I use ConnectBot sometimes to connect to my ubuntu machine, and that works fine, however it just comes up with a standard shell, not my byobu screens that I get when I connect to it using another ...
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Installing Lubuntu on to Android tablet and switching os in between

I would like to install Lubuntu onto my tablet, as it seems more lightweight than ubuntu. However, it seems there are only images for Windows/ Mac? For Android devices, what image shall I download? ...
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Google authenticator for Galaxy Nexus with Ubuntu Touch

I'm en route to try and install ubuntu touch on my galaxy nexus (GSM-i9250). Since I'm using the google authenticator app in order to access my google account, I'm afraid that I'll be locked out of my ...
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Installing the Touch Preview on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). I have never liked the Android OS or the tablet in general, and wanted to try out Ubuntu Touch. I have done multiple searches on the internet to try to figure out ...
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Which is the best Ubuntu version for android development?

I have to decide the best suitable version of Ubuntu for android development.As per the research what I have done, 10.04 has been a stable version of Ubuntu; but since the support has been ended from ...
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Ubuntu One / Android - How to sync a file daily?

Is there a way to have Ubuntu One for Android Auto sync a text file I leave on my phone? In /media/u1/Ubuntu One/ on my phone, i have a text file with notes I study. I update it everyday. How do I ...
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Provide Gnome online account

I am thinking about writing an Android-Gnome SMS utility. The cleanest way to do that seems to be by providing an online service that syncs with android and can be added as "online-account" in Gnome3. ...
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How to transfer file from Ubuntu 14.04 to Moto E running Android 4.4.4?

When i am trying to copy file from ubuntu 14.04 to Moto E running Android 4.4.4 I am getting error like Error while copying to "store_00020001". but there is plenty of space in Moto E.
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTs XFCE & Android 4.4.2

RE: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS XTouch PL73 Tablet w/Android 4.4.2 installed I just got a new tablet (XTouch PL73) with Android 4.4.2 installed. Pretty much the only thing I can do with the tablet, other ...
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Unable to complete Android Studio installation in Ubuntu 14.10

The installation wizard of Android Studio is unable to complete the installation process. It gives error message: The following SDK component was not installed: extra-google-m2repository (Screen-shot: ...
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I cannot create a Wifi connection for Hotspot

I created a hotspot for my phone by using the instructions provided in here: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/09/3-ways-create-wifi-hotspot-ubuntu/. After using it for some while, I decided ...
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ADB device offline on ubuntu, can't unlock the bootloader

sudo ./adb reboot bootloader error: device unauthorized. Please check the confirmation dialog on your device. I'm getting the above error while trying to connect my Yureka! to my ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How do I cast my Android screen to my Ubuntu HTPC?

I have an Android phone running 5.0 (CM12) that has "cast screen" on the quick settings page, but no devices are listed. I dont own a Chromecast, but I have an Ubuntu HTPC running 14.04 and Kodi. ...
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Eclipse, I'm trying to access the option add native support

I'm trying to click the option add native support in Eclipse but there are too many options on the screen so "add native support" is actually appearing below my screen is there any way to fix this.
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Android Kernel zImage is not creating

Everything goes fine till kernel configuration of android kernel source . But when it comes to compilation of kernel that also goes pretty good make -j4 ARCH=arm...... But at last it does not show ...
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how could I use ubuntu12.04LTS to root my android phone?

Android phone is Huawei Activa M920. Android 2.3.6 MetroPCS is not on just wifi only high speed internet 72mb/s home network wireless. looking for specific root instructions and/or web sites. ...
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Mouiting OnePlus One phone on Ubuntu

I got this new android phone, no sd card, that uses MTP protocol, I am trying to get the fs mounted on Ubuntu 14.04 but looks like something is missing. When I run $ mtp-detect Device 0 (VID=05c6 ...
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How to install ubuntu on Galaxy s3 mini GT I8200

I like to install Ubuntu on my android mobile. now it running Android 4.2.2. Hardware. OS : Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) CPU : 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 Internal : 8 GB, 1 ...
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Using parted with Resize

I am trying to shrink\increase my partition in my android phone. For this question for example I have 44 partition over all and i want to re size partition 24: For this I have a few question: If I ...
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Android Application backend server on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to implement the Elijah Cloudlet from https://github.com/cmusatyalab/elijah-openstack Now, I have a face detection application for android developed using Android plugin for Eclipse. I ...
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Porting Android apps to Ubuntu desktop

How do I go about porting an existing Android app to an Ubuntu Desktop App? I guess it requires some sort of reverse engineering. Are there some existing tools out there for Ubuntu to assist? There ...
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system actions based on keywords in logs

I've been searching for an answer for some time but haven't come up with much. I'm wondering if there is a way to monitor logs in Ubuntu and then launch scripts based on keywords and/or input lines ...
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Android device no longer available

I have an android S4 mini. I used to be able to see the files and folders on it, whenever I connected it to my (ubuntu) laptop. It showed me 2 directories (phone and card). When I connect it now, I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognise FairPhone/Android anymore through USB connection

Very similar to this question, but different: Previously, as I connected my FairPhone to my laptop (which now has Ubuntu 14.04 installed), Nautilus popped up showing the root folder of my phone. Now, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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... ...