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Install Ubuntu Touch for the UMI Hammer?

UMI Hammer: It's an unsupported phone, and it's really frustrating that it comes with Android 4.4.4 on it, and the bootloader is in Chinese, and I can search and search to no avail... ADB and Fastboot ...
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Failed to find version-tag string

BUILD FAILED /home/vmuser/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:649: The following error occurred while executing this line: /home/vmuser/android-sdk-linux/tools/ant/build.xml:694: Execute failed: ...
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Detecting memory leak with libc_malloc_debug_leak.so for specific processes

In Android, for detecting memory leak I am using libc_malloc_debug_leak.so. But as soon as I do that it starts tracking memory operation details for all processes which makes the device very slow. Is ...
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Sharing files between ubuntu 15.04 and android smartphone via wifi

I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) ...
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How to get Ubuntu Touch on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I guess I have a two part question. I've looked over the guide on how to set up a build environment and even tried doing some of those steps, every route failure. Why can't I just use someone else's ...
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How to install UbuntuTouch on a HP Slate 7 tablet [duplicate]

I've seriously been looking everywhere to find a way to change android 4.1.1 for the really cool looking UbuntuTouch. I tried a lot of things that might have worked but the main problem is that I have ...
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Run Android Studio after installation (and other programs)

I'm a brand new Linux Ubuntu user and I'm already struggling installing a program, lol :( So, I downloaded Android Studio from the official website, started the installer with the terminal ...
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Udev rule is executed twice because Android Smartphone is mounted 2 times

I need your help. :-) First I want to excuse for my Englisch, I´m from Germany. I have a Bash script which should be executed every time an Android Phone is connected through USB. This is done by my ...
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ANDROID_HOME is not set and “android” command not in your PATH

this is the error i got when i try to build ionic android app on ubuntu 14.4 i did every thing to fix this problem but nothing work for me this is the error i got [Error: ANDROID_HOME is not set ...
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How do I flash Ubuntu touch to samsung s4?

I would like to know an easy and or fool-proof method I am at stock android and have just enabled developer tools so what now? Also I am using ubuntu 15.04 as my desktop
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can't install tablet driver

so I've been trying to run the binary from http://rfc2822.github.io/GfxTablet/ to try and draw some stuff for fun. but it won't run, chmod a+x (following these instructions) didn't do anything, ...
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vlc can't compile

OS: (Ubuntu 14.04 32bit) linux ubuntu 3.13.0-32 generic 2014 i686 NDK: android-ndk-r10e JDK: adt-bundle-linux-x86-20140702 32bit java-version : java version "1.7.0-79" OpenJDK runtime Environment ...
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can't connect to windows 8.1 shared folder

I have a ntfs 1TB drive shared on my windows 8.1 computer, I use my microsoft user id & pass to access it (as shown in the android ES explorer screenshot). I could also connect using the same ...
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Smartwatches with the Ubuntu Phone

Can you pair a Android Wear based Smartwatch with the Aquaris E4.5/E5 Ubuntu Edition?
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Galaxy s4 usb debugging

I want use my galaxy s4 for debbuging but it not connected to kubuntu 14.04 I enable usb debugging on developer options , but nothing happoens. Try plug and unplug. I try with other phones galaxy s5 ...
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How to access hotspot created on Linux(Ubuntu/ Mint)from android device?

I am able to create hotspot(ad-hoc) and it is visible to other laptops and connects successfully but hotspot is not visible to android devices.
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Android Studio: Rendering Library more recent than version of Android Studio

I am trying to browse a pre-made program and while i can access some parts of it such as the stored pictures in the resource folder i cannot see the .xml because my rendering library is more recent ...
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Moto G not charging when connected via usb

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). When I connect my phone to the computer via the usb cable I cannot get the phone to charge. I could do data transfer and access the internal storage but just ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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sharing a PC's internet connection to connect HTC One M8 device to the internet

I've HTC One M8 and in the settings there is an option called:"share a computer's network connection with this phone" any one who use HTC One M8 can reach it by going to: Settings WIRELESS ...
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ubuntu touch dual boot, cannot upgrade android

My nexus 4, android/ ubuntu-touch dual boot, is running normally. An update via OTA notification appeared. I followed steps to have upgrades as the How can I do an Android upgrade with dual boot ...
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How do I pull photos from my dead phone?

Here is my situation, my phone won't turn on, I can get it to show the start up image and then it resets. I can get it into the boot options and it shows Battery OK and transfer mode: USB connected. I ...
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“adb devices” command wont detect my 4.4 android phone [closed]

I've been having a issue trying to get the adb devices command to pick up my LG TRANSPYRE™ (VS810PP) phone. Keep in mind the command does in fact work. So it's not an issue with adb, more so the ...
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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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How to install Ubuntu on MK809II?

I have a TV dongle. Its Vendor is Rockchip. Its model is MK809II. It has Android OS 4.2.2 preloaded. But I am more suitable with Ubuntu. So I want to change the operating system. But I searched the ...
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Error “Cannot utime: Operation not supported” when restoring a tar archive on an android device

I replaced the MicroSD card in my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running CyanogenMod 11 with encryption) with a bigger one. Before I pulled the old one out I backed up its content into a tar file: ...
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What is my problem in VIM?

I am adding to PATH in VIM in terminal but I'm getting an error. I followed this guy's instructions carefully and even though he didnt get the error i did. I was following Android Development for ...
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Do I have all the security benefits of Ubuntu if I install it on an android tablet?

Background: I will go traveling and need a small computer to check things, do banking, book flights and write. I want Ubuntu on it to have a secure, save and stable environment (as I have it on my ...
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How to add device sources to the repositories?

I just tried to build Android from source code, using this guide: http://xda-university.com/as-a-developer/getting-started-building-android-from-source The problem is there: Once you have obtained ...
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Android Studio AVD's Not launching HELP

I'm doing a school project using Android Studio and I can't seem to get my AVD to launch. I'm using the school's 32bit Linux computers. I'm running into this error when I try to launch an AVD. ...
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I can't connect to Virtual Ubuntu Server from smartphone

I'm developing a web app for my degree. Due to security reason I installed Ubuntu Server on VMware Workstation and, with IP that I found thanks to ifconfig command I can reach the app from desktop ...
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Will Ubuntu work on my Amazon Fire Phone?

It seems to fit the hardware requirements and there are plenty of guides on how to install on an Android, but I wanted to learn as much as I can before rooting my phone and possibly installing it. ...
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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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Does Andriod Development obviate 32 - bit Linux

Recently I encountered the following error while trying to emulate android using cordova: ERROR: 32-bit Linux Android emulator binaries are DEPRECATED when attemping to run the Android emulator ...
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libmtp error when transfering files to phone

When I connect my phone via usb to ubuntu I can see it in both the file manager, and also in Clementine, my music player. The issue arises when I try and manipulate files using both the file browser ...
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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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Ubuntu Touch app development [closed]

I would like to try out Ubuntu Touch app development, and I have a few questions that hopefully some of you will be able to answer... I'm intending to use HTML5. - Do applications have to undergo a ...
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How to access my Android's files using Wi-Fi in Ubuntu? [closed]

Both my Ubuntu and Android phone are using the same Wi-Fi. How can I transfer files between the phone and the PC? Is there any way to mount the Android file system? I don't want to use the USB cable. ...
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Creating a 'public' group for accessing programs throughout the OS

You see, I have xampp, Android SDK installed in /opt/ directory as root. Now, the problem is, this machine is being used by 2 people (my sister and me) and even she uses them both. The problem arises ...
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Can't install package [duplicate]

Trying to setup environment for android ROM development, but the libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 package is not installing. Getting error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to delete the android studio in ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed Android studio in my lappy but I want to delete all the files and Android studio itself from my lappy.Please help me !!! gracious,have a good day!
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Need drivers for lg ls720 FOR UBUNTU

I'm looking for the USB drivers for my LG Optimus F3 (LS720) that are compatible with Ubuntu, Linux, Gnome... anything but the .exe files I can get from the manufacturer. I have googled till my ...
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“these files are on a digital audio player” message

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu Precise I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with VLC. This means that I am not able to see any file within my android. ...
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Reset network settings to what Ubuntu installs

The problem is I messed up lots of files (such as networkmanager.conf) and other because my laptop was not connecting to an ad hoc network, it connected to other hotspots like my androids shared ...
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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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Android Photos Not Viewable

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Laptop. When I plug my phone in, I can't open any pictures or videos. I've tried switching my media connection on my phone to all three options, nothings working. ...
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mtp not work ubuntu vivid 14.10 and Lenovo S-930

I added into /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules: UBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="17ef", ATTR{idProduct}=="7718", MODE="0666" Then I ran the following command (restarting the udev service): $ ...
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How do I run Android SDK as root in ubuntu?

When I run gksudo android I receive a password prompt but after entering the password nothing opens. I have then tried running terminal as root then running android command but then the command is not ...
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Using Android Apps on Ubuntu Mobile OS

An OS is not typically I look for in a mobile or a laptop. Since almost a year now, I have been addicted to this game Clash of Clans on my Nexus 4 running Android 5.1. I am looking for experimenting ...
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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 ...