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Android phone does not appear in lsusb after entering “downloading” mode!

I've been trying to use Heimdall to install custom ROMs on my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8190 (Galaxy S3 Mini), but running sudo heimdall detect Gives ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode ...
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How can I configure my Android tablet to output sound to a remote Pulseaudio instance?

I have a Transformer TF101 tablet with Ubuntu One music on it. The speakers are good enough, but I have an Ubuntu computer hooked up to my nice stereo in my living room. I'd like to be able to just ...
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Music Library will not load in Ubuntu One Music app for Android [closed]

I keep getting the error message "Didn't understand the response from the server" when I open the music library tab in the Ubuntu One Music app for Android. I can do random play or random albums from ...
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Initialising the Build Environment for Android on 64-bit 12.04

I am looking to initialise the build environment for the AOSP codebase (or for that matter, any Android source), and one of the first steps in the process is to; $ sudo apt-get install git gnupg flex ...
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Kdeconnect for Ubuntu

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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Bluetooth detected on 12.04LTS but cannot connect

I'm using a IOGear GBU311 on my desktop with 12.04LTS (I'm on kubuntu). I see the device in the Bluetooth conf. manager. My computer can detect my phone. On my phone (LG P930 with Android 2.3.5) I ...
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Cannot start Android emulator from Eclipse on Ubuntu

I faced a problem recently. From some point of time I cannot start Android emulator from Eclipse with following console output: [2012-07-06 23:19:18 - MyApp] Launching a new emulator with Virtual ...
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no permissions fastboot - fastboot and adb not working

I'm trying to unlock my Moto phone using ADB but I when I do a fastboot devices I keep getting no permissions fastboot Even sudo fastboot devices is not helping with sudo I get this sudo: ...
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Android SDK and Path

Since I've downloaded the Android development kit as a package (sdk, eclipse bundled together), I extracted it into /opt/android/sdk I ran the command nano ~/.bashrc command and opened the file. Now ...
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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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Why can't I run any Android NDK commands?

I had been running Mint 12 before, and everything was working there. I switched to Ubuntu 12.04, and now I am very frustrated. When I run ndk-build, I get /home/buzz/ndk/prebuilt/linux-x86/bin/make: ...
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sd card won't mount when an android phone is connected after 12.10 fresh install

I just upgraded to 12.10 via a fresh install. Mounting my Xperia Neo V in 12.04 worked flawlessly however I just discovered that the sd card can't be detected and mounted in 12.10. How can I solve ...
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Where do the files that I download go?

I use the Ubuntu One Files app for Android on my HTC Desire and downloaded one of my files. My questions is this though, where exactly do the files you download go? I can't find the file anywhere on ...
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How to convert Android's contacts2.db to .vcf?

I have extracted my contacts2.db from a nandroid backup. I'd like to convert that to one or many .vcf files so that I can use my contacts in other applications. I already found an answer that dealt ...
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Sync folder with Android device

I would like to have a folder with all my music which is automatically synced on my Android device (Wifi only, plugged in only, like in SugarSync). Is there any hope for this feature to be implemented ...
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Galaxy S not detected, how do I make it work?

Can anyone please provide the necessary steps to connect a Samsung Galaxy S with Ubuntu 10.10 please? I was thinking that perhaps it could detect something, but it doesn't, Anyone succeeded ? Thanks
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Does the Ubuntu One mobile client have an integrated music store?

I was wondering if the Ubuntu One mobile client for Android has an integrated music store? I installed the client but I do not seem to be able to access the store.
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Getting MTP to work with a Galaxy tab 2 7.0?

I'm trying to get MTP with the galaxy tab 2 7.0 working on my ubuntu installation. Such that I can access the files. I tried to do what is described here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/how-...
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User friendly way to access an MTP device (Android 3.0 tablet)

Is there a user friendly way to access a MTP device from Ubuntu such as an Android 3.0 tablet? Thanks.
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Where can I find ubuntu one contacts for android?

I'm able to stream my music to my android device but I still can't sync my contacts. It was impossible for me to find ubuntu one contacts in the android market and funambol doesn't seem to work. So ...
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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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How do I install libusbx library

I am trying to run flashtool (flashing utility for android phones) in ubuntu. Already setup java and appropriate environment On execution the following error comes up rajeswar@WebE-PCl:~$ ...
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how to install kde connect on ubuntu 12.04?

kde connect is a new app aims to connect android phone and ubuntu/kubuntu and having lots of features. the steps involved in installing this piece of software in ubuntu 12.04 is shown in this ...
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How to capture https traffic

I am trying to capture the requests of my android emulator. I want to know the data used by my android app. I tried various ways which didn't work. I am trying to do that using the emulator now. I ...
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Why is ADB not working on Ubuntu 11.10?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit and adb is excutable but when I use the commands in the terminal I get this: adb: error while loading shared libraries: libncurses.so.5: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 How ...
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Installing full Linux on android

I want to get full Linux with GUI and desktop on my android tab (rooted). I heard about apps called " Linux deploy" and "Complete Linux installer". However I have a few doubts : 1) Is it possible to ...
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How to connect laptop to internet via android phone

I have a laptop with Linux OS (Debian or Ubuntu) and a Samsung Galaxy S III mini phone that is connected to internet with Mobile Data. how can i share mobile internet with laptop?
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Network sharing for android

I am on ubuntu 12.04 and I want to create a wifi hotspot to be used with my android device. Now I know there are so many tutorials available every where and that I have all options in network tab to ...
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HTC Android device mounted as USB drive is read-only unless I'm root

When I connect my HTC Incredible S to my Ubuntu 10.10 system as a USB drive, the device seems to mount OK, but is read-only unless I access it as root. For example, if I run nautilus, I can't drag and ...
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Using your laptop as loudspeaker for your mobile

I'm thinking on how to use my laptop running Ubuntu (with its loudspeakers) as "headset" for my Android mobile. For instance: I listen to some music on my mobile and I want to connect my laptop as a ...
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Ubuntu One Files for Android will not let me log in

I installed Ubuntu One Files on my Nexus One phone. When I tap Log in on the main screen, the app tries to log in then after a few seconds returns the following message: Log-in failed, please try ...
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How to install Cordova on Ubuntu 14.04 to develop hybrid apps?

I want to install Cordova on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to convert my web application to android app.
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How do you install Android Studio for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have looked around the web and tried to follow the official instructions (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html) but the file I am meant to run called "Studio.sh" wont run? Thanks.
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How to make ubuntu 13.10 a wi fi router [duplicate]

I just install ubuntu 13.10, I hope I can make my laptop, which is connected to internet by a cable, as a WiFi router. I just googled for some ideas, I find a huge access to this topic , I read ...
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How to use gvfs mtp mount from the command line in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

When connecting Android 3.0+ devices to Ubuntu 13.04 file transfers usually work fine in Nautilus but using the command line is not at all obvious. No filesystem mount point is apparent and Nautilus ...
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Boot into Ubuntu from Android Tablet with Live USB Drive

I have an Android ASUS Slider tablet. I have successfully installed UBUNTU to an 8GB thumb drive. I would like to boot into the thumb drive the same way I do with a windows system except I would like ...
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How to make Ubuntu recognize Samsung galaxy battery level?

When I plug in an iPhone device, it automatically charges the battery, and showing battery's power percentage. How to do so, with an Android device?
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How I can run Android 4.0.4 in chroot on Ubuntu 12.04 on the Pandaboard ES?

I want to run fully functional Android 4.0.4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation on the Pandaboard ES with the LXC containers.
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Unable connect to android phone using bluetooth [closed]

How do I connect my laptop to my HTC Wildfire through bluetooth? The laptop is running xubuntu 11.10, and I have updated Blueman to version 1.23 through their launchpad PPA. The phone is running ...
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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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ia32-libs broken package (Ubuntu 12.04 x64)

I have the latest Android SDK installed on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 I am having almost an identical problem as Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK. The Eclipse ADT plugin is not working for me, and its ...
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How to extract/install android-ndk-r10c-linux-x86_64.bin

I downloaded Android NDK from https://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/ndk/index.html but I am not able to extract it. If I double-click it I get an error: Could not display “android-ndk-r10c-...
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Android sdk on Ubuntu 32bit

I have some issues in running android sdk(ADB) on ubuntu 32-bit. I downloaded and updated sdk on ubuntu 14.02 64-bit, and now reusing it on ubuntu 15.10 32-bit. But when i try ./adb devices on ...
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Why does Ubuntu One sync modified files just on one device?

The files on my PC are in sync with my Android tablet via Ubuntu One. If I modify a file on my PC the changes are correctly sync'd to the tablet. However if I modify a file on my tablet, save it and ...
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How to backup an Android phone on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to backup an Android mobile phone when connected to Ubuntu? I have looked trough and searched here, but couldn't find any answers to this question. I have just bought an Android phone ...
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UBUNTU 14.04LTS Wi-Fi hotspot is not detected by android phone

Default creation of HotSpot in network manager is not able to detected on andriod phones of any version. There is a answer for this question in given link below but its need to install third party ...
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Is it possible for Ubuntu to run android and iphone apps?

both Android and (too some extent) iOS use .deb files. While the phone versions of the apps may be impossible to use, but could the tablet versions be converted? One of the reasons my friend keeps ...
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Some MP3s have to be synced multiple times before tags are read properly

I've been having trouble with tags not being read on the first try. Say I rip a CD to MP3, tag it properly (typically both ID3v2.4 and ID3v1.1 tags) with Picard and/or Puddletag, then move it to my ...
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Is there an Android ROM flashing utility available for Ubuntu 14.04?

Is there any Utility that can be used in Ubuntu 14.04 to flash a ROM or a custom recovery to an android? I am interested in flashing the stock ROM and CWM recovery to a Broadcom chip based android ...
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ap-hotspot cannot connect to android devices

I created a hotspot using ap-hotspot in my ubuntu 12.10. The created hotspot shows in my android phone but it get stucks in obtaining IP address.. How can I add an IP address?