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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 does Ubuntu detect a smartphone without any drivers?

The smartphone in this context is a Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Before when I've tried to transfer files to and from a computer running windows I've always needed drivers for the smartphone to be ...
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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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Contact Synchronisation with Android [duplicate]

I am using thunderbird as my mail client at my workplace PC (Linux Mint) and personal laptop (Ubuntu). I am using the thunderbird address-book synchroniser add on for synchronisation of contacts. ...
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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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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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How can I install the latest version of libmtp?

In the latest version of the libmtp library there are fixes for my Android device so I would like to install the latest version I'm just not sure how! I would assume that this would pushed into the ...
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Host local database using ubuntu for external applications

I am trying to build an Android application and I need to install a database to store all my data like users, passwords etc. This is the first time when I do something like this and I dont have a clue ...
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Ubuntu armhf 404 packages! Please help! Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

Ok so here is every error that I get during sudo apt-get update or any sudo apt-get operation BEFORE YOU LEAVE PLEASE READ! (thank you ^^) (Remembered to add this after finishing the text: I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.014 not detecting my ASUS Zenfone 5

I want to connect my ASUS Zenfone 5 to an Ubuntu OS but the system is not detecting it. I have tried to install mtpfs but still its not working. Need help on this. Thanks.
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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How do I set up Ubuntu interaction with Android Device?

Is there any way to have a littlemore sync/interaction between my Ubuntu desktop and my Android? Ideally I'd like to use my desktop as a mini/personal cloud backup point but I'd also like to push ...
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Can I run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone? [duplicate]

When I use the new Ubuntu phone, I hear that I wont be able to use apps for Android. Is there an easy way to modify the operating system to support the Android java style applications on Ubuntu Phone? ...
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mounting galaxy s4 ubuntu 14.04

The problem is as simple as the title, I can't mount my rooted galaxy s4 phone(newest update 4.4.2) on my laptop(running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). The error message is a consistent: Unable to open MTP ...
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Android SDK and Eclipse can't fetch packages

I have this problem where I can't download packages in my android sdk and eclipse. Apparently these programs can't fetch the repository. For android sdk, it always gets stuck on fetching the ...
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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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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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Device is not detected via MTP (TCL Idol X S950 phone)

I have just purchased a new TCL Idol X S950 phone and I'm figuring out some issue to make it visible on my system. This phone uses Android 4.2.2 and I guess this is the cause of the issue: my ...
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Banshee and Rhythmbox crash when trying to connect Android device

This happens with both Rythmbox and Banshee, but I'd prefer to solve the problem with Banshee, as that is the player that suits me better. When I run Banshee, and connect my Android device using PTP, ...
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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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Apktool error Terminal inquiry

when I run Apktool to build a package for android I get this output: :~$ apktool build '/home/...' I: Checking whether sources has changed... I: Checking whether resources has changed... ...
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Text appearing on top whenever I open terminal

Whenever I open my terminal I get this text at the top: bash: export: ...
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Can I use apt-get to swap my Android device into Ubuntu?

As they both stand for Linux. How can I convert Android into Ubuntu with apt-get, aptitude and other minimum features?
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How to transfer files from Samsung Galaxy?

:) I have a Samsung Galaxy that doesn't communicate very easily with any computer... I want to be able to transfer files (now I email them one by one..., nope don't have cardreader either) I found ...
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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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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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What module or Package enables USB tethering support

I have Ubuntu desktop that handles Android tethering. i.e. using the internet from the Android device. If I wanted to add that feature to Ubuntu server what module/package would I need to install.
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Can I run Ubuntu OS on a Android 4.0 tablet?

I have a cheap Chinese made tablet from Dubai called the Crony Dubai (www.cronydubai.com). It has a micro B, mini HDMI and a USB labeled as "Host" as well as a micro SD slot. It came with a micro B to ...
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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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“Please ensure you have JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE” message

I have java installed aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis java java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis javac javac: /usr/bin/javac /usr/bin/X11/javac and ...
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Android Mirror - JUC600 for Ubuntu

I was recently reading an article about a device that mirrors an Android device onto a computer. Once connected you can then interact with it via the computers keyboard as well as amplify the screen. ...
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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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How to edit PATH in order to change path of a directory?

I want to add ANDROID_HOME into my path. I added following lines: export ANDROID_HOME=~/android/sdk/ export PATH=${PATH}:$ANDROID_HOME/tools:$ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools I want to edit ANDROID_HOME ...
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Ubuntu touch on note 10.1 (2014) WITHOUT rooting

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (SM-P600) and wanted to test Ubuntu on it (and maybe on my Galaxy S4 as well). It is still under warranty, so I do not want to root it or do ...
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Is there an Ubuntu distribution which is customized to run on the android kernel? [duplicate]

Every android device has a more or less customized kernel. Most of these are open source?!(I am not sure about the "most".) Is there a Linux or even better ubuntu distro which comes with has support ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) slow USB transfer, messy file browsing

Working with Ubuntu 13.04, connecting my Nexus 7 (2nd gen, 2013) via MTP works fine. I just connect the Nexus 7 and Nautilus immediately opens up in the correct directory. No more need to fiddle ...
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How to share current desktop through tightvnc

Is it possible to share my current desktop in ubuntu 14.04 with tightvnc and connect and control it using an android app (vnc viewer). I have installed tightvncserver and am able to connect with vnc ...
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Launching Android Studio from Terminal [duplicate]

I've downloaded and installed Android Studio and also added the path to my .bashrc export PATH="~/android-studio/bin/:$PATH" What I'm looking at now is that one command which will launch android ...
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Uninstall Android Studio completely

I installed Android studio some time ago using the suggested method: To set up Android Studio on Linux: Unpack the downloaded Tar file, android-studio-ide--linux.zip, into an appropriate ...
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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... ...
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Unable to launch Android SDK Manager in Terminal

I am trying to open my Android SDK Manager which I installed and used before, and the instructions on the official website for it here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/adding-packages.html ...
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Why can't Ubuntu 14.04 access the files on my Android phone? [closed]

I just downloaded and installed 14.04 to replace a Xubuntu 14.10 that has been crashing on every reboot. Now, with nothing else installed, I am no longer able to communicate with my Samsung S4! When ...
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Eclipse displays png as a text file

I want to create an app in eclipse with libGDX. But when I import a png file into Eclipse it displays it as a text file. I tried with the Android Developmet Kit from Google, but the same problem as ...
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Unable to mount LG optimus L5 as USB

I have upgraded to ubuntu 14.04.1 (amd64) last week on my acer aspire E1-571. I plugged the phone (LG optimus L5)and it was mounted as a usb massive storage. Few days later, I installed by error an ...
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installing a jdk and android studio after downloading its zipped folder

this is a common error whenever i try to install jdk, jre and android studio : error processing package oracle-java7-set-default (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport ...
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Need help logging in at greeter using a wireless remote/device

I'm running Tahr (Desktop) on a Brix S as a small pseudo server/HTPC (mainly to save costs and space). The box sits under my TV and I'm trying to set it up so that my wife and I can control the box ...
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Unable to mount device

Im trying to install a version of ubuntu onto my vtab1008 mainly to see what it can do. ive been following this guide ...