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Ad-hoc network (hot spot) created in Ubuntu is not detected by android phone

I created a hot spot via network > wireless > use as hotspot. Other laptops successfully detected the hot-spot,could connect and use it without any problem. But no android phone could detect it.! I ...
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Is there a “Sync Locally?” option in the Android app of Ubuntu One?

as Ubuntu One under Ubuntu offers the "sync locally" option, I was looking for this very option inside of the Ubuntu One android app, but unfortunately I did not find it. So all my folders are synced ...
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Ubuntu One Music app for Android not displaying artwork

I haven't been able to get my album art to display in the android app and have been searching for answers all morning. The artwork is in the tags properly, I've tried both mp3 and ogg to no avail. ...
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Remote Control Desktop over Bluetooth

Is there a way to control my Ubuntu Desktop (13.10) remotely over Bluetooth, with my Android 4.4 device?
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Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Finger

I´am trying to use this Finger.java for my Android project, But I get this error. $java Finger username@host.com Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Finger Caused by: ...
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Ubuntu One Files (Android App) not removing deleted files

I have Ubuntu One Files installed on my Android phone. Photos are set to Auto-Upload which works fine - I see the photos on my windows machines as expected. However, when I delete a photo from that ...
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Stream music from Ubuntu One to several phones?

I am about to buy an Android-phone to myself and another one for my son. The "killing application" is this offer form Ubuntu one: "Music Streaming Enjoy your music anywhere and get 20GB of storage for ...
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Where has the Ubuntu One Contacts app for Android gone?

I had problems syncing my Android 2.3.4 device with Ubuntu One Contacts cloud. So I decided to reinstall the Android app. But I can't find the app any more. Where is it? How can I sync the contacts ...
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Are files synced from mobile app supposed to download to my PC's Ubuntu One folder?

I just installed Ubuntu One files for Android and it uploaded all my pictures and I can see them in the web interface. Can I get this folder to automatically download all the files to my Ubuntu One ...
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Ubuntu One message appearing: You do not have permission?

i am trying to sign in to ubuntuone on my droid 2. i keep getting a message that says the following: You do not have permission to open this page. ...
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Eclipse won't let me select a Windows share as Workspace

Environment: Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), Eclipse Helios 3.6 (64-bit), Android 2.3 SDK + ADT. All works great, but I can only select a workspace that's on the local system. Eclipse won't let me select ...
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How does one build android kernel from sources on Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to build Android from sources on Ubuntu 13.04, yet there are numerous issues: Setting up the environment issues (wrong tool chains) Compilation/Build errors
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How do I upgrade Android on my phone with Ubuntu?

I have a Galaxy Europa running Android v2.2. I want to upgrade it to Gingerbread v2.3. In Windows I would use Samsung Kies for this task. How do I do it in Ubuntu?
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Is there an emulator or wine type environment that would allow use of android apps on linux? [duplicate]

Basically, I have a kindle fire that uses a form of the android OS and was wondering if there was a way I could run similar apps on my Ubuntu system. Specifically I'd like the news reader program ...
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Where is my Android phone's mount point, so I can rsync it?

I would like to rsync my music with my Android phone (Galaxy Nexus), I'm trying to work out the mount path to use from the shell. The mount command doesn't show up on the phone. In Nautilus the ...
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Can't connect to my android's hotspot

I've tried to run Ubuntu from Live CD to check it. Ubuntu recognized my android's hotspot (I use android 2.1 with "Wifi Tethering") but wasn't able to connect to it. It's really a problem for me ...
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Is there any way to use Ubuntu with an Android phone?

Could I plug in my Android phone into my Ubuntu PC via USB cable and have text messages and such appear in my Ubuntu notifications? Or something like that (similar to the Ubuntu for Android ...
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Free Ubuntu One Mobile?

Is there any chance for a free version of Ubuntu One Mobile that might be ad-supported?
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Cannot mount Android phone and sync with Banshee

I can't get my LG Optimus One to sync with Banshee. I read somewhere that the root needs to have an empty file called '.is_audio_player'. I did that and it still doesn't mount. I ran dmesg however ...
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How to boot back into Android from Ubuntu Touch?

I just recently installed Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 2013 tablet following the instructions from: http://developer.ubuntu.com/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I was ...
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Is there an android emulator for Ubuntu 14.04?

Preferably one that works properly,like blue stacks on windows.. Thanks
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Ubuntu 12.04 MTP support for Android 4.4

I have been using gvfs-mtp to get access to the my Nexus 4 (Android 4.3) memory through MTP. Since my Nexus 4 get android 4.4 updates, I can no longer transfer files to it. I have tried several ...
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Eclipse ADT: Layout Properties Editor doesn't work correctly

I have a new, clean installation of Eclipse Kepler (4.3.1) SR1 (x64) in Linux Mint 15 Olivia x64 (based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”). ADT version is 22.3.0, and Java is Oracle's 1.7.0_45. The ...
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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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How come I cannot make this file executable (chmod permissions)?

I downloaded Android Development Tool for linux (ADT) and placed it in home directory. After unzipping the files, when I double click the "eclipse" executable file; the eclipse works perfectly fine. ...
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On-the-fly conversion of FLAC to MP3 when syncing with Android?

I have a large collection of FLAC music files which I would like to sync to my Android phone. However, the FLAC files are very large...and before I bother to create a seperate MP3 music library it ...
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Sync Android with Rhythmbox

I have a Samsung Mini 2 and my wife has an original Samsung 2. I am working with Rhythmbox on 12.10. I was initially able to sync my Mini with RB when I first set up. Then I deleted all the music ...
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“folder contents could not be displayed.” error when trying to plug in a Galaxy Nexus

Tried to connect Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, I choose open folder from a pop up dialog box and it says the following error: The folder contents could not be displayed. Sorry, could ...
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infinite loop in terminal

I have tried to connect my Asus transformer 300T tablet (android 4.1 ) to Ubuntu 12.04 by following the steps in this tutorial. However something went wrong in this step (I am not sure which exactly ...
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Android device connects to my computer, but doesn't play audio over Bluetooth

I turn on Bluetooth on both my devices and open up Music on my Android. I select a song to play, press the menu button, and tap "Via Bluetooth": I tap on my computer in the "Bluetooth Device ...
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starting android avd fails, saying it can't find emulator, but it exists

I've asked this question both on StackOverflow and the Android Dev forum, but neither got a single reply as of yet. Perhaps a direct focus on Ubuntu might get some results. I've installed the SDK on ...
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Disable the message “ these files are on a digital audio player” in na

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu 12.04 I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with rhythmbox in nautilus.This means that I am not able to see any file within ...
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My Android phone isn't being detected by Ubuntu

This is what I've got from terminal, looks like it can see the phone as a USB device just fine but isn't showing up under fdisk so I can't mount it. It automounts just fine in my VMWare Windows. And ...
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device shows up in lsusb + adb but not in ifconfig

I'm running Ubuntu in the VMWare Player under Windows 7: root@ubuntu:/# uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 \ i686 i386 GNU/Linux I'm trying to ...
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Boot Ubuntu on smartphone SD card?

Now here's what I want: Ubuntu on the SD card that lives in my phone. I like using Ubuntu portably and my phone as a flash drive, but I haven't been able to make these work together yet. I've ...
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Share folders between PC and Android

I want to know how to share any folders between android and ubuntu. I've got it with WindowsXP. On my Android phone I've installed the app ES File Explorer. I've created a folder in the PC and it is ...
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How do I mount, edit and repack an .img file? [duplicate]

I have downloaded a .img file to use on my Android device. I have to edit a file in the image in order to use it. How can I mount the file so I can edit the text file and then re-pack the .img?
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“Error: No peer certificate” in Ubuntu One Android app

Downloading and (automatic) uploading in the Ubuntu One Android app stopped working all of a sudden. The upload of other files also doesn't seem to work. It keeps saying: "Error: No peer certificate". ...
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Move Store on U1 Android Music App

On the Samsung Galaxy S2, there is an internal SD storage mounted as /SDCARD, and the external SD is mounted to /SDCARD/usbStore. Is it possible to run the Ubuntu One Music app on ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 in download mode breaks lsusb

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. To update it the official way, you need Windows and Samsung Kies (an application that does the updating). The unofficial way lets you do it with a Linux-native application ...
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MP3 files cut off in the Ubuntu One Android app

I noticed today on my phone (Droid X running Android 2.2.1) that when streaming the Ubuntu One app would skip to the next song before the previous one had finished. Looking into it, one of the mp3s ...
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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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Wifi hotspot to connect to Android using Broadcom 43xx

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. My wireless device (found using lspci) is Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01). I bought a new android ...
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How to set the JDK for Android Studio?

I can't compile a default new project for Android 2.1 because(?) the JDK used by Android Studio is JDK 1.7 but it should be JDK 1.6. To change it I go to File -> Project Structure and try to find the ...
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How do I transfer large files from my phone to my computer? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a 6.7 GB file onto my Samsung Galaxy S3. I want transfer it to my computer but I get this error: libmtp error: Could not get file from device. This is the only time it has ever ...
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Moto X wont connect to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Nexus 5 which when I connect it via USB works perfectly as far as transferring files goes. But as soon as I plug in the Moto X it acts like it doesn't exist. Reminiscent of an Ex-girlfriend ...
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Are there any credible alternatives to XBMC as a media server that can also be used to stream video to a tablet or other Android device?

I've connected a PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with XBMC installed. I am looking to get it replaced with a Raspberry Pi for the power-usage benefits and smaller footprint. I would like to have a single ...
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lsusb lists Galaxy Samsung Tab s2 & adb devices lists nothing

really, I do all my efforts to run an android project through eclipse on a tablet "Samsung galaxy Tab s2/ GT-P3100" under Ubuntu 12.04. i add the vendor id of samsung in ~/.android/adb_usb.ini ...
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Need instructions for installing ubuntu touch

This guide from wiki seems old and confusing. For my situation: device: Nexus 7 (grouper) origin OS: Android 4.3 recovery: TWRP (3rd party recovery) And I tried as following steps: Download ...
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Does Ubuntu Support CDMA/LTE on the Sprint Galaxy Nexus

I'm looking to switch from Android OS to Ubuntu on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I was wondering if Ubuntu supports CDMA and LTE.