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Stuck on recovery-mode - Galaxy Nexus (phone)

I tried to install Ubuntu according to instruction given by https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install however I suck on recovery-mode in the middle of the installation. It seems not [to be] running ...
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About powering USB device on Linux: Android camera app recognizes USB camera but Ubuntu doesn't

On my notebook, I have a USB camera, 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 running on SD Card and Android Jelly Bean on flash memory. Ubuntu doesn't recognize the camera (even the USB port), cause it doesn't offer any ...
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How can I make dual boot on Motorola Droid RAZR?

I have Motorola Droid RAZR XT910 with Android 4.0.4 and I would like install Ubuntu Touch as second system. How can I make it?
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cannot connect Ubuntu with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 over Wifi

Cannot connect or see Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from my Ubuntu machine on Wifi. Error message when I scan Wifi from Galaxy Note: No Windows shares found on network When connecting Galaxy Note with ...
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Why is FTP file transfer from Android Phone Slow?

To transfer files from my Android phone to Ubuntu, I use an app that creates a FTP server on the phone. Copying files to Ubuntu 12.04 (same with 12.10) I get up to 260 KB/s. Copying files to Windows ...
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heimdall-frontend fails with undefines symbol error

Trying to run heimdall 1.11 and here is the error i get when trying to use the program heimdall-frontend: symbol lookup error: heimdall-frontend: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii ...
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Ubuntu One for Android not uploading

Since upgrading last week files do not upload to the cloud. I have tried various file managers and none of them make any difference. After selecting the file to 'add' nothing happens and in the Ubuntu ...
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Error getting file: -6: Not Supported [Ubuntu 14.04 & LG G3]

I'm trying to transfer a folder of files from my LG G3 to my laptop and each attempt has lead me to this error: I've just unlocked the LG G3's bootloader using BUMP! and I made a backup within TWRP ...
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“no available channels” with ubuntu dual boot on Nexus 7 2013 deb LTE

I am trying to dualboot Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 2013 LTE, but I am unsuccessful. Some time ago, I was able to run Ubuntu on the device, but it was not a dual-boot installation. I was able to ...
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How to fix invalid identifier error after setting environment variables?

I'm trying to setup cocos2dx in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but after setting the environmental variables (in .bashrc) I start getting this error: bash: export: dev/cocos2d-x-3.2/tools/cocos2d-console/bin': not ...
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connecting an Android device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that I have no problem connecting to my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I have another android device (a Prestigio Multipad 7.0 plus) that Ubuntu doesn't see at all, but Windows 7.0 ...
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How to mount a samsung galaxy s5?

My laptop runs on Ubuntu 12.04 and when trying to connect my phone to access files through the usb port, this comes up: Unable to mount SAMSUNG_Android Error initializing camera: -60: Could not lock ...
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How to run ubuntu on android?

I was on the Canonical website and I clicked on products, upon clicking on that I saw under Ubuntu there was a picture of ubuntu on a phone and tablet http://www.canonical.com/products as seen here. ...
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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 an Androidphone's filesystem

I want to have access to my rooted Android-phone's filesystem using a USB-cabel-connection and either a Terminal or File Manager with GUI. I also want to be able to edit the system files using VIM or ...
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android USB debugging disappeared and not working anymore

I was working on my project using my own device ( LG Optimus G E975 , android 4.4.2) on ubuntu 12.04, and everything was going fine, eclipse could detect the device and I could easily debug on device. ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...
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How to setup USB wireless card as AP hotspot (tl-wn725n)

I tried to set up hotspot for my android mobile on my ubuntu 12.04. follow the instruction of here: 'http://thenewbieblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/wifi-hotspot-setup-on-ubuntu/' However it does not ...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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Phone not recognised in Android Developer Tools (ADT) on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to run my app on my HTC Desire C, this window comes up: I have no idea why it doesn't find my phone. It does if I run ADT as root, but I don't like doing that because the ownership of ...
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Using Ubuntu For Android using Kivy

I just want to ask can I use Ubuntu 14.04 for developing an Android application using Kivy? And if so, then which packages do I need to download from Kivy's website??
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont recognised Android phone

When I connect my HTC one M8 phone with Android 4 (Kitkat), my Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise the phone. There is nothing on Nautilus to show that it knows its there. The phone will charge but there ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments later, ...
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How to fix the issue in connecting allwinner Android tablet for USB debugging on ubuntu 14.04

I have issues in connecting Android tablet for USB debugging on Ubuntu 14.04. I have followed the tutorial from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1228508 karthikeyan@spark:~$ lsusb ...
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How to run Genymotion via terminal

So I installed Genymotion and I used this website as a guide: https://cloud.genymotion.com/page/doc/. Unfortunately, when I do the last step it won't let me run the application. Thank you. This is ...
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Ubuntu only shows music files on Andrioid Device

I am having trouble browsing my documents on my Android device through my Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop. It's a Samsung Galaxy Mega and my laptop is a Lenovo Z580. I am able to connect and browse my phone but ...
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Install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 10 (Manta) Using Ubuntu 14.04

fastboot oem unlock results in the tablet displaying the green Android robot lying and message saying the device is already unlocked. My presumption is that Android OS is no longer in the tablet. ...
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Strange USB (phone) behavior

I have 12.04LTS on a Dell Inspiron laptop, and it behaves very strangely when I plug my Samsung Galaxy SII phone into it. When I connect the phone, I get three dialog boxes, one says "Unable to mount ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable

I had this same problem when previously using ubuntu 13.10, among other issues with my Windows dual boot. So I wiped the hard drive, re-installed ubuntu stand alone, and I still get the same dang ...
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First time using Ubuntu, a few questions

So my gf's dell inspiron 1545 has had a pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate since we got it (from her mom and we think her step dad put the pirated copy on it) She's sick of having an illegal copy and ...
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difficulty transferring file to android phone

When I first connect my android phone, it gives me the open to open a folder, but I closed it and how I can't find it. Disconnecting and reconnecting my phone doesn't give me the a chance to open the ...
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Recover accidently deleted eclipse ini File

I accidentaly switched my Eclipse ini file with an android Eclipse ini file. I did not create a backup of the old ini file, so that option is out of the door. I don't know where to get a working one, ...
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Simple Scan: PDF does not open on Android (Adobe reader) (dated 1970!)

I have been scanning some documents lately in order to have them with me on my android tablet or smartphone. I share them on DropBox and open them with Adobe reader. The problem is that most of the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Cannot Detect Galaxy S4

Ubuntu won't recognize my S4 and on the phone it doesn't realize it's connected either, it just shows that it's charging. I've read posts such as Ubuntu can't see my Android phone! but that ...
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Boot .efi files from GRUB2

I've bought a Sony VAIO with UEFI booting and came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 (triple-boot) and fixed the UEFI boot so GRUB2 is loading. I was ...
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How to install Eclipse which I have already downloaded with Android Development Kit?

I have downloaded the full Android Development Kit (ADK) from the official Google Developers website. It is a .zip file which contains Eclipse and other ADT tools. I want to install the Eclipse ...
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Android IDE for Ubuntu

Are there any other IDEs other then eclipse for Ubuntu which can be used for Android Development
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Eclipse Kepler won't start

Hi am trying to learn about developing andoid apps using ubuntu 12.04lts and eclipse kepler. Had it all downloaded and set up which took ages. Tried to run an example and it crashed eclipse. Now ...
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Download Ubuntu Mobile To HTC One?

So I am in love with Ubutnu, but haven't really looked into the mobile platform until just recently. I think it looks beautiful, and am excited to have the power of a fully functional computer in my ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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How to proporly configure wine

I have a program I need to use and currently do not have enough disk space for dual booting or a vm, so I was wondering if someone could port this program to Linux or help me configure wine to do so. ...
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Kernel 3.13 on Ubuntu ARM + Android kernel options compatibility

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the kernel 3.13 on my ARM Samsung / Google Chromebook,using this tutorial : http://www.virtualopensystems.com/en/solutions/guides/kvm-on-chromebook/ I have to ...
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How to unlock Boot-loader of android Phone?

i Want to unlock boot-loader of android phone. Actually i want to dual boot the android phone with android and Ubuntu . For that i have to unlock boot-loader first . Whenever i run fast boot oem ...
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export PATH doesn't work correctly

I have a problem with $PATH export. The only place I found where I modify $PATH is /etc/environment: ANDROID_HOME="/opt/ADT/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20130522/sdk" ...
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Problem with terminal after following instructions: '[How to] Connect your Android Ice Cream Sandwich Phone to Ubuntu for File Access'

After following the instructions my terminal is constantly spewing out alias: command not found alias android-disconnect=”fusermount -u /media/Galaxy” alias: command not found alias ...
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Can we use downloaded android source code at another system

I downloaded the android source code in my laptop, my friend also need that. if i just copy it and give to him, is it work for him? if yes so how could we do that. We are using different OS as I am ...
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No space left during update

I have got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ubuntu 13.10, a write protected flash installation (Not even password change seems to be possible.) My free space is 12.7 GB. "Last update 2000-01-01" seems to ...
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My Android device will not show up on my Ubuntu PC

When I hooked my Android phone up to my PC with windows 7, I could co in to "COmputer" And find my device. How do I find my device on Ubuntu 12.04, so I can import my pictures and music?
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Can't find Ubuntu One folder on my Android device

I've installed and logged in Ubuntu One on my Huawei U9508 Android smartphone Expected to see /mnt/sdcard/u1 folder, but it simply doesn't exist. Also checked /mnt/sdcard2 which is built in Flash ...
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Android Avd running with errors

I have installed Android 4.3 AVD bundle on Ubuntu 12.4 LTS. When I start AVD it shows too many errors. Starting emulator for AVD 'AVD_for_3_7_FWVGA_slider' Failed to load libGL.so error libGL.so: ...