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JDK 8 Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 (Android Studio & NetBeans)

I downloaded jdk-8u11-nb-8-linux-i586.sh and installed it in my home folder. Then I install NetBeans, it is successful I think because I can compile my java code using netbeans. Now when I install ...
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize Android devices anymore

Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize any of my Android devices anymore. (Tried with the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus) I thought this was an MTP or ADB-problem, but connecting / disconnecting the devices ...
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Screen flicker present in all operating systems after error in Ubuntu Touch [Nexus 7 2012 wifi]

I installed Ubuntu Touch stable 10 with MultiRom. When I swiped from left to right Ubuntu froze and the screen started to flicker. I have removed Ubuntu Touch and still have the stock Android 4.4.4 ...
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How to use USB 3.0 speeds with the Samsung Galaxy S5

So, the Samsung Galaxy s5 connects just fine to my computer via the USB 3.0 port BUT when it connects it uses MTP. I can see the phone's files, transfer files, and so on via MTP and the transfer speed ...
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Unable to access “BCM21553 Thunderbird and Unable to open MTP device '[usb:001,004]' when connecting SamsungY Android device

see same problem under previous post: ubuntu 14.04 not detecting SamsungY Android via usb cable any help would greatly appreciated! ~ loco
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Problems detecting android tablet IView 788TPC with mtp-tools

I installed mtp-tools on 14.04 "Trusty" through Software Center. No problems with install. Issuing `mtp-detect' results in 'Unable to open ~/.mtpz-data for reading, MTPZ disabled.libmtp version: ...
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Android Eclipse In Ubuntu

I am having an Error When Launching Eclipse For Android Developmet. error while loading shared libraries: libz.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Pleae Help me to ...
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Ubuntu Music @ Android: 404

I have created an Ubuntu One Account today and bought some music. Trying to log in this account with the android app on my Motorola Defy (Cyanogenmod 7.2) results in two error messages: "Credentials ...
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New photos not uploading to Ubuntu One from Android

I set up Ubuntu One to back up my pictures from my Android phone and took a photo to test. It worked. Last week I took four new pictures and they have not been backed up. I have tried in working wifi ...
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Cannot add ppa for gvfs-mtp

I am a total newbie concerning anything to do with Ubuntu/Linux. I am running 12.04 on VM Player. I am trying to connect my HTC One (Android 4.3) to Ubuntu, and looking online has told me to do: ...
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Sync highlight pdf between ubuntu and android

I want to know if there is a way to synchronize a pdf with highlights between my ubuntu desktop and my android tablet. I know there are several ways to do it in Mac, but I am not aware of one ...
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Generating .ovpn Config for android phone

I'm using an Ubuntu Server and I wanted to use OpenVpn for my server and my android phone. I installed OpenVpn connect for my phone and the software needs *.ovpn file from my server. How can I ...
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Disconnecting android phone

I have a weird problem. I can connect my android phone to my laptop, it keeps connecting/disconnecting (about twice per second). I tried on another laptop with Ubuntu installed, and it worked fine. ...
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Android sdk manager permission denied

I am setting up eclipse and ADT everything is working fine JAVA, android virtual devices and everything except the ADT sdk manager it says permission denied. /home/yousaf/android-sdks/tools/android: ...
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How to define where Banshee stores the music in Android devices?

I recently bought a Samsung S4 Mini instead of a new iPhone, hoping that I'd be able to sync my music to the external SD card using Ubuntu 13.04. I've managed to get banshee to copy a single track at ...
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How to upgrade android on Sony xperia tablet z using ubuntu 12.04?

My Sony Xperia tablet Z need an android upgrade but I really don't know how to do it using Ubuntu 12.04.
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ADB cannot see my tablet (Pipo S1)

I am unable to access my tablet (Pipo S1) through adb - after running adb devices, there are no devices visible. USB debugging is enabled, and I have tried 2 different USB ports and cables. I was ...
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Ubuntu Touch porting: bad file tree

I'm trying to port ubuntu touch to Samsung Galaxy S Plus but I'm finding it really difficult. The problems at first were to find a good CM rom as base, because this device is not officially supported ...
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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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PC suite for Android mobile phone⠀

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and I want to transfer my Android phone data to Ubuntu like I do it in Windows. Is there any PC suite for Android phone to install on Ubuntu?
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How to share Internet on ubuntu to android

I have seen searched a lot about sharing internet of computer to Android device (when the computer is connected to the internet via wi-fi not lan- Ethernet) here are some of the links that helped me, ...
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After inserting a new OS entry, GRUB2 asks for password

Yesterday I installed a new fresh Ubuntu system, and installed Android-x86 in another partition. Then I followed this tutorial to add an entry for Android-x86. My 40_custom file: #! /bin/sh -e cat ...
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Can Ubuntu be install on android device?

I am using android phone but i love Ubuntu, to use Ubuntu on desktop pc but now I want to use on my phone. So if it can be installed on phone, then can some provide the steps or web link of tuts to ...
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How do I run a vpn on my ubuntu computer and access with my android

I want to access the internet and do other stuff on my Android phone I want to use my computer as a source of that vpn connection. I used to use Team viewer but they don't use VPN for the mobile app. ...
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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 do I get Banshee to work with my Android 4.4.2 device?

I have a new Galaxy S5 (SC-04), with Android 4.4.2. When I plug it in as an MTP media device, it's visible in Nautilus (Gnome Flashback, Ubuntu 14.04) and I can browse and edit files and folders no ...
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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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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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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 ...