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Did I (functionally) brick my Ubuntu touch phone? (BQ Aquaris E4.5)

Background I bought a factory resetted BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and as an experienced, trusting Ubuntu user, the second thing I did, after taking pictures, copying over some music, adding some ...
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
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android file transfer difficulties

I'm having problems transferring stuff to my Samsung Galaxy S4 and its memory card. The long and short of it is that I just can't transfer certain files across: the music is mostly in .wma format, ...
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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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How to install Android on BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition?

I've been amongst the first users of BQ's Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet and I'd been waiting for a Ubuntu tablet for 4+ years. Now after playing around a lot my final rating for this device + OS ...
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no web page can be opened when wifi ap created and connected by android phone

I want to create a WiFi Access Point (AP) with hostapd and dnsmasq on my USB wireless network adapter--9271 Atheros using the Internet connected to my router through my eth0 adapter. lsusb Bus 003 ...
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How can Google Chrome be installed on Ubuntu Touch?

I want to experiment with the App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) in Google Chrome in order to see if Android applications can run easily in Ubuntu Touch. In order to do this, I first need to install Google ...
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Android Studio ADB error

I keep getting this error when I start Android Studio. I am running Ubuntu, I did a fresh install and this happened upon start up. ADB not responding. If you'd like to retry, then please manually ...
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Build Ubuntu Touch: adding android system image to installation … error: device not found

I'm trying to build Ubuntu touch from source. I'm building it for nexus 4 (mako) I've alredy install ubuntu on it, but a want to play with the source code so I need to build it. Everything seems to ...
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mtp usage: how to mount and transfer files to and from a Samsung: Galaxy model Android phone

how do I use mtpfs to read/write to a USB connected Android phone, connected as a mass storage device: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ mkdir phone thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo mtpfs -o allow_other ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my phone (Sony Xperia Tipo)

When I connect my phone Xperia Tipo to my Ubuntu 12.04, the USB icon does not appear in a launcher. lsusb gives me following results: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub ...
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How to implement facebook login in firebase react native android app? [closed]

i have to provide facebook login functionality in my react native android app but have no clue how to implement it ... i'm using firebase . i tried signInWithRedirect and signInWithPopup with no luck ....
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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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ADB with PixelC

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to setup adb with a new Pixel C tablet. So far, I have created an entry in 50-android.rules file to match the Vendor and Device ID as listed on the output of lsusb. ...
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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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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 to dual-boot ubuntu-touch with android

I have been following the progress of the ubuntu-touch, mostly via blog posts, and YouTube(am loving every video of it). But, as far as i can tell, popular apps like WhatsApp, Viber, etc... are yet ...
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adding usb wifi adapter support to htc one m8 sprint

I'm searching for this all over xda and net and haven't been successful ,So i followed this guide ,because it seemed to be covering everything in question,and the next page also has a helpful step by ...
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How do I mount my Android phone?

I'm puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but doesn'...
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Complete Installation Guide for Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu

What all needs to be done to install Android SDK / ADT Bundle on Ubuntu? Each of the steps in the answer was found on some different forum as I encountered obstacles getting started with my Android ...
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Can I run Android apps on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to run Android apps on Ubuntu? And I don't mean inside an emulator, but natively, as you would with any other application installed using the Ubuntu Software Center.
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How can an image of an Ubuntu phone be taken?

I want to take a full image of everything on my Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone such that, following a complete factory reset or reflash of the phone, that full image can be restored completely on the phone....
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Android Studio freezes on running app on device in ubuntu 15.04

So, have tried every possible solution related to the problem found on internet but nothing seems to work for me till now. My ubuntu syslog before the crash: Jul 9 19:51:07 rohanagarwal94 kernel: [ ...
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How to effectively navigate the Terminal and installed packages/commands?

I am an electrical & computer engineer that has recently started using Ubuntu 16.04 to modify an Android-based Computer on Module (COM) to suit the needs of a new product I am working on for the ...
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use multinational keyboards on android tablet networked to ubuntu pc

I need to create documents using different language keyboards. I want to create documents on an android tablet(4.2,4.4) using different online keyboards(spanish, german, etc), and then transfer the ...
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Unable to create partition for Android installation in VMWare

I'm trying to create an Android (android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso) Virtual Machine in VMWare Player 7.1.4. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and tried to follow this instructions (Using VMWare to replace the slow ...
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sudo fastboot oem unlock has no effect on phone

I am trying to install Ubuntu on My Laude S500 phone. I am using the manual from this link: installing Ubuntu for devices When I type: adb reboot bootloader The phone goes into fastboot mode (...
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How to use gdisk and parted to view content of GPT?

I did nandroid backup following [GUIDE] How to make a nandroid backup directly to your computer without using sdcard. Now I have whole memory block of my phone in RAW file format and I want to verify ...
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Android SDK having trouble with ADB

So, I installed the Android SDK, Eclipse, and the ADT. Upon firing up Eclipse the first time after setting up the ADT, this error popped up: [2012-05-29 12:11:06 - adb] /home/drsmith/Downloads/...
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How to rsync to android

How can I connect to my android device to rsync music (or other stuff)?
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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 doesn'...
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Simple instructions to starting android app development on ubuntu 15.10

I have a 32-bit OS running ubuntu 15.10. For the past few nights, I have been trying to get started with android app development. I tried the old method of using eclipse with the ADT plugin but kept ...
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Emulator won't run cannot find ini file Ubuntu 14.04

In reference to this question, Cannot find ini file android studio cannot find my ini file in Ubuntu 14.04. So far I've followed all of the steps mentioned in the answer below and multiple other ...
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Genymotion 2.7.2 on ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I just installed Virtualbox, downloaded genymotion-2.7.2-linux_x64.bin and tried chmod +x and chmod 777 on it before trying ./genymotion-2.7.2-linux_x64.bin within the folder.I get permission denied ...
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RAM upgrade Dell Inspiron 1525

Currently I am using my Dell Inspiron 1525 for Android development with Android Studio. My laptop has 2 Gb RAM and is running 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. When I only use Android Studio the performance is ...
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How to use my android phone as a webcam, microphone and a speaker when video calling on skype?

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my laptop. Its audio port and webcam are not working(damaged). I can't use Skype on my phone for video calling since since Skype can't use proxy settings on unrooted ...
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How to install Android-studio? with ppa from official page [duplicate]

I tried to install Android studio but I think I got it: wrong wget link or something. wget https://dl.google.com/dl/android/studio/ide-zips/1.5.1.0/android- studio-ide-141.2456560-linux.zip -p /opt/ ...
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New AVD not creating properly in android

I have copied android-sdk-linux folder from one PC to another PC, and installed Eclipse and Set appropriate paths (both tools and Platform-tools) but I cannot create any avd. When I try to create ...
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Want to connect Sony Z2 (Android phone) to Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I try to connect it with Sony Xperia Z2 (which has Android 4.4) via USB. I have set Mass Storage Mode(MSC) setting but nothing happens when I connect cell phone to the laptop.
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Android SDK Manager failed to create directory

I am trying to install android SDK for the first time in Ubuntu 16.04. I've configured the path variables and I'm able to launch Android SDK Manager from terminal. However, when I'm installing ...
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Not able to access Nexus 5X phone from Ubuntu 16.04 based laptop

I was having Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop with Android Studio. I was able to work on Nexus 5X phone via a USB cable. Recently, I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. Now the system does not recognize the phone ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Android 6.01 - MTP failing

At first I was getting an error when I was trying to access my phone's SD Storage. Then as I was trying to fix it I manage to break it even further. So, now when I plug my phone it doesn't show up. ...
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Problem with Virtual Box on Xubuntu running under Android

First of all, I'm aware of this question and this one, and I don't believe this is a duplicate. I've encountered that problem (and solved it using those answers) on two different laptops. This problem,...
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Stream video from ubuntu server to Android device

I have a ubuntu 12.04 headless server. I got alot of video on the server. Most of it is in x264 in .mkv. I have a samsung nexus phone, and a nexus 7 tablet. Whats my options when it comes to ...
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Hotspot can not be created using network manager

I tried to set up a hotspot on my computer, running Ubuntu 16.04, which I want to connect to from my Android smartphone. The computer is connected to a LAN with interent access and I want to access ...
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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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Function like “connectify” on Ubuntu

I know there was a lot of questions about this, but my problem is kind of different. I have a tablet with Android. On Windows I used to host wifi from my PC. I used an application called connectify. ...
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Need to share mobile data with laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Vostro 2520 and I'm having network issues, so untill I sort these issues out I'll need to share mobile/WiFi data from my mobile to my laptop through USB CABLE ...
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adb freezes computer on initializing

I am on 16.04 32-bit LTS and every time I try and initialize adb in Android Studio, my computer freezes and I have to hard reset. The terminal just hangs on "daemon not running. starting it now on ...
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login error in Ubuntu 16.04 with X authority problem

I've Installed Android Studio and wpscan metasploit and LAMP Stack server on my system. The next day when I've tried to login to my system I got that black loop page and backed to my login page. I'...