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How to Connect & Share your Internet Connection (Wired & Wireless)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP 430 notebook and this has a single wired internet connection and I would like to share this with a LG Optimus One with Android 2.3.3. I followed these instructions and ...
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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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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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How to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone (reverse-tethering)?

I have been trying to share my wired Internet connection with my Android phone. However I could not succeed in doing this. Has anyone of you ever succeeded? Operating systems that I use are as follows:...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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“Starting Wireless Hotspot…” but nothing happens

I was trying to create an WiFi hotspot for my android device. I used ap-hotspot to do so. I configured the ap-hotspot using sudo ap-hotspot configure Then I started ap-hotspot using sudo ap-...
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How do you use an android tablet as a second display?

I've noticed people using a product for Windows and Mac called iDisplay which lets you use your Android or iPad as a secondary display. This seems like a great idea, and something that could be done ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Android, can't see phone on my computer

I have installed gMTP and tried to follow this tutorial to solve this problem: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html But neither worked. I tried to connect both my ...
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How to connect MTP devices via USB?

How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, have only MTP or PTP as a connection option, no USB mass storage anymore. Considering the ...
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How to connect mtp android device to ubuntu 13.10

I searched here and google and all I could find is how in Ubuntu 13.04 forward mtp devices are supported. The answer I found are for ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 12.10 Well, I connected my phone in mtp ...
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How to run an Android emulator in Ubuntu 13.04

Is there any way of doing this in 13.04? If so, can you also provide a step-by-step instruction on how to do it ?
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Would Android apps be able to run in Ubuntu touch natively?

I'm wondering why Android apps won't be able to be run natively on Ubuntu Touch. I mean, isn't it all just Linux?
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Is there a way to share my computer's Internet connection with my Android through USB?

Is there a way to share my desktop Internet connection with my Android 2.2.1 using the phone data cable?
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Problems with Eclipse and Android SDK

I installed Eclipse, openjdk6 and downloaded and extracted the sdk manager file. Now, When I created an Android project I got the following error: 2012-06-06 18:44:40 - contactManager] /home/catia/...
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How do I connect a Nexus 7 to transfer files? [duplicate]

I want to move some files from my PC to Nexus 7. The tablet is connected to my PC's USB port and it is successfully charging. Unfortunately, the PC is not detecting the devices - what I expected is to ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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Ubuntu is not detecting my android device

I am new to android. I have just downloaded and installed android sdk. Now when I run the application from eclipse, my device is not getting detected. I have googled and was brought up with this as ...
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How to run WhatsApp on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

In Windows, you can run android application using BlueStack. I was wondering, is there any way these apps can be run on Ubuntu 12.04?
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Android not building on Eclipse neither IntelliJ on 12.04 LTS

You might think this is an Android related question, but, I tried building my Android app on Eclipse in 12.04, and it just dont work. It doesnt generate R.java. The same problem is happening to ...
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Ubuntu touch - remote access to device

in our company we developed an android app installed on nexus 7 tablets and on tablet we release to several customers. This app stays in foreground active 24/7 but we have problems in monitoring the ...
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How to add Android Studio to the launcher?

I'm trying to install the android studio so that I can launch it from a launcher instead of via terminal. Android Studio -> Tools -> Create Desktop Entry doesn't do antything Can someone give ...
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Install Android OS along with Ubuntu and Windows

I have Dual Boot of Windows and Ubuntu 11.10, I recently learned that it is possible to install Android OS on Laptops, I also learned that in such cases Android uses its own Bootloader, Now what i ...
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How create a udev rules to disable one of Android devices?

I have an HTC Android phone. Every time I connect it to computer I get a message: Android Phone: Could not open MTP device "[usb:002,003]" The numbers may be different. But the phone connects ...
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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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How to return to stock Android after installing Ubuntu Touch

Whenever I try and uncompress the tar file, I get this: tar (child): nakasi-jro03d-factory-e102ba72.tg: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: ...
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device with ADB via GUI?

Do you know if there is an Ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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What is Ubuntu For Android?

The question is in the title, but can anyone provide some details on what it is, how it works, and when it will be available?
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Can I replace the Android OS with Ubuntu on the Zeki 7.0" Android Tablet?

I just ordered this tablet from Target, but I would much rather have Ubuntu on it than Android. Is there any way I can remove Android and install Ubuntu with the necessary drivers? It seems like it ...
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How to mount a yaffs2 filesystem

I have a .img file that uses the yaffs2 filesystem (an Android partition image) that I want to mount. I can't seem to do it with the mount command. How can I do this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Also, I ...
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Does 'Ubuntu One Mobile' support Ogg Vorbis?

The standard audio-format for music in Rhythmbox is Ogg. For some reason none of my music encoded as OggVorbis shows up in the Ubuntu One Mobile Music application on my Android phone. The MP3s do show ...
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Nexus 7 dual-boot with android?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu in parallel to Android on the Nexus 7 (dual-boot), or not? If not, how hard would it be to add the feature? It should be just a matter of adding another partition and ...
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how to connect android phone with ubuntu 12.04 laptop for accessing laptop's internet connection over wifi

i have an android ics phone and i want to use my wired internet connection on my laptop through wifi. it can be done easily on windows 7 using softwares like virtual router or connectify. is there ...
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What Android emulators are available?

I will like to know some of the android emulators that work really well with Ubuntu 11.10 and above. I want to try 'whatsapp' on Ubuntu through an android emulator. Thanks in advance
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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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Can not connect Android SGSII via USB after ICS upgrade

I got OTA update for my Samsung Galaxy S2 - Android 4 (ICS). However, the adb devices does not show the device. Neither does lsusb. I am using ubuntu inside vmware Fusion on a Mac. If I disconnect the ...
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How to make an android phone use a wi-fi hotspot created on ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to know how to enable an android phone to detect the hotspot created under ubuntu so that the phone can use thse internet through it. I have learnt that Android does not support ad-hoc.I tried ...
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Galaxy S not detected, how do I make it work?

Can anyone please provide the necessary steps to connect a Samsung Galaxy S with Ubuntu 10.10 please? I was thinking that perhaps it could detect something, but it doesn't, Anyone succeeded ? Thanks
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How to install ia32-lib on 64 Bit System?

I am new on Ubuntu and setting android environment.I googled too much for this problem but nothing is helping !! when I open eclipse and test android sample project I get a error saying "R cannot be ...
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Ubuntu as Miracast Sender/receiver

couldn't find anything about Ubuntu act as a Miracast receiver or sender. General info about Miracast at Wikipedia Should this work? Supported HW? (Wifi direct?) only via WiFi no LAN? If Wifi direct ...
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Can an Android phone control Ubuntu like a remote?

I am looking at making a budget media centre. I am new to Linux and have not yet installed it but think I can manage. I want to use Ubuntu and would like to use my Android phones to control or work as ...
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Sync calendar and contacts with Android smartphone

I use Thunderbird with Lighting calendar addon, which stores calendar data in iCalendar format. How can I synchronize this calendar and Thunderbird contacts with Android based smartphone (HTC ...
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What's the Linux equivalent to Windows batch files?

I have a batch file which I use to create an .apk file on my Windows machine. Now I need to be able to create the .apk file in Ubuntu but I don't know how translate my .bat file to a script to be able ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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How can I open binary Android ROM image files? (.img)

I'm a Windows/Mac/Ubuntu and Android user, so I know what I'm talking about, when I say: How do I open binary image files? (.img) They just won't open, on any OS… I'm an Android dev… I'm currently ...
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How to access my Android's files using Wi-Fi in Ubuntu?

Both my Ubuntu and Android phone are using the same Wi-Fi. How can I transfer files between the phone and the PC? Is there any way to mount the Android file system? I don't want to use the USB cable. ...
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How can I stream Music from my home machine to mobile devices?

I currently have ubuntu 10.04 (planning on upgrading soon to 10.10) on a server at home with a large music and video collection. I own a blackberry bold 9700 on AT&T and an HTC Desire (Android) ...
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Mtp android mount [duplicate]

Using my Android Lg G2 I have been trying to mount via mtp and have not found an easy way. Does anyone have a simple solution to this problem? Edit: looking for a GUI application
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How to setup a Wireless Access-Point using my laptop's WiFi card?

want to share my Laptops (running Ubuntu 10.10) Broadband with my Android (Galaxy Mini) running 2.2.1. Since Androids currently do not support ad-hoc networks so the "Create new wireless network.." ...
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Ubuntu can't see my Android phone!

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to connect my Samsung galaxy Gio (Model # GT-S5660M) with Android 2.3.4 (GINGERBREAD_MR1). When I plug my phone in,via USB, it will charge, however Ubuntu will not ...
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Is Ubuntu for Android by Canonical available to the average user yet?

I recently found out about Ubuntu for Android Multi-Core Smartphones and was digging around on the Ubuntu website as well as the Canonical website but have yet to find any information on if it ...