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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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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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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 to share a wired Internet connection with an Android phone?

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 ...
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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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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] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Will “Ubuntu for Android” (12.04) work with the Samsung Galaxy S2?

I'm trying to buy a new Android phone and I own an Ubuntu 12.04 computer... I have the choice of a Google Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S2 and an HTC Sensation XL. I am aware that the HTC already ...
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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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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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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. Can someone give specific instructions please? I think this is something to do with 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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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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Plans to make Android Apps run on Ubuntu abandoned?

I remember a longer time ago there was an anouncement that some Ubuntu developers were planing to bring the possibility to Ubuntu to run Android Apps on an Ubuntu and planned to write an environment ...
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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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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 do I install libusbx library

I am trying to run flashtool (flashing utility for android phones) in ubuntu. Already setup java and appropriate environment On execution the following error comes up rajeswar@WebE-PCl:~$ ...
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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 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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Can I download Ubuntu for Android to my mobile device?

My question is already in the title. I want to buy a tablet but I want to work with OpenOffice as well. So in combination with a monitor and a dock it would be possible. But can I download Ubuntu for ...
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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 connect MTP devices via USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to transfer files from/to an Android device via a GUI? How does one connect an MTP device to Ubuntu via USB? Many popular devices, such as all Android 4.0 phone, ...
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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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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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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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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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How does one use Ubuntu for Android?

I have heard a lot about this new Ubuntu For Android but how can the average man download and install this neat new feature!! Thanks
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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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Problems, connecting Android ICS to Ubuntu using MTP

I've followed this tutorial from this blog which very clearly explains how to connect Android phone with ICS to Ubuntu so that one can access phone's sdcard (MTP access). I passed all the procedure ...
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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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How to access the SD card through my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Phone?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc phone and I cannot access its SD card through the USB cable provided. I have set the USB connection mode to MSC yet when I connect the phone to my computer I cannot ...
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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 ...
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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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Sharing files with Android devices (How do I mount an HP Touchpad, Cyanogen Mod 9?)

I've recently installed Cyanogen Mod 9 on my HP Touchpad tablet, but I'm encountering problems when trying to access it from my Ubuntu laptop (Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome-Shell, Nautilus). I've first tried ...
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Galaxy Note II MTP on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a branding new Galaxy Note II and I tried to mount its storage to my ubuntu laptop. As you know, Android 4.0+ uses MTP by default. Android 4.1 doesn't support USB Mass Storage anymore! So ...
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How to install Android SDK? [duplicate]

How to install Android SDK from android-sdk_r10-linux_x86.tgz in Ubuntu 10.10 for using in Eclipse IDE?
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Sync folder with Android device

I would like to have a folder with all my music which is automatically synced on my Android device (Wifi only, plugged in only, like in SugarSync). Is there any hope for this feature to be implemented ...
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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 ...