Questions tagged [smartphone]

Questions relating to the use of smartphones with Ubuntu, it will generally be preferable to tag the firmware your phone runs (eg. Android, Meego)rather than use this tag.

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Generic app for mobile confirmation? [closed]

I am looking for a way to have a strong confirmation from the user during sensitive operations from the command line or trigger by cron (sensitive script, decryption, etc...). Is there a generic ...
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cannot list mobile phone directory content through obexftp command

I have two android mobile phones first one is OPPO and other one is ASUS. I can send and receive files from both the devices through my laptop using bluetooth with the help of gui. The problem I am ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs out whenever a phone is allowed access to the filesystem

I recently upgraded to 20.10, and ever since, whenever I manually connect my phone and press "allow" on the prompt for file access, the system automatically logs out. Logging back in ...
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find recursive (with ffprobe) all low quality videos (240p and 480p)

How to find recursive (with ffprobe) all low quality videos (example 240p and 480p)? I prefer a command line solution. Before there was iPhone and clones, I recorded already videos. They seem to have ...
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Phone unplugged from laptop result a internal error of ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 internal error when i removed the usb cable from the phone with android 9 that was connected to the laptop with this message: Ubuntu 20.04 work fine just the internal error appears and i ...
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Can Microsoft OneNote be executed on Ubuntu?

I don't have an Ubuntu machine available now and this question is not very much on a problem to solve but is kind of a follow up to a question I have asked on Software Recommendations SE by which I ...
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Install Ubuntu over Android

I have that old Android smartphone I'm not using anymore and I'd like to install Ubuntu or a derivate on it. Is it possible to do that and, if so, how? I found some tutorials about dual boot with ...
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How to install ubuntu server 18.04 LTS in 64bit arm processor smartphone

When i looking for local server setup, i came up with this ubuntu server 18.04 for arm , My old smartphone processor is also arm 64 bit processor. can i use my old smartphone as a local server. If its ...
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Is it possible to connect my phone via bluetooth and then call through the computer?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04LTS with Unity and I'd like to connect my phone via bluetooth to my computer and when someone calls, be able to pickup the call using the computer's microphone and headsets. ...
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How to install ubuntu server for lxc on a smartphone (ARM or x86, bare metal)?

As of May 2019 what are the options (if any) to install Ubuntu server on a smartphone device? I don't need much of the smartphone functionality, I don't need desktop and touchscreen blows and ...
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How can I turn my old phone into a pure flash drive? [closed]

I have an old phone Verizon's Palm Pixi Plus (a very primitive "smart" phone) not under service and about 6GB, shown by df -h and parted -l: $ parted -l ... Model: Palm Pixi (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: ...
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How do I copy CD to my Android cellphone using Lubuntu 18.10?

How do I copy an audio CD to my Android 8.1.0 cellphone using Lubuntu 18.10?
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How do I transfer files and pictures from my galaxy s7 edge to ubuntu 18.04 lts?

Im new to ubuntu and would like to transfer files and media from my smartphone to my ubuntu laptop. What drivers and/or packages do i need to have?
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USB connection to MOTO E2 not working on Ubuntu 18.04

How can I connect MTP devices via USB on Ubuntu 18.04? I am not able to connect my Moto E2.
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How to send and receive packages from phone to computer

I want a way to "control" my PC without any third party program. Let me explain more. Few days ago I found the Wake On LAN feature, I set it up to my PC and I found it very useful and convenient. I ...
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Is it possible to install LineageOS on a device using Ubuntu?

LineageOS, an Android Distribution can be installed on many Android devices, e.g. smartphones and tablets. But it usually needs a computer in the installation process. Is it possible to do it with ...
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How to use USB connection for Internet from a PC to a cellphone?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC. Is there a way to create a wired connection between my PC and smartphone so the smartphone can be connected to internet via the PC?
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Desktop on phone [duplicate]

I have a question about installing desktop system (e.g. Ubuntu) on a smart-phone. I know, there are few topics, but there are emulators etc.. Is it possible to install regular Ubuntu (doesn't matter ...
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mptfs disconnects after a while - using alcatel onetouch idol 3 and ubuntu 17.04

In order to access my smartphone storage I installed mtpfs. As soon as I connect the usb plug, and Android option appears in files, allowing me to choose between internal storage and sd card ...
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Problem with meizu pro 5

I upgraded my Meizu pro 5 to Ubuntu Touch 16.04, but now I cannot roll back to the stable version 15.04. Even with the developer mode enabled the phone isn't recognized by my computer.
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No more mobile devices for ubuntu? [closed]

No more mobile devices for ubuntu? Look at here https://www.facebook.com/shares/view?id=1088328531280217 Artur Szczerba: Where/when can I buy meiu with ubuntu os? MEIZU Hi Artur, we no longer offer ...
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Calendar error - double dates

The calendar on my Meizu Pro5 (not so) smart phone, running 15.04 OTA-13 has the 6th of November listed twice, Sunday and Monday, on the pull down calendar. Hence every day/date after that is wrong ...
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Send an SMS to Ubuntu Server to Run Scripts/Commands?

I was wondering if there was a way to have a text message sent to a number (or email) that an Ubuntu computer could read, and that message would act as a command for the computer? An example might be ...
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unable to answer meizu pro5 phone

It appears that i am unable to answer the phone. I press the screen in all the appropriate places, but nothing happens. ALSO when making a call, the icons for a microphone and a speaker appear to do ...
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Cannot create a persistent Bluetooth connection between phone and laptop using rfcomm

I already successfully paired my Android (6.0.1) phone (Sony Xperia Z3) with my laptop (running Ubuntu 14.04). I can send files back and forth. The Bluetooth connection menu shows that the connection ...
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Installing Ububtu on an older smartphone [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on my phone Walton Primo D1? These are some of the important specs of my phone: Chipset MediaTek MTK 6575M CPU 1GHz cortex A9 GPU PowerVR SGX 531 Sensors ...
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Ubuntu Touch with Meizu MX 5

I'm thinking about buying a Meizu MX 5 smartphone and installing ubuntu touch on it. I read somewhere it should fit, but I couldn't find any definitive answer, yet. So I'm wondering, if anyone here ...
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Download Ubuntu with my Blackberry

I don't know if thid question has been asked before. I have a Pentium 4 desktop with Windows XP on it but I want to replace Windows with Ubuntu. The computer can not boot from a USB device, and the ...
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Constant Network Error on BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone

I am recurrently getting "Network Error" on my BQ Ubuntu Phone. I'm still connected to the wifi according to the indicator, and most of the time it starts working if I refresh the page a few times. ...
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Prevent Ubuntu from recognizing phone as mobile broadband

The WiFi module in my laptop is currently broken and in the meantime I tried to use my phone as a WiFi module. I connect my phone to a WiFi (mobile data is disabled) and plug in my phone to the laptop ...
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Does Ubuntu for Phones nativly support SIP

I've just received my brand new Ubuntu phone from Meizu. Does anyone know if the phone supports SIP nativly, for caller and text app?
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Downloading photos from smartphone

I have a small AKAI smartphone with Android 4.2.2. I want to download some of the photos from the smartphone to my Ubuntu computer. I connect the smartphone with a USB cable to the computer, but, ...
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How to maintain Telegram to stay logged in permanently Ubuntu Touch phone?

How do make Telegram app not to log out after few hours? I have tried: re-install of app (wiping local & cached folders) factory reset phone (wiping all data) deleting history of Telegram chats ...
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Using my Samsung Galaxy S5 to repair Ubuntu

I updated from 14.02 to 14.04 and now I'm having issues with Grub. It only loads to a terminal style window. I've tried some of the options during reboot by holding shift during start up. Nothing ...
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ubuntu phone aquaris e4.5 dual boot

I bought the ubuntu phone aquaris e4.5 (ubuntu edition). Is there a way to dual-boot that device with android ? Any tips are more than welcome. Best regards, Oleg
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Updates for Ubuntu on phones

I've got some questions concerning updates for Ubuntu on phones. What is the release cycle of Ubuntu on phones? Is it the same as for the desktop version? Who is responsible for providing updated ...
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How to resize a picture for sharing (email, chat, social) in Ubuntu touch?

I'm looking for a simple way to share pictures smaller than original size (taken by camera). Preferably multiple pictures and for practical reasons I'm looking for an App or setting, not a command ...
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Phone welcome screen - round circle infographic - how it works

Has the whole flower art no actual meaning besides amount of usage of the phone? (including the very specific highlighted single dot from on the circle? I'm puzzled by the welcome screen. Since the ...
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How to acess bookmarks in touch browser

On BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition in internet browser: I assume hitting star is a way to save bookmarks. I can't find a way to access already saved bookmarks. Top right menu only shows: share ...
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Eduroam on Aquaris E4.5 (Ubuntu edition)

Is there any possibility to use eduroam on Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition? If this is the case what is the proper way to install eduroam on this device?
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bq Aquaris E4.5 mobile internet problem

Mobile internet connection unstable and intermittent, most of the time not connected. WiFi works fine. The following was checked/confirmed: SIM card works fine on another phone tried both SIM slots, ...
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bq Aquaris E4.5 cannot handle Mobile Data with Dual SIMs when one is Roaming and Roaming Data switched off [closed]

Basically the title describes it all OS Ubuntu 14.10 (r20) Mobile Data works when only using the local SIM I have one local SIM and one from another country I would have expected Mobile Data to work ...
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Ubuntu Touch (of Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition) freezes when booting up

After I fully charged and rebooted my Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, it freezed instantly. I am not able to complete any touch gesture. pic: http://imgur.com/UuXxhOq When I try to boot 'recovery' (...
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Are there plans to provide Ubuntu on more (bq) smartphonses? [duplicate]

The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is the only official Ubuntu smartphone currently. Are there plans to enlarge the product palette to include other BQ devices (I'm especially interested in the ...
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When is Ubuntu Phone/Touch coming to the U.S.? [duplicate]

Does anyone know when it's coming to the U.S.!? The UI looks beautiful and I've been waiting to get it. I feel like we've been waiting forever. Also did they mention how it will work? Do you have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 gets stuck in a loop and keeps trying to re-mount smartphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad y410p. I have a pretty fresh install, less than a week old. Fully up to date. At first I was just having this issue with Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 4, I ...
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Can I boot Ubuntu Mobile OS without fully wiping my phone? [duplicate]

I really want the Ubuntu mobile OS but scared my mobile might not be able to handle it. I have the HTC Desire 310 and it's on the Vodafone network (UK), is there way I can test run it on my phone ...
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I am interested to change my OS from android to your OS [duplicate]

im using Alcatel Onetouch T10, i am interested in changing my OS to ubuntu. i find it so interesting, i just dont knnow how. hope you can help me. my tab specs as folows: Operating System: Android 4....
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Does Ubuntu work with dual sim phones?

I would like to know if Ubuntu works with dual sim phones, and what are the minimum requirements for installing Ubuntu in smartphones.
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Prevent auto mounting a device in 14.10

Now i know that there is an answer out there at Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting for 13.04. But there isn't enough specificity in the accepted answer for what i am looking for. My ...
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