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Questions tagged [android]

A Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. Questions about Android devices are off-topic for Super User and should be asked on android.stackexchange.com unless they specifically involve interaction with a computer. Questions about Android app development should be asked on ...

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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows.The devices that I am ...
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How do I send SMSes from my computer through an Android phone?

I have an HTC Hero Android (European version) unlocked phone. Is there an app that will let me type away all my text messages on my PC and send the SMSes directly from the PC through my phone?I'm ...
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Intellij / Android Studio Split Screen

Does Intellij / Android Studio have a split screen option similar to this in vim?
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How do I physically find a wifi device using a laptop or mobile phone

Okay, so I have lost my tablet somewhere in my flat and have been searching for hours already. It is an Android device, which seems to have wifi enabled (responds to pings), but doesn't seem to react ...
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'No such file or directory' error in bash, but the file exists?

On Ubuntu, I get a 'No such file or directory' error when I try to execute a command.I have checked with ls -la , the file adb is there and it has 'x' flagSo why I am getting a 'No such file or ...
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Is there a PC equivalent for the Android 'Wifi Analyzer' App? [closed]

I'm using the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone a lot at the moment as I need to set up and test some wireless networks. For people unfamiliar with the app, i've posted some screenshots of the app that I ...
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How to set friendly network name of android computer?

I see names of computers in my router's DHCP leasing list. My android galaxy tab is listed under an alphanumeric name. How do I set a friendly name that I like?
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How to set terminal size in Android adb shell?

When I connect to Android using "adb shell" and run certain commands such as "vim" or "mc", they are restricted to a "window" of 25x80 characters. Since I'm connecting from a desktop computer where ...
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How do I stream Android audio to Windows 10 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to stream audio to my Windows 10 PC through my bluetooth adapter (Kensington Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Laptops (K33956AM)). I was able to get the device paired with Windows 10 but I ...
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How to hide the notifications of the Teamviewer (silent use) in Computer and Android phones

Is it possible to hide a quick panel of the TeamViewer in the right corner and other notifications and pop-ups to enable a "silent" remote session?While using team viewer Host application in android ...
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How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?

I'm trying to get photos off a Nexus 5 and into OSX. When I plug it in, it says "connected as a media device" on the device screen, but no USB drive shows up in Finder, no new folder shows up in /...
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Is Bluetooth tethering slower than WiFi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latencybandwidth...
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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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How can I transfer all of my open tabs in chrome android to desktop?

I know that I can go to history section in desktop and there I can locate the history of android tabs separately and then can open the tabs one by one but I want to transfer all my current android ...
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Error whilst initializing SD card on Linux

I have noticed troubles with my microSD card in my Android phone and when I tried to insert it into my Linux laptop, I get the following error in dmesg:[ 247.588279] mmc0: error -123 whilst ...
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Does Android or Java use more power since it's running on a virtual machine?

Since Android applications run on a JVM (Dalvik VM) which is basically a virtual processor, and every virtual instruction has to be mapped to the underlying chipset's native instruction, does this ...
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Huh? JDK not found? (on Windows 7 64-bit)

I am setting up a development environment for the latest Android 2.3 on a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit.I first installed the 64-bit JDK 6 (jdk-6u23-windows-x64.exe). Then, I installed 64-bit ...
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how can I get around the 0x80030001 error when trying to copy files from a set of search results in Windows Explorer?

I'd like to search for mp3 files in a subfolder on my Android phone and copy them to my computer so I can listen to them. These are podcasts. When I use Windows Explorer to do this I get this error ...
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How to ping an IP address from an Android device? [closed]

Is there a way to ping an IP address from an Android device?Is there a Android built-in application or am I to download an app for my task?
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How can I sync Android with iTunes?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with iTunes. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management.Same question targeted at the ZuneHow can I sync Android ...
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How to block all ports except 80,443 with iptables? [duplicate]

Blocking all ports(in and out) is easy but it's hard with the word "except". I don't know any rules that satisfies the condition.PS: I know this question is nothing new. But in fact, I didn't find ...
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Fix SD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted.When I put the 1GB one ...
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Share Keyboard/Mouse between PC (windows?) and Android

Has anyone come across software that can do this successfully/reliably?I would like to set up my Nexus 7 tablet on a stand under my monitor and use it with the mouse/KB hooked up to my desktop so I ...
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How can I send articles to Firefox for Android's reading list from the desktop?

I use Firefox on my desktop and Firefox for Android on my tablet, with Firefox Sync keeping them connected. I'd like to use the Reading List feature of FF for Android, but often I find the articles I ...
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Android USB volume name

When I turn on my (Nexus S) Android's USB storage, Mac OS X mounts it as "NO NAME". Among other mounted volumes, it's confusing. How can I give it a more relevant name?
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Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?

I notice that my new Motorola Droid phone charges perfectly fine when I connect it to my computer via the USB cable, or if I connect it to a car cigarette Lighter -> USB adapter, or a wall Power -> ...
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Prevent Windows From Creating New Network Names when Tethering with Android

How can I stop Windows 7 Home Premium from creating new network names each time I tether my Samsung Tablet to my Laptop using Androids USB Tethering Option?Yesterday, it was Network 10. Each time I ...
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Unable to connect to websites which don't start with www

I have created hotspot from my Andriod mobile and using Internet on laptop Windows 7 but I'm unable to connect to websites which don't start with www..The error:If your computer or network is ...
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How to transfer files between Linux and Android in a fast and reliable way?

As the title says, I need to find a fast and reliable way to transfer files between my Linux laptop (OpenSUSE with KDE 4) and my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo).I have already tried several ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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How can I limit the size of the Android source I need to download with “repo sync”?

I'm planning to leave for a country with a poor Internet connection, where I hope to do some software development.I have been using repo sync to sync the Android source (and the CyanogenMod source ...
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Marshmallow in VirtualBox:installation stuck on GRUB

I'm trying to install android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso in VirtualBox but the installation get stuck at Do you want to install boot loader GRUBSome background:The VM was created from the Ubuntu 32-bit (...
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How to block the Whatsapp Android application in a network

I need to block the users from accessing Whatsapp Android application who have logged in to my network. I tried to take Wireshark logs and tried to find the server's IP Address and port number, but I ...
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Working around ADB “waiting for device” issue

We are setting up a continuous integration server for our Android development and we've quickly run into ADB's waiting for device issue.For the record, we've already tried a lot of combinations of ...
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Android - Emulator takes a long time to start up

I have successfully installed Android-SDK in my computer. Generally, I test application with my real android Device (HTC HERO) so it is fast to test an application on a real device.But when I try to ...
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Mouse pointer in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box

Is it possible to see normal mouse operation in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box?There are few apparent options for mouse, but neither work well I can't find "Mouse Integration" option as was ...
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Play phone's music wirelessly through computer's speakers

I want to avoid buying a bluetooth speaker, and would rather use my computer's speakers to play my phone's audio. This would allow me to control music from the native music app on my phone (Android, ...
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Android Live Wallpapers for Windows 7?

Is it possible to have Android live wallpapers on Windows 7?
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How to install VMware Tools in Android x86 VM?

I installed Android-x86 in a VMware virtual machine under Windows 7.Is there a way to install VMWare tools in this Android-x86 VM to share files between this machine and the host? If yes, how?
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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Which twitter client can synchronize unread tweets?

Right now I'm forced to read all the tweets in a single client on a single device (TweetDeck on my Android phone).If I would switch to another device and/or client, I would need to search for the ...
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How does WhatsApp Web connect an Android user?

I signed up to WhatsApp, and wanted to use its web access to IM with a friend who is travelling and will connect her Android phone to wifi hotspot when she can.I assumed WhatsApp would send/receive ...
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Is there anything like a link or shared mount point for FAT32 folders in Linux/Android?

I often want the same files to be accessed by different apps on my Android phone, but the apps look in different folders. Is there a way to make two different folder paths on a FAT SD card point to ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/....
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How to run Android application on Windows?

I do not have any Android device however I want to try some Android applications on my Windows PC. What options do I have?I already installed Android-x86 Project on Virtual PC however when I tried ...
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How to synchronize Google Contacts and Gnome Evolution?

I would like to synchronize my Google Contacts (also Android Contacts) with my mail client Evolution on Gnome.Do you know how I can do that ?Thank you
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How can I view the video camera stream from my DVR?

I have a HANBANG HB7008KC DVR.It comes with a Windows IE ActiveX software to view the cameras. They don't support Linux.I have a Linux machine and i want to connect to the DVR. I use DvrSeeSee App ...
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Can I sync books I didn't buy from Amazon via Kindle app?

I have the Kindle app both on mac and android, I want to know if it's possible to sync the books that I have on android over to mac and vice versa as well as the last page I viewed? Some books weren't ...
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Sharing a PC Internet to a Android phone via Bluetooth

My PC has an Internet connection. My Android phone does not have Internet connection. My PC has a Bluetooth adapter. My Android phone supports Bluetooth. How I can share my PC Internet connection ...
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Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...

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