An operating system running on top of the Linux kernel, targeting mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Is transferring files between android phone and linux supposed to be a easy task?

I want to copy some movie files from my Linux PC to my Android phone, however, it is much more easy to copy from Windows to my Android phone. In Windows, my phone would mount its internal memory card ...
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Resetting USB device without root permissions

I'm getting a strange behavior on an Android system when quickly plugging and unplugging usb devices from a usb hub. What happens is that after some quick plug/unplug of a device on the hub, I start ...
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Running make with vermagic kernel string with parentheses causes /bin/sh syntax error

I am on Ubuntu Server 12.04 x86_64 and I need to build Android CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel module. My phone has custom ROM and a patched kernel: adb shell cat /proc/version yields Linux version ...
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adb connection problem on Kubuntu 13.04 x64

I'm facing a problem with ABD connection under Kubuntu 13.04 x64. Every time I try to push/pull/shell ls the adb disconnects from device. I tried the following solutions: Added device ID into ...
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Fedora 19 Eclipse/NetBeans do not recognize Samsung Galaxy Note phone

I cannot force Eclipse/Netbeans under Fedora 19 to recognize my Samsung Galaxy Note phone and therefore I cannot deploy app neither run it neither debug it. Can someone explain me what do I have to do ...
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how to configure USB networking on fedora

I have a Samsung smartphone, which can be connected to a free WIFI network, but my laptop can't connect to that WIFI network. So I want to use my smartphone as a router/forwarder. I want to connect ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hotspot wifi network not visible to Android 4.1.2

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook, and I've got a Motorola Razr which I updated to Android 4.1.2. Before updating, I connected my smartphone to my hotspot wifi very quickly, but after the ...
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Why does building an Android kernel need a toolchain, but compiling the entire source does not?

As seen here, compiling the Android kernel requires a prebuilt GCC toolchain (or the equivalent from the Android NDK). Cross-compilation makes sense; we are compiling code for a device with a ...
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Where do installed RPMs go?

I download and install packages on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 machine using YUM package manager in command-line mode. When I install apk files on my Android phone, they go to /data/app ...
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How to increase ftrace precision to microseconds?

I'm trying to generate FTrace files inside an Android environment, using: root@adroid:# echo 1 > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events/sched/sched_switch/enable root@adroid:# echo 1 > ...
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Network file-sharing between Linux and Android

I want to share the contents of my external HDD with my Android phone. For the last two hours, I've been trying to correctly set up Samba - it was absolutely horrible. There must be another, simpler ...
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Linux /etc/security/limits.conf equivalent file in Android

In Linux we can limit user processes by editing /etc/security/limits.conf file. Is there any equivalent file in Android for the same purpose.
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How similar are Android and QNX?

The root of the question is really: "Can you run the Android OS on a BlackBerry PlayBook?" Since one is a Linux derivative and the other is a Unix derivative, it seems a natural fit for here.
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Syncronising Calendar and Contacts between Thunberbird and Android using Linux Software

I am looking for software to sync my Calendar and my Contacts between Thunderbird, my Android phones and probably other clients like KDEs Kalendar and Kontacts. I want to have both parts available ...
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Android - what's the permission difference on normal and rooted devices

I have two android phones, one rooted the other not. When I run following code without asking for root permission on the two phones, system("echo \"abc\" > /data/a.txt\n"); the rooted phone ...
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What are all the mandatory content of the boot partition?

While studying about booting an Android on a board, I have learnt that MLO (X-loader), U-Boot and uImage are necessary to boot the Android on the board. But I wondered that when I have come to know ...
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How to extract boot.img?

I am trying to see the content in a boot.img file from an Android image. I googled and got http://javigon.com/category/development-tools/ to extract system.img. But it doesn't work for boot.img. When ...
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Booting native Arch Linux on an Android device

I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 (n8010) and I want to make it boot Arch Linux natively. I mean boot Arch Linux instead of android. All that I need is to alter the initramfs, which I can't find anywhere in ...
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Error in creating android phonegap project on linux fedora

I am a beginner to linux fedora. Actually I am developing an android phonegap project with linux and I have followed the following steps Open Terminal and move to the bin folder present in the ...
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Linux and Android apps on ARM vs x86

There are a plethora of low-cost ARM-based mini-devices coming out (Cotton Candy, etc). Some of these are Android-only, some Linux-only, and some allow both operating systems to run. The only issue ...
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Android strace error: “strace: 2: Syntax error: ”&“ unexpected”

I was using built-in strace given in /system/xbin/ directory in the emulator and it was giving me wrong set of system calls such as msgget() and msgrecv() which are not supported by Android even. I ...
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Why system call hooking produces different result everytime in Linux/Android 2.6.29?

I have implemented system call hooking for Android 2.6.29 kernel through a LKM module. I am tracing down one Android app for system calls. But interestingly, it returns different results every time I ...
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Connected Android device - brings the network down?

I have dealt with sensitive development under Android, and have recently decided to switch to Linux now sit under (Mint 13 - KDE). But strangely, when the Android device is connected, my network goes ...
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How to find system call implementations in Linux/Android 2.6.29? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Understanding the Linux kernel source I want to modify some system calls for tracing purposes. To be specific, whenever a system call open is made, I want to print some ...
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Transfer a file from Android to a PC (not in the same network)

If I were connected by wifi in my network, there isn't any problem because with AirDroid I can access the sdcard files using the browser. However when I am out, how can I transfer a file from my ...
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Is it impossible to run as `root` if the machine isn't rooted?

By default, the user of the device does not have access to certain root objects (e.g. the /data directory). Even though these objects are off-limits, however, it would seem to me that these objects ...
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why does sudo work on Linux but not Android?

I have not had the chance to read enough about Android, Linux, or UNIX to answer this myself. sudo works on a Linux machine but doesn't work on Android unless you root the mobile device (e.g. Samsung ...
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Note taking app that can sync both android and Linux

I've been looking high and low for an Evernote alternative for Linux. I know I can use Everpad or Evernote in WINE but they don't work natively. Any note-taking app would be fine as long as it can ...
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How to run 32 bit programs on 64 bit Fedora 17?

Although the Android Development Tools (ADT) bundle is available as a zip package for 'Linux 64 Bit' it states following requirements: 64-bit distributions must be capable of running 32-bit ...
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FUSE : Allow any user in the fuse group to unmount

I'm currently trying to write a couple of systemd/udev configuration files that will allow me to automount/unmount MTP Android devices on my Archlinux laptop. It took me some time, but so far it works ...
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Linking /proc/mnt to /proc/mounts

I understand that /proc filesystem reflects the output of various processes. Unfortunately, I have a propietary (romdump) binary that expects the mount table to appear as /proc/mtd, while my Android ...
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Sending function keys (F1-F12) over SSH

I have a Fedora machine that I can SSH to. One of the programs I'd like to use occasionally uses the function keys. The problem is that I'm SSH'ing from an Android tablet (ASUS Transformer Infinity) ...
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Vim R plugin installation problem on Ubuntu in Android phone

There was another thread on vim-R-plugin but since it was bit old, I started this new thread. Also my situation is kind of different, since I am trying this on a mobile device, Samsung vibrate. I ...
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Does Android break GPL? [closed]

Just got curious. If Android is based on a modified Linux Kernel and its source code is closed, doesn't it violate the terms of GPL2, that GPL-derivatives must also supply their source code, "Liberty ...
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How do you access internet in RHEL 5 using Android smartphone USB LAN? [duplicate]

How do you access the internet in RHEL 5 using Android smartphone USB LAN?
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Music management software that sync playlists onto Android device

I am trying to find a music management software that can sync playlists onto my Android phone running Cyanogenmod 9. BTW, this handset does not have an Internet connection. Specifically, I want the ...
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VNC from host PC to Android phone running Ubuntu

While I know how to do this from my phone itself, where it loads the GUI on Ubuntu and I have a desktop environment, it's not as useful for what I'm trying to accomplish, which is to have a ...
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Escaping characters when passing arguments to a command

I regularly record audio files using my Android phone to WAV files to the internal storage of my phone. I'd like to write a Bash script to pull the most recent recorded file from my phone and move it ...
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Recover corrupted .tar salvaged from Android

I had an android phone that developed a fault in which it only persistently showed the boot logo. I sent it for Samsung for repair, who send it to a third-party company to be repaired. I was told that ...
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Route VPN traffic through socks proxy [closed]

There is no way to set proxy on an unrooted Android, but there is an option to connect to VPN. In my network VPN connection is not allowed! so I am looking for a way to run a local VPN server on my ...
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Can I apply real time Linux kernel patch on Android kernel?

I would like to apply real time patch on the Android kernel (given I've found Kernel patch for corresponding Kernel version). Is it possible or should I create a patch specifically for the purpose of ...
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Real copy to Android device

When i copy files to the Android phone, they are copied to some cache, but they aren't written. I don't like it, because i don't know what is done. I've tried these methods: copying via thunar file ...
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Qemu doesn't boot kernel after “Uncompressing Linux… done, booting the kernel. ”

I've compiled qemu for s5pc110 (it's from http://gitorious.org/samsung-linux-platform/qemu, somebody had added support for s5pc110), version 0.12. But when I load the kernel: qemu-system-arm -M ...
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Unable to connect to a wifi network with a special SSID

My current wifi network (and i'm writing this with the help of Windows -.- ) has a special character in it's SSID: "ö", a so-called "umlaut". If changing the SSID is not an option, how to connect to ...
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Does Android SDK work in Solaris?

I want to compile my Android app in a Solaris server. Though, from Android Developers all I can see are Windows/MacOS/Linux versions. Does anyone know if I can install and use the Linux binaries in a ...
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Usb tethering with linux and htc desire s other than rndis_host

I want to share the connection of my htc desire s with linux and I'm doing it but if it is possibile I'd like to avoid using the rndis_host module. The tethering can be configured as "windows" or "mac ...
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Display X applications on an Android system

Host system: Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb Chroot system: Debian Testing lxde Hardware: Asus eee pad transformer tablet nvidia arm architecture Note 1: The Debian system boots on this hardware, thus it ...
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Differentiate between Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab in UDEV rule?

I love Samsung devices, I have a Samsung Series 9 Laptop, Galaxy Nexus Phone (SCH-i515), and a Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-P7310) Tablet. For the most part, they're all great products. Samsung made one major ...
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What are the difficulties in importing features of Android, like Unity3D Player, to Linux in general?

We know that Android is an open source Linux-based distro. And we know some features developed for Android are required for the Linux community for many years, and are denied (like Unity3D Player). ...
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Best method for testing android kernel

I would like to test some of the features of android kernel like inserting a module and collecting certain parameters for research purpose. What would you think the best method for that?