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

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Use desktop as bluetooth headset

My desktop's speaker is much better than my phones, so I want to use my desktop speakers in place of my cellphone's. It is inconvenient for me to use USB or the audio jack, so I am left with Bluetooth....
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LG G2 Wireless storage usage in Linux

LG G2 Wireless Storage lets you have access to your phone's files (Pictures, Music, vidoes...) wirelessly from your PC. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and then do as ...
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Help killing off Process for Mem Leak

I am currently building an Android LP kernel, and have some pretty sweet tweaks already running and built into it. I know there are numerous LP memory leaks (i've already got the bootanimation one ...
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Droid Turbo on Linux Mint 17

I'm having trouble connecting the (Android) Droid Turbo to my Linux Mint 17 laptop. I've already tried several fixes, including installing mtpfs and the gMTP application, but I have had no luck. It ...
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Notetaking app that can sync between Android and Linux on wireless and NOT using any online services?

I don't mind if it needs some hacking. I am using, on Linux, elementary OS's Footnote, which I like very much. If I could use it's database file somehow in Android, that would be great. Is there a ...
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error with transferring files from android to laptop

I am trying to transfer files from the main storage of my android phone to my kali laptop via usb cable. Every time I try it gives me a error saying: Error getting file: -6 Not Supported. I also ...
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Cygwin compilation error in ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file

While i am executing the below command in cygwin in ffmpeg source directory ./build_android.sh Here is the for ffmpeg in android I am getting this error message C:/cygwin64/home/SureshKumar/android-...
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Mount BTRFS on Android (usb OTG)

I am using btrFS as a filesystem for my external harddrive. I'd like to use it under Android. Is there any painless way to do so?
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How to boot Android x86 iso with grub ( usb multiboot )?

I would like to add android x86 iso, I don't want to install it, to my usb multi boot, already booting: Ubuntu Hiren's BootCD Rescue Cd ... What could be a suitable way ?
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Mount MTP Android Device in Linux Mint 17.1

I need help in mounting my ASUS Android device in Linux Mint 17.1 (MTP). My pc didn't see my device, so I tried following the answer in this page: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=...
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How can I determine if a process is a system process?

I'm reading the /proc directory (or pseudo-fs) to find all processes. I'm getting the information I need from /proc/[pid]/status but there's something else I need. Is there any way to figure out which ...
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Non-deterministic errors when using nested sshfs

The OSX implementation of sshfs doesn't like to connect to my Android phone running SSHDroid, so I'm attempting to gain access by mounting an ubuntu VM via sshfs which in turn has a mountpoint to the ...
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Unable to connect debian to android via bluetooth

I want to connect my android phone to my debian computer. And to be able to play audio from my phone through the laptops speakers. I have been able to do so in the past on Ubuntu and ElementaryOS (...
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How can I count 802.11 beacons from a SSID network I'm connected to?

Does anyone know of a way to count 802.11 beacons for the network you're already connected to? Doesn't matter if its an Access Point or Adhoc network as both will issue 802.11 beacons. I'm asking ...
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Integrating GNU/Linux Debian on a Android device : can't create init file because there is already a folder with the same name

I'm trying to boot Debian on my nexus 10 where I have installed android 4.4+cyanogenmod. This is the tutorial that I'm reading: http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I'm freezed where he says : ...
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What is the meaning of the contents of /proc/net/unix?

On my Android device there is the file called /proc/net/unix who's content does not conform to that of any standard linux distribution (which show the unix domain sockets.) First few lines: Num ...
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How to import videos/pictures/documents from my Samsung smartphone to my Linux system?

I imported most of last year's videos and pictures from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to my Fedora 20 laptop through Gwenview import. Now I want to import the last month's but I'm having difficulty ...
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How to return 0 if a pattern is matched from a file? [duplicate]

I have a binary that repacks android kernel (not mkbootimg). I'm making a script to automate the process. I don't want any output on the screen. So I have redirected the output to a file named foo....
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Mount android device 4.0.4 on linux

I am trying to mount a Samsung Galaxy S2 as a mass storage device onto an uptodate Arch Linux setup. On the Android phone I have done the following Settings -> More -> USB Utilities -> USB mass ...
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connecting linux device to a tablet via usb

I can connect my Linux device (an embedded device) to a tablet in the following way: Use a micro USB to Ethernet cable converter use a USB to Ethernet on my Linux device. connect the two device to ...
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install two operating systems on a smartphone

An exam question I had this morning: If a telephone manufacturer would like to install both Android and iOS operating systems on a smartphone, would that be possible? If yes, what changes should ...
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Android 4.0.3 on mini210s ts_config: No such device

Trying to install and run Android 4.0.3 on FriendlyARM mini210s to which I attached a 5.6inch touch screen. FriendlyARM.ini ################### Android 4.0.3 #################### Android-BootLoader =...
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Which packages should I install to make Fedora 21 connect to internet by Android Phone?

In the past I used Ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to connect to internet by my Android phone, I connect it directly using USB cable without installing drivers or some packages like using the Huawei ...
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Reason for interrupt in device driver

In my Audio driver I have Interrupt handlers for Download audio i.e., Audio playback and Upload i.e., Audio Record Sometimes when music is playing smoothly I am getting interrupt because of which i ...
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Combining parts of original Android with newer sources to create a new image [closed]

Hi I wanted to talk to the pros on the compiling and decompiling Android source and binaries respectively. Is it possible to decompile an Android OS running in a device and get its source, so that you ...
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linux/shell command to control screen brightness in android

I am working on a kiosk project using an android tablet.If there is no input power to the kiosk for a long time then, the tablet will eventually shutdown.In order to auto-reboot the tab when the power ...
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Where are the Android Users and Groups?

Android uses a linux kernel with each installed app getting its own user. I was expecting to find them in /etc/passwd but I couldn't. Where are they stored?
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Replace webcam transmission with an image from the hard drive

I'm working with an Android app installed in my Arch Linux using the emulator Genymotion. This app is not mine and I have not access to the source code, I'm just working with it. In some part of the ...
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Linux bash commands in android 4.1.2?

Is there a way to run linux bash commands in android (particularly 4.1.2 rooted or not rooted)? Will it void the warranty from phone manufacturers?
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SoundWire streaming but no sound

I installed SoundWire client + server. The server communicates with the client sending evenly sized packets every few milliseconds. The server's status goes to green "Connected". The connect button ...
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How to keep running a process in Android when disconnecting adb terminal? command “nohup” not found

I'm trying to analyze the reason for random reboots of my phone (see here). Therefore I wanted to record the logcat and kernel messages till the restart to see the logs even after the usb disconnects, ...
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Why is compatibility with Android not a common feature in Linux distributions?

Since Android is based on Linux (and I understand is only a Java layer on top of Linux), I wonder why Linux does not generally run Android applications. Why is an Android compatibility layer, either ...
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Cannot connect PC and Android through bluetooth

I want to create a simple client/server app using bluetooth. I want to use an android as client and a Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit as server. I found and adapted this script : import os import ...
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Getting an already installed Android x86 partition to run on KVM

(Originally posted on SuperUser here, but posted here due to lack of responses.) I have Android installed on sda3, and it boots fine when loaded from Grub with the following commands: set root='(hd0,...
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localhost vs hostname

I am confused with localhost(127.0.0.1) and hostname(127.0.1.1) ,when I try for $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 JAZZ and in case of ifconfig also I got about localhost(lo:local ...
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How to use chroot'd desktop environment on Android with external display, mouse and keyboard?

I have a chroot'd Arch Linux environment set up on my Android phone (a OnePlus One) and I would like to connect it to a monitor (directly or with use of some sort of passthrough/adapter eg. Raspberry ...
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Installing Cyanongen Mod from a linux host

Is there a way to install cyanogenmod to any android device from a linux host? Currently, cyanogenmod only provides a windows installer and a beta OSX installer. I suspect there is a manual method ...
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Fake linux as android device

How can I let my GNU/linux completely mimic an android device when connecting to a wireless Access Point? I explain: I moved to another location and it seems that my android phone and tablet have a ...
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Run android app on debian without emulator

I'm trying to install a few android games on Debian. I've tried Bluestacks (via WINE), Genymotion, AndroVM, Android-x86 and I still can't get these few games (Samurai Siege, and Clash of the Clans). ...
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Is Android compatible with the Linux Standard Base?

Moved from Stack Overflow, where I realize it was off-topic since it was asking for sources - far as I can tell, the rules forbid that there but not here. I know that the kernel in Android is now ...
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Why does Android crash when stressed on Memory where as GNU-Linux keeps running?

I have two devices, an Android phone with an eGlibC stack running side by side with Bionic, and an old HP tower with Debian. My HP tower has 512 MB of RAM. My phone has 2GB of RAM. I run top on ...
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groupadd failure while writing changes to /etc/group

I have been following this guide on installing debian-kit on my Sony Xperia Tablet Z and the installation goes fine until I try to apt-get install andromize which fails with the error groupadd: ...
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Terminal emulator for Android that supports viewing images?

I am planning on logging into my unix desktop via an Anroid tablet. Is there a terminal emulator that will allow me to view images, such as making plots in ipython, via X11 protocol?
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Using scp to transfer files to an android device

I have a file on a remote server that I want to transfer to my android device over ssh, only using the android device in the process. Using this setup, I tried an scp from the android device ...
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-bash: android: command not found

I'm on a Mac running Mavericks trying to learn how to develop Android apps (in the process I'm learning bash too). To run on the emulator they suggest the command android avd. I always get the error ...
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kernel config with strange dependancies

I am trying to build the Android Linux kernel from source following this README. The instructions very clearly state: 1.1 Required enabled config options: After building a standard defconfig, ...
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Android w/ Glibc stack, how can I set-up audio w/ nvlc? Is it possible with ALSA(Debian)?

With the help of the book "Embedded Android" by Karim Yaghmour I managed to learn enough about Android's build process last fall. With enough fiddling around and Google'ing I learned a sufficient ...
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Has anyone got the Android NDK toolchains to run on ARM instead of x86 or x86_64?

I have been going over the "dev scripts" in the $NDK/build/tools directory of the Android NDK and have been modifying them to build host/build tool-chains that run on ARM instead of x86 or x86_64. For ...
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Input/output error using jmtpfs not saving file when copying to device

I'm trying to mount an Android device on Debian using: jmtpfs /media/mobile But when I try to copy a file from my system to the device I get an input/output error saying that the file can't be ...
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Does Android's implementation of SELinux's M.A.C. inhibit root apps with root privileges from accessing app data? [closed]

Starting with Android 4.4 SELinux's MAC is enforced. Does this mean that if an app somehow can get installed and exploit the kernel to get root privileges, that MAC will still prevent that app with ...