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

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Can I VNC directly into my “Linux Deploy” from OS X?

I use Linux Deploy to run desktop Linux distributions on my Android devices. The way it works is the I start the system in the LD app, and then I go to VNC Viewer on the same device to get a GUI. ...
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How can semi-proprietary software be based on the Linux Kernel?

If I understand correctly, the Linux Kernel is licensed under the GPL, which means that if anyone bases anything on it, they have to also license the entire derivative work under the GPL, making ...
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How to add Android x86 to Yumi!

Is there any way to add android to Yumi? I want to be able to boot my computer from a USB stick and install android. So, how can I install Android using Yumi or any other multiboot USB creator?
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Android SDK on linux with NO GUI

I am working on a cloud based linux server and, sadly, I need to install the android SDK. It seems that the android SDK developers don't really recognize any OS that does not include a gui, as it ...
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Is there a convenient small Unix virtual machine I can install as an Android app?

Ubuntu for Android seems to be missing in action. I'm travelling tomorrow and I need to take a basic Linux machine with me. I'd rather just take my tablet than a laptop. So is there a reasonable ...
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Fedora Android Studio fonts are all… gone

I am getting this upon trying to install Android Studio... I can't see any characters. I am on Fedora 23
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Need scrpit to run progam with variable files [closed]

Need a script to automate this Move file mv /somedir/(whatever).apk /data/local/tmp/somedir Change Permissions if not change them /data/local/tmp/somedir = rwxrwxr-x /data/local/tmp/somedir/(...
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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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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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How to make selinux on Android kernel, permanently permissive? [migrated]

I am new to kernels and lately i compiled one for galaxy s5 with the marshmallow opensource. Now i can change my selinux policy to permissive from terminal emulator but i want to make that permanent ...
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Java/malloc memory corruption error when running SDK Android Manager

I want to install Android SDK, so I manually installed Java JDK 7u51, downloaded SDK ADT bundle for Linux x64, and tried to run it. When I run android, the SDK manager windows hangs halfway through ...
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After installing Android x86, only tGrub showing when booting

I installed Android x86 5.1 RC1 in a Notebook. It works fine and I also rebooted the machine successfully. Since yesterday it doesn't boot anymore; I even did a reinstall and deleted all partitions. ...
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Why super user is disabled in iOS and Android

I know that both iOS and Android are based on UNIX. Then why is it that super user is disabled in both of them? In iOS we have to jail break and in Android we have to root. On the other hand in OS ...
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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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Meaning IPTables command output for 3g connection

Maybe it's a stupid question but somebody can explain me the meaning of this output of iptables command in Android running 3g connection? Sorry, i forgot Chain INPUT Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT ...
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How to distinguish two usb printers in an android device [closed]

There are two printers plugged into an android board by usb ports. I was trying to print doc from the android device. when the first printer plug in, there will be a path "dev/usb/lp0" show up. and ...
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What prevents a dm-verity mapping from being reset?

On Chrome OS and Android, dm-verity is used to verify the system partition. In Chrome OS, since there is no initial RAM disk, the mapping and the root digest are provided on the kernel command line ...
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Pass fastboot USB device to VirtualBox Windows VM from ArchLinux

I have a Xiaomi android phone and I want to unlock its bootloader. The official way is using a Windows tool, so I booted up my Windows VM and tried to pass the USB device form the devices menu, but it ...
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Why can't I execute Android x86 executables on Linux

I am trying to port Android apps to Linux (don't laugh :) and I have come across a problem. When trying to execute an Android executable (app_process) after adding the executable permission with ./...
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Linux - couldn't mount RDWR because of unsupported optional features (400)

I try to run Android from SD-card. This card is prepared. There are partitions: boot(FAT32), rootfs(ext4), system(ext4), cache(ext4) and usedata(ext4). Boot partitions has files to run u-boot: MLO, u-...
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invalid sparse file format at header magi when unpacking system.img

after making a backup system.img(ext4) in MTK droid tools, it says "invalid sparse file header at magi" when I unpack it in Ubuntu 14.04 using simg2img. Therefore it fails to mount, is there another ...
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Communication error with jack server(28). Try 'jack-diagnose' [closed]

I am trying to build android N preview source code and getting this error "Communication error with jack server(28). Try 'jack-diagnose'". Thanks in advance
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shell script to start multiple android emulators

i want to write a shell script that starts android emulators i.e the emulators have been created in android studio now i want that those scripts without starting android studio or using terminal start ...
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Creating F2FS volume with specified size on Android

My smartphone is booted to the TWRP recovery and I'm running the ADB Shell as root on Windows. I have fully unmounted /data with the following command: umount /dev/block/mmcblk0p36 Then checked it'...
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Booting Android with lilo in a PC

After installation of android, I modified lilo.conf to boot it. I just wrote image=/mnt/android-4.4-r2/kernel root=/dev/sda7 label=android read-only because I saw the only filename that ...
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can two android devices in different network(3g) comunicate themselves with ssh connection?

I have two rooted android devices with different isp(i use different 3g connection for them) and created a double ssh connection(i can with a public ip server)comunicating both to this server(i have ...
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trying to tether android lollipop to linux mint 17.1 cinnamon using usb

i keep getting this error after installing "mtp-tools": No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1 already checked for extra mtp programs, semi new to linux. ...
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Android-x86_64 installer does not boot in QEMU/KVM - EFI Shell appears instead

I downloaded Android x86_64 5.1-rc1 as bootable img installation image. I want to install it to a virtual machine running on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit with UEFI using QEMU/KVM and virt-manager as graphical ...
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Bash says file not found when `ls` and `dir` list it

I downloaded the ChromiumOS shell for Linux from here, unpacked it, and attempted to run chrome-wrapper. However, Bash tells me that the file chrome, a shared library according to Thunar, which is ...
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sed use from android shell

I am getting familiar with sed on the android terminal emulation: the version I am using the sed included in the toybox which is installed on my unrooted Sony device. sed --version (or toybox sed --...
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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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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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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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can't USB tether on RasPI

I am using Raspbian and need to usb tether from tablet (Yarvik tab264). I am using app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mstream.e2t. I can see the device easytether-tap, output of ip ...
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multiple ip in an android payload(Kali linux)?

I'm using Kali linux 2.0 and I'm trying to make an android msfvenom payload that uses multiple ip, What I mean is that when the msfvenom app is opened in my phone it stays trying to connect to the ...
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How do I create a USB networking interface for passing internet to my Android phone?

I am working on passing through the internet from my computer to my phone (running Android) over USB. I'm not sure how to achieve this, but I know I will need a usb network interface, such as usb0. ...
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Native Linux installation on Allwinner tablet

I would like to know if it is possible to do a clean install (I mean a native install, just like on a computer) of a Linux distro on an Allwinner a33-based tablet (or more generally speaking on an ...
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use a different socket than /dev/log, system-wide

Is there a way to make a whole Debian (Jessie) installation use a different syslog socket than /dev/log (like, for example, /tmp/my-other-log) ? Reason: I'm running Debian Jessie in a chroot ...
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Wrong inode: corrupted f2fs, fsck.f2fs cannot repair

A f2fs partition on my Android phone has recently become corrupted. It will still mount fine; however, I completely lost access to one directory (/data/media/0), which now shows as empty. Yet the disk ...
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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 found this article to extract system.img, but it doesn't work for boot.img. When trying to do this for boot.img, ...
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How to start xfce after installing it?

I've installed last version of Slackware on my Android tablet (Lenovo a5500-hv) and I've installed xfce too. But when I want to run it using the command startxfce4, it fails with this error: /usr/bin/...
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how to run android dex from command line in ubuntu 14.04

I write a program which has ant build file with this command: <exec executable="dx" dir="${workdir}"> <arg value="-JXmx${env.JavaHeap}"/> <arg value="--dex"/> <arg ...
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Why can't I run android apps on generic linux? [closed]

I know about projects like archon, and various emulators exist, but it seems strange that I can run windows programs but not android programs under a stock linux kernel.
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How can I exporer the files at my Android device from Arch & Xfce?

In Ubuntu my Android gets mounted automatically when I plug it in it and it's very convient to explorer its files via the Ubuntu File Manager. In Arch my Android doesn't get seen by Arch, although I ...
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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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Wireless USB card not detected on Kali (armel) running on Android

I have a "TL-WN22N" that i want to use it with my Xiaomi Mi4i running Kali-rolling that was installed using "LinuxDeploy", What i want to do is to connect my wireless card to it, But obviously nothing ...
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is it possible to connect android mobile app , wifi router and a wifi device?

i'm trying to establish a communication between android mobile app , wifi router and a wifi device how can i do it? here wifi device is home built and it is connected to the router and both are ...
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How can I know if patch command is working?

I am trying to apply a patch that is provided by the seek-for-android project to code I downloaded from Cyanogenmod. The code compiled successfully with make, so I know all the files are there. I just ...
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Attach framebuffer console(yaft) to existing tty(of own script)

I currently try to fiddle around with my android init ramdisk. One problem I'm currently trying to debug is that ADB in my new init won't start. The script works fine otherwise though, I used fbsplash ...
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How do I install Remix OS in GNOME Boxes?

Remix OS is an interesting desktopification of Android. It can run off a read-write-able USB stick but it doesn’t have an installer. I can boot it up in GNOME Boxes just fine, but as I’m just running ...