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

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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, is not ...
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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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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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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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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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How can semi-proprietary software be based on the Linux Kernel?

I hope this isn't OT, sorry if it is. 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 ...
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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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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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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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what can cause a socket() “Permission denied” error? [migrated]

Under Android 4, the following simple native C code line fails with an Permission denied error when not run as root: online_socket = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0); I do have root access to the ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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Android Tools and platform tools returns Segmentation Fault in debian

I have a fresh installed debian live. I download a android sdk and set it up,. the problem is that when I run it. I got an error Segmentation fault. I try to find the problem using strace strace adb ...
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Are UEFI firmwares for different devices with same chipset and UEFI manufacturer compatible?

There are a few 2014-2015 devices with Intel Atom Z3745 chipset. Some of them run 32-bit Windows others run Android. The Windows ones have 32-bit UEFI. The Android ones have 64-bit UEFI. Is it ...
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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: ...
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How to Modify Android Boot Sequence in Order to Boot From an SD Card

I've been looking into how to boot Android form an SD card, and I came across this thread on XDA, but I am too much of a noob to understand it, and user has stated that she doesn't have the time to ...
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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 does a linux-based operating system handle applications? [closed]

I was trying to learn how to run an application without an operating system, and I kept coming across this piece of information: In order to run a program without an operating system, that program has ...
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How to get sound working in chroot(Linux on Android)

I have Fedora 21 KDE running on Sony Xperia Tablet Z and it seems my device sound card and M-Audio(M-Track) USB sound card is detected. But yet no audio output. What is best way to solve this issue? ...
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How connected are kernel modules to kernel version?

I'm wondering how custom ROMs port new versions of Android (particularly the Linux kernel) to old phones. As I understand, Linux allows closed source kernel modules. If so, then when the phone ...
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Support of MKV by PTP

I have videos encoded in VP8 on an Android phone. The format used is MKV (Matroska). Unfortunately, when trying to access the videos from the Android device under Unix (tried with Ubuntu, Arch Linux ...
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how do I add a udev property for my android phone?

I'm trying to get my android phone recognised by rhythmbox. Talking to upstream, rhythmbox gets the value of "id_model" for the udev device - if it is "Android" then it should work. How do I use a ...
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add android studio to PATH environmental variable?

I looked around some sites and yielded no success. I tried to modify .bashrc: # User specific aliases and functions export PATH="~/android-studio/bin/:$PATH" and after I typed studio.sh on the ...
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Attach UVC camera to non-V4l2 Android device without rooting

The main issue is arising when I am trying to connect UVC compliant camera having CMOS sensor OV6612, to an Android device having kernel 3.0.x and OS 4.0.x, not having v4l2 driver. And no streamed ...
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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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Same Wifi network and two devices connected: one works, the other only sporadically

I would be happy to receive a hint about the nature of my problem: When I connect my Laptop running Kubuntu Linux (4.2.0-19-generic #23~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP) to a certain Wifi network, I get ping times ...
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How can I decrease the amount of data that repo downloads for CWM recovery? [closed]

I'm trying to port ClockworkMod Recovery to a new device. To do so, I'm instructed to download the source using repo. Until now, I've executed: repo init -u ...
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Is transferring files between Android phone and Linux supposed to be an 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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How can I mount Android encrypted FS on desktop Linux?

There is "vdc" command line utility in Android. Is there something similar for regular desktop Linux? Reading of https://source.android.com/security/encryption/ didn't help.
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gphotofs protocol error mounting Android device in PTP mode

I have connected an Android 5.1 device to a Linux machine and I would like to mount it with PTP, as it seem to be easer to copy/remove files than using MTP connection. In this case, I have loaded the ...
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How to run a command in the background with a delay?

Can somebody show me how to make a program to do this action: after 5 minutes echo "80" > /sys/class/leds/blue/brightness I want this program run in the background (like rngd service) I can't do ...
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How can I install the Atom RPM package on Android?

I am relatively new to the Linux world, and I have the understanding that RPM is a package standard among Linux dependencies. I have been wanting to install Atom editor on my favorite tablet, which ...
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Linux Mint and android x86 grub repair

I installed on my laptop an .iso of android. I have partitioned it the way that Linux Mint would stay on sda1 and Android on sda3, but now I don't see anymore the option to boot Linux Mint on the grub ...
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Process scheduling and core allocation on big.LITTLE CPUs

Recent ARM chips, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, seem to be using a hybrid architecture called "big.LITTLE" with cores of different architectures and speeds combined into one CPU. On a Linux (or ...
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How to export a bks keystore on debain 7.9 wheezy

I need to generate a keystore.bks file to use for android development. I cannot figure out how to export a bks keystore without using a GUI tool. I have server space on Google Compute Engine which I ...
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Cross-compiling OpenSSH for Android

I'm working on compiling OpenSSH for Android based on this answer at Stack Overflow. Here's what I've done so far: Building on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64. apt-get install build-essential ...
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Android Emulator on Arch Linux

I would like to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux. Is there any way to run Android Emulator on Arch Linux?