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

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How does a linux-based operating system handle applications? [on hold]

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 access usb otg files from Kali Nethunter terminal Nexus 6 [migrated]

I have a rooted Nexus 6 running Marshmallow 6.0.1 and with the Kali Nethunter overlay installed. I want to execute some files that are in the usb otg from the Kali terminal, but I don't know how to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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FORENSIC PURPOSE - Acquire Android image using flash drive OTG

In Linux, the dd command is used to pull the image from the smartphone to computer. And of course, the smartphone need to be rooted before the dd command launched.From the research i do and multi hand ...
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How to compile extra files into the root directory of an Android ROM

I'm building a custom Android kernel based on the Cyanogenmod ROM's kernel source code. I'd like to add folders and files into the root folder of the OS (/). For instance, after having compiled my ...
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Restore partition/block after wiping from Android recovery

I'm not sure if this is the right place but as its very unix like in the possible solution but: I wiped all my data on my android phone via recovery including my sdcard partition - which contained my ...
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Arch Linux 64bit Android ADB?

I am trying to use the Android SDK on Arch Linux 64bit but when I try to run ADB from the correct dirrectory it says the file does not exist, but it is there. On Ubuntu when you have this problem you ...
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How do I copy a Genymobile Android virtual machine from one computer to another?

I have a Genymotion Android virtual machine on one computer, and I've tried copying the entire .Genymobile directory to another computer, and Genymotion on the second computer does not seem to be able ...
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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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Block device naming, how to enable by-name and by-uuid?

While building and using linux kernel for custom boards, when Android is used, usually the MMC partitions appear in /dev/block/mmcblkXpY. And there are also symbolic links created in ...
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Add Android x86 5.1 RC1 to GRUB2

I just installed Android x86 5.1 on my Laptop and tried to boot it. But sudo update-grub2 neither added nor detected Android. I did not install GRUB2 from the Android x86 installer, because it needed ...
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When connecting my WiFi, how to open browser automatically?

I made my Linux computer providing WiFi access. This is only to browse its local website. As one does for a captive portal, I want to force the browser to display and direct to my homepage : - you ...
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wlan0 disappears after running airmon-ng on Android running Kali Linux

LG G3 Android 5.0 device, rooted with Linux Deploy app, Kali Linux 2.0 installed with all components. I'm connected to Kali Linux through SSH and trying to monitor wireless traffic. $ ifconfig ...
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serial touchscreen for android: How to configure?

I've written a driver for a uart touchscreen to be used in an Android OS, but I don't know how to get the driver to load while using a device tree, then for Android to recognize it. What are some ...
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I have ap-hotspot installed and working, but only HTTPS sites can connect

I installed ap-hotspot on my Linux Mint. Everything looks fine now, but only HTTPS sites can be connected from my Galaxy S4 phone such as Facebook, Google etc. When I want to connect to some other ...
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Mount a USB unit via ssh to transfer music using Amarok

I want to use Amarok to transfer my audio files to my cellphone (Android). Amarok allows transfer files using only USB drives. Then, I though in mount my cellphone using ssh or sshfs. At the moment, I ...
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Hostapd captive portal detection on Android

I already looked at all related questions, and also at the Chromium project. I have a working hostapd access point, and a working Captive Portal (works perfectly on ios and mac osx, windows and ...
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Is this a workable way to do the same thing as tethering on Android?

My laptop uses Ubuntu 14.04. My phone with Android 4.4.2 is limited without tethering by the mobile carrier. I have come up a thought as a workaround: find a router which can create a WiFi LAN (but ...
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Building man-db on android L

After finding that the version of man in Busybox Stericson doesn't print man pages at all on my Nexus 4, I decided to build man-db for android myself. So far, I've done: cd man-db-2.6.7.1 export ...
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How do I set up my android as extra monitor?

I'm trying to make my android tablet work as a second monitor to my laptop running Linux Mint. Since I want it to work as if i just plug in my monitor at home into VGA, I tried following the ...
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How to automatically mount Android device sd card in Linux mint

Debian 8 iso hybrid is mounting android device (lenovo k3note) sd card automatically. But Linux mint 17.2 doesn't do so. How to mount Android device sd card automatically in Linux mint?
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Check OpenSSL version in Android with java runtime or shell command

I have a problem with checking OpenSSL version in Android device. I've tried to: grep OpenSSL from system/lib/libssl.so with java runtime.exec. but it doesn't work? Anyone can help me, how to make a ...
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how do I remount r/w /lib/modules in android

I keep having trouble with this; I thought I found a workaround but I was wrong. I need to be able to remove an existing file from /lib/modules directory of my phone and replace it with another file ...
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How to write a script with Android Debug Bridge command in it

I am trying to write a script to automate some testing, and the fist step is connect to my device and update the /lib/modules/ directory with the recent version of a device driver on my host. That is ...
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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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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 ...