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What are the device limitations for installing Linux-based Android alternatives? [closed]

I have a new Samsung Galaxy A40 and would like to use a Linux-based alternative to Android. Reasons: Privacy/security, hackability, moving away from Google. 1.) Can I install an alternative OS even ...
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Is there a program to pair my phone with my computer for SMS messaging?

Sometimes I have to manage a conversations over SMS through my phone. This is especially frustrating when I'm trying to get work done on my computer. I don't mind holding a conversation but there is ...
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Can't automount smartphone in LXDE anymore

I used to plug in my smartphone into my laptop to access the internal storage as well as SD-card storage. Since some recent updates it stopped working. I unfortuntaly cannot narrow it down to a ...
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Is it possible to install a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone?

This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to overwrite Android with a full-blown desktop Linux distro on an Android smartphone? I looked at a few tutorials, though they only seem to emulate ...
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How to get GPS data from Android phone to Debian?

I want to use my phone as a GPS receiver on Debian. I can connect the phone via usbc and wifi, but I have no Bluetooth on the pc. Anyone can explain how to get GPS data from the phone? The best thing ...
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Print from Peppermint 9 networked through tethered Android phone

I have an 11 year old ACER Aspire One zg5 netbook running Peppermint 9 with a dead WiFi card, so I use an Android phone (Motorola One) to tether via USB to another PC; everything works with no issues (...
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Detecting a phone when connected by USB

I'm writing a bash script to synchronize pictures in my phone with my PC. What I need is to detect if the phone is connected to a USB port which port is used, and then access it. I'm not ...
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Can i use smartphone tethering instead of USB wireless inthernet lan card in Linux?

I am a Newbe in Linux. I will thank you for any account and i wll be really appreciated Explain my situation I use inthernet in laptop. And When i connect inthernet, i use device that smartphone. ...
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How to get Kc key and TMSI number with AT command in Linux

I've completely configured the port with opened modem on ttyACM0 as my mobile device (HTC M8). However, it didn't allow me to enter anything. I've tried with hotkey Ctrl-A Z, but there was no news. I ...
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How to extract phonebook out from an android device

A friend has a Samsung android phone with broken display and he wants to extract all contacts saved on the device. I'm trying to help, but I have a Linux OS on my PC, not windows or mac. I also have ...
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What's the difference between mtpfs and jmtpfs packages in Debian?

I recently wanted to connect some LG Android smartphone to my Debian, but the device wasn't detected. I installed the jmtpfs package, and that solved the problem. But in Debian, you have two packages ...
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How to install Linux (or a similar OS) on smartphone?

I need to install Linux on my next mobile, a smartphone, which will be my first one. How do I do that? I mean, it surely won't have a CD drive and I don't see a way for including a USB drive or even ...