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Android - recover encrypted images

I have nearly 0 understanding of encryption, I just want to recover my old photos. In my old Android phone I used a certain photo-video locking app to encrypt my images. Images were stored on SD ...
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Configuring always-on VPN on Android using a server domain name instead of a server IP address

I am connecting to my home Hamachi-powered VPN with my Android (v4.4.x) mobile device using IPSec. The VPN connection is working fine, except that I am unable to configure the connection as ...
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Is “Host GPU on” on android emulator same as GPU passthrough?

I see that there's "Host GPU on" for standard Android emulator(which is incidentally qemu-based) from Google. Is it same as the hardware acceleration obtained by successful GPU-passthrough in ...
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Difference between Intel x86 version of Android and Android-x86

I see that there are Intel x86 version of Android and Android-x86 initiatives. As far as I understand, the latter is a full-fledged effort that's entirely open sourced. Not sure about the former. Is ...
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Why my Android FTP server is faster than on PC?

I am programming a little program in C#, and I am testing it with uploading a file to FTP server, on my Android phone I am using Ulti Server app and on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64) I am using Xlight FTP ...
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Access files on RasPi over WAN using an Android device

My use case is the following: I have a RaspberryPi with a mounted external HDD which contains lots of high definition (1080p) movies. I access these within my LAN using NFS exports. I also want access ...
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Keytool without SubjectKeyIdentifier, keyIdentifier,

Hey I am trying to generate a key using Keytool that is as small as possible. Unfortunately, I don't know how to prevent keytool from adding that "extensions" part to the .RSA file that is being ...
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Too many pattern attempts (Sony Xperia S tablet)

I am getting "Too many pattern attempts" on my Sony Xperia S tablet model SGPT1211. How do I do hard reset? I tried a couple of techniques mentioned on some websites but it didn't work. If I do ...
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Adding partition to image file of an android

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted.
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No such file or directory when executing an existing file

I have norrowed the error down to this from a larger script and I'm getting the error "No such file or directory" when I try to execute a file which exist and I have the correct permissions for. ...
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How to configure chrome and firefox to open Gmail when user clicks on an HTML mailto:joe@doe.com

I would like to know whether it is possible to configure Chrome and Firefox to open Gmail when the user clicks on an HTML <a href="mailto:joe@doe.com">click to send me e-mail</a>. ...
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Problems with using an external USB harddrive on android [closed]

I have an external USB harddrive, a 1Tb WD Passport (red), and decided to reformat it for use with both my windows PC and my android tablet. There have been some problems along the way that i've ...
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How do I connect Ubuntu 14.04 to Galaxy Note Pro tablet using USB?

My Ubuntu 14.04 laptop connects to my Galaxy S3 with no problem using a USB cable. When I connect my Galaxy Note Pro with it's special USB cable the icon shows up in the launcher, but when I try to ...
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I'm looking for a PC/Android app that emulates Android keyboard, taking input from PC keyboard [closed]

I'm sure I can't be the only one who sometimes want to use a physical keyboard to type a short (or long) paragraph of text to my Android phone, all without taking out a mobile hardware keyboard, turn ...
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Prevent/Configure Androids unloading/suspending of apps not 'on top' [closed]

I often switch back and forth between two apps (for example at the gym between JEFIT and Kindle app, or on the train between IRC and Firefox, or while hiking between a map/route app and the Camera), ...
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Is OTG a hardware feature in smartphones? [closed]

Smartphones have OTG micro-USB that allows you to stick in USB drives straight to the phone with a connector. Some phones such as many Windows phones do not have this. Does OTG require any extra ...
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Skype showing different online statuses for same person across desktop and mobile versions

I am running Skype version 7.1.0.105 on my desktop and Skype version 5.2.0.62296 on my mobile Android device. I have come across the following inconsistent behavior: When contact X running Skype on ...
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Pixel format for Android 5.0 devices

I am trying to fetch screenshots of android devices using adb screencap command along with the ffmpeg command. The command works well for devices other than Android 5.0. Command : ffmpeg -loglevel ...
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How to programmatically control the mouse cursor, without hardware mouse attached in android?

I have an Android device and an app which should move the mouse cursor programmatically. When I have an Bluetooth or USB mouse attached to the device, I can send events to /dev/input/event7 to move ...
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Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
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Gigaset QV830 ADB driver searching

I have a Gigaset QV830 tablet and try to install its ADB driver to use it for development. I have also tried it with universal installer, but it says isn't compatible. I visited manufacturer's site, ...
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Whatsapp traffic analyzed by WireShark

how to know info about the person I chat with in the Whatsapp by analyzing traffic got by WireShark Software where is he located at the moment of chatting. regards, Samad
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What does shared file transfer speed depends on?

I have discovered that I can transfer shared files from my PC to my Android phone.I am using ES File Explorer, and I was wondering what the transfer speed depends on? For example, if I start ...
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WiFi GamePad App from Android Device to Android Device

Does anybody know an app for Android Devices to use my phone as a gamepad for my tablet. I'm using my tablet as a "Smart TV" with a HDMI cable connected to my TV, and i wanna play games. P.S. The ...
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How do I right-click when connected to my Windows 7 PC from my Android Tablet?

I have installed on my Acer Iconia 10 Android Tablet the Microsoft Remote Dektop application. I've successfully connected to my PC from my Tablet, and now I have a really, really basic question - ...
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Download multiple branches to the same directory using repo

repo is a python script that manages cyanogenmod source code download. to download cm-10.1 branch, repo command is, cd ~/cm-10.1 repo init -u https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b ...
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Trying to show 100 splash screens for according to battery percentage

I am trying to show an empty battery with some red color at bottom(like in moto g) when the battery is discharged. I am able to show a static image for that, but if I use many images to show the ...
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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How do I configure Microsoft Remote Desktop to remote into my PC from my Android tablet?

I have installed the Microsoft remote desktop app from the Google play store, and ran it while I was at home, and it worked fine; I have a wireless cable modem router, so I added and configured a ...
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Enable android sdk for all windows users

I installed Android SDK to my Windows 8.1 PC and selected "install for this user only". On that moment, i had only one user using my PC. Now, i added a new user for my PC and i want to enable sdk for ...
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Windows 8.1 and Android Lollipop USB Tethering strange behavior

I have a problem under Windows 8.1 when I try to use internet through an Android USB Tethering... I have a nexus 5 and when I enabled the USB Tethering, it works fine (I can navigate and use ...
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Can i repo initialize multiple source code branches in one directory?

repo is a tool that manages download of android source code from github. To download a branch (say b1) source code, we do,, repo init -u url -b b1 I want to download multiple branches (gingerbread, ...
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Using a smartphone as a wireless router [closed]

I wanted to know if it is possible for a smartphone with hotspot capabilities (such as some Android devices) to act as a Wi-Fi router. Basically, the setup would be something like : ...
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How I can transfer files from my Samsung galaxy tab S to my windows 8.1 PC using Wi-Fi direct?

Wi-Fi direct is supported natively by Samsung galaxy tab S and windows 8.1. Wi-Fi direct allow far faster transfer than bluetooth and USB2.0 (through 802.11ac in my case :-) were both my computer and ...
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How to a setup virtual router on windows so that one can access internet from a mobile using static ip

Some Relevant information My Os is Windows 8 I am accessing internet via a dongle I also share the internet using virtual router(so that i can access internet in my phone) My phone got into trouble ...
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FTP Not Working with Mobile Tethering

I am not able to connect with my FTP Client (Filezilla) using mobile tethering. When I try to connect to my website, it says connection timed out. However when I use my sister’s phone for tethering, ...
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How to Access “My Computer” files from Command Prompt

I'm trying to figure out how to access files on "My Computer" from the command prompt. In particular, I want to access files on my phone's share, e.g., My Computer\SAMSUNG\Phone\somefile.txt. That ...
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Send files via FTP to Android's extSdCard

I'm trying to save some files to my Samsung Galaxy S4 extSdCard via FTP server that runs on Android device. Unfortunately I have error "Error in output file" in my FAR FTP plugin client that runs on ...
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Add Android folder to Dropbox repository

I'd like to add a specific folder that is in my android device to be part of my synced folders that dropbox maintain. Can I do it and how? in details: In my laptop I have all the dropbox folders ...
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Can't ping a host on local WiFi network with Apple's Mac as WiFi Hotspot

I've set up a local network in my home using Mac as a WiFi hotspot. I've connected a Ubuntu laptop and an Android device to this network. The set-up works fine, but when I try to ping my Android ...
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how to play audio from android to Windows 8.1 PC over bluetooth?

I am looking for a way to stream any audio from any app or music source from my samsung galaxy s4 to my windows 8.1 computer. All suggestions in similar threads did not work. I can only stream music ...
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How to enable virtualization on samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA

Im running android studio. However when I try to debug I get the following: emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration! Please ensure Intel HAXM is properly installed and ...
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How to get my username from cisco mobile Anyconnect

I have set a VPN connection via Anyconnect in my Android mobile. Now want to know the username of my connection, i checked in settings but i couldnt get the username. Please help me to get my ...
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Linux: Combine Partitions

I have been googeling about that but I didn't find a useful solution, probably because I lack the term for it. On my (rooted) Android phone I have two abandoned partitions that where used for ...
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Android Studio unable to start and Enable Virtualization Tecnology

When I try to run the emulator for hello world, I get the error: ...\emulator.exe -avd Nexus_5_API_21_x86 -netspeed full -netdelay none emulator: ERROR: x86 emulation currently requires hardware ...
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Windows 7: Connect to Android device using WPA2 PSK

I've enabled Settings -> More networks -> Tethering and portable hotspot -> Portable - Wi-Fi hotspot, and when I click on the left-hand-side of such entry (after enabling its left-hand-side ...
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How to use wi-fi / bluetooth as adaptapter on my PC(desktop)

I know the USB Tethering mode in android (Ya, I am talking about android as OS) but don't know how to use it to create a LAN to connect with my Laptop (For gaming and file transfer porpouse) So,I ...
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Enable autocomplete in archlinux adb shell

In archlinux, when using the command adb shell provided by the package android-tools to obtain a shell on an Android device, the auto-completion using Tab is not working. Everything else is working ...
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Apps installed on external SD card and web shortcuts dissapeared from home screen after reboot

I have set the phone to install the apps on the external SD card. After a reboot all the icons of the apps installed on the external SD card dissapeared from home screen. Also, all the web shortcuts ...
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Make Genymotion use a host VPN

I'm using Cisco's AnyConnect to connect to a VPN using my Windows 8.1 PC. When using the Genymotion emulator, I would like it to use the VPN too. However, although having Internet access from the ...