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Nexus 4 doesn't show up in my computer as storage device

After googling for days and trying 1001 solutions, I decided to post here for further advice. I have a Nexus 4 phone, Windows 7 x64 Ent with latest updates, google USB Driver installed. My phone ...
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can we use android tablet as an extended monitor

Is is possible to use an android tablet as an extended monitor to my laptop
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WRT54G router restarts every time I connect to it with my phone

My WRT54G router usually works fine with my roommate's laptop and my laptop. However, whenever I connect my Sony Xperia Pro, the router drops all connections and restarts itself. Then I have to power ...
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Making your Windows 7 a WIFI hotspot for Android?

I use a broadband dongle on my Windows 7. I want to expose my laptop as a wifi hotspot so that i can use internet on my samsung galaxy ace. I have tried Connectify but my chipset is not supported so ...
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How to check if an SSH connection is open or not?

I am trying to connect to the public.sigmadesigns.com site. Actually I was authorized to that server by sending my RSA Public key to it. But now when I try to do repo, I get: Getting manifest ... ...
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Sync Android phone with Linux PC

How can I sync my Android mobile phone's contacts and calendar with my Linux Desktop without having a Google server as 'man in the middle'?
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Video format for both iPhone and Android?

Is there a format that plays both on iPhone and Android? I have been trying to encode videos in MP4 using ffmpeg - however, using libx264 or mpeg4 - the videos either only work in Android, or in ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone as an input device for Windows over bluetooth?

I have a htc hero and my windows 7 pc has a bluetooth dongle. Is there an app that will allow me to use my phone as a keyboard and/or mouse?
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Smartphone breaks the Internet connection when a call is received while wireless connection is on

I have this strange issue that I have absolutely no idea about with my HTC one X (Android 4.2.2) and Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router WAG120N. Desktop has Windows 7 Ultimate running. When I'm ...
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Yet again: “This device can perform faster” (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2)

I've been doing a lot of research with no reasonable solution. Please excuse the length of my post. When I plug my Galaxy Tab 2 (7" / Wi-Fi only / Android ICS) into my Windows 7 64-bit machine, I ...
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Samsung “Kies via Wifi” doesn't work, stuck on “Loading…”

When I connect my Galaxy S2 to my laptop using "Kies via Wifi" it doesn't work. On my phone it tells me it is connected, and on the laptop I can see the device "GT-I9100" under connected devices, but ...
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Unable to install Android for Windows 7 because JDK is not found

I have JDK SE7u4 installed in windows 7. I tried to install Android on Windows 7 using the installer_r18-windows.exe but no avail. The setup window showed the message saying that the Java SE JDK not ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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Resize Bluestack Screen on Mac OS X

I need to check the application compatibility in all device & debuging application on Bluestack App Player, can anyone please tell me how to resize the screen of Bluestack on Mac OS X? I googled ...
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Running Market Android apps on the simulator

(Related to, but not the same as this). I used to be an Android user but switched to an iPhone. There are a few apps that I would like to continue to use, but the idea of carrying around a second ...
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Play video from SAMBA share on Android--Any shared volum from Linux or Winodows

I use Ubuntu12.10 with Gnomeshell Installed latest version of samba share, configured to share my Video folder ,access restricted via login(uid n password needed) SMB share accessed via Solid ...
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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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How do I install Android applications from the PC?

Currently I don't have an Internet connection available on my cellphone and I would like to install some applications on it. Is it possible? Do I have to use the market?
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How to let Windows 7 laptop provide an internet connection to my Android?

Google didn't help me at all on this. I have a Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, running Android 2.3.3. I'm wondering whether it's possible to have my laptop providing an internet connection for it. I ...
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Using Bluestacks to run an android app directly from Windows command line or Desktop Shortcut

After installing Bluestacks is there a way of launching an android app without going through the Bluestacks interface? Is there an API or something that would allow this? Actually I found where it ...
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Transferring files through wifi

I have an android phone and a laptop (windows 8 Pro). Can I transfer files through wi-fi (not bluetooth), if yes, how ? And what are the steps for sharing files between to laptops through wi-fi ?
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Configuring Firefox sync on a PC with an already configured Android phone

I have a Firefox Sync account that I created on my home PC. I have also configured this Firefox Sync accout on my Android phone by following the standard procedure of entering a phone-generated code ...
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Is there a clock application with deciseconds (HH:MM:SS.d)?

You may wonder, But I am interested in a clock app that in addition to second show decisecond. I deeply searched and could not find one yet, did you know any app (desktop gadget/system tray clock) ...
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How to connect router to internet through a PC with 3G modem?

I want to connect my android to internet through my PC which have 3G Internet connection like this diagram : +------------+ | Android | | Device | +--------|---+ (( | )) ...
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How to install vmware tools in android x86 VM?

I create and install a virtual machine by VMWare. Is there a way to install VMWare tools in Android x86 VM to share files between this machine and host? if yes so what is it? Win 7 running at host.
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Connect from Android (ES File Explorer) to Windows 7 Share

I am having problems connecting from Motorola Razr HD phone to my Windows 7 PC's shared folders via ES File Manager. Until recently everything worked fine, I could see/copy files just fine. Not sure ...
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How do I stream Android audio to Windows 10 over bluetooth?

I'm trying to stream audio to my Windows 10 PC through my bluetooth adapter (Kensington Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Laptops (K33956AM)). I was able to get the device paired with Windows 10 but I ...
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Wifi hotspot, why OS does not detect me as a Captive Portal?

My project was to make a Wifi captive access point. i.e. once you connect this wifi spot, you cannot surf the Internet, only the local website. I achieve it, when you hit any domain, any IP, for all ...
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Can an infected Android or iOS phone infect a PC running Windows?

I realize that any .apk may not run on Windows via anything other than an emulator, but my instructor insists that it can. Here are my objections: Can I infect the computers at school with my ...
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Can software operation damage an SD card?

My SD card has a broken boot sector and the tools I've tried say that it's not repairable (I've tried TestDisk, DriveRestore Pro and Easeus Partition Recovery). The card was in my Android phone and ...
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Control my Droid from Windows

Looking to use a full-sized keyboard/mouse as much as I can - will make setting up/initial config much easier. I see a number of 'control Windows from your Droid' apps. looking to go the other way.
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Sharing a PC Internet to a Android phone via Bluetooth

My PC has an Internet connection. My Android phone does not have Internet connection. My PC has a Bluetooth adapter. My Android phone supports Bluetooth. How I can share my PC Internet connection ...
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How do I connect Android 4.2 VPN to OS X Server VPN (L2TP)?

I have a Mac mini running OS X 10.8.2 with the OS X Server 2.2.1 from the app store, and I have set up the VPN using L2TP in the Server.app interface. I have tested this VPN connection using a ...
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Is it possible to integrate the Emulator window in Eclipse without motodev?

As you may or may not be aware of, if you're using motodev to develop Android on Eclipse you can actually have the emulator window integrated seamlessly with the developing environment and I was ...
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New network name created every time I connect a Windows 7 machine to my Nexus One Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

I have my Nexus One configured as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot named AndroidAP JD. Whenever I turn on the wifi capability and connect to it with a Windows 7 machine, it remembers the password and connects ...
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Connecting Android to Windows VPN

I have set up a VPN on my Windows 10 computer by going into Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections and hitting Alt and then going to File > New Incoming Connection... and setting up ...
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How play multiple audio files located on smartphone through Windows 7?

When I connect my LG Optimus F3Q to my Windows 7 PC, it connects in "Media sync (MTP)" mode. I can get into the file structure of the phone and its SD card through Windows Explorer and double click ...
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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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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 ...
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Build an Android Rom (Make Error 41)

I tried to build a custom Rom for Android 4.4.4. I use as base the Liquid Rom (Github Link) Before I build the rom, I had insertes in the local_manifests some apps to add to the ROM and before I did ...
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Issue in internet sharing(ethernet) to android device in mavericks

i have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks, my phone is displayed on network preferences (with green connected icon). The issue is i cant get access to internet. i shared ethernet connection ...
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Firefox OS (html5,js) vs Android (java) vs IOS (objective-c) In terms of pl and tech use, how can the other is faster? [closed]

How can be one faster than the others, what happens inside their code, is it a matter of the engine they are using? (noob about the gecko, linux kernel thing, educate me) One of the limitations of ...
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Google Analytics Opt Out for mobile devices? [closed]

The Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-ons are very useful way to shield our browsing from contributing to our clients analytics data. The link does not work for mobile devices. Are there any ...
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MITM the Android emulator

I am trying to man-in-the-middle the Android emulator so I can decrypt the SSL-traffic with sslsniff. The problem is that the traffic doesn't seem to get routed through sslsniff, even when I have ...
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Using a Windows computer as a Bluetooth input device for another computer/device

Ok, I realize this is a totally backwards use-case but I've got to imagine it's technically possible. I have an android tablet (Acer A500) that I use at work to get to personal email and IM since I ...
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How can I get the Android SDK working with Eclipse in Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit? [closed]

I would like to tinker with the Android software development kit, and I have found out that it only support 32-bit versions of the Java Platform and Eclipse. I installed the ia32 Sun Java runtime ...
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Could someone explain this Linux command to me (mount plus options)?

I found an Android(Linux) command: mount -oremount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system Could someone explain me what this means?
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How to block all ports except 80,443 with iptables? [duplicate]

Blocking all ports(in and out) is easy but it's hard with the word "except". I don't know any rules that satisfies the condition. PS: I know this question is nothing new. But in fact, I didn't find ...
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How can I find out the /sys/class or /sys/devices entry for a mounted filesystem?

What I have: I know the place in the filesystem where a microSD card is mounted, e.g. /storage/sdcard1 What I need: To find out which device folder it corresponds to, e.g. /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0 ...
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I can't find adb_usb.ini

I want to edit it so that it suits my Kindle Fire 6.2 firmware to be able to install apks from outside the market.... Why can't I find adb_usb.ini I have installed Android SDK