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Readable HTTPS request and response using Charles Proxy

I am using Charles proxy to see the HTTP request generated through android application. However HTTPS request gets logged in encrypted format. Is there a way to see HTTPS request & response ...
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Windows Explorer - Treating cameras/Android file systems like disks and sort by date

My Android current, and previous, Samsung phones identify as a camera (technically a media device) to Windows. They do this because they have internal flash and to mount the file system to another ...
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Where is the Arc Welder Android's Directory on a Chromebook?

I recently got a Chromebook, and I'm running Arc Welder for Android apps. I'm doing experimenting, and there's a file I need to open in the app, but the app redirects me to the Android file system ...
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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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Connecting from android device to webserver

Given I have the following setup: Windows 8 PC with IP 192.168.178.67 On it runs a vagrant Homestead environment with IP 192.168.10.10 On my windows machine my hostfile is configured like so: ...
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PC: cannot download to USB-attached phone, but can read/write with Win Explorer

I download mp3 podcasts to my computer and then moved the files to my phone via USB cable. Now I would like to download these files directly to the attached phone, thought this would be easier. IE ...
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How to copy Chrome cookies on Android to Chrome on Windows?

Is there a way to do this? I found a few extensions that can do it but doesn't work on Android Chrome. Is rooting required?
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Using Huawei's Airsharing to stream to VLC

My Huawei Android phone comes with a feature called AirSharing which allows me to stream my phone's screen over DLNA. Seeing as VLC supports DLNA (I think), I installed it onto my mac, however I can't ...
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Force DnX Mode on ASUS Android Tablet/Intel Cloverview

I have an Asus MeMo Pad 7 (ME70CX KO1A, Intel Cloverview Chipset) which is not bootable. The device sticks at the bootloader splash screen and no button combination will force the device into ...
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How to WiFi tether WiFi internet from android without root?

How can I WiFi tether my WiFi internet (connected to my phone)? As soon as I try to turn on WiFi tethering, it turns off my WiFi and tries to tether the mobile data.
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Why can't I run any software I want, on any kind of device? [closed]

I don't understand quite a simple thing. Why can't I run any software I want on any kind of device? I mean, why can't I run (just for example) Windows OS on the iPhone? Both have hard drives, RAM, ...
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Android browsers blocking Youtube preroll ads natively

I was wondering if anyone else noticed that Youtube preroll ads are automatically blocked when browsing on Android Chrome or Android Firefox. This is without any adblocking features enabled (no ...
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How to import Android photos to Windows?

I want to move my photos (move not copy) From: Galaxy S6 To: Windows 8.1 I've tried the following Dragging & Dropping I've tried SHIFT-dragging and dropping them, and that copies them ...
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How to run malloDroid script?

I want to check SSL verification in my application. I downloaded on my santoku malloDroid.py and try use it (of course earlier I have read that script is an extansion of Androguard). I simply run ...
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How do I force Google Photos app to run without updates? [closed]

I recently updated my Nexus 4 phone to Android 5.1.1 10 days earlier. Today, I was checking my phone's photo/video storage with the built-in Google Photos app when it stopped working and demanded an ...
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android studio - java - how can I get users to upload data to dropbox and make that data available for all other users to download

I'm making an application where I want users to be able to upload a string value to a dropbox account where the string is stored for other users of the application. Each user of the application can ...
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Desktop tethered to Galaxy S3's internet periodically disconnects

My Windows 7 desktop does not have a wireless card built-in, but the room my desktop is located in only has access to wireless internet. The location I'm living in is only temporary, so I decided not ...
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ROM on a computer vs mobile phone

Why on a mobile phone (such as Android) is it possible to install custom firmware (not just OS), but on a computer (PC) it is not, but requires an exploit such as Thunderstrike for MAC? They both ...
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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 can I find the `/data/local` in an android file manager?

I used adb to push a file to /data/local: adb push myfile /data/local How can I find the file in an Android file manager? There is no "local" directory in /data.
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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows. The devices that I am ...
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Does the Android Studio IDE work on Windows 10?

I'm using Android Studio on my Windows-7 laptop to develop an Android app. I am considering upgrading to Windows 10. Has anyone tried this yet? Is there anything I should be aware of before I test ...
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Phone USB hotplug opens odd directory in windows 7

When plugging in my Galaxy Nexus 5 into my computer, explorer tries to open to %HOME%/Desktop/page04/ The phone shows just as a USB hub with a MTP device and the Android Debug Bridge on it (no HID ...
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Run/Debug in Android studio on OSX in fullscreen mode always switch desktop

I am facing a rather frustrating behaviour when I'm running an android app or simple unit tests. I use Android Studio 1.3 in fullscreen mode on OSX 10.10.4 and every time I start the app or tests it ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in ...
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Download previous firefox version for Android [closed]

Are there any trusted sites where I can download previous Firefox versions? The reason I want to switch because some of my addons aren't supported on it. Thanks.
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How to sync files between Windows 8 and Android device?

I've tried Microsoft SyncToy and FreeFileSync but the first app does not work with devices (I cannot choose any folder on my phone to sync). FreeFileSync has poor sync options. Are there any ...
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Archon runtime - Android apps that require internet do not work

I am currently having an issue with android apps that require a internet connection running on the Archon Runtime. When I try Instagram I get a "Unknown Network Error" and the same with the ebay app ...
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Android privacy - phone recognized my new wireless router network automatically

I had a DLink wireless router. Recently I replaced that with an Asus RT-N56 wireless router. I kept the same network name (MyNet) and password. RT-N56 operates in dual mode, with second network as ...
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how can I sniff Bluetooth traffic coming from my and another device?

I am trying to debug some Bluetooth traffic. I have one windows computer that I have full access too, I have an android phone, and I have a wireless hardware device. I want to know if there is a way ...
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How to downgrade kernel of samsung device SM-T230

I am facing a weird problem. My client reported that our game(which is based on cocos-2dx 2.2.6) displays black screen after focus change on one device namely Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 the Log ...
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Is learning Java enough to make good Android Apps? [closed]

So I have been learning Some JAVA And I'm wondering, Is it enough to make Apps for Android ? and what about iOS ? And Is java good enough to make graphical interface programs for Operzting systems ? ...
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Monitoring data transfer on windows of android

I connect my android phone with the laptop for internet on my laptop, I get 1 GB data transfer with 28 days validity whichever is earlier, my internet activity comprises of reading text on various ...
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Why I can't generate a signed apk file in Android Studio?

I would like to generate an apk file from my project, but the Generate Signed APK... option in Android Studio looks like it's disabled. So what should I do next?
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Broadband provider with problems to access Google Services

I am experiencing a very unusual issue. I use a radio Internet provider (the only one available in my region) and recently I am having problems to access some very specific services from Google. ...
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Force bluetooth headphones to connect with A2DP profile on WIndows

I just got a pair of Bluetooth headphones (specifically, Jaybird Sprint) which supports connection with two different devices at the same time. Quoting the user guide, it says: The headphones can ...
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Unable to access internet using android wi-fi tethering

Not sure this is the right place to post this question. My issue is actually simple, I have my android device using a data connection, and a hotspot setup on this device. I connect my linux box to ...
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Why can't my computer and Android phone communicate over WiFi?

I am trying to run an internet radio server on my computer with icecast that I will connect to over the LAN with my phone using VLC player, however on my network my computer cannot ping my phone and ...
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ADB shell cmd from python script

I'm trying to retrieve and print the firmware version of my android platform using the below listed commands in a python script; import subprocess cmd = 'su -c /system/bin/mmc extcsd read ...
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How To Mount A Disk Image On Android With Terminal?

I'm trying to mount a disk image that I've made on my android with terminal and busybox. This is how I made the image: dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/disk.img bs=4k count=131072 mkfs.vfat -v ...
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How To Make A Sparse File On Android With Terminal

I'm trying to make a sparse file on android. For this I'm using Android Terminal Emulator. I have installed Busybox so I can use the dd command. Other commands like truncate aren't installed. My ...
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How do I get rid of the Total Ad Performance malware from my Android? [closed]

My Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has been infected by a malware that redirects my browsers to either one of the two websites: www.totaladperformance.com or www.admomi.com. I have the paid version of ...
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Value too large for defined data type

I am following this guide on how to chroot arch linux in my android device. Welcome back gnu! - My revenge on Android In case you do not read the guide, I made a linux.img file on my pc, using dd ...
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Linking windows 8 hotspot with android and using teamviewer

Items used: mini pc running windows 8 - http://tinyurl.com/o42umd2 Samsung s5 Teamviewer virtual hotspot made with command prompt - http://tinyurl.com/kvh6v72 no internet will be used to make ...
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I am trying to push the file using adb to my android device

I am trying to push the edited host file to android device by using the command adb push /root/android_hosts/hosts Here I am getting the error message something like this, system/etcfailed to copy ...
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Sniff wifi traffic with TCPDump

I am trying to sniff traffic coming from or going to a smartphone on the local WiFi network (in a legal way). For that purpose I use the command TCPDump on a computer connected to the same wireless ...
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how to backup Samsung grand using Bluetooth?

I have a Samsung grand mobile device and I want to backup its data including everything SMS, pictures, etc.. I am going to send my mobile phone to be fixed to the mobile store and all the data will ...
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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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Linksys EA6500 and Android DHCP

Situation: I have a Linksys EA6500 v2 Wireless-N router. About 2 months ago, I had to perform a factory reset because my ISP refused to accept that my router wasn't the issue with my Internet access. ...
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Is it important to clear data partition after during rooting? [closed]

I want to root my phone but I don't wanna lose any data or back it up (because everything can't be backed up). So, is it really important to clear the data partition during rooting? ASUS Zenfone 5 ...