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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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How to disable android applications from running back ground automatically [migrated]

My phone (Note3) has a large amount of ram, but there are always lots of applications that can run back ground which can easily consume more than 90% of your memory. It's really annoying to manually ...
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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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how to connect android phone(client) to laptop using only one ip address(static)?

I am doing a android project. I want to connect my client(android phone) using ip address to my laptop(server). I am using ip address of wireless modem(MTS). Each time i reconnect the ip address ...
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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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Blocking youtube Android app from router

I was wondering how can I block the Youtube Android app from the router it self? My router has a function to block a web address or an ip address. It's TP-Link model TL-WR940N. So does anyone know ...
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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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MP4 video from Android phone can't be played in Windows

I took a video on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android), it's about 3GB and it can be played on the phone. But after transferring it to the PC is does not play when opened with VLC, QuickTime, Windows Media ...
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How to delete a misnamed file on Android? [migrated]

I’ve a file called like t0.t1 t2 t3 on my Android Device. first it had a bad name from download and I tried to rename it. Something has to gone wrong. It was o1.o2 before. I tried to rename it to ...
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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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Which “Android TV” smart-TV implements a camera API? [on hold]

For a project we are looking for a Smart-TV with integrated Android TV operating system. The app should capture a video with the integrated camera of the audience. The Google documentation states ...
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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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Can i install intel atom android x86 system image on real hardware [on hold]

I want to install android on my windows tablet hp omni 10. Can i use image which is provided in android sdk intel x86 atom system image. If i can't where to get android images for installing on real ...
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Which is the best way to sync and share contacts and calender between Thunderbird, iPhone and Android?

I would like to keep my contacts and a calendar synchronized between several desktops and cellphones. Is there a way to achieve this without using Google or similar organisations? I want to keep my ...
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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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Accessing files stored in .backup files?

Is there any way to extract files stored in an Android .backup file on Windows? I found this, however it seems it is for another file type.
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Android tablet 4.4.2 Toast Notification “Forcing Boot” [on hold]

I have recently noticed my tablet had an update so I pressed install and after compleating the install it said after loading the updates in a toast notification Forcing Boot and none of the apps on my ...
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Why some cables charge my phone while the others do not? [closed]

This is the question—with an answer—that has been bugging so many of us now that we have phones that require more juice than previous generation of phones. My core question: My wife has iPhone 5S ...
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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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Android EPO GPS file not downloading

I have been trying to download a GPS EPO file from my smartphone's location settings, but it doesn't work. It just pops up with a window saying "An unknown error occured". My smartphone has android ...
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How can I run an application on my PC but isolated and portable so I can switch PCs when needed

I was looking at dongle mini PCs. I can't seem to find much information on them. What I would like to do is plug in a dongle PC and run an application on it. It would be perfect if it opens up a ...
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wifi p2p between ubuntu 14.04 and android

I attempted to make a wifi p2p connection between Ubuntu 14.04(kernel 3.13) and Android 4.4 Kitkat(Samsung Galaxy Note 2) In Ubuntu I use wpa_supplicant v2.1 which is built in to Ubuntu ...
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Android SIP / VoIP with doorbell: View video before answering

I am currently using the 2N Helios IP Vario doorbell device. It can be used via SIP protocol, but can also communicate with the 2N Android app directly, without an additional server, which I would ...
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How to fix micro SD card

I have a 16 GB micro SD card in my android smartphone, and lately it has been acting funny. When I attempted to view the files on my computer (Macbook pro OS 10.9) using a USB adapter, it did not show ...
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Unable to copy in bluestacks

I am unable to copy more than 500mb files in bluestacks. I want to copy my obb folder to shared folder. But, I can not copy. I tried many file explorer but bluestacks stops working when copying ...
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fbcon - Use Android/MSM framebuffer device for boot console

I am trying to use a rooted Nexus 5 (msm 8974 chipset) device with Debian running with an X server and linux framebuffer boot console. I have recompiled the default Android hammerhead kernel (with ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...
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Script rename all files on Android [closed]

I have few file on a folder Data, itu contains data1_src.apk data2_src.apk data3_src.apk how can I remove '_src' from this three files and change 'apk' to 'jar' like this : data1.jar data2.jar ...
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Google Cloud Messaging with .Net Web service [closed]

I need to notify that a message r data using google messaging. I have database in SQL server which is connected to .net web service from that I want to notify a message in android device or emulator. ...
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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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Nova Launcher squashed app drawer on Nexus 10 [migrated]

I have a problem with the app drawer on my Nexus 10 being 'squashed' when in landscape mode. I'm not sure if it is supposed to look like this, but i do not get the same problem on my Nexus 7 and ...
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Can't access phone util on Galaxy S3 (I535)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I can't get to connect to my computer. I've tried multiple USB cables (including the default one from the charger) on multiple computers. My next step is trying to ...
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Connect Android to PC with TightVNC and AndroidVNC

I want to connect my Galaxy S2 to my PC using AndroidVNC (for the Android) and TightVNC (for the PC), or any other combination of software to VNC. So far I have managed to port forward ports 5500, ...
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ipsec configuration problems on Ubuntu. Errors on IP forwarding" connection authorization from Android client

I'm trying to create a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN from my Android phone to my Ubuntu server on my home network. I am receiving two errors. the first one is a failure checking IP forwarding when I run ipsec ...
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How to connect android client to the localhost of Apache server (php) inside my laptop?

I'm trying to create android apps which are able to send data through wifi connection to my laptop Apache Server and MySQL database. I use the samsung galaxy tab 10.1 as my mobile device. and the ...
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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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Cannot open Android SDK Manager or Android Emulator Manager after new installations

Today I installed the Xamarin Studio 5.1 update for Windows. Afterwards, I installed all of the latest API's and build tools in the Android SDK Manager. Now the Android SDK Manager or the Android ...
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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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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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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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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android? [migrated]

On my desktop Firefox I can view the list of servers any given web page accesses either by checking with firebug or by pressing "Ctrl-i" Page Info > Media. Out of the two Firebug is of course much ...
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Is there a way to resize text in Firefox for Android similar to the Text Resizer addon in Dolphin? [migrated]

Does anyone know if there is a way to resize text in Firefox for Android similar to the Text Resizer addon in Dolphin? Cheers, Sean
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How to Use a Shared Folder in VirtualBox with AndroVM

I'm trying out AndroVM and cant figure out how to access a shraed folder with VirtualBox. The instructions say it needs to be called mysdcard, which I did. But I can't find it in the android. What do ...