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Android ADB Shell sendevent Not Working

I want to simulate pressing the power button on a rooted Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5100 running Android 4.0.4 using the ADB shell. To do this I changed the relevant permissions using: adb shell su ...
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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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How does the smart lock feature on Android define a trusted device? [migrated]

The smart lock feature on Android allows someone to set a Bluetooth device as "trusted" which makes it easy to unlock. See for example: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6093922?hl=en I tried ...
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How to play youtube in the background in android? [on hold]

I have been using PVSTAR+ app which plaeyed youtube in the background and I could listen to youtube while its closed. Youtube recently updated it's API so PVSTAR+ doesnt work anymore. it's also have ...
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Arch Linux chroot cannot mount sysfs

I am running in a chroot with Arch Linux. It is good. I can start it and also do pacman -Syu. My problem is, I cannot do any pacman activities. It says I should do pacman-db-upgrade, but pacman is ...
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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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Use Galaxy S4 IR blaster to control RC Car? [on hold]

I bought a little RC car today and it works with an IR remote. I wanted to know how I could use my Galaxy S4 IR blaster to control it. Thank you!
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WiFi hotspot is not working on Windows7 any more

I used to use Intel My Wifi Technology to turn my Window 7 laptop into WiFi hotspot so that my Android phone can connect to my laptop and use the Internet connection to download apps. Somehow it is ...
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How can I send articles to Firefox for Android's reading list from the desktop?

I use Firefox on my desktop and Firefox for Android on my tablet, with Firefox Sync keeping them connected. I'd like to use the Reading List feature of FF for Android, but often I find the articles I ...
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Windows Explorer as an FTP client keeps resetting during file transfers

I am running Windows XP SP 3 and I'm using FTP via the Windows Explorer app and connecting a local URL provided by an app on my Android device which is using SwiFTP Server 1.24. When I launch the ...
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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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Lenovo A850 enable multiple user accounts [on hold]

I just bought a Lenovo A850 phone running Android 4.2.2. i want to enable multiple user accounts but i cant find the users option in the settings. Under the device settings I have Audio Profiles, Call ...
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how do mobile providers tell the difference between tethered and non-tethered traffic? [on hold]

ive got a cap of 4 GiB on my mobile plan for tethered data, but unlimited for phone data, but how they can tell the difference between the two i dont know. can anyone enlighten me on this?
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An android app that could send GPS data to a server [on hold]

I am looking for an android app that could be used to track some smartphones, for research purpose. There are apps such as Family Locator, etc. However, these apps can only show you the visual ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset without losing application data? [migrated]

I need to do factory reset of my phone, but don't want my applications to lose data. Is it possible to somehow move the apps to SD card and, later, back to the phone?
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How to set friendly network name of android computer?

I see names of computers in my router's DHCP leasing list. My android galaxy tab is listed under an alphanumeric name. How do I set a friendly name that I like?
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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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App “Hay Day” doesn't start in Genymotion

I'm trying to run the app "Hay day" in Genymotion. I used this guide to install the play store. Then, I installed hay day from the play store. I did not make any other changes to the virtual system. ...
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vpn and hotspot client connectivity

I would like to have vpn connection running on an android device, then using android hotspot, allow a workstation pc to connect to one of the vpn's computer. So far i managed to establish the vpn ...
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How can I connect an android tablet to the internet with a mobile broad band modem?

I am in a remote location where the only possible way to access the internet is through a mobile broad band connection. I need to connect an android tablet to the internet, but it has no USB slot, so ...
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Cannot connect android phone to tp link router

I have TP Link TD-W8968 wireless router. I can connect my laptop to the router but not a phone since few days. I am facing a problem since a week, when I turn a wi-fi on on my android device HTC ...
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Android installer can't find hard drive in VMWare ESXI

When installing Android x86 I get the error "there is no hard drive to edit". Googling the error only gives me two results, neither of which are very useful.
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How do I get Google Calendar event invitations through the Calendar app for Android? [migrated]

In the webapp's settings, there's the option for email or SMS. In the Android settings, there's no option for event invitation notifications. Is there a way to just get a notification from the ...
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Why does Google Books app need so much storage space? [on hold]

I've used Google Books app on an Android device for a long time and I've noticed one very odd thing. Google lets you upload your pdf and epub files to their cloud for your own private use on a phone ...
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Figure out why the “System” process on Android is using a lot of CPU [migrated]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Lollipop. My phone was feeling sluggish. Using an app called "OS Monitor", I see that the "System" process (not to be confused with "Android System") is using ...
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Looking for Android app for Remote Control PC (Windows) [closed]

Requirements: 1) Working through Local Network (preferably). I need this for fast connect to my PC. Apps like TeamViewer or Google Remote Desktop has to long connect to my PC (probably because of ...
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How to reorder, add or delete home screens in the native Droid Maxx launcher? [migrated]

When booting up the Droid Maxx and not using a custom launcher, there are five swipe screens by defualt. Is there a way to reorder, add or delete screens? Usual two finger pinching or twirling has no ...
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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 ...
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Can i use android processor like folding@Home to boost an old laptop?

Android devices are so powerful today you can virtually use it as a stand-alone desktop. I have an old Acer 5515 laptop with a single core AMD processor and I also have a quad-code android and i want ...
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How to use the Dropbox Camera Uploads only for new pictures I take

I need to quickly start uploading new pictures I take on my Android device to Dropbox, and for efficiency purposes I need it to automatically upload as soon as I take the picture. However, as soon as ...
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Jenkins slave and ccache

My jenkins connects to its slave (ubuntu) via ssh. I followed all possible instructions on installing ccache on the slave, I put "export USE_CCACHE=1" in every possible place, I have linked compilers ...
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How to answer iPhone calls on Android or vice-versa [closed]

I have an Android Device, however, recently I acquired a "work" iOS device. Now even though I have to keep the iPhone on me I would like to leave it in my bag and just forward the calls to my Android, ...
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Cannot directly transfer files beetween 2 or more android devices using LinuxMint

I have LinuxMint on my PC, I plugged in 2 android phones in the USB slots and when I try to copy/move files 'into' the device SD card it shows, Error while copying "File_name". But it works if ...
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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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Trying to get ADB command in Linux (for copying timestamps) to work with spaces in names

Using Linux Mint 13, I have been trying to ADB copy files and directories to a connected Android over USB. Need to preserve the timestamps. (I am aware that in Unix, only Time Modified is stored). ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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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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How can I determine the IP addresses allocated by DHCP on a router that I'm connected to?

This "router" is not a typical situation. I'm using my phone as a hotspot and can only configure a select number of DHCP options. I can manage the limit on how many devices/clients can use my phone ...
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Android on Virtual box RESET every time i boot

I have Virtual box 4.3.6 installed on my pc and I have done all things correctly in order to run Android Jelly Bean and KitKat (4.2.2 & 4.4). All things are right and after full installation of ...
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Can't access wi-fi server from my wired connected computer

I am trying to access the address of a server I started on my Android phone, the address is 192.168.100.8:8000 and the phone is connected to internet via Wi-Fi (on the router at home). Now, my pc is ...
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Connection of Android to Windows 7 using Hosted Network

I am basically attempted to share my wired LAN connection on my Laptop to my Phone. Even if I cannot share the connection but can just connect from my phone to the Laptop it would do for me. I have a ...
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adhoc networking in decentralized way

I am trying to create a adhoc network in which I am going to use one or more android devices to connect to laptop(s). Say laptop A, laptop B, Mobile C, Mobile D. I rooted one of my android device and ...
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How can I sync calendars and contacts across platforms while *not* using a related email address?

Okay, this one is super complicated, but I'll try my best to be clear and concise. I am trying to help a user get his accounts together. The user has the following hardware: iPad Android phone ...
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AnkiDroid doesn't detect apkg file in the requested location [migrated]

I have Android v. 4.1.1 and my AnkiDroid version is 2.3.2. I have downloaded a deck (.apkg file) and I would like to import it into AnkiDroid, which requires me to place the file into a specified ...
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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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How to set terminal size in Android adb shell?

When I connect to Android using "adb shell" and run certain commands such as "vim" or "mc", they are restricted to a "window" of 25x80 characters. Since I'm connecting from a desktop computer where ...
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Force windows incomming VPN connection to use Proxy

My target is to observe all the Network traffic from my Android device without rooting it: I installed charles proxy on my pc an endabled the socks proxy I created an "New Incoming Connection" on my ...
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Sharing Android Phone's WiFi connection with OSX

Is it possible to tell OSX to connect to an Android phone (Sony Xperia Z2) via BlueTooth / USB and use the WiFi connection that's setup on the Android phone? I've tried to setup Bluetooth PAN on the ...
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Android app with ssh-copy-id ability

As the titles says, I would like to copy my ssh key to the server and afterwards disable root password login for security reasons. I'm using JuiceSSH but it seems to lack ssh-copy-id for the free ...
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TCP packet issue with 802.11ac but not with 802.11n on an Android Nexus 6

I have an Android Nexus 6 that connects to my computer via an ad-hoc network. When my phone connects to the 802.11n card (TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N), the bytes are sent with no issue; verified with ...