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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 do I send SMSes from my computer through an Android phone?

I have an HTC Hero Android (European version) unlocked phone. Is there an app that will let me type away all my text messages on my PC and send the SMSes directly from the PC through my phone? I'm ...
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How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone?

How to use PCs' internet connection on Android phone ? I want to use it for surfing and downloading apps from Google Play . Reverse tethering works for surfing but not for downloading apps . Device - ...
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How can I sync Android with iTunes?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with iTunes. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management. Same question targeted at the Zune Sync Android with Zune ...
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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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Internet connection sharing over WIFI without modifying LAN adapter IP address

I have an Android phone (non-rooted Sony Ericsson ST15i) that I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop's wired Ethernet connection (linked to my university network, that uses an ...
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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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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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Prevent Windows From Creating New Network Names when Tethering with Android

How can I stop Windows 7 Home Premium from creating new network names each time I tether my Samsung Tablet to my Laptop using Androids USB Tethering Option? Yesterday, it was Network 10. Each time I ...
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Can I sync books I didn't buy from Amazon via Kindle app?

I have the Kindle app both on mac and android, I want to know if it's possible to sync the books that I have on android over to mac and vice versa as well as the last page I viewed? Some books weren't ...
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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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Mobile Phone Browser Emulators/Simulators

I work in QA in a .NET shop and recently part of my testing process has started to involve testing our company website on mobile devices. At least one of our techs uses an HTC Desire. After tons of ...
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Why don't applications update by calculating difference?

I have Ubuntu computers and an Android phone, and it's always perplexed me why the default update manager on Ubuntu and Google Play on the phone don't update existing versions of applications by ...
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Share internet connection from windows to android via bluetooth

I have an internet connection via ppoe, which works on my pc. My pc is connected to the router via wifi, and I don't think I have a second wifi card (and I don't have an ethernet cable - so I can't ...
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How to enable virtualization without using bios?

I am using android studio.I want to run my app on simulator but it is asking me to install intel haxm,.When i install intel haxm it says that vitualization is not enabled/.To enable virtualization i ...
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Is there a PC equivalent for the Android 'Wifi Analyzer' App? [closed]

I'm using the Wifi Analyzer app on my phone a lot at the moment as I need to set up and test some wireless networks. For people unfamiliar with the app, i've posted some screenshots of the app that I ...
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'No such file or directory' error in bash, but the file exists?

On Ubuntu, I get a 'No such file or directory' error when I try to execute a command. I have checked with ls -la , the file adb is there and it has 'x' flag So why I am getting a 'No such file or ...
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How do I physically find a wifi device using a laptop or mobile phone

Okay, so I have lost my tablet somewhere in my flat and have been searching for hours already. It is an Android device, which seems to have wifi enabled (responds to pings), but doesn't seem to react ...
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Files from Android to Windows 8.1 pc

i would like to transfer some pictures from android phone to my windows 8.1 laptop over a bluetooth, but even when i paired the devices i don't have on the bt icon in windows buttons to send or ...
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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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Is Bluetooth tethering slower than WiFi?

I'm tethering a Galaxy Nexus (running Android 4.0) with my Macbook Pro (2009 model, running Mac OS X 10.7). What's the difference between Bluetooth and WiFi tethering in terms of: latency bandwidth ...
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How to run an Apache Tomcat Webserver on my PC and access it from a real Android Device?

What I have I have a Tomcat 7.0 server running on my Windows 7 PC and I have a dial up internet connection. IP I get on whatismyip is 117.xxx.xxx.xxx. I want to use this machine to test my Android ...
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How to ping an IP address from an Android device? [closed]

Is there a way to ping an IP address from an Android device (like an Arc S or LG PRADA)? Is there a Android built-in application or am I to download an app for my task?
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how can I get around the 0x80030001 error when trying to copy files from a set of search results in Windows Explorer?

I'd like to search for mp3 files in a subfolder on my Android phone and copy them to my computer so I can listen to them. These are podcasts. When I use Windows Explorer to do this I get this error ...
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Play phone's music wirelessly through computer's speakers

I want to avoid buying a bluetooth speaker, and would rather use my computer's speakers to play my phone's audio. This would allow me to control music from the native music app on my phone (Android, ...
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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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Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow in VirtualBox doesn't start

I succesfully installed android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso in VirtualBox but the VM doesn't start. This is my GRUB: If I start the VM with the first option I get error Failed to find cpu0 device node. I ...
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How to install Android OS and Android Apps on PC? [closed]

How to install Android OS and Android Apps on PC ? If possible , android 4.0.3 .
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What are my best options to recover data from a faulty SD micro card (used in an Android cell phone)?

My wife is having troubles while syncronizing the data from the SD micro card of her LG android phone to her portable pc. It keeps remaining stuck forever at a given photo (#21). I tried to access it ...
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No Internet connection in Android-x86 4.2 ISO on VirtualBox

I installed Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8. Then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86. After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from the ISO, I could run it, but the ...
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Android can read my MicrosSD card but Windows cannot

I have recently bought this MicroSD card. The disk was working nicely with my both Android device and Windows PC (through its built-in MemoryCard reader). This is what I have done to cause the ...
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Linux alternative to Microsoft Continuum (Android/Debian vs. Ubuntu) [on hold]

There are two systems in the "opensource-world" to 'replace'/fit Microsofts Continuum (use of a handheld device as phone/desktop at the same time). MaruOS (currently available as CustomRom for mainly ...
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How can I send SMS from my PC using my Android Phone (Galaxy S3)

I've been a long-time Nokia fan, but finally succumbed to the Samsung Galaxy S3's amazing screen, & Android's Open community. One feature I use a lot (about a hundred times a day...) is Nokia PC ...
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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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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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Sharing Wifi-internet access via bluetooth

I'm on an extremely strict wireless network, which locks down one machine to one account. [Hotel wifi] Is there a way that I can share the Wifi connection with my android tablet via bluetooth? ...
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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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TF101 Android: Image block device via adb

I have an Asus TF101 tablet running Android ICS. I am trying to image the entire internal flash file system onto my desktop via adb. The problem is that the image I am obtaining appears to be ...
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How can I sync Android with Zune?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with the Zune software. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management.
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Decrypt file on SD card of Samsung phone encrypted by Android 5.0

My Galaxy Note 4 does't recognize the encryption on my SD card anymore. I can't open any file. Now, since I have the password, I thought I could decrypt them myself, with Android Java or with C++ on ...
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Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow in VirtualBox:installation stuck on GRUB

I'm trying to install android-x86-6.0_20160129.iso in VirtualBox but the installation get stuck at Do you want to install boot loader GRUB Some background: The VM was created from the Ubuntu 32-...
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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 cm-...
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FFMPEG convert image to video displays only black screen

FFMPEG convert image to video displays only black original question, I've posted the question as a guest and can't put the edit.. so I created a new one I'm using ffmpeg4android to use ffmpeg ...
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What exactly will hiding my router's SSID achieve and can all of my devices connect to it?

To expand on the title, if I hide my SSID, does this mean devices (excluding advanced network tools) will not be able to see it in a normal WIFI search, or does it mean something else? Also, if I do ...
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Is there a way to download Android apps to my PC?

I want to download an Android app to look at what's inside, but I don't own an Android phone. Is there a way to download the file (I'm not sure of the name, on iPhone it's a .ipa) using just a PC?
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How to connect win7 laptops and android device using wifi

I have two laptops running Windows 7 and one android 1.6 device (apad). All of them support wifi. I have one 3G USB modem. I want to: Connect USB modem to one laptop. I can access internet on this ...
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Internet via tethering: How to limit PC internet usage? [duplicate]

Occasionally, I need to tether my android phone to my laptop to get internet. I have very little mobile internet (500MB /month) and it can disappear very quickly. I need a few tips on how to use force ...
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FFMPEG convert image to video displays only black [duplicate]

I'm using ffmpeg4android to use ffmpeg commands in my android app. I'm using this command to convert a single image file into a video of 30 seconds length: ffmpeg -y -r 1/30 -i /storage/emulated/0/...
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Running WhatsApp in Fedora

Is there any way I can run WhatsApp on Fedora? There are Android emulators like BlueStackApps for Windows and Mac, but I haven't found one for Fedora or Ubuntu. Is there any such that will allow me ...
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VPN help for Android

I have an Android application that talks to a server app running on grails (Groovy on Grails). Android app basically establishes a connection with this address: url="http://192.168.2.53:8080/tma/...