Category Archives: Android

Connecting Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 on Linux (Mint)

First install Android tools:

sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb

Open file (create it if necessary):
/home/[your-username]/.android /adb_usb.ini

and add next line in it:

0x2717

Open file:
/lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules

and add next lines:

 # Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
 ATTR{idVendor}=="2717", ATTR{idProduct}=="ff68", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="audio", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"

Restart services:

sudo service udev restart

Now you should be able to see your phone’s storage when you connect it to your computer over USB cable.

INSTALL ADB AND FASTBOOT ANDROID TOOLS IN UBUNTU VIA PPA

Written by Andrew @ http://www.webupd8.org

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A package called “android-tools”, which comes with “adb” and “fastboot” command line utilities, has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories recently. I’ve got a request to upload this package in a PPA for older Ubuntu releases, so I’ve backported it to Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 and 11.04.

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Firefox 4 Mobile, Finally Released [Android And Maemo]

Written by Andrew @ http://www.webupd8.org/

Mozilla has finally released Firefox 4 Mobile for Android and Maemo (Nokia N900). You probably already know all the new features since Firefox 4 Mobile has been in alpha/beta for quite some time, but I’ll do a small recap:

  • Probably the coolest feature is Sync which you can use to sync your Firefox preferences, history, bookmarks, passwords and even tabs across other devices (including your desktop). Sync even supports custom servers.
  • Extension support
  • Lots of mobile optimizations are also available in the latest Firefox 4 mobile: pinch to zoom, resize text to fit the screen, volume rocker on Nokia N900
  • Save to PDF lets you save sites for offline viewing which is quite cool at times.
  • Share a page by email, Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader
  • Password manager
  • Tabbed browsing

And lots more. Check out the release notes for more info. Continue reading Firefox 4 Mobile, Finally Released [Android And Maemo]

Ubuntu Pocket Reference app for Android

 

By Joey Sneddon @ http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk

Being an avid user of Android I’m always on the hunt for Ubuntu related apps on the Market place.

A few days ago I came across ‘Ubuntu pocket reference’ – a free application for Android that claims to list  ‘the most popular and most useful Ubuntu/Linux commands.’

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