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So what I'm hearing is "Hey guys we'd really like you to start using free, unlimited alternatives like Airdroid. Thanks."
Not important at all. I use a Macbook, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet together and never have any issues. I still receive 90% of the features of Handoff using apps like AirDroid and Pushbullet. They work so well I forget they're third-party.
Personally I don't think there's nearly as much to gain from keeping everything in the same ecosystem as some users would lead you to believe.
I never text with Pushbullet, and the copy/paste is nice but was never, ever reliable, so all the main part of Pushbullet I want to continue using is notification mirroring so I get pings on my laptop when my phone is charging or whatever. Is there an alternative for that?
Edit: Airdroid does notification mirroring. I'm also trying to find something that does universal copy and paste that doesn't look terrible.
The major issue with pulling data directly off the device that shows up in File Explorer/Finder/etc, is that you don't get any app data. Meaning if you had a lot of WhatsApp conversations, game saves, etc, it won't copy over unless it's already stored on the sdcard.
Do you know if you've ever turned on ADB by chance? If so, you can pull the current screen via ADB.
adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/screen.png
adb pull /sdcard/screen.png
adb shell rm /sdcard/screen.png
Also you can issue touch commands via adb as well:
adb shell input tap x y
Whereas x & y respond to the coordinates on the screen (which you can check via the screenshot method above).
Also using this method you can also install applications like AirDroid and pull files that way if you're not familiar with how to pull files via adb.
And of course there's hundreds of third-party apps that automate all of this as well, but I don't have any suggestions.
I like Airdroid's interface. Install it on your phone then go to [link]
Pushbullet's integration into Chrome is amazing as well.
ArchWiki to the rescue!
I prefer AirDroid, since my Tablet is not always recognized by libmtp and I don't have to manually mount it.
AirDroid allows you to install apps, add photos and music, and a whole bunch of other things with a beautiful GUI from your computer.
Never had this particular problem. Try using AirDroid to connect your phone to your laptop over local wireless.
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I had a similar problem when I tried transferring music to my phone.
Now I just use Airdroid it's fast, easy and work's every time.
I use the app on my phone and extension on my Chromebook.
I've moved vault files back and forth on my android phone several times by simply manipulating the number in the filename, it worked fine for me.
As always, take backups.
Just change the filename from Vault1.sav to Vault2.sav and it should be moved.
I normally use AirDroid for this.
This app has a LOT of other options, but it also allows you to text from your computer. And, the computer client is web-based, so you can use it on any computer without installing anything.
There are actually quite a few options as far as that's concerned. The most popular seem to be AirDroid and PushBullet. Both handle desktop SMS functionality perfectly, as well as a huge amount of other features.
I've been using Android + OS X for a couple of years now and I've never had any issues.
You could format the SD card to EXFAT using a PC (not totally sure, but I think you have to do it on a PC for it to work properly) and then it will recognise files larger than 4GB. EXFAT is a good file system to use, not the best; but for storage of large video files on a phone means it is perfect for this use.
I found out that you can also use android air to transfer files larger than 4GB directly to the SD card, although I have had it fail 1st time maybe 1/10 I tried copying; it did work after retrying immediately however.
Also if you have a fast network, fast transfer speeds. here is the link to Android Air You also need the desktop app.
Hope this helps!
You could try Airdroid - [link]
This is what I used to use which allows you do kind of "use" your phone from your PC. Now I use Pushbullet cuz it rocks the casbah.
I recommend setting up an AirDroid account, installing AirDroid on her phone (hide the app from the launcher), signing into the account, and set it to require no confirmation, start service on launch (I believe this setting is set by default), and also disable notification icon (all in the settings menu of the app). I suggest installing AirDroid on your own phone and making sure you know how to set it up and where exactly the settings are before attempting to do it on your wife's phone while she's in the shower. Then while she is still connected to the wifi at your home, just type in the IP address of her phone (displayed on the AirDroid screen) on your computer followed by :8888 to access AirDroid. From there, you can click on messages and access all the messages she's sent/received. Copy and paste them to a text document and you're good to go.
> I know of Google play music, but I don't wanna waste my data listening to music.
With GPM, you can download albums/playlists for offline listening, so you don't waste data if you download the albums/playlists when you want to listen to them.
Maybe try AirDroid if you want to transfer files over wifi.
I had this problem happen a long time ago. I never really fixed it (went back to stock after having it rooted and still didn't work) so I looked for other solutions. For transferring pretty much any file on my phone (music, pictures, etc) I've been using airdroid. It's wireless so it should work for you. I think it tells you to download a program for your desktop but simply putting web.airdroid.com works as long as you have airdroid on your phone.
Even if you figured out how to make the USB connection show up on your computer, Win32 Disk Imager probably wouldn't recognize the SD card inside your phone. Your best bet is to figure out how to extract the img file and move the resulting files to your SD card via FTP or an app like AirDroid.
Or spend some money and get this.
Install AirDroid. It's great for wireless file management.
I'm sorry I should have specified. You don't need to download the application on to your PC its web based. Go to this link [link]
As long as your phone is on and connected to 4G(unless you have 4G downloading disabled) or WIFI it will automatically download the app to your phone once you hit the install button. This happens remotely. Give it a couple minutes to make sure it downloaded and installed correctly then go to web.airdroid.com on your computer and sign in with the same gmail account used to sign into google play / used to download the app. At that point it will sign you in and it will see your phone over your local network and you'll have access to your phones pictures.. texts.. internal storage and more. You can even reply to your text messages and see who's calling you.
I'm 90% sure this will work I don't remember needing to set anything up on the phone itself once the app is installed. If you're gmail account is linked to your phone airdroid will just default to that. All you gotta do is sign in with a computer to connect to it.
Transferring data via USB was always really unreliable to me ever since we got forced to use MTP (invisible files, random disconnecting etc). Just use an app like AirDroid to transfer data between devices via Wi-Fi. It works that much better.
Install airdroid for Android ([link]) then connect the phone to any WiFi your laptop is connected to. Follow the app instructions and then you should have access to upload, download etc from/to the phone.
Or why not use Pushbullet?
I don't think VPN is the kind of thing you're looking for what you mean Is a Remote Desktop client, tight VNC might work for what you need.
For transferring files Try airdroid. [link]
It will do what you need, I think. You need some type of a wireless ADB to be able to push Apks to a device on the same network though. I've used one to do that with my fire stick.
I don't use fancy stuff like AirDroid, I just install a bog-simple FTP server on the phone, install an FTP client on the computer (like FileZilla) and connect to the phone when both are on the name network.
Airdroid lets you manage your Android from any browser on your network, including transferring files. It seems to be faster than the specialised FTP servers too.
Install Airdroid from your PC to get the messages off.
The tricky part is launching the app and connecting to wifi - an OTG cable will let you plug a mouse in for input and an MHL cable will output video to a HDMI monitor/TV, but I don't think they can be used at the same time.
well.. it's the 21st century, being hacked is like EXISTING, it's gonna happen no matter how many secure walls one creates, it's intrinsic to the evolutionary process we are going through.
but I agree, they didn't handle it very well. And you know what, you're fucking right, I'm tired of waiting for the bozos at Teamviewer to fix a simple problem. It's been more than 4 years, basically they decided to not support CyanogenMod and now LineageOS
found this, and it's working great = [link]
What type of phone do you have? There are apps you can install on your PC and phone that will allow you to send text messages through your phone. Two popular apps for this are Pushbullet and AirDroid. Just as long as your phone is compatible too as I don't know what you are using.
Hopefully this is what you were asking for or sort of asking for.
For Android users, you can download Airdroid app on the phone ([link]). On the PC, connect to your phone with your browser. It's also available for iOS.
Airdroid - Only storage permission is needed for that functionality. So If you don't use other features, You can disable other permissions of this app.
Ok so you can install AirDroid directly from your PC via the Play Store. Install it on your new Pixel also, so you can press the exact same locations to configure it. It might be tricky but if you do it well you can have it configured pretty quickly. Then when you have access to your screen again, do your things.
I've run into something similar when trying to delete a folder. If I drill down, I can delete the contents therein, but the folder remains.
Download another file manager. I used to have an ASUS phone and it worked pretty well.
I just use Air Droid to clean things up and transfer files.
Yes there is this app you can download that works with your computer that allows you to transfer/add stuff to your phone or in your case download stuff to your computer.
you'll need to log in using the same information, select your phone and now you should be prompted onto a desktop version of your phone stuff. It's pretty self explanatory from there but there are folders that give you everything from
messages (any sms you send)
apps (apps on your phone)
photos (this is what you're gonna look for)
From there just click the photos icon and download whatever your heart desires. You can even drag files from your desktop to your phone. I use this to drag music on my computer or even tv shows that I want to have on my phone to watch whenever I can.
> Is it possible to receive or send text messages through Linux? I have an AT&T iPhone. If it's not possible through iPhone, what about Android?
I just looked into this and there's a Android app called AirDroid that has a browser presence (accessible on the local network) and an Android user interface, and it can launch an SMS message from Linux (or from any local network browser) via the phone.
Naturally there are more examples of SMS from the Linux desktop, this is just one example, fairly easy to get working.
Not sure what you mean by "wirelessly sync"?
If you have an Android phone and the Google+ backup is enabled, all your pictures are already showing up in the Photos app in your Nexus 9 as you can see.
Other than that, you already synced everything up when you entered your Google account in the setup phase. Your Google account and services are always synced across all your Android devices.
If you mean accessing the filesystem in your tablet from your PC, you can do that as well through WiFi or using the USB cable. For Wi-Fi almost every file manager will have the option, but you'll probably enjoy something like AirDroid.
I had the same issue when I upgraded to Windows 8. HTC Sync wasn't supported, so I use AirDroid now.
I know you're looking to do this over USB but I am going to suggest an app to help you out. You can use AirDroid to transfer files from your phone to a computer using WiFi, which actually may be faster than using MTP (Media transfer protocol) over USB. The only requirement is that both devices are on the same WiFi network, and that devices are allowed to "talk" to each other. If this is your home WiFi, you'll be fine, workplace and public WiFi will usually restrict that for mobile devices.
Here is the Play Store link for the app:
The app basically starts a website running from your phone that will allow you to transfer files, send and receive text messages, and a few other features. I know this probably sounds like an AD but I use it all the time and it's my go-to for transferring files quickly.
I like Messenger especially after the upgrade, and as for texting through my computer, I have had no problems using Airdroid.
Use airdroid it can supposedly do this and much more, link but a warning, over 3g you're really going to see some performance and lag issues. Youll probably want lte/4g or WiFi for an optimal experience
I think what you really want is Airdroid. As long as your cellphone and your Mac are on the same network, you can go to the Airdroid website and send/receive texts there. It's also free.
I wouldnt expect wireless charging to help with the pc connection issue. If you dont want to change the ports you can use apps such as Airdroid [link]
to interface with pc for data transfer. But you will still need a usb connection for firmware updates and such.
I use AirDroid and noticed a couple days ago that there was a Baidu ad icon right in the web interface (that you view on your desktop). Then today Privacy Guard (in CyanogenMod) caught it trying to report my location twice.
Ctrl + F > "Airdroid"
It's an amazing app that allows you to text, transfer files, install apps, and even view the camera. All from a browser window. It's the most useful, lesser known apps, I could possibly think of.
It gets you notifications from your phone to your desktop. You can also transfer files between devices. And it's coolest feature is that you can copy stuff to your phone's clipboard from the desktop.
For people using android devices, I would suggest airdroid instead. It doesn't bounce your data and texts to an external server when it doesn't need to (i.e. when the PC and phone are on the same network).
I'm assuming that there are actual music files on the phone which you want to transfer. I only have my old Samsung Galaxy S3, but whenever I want to transfer files to or from my phone I'm using the AirDroid app. I haven't tried many other file transfer applications, but it works like a charm for me.
Depends on what you need to get off the phone, but you could try Air Droid before you buy anything.
I just can't remember how you pair it to see if you need to use the touch screen...
Im not sure exactly, but Airdroid might be able to do it. I know it can at least do popups on pc. Not sure about answering calls.
I suggest using Airdroid to transfer your files via LAN; if you have a decent router you will transfer files extremely fast.
They say there is a file size limit for free users; but it doesn't actually limit you.
I can't recommend this app enough for getting your apk to your phone: Airdroid. It has a companion app (web or desktop) that allows you to just drag and drop the apk to your phone, then just click to install.
I used to use AirDroid for transferring stuff over WiFi but that doesn't work if you have your phone set up as a hotspot.
Currently, I use Web PC Suite
I guess if you really wanted pip boy functionality on your Surface Pro 3, I guess a viable workaround would be to use a program like airdroid to mirror your smartphone or whatever onto the screen of your tablet.
I use Airdroid for any transferring of files or even organizing my phone when I'm tired of having to poke around where as I can get stuff done faster with a desktop.
AirDroid: File Transfer/Manage - Android Apps on Google Play
Airdroid. Lets you manage you Android device from your web browser (file manager, sideload apps, download apks, etc). Had some issues last time I used it with my Shield TV, but once you get past those its much easier to do more advanced things that are difficult on the TV.
I have a Nexus 4, and I exclusively use Macs at work.
I've been using AirDroid for a couple of years and it does everything I need. File transfer/browser etc. It does use WiFi though, so if you're without it's not much good.
There is also a desktop app that makes everything easier, but it's not essential.
Have a look: [link]
A lot of those android/pc tools are done well by Airdroid. Free file transfer, direct file management, call/text management, Find my Phone, app installation, phone info viewer, and all sorts of other stuff - All from pc using the downloadable client or the web client.
If you decide to try it out, the web client's url is web.airdroid.com. Use it with your google account for quick syncing with the app on your phone. I prefer it over the downloadable client because a past version wouldn't sync texts correctly. Could've been fixed since then though, idk
Seems right. Have you looked inside the "image" folders shown? I think those folders are for thumbnails of the original images. Enable "show hidden files" option on your PC.
I know it's not a permanent solution, but, get Airdroid from the Google Playstore. Wirelessly Look at Android file system from your PC and check that DCIM folder for past photos. You can also transfer the photos to PC if you happen to find them. Good luck!
Airdroid is an app that lets you manage your phone from your web browser via local network. It has a built-in screen recording feature with sound (although just speakers sound, not from the mic)
I have a nexus 7 2013 and use Ubuntu. I've used various other android devices also. In short mtp on Linux is a toy protocol that doesn't actually work, or at least never has for me for more than a tiny volume of data per connection. There are two options that do work. Both require a working android install:
Get the airdroid app and go to their website, you won't need any cable and I think its faster but try to get the version 4.1.2 because the last update don't work to me