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Old 01-06-2014, 03:44 AM   #1
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Remote Controlling and Android phone from my Linux Box


Hi everyone,
something that I need some help as I am a newbie to cell phones and their operating systems.
Even though sending sms messages to my partners cell phone is with no cost, I just use skype (that has cost) as I do like that I write with my keyboard. Never in my life I have felt good with the cell phone keyboards... all are really ugly.

I was wondering if I can connect my android phone on my linux box (latest opensuse) and write my sms messages using my normal keyboard and then "ask" from the cell phone to send this. Is there something like that outthere?

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:10 AM   #2
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There are various apps that will do that, mysms.com has google chrome plugin that works on linux and sends sms from PC. You phone needs to be connected to internet for it to work though.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 04:10 AM   #3
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I just use a cheap bluetooth keyboard paired to the phone or tablet.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 06:41 AM   #4
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There is nothing that does not need internet connection (back to back connected with pc solution)
and I do not want to buy a cheap bluetooth keyboard...
 
Old 01-06-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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Airdroid. Install it on your Android phone, and you can control the phone from your PC. It does require a wifi connection, but not an internet connection.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 07:34 PM   #6
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sgosnell beat me to it, yes Airdroid would be a good option as it uses your web browser as it's interface. And it's free from the goole play store.

Airdroid video guide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z36qlnuseVw
 
Old 01-06-2014, 07:40 PM   #7
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i've used airdroid, kies-air, droid-vnc, ... all require wifi.

i havent had any luck with anything like:
Code:
service call isms 5 s16 "+1234567890" i32 0 i32 0 s16 "SMS TEXT HERE"
from the command line.

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:17 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for all the nice answers. I still do not understand why I can not such think over wire and it has to be wireless. In my office internet comes from the wire and there is no access point.... same at home.

Any ideas?
Alex
 
Old 01-07-2014, 10:55 PM   #9
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Phones don't have ethernet ports. Buy a cheap router, perhaps used, and you have wifi at home, without the need for wires, except for the one going into the router.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 03:59 AM   #10
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And why just not use usb cables to remotely control their phone while is charging too? Why is 2014 discussing about usb cables sounds too complicated?


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Old 01-08-2014, 04:04 AM   #11
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Can i install Linux application in android mobiles? Please tell me is it possible?
 
Old 01-08-2014, 08:55 AM   #12
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And why just not use usb cables to remotely control their phone while is charging too? Why is 2014 discussing about usb cables sounds too complicated?


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you can try something like this using adb from a terminal:
Code:
service call isms 5 s16 "+1234567890" i32 0 i32 0 s16 "SMS TEXT HERE"
 
Old 01-08-2014, 08:58 AM   #13
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Can i install Linux application in android mobiles? Please tell me is it possible?
yes, as long as it is compiled for the target arch (probably arm) and all dependancies are met (which they probably wouldnt be).
it wont be as easy as a sudo yum install vlc

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Old 01-11-2014, 05:11 AM   #14
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stumbled on this, maybe of use:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1776177
 
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:13 AM   #15
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Hi thanks
I have kept searching this.. but surpisingly noone thought of doing something so simple... sad face
 
  


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