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Old 04-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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MOTOROLA Droid on my Linux


I was wondering if there was a way to mirror my droid onto my linux where I can control everything right from my computer and if so what is the code to do so?

I've heard of a way to do it that app programmers use from what I understand but it doesn't even have to be that elaborate. Just something that I can access my apps with, text, play my games, etc. Just like I was using the phone itself.

I would like to do this because I use my droid as my modem and when its hooked up to the computer as a modem it tends to interrupt the signal when I text or take a call. If it's possible I appriciate helping me through it and if it's not possible then we must find a way and trust me Im not knowledgable enough to figure this one out on my own. Lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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App programmers are using a virtual environment that emulates that model phone to do their development work on. It's not a real phone, it's not linked to a real phone, it can't text or call, etc. All it can do is pretend to be a phone so that they can test their apps.

You might be able to run some kind of VNC server on the phone and connect to it on the computer, so that you can operate the phone remotely from the computer, but I'm not sure how this, or what you're asking, would solve the problem of the tether being interrupted when you text or call. What service do you have? Many cell networks are not capable of simultaneous data and voice service, which would explain the data interruption when you take a call.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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I use verizon but its not just the interruption but Id like to use my apps on a bigger screen since I don't have an HDMI capable tv and also using other apps on my phone. It was just a thought. I would love to be able to not have to switch from computer to phone and just do everything from a window on my desktop when Im plugged in. Like I said, it was just a thought I had and wasn't sure if such a thing or line of code exsisted.
 
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The problem is that texting (SMS) is tied to your phone number and SIM card. You can't do this from a computer unless it's linked to the phone (like through some kind of VNC remote control).

If you ignore the texting part of your question, you're basically asking how to run your Android apps from a regular Linux PC. Since I have no experience with Android, I can't really answer that, but I would be surprised if some kind of Android emulator didn't exist.

Maybe something like this?
http://developer.android.com/tools/help/emulator.html

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Once I figure out what it all means it looks like this may be what I was looking for. I just need to figure out how to initiate it and get it working. Thank you!
 
  


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