Help for Android

Google has an operating system called Android. Click here to check it out. Anyways, I downloaded the desktop emulator and cannot get it to run!! I just get a mobile phone shaped window that says Android right in the middle of it. Can anyone give me any advice?

Topic by dla888   |  last reply


Android Question? Answered

I have an Archos 5 tablet, which is not Google certified, so I can't get market place on it.  Does anyone know how I could watch netflix streaming on it without installing it through market place?  Thanks!

Question by thegeeke   |  last reply


Android 4.4.2

Alrighty folks, its been a while since i've been in the instructables community.... I apologize for my absence. Anyways, on to my question. My mother and I both have Samsung Galaxy s3s with android 4.4.2, and I am able to set a new lock pin, change lock type, or even disable mine. She, however, cannot do so on her phone. I've looked myself, and it seems all other options for the lock screen are "grayed out" and unable to be selected. All we want to do is disable the lock screen on her phone. Anybody know why this is happening or what I can do to help her out?

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instructables.com on android?

I was just wondering if there was such an app, if not is someone willing to port the iphone one to android devieces? This would be soooo sweet ^^

Question by ChaoticScientist   |  last reply


Nrf24L01+ and Android

Hi, Is a simple way to communicate nrf24L01+ and Android Smartphone? Best,

Question by Roberson JuniorF   |  last reply


Android Sign in

I cna't sign in to my account on the Android app. Galazy S5.   I am automatically on there as a guest, and if I favorite something, it asks me to sign in, and it will favorite it on my account, but if I do anything else, it signs me bak out again. I can't sign in or stay signed in at all with the Android app. any advice or fixes wouldb e great.

Question by adenda2   |  last reply


Android on HTC?

I really need help, i just bought a HTC touch pro 2(second hand) and it can't send messages, I'm assuming that's cause it's an AT&T U.S. phone that was unlocked when bought. I live in Cambodia (S.E Asia), and I really need help, how can I get text messaging to work again? I'm fine if I don't get it back, and i just was just wondering if I were to put android on it, would it restore the texting feature? I NEED URGENT HELP!

Question by bmcarthur-bolton   |  last reply


Android USB OTG?

How to measure voltage at micro usb port on android with multimeter???

Question by PavleP   |  last reply


Select Android phone. .?

Friend to the site, all Android phones. Do not know how to choose. . .http://www.smartphonespascher.com/

Question by 敏王 


Android on Raspberry Pi???

Hey Instructablers! I was wondering if it is possible to put Android software on a Raspberry Pi? if not could you put ubuntu on it??? just wondering... Thanks to anyone who responds!!!!!!

Topic by jackjackboom   |  last reply


Android Stepper Motor?

So I am working on controlong shades in my house with my android phone and my arduino over bluetooth. i was thinking on using a steper motor to act as a gear to open and close the blinds. could anyone help me with any toturials or a link to any documentation involving bluetooth stepper control? Plese help.

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android stick pc ? Answered

Hi every body , i have 2 questions about the pc stick, these days im planning to buy a laptop , so i searched for an android laptop and i found the amazing android mini stick  pc , bu i have two questions about it , can i use it as a laptop using linux operating system , can i use photoshop and photo editing softwares easily , and photoshop its really what i need , and without it i cant do anything , and the second question is there small screen to connect the stick with it and the both of the stick and display will be portable just as a laptop. wich is bets the mk0808 or the minix thanks waiting answers!!

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Amarino: Arduino and Android!

Take a look: "Normally smartphone events are tightly coupled to your phone device itself. When your cell phone is ringing, your phone speaker plays a ringtone. When you get a new text message, your phone displays it on its screen. Wouldn't it be thrilling to make thoses phone events visible somewhere else, on your wearable, in your living room, on your robot, in your office or where ever you want it to occur? Or would you like to use your smartphone sensors, like the accelerometer, light sensor, compass or your touchscreen to control other devices? 'android meets arduino' is a toolkit, basically consisting of an Android application and an Arduino library which will help you to interface with your phone in a new dimension. You can build your own interfaces almost without any programming experience. " I would love to see what kind of instructables come out of these kinds of projects! Amarino

Topic by frenzy 


Android App issue

Have had an ad come up when I get on the site suggesting I download the new app for my mobile device. I can't download it as my tablet mfgr (Nabi2) doesn't have an agreement with Google Play. Any chance you might offer it through Amazon also? I am not experienced enough with Android system to try work arounds. Thanks...

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Random videos on Android? Answered

On roughly a bimonthly basis, I find random advertisement videos downloaded in my "All Videos" file on my Android Milestone X. Is this the result of an app, or is it a default thing for Androids? I'd like it so that it stops happening, though it is more of an annoyance than a serious problem.

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Robosapien android control? Answered

Ive recently found some different hacks for wowwee's Robosapien and these have inspired me to dig out my old one and see what i could do. One thing i want to start with is controlling it with maybe an app on my android, ive found a few different websites  with different ways to go about this but none was what i wanted. Ive found these two projects ( here and here) and i wondering if anyone could help me bridge the two (the coding still gives me a headache), of if you have a different way to go about it.  Thanks in advance

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Untouchable Android Device?

Hey,  So i am in a turkish school and the Turkish National Education Ministry (Milli eğitim bakanlığı) gave half the schools in turkey educational tablets for free. But the goverment cant just not touch anything.... These tablets (writing this post with one of them now) are on what i am declaring ANDROID LOCKDOWN. (actually sounds catchy) They have deleted play store, disabled the ability to install apks on them, made the bluetooth as expensive as a paperwieght.. And connection with a computer?? Trust me dont even go there. So the question is *İs there any possible way to install apks WİTHOUT rooting??* Help me please The tablets are General mobile e tab 5 Android 4.4 kitkat octa core 1.7 ghz 2 gb ram 32 gig memory. İt pains me to see them like this..

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Android Password Saver

The result of boredom. Numbers layer tells you what each dot is labeled. The x-y layers represent the paths. X is the first dot, y is the one you move to after that. Just make the layers visible. I didn't bother making any long diagonals because I didn't feel like it and they're hard to use anyways. I find it useful to load a jpg on my miniSD so if I forget, I can go back and see what it was before I unlocked it. (I know it's overdone, but if I'm going to be using it all the time, I might as well make it pretty)

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free android apps

I have a website that hosts new android apps for those developers who don't want to pay the $20 licensing free. this site will then allow you to distribute the app around with your friends and family. so far i only have 2 apps. what i want to know is if there is a community of developers who want to publish there apps on a site like this. also if any members  of the instructables community will want to put any of there apps on this site it will be much appreciated my email address is jordaan0@gmail.com the website is http://ljlabs.co.za/android.aspx

Topic by kjordaan 


Android program menu

Hello, I am trying to program my electrify M to Pageplus. I have seen no flashing tool that supports the phone. Can I program my phone with program menu like this? https://plus.google.com/115059760247096945617/posts/hbWJ1f64434 P.S. my phone is unlocked.

Question by jbaker22 


ITEADLIB_Arduino_WeeESP8266 android response

Im planing to do a project that using Arduino+esp8266 with android device, at first my code was something like this. #include #define DEBUG true SoftwareSerial esp8266(9,10); // make RX Arduino line is pin 2, make TX Arduino line is pin 3.                          // This means that you need to connect the TX line from the esp to the Arduino's pin 2                          // and the RX line from the esp to the Arduino's pin 3 void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600);   esp8266.begin(9600); // your esp's baud rate might be different   pinMode(11,OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(11,LOW);   pinMode(12,OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(12,LOW);   pinMode(13,OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(13,LOW);   pinMode(10,OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(10,LOW);   sendCommand("AT+RST\r\n",2000,DEBUG); // reset module   sendCommand("AT+CWMODE=1\r\n",1000,DEBUG); // configure as access point   sendCommand("AT+CWJAP=\"Arsalan Wifi\",\"arsalan123\"\r\n",3000,DEBUG);   delay(10000);   sendCommand("AT+CIFSR\r\n",1000,DEBUG); // get ip address   sendCommand("AT+CIPMUX=1\r\n",1000,DEBUG); // configure for multiple connections   sendCommand("AT+CIPSERVER=1,8080\r\n",1000,DEBUG); // turn on server on port 80   Serial.println("Server Ready"); } void loop() {   if(esp8266.available()) // check if the esp is sending a message   {     if(esp8266.find("+IPD,"))     {      delay(1000); // wait for the serial buffer to fill up (read all the serial data)      // get the connection id so that we can then disconnect      int connectionId = esp8266.read()-48; // subtract 48 because the read() function returns                                        // the ASCII decimal value and 0 (the first decimal number) starts at 48      esp8266.find("pin="); // advance cursor to "pin="      int pinNumber = (esp8266.read()-48); // get first number i.e. if the pin 13 then the 1st number is 1      int secondNumber = (esp8266.read()-48);      if(secondNumber>=0 && secondNumber<=9)      {       pinNumber*=10;       pinNumber +=secondNumber; // get second number, i.e. if the pin number is 13 then the 2nd number is 3, then add to the first number      }      digitalWrite(pinNumber, !digitalRead(pinNumber)); // toggle pin         String content;      content = "چراغ ";      content += pinNumber;      content += " is ";      if(digitalRead(pinNumber))      {        content += "ON";      }      else      {        content += "OFF";      }      sendHTTPResponse(connectionId,content);      // make close command      String closeCommand = "AT+CIPCLOSE=";      closeCommand+=connectionId; // append connection id      closeCommand+="\r\n";      sendCommand(closeCommand,1000,DEBUG); // close connection      Serial.print(connectionID);     }   } } /* * Name: sendData * Description: Function used to send data to ESP8266. * Params: command - the data/command to send; timeout - the time to wait for a response; debug - print to Serial window?(true = yes, false = no) * Returns: The response from the esp8266 (if there is a reponse) */ String sendData(String command, const int timeout, boolean debug) {     String response = "";     int dataSize = command.length();     char data[dataSize];     command.toCharArray(data,dataSize);     esp8266.write(data,dataSize); // send the read character to the esp8266     if(debug)     {       Serial.println("\r\n====== HTTP Response From Arduino ======");       Serial.write(data,dataSize);       Serial.println("\r\n========================================");     }     long int time = millis();     while( (time+timeout) > millis())     {       while(esp8266.available())       {         // The esp has data so display its output to the serial window         char c = esp8266.read(); // read the next character.         response+=c;       }      }     if(debug)     {       Serial.print(response);     }     return response; } /* * Name: sendHTTPResponse * Description: Function that sends HTTP 200, HTML UTF-8 response */ void sendHTTPResponse(int connectionId, String content) {      // build HTTP response      String httpResponse;      String httpHeader;      // HTTP Header      httpHeader = "HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\nContent-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8\r\n";      httpHeader += "Content-Length: ";      httpHeader += content.length();      httpHeader += "\r\n";      httpHeader +="Connection: close\r\n\r\n";      httpResponse = httpHeader + content + " "; // There is a bug in this code: the last character of "content" is not sent, I cheated by adding this extra space      sendCIPData(connectionId,httpResponse); } /* * Name: sendCIPDATA * Description: sends a CIPSEND=, command * */ void sendCIPData(int connectionId, String data) {    String cipSend = "AT+CIPSEND=";    cipSend += connectionId;    cipSend += ",";    cipSend +=data.length();    cipSend +="\r\n";    sendCommand(cipSend,1000,DEBUG);    sendData(data,1000,DEBUG); } /* * Name: sendCommand * Description: Function used to send data to ESP8266. * Params: command - the data/command to send; timeout - the time to wait for a response; debug - print to Serial window?(true = yes, false = no) * Returns: The response from the esp8266 (if there is a reponse) */ String sendCommand(String command, const int timeout, boolean debug) {     String response = "";     esp8266.print(command); // send the read character to the esp8266     long int time = millis();     while( (time+timeout) > millis())     {       while(esp8266.available())       {         // The esp has data so display its output to the serial window         char c = esp8266.read(); // read the next character.         response+=c;       }      }     if(debug)     {       Serial.print(response);     }     return response; } but then i chose to use library code for esp8266 and i use this link ITEADLIB_Arduino_WeeESP8266 now i have problem that i dont know how can i get a response message back to my android device, also this is my code using library, (i know its really noobish code cuz im new but... it work atleast :D ) #include #include "ESP8266.h" #include #include LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2); //moshakhas kardane pin haye LCD SoftwareSerial mySerial(7, 8); // moshakhas kardane pin haye wifi ESP8266 wifi(mySerial); String msg; #define SSID        "Arsalan Wifi"  //UserName wifi #define PASSWORD    "arsalan123"  //Password wifi String pinnum; int count= 0; void setup() {   lcd.begin(20, 4);       Serial.begin(9600);   pinMode(9,OUTPUT);   digitalWrite(9,HIGH);   String IP;   Serial.print("setup begin\r\n");   lcd.print("Connecting to Wifi");   delay(3000);   Serial.print("FW Version: ");   //  Serial.println(wifi.getVersion().c_str());         if (wifi.setOprToStation()) {         Serial.print("to station ok\r\n");     } else {         Serial.print("to station err\r\n");     }     if (wifi.joinAP(SSID, PASSWORD)) {         Serial.print("Join AP success\r\n");         Serial.print("IP: ");               Serial.println(wifi.getLocalIP().c_str());         IP = wifi.getLocalIP().c_str();         lcd.setCursor(0, 1);         lcd.print("Join AP success");         lcd.setCursor(0, 2);         lcd.print("IP: "+IP);     } else {         Serial.print("Join AP failure\r\n");         lcd.setCursor(0, 1);         lcd.print("Join AP failure");         lcd.setCursor(0, 2);         lcd.print("Contact Administrator");     }      if (wifi.enableMUX()) {         Serial.print("multiple ok\r\n");     } else {         Serial.print("multiple err\r\n");     }     if (wifi.startTCPServer(80)) {         Serial.print("start tcp server ok\r\n");         lcd.setCursor(0, 3);         lcd.print("Server Ready");     } else {         Serial.print("start tcp server err\r\n");         lcd.setCursor(0, 3);         lcd.print("Server Setup Fail");     }     if (wifi.setTCPServerTimeout(10)) {         Serial.print("set tcp server timout 10 seconds\r\n");     } else {         Serial.print("set tcp server timout err\r\n");     }           Serial.print("setup end\r\n"); } void loop() {    uint8_t buffer[128] = {0};     uint8_t mux_id;     uint32_t len = wifi.recv(&mux;_id, buffer, sizeof(buffer), 100);     if (len > 0) {         Serial.print("Status:[");         Serial.print(wifi.getIPStatus().c_str());         Serial.println("]");                 Serial.print("Received from :");         Serial.print(mux_id);         Serial.print("[");         for(uint32_t i = 0; i < len; i++) {             Serial.print((char)buffer[i]);             msg = "";             msg += ((char)buffer[i]);                         if (msg == "p")             {               count=1;                                         }                          if (msg != "p" & count ==1)             {               if(msg =="i")               {                                 count++;               }               else               {                                 count = 0;               }             }             if (msg !="i" & count ==2)             {               if (msg =="n")               {                 count++;               }               else               {                 count = 0;               }             }             if (msg !="n" & count ==3)             {               if(msg=="=")               {                 count++;                               }               else               {                 count = 0;               }             }             if (msg != "=" & count==4)             {               Serial.print(msg);               pinnum =msg;               count = 0;             }                     }         Serial.print(pinnum);         Serial.print("]\r\n");         int pin = pinnum.toInt();         Serial.print(pin);         digitalWrite(pin, !digitalRead(pin)); // toggle pin            String content;      content = "چراغ ";      content += pinnum;      content += " is ";           if(digitalRead(pin))      {        content += "ON";      }      else      {        content += "OFF";      }                 if(wifi.send(mux_id, buffer, len)) {             Serial.print("send back ok\r\n");         } else {             Serial.print("send back err\r\n");         }                 if (wifi.releaseTCP(mux_id)) {             Serial.print("release tcp ");             Serial.print(mux_id);             Serial.println(" ok");         } else {             Serial.print("release tcp");             Serial.print(mux_id);             Serial.println(" err");         }                 Serial.print("Status:[");         Serial.print(wifi.getIPStatus().c_str());         Serial.println("]");     }   }

Question by Arsalan Ahmadi   |  last reply


Android-controlled Android statue

Hideyuki Takei and Reo Matsumura have made this very cool Android statue that can be controlled by an Android app. Very nice. karakuri via MAKE

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Android Games to Symbian Games

    I have built games for android, but now i need to make it compatible on Symbian phone. Are there any tools to convert android games to symbian games? Thanks!

Topic by valeriavetralla   |  last reply


Arduino control via android

The arduino board needs to be controlled from My android mobile..!! is there a solution for controlling the arduino from the android mobile through any means like USB,Bluetooth or Internet...!!??

Topic by rraja2   |  last reply


Android, connect laptop to tablet?

I would like to manage my tablet via my laptop, at present it doesn't see anything except photos.

Question by bigbbubble   |  last reply


Android custom soft keyboard?

Android custom soft keyboard? I'm trying to create my own custom virtual keyboard for Android. Tackling small problems. Can someone help me? 1) How can I customize the colors, the shapes of the keys on a keyboard? 2) Can I change the font of the labels of the keys on the keyboard? 3) Can I put the icons instead of the characters on the popup when you long press? Here is my code: Thanks!

Question by tommyhansen 


Cut n Paste with Android?

Annoyed with droid. Cut n paste feature...   when pasting, a long press will cause a " paste" icon to pop up... SOMETIMES... but icon will disappear if you press longer than 0.72 second, or thereabout.  Is there a more reliable paste option with android?  It often takes 5 or 6 tries to get that 0.7  plus or minus 0.02 second sweet spot.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Android tablet vs YouTube Answered

Fewer and fewer YouTube videos (such as those embedded here) are working on my Android tablet. I'll see the usual frame image, but as soon as I hit play, more and more of them just become black rectangles. It's not the videos themselves, as they play on a Windows netbook or an iPod, or in the Photon browser I just downloaded. Has YouTube changed the way it plays videos,  or has Android been updated in a way that is not YouTube friendly? I want to keep using the Android browser, rather than the Photon, partly because all my bookmarks are in the defsult browser, and partly because Photon is horrible to use.

Question by Kiteman   |  last reply


BUG...Android Nexus 7

Hi since instructables started using CAPTCHA i can no longer post comments on my android ,Nexus 7  device it does not show the CAPTCHA at all i love the moblie version of Instructables so would really love if the brainiacs behind the mobile verion could fix it  :)

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Instructables Android Beta Testing

Instructables Android Beta Testing Dear Instructables users, Are you using our Instructables Android app? In order to make our products better, we sincerely invite you to join our Android R1.3 Beta testing. We appreciate your feedback and will take your comments and feedback into serious consideration. With Instructables Android R1.3, we include a number of enhancements, complete with: - Explore, Categories, Contests and Following are now available by swiping in the home screen. - Access easily for searching Instructables. - Redesigned creating new Instructable (1) Updated create instructables Help guide (2) Add multiple images from Gallery (3) Easily reorder, add, delete your images within each step (4) Reorder, add, delete steps from Overview page (5) Share published instructables directly to your Facebook wall - Viewing an Instructables (1) Expand All step images (2) Easily follow author (3) Easily share, comment and like (4) Pinch to your preferred text size (5) Higher resolution Image - User profile - Sidebar menu - Walkthough for introducing Instructables - Redesigned Sign in/Sign Up - Easily manage and modify your local or web Instructables - Added Feedback In order to use R1.3 Beta build and join Beta testing, you need to install the build from my dropbox , it will override your current build. After the testing, you can uninstall the test build and install back to latest build on Google Play and wait till we publish our R1.3 release build in near future. We are seeking your feedback in areas listed below: 1. What do you like comparing to the current 1.2.1 Android app? 2. What areas do you feel we could continue to improve in future? 3. Any new feature request for future Android releases? 4. Any problems you are experiencing? Please feel free to provide any screenshots, images and or details in the support to help us to make Instructables Android a better experience. Please email your comments, suggestions and/or ideas to android@instructables.com Big thanks and look forward to hearing from you all Best Regards, Instructables team

Topic by Android_Instructables 


Converting my Android in a monitor

Hi everybody, one single question, Is posible convert my Android phone in monitor for a mini-camera cctv? The extended question. I would like when I go to birding to use my phone connected at a mini camera cctv (by example like this) for I can to see some caches, holes, nests too much high and similar. An version of this application but very very simple, only the monitor mode. Is posible connect and show a cctv camera to Android usb? Thank you

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Bluetooth Arduino+Android Help

Hey everyone, so I cam currently working on a project that is a Android Bluetooth controlled  Door lock with the Arduino. Ive searched a lot online for information on how to setup/config the arduino to my android device (tablet/phone). Ive seen plenty of instructables here on how to do such a thing, but none of them seem to be clear for me. Here is what I am trying to do: Send commands from my Android device to the arduino that will output a signal to an electronic door lock. Im not asking for someone to do this for me, just want some documentation / Beginner Tutorial on what has to be done to communicate the two together via bluetooth. All the help possible would be greatly appreciated! :)

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Instructables Android Beta Testing

Dear Instructables users, Are you using our Instructables Android app? In order to make our products better, we sincerely invite you to join our Android R1.3 Beta testing. We appreciate your feedback and will take your comments and feedback into serious consideration. With Instructables Android R1.3, we include a number of enhancements, complete with: - Explore, Categories, Contests and Following are now available by swiping in the home screen. - Access easily for searching Instructables. - Redesigned creating new Instructable (1) Updated create instructables Help guide (2) Add multiple images from Gallery (3) Easily reorder, add, delete your images within each step (4) Reorder, add, delete steps from Overview page (5) Share published instructables directly to your Facebook wall - Viewing an Instructables (1) Expand All step images (2) Easily follow author (3) Easily share, comment and like (4) Pinch to your preferred text size (5) Higher resolution Image - User profile - Sidebar menu - Walkthough for introducing Instructables - Redesigned Sign in/Sign Up - Easily manage and modify your local or web Instructables - Added Feedback In order to use R1.3 Beta build and join Beta testing, you need to install the build from my dropbox , it will override your current build. After the testing, you can uninstall the test build and install back to latest build on Google Play and wait till we publish our R1.3 release build in near future. We are seeking your feedback in areas listed below: 1. What do you like comparing to the current 1.2.1 Android app? 2. What areas do you feel we could continue to improve in future? 3. Any new feature request for future Android releases? 4. Any problems you are experiencing? Please feel free to provide any screenshots, images and or details in the support to help us to make Instructables Android a better experience. Please email your comments, suggestions and/or ideas to android@instructables.com Big thanks and look forward to hearing from you all Best Regards, Instructables team

Topic by Android_Instructables 


some help with android please...?

Just got myself an 8" Archos arnova 8 tablet with Android 2.1. Purpose is mainly reading PDFs, Office documents, viewing pictures, listening to MP3s en doing some light internet, all for travel.  The user manual was very brief. I need some simple apps: PDF and office reader. Nowhere is says how to install. Some sites like appslib and android market want me to have a paypal account, even though I will only need a few free apps. I might use my 8Gb micro SD card to get it via my computer, but really have no idea what I'm doing. Someone knows a nice tutorial for people totally stuck in the Windows/desktop age?

Question by BobS   |  last reply


Arduino & Android UDP communications?

I have an arduino running a UDP server program and it works fine. I have been able to confirm it receives data and responds with a string by using an app which sends & receives UDP messages. I am trying to run a UDP client on an android tablet through Eclipse (java). I have imported java.net and java.io and Eclipse does not show any errors with the code. The software seems to timeout after a long period when the following line is executed: Socket mySkt = new Socket("192.168.1.20",8888); .......even though this is the IP address and port I am able to confirm through the app. Does anyone have any ideas or very easy sample code to get this to work? Or are there any ways of testing the socket connection? Thanks,

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Upgrading the Charging Capabilities of an Android

I would like to know how difficult it would be to swap out the charging port on an S4 for the new hyper charging ports on the new Droid Turbo. I know there is not a lot of free space with in the cell for mods. And I am assuming that the hyper charger is smaller. That being said the tools for a repair swap out do not seem that difficult to master. What else would be needed to make this project successful, a power converter? Basically I want to see if its possible to take the outdated cells people would normally throw away or trade and mod them into something of desire for a cheaper price. Thank you for your time Instructable Community 

Topic by Ragestine   |  last reply


Building Android from source?

I am planning on building Android from source from AOSP for my phone. I went through all the stuff and procedure.  Update: My device under consideration is Asus Zenfone C (ZC451CG),  While going through this process do I have to worry about kernel compatibility issues. My phone is currently running 4.4.4 kitkat, and I am going to compile marshmallow 6.0 for it. Will the drivers be compatible with the later.   The following link attaches to the software site of my phone with firmware, source, kernel and other stuff. Just provided if you wanted to see http://www.asus.com/in/Phone/ZenFone_C_ZC451CG/HelpDesk_Download/ This is my first time doing it, so any help is deeply appreciated. :D Don't worry about the performance of system or speed of internet, they are ample.

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Android and windows 8 Bluetooth

Well here is my problem, I have seen the many awesome things on instructables that you use an app preloaded on an SD card to control an arduino through a Bluetooth module. But I might get the new windows 8 phones and I don't see any windows 8 phone projects. I would assume that I could easily connect to the Bluetooth module and but what about the app.? Does anyone know where I could possibly find a tutorial?  Please help! 

Topic by broskiz 


arduino and android tablet question

 i want to buy a tablet, was on the verge of the ipad 2''i ,but saw that android is making nice with arduino. costco has the xoom wifi at a decent price, any suggestions or should i just get tthe ipad2 for now and maybe a cheap archos android 2.1 for arduino projects, or unlocked android on t mobile freqs, now that i think they have  data prepay cards. ideas.

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how can I update android on a android phone? Answered

I will be getting a phone from my mom with android 2.3.3  it is a hand-me-down so is there a way and is it easy?

Question by nerd7473   |  last reply


which language have to use for project on android mobile os which application to choose?

Im in final year of IT engg n i want to do project n Android mopbile os i want some guidance about which lang to use n which app to choose please help me.....

Question by santosh walsetwar   |  last reply


android phone issues, insufficient memory, have 32gb sd card, please help

Hi there, I am soooo totally lost.  I tried to follow the directions for the android phone but don't even know where to find anything you are talking about.  Is it possible to tell me where everything is to begin with?  I keep receiving the error can't download insufficient memory, I have a 32gb sd card and only 5 apps are on it because my phone will not let me send to sd card so my google updates won't install and so therefore I cannot get the apps I want on my phone bc of no space.  Please help me start from point 1.  I am not a technical person so I'm not understanding the directions you are giving.  Any assistance will be most appreciated.

Question by mamachau   |  last reply


I FELL INSIDE WATER [the beach] WITH MY TECNO M3 IN MY POCKET?

Please, am so confused right now. I fell inside the water with my phone in my breast pocket and I ignored it since it didn't really touch the phone. When I got home, I found out it was WET and so I removed everything and dried it in the sun for two days, I turned it on and luckily it worked. BUT THE PROBLEM IS-IT IS NOT RESPONDING TO TOUCH!!! PLEASE HELP,AM SO WORRIED

Question by temiah   |  last reply


Run of Android Tablet and Laptop without Battery

Whether it is possible to run  Android Tablet and Laptop with AC Adapter only after removal of battery

Topic by kghosh47   |  last reply


How to connect Android 4.1.2 with arduino

I made some programs for arduino and android to connect android with arduion via blutetooth. There are the programs  http://pastebin.com/i6h7RA1Y http://prntscr.com/5fstug(programs made in MIT app inventor,ony for switching on and of diode). This program work on HUAWEI G730-U00 with older android version,but on Sony Xperia GO with 4.1.2 android i can't connect phone and bluetooth module HC-06. Someon know what is the problem?

Topic by bojan851   |  last reply


Videos are not playing in Instructables android app.

Videos which are embedded with the insructables are not playing, when i clicks on the it, the thumbnail of video is opening but not video. 

Topic by JunezRiyaz   |  last reply


connect android with arduino via wifi ?

Hello can anyone help  i need t create small project  the project is an application on android mobile that can turn on or of led in arduino uno  i have bought arduino uno an arduino uno ethernet shield  so i need to know how to create wifi connection between them  in code please 

Question by almo0oshakes   |  last reply


Android games on External SD Card???

Good day I use a Samsung Galaxy S Duos ( GT-S7562 ) and i have less than 1,8 gigabytes of app space and 512 megabytes ram so its better to install apps on sd card. But i still have 1 yr. warrenty and i dont want to root. Help me please??? Thank you & good day

Topic by Doc Penguin   |  last reply


Raspberry Pi and android surround sound Answered

Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to use a Raspberry Pi as a bluetooth surround sound transmitter, and multiple androids as a bluetooth speaker? Is there a plugin card for the Raspberry Pi that can transmit to multiple bluetooth devices at once if the device can handle splitting the audio in the first place? Thanks for any help

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