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Month: February 2013

Connecting Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB Debugging mode

Connecting Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB Debugging mode

I am working on Android application development for mobiles and tablets. I faced issue in connecting Kindle fire and Kindle Fire HD in USB debugging mode in my Linux machine to work with Eclipse IDE. Both are not in same way.

Connecting Kindle Fire in USB debugging mode in Linux

1. Connect the device with the system using USB

2. Type lsusb in terminal and check whether you are able to identify the device as “Lab126”

3. Open etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file

sudo gedit etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

4. Paste the following line in the file

SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”1949″, MODE=”0666″, GROUP=”plugdev”

5. Chmod of the rules file

chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

6. Open home/username/.android/adb_usb.ini file in edit mode. Add the following lines in the file manually. Don’t copy and paste. You will get issues on spaces.

0x1949
0x0006

7. Run adb kill-server

8. Run adb start-server

9. adb devices

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Connecting Kindle Fire HD in USB debugging mode in Linux

This is simple.

Go to Settings-> Click more settings in top right ->Security ->Enable ADB.

That’s it!

 

Copying contacts from Nokia Symbian mobile to Android mobile

Copying contacts from Nokia Symbian mobile to Android mobile

Finally, I moved to Android mobile. I faced issue in importing all the contacts from Nokia mobile to Android. I tried with Nokia OVI suite and PC Suite. Both allows me to export every single contacts in a .vcf file. You can import that file into Android contacts easily. But the problem was I had around more than 1000 contacts in my mobile. It is not an easy work to import each contact separately. There is an easy way to overcome that.

Export all the contacts into separate .vcf files. And then compress all the contacts into single .vcf file and import. The option /B is to mention that it is binary file. That’s it.

copy /B *.vcf all_contacts.vcf

Now send the file through usb or mail to your mobile and import into your contacts.