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Android emulation for my smartphone
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FACE
2017-01-26 14:18:46 UTC
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I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".

Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?

When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.

There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.

FACE
FACE
2017-01-26 14:24:56 UTC
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:18:46 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, FACE
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
I want to operate the LG K3 from my windows 7 PC. What do i need to do this?


FWIW, I have an operable Virtualbox application on my PC already.

FACE
Wolf K
2017-01-26 14:52:14 UTC
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Post by FACE
On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:18:46 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, FACE
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
I want to operate the LG K3 from my windows 7 PC. What do i need to do this?
FWIW, I have an operable Virtualbox application on my PC already.
FACE
Can you see the device in Explorer? If so, you can see and copy/move
whatever it has stored (images, music, etc), and you can also copy data
to it. AFAIK, all Android smartphones can be accessed as storage devices.

If by "operate" you mean "use as a phone" or "use any of its apps from
the PC", basically what you'd need is a method of communication between
the two devices that goes beyond sharing stored data. I don't know of
such app and driver.

HTH,
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Wolf K
https://kirkwood40.blogspot.com
It's called "opinion" because it's not knowledge.
FACE
2017-01-26 21:44:11 UTC
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:52:14 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, Wolf K
Post by Wolf K
Post by FACE
On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:18:46 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, FACE
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
I want to operate the LG K3 from my windows 7 PC. What do i need to do this?
FWIW, I have an operable Virtualbox application on my PC already.
FACE
Can you see the device in Explorer? If so, you can see and copy/move
whatever it has stored (images, music, etc), and you can also copy data
to it. AFAIK, all Android smartphones can be accessed as storage devices.
No.
Post by Wolf K
If by "operate" you mean "use as a phone" or "use any of its apps from
the PC", basically what you'd need is a method of communication between
the two devices that goes beyond sharing stored data. I don't know of
such app and driver.
HTH,
yes. Thanks for the response.

FACE
Paul
2017-01-26 15:24:39 UTC
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Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
The people here, "think like users". You may find
a method that works here.

http://www.howtogeek.com/195607/how-to-get-your-android-device-to-show-up-in-file-explorer-if-it-isnt/

Paul
FACE
2017-01-26 21:47:25 UTC
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:39 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, Paul
Post by Paul
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
The people here, "think like users". You may find
a method that works here.
http://www.howtogeek.com/195607/how-to-get-your-android-device-to-show-up-in-file-explorer-if-it-isnt/
Paul
Thanks. Headed that way now......


FACE
FACE
2017-01-26 22:05:39 UTC
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:24:39 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, Paul
Post by Paul
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
The people here, "think like users". You may find
a method that works here.
http://www.howtogeek.com/195607/how-to-get-your-android-device-to-show-up-in-file-explorer-if-it-isnt/
Paul
Thanks, Paul. The minor "try this" area there helped me tremendously if i wanted to
transfer photos, music, etc.
VanguardLH
2017-01-26 21:20:29 UTC
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Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
You don't need to root your smartphone; however, most remote control
software requires enabling Developer mode in your smartphone, enabling
Debugging Mode, and then enabling USB Debugging mode. The remote
software on the PC communicates via USB to the app on the smartphone.
Bluetooth can also be used for a wireless setup but it'll be slower.

One solution is the Vysor App for Chrome. I have Chrome installed but
it is used only for troubleshooting when Firefox has problems (which is
rarely). I don't like Chrome, especially since it takes over half a
dozen add-ons to acquire features already present in Firefox.

http://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/fully-control-your-android-device-from-any-computer-0164097/

I've not tried Teamview for Mobile.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamviewer.teamviewer.market.mobile

The one that I tried for a while was AirDroid. It worked okay but
eventually I got rid of it. It was more of a toy and experiment. After
a month, or two, I found that I didn't really care to control my
smartphone from my desktop PC. It's been many months so I might revisit
the app later.

https://www.airdroid.com/

I remember looking at Mobizen at the same time. I opted for AirDroid.
Something about Mobizen that I did not like but don't recall now.

https://www.mobizen.com/

I have a Samsung. They have their own SideSync app. Never used it.
Only remember disqualifying it as a candidate for remote control
software when I was researching that type of software. Maybe LG has
something of their own.

In your Subject, you mention emulation. In your message, you mention
drive letter. So which are you really looking to do? Emulate your
smartphone on your desktop PC (for remote control of your smartphone) or
just use some file explorer program on the PC to look at the files on
your smartphone?
FACE
2017-01-26 22:14:02 UTC
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:20:29 -0600, in alt.windows7.general, VanguardLH
Post by VanguardLH
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
You don't need to root your smartphone; however, most remote control
software requires enabling Developer mode in your smartphone, enabling
Debugging Mode, and then enabling USB Debugging mode. The remote
software on the PC communicates via USB to the app on the smartphone.
Bluetooth can also be used for a wireless setup but it'll be slower.
One solution is the Vysor App for Chrome. I have Chrome installed but
it is used only for troubleshooting when Firefox has problems (which is
rarely). I don't like Chrome, especially since it takes over half a
dozen add-ons to acquire features already present in Firefox.
http://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/fully-control-your-android-device-from-any-computer-0164097/
I've not tried Teamview for Mobile.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamviewer.teamviewer.market.mobile
The one that I tried for a while was AirDroid. It worked okay but
eventually I got rid of it. It was more of a toy and experiment. After
a month, or two, I found that I didn't really care to control my
smartphone from my desktop PC. It's been many months so I might revisit
the app later.
https://www.airdroid.com/
I remember looking at Mobizen at the same time. I opted for AirDroid.
Something about Mobizen that I did not like but don't recall now.
https://www.mobizen.com/
I have a Samsung. They have their own SideSync app. Never used it.
Only remember disqualifying it as a candidate for remote control
software when I was researching that type of software. Maybe LG has
something of their own.
In your Subject, you mention emulation. In your message, you mention
drive letter. So which are you really looking to do? Emulate your
smartphone on your desktop PC (for remote control of your smartphone) or
just use some file explorer program on the PC to look at the files on
your smartphone?
Paul's solution allowed file sharing, but i am looking for actual emulation -- it is
arduous for me to use that tiny virtual keyboard. So, yes, i am looking for
emulation.

Honestly, it is easy enough to transfer files via gmail. For any really large files
i would use my computer, initially.

I will let the emulation idea sit until i really need it.
VanguardLH
2017-01-27 06:49:38 UTC
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Post by FACE
I will let the emulation idea sit until i really need it.
What do YOU mean by emulation? I gave several examples of how to see
(emulate) the smartphone but on your PC. Do you mean you just want to
see the smartphone's files by having the popup appear asking how you
want to access the smartphone? If so, you might have to change the USB
mode of the smartphone as a device type. There are 2 USB modes: PTP and
MTP (where MTP is an extension of PTP). See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picture_Transfer_Protocol
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol

Settings -> Storage -> More menu (3 dots)

That's where it is on some smartphones. Might be somewhere else. You
didn't mention what Android OS version you have. It may also not be
visible at all (which is my case under Android 4.4.4 but I could swear
the USB mode choice was there before). In that case, dial *#0808# to
bring up a hidden screen.
FACE
2017-01-27 19:37:26 UTC
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:49:38 -0600, in alt.windows7.general, VanguardLH
Post by VanguardLH
Post by FACE
I will let the emulation idea sit until i really need it.
What do YOU mean by emulation?
Complete operation from the PC,
VanguardLH
2017-01-27 22:57:22 UTC
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Post by FACE
Post by VanguardLH
Post by FACE
I will let the emulation idea sit until i really need it.
What do YOU mean by emulation?
Complete operation from the PC,
Okay. Already gave examples of how to do that.

Jesper Kaas
2017-01-27 05:12:20 UTC
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Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
I have "LG On-Screen Phone" on my PC. With that program it was
possible to operate a LG G2 from the PC. Think I got the program for
LG's web. Never used it except for testing that it worked, and it
looks like it does not work for my LG G4.
Post by FACE
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
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FACE
2017-01-27 19:36:30 UTC
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:12:20 +0100, in alt.windows7.general, Jesper Kaas
Post by Jesper Kaas
I have "LG On-Screen Phone" on my PC. With that program it was
possible to operate a LG G2 from the PC. Think I got the program for
LG's web. Never used it except for testing that it worked, and it
looks like it does not work for my LG G4.
Thanks. Now, I know it is out there. That is what i am looking for but it is not
as important as it was a few days ago.
Art Todesco
2017-01-27 13:18:57 UTC
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Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
I don't know about the USB port, but I do know it is possible through
bluetooth. With my Panasonic cordless phone (Link to Cell feature) I
can make and answer calls on the my Android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy
S5). In the Panasonic manual implies that it works with most but not
all cell phones. Don't know if this will help, but you can search for
software to allow linking from PC to cell using bluetooth.
FACE
2017-01-27 19:39:35 UTC
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:18:57 -0500, in alt.windows7.general, Art Todesco
Post by Art Todesco
Post by FACE
I can hook up the cable from my LG K3 smartphone to my Windows 7 PC and the
"Computer" section of control panel shows a cellphone icon and the LG K3
identification as a "portable media device".
Cabled as described, what else do i need in order to operate my phone from my PC?
When i cable it i get the new device "bloop" sound, but not the dialog box such as
when i hook up an external drive.
There is no drive letter assigned by Win 7.
FACE
I don't know about the USB port, but I do know it is possible through
bluetooth. With my Panasonic cordless phone (Link to Cell feature) I
can make and answer calls on the my Android cell phone (Samsung Galaxy
S5). In the Panasonic manual implies that it works with most but not
all cell phones. Don't know if this will help, but you can search for
software to allow linking from PC to cell using bluetooth.
Thanks. Bluetooth keeps coming up. Right now i have a paired speaker but i know
that the bluetooth capabilities go far beyond that.
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